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Area students head back to school

‘Cougars Creating Classrooms’ to expand opportunities for African students

St. Vrain's third P-TECH class getting a head start through summer classes

Summer Learning Encompasses Cybersecurity and Machine Learning Camps

33 middle and high school students are participating in week-long camps on cybersecurity and machine learning at Trail Ridge Middle School.

These camps are co-sponsored by St. Vrain Valley Schools, the University of Colorado Boulder and Northrop Grumman.

The three camps include:

  • Fundamentals of cybersecurity
  • Advanced cybersecurity
  • Principles of machine learning

“Part of why we do camps like this is to generate interest in these professions,” said Program Director, Axel Reitzig.

Mead Elementary Supports Summer Reading

Mead Elementary started The Summer Fun Reading Program this year that opens up their school library to the community from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday.

Recognizing the Town of Mead does not have a public library, Jennifer Stanich, a kindergarten teacher at Mead Elementary, developed the idea to open up their school library during the summer after attending a similar program at Fall River Elementary with her children.

Crayons to Calculators Supports St. Vrain Valley Students

Want to volunteer?

The Crayons to Calcualtors team needs support to stuff backpacks ahead of the start of the 18-19 school year. 

Please use this link to select the days and times you are able to help support students in our area. 

Mountain View Elementary Receives a 2018 Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant

Congratulations to Mountain View Elementary on being selected to receive a 2018 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded Mountain View Elementary with $5000 for their Innovation Media Hub redesign project.

The grant was submitted by fourth grade STEM teacher, Courtney Groskin and preschool teacher Gabrielle Fuehrer.

In their proposal they outlined the development and phases of the Innovation Media Hub as it has been transformed over the last two years.

Schools Recognized with USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge Awards

In May of 2016, Nutrition Services and School Wellness applied for USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge awards for all of our middle schools and high schools that participate in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch program.

The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms is a voluntary certification initiative that recognizes schools creating healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.

Tech Camp boost skills for teachers

Originally posted in the Times-Call


Coal Ridge Middle librarian Karen Hoppis on Monday shared how she put together a code-a-thon, or hack-a-thon, at her Firestone school.

She invited all students to participate in the half-day problem solving event, held at the school to remove participation barriers, and told them they were expected to fail at first.

Education, and the greatness of our nation

One of the most important institutions in our society is public education. Of the approximately 55 million K-12 aged children in the United States, it is estimated that 90 percent are enrolled in public schools. Second only to parenting, the longstanding institution of public education will have the greatest influence on America’s future.
 
In Colorado, we’ve experienced an ongoing discussion around the adequacy of resources for our public schools with mixed results.

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