Longs Peak Middle School students learn cybersecurity basics

Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call >>

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."

St. Vrain’s Senior Volunteer Program Enters Seventh Year

The St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Senior Volunteer Program is once again available for the 2018-2019 school year. The program began in November 2012 to welcome seniors and individuals with disabilities into our schools and provide them financial assistance with their county property taxes. Up to 200 participants will be paid a maximum of 40 hours at $11.10 per hour for a total of $444 between January 2, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

High Schools Launch Annual Fall Theater Performances

St. Vrain high school students across the district have spent countless hours during and after school in preparation for their school's fall theater production. Watch our students' showcase their talent and hard work. Performances are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.

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

Originally published in the Daily Camera >>

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

Originally published in the Times-Call >>

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. 

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

Originally Published in the Times-Call >>

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

Originally posted in the Longmont Times-Call >>

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.

CU brings astronomy lessons, portable planetarium to Frederick High School

Originally posted in the Longmont Times-Call >>

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

Originally published in the Daily Camera >>

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.