Skyline High graduating senior receives full-ride Harvard scholarship

Jose Quiroz Yanez dreamed of college while living in Guanajuato, Mexico, but never considered it more than a dream because of his family’s financial struggles. After moving to Longmont with his mom and two younger siblings when he was 9, he began to believe the opportunities here would give him a real chance to be
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Lyons students create, install wildflower garden to memorialize the COVID-19 pandemic

Students at Lyons Elementary installed a remembrance garden of handmade ceramic wildflowers to commemorate the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic and the work of frontline workers. Art teacher, Elena Danilescuruss, proposed the idea after seeing the remembrance garden based on the 2014 Tower of London’s Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red public art installation, which
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Altona Middle School named a School to Watch

St. Vrain Valley School District’s Altona Middle School has been recognized as a 2021 Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education, or CAMLE, according to an email announcement by Marketing and Communications Specialist Eunice Peinado.  Altona is one of two schools that received this recognition this year in Colorado
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UCHealth Today: Students from Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools take on ‘Hospital Room of the Future’ challenge

In a similar fashion to the TV reality show, Shark Tank, young entrepreneurs from the St. Vrain Valley School District faced off as they pitched their brightest ideas about health care of the future. They didn’t present to Mark Cuban and his TV team but rather a sophisticated group of top brass from UCHealth, including a physician in
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SVVSD celebrates a Unified Day of Champions

A warm, sunny morning welcomed a day of champions for St. Vrain Valley School District at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont. SVVSD staff, teachers and school resource officers, or SROs, were on hand at the athletics field at Longmont High School Friday, to celebrate the district’s Unified sports program, Day of Champions. Unified sports give students
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SVVSD high school students pay surprise visit to former teachers to say thanks

“They really just go beyond just teachers. They’re someone you can look up to and someone who can… change your life.” This is how Mollie Hervey, a senior at Frederick High School, described the role of teachers in a video the St. Vrain School District produced to mark the start of Teacher Appreciation Week on
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Hygiene Elementary students travel to Japan

On Wednesday, three hundred students, PreK to fifth grade, stepped into a built-up Japan as part of Hygiene Elementary’s tradition to bring the world to the school. For the past 11 years, the school has selected a place in the world and, once, outer space, to guide a year-long learning for all grade levels that
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Longmont Leader: Robots help special education and English learners with speech and social skills

The department of special education at St. Vrain Valley School District worked throughout the school year with the Innovation Center’s robotics program to help special needs students with social skills by using robots, according to a press release from SVVSD.  A project team of high school students developed Socially Assistive Robotics applications at the Innovation Center. In
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Early education hopefuls have new opportunity through SVVSD grant

St. Vrain Valley School District’s Pathway to Teaching, or P-TEACH, program received a $100,000 grant from Early Milestones Colorado as part of the Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grant. The grants were issued to support innovative changes in the early childcare industry after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release. SVVSD is one of six grantees
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SVVSD wins $100K grant to help more paraeducators get teaching degrees

Blanca Perez started working as a preschool paraeducator at Longmont’s Indian Peaks Elementary when her oldest son was in kindergarten and discovered a love for working with children. “I feel like they’re my own kids,” she said. She had an associate degree from Front Range Community College and always wanted to continue her education but
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