Western Digital Partnership a Decade in the Making

November 6, 2019, 11:02am  |  St Vrain Valley School District In 2008, Skyline Principal Patty Quinones was faced with a monumental task – transforming the high school experience for her Skyline Falcons. “It was a time of incredible change and innovation.  We knew that the world was changing quickly and we had to keep up.  As we looked
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Community Strong: district website platform builds, represents collaborative community

We all know the adage, it takes a village. But what exactly is that proverbial ‘village’? The long answer may be complex, but the short answer is simple: it’s all about community. When it comes to St. Vrain Valley School District, community is and always has been of the utmost importance. Now we have one
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On-the-job education: Flourishing partnership with Anark Corporation provides Innovation Center students with skills, real-world opportunities

Imagine: you are invited into an opportunity to pilot cutting-edge product for a leading provider of manufacturing and engineering software. Simply write up a thoughtful test plan to get started. Stumped? Reach out to any of the following students: Davita Bird (senior, Niwot HS); James Tran (senior, Niwot HS); Erik Sorenson (senior, Niwot HS); Matthew
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St. Vrain Valley Schools recognized for advancing our community

This month, St. Vrain Valley Schools was honored to be recognized as the Innovative Business of the Year by the Boulder Chamber and the Chair’s Choice Award from the Longmont Economic Development Partnership. St. Vrain Valley Schools’ strong public education system provides the foundation for preparing graduates to join society with a competitive advantage. St.
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St. Vrain Valley Schools hosts International IBMers to learn about advanced technologies and student learning

On February 22, approximately 20 international visitors from IBM locations in Bulgaria, China, Canada and the U.S. were in Longmont to learn about advanced technologies and virtual reality from the Innovation Center students and staff. As room 260 in the new Innovation Center was buzzing with energy, Innovation Center students help visitors from IBM put
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Boulder County Youth Job Fair – March 21

Teens and young adults ages 16-24 are invited to the Boulder County Youth Job Fair on Thursday, March 21, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.at the University of Colorado Events Center (950 Regent Dr., Boulder). Workforce professionals from across Boulder County have teamed up with Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts to unite industry leaders,
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Niwot students fundraise, design, build classrooms from shipping containers for Uganda school

Longtime Niwot Elementary School teacher Dale Peterson wanted to teach about Africa, but also go beyond the typical lessons focused on African animals.  So 10 years ago, he connected with the headmistress of the Mwebaza Primary School in Uganda, and they started a pen pal program. “We wanted it to be a true partnership,” he
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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
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‘Cougars Creating Classrooms’ to expand opportunities for African students

On July 27-28, students from Niwot High kicked off the fabrication phase of ‘Cougars Creating Classrooms,’ a building project spearheaded by the Mwebaza Foundation to transform used shipping containers into instructional space for the Mwebaza Infant Primary School in Kyengera, Uganda.  Over the two days, representatives from the football, girls tennis, golf, cross country, and
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Crayons to Calculators Supports St. Vrain Valley Students

There are over 15,000 students in Boulder County who qualify for free and reduced lunch. The cost of basic school supplies ($60–$80 per student) presents a financial burden for many of these students’ families.   Crayons to Calculators is a partnership between Impact on Education and the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley to ensure
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