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St. Vrain Valley School District program wins 'One in a Melon' award

In business attire and high heels, Angela Tagtow, a high-ranking government official from Washington, D.C., is not your typical substitute teacher, but kindergartners in her nutrition mini-class at Flagstaff Academy didn't seem to notice.

As executive director of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion at the United States Department of Agriculture, Tagtow oversees federal dietary guidelines, including the iconic food pyramid that was replaced in 2010 by the "MyPlate" icon for healthy eating.

St. Vrain Valley Schools sees its highest ACT scores ever

Through a combination of teacher and student dedication, strong support from school and district leadership, and overall skills-based preparation, St Vrain Valley Schools has achieved its highest ACT scores ever with a composite score of 20.9, compared to the state average of 20.4. This score demonstrates a significant increase from previous years, but more importantly reflects the shared value that each and every student deserves the opportunity to leave our schools better prepared for college and the demands of tomorrow’s career landscape.

Superintendent's Update - October 2016

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

Fifth graders explore science and team building skills during annual outdoor learning experience

Every year, fifth grade students at Prairie Ridge Elementary spend three days immersed in the outdoors. At CalWood Environmental Camp, students stay from Wednesday to Friday, learning Homesteading and Orienteering skills. The idea came up two years ago, when staff wanted to create a signature event that fifth graders would remember. “We have kids from last year coming back and reminiscing about our trip to Cal-Wood.” says Jeff Cannon, a fifth grade teacher at Prairie Ridge.

St. Vrain Valley Schools partners with Discovery Education to support the district's Learning Technology Plan

St. Vrain Valley Schools has announced a new partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

Longmont's Skyline High students build shark measuring device for Boulder researcher

Two Skyline High seniors are fine-tuning an underwater shark measuring device that will be used later this month in research.

Alejandro Coronado and Marco Guerrero, who are part of St. Vrain Valley's aquatics robotics team at the school district's Innovation Center, created the device for Boulder-based Ocean First Institute executive director Mikki McComb-Kobza.

St. Vrain partners with Boulder County Parks and Open Space in backpack program

Roughly 50 backpacks were created through donations and partnerships

On Monday, October 10, at 9:30 a.m., staff and volunteers from the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department will visit third graders of Hygiene Elementary, located at 11968 N. 75th in Longmont, to kickoff St. Vrain Valley Schools’ new BoCo Parks Adventure Packs program.

Two SVVSD Elementary Schools Host Green Apple Day of Service with School Tours

Red Hawk Elementary in Erie and Eagle Crest Elementary in Longmont will host School House Walks during the Green Apple Day of Service – an annual event focused on K-12 schools and celebrated globally. Both elementary schools will showcase their implementation of green, healthy, sustainable initiatives with tours conducted at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24.

Take it from Longmont middle-schoolers: You can win the national app contest, too

Last Thanksgiving, while most Altona Middle School students were at home eating turkey and shopping on Black Friday with their families, Rachel Su, Advika Jayanti, Jeffrey Hew, Sterling Gardner and Carolyn Qiu bundled up in warm clothes and headed to their school’s computer lab.

At 83, SVVSD's longest-serving employee is still driven

Talking with 83-year-old John Zielinski, one might conclude that teaching teens to drive must be the secret to a long, vital life.

An educator with St. Vrain Valley School District for 48 consecutive years, Zielinski taught physical education, general science and driver education at Erie High School before becoming district driver education coordinator in 1988.

Prior to relocating, Zielinski, who holds a master's degree in education from California State University, Los Angeles, taught for 10 years in California, where he met his wife, a former English teacher.

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