Student Athletes Shine on National and World Stages

On Top of the World: SVVSD Student-athletes shine on national and world stages

St. Vrain Valley shines as model of innovative curriculum done right

Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call >>

Patty Quinones doesn't want to know what kids want to be when they grow up, but instead what problems they want to solve in their lifetimes.

"We want kids to be very, very prepared for their futures," said Quinones, the St. Vrain Valley School District's assistant superintendent of innovation.

Longs Peak Middle School students learn cybersecurity basics

Longs Peak Middle School eighth-grader Carmen Oliveros started coding in elementary school and now is tackling protecting computers from hackers.

"It's opened a whole new world of computers," she said. "I'm learning a lot of cool security ideas."

Carmen is one of about a dozen students learning to combat online threats in the Longmont school's new cybersecurity club.

St. Vrain seeks to grow teacher rolls by sparking students' interest

The St. Vrain Valley School District is tackling a statewide teacher shortage by creating a grow-your-own program for high school students.

New SVVSD program takes aim at the educational achievement gap armed with fun

Can you give a definition for 'prehensile?' The preschoolers at Burlington Elementary School can, thanks to a novel approach developedin Boulder, for expanding the vocabulary of young kids. 

Known as Big Word Club, Shane DeRolf, a Boulder-based children's author and producer , created the web-based program after doing some research into the achievement gap between children of different socioeconomic backgrounds. 

St. Vrain Valley School District sells last round of bonds for construction projects

The St. Vrain Valley School District recently sold its second and last round of bonds from its $260 million capital construction bond issue.

Northridge Elementary wins Colorado Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education

Northridge Elementary School's plans for an outdoor classroom for students and the community just got a $15,000 boost.

The Longmont school recently won the $15,000 Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education, with the school planning to use the money to design and build an outdoor space.

The $15,000 prize, presented by Ball Corporation, was awarded to Northridge as an "outstanding example of science, technology, engineering and math education."

CU brings astronomy lessons, portable planetarium to Frederick High School

CU students spent Tuesday at Frederick High School, teaching astronomy lessons and leading presentations in an inflatable planetarium.

They covered astrobiology, black holes and how scientists find planets outside the solar system, along with giving students a tour of the cosmos in the planetarium.

St. Vrain Valley School District RE-1J Credit Rating Upgraded to AA+ by Standard and Poor's. St. Vrain Issues Remainder of 2016 Authorization at Low Interest Rates

St.Vrain Valley School District RE-1J achieved a credit rating upgrade from Standard & Poor’s from “AA” to “AA+” and issued the remaining $60.34 million of bonds from its $260.34 million of voter authorization in 2016. The sale on September 19 was for a 5-year bond maturity, shortened from what was initially planned to be a 14 year schedule.

St. Vrain Valley Innovation Center provides new opportunities for thousands of students

Remember being bored out of your mind in high school, wondering when you were ever going use the knowledge they were force feeding you. Well, those days are over for students in the St. Vrain Valley School District thanks to the new Innovation Center.