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. 

Northridge Elementary wins $15,000 Succeeds Prize

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."

Innovation Center grand opening

Innovation Center grand opening: celebrating a bright future and boundless opportunity for the whole community

Superintendent Update - Advancing the Future

It has been an outstanding start to the 2018-2019 academic year and I want to express my deep appreciation to our community for your continued partnership and support in advancing student achievement. In Colorado and across the United States, St. Vrain Valley Schools is leading the conversation on how to build a highly-successful public education system that is not only giving our students a strong competitive advantage for their future success, but also having a significant impact on the economic growth and overall health of our community.

Northridge Elementary Wins Prestigious Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education

After a year of applications, interviews and anticipation, teachers and leaders supporting student engagement and growth at Northridge Elementary School walked across a stage at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Tuesday to receive a prestigious Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education. As over 1,400 applauded their achievements, the focus was still on the strength and achievement of ALL students.

Sunset Middle Embraces the 3E principles

Empowering an Engaged, Empathetic Community: Sunset Middle School #3E

Alumni Spotlight: Longmont High

Alumni Spotlight: Zachary Sunberg
Longmont High School, Class of 2007

What about high school serves as best preparation for your evolving journey called life? As 2007 Longmont High School graduate Zachary Sunberg can attest: everything. The important thing to remember is, accept and embrace the lessons of each and every experience and opportunity. You may not know how they’ll ultimately serve you, but chances are they will come in handy, provided you let them.

Beacon of Innovation: Innovation Center InvenTeam Sets a Shining Example

Beacon of Innovation: St. Vrain's Innovation Center InvenTeam Sets a Shining Example