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Young Ameritowne on the Road Summer Camp

For the second summer in a row, the Young Americans Center for Financial Education, a Denver-based pioneering nonprofit, will lead its award-winning, week-long Young Ameritowne on the Road Summer Camp, for students entering third through sixth grade, at Sunset Middle School. The traveling camp is a recent innovation, bringing the camp, which covers financial literacy, local government and workplace readiness, from the Denver center to offsite locations.

Experience robotics in St. Vrain on March 9

Do you ever miss that sense of exploration and curiosity you had as a kid? If the answer is ‘yes,’ we have the event for you. St. Vrain Valley Schools is hosting its first ever VEX Robotics Showcase from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 9. Open to the public, the event an evening of the same fun, hands-on robotics play, learning and experimentation that St. Vrain students relish day-in and day-out, in both class and extracurricular settings.

St. Vrain schools are exploring new methods in Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are looking much different these days.

Five of the district’s schools, Indian Peaks, Columbine and Northridge Elementary schools, Longs Peak Middle School and Timberline PK-8, are rolling out supportive, community-oriented “Classroom Conferences” to rave reviews, replacing those awkward one-to-one meetings.

Title 1 schools, which have 40 percent or more of their students from low-income households, receive supplementary government funding to enhance their instructional programs.

Race to the Top recipients take SVVSD learning tour

Jalali Hartman said Thursday that prior to working with St. Vrain Valley students, he didn't know what they'd be capable of, but that he was ultimately impressed. He even joked that he has been left wondering why he needs to hire anyone.

I Teach Because...

Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.

A Successful STEM Night!

VEX IQ Robotics Team

The Columbine VEX IQ Robotics Team has had a great season! They participated in the 4 VEX IQ events and put in a lot of practice time to build, modify, and practice navigating their robots.

Computer Science Education Week!

Computer Science Education Week was December 7th - 11th, and it was a busy week at Columbine!

All students participated in 90 minutes of computer science during that week to develop skills in critical thinking, creativity, and reasoning.

3D Printing in Social Studies

During their Social Studies lessons, 4th Graders at Columbine studied Native Americans that lived throughout Colorado's history. Part of their focus was to learn how technology has changed over time and the influence it had Native American shelters. To apply what they learned about those different shelters, students selected one to model with 3D software. Using the program SketchUp in the Computer Lab, students created their model. They had to utilize various tutorials and online documentation to learn how to design their model.

Support Our Community on Colorado Gives Day!

Find out how you can support the Longmont Community on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 8th!

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