For many of us, the end of the calendar year provides an opportunity to reflect on the previous year – our successes, challenges and the experiences that will continue to shape our future and the people who have had an impact on our lives. For the students, teachers and staff of St. Vrain Valley Schools, 2016 will be remembered as a critical time in the further advancement of high-quality public education in our community.
Check out the latest edition of the Family Connections Newsletter! In this issue, we share thoughts around the future of technology, wonder about the role of families in helping students navigate the digital world and share a project idea for your family enjoyment!
The St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Senior Volunteer Program is once again available for the 2016-2017 school year. The program began in November 2012 to welcome seniors and individuals with disabilities into our schools and provide them financial assistance with their county property taxes. Up to 200 participants will be paid a maximum of 40 hours at $8.50 per hour for a total of $340 between January 2, 2017 and April 30, 2017.
November 9, 2016, 8:36am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer
St. Vrain Valley's $260.3 million bond issue was passing easily, with 59 percent voting yes to 41 percent voting no, based on preliminary results from Boulder, Weld, Larimer and Broomfield counties.
"You've got to give credit to an entire community that came together and once again said education matters," said St. Vrain Valley Superintendent Don Haddad. "The only thing I can say is a big thank you."
As the 2016-17 school year rapidly moves forward, I am constantly reminded of the extremely important role education has in our society. Toward this end, we, as St. Vrain educators and public servants, value deeply our responsibility to advance the success of our students and our entire community. The ability to adapt, change and continually elevate our public education system is what will ensure that our students and our community are prepared for the challenges we face in a highly competitive global environment.
August 17, 2016, 7:33am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Daily Camera
Sixth-graders had the run of the school at Erie Middle School on Tuesday for their first day, with about 92 eighth-grade mentors easing them into the world of lockers, switching classes and more freedom.
"It's a little scary, but also fun because it's a new environment," sixth-grader Jamisen Helmer said. "I'm looking forward to meeting new people."
Erie Middle is one of several St. Vrain Valley schools using an eighth-grade mentorship program called WEB (Where Everybody Belongs).
Yep it's that time of year again! It's time to get ready to turn in your iPad. The turn in schedule is: 8th grade May 12th & 13t, 7th grade, May 16th & 17th and 6th grade May 18th and 19th. Check out the Tiger Tech Squad's website to find out what you need to know before your turn in day!