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!”
Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota announced today a new scholarship specifically designed for Silver Creek Leadership Academy graduates. This scholarship is available to any SCLA graduate with a composite ACT of 25 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
On Saturday, July 27 teams from across St. Vrain competed in the first ever NAO Challenge USA finals. The event was co-hosted by Aldebaran Robotics and the St. Vrain’s Innovation Center and held at the Longmont Museum in their new Stewart Auditorium and Kaiser-Permanente Education Hall.
Since last fall, we have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue regarding the correlation of adequate sleep and student well-being and achievement. In response, district officials and I have been exploring the feasibility of readjusting Silver Creek’s start time.
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.