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St. Vrain students learn and grow with school gardens

Originally published in Boulder Weekly >>


One day before the spring equinox, a substitute teacher and 25 sixth-graders from Longmont’s Flagstaff Academy file out to the school’s garden area for their bi-weekly class with school garden teacher Allison Cole.

Education Foundation honors outstanding SVVSD teachers

Each spring, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley hosts the Tribute to Teachers, which honors and recognizes the excellence of our teachers. Students, parents, colleagues and community members are invited to nominate teachers, and three from each school are selected to attend the event as finalists. During the event, one teacher from each school receives an Encore Award and a $100 gift card. Additionally, several teachers are honored as Spotlight educators and one as Teacher of the Year for their outstanding efforts on behalf of their schools and students.

St. Vrain Valley School District wins national tech award

Originally published in The Times-Call >>


St. Vrain Valley's partnership between instruction and the IT department in rolling out a one-to-one iPad initiative recently netted the school district a national award.

St. Vrain Valley is the first school district in Colorado to win the National Team Award from the Consortium for School Networking for the leadership team's impact on student learning with technology.

Longmont High School drumline readies to defend state title, compete for world championship

Originally published in The Times-Call >>


The Longmont High School drumline feverishly practiced Thursday afternoon to prepare not just for the winter percussion show on Saturday, but for the next month's high-stakes drumline competitions.

St. Vrain Valley School District names two schools opening in fall

Silver Creek High School Creates Leaders For The Future

 

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?

Square Skate State brings skateboarding lessons to Longmont's Eagle Crest Elementary

Originally published on Daily Camera >>


Students at Longmont's Eagle Crest Elementary learned tic tacs, kick turns and ollies in lessons on skateboarding fundamentals during their P.E. classes.

Longmont High hails first boys basketball state title in 76 years

Originally posted in The Times-Call >>


Longmont High head boys basketball coach Jeff Kloster pointed to the boys basketball state championship banner hanging in the gym during Friday's pep rally.

"It was 76 years ago that Longmont High School last celebrated a state championship in basketball," Jeff Kloster said before the gathered student body.

Niwot High girls’ cybersecurity teams excel at national challenge

Story originally published in the Left Hand Valley Courier >>


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.

Moving to the Rhythm

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.

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