As we move closer to the end of another outstanding year in St. Vrain Valley Schools, I want to take a moment to recognize the achievements and growth we have seen across our system. In the coming weeks, we will be championing the thousands of students who will be transitioning to kindergarten, middle school, high school or graduating with their St. Vrain Valley Schools diploma. It is through our outstanding educators, dedicated parents and unwavering community support that we have seen our students and schools excel to the highest levels of achievement.
My three teenagers are straight-A students, which means they can tell you all about Julius Caesar, how to find the area of a polygon, and the symbolism in To Kill A Mockingbird. But how strong is their emotional intelligence? How effective is their communication when they’re not using Snapchat? Can they lead others?
There’s an old saying that “To catch a thief, you have to think like one.” For five intense days, two teams of Niwot High School (NHS) girls rewired their thought processes to compete in a computer security challenge to thwart cybercrime.
March 14, 2018, 1:28pm | St Vrain Valley School District
Suddenly the door bursts open, your child runs inside and excitement fills the house. They move full speed towards the table as they throw down their backpack. Their hands cannot open the zipper fast enough. With confidence your child pulls out their recorder and songs stream into every room that can only be described as music to their ears. Although it may take many years for them to develop the skills to play in a world famous symphony, your child just discovered the love of music.
March 13, 2018, 2:42pm | St Vrain Valley School District
Studying for the math portion of the SAT has never been easier thanks to Beyoncé and a group of Frederick High School students.
Frederick High Senior Josephine Murphy and her classmates created a video to help students across St. Vrain Valley Schools solve upper algebra equations to the tune of Beyoncé’s “All the Single Ladies.”
“Now you really, really, really have to factor it,” the students sing. “Now you have to set up an equation and then you have to solve for two answers.”
March 13, 2018, 1:58pm | St Vrain Valley School District
For the third summer in a row, the Young Americans Center for Financial Education, a Denver-based pioneering nonprofit, will lead its award-winning, week-long Young Ameritowne on the Road Summer Camp, for students entering third through sixth grade, at Sunset Middle School.
The traveling camp is a recent innovation, bringing the camp, which covers financial literacy, local government and workplace readiness, from the Denver center to offsite locations. Students will attend one of two tracks, Junior Money Matters for incom
March 12, 2018, 4:23pm | St Vrain Valley School District
St. Vrain Valley Schools invites the public to review and provide feedback regarding the selection of a pilot program for the 2018-2019 school year in the area of High School Social Studies Advanced Placement and Elective courses. The committee has narrowed down the choices of instructional programs and would like the community to help make the decision on which programs to pilot.
Wednesday, March 14 from 2:30-5:00 in the Colorado Room at the Learning Services Center: 401 South Pratt Parkway, Longmont, CO.