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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SVVSD uses innovation in mental health efforts

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing constant change across the St. Vrain Valley School District, students and families lack the usual engagement of previous years. The SVVSD counseling services staff seeks to improve that with innovative ways to ensure academic success and wellbeing.  The conversation around COVID is one that counseling and student services staff has
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Silver Creek students show support for SROs

Returning to school after spring break, Officers Ryan Douglas and Staci Stallings, student resource officers, or SROs, walked into a “Heart Attack” brought on by Silver Creek High School students. Students of the Silver Creek Leadership Academy, or SCLA, decorated the officers’ office with paper hearts to express their sympathy after the shooting of ten
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Computer science program gets a boost at Sunset Middle School

Sunset Middle School in Longmont has been accepted into the Amazon Future Engineer Program enhancing the computer science curriculum for teachers and participating students in partnership with Project STEM.  The opportunity provides three years of funding for computer science courses for sixth through eighth grade students. The program includes support from experts and self-paced online courses,  according to
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And the bands play on: Mead and Coal Ridge middle schools receive donations to celebrate Music In Our Schools Month

Mead and Coal Ridge middle schools last week received a surprise visit from Mead High School and Stapp Interstate Toyota with a bevvy of donated musical instrument accessories to celebrate Music In Our Schools Month. Later this month, they also plan to deliver a set of 30 PBuzz instruments to Mead Elementary School. The lightweight, plastic instruments are
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Students’ options soaring thanks to SVVSD aeronautics

Participation in St. Vrain Valley School District’s increasingly popular aeronautics program has nearly doubled in the past year as students launch into careers in the cockpit or in mastering drone technology. The 250 students enrolled in the program at the district’s Innovation Center gain conceptual and practical knowledge for careers in either pathway, Jake Marshall, aeronautics program coordinator, stated
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UCHealth receives award from SVVSD for teacher vaccination efforts

Exactly one year after UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital saw its first COVID-19 positive case enter its emergency department, the St. Vrain Valley School district presented a group of hospital representatives the Superintendent’s Excellence in Education Award. During Wednesday night’s SVVSD board meeting, Superintendent Don Haddad welcomed the UCHealth team tasked with supporting the district’s vaccination program to
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Altona Middle School designated ‘School to Watch’ giving SVVSD the most designations in Colorado

Altona Middle School in Longmont was recently designated as a 2021 Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education, or CAMLE, bringing the number of St. Vrain Valley schools with the designation to four, according to Kerri McDermid, district chief communications and global impact officer There are 18 middle schools with
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