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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UCHealth Today: Students from Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools take on ‘Hospital Room of the Future’ challenge

In a similar fashion to the TV reality show, Shark Tank, young entrepreneurs from the St. Vrain Valley School District faced off as they pitched their brightest ideas about health care of the future. They didn’t present to Mark Cuban and his TV team but rather a sophisticated group of top brass from UCHealth, including a physician in
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SVVSD celebrates a Unified Day of Champions

A warm, sunny morning welcomed a day of champions for St. Vrain Valley School District at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont. SVVSD staff, teachers and school resource officers, or SROs, were on hand at the athletics field at Longmont High School Friday, to celebrate the district’s Unified sports program, Day of Champions. Unified sports give students
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SVVSD high school students pay surprise visit to former teachers to say thanks

“They really just go beyond just teachers. They’re someone you can look up to and someone who can… change your life.” This is how Mollie Hervey, a senior at Frederick High School, described the role of teachers in a video the St. Vrain School District produced to mark the start of Teacher Appreciation Week on
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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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SVVSD 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.” St. Vrain Valley
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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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