Prairie Ridge Elementary Kindergarteners Embrace Learning Through Seed Planting

Kindergarten students at Prairie Ridge Elementary delved into the wonders of plant life cycles through an engaging seed planting unit, enhancing their understanding of nature and sparking their curiosity. “We were inspired to incorporate seed planting into our curriculum as it gives students firsthand experiences with the plant life cycle,” shared Katy Pelenis, Kindergarten teacher
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Dinner and Drama at Mead Middle School

For the last 15 years, Mead Middle School’s Drama Club, with the support of the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), has been entertaining audiences with its annual dinner theater production. This year’s performance of “Murder at Aunt Agatha’s” brought the school community together for an evening of mystery, comedy, and ghostly surprises. Directed by Janet Benter,
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The Business of Podcasting at Longmont High School 

Students in the Longmont High School of BusinessTM program are taking their learning outside of the classroom and into the studio where they are producing a weekly podcast and gaining experience in content creation and communication.  Led by Business Teacher James Giveans, the podcast is part of the school’s business track, which students begin as
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SVVSD gathers for the best day of the year

Nearly 180 students throughout the St. Vrain Valley School District gathered at Montgomery Field on Monday for the Unified Day of Champions. For many across the school district, it is the best day of the year because everyone in attendance is fully of joy and is having a great time. The Unified Day of Champions
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SVVSD fifth graders perform Shakespeare in the Park

Fifth graders in the gifted programs of eight St. Vrain Valley schools gathered on Friday to perform their adaptations of Shakespearian plays in Collyer Park.  Four stages were set up around the park, allowing students to participate as actors and audience members. 
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Annual Plant Sale Creates Opportunities for Future CETC Agriscience Leaders

For more than five decades, the annual plant sale has remained the culminating celebration of the Horticulture and Agriscience Program at the Career Elevation and Technology Center (CETC). The program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of plant and animal production, equipping them with the necessary skills for a successful career. Lauren Hart, Agriscience Instructor
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Fall River Elementary School Launches New Chess Club

This school year, Fall River Elementary introduced a chess club to their extracurricular offerings With a passion for the game and a desire to help create a space where students can thrive, Principal Quinn O’Keefe established the club to help students develop their critical thinking and strategic planning skills. “When I was a teacher, I
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SVVSD to offer alternative special education teacher licensing program

The St. Vrain Valley School District recently was granted approval by the Colorado State Board of Education to offer an alternative special education teacher licensing program. The program gives aspiring special education teachers a direct district path to a license, allowing them to teach while concurrently earning their license through classes and coaching provided by
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Elementary Career Day Inspires Tomorrow’s Workforce 

Columbine Elementary hosted its sixth annual Career Day on Wednesday, May 1. This year’s event was unique because it welcomed students not just from Columbine but also included fourth and fifth-graders from Rocky Mountain Elementary, as well as third to fifth-graders from Indian Peaks Elementary. Counselors from each of the schools worked collaboratively to coordinate
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Grand View Elementary Robotics Team’s Journey to World Competition

The Grand View Elementary Robotics Team, known as the DJB-Bots, consisting of fifth-graders – Althea Manka, Kayle Nunjar, and Joe Versoi – competed in the World VEX Robotics Competition, in Dallas, Texas from May 1-3. This season was Kendra Versoi’s first year as the robotics coach for Grand View elementary. With her background as a
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