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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AP Exam Registration

The AP® Program is continuously introducing new resources and processes designed to help students earn college credit and placement. This year, we’re most excited about their Daily Videos and enhanced progress monitoring tools available in AP Classroom. Here are other important items you and your student need to know for AP 20-21:  Students will register
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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
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2020 Graduation Live Streams

Friday, July 24, 9 a.m.Olde Columbine High Schoolhttp://stvra.in/ochs2020 St. Vrain Global Online Academyhttp://stvra.in/svoga2020 Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m.Erie High Schoolhttp://stvra.in/ehs2020 Frederick High Schoolhttp://stvra.in/fhs2020 Longmont High Schoolhttp://stvra.in/lhs2020 Lyons Middle Senior High Schoolhttp://stvra.in/lmshs2020 Mead High Schoolhttp://stvra.in/mhs2020 Niwot High Schoolhttp://stvra.in/nhs2020 Silver Creek High Schoolhttp://stvra.in/schs2020 Skyline High Schoolhttp://stvra.in/shs2020
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Virtual performances bring SVVSD, BVSD music students together

No audience, no director, no classmates singing or playing next to you. To perform in concerts this spring, area middle and high school students became soloists, recording themselves alone, in their own homes. To turn all those individual recordings into a concert, their teachers became video editors and mixing engineers. “What these singers have accomplished
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Super Bowl champion talks financial literacy with Niwot High students

Ryan Harris, Denver Bronco Super Bowl 50 champion and author of “Mindset for Mastery: An NFL Champion’s Guide to Reaching Your Greatness,” visited Niwot High School upperclassmen on February 13 to discuss financial literacy and goal setting with the students. Since retiring from the NFL, Harris has shifted his career to focus on financial literacy
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Student Athletes Shine on National and World Stages

On Top of the World: SVVSD Student-athletes shine on national and world stages Whether they’re racing to finish lines, wrestling challenges, finding their flow through life’s turbulence, or finding creative solutions to balancing athletic pursuits with rigorous academics, St. Vrain Valley School District student athletes are continuously ascending to new heights. Our district is proudly
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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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‘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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