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Planned Systems Outage Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Time Frame: Friday, July 28, 12:00 noon to Monday, July 31 6:00 am

Description: Generally all online systems will be unavailable as DTS and O&M perform major maintenance on the district’s technology infrastructure.

Affected Systems: The following is a partial list of the systems that will be unavailable during this time.

Boulder County schools turn to STEM to engage students, fight 'summer slide'

The challenge of designing traps for invasive and poisonous cane toads caught the imaginations of incoming fourth-graders at Longmont's Columbine Elementary.

The students, participating in a STEM-based summer learning program, enthusiastically built and tested prototypes of toad traps from cardboard, straws, plastic cups and other materials.

Before they started building, they investigated the problem.

Cane toads, they said, were introduced in Australia to control beetles. But the poisonous toads, with few natural predators, instead became the pests.

St. Vrain Valley Schools Launches New Initiative to Close the Word Gap

As St. Vrain Valley Schools continues to advance our programs that support our youngest learners, we are proud to announce a new partnership with the LENA Research Foundation and the OUR Center in Longmont that will prepare infants and toddlers (0-3 years) for school by encouraging parents to talk and engage more with their children.

Summer in St. Vrain

As the countdown to summer winds down, students and teachers across the district are gearing up for camp season and it’s not too late to sign up. 
 
Performing arts, financial literacy and STEM camps are among the district’s summer programs that still have openings.

ITAC: You're Invited

The Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) is looking for additional members to join and help us refine our district-wide plan for instructional technology.

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.

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