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Harvard Brings Professional Development to Teachers in St. Vrain

This summer 34 St. Vrain elementary through high school math teachers attended a four day Mathematical Quality of Instruction Training. (MQI)

Developed by Harvard University Center for Education Policy Research, the MQI is a Common Core-aligned observational rubric that provides a framework for analyzing mathematics instruction.

“The MQI helps us determine if the teacher or the student is doing the work and if it is good work to be doing,” said Professional Development Coordinator, David Baker.

St. Vrain Implements New Bus Identification System

This year as students prepare to ride our school buses, they will notice new animals have joined our transportation fleet. In addition to a number, each bus route will also be identified by a unique animal and color combination to enhance rider safety and help our students easily identify their bus route.

“The purpose behind the project was to improve and increase the ease with which our riders, especially the younger ones, identify their bus,” said Director of Transportation, Lance Yoxsimer.

Join the Conversation about Technology use at School and Home

Technology is such an integral part of daily operations that is second nature to our students. This generation of students will be the first to never know life before the internet or cell phones. For parents and guardians, navigating these new opportunities can also bring uncertainties of how to have conversations about technology use at school and home.

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.

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