We Robot

When you walk into The Garage at Eagle Crest Elementary School, you will see excited, cheerful students together as they learn the ins and outs of robotics. Students learn new math skills, computer science, and even gain engineering and technology expertise.  This school year, all 72 fifth grade students have found unity working together in
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The Future of FalconTECH

For middle school students at Timberline PK-8, this year will mark an important milestone for their future. Beginning the fall of 2021, students will have the opportunity to attend a series of introductory to advanced courses in computer science and workplace learning, and will have a preferred entrance to the FalconTECH program at Skyline High
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Highlands Elementary Opens Its Doors as St. Vrain Valley’s Newest School

Highlands Elementary, the final school constructed from the 2016 bond initiative, opened in Erie this week, with a state of the art facility offering endless opportunities for student learning.
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SVVSD opening new elementary school in Erie

Highlands Elementary students won’t be limited to class visits to the school’s STEM lab when they want to get creative and need extra space. Each grade level “pod” in the new Erie school includes classroom extension areas to provide flexible learning spaces. Garage doors for each classroom allow teachers to maintain a line of sight
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Niwot High School seniors share computer programming know-how with younger students

Twelve-year-old Alan Bustos admits he was a bit surprised to find himself at Coding Camp, which started Monday at St. Vrain Valley School District’s Innovation Center. “I was unexpectedly put into the camp. I didn’t know I was coming,” Alan said. “It was my mom, I think.” Bustos and his fellow fifth through eighth grade
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He left tech to become a Colorado high school teacher. His key to classroom success: ‘love the kids as much as the content.’

When his students began learning remotely last year, high school teacher Ken Benson felt like he was seeing more ceiling fans than faces. But he was determined to keep teens engaged no matter where they were. He tried new technology tools, games, and his sense of humor.  “Making connections with students is what fills teachers’
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Erie High School students achieve liftoff in the Great American Rocketry Challenge

Erie High School’s Academy of Engineering and Aerospace students have once again pursued an ambitious capstone project, building and launching rockets to participate in the Great American Rocketry Challenge.
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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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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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