St. Vrain’s Special Education Department Has a New Coordinator

St. Vrain Valley School District is happy to welcome back Pauline “Paula” Avis to the district as the new Special Education Coordinator, replacing Laura Gold.  Avis brings 12 years experience in K-12 public education to SVVSD. For the past three years, Avis was a Special Education Coordinator in Adams 14. Prior to that, she was
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SVVSD is Gearing Up For Its 2nd Annual Unified Day of Champions

St. Vrain’s Unified Athletes will be coming together for a fun filled day of outdoor activities.  The 2nd Annual Unified Day of Champions will take place on Monday, May 16 from 9:45am – 1:00pm at Longmont High School’s Everly Montgomery Field. Approximately, 135 unified athletes from the district’s eight high school’s and Main Street School
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Erie High School is Uniting Students Through Their Peer Mentor Program

Erie High School’s Tigers Together Peer Mentor Program is bridging the gap between special education students and typical peers. EHS mentors work alongside students with differing abilities because it promotes inclusivity and a more accepting environment.  The program is spearheaded by Elizabeth Goodrich, special education teacher, at EHS. She started the program in the spring
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Special Education Teacher at Alpine Elementary Earns Award for Being an Outstanding Educator 

Stapp Interstate Toyota is a pillar of the community and continuously supports St. Vrain Valley’s students, teachers, and staff. This school year marks the fifth year of “Stapp Inspires,” an initiative supporting organizations that help make Northern Colorado remain one of the best places to live. During this campaign, an educator from St. Vrain Valley
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St. Vrain Valley School Psychologist Provides “Real World” Experiences for Psychology Students and Interns

Every year, Colorado Society of School Psychologists sponsors an annual award for School Psychology Supervisors. Jacqueline Celaya, school psychologist at Eagle Crest Elementary and Longmont Estates Elementary, was nominated for this award for her outstanding supervision of University of Denver Students.  As a supervisor to psychology students and interns for the past five years, Celaya
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SVVSD Students Had Fun Competing at the CHSAA State Unified Bowling Tournament

Students from Silver Creek High School, Skyline High School, and Frederick High School competed at the CHSAA State Unified Bowling Tournament on Friday, November 19.  November’s tournament was Colorado’s 2nd unified bowling state championship. Unified bowling in Colorado has seen significant growth from its’ inaugural year. The number of teams increased from 15 to 27.
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See What’s Growing in the LSACE Classroom at Main Street School

Kory Shick, special education teacher for LSACE (the district’s 18-21 year old program), turned his Significant Support Needs (SSN) transition classroom into an indoor oasis with plants, fish and more.  “I’ve worked really hard to create an experiential atmosphere to encourage students to actively apply the skills they learn within their IEP goals, while they
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Staff at Northridge Elementary Are Engaging Students With Their Sensory Bulletin Boards

Northridge Elementary Special Education Teacher, Danielle Mignon, is tuning into her students needs by creating a sensory bulletin board. Instead of getting frustrated that bulletin boards were getting destroyed, Mignon and her team decided to turn a negative behavior into a positive outlet for students. “Our students were showing us that they needed additional regulation strategies and
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SVVSD Unified Bowling Students Are Headed for CHSAA State Tournament

Students from Silver Creek High School, Skyline High School, and Frederick High School will be competing at the upcoming CHSAA State Unified Bowling Tournament on Friday, November 19.  Silver Creek HS earned first place at regionals with a score of 333. They will have three athletes competing and no mentors. The entire group of bowlers
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#InclusionRevolution is Trending at Trail Ridge Middle School

Trail Ridge Middle School (TRMS) staff Lynsey Robinson, assistant principal, and Rebecca Warren, SSN teacher, are trail blazing an #InclusionRevolution with an Inclusion Club at their school. The club provides an opportunity for typical students and students with disabilities to interact in meaningful ways through Unified Sports, PE Pals, Lunch Bunch and Shared Reading. Click here to
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