While summer becomes a fleeting memory, let me welcome all of you to the start of the 2016-2017 school year at Silver Creek High School! This year promises to bring opportunity, innovation, leadership, arts, academics and athletics to a Raptor near and dear to you. We are very excited as a staff to welcome our incoming class of 2020, new students and all of our returning students.
Today's graduation ceremony was a momentous occasion in for our 2016 graduates and their families. Photos provided by the district communications team are now online - we will be adding other photos and videos as they become available.
I’d like to take some time in, likely a long overdue, recognition to some of the great things occurring at Silver Creek High School. While running a small city of teenagers it may be easy to focus on some of the poor decisions or challenges we all face with high school life. Bye and large our kids continue to achieve at unprecedented levels in the classroom, in the arts, in leadership and in athletics!
If “all the world’s a stage,” as William Shakespeare so eloquently put it, then St. Vrain Valley Schools’ high schools are taking a cue from the Bard of Avon himself. From stage classics like Cabaret and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Colorado premier of Catch Me if You Can, St. Vrain Valley high schools are using its theater programs to instill not only a love and appreciation of live performance on its students, but build a foundation of skills and talents that are useful offstage as well.
St. Vrain Valley District students today are a tech-savvy generation who know their way around apps and mobile devices. But SVVSD educators are ensuring that students have a strong foundation in computer science beyond the touchscreen, covering areas like innovation, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and what it means to be a good digital citizen.
We have had a tremendous fall at Silver Creek! With a successful 1:1 rollout, many academic, athletic and artistic successes, and accolades that continue to pour in; it reminds me of a saying a colleague used to share with me. “Yes, but it’s high school and the day is not over yet.” My response, “Yes, and look at how much more we can accomplish!”