May 18, 2015, 9:05am By Amy Bounds, Longmont Times-Call
As local graduating seniors look back on their high school experiences, they have a slew of suggestions to help incoming freshmen get the most out of their four years.
Their expert advice includes getting involved, but not overextended and keeping on top of homework, but not letting grades or test scores define you. Other recommendations include staying open to new experiences and new people and taking advantage of tutors and helpful teachers if you struggle with academics.
St. Vrain high schools continue to rank locally and nationally according to the recent U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best High Schools Rankings. In Colorado, St. Vrain high schools were compared to 448 high schools and four ranked in the top nine percent. Nationally, St. Vrain high schools were compared to more than 21,000 public high schools throughout all 50 states and the District of Columbia and four ranked in the top eight percent.
April 13, 2015, 8:07am By Isa Jones, Staff Writer at the Times-Call
Two Longmont high school drumlines came away from state over the weekend with first place titles to their names.
Silver Creek High School and Longmont High School won their respective categories Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association State Championships at Broomfield's 1stBank Center. The Silver Creek percussion ensemble took first place in the Percussion Scholastic Open category, and Longmont High's ensemble took first place in Percussion Scholastic A.