SVVSD, BVSD performing arts adapt to keep theater alive during pandemic

Skyline High School theater students aren’t just performing a spring musical, they also wrote it. “It’s giving them a voice in what happened,” said Skyline theater director Amy Riddoch. “It’s a musical about 2020 and what they’ve experienced. Their ideas are hilarious and witty and clever. It gives them a creative outlet.” Boulder Valley and
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From ACCESS to Harvard: A Longmont student’s story of success

Born in a rural town in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico, Jose Quiroz Yañez, moved to Longmont as a nine year old with his mother and two siblings. What started as a long, winding road for an English learner in the public school system, turned into a story of success. At 19, he has now
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Career Development Center’s Neil Shupe named SVVSD teacher of the year

Neil Shupe, who has taught everything from biology to advanced placement chemistry to, now, advanced manufacturing, received the St. Vrain Valley School District teacher of the year award during Friday night’s Tribute to Teachers. “I went to college, and in the first semester, I struggled and failed a few of my classes,” Shupe said in
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Longmont drumline ranked in top 15 in the nation, to compete virtually at international event

After a season of virtual rehearsals and performances, the Longmont Combined Schools Drumline — a St. Vrain School District program mixing music, percussion, athletics and theater — qualified for the Winter Guard International, or WGI, World Finals. This is the seventh time the Longmont Combined Schools Drumline has been selected as a WGI finalist. In addition,
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SVVSD student art show goes virtual, opened for the whole community, all over the world

The St. Vrain Valley School District student art show was launched today in a virtual format, featuring over 1,450 pieces of artwork showcasing students’ creative work from across all schools in the district. For nearly twenty years, SVVSD has hosted the Unframed Student Art Show, which is an exhibition of art produced through a variety
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Teacher Innovation Grant pave pathway to fun and learning

Teachers are among the most creative people, especially in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Using funding from Teacher Innovation Grants, they are changing the way students are learning as well. Awards for Teacher Innovation Grants, supplied by the St. Vrain Valley Education Foundation, or SVVEF, went out to 53 local teachers in the district
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‘Still alive and thriving’: how SVVSD drama programs have endured the COVID storm

Despite social distancing and COVID-related regulations, drama program students and teachers in St. Vrain Valley School District continue to work closely together. When COVID first hit in March, in-person instruction moved online, impacting students across the board. For those involved in the arts, hybrid and online learning has taken an added toll as they took a
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Superintendent’s Update – The Future is in Our Classrooms

November 9, 2019, 4:23pm  |  St Vrain Valley School District Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,Thank you for your outstanding support in championing the growth and development of St. Vrain Valley Schools into a nationally recognized center of excellence for student engagement and 21st-century learning. Your unwavering dedication to the well-being and success of our students, teachers, staff,
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Build Support, Innovate, Repeat: Agile Public Education In Colorado

By Tom Vander Ark, Contributor With thoughtful sustained leadership, big school districts can earn community trust, establish and maintain rigorous academic standards, and become agile—even innovative. That’s the lesson from schools in Longmont, Colorado, north of Denver.  St. Vrain Valley Schools (@SVVSD) serves the city of Longmont and a dozen smaller communities in four counties stretching from the
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The St. Vrainnovation Future-Ready Innovation Lab Rolls into St. Vrain Valley Schools

August 15, 2019, 9:27am  |  St Vrain Valley School District As a large custom coach turned a corner and rolled into the St. Vrain Valley Schools Transportation Center in July, cheers and applause could be heard as members of the St. Vrain Valley Schools team got their first in-person look at our community’s new Future-Ready Innovation Lab. The
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