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Mead Elementary students test business proposals at mock 'Shark Tank' lesson

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Budding entrepreneurs wrung their hands, went over their market research one more time, then made their business pitch to a panel of discerning financial sharks Thursday afternoon.

Then, they took a break for recess.

Thank you for shaping my future

We asked graduating seniors to write letters of appreciation to a teacher that played the greatest role in shaping their future. What the students didn't know is that we also asked the teachers to write them a letter of appreciation and recognition of how much they've grown and the impact they had on their classroom and lives.

Longmont Estates Elementary's Jessicca Shaffer and Indian Peaks Elementary's Jamie Lockwood win teacher recognition awards

Congratulations to Jessicca Shaffer and Jamie Lockwood for being chosen as 2018 Jared Polis Foundation Teacher Recognition Honorees!

Mrs. Shaffer is the STEM Coordinator at Longmont Estates Elementary School and Mrs. Lockwood is a third grade teacher at Indian Peaks Elementary School. The two educators were selected as honorees along with nine others by the Foundation and program’s selection committee. The committee felt the nominations clearly demonstrated that Jessicca and Jamie are caring, effective and dedicated teachers.

Altona students build passion for education equality through service learning

Seventh grade students at Altona Middle School raised over $4,000 for the Malala Foundation as part of their 7th grade Language Arts Class. What began as a classroom reading and study of the book, “I am Malala” culminated in a fundraising gala where students presented speeches of advocacy for educational equity, musical pieces, artwork and handmade crafts. Members of the community were invited to attend the event enjoy the presentations and the money raised from donations and purchased goods went to the Malala Foundation.

Students Shine at this Year's Geography Bee

Districtwide, middle students participate in Geography Clubs that meet and practice throughout the school year to prepare and compete in the annual Middle School Geography Bee. This year’s culminating event was hosted by Flagstaff Academy on Thursday, May 3.

St. Vrain Valley fifth-graders perform Shakespeare classics in Longmont's Thompson Park

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St. Vrain Valley School District fifth-graders in the gifted and talented program to be or not to be'd and wherefore art thou Romeo'd in Longmont's Thompson Park on Friday morning as part of a districtwide unit on Shakespeare.

Longmont's Sunset Middle eighth-grader finalist in Google doodle contest

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Sunset Middle School eighth-grader Sawyer Oja's vision of the natural beauty around the world that needs protection could end up on Google's homepage.

Sawyer recently was chosen as Colorado's finalist in Google's annual doodle contest, with her drawing now going on to compete against 52 others in the national contest.

Longmont Estates Elementary celebrating 50th anniversary

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Longmont Estates is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Friday with speakers, a slideshow on the school's history and school tours to showcase what's changed in education in 50 years.

IMPORTANT: Student Calendar Change on 4/27

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

Thank you for your continued partnership and unwavering support which has contributed significantly to student achievement and success. I am deeply appreciative of our community, as you have consistently demonstrated your value for public education through the generous passage of several mill levy overrides and bond initiatives, among many other ways that you have strengthened our schools. Together with our excellent teachers and staff, our students are receiving the benefit of an outstanding education.

CSU's Little Shop of Physics visits Central Elementary in Longmont

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Central Elementary students squealed, chattered and pointed Thursday as they were introduced to Colorado State University's Little Shop of Physics.

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