Project kits provide hands-on learning from home for Longmont’s Career Development Center students

Packaged in plastic boxes and bags, hundreds of project kits created for St. Vrain Valley School District students enrolled in the Career Development Center awaited pick up Friday in the parking lot at 1200 Sunset St. Under tents set up outside the building, masked students relished a moment to have face-to-face contact with their instructors,
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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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Two Longmont middle schools recognized as ‘Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch’

Longmont’s Westview and Longs Peak middle schools recently were recognized as 2020 Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education. The two schools, among six selected across Colorado for the recognition, were named schools to watch for the second time and are expected to be recognized at a national conference
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Northridge Elementary first grade teacher named SVVSD foundation’s teacher of the year

Janette Rivera Gonzalez, a first grade teacher at Longmont’s Northridge Elementary School, uses her experiences as an immigrant to connect with her students and their families. She moved here from Mexico at 15, attending Lyons Middle/Senior and then graduating from Longmont High. She became a teacher’s aide in St. Vrain Valley, then earned her teaching
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Eight SVVSD schools among top 32% in nation, according to U.S. News ranking

Eight St. Vrain Valley School District schools ranked among the top 32% on a list of high schools in the United States compiled by U.S. News and World Report released Tuesday. The rankings are based on a variety of criteria, including graduation rate, math and reading proficiency, college readiness, and how low-income, black and Latino
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Hygiene Elementary students take a trip through Australia during annual Hawk Air event

Students at Hygiene Elementary School traveled thousands of miles without leaving campus Thursday during the school’s 10th annual Hawk Air event. This year’s two-day educational affair has seen the school transformed into Australia, complete with a tunnel representing the Great Barrier Reef, a room outfitted to look like the outback, a gym filled with landmarks
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Longmont High engineering students tackling autonomous vehicle project

December 19, 2019, 10:17am  |  St Vrain Valley School DistrictBy Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call Longmont High School teachers Joe Wach and LeRoy VanderVegt are always looking for projects to engage their engineering and computer science students and encourage them to keep going with more advanced classes. “We have all these projects they do throughout the semester,
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Longmont High engineering students tackling autonomous vehicle project

By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call Longmont High School teachers Joe Wach and LeRoy VanderVegt are always looking for projects to engage their engineering and computer science students and encourage them to keep going with more advanced classes. “We have all these projects they do throughout the semester, but there wasn’t really anything to inspire
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First gentleman visits Longmont school to learn about sustainability efforts

By John Marinelli, Times-Call On the same day that Gov. Jared Polis issued a proclamation establishing Colorado Recycles Week, his husband and first gentleman Marlon Reis visited Eagle Crest Elementary in Longmont to see what a more sustainable and environmentally friendly school looks like. “At the state level we’re working on bettering our practices, too,”
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Mead High starts inclusive percussion class

November 5, 2019, 11:06am  |  St Vrain Valley School DistrictBy Amy Bounds, Times-Call The band program is becoming more inclusive and accessible at Mead High School with the creation of a unified percussion class for students with special needs. The class is based on the St. Vrain Valley School District’s unified sports program. New this fall, the district
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