P-TEACH Grads Return to Classroom as Apprentice Teachers
Just three months after finishing high school, some recent graduates are back in St. Vrain classrooms. Eight members of the inaugural class of the Pathways to Teaching (P-TEACH) program are working as apprentice teachers at Mountain View Elementary and Timberline PK-8. Apprentices are paraprofessional educators, who, under the direction of a classroom teacher, work to support student learning through a wide range of planning, instruction, and clerical duties.
Project Launch Algebra Summer Program
Summer programming is a great way for students at all levels and abilities to gain new skills, master challenging content, and get a head start on the year ahead. This summer, with the support of 22 teachers, 174 incoming ninth grade students had the opportunity to be part of the district’s inaugural Algebra 1 Focus
Taking the New School Year by #StVrainStorm
As we begin a new school year in an unprecedented time, St. Vrain Valley teachers and staff are rising to the challenge of teaching in a virtual environment. Together, we will move forward and come through this as a stronger system. See highlights below from our teachers, staff, and community of our first few days
Thriving Virtually – St. Vrain teachers rise to the challenge of online learning
On March 13, when the coronavirus pandemic forced St. Vrain’s buildings to close, learning moved online and, under unprecedented circumstances, teachers were challenged to access those traits that make them great. As they packed up their classrooms and reassembled them on their kitchen tables, teachers rose to the challenge, working tirelessly to maintain a prominent role in their students’ lives. Though classroom spaces were fundamentally changed, what makes a teacher great stayed the same.
St. Vrain students help raise, reintroduce local fish population adversely affected by 2013 flood
As a result of the 2013 Colorado Front Range Flood, the native Northern Redbelly Dace was adversely affected by overflowing sediment that altered its habitat in local ponds. The fish, classified as a Tier 1 Species of Greatest Conservation Need, are considered endangered in Colorado because of low population numbers. By pairing students with biologists, an innovative recovery project aims to raise and successfully breed 100 redbelly dace, the offspring from which will be used to reintroduce the species locally.
Student Engineers Tackle Real-World Challenges During Summer Bootcamp
On a hot July afternoon when many students might have been out for a socially-distanced bike ride or dipping their toes at a local pool, 18 St. Vrain Valley Schools middle and high school student engineers were busy collaborating virtually to design and prototype solutions to some of our world’s most pressing challenges. As part
National Science Foundation Awards FRCC and SVVSD $494,175 to Open a Cybersecurity P-TECH Program
Front Range Range Community College (FRCC) and St. Vrain Valley Schools have been awarded a $494,175 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the opening of a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program in cybersecurity. The grant was awarded as part of NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, which focuses on education for high-technology fields that drive the nation’s economy.
St. Vrain Valley Schools Finalizes Major 2016 Bond Construction Projects
In November of 2016, voters approved St. Vrain Valley’s $260.3 million bond issue by a wide margin, signifying wide community investment in public education. As teachers and students begin the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, the district’s Operations and Maintenance departments are finalizing three major 2016 bond construction projects. Mead Elementary At the northeast
Updated 2020-20201 Reopening Plan
Dear St. Vrain Valley Community, Thank you for your continued partnership as we navigate the increasingly complex, shifting, and challenging coronavirus pandemic. Over the past few days, we have been in communication with the leadership of Boulder County Public Health and we have received additional information that has a significant impact on our plans for
Update on Reopening Plan
Dear St. Vrain Valley Community, Thank you for your partnership and support as we continue to navigate the evolving coronavirus pandemic. We remain continuously connected and strongly aligned with our local and state health agency partners, including Boulder County Public Health, the Metro Denver Partnership for Health, and the Colorado Department of Public Health, and