SVVSD starts new Advanced Manufacturing Academy

By Amy Bounds, Times-Call Starting this year, St. Vrain Valley high school students have the opportunity to learn manufacturing skills to prepare them for careers in machining, engineering, welding, electronics and optics. The new Advanced Manufacturing Academy is located at Longmont’s Career Development Center, taking over space left by the Innovation Academy’s move to a standalone building.
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Mead High starts inclusive percussion class

By 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 also started a high school unified bowling
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Leadership St. Vrain engagement program turns 10

By Amy Bounds, Times-Call The St. Vrain Valley School District’s once-a-month parent and community member engagement program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The Leadership St. Vrain program covers topics that include budget and funding, digital learning and technology and school culture, engagement and safety. Two years ago, the district also added a shorter, one-day version
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CU Boulder connects Longmont Northridge Elementary fourth graders to ISS astronaut

By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call Longmont fourth graders talked with International Space Station astronaut Nick Hague on Tuesday with the help of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Amateur Radio Club.  Students in the club set up the live, Earth-to-space HAM radio call by connecting to Florida, which then connected to Italy and finally to
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Longmont seniors citizens inspire Skyline High art project

May 23, 2019, 9:30am  |  St Vrain Valley School DistrictBy John Spina, Times-Call The room was abuzz with excitement as a group of art students from Skyline High School entered the lobby of the Atria Longmont senior living facility on Wednesday afternoon. A month earlier, each of the 27 students in the advanced placement studio art and
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Frederick High graduating first biomedical class

May 21, 2019, 10:08am  |  St Vrain Valley School DistrictBy Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call Frederick High senior Trinity Lyles counts standing on a table and dropping fake blood to imitate blood spatter during a mock death investigation as one of her most memorable academic experiences. The experience as a freshman in Frederick’s Biomedical Science Academy also
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SVVSD students learn about democracy from community leaders

May 1, 2019, 3:25pm  |  St Vrain Valley School DistrictBy Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call About 65 St. Vrain Valley eighth graders came together with community leaders Tuesday to wrestle with difficult problems and develop solutions through the Doing Democracy Day program. “We want to teach them how to be engaged citizens and learn how policy is
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Northridge Elementary wins $15,000 Succeeds Prize

Northridge Elementary School’s plans for an outdoor classroom for students and the community just got a $15,000 boost. The Longmont school recently won the $15,000 Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education, with the school planning to use the money to design and build an outdoor space. The $15,000 prize, presented by Ball Corporation, was
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St. Vrain Valley School District names two schools opening in fall

The St. Vrain Valley school board recently voted on names and mascots for the district’s two new schools opening in the fall. Erie’s 900-student PK-8 school, which is going up next to Erie High School on County Road 5, was named Soaring Heights PK-8 and will have an eagle as its mascot. The 525-student elementary school
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Longmont elementary students at Eagle Crest join Niwot Elementary in helping Ugandan children

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