iThrive (substance abuse) Classes Starting in January

 What is iTHRIVE and How Can We Help?


iTHRIVE is an early intervention program for teens 12-17 years of age that are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse.  It’s also a program that works closely with the parents of the participating teens giving them the support they need to help their struggling teen.

There are 6 meetings in a session meeting once a week for two hours from 6:30-8:30 pm.  An hour long intake must take place before enrolling for a 6 week group. We offer groups in 3 locations.

In the teen sessions, youth receive skills needed to understand why they use, what their triggers are, and how to stop the abuse.  It is a safe and supportive arena in which to listen, share and learn. While the teens meet the parents meet separately.  The parents learn how substance abuse affects the developing adolescent brain, better communication skills, how to set boundaries and get support from other parents who are experiencing the same thing. 

The cost of the 6-week session is on a sliding fee scale depending on family yearly gross income, (please call for fee).

TO REGISTER call us at 303-776-8184 to schedule an intake with both the teen and the parent/guardian.

To learn more about iTHRIVE, visit our website at or give us a call.

Tuesdays 1/9/2018-2/13/2018
location to be determined


Girls Lead the Way Conference

The Girls Lead the Way Conference registration is now open!

This Conference is for girls in grades 9-12 interested in being a leader in STEM. When entering collegiate or professional life, it is essential to be able to confront challenges confidently in order to successfully conquer them.

We would love for your students to join us. Please forward this to your math, science, computer science and STEM teachers to help us spread the word.

Event: Girls Lead the Way – STEM & Leadership Conference for High School Girls
Sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers – Mines Collegiate Section                          & the Rocky Mountain Professional Section.

Date and Time:  Saturday, February 10th, 2018
                             8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Location:   Colorado School of Mines
                    1616 Maple St.
                    Golden, CO 80401

2018 – Girls Lead the Way Flyer

Cost: $30. Registration closes on January 30th

Dreamers – Need Help Applying for The Dream Scholarship?

Metro State University is offering multiple help sessions for seniors interested in applying for The Dream scholarship. TheDREAM.USScholarship is dedicated to providing undocumented youth with the opportunity to realize the American dream of pursuing a college education and contributing to the prosperity of our nation. MSUDenver is a partner college of TheDREAM.US and is committed to supporting the needs of our undocumented/DACA student population.

Please see the attached flyer for dates of the help sessions!

MSU Denver – TheDream Support Days 17-18

Interested in CDC?

Any students who are interested in a Career Development Center program are highly encouraged to visit on the Open House night, Wednesday, November 29 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Bring your parents, guardians and friends to learn about what CDC has to offer.


Programs available at CDC are:



Culinary Arts/ProStart

Dental Assisting

Engineering Technology

Greenhouse Management

Irrigation and Landscaping

Health Sciences


Nursing Assistance

Alateen Meetings now available in Longmont

Are you or a friend coping with a family member who has alcohol addiction? You are definitely not alone, and Alateen can help. Alateen is a support group for teens who have family or friends addicted, and there is a new support group starting Thursday, November 9 in Longmont.

Alateen Weekly Meetings

Thursday Nights, 7:30 p.m., First Evangelical Lutheran (803 3rd Avenue, Longmont)

Questions: District Alateen Coordinator, 720-583-4510. 

College Admissions Expert Panel November 14th @ 6:30 At Niwot High School

Do you want to…

  • know what colleges are looking for in applicants
  • learn how to maximize college visits
  • improve your understanding of how testing works in the admissions process
  • understand how to effectively work with admissions offices
  • conquer the stressful myths about the admissions process

You are not alone and we have an awesome opportunity for you and your family to ask questions and hear directly from Colorado’s leading college admissions experts.

Please plan on taking advantage of this unique opportunity! And, yes, this event is open to all SVVSD students and families!

What : College Admissions Expert Panel

When: Tuesday, November 14th @ 6:30 pm

Where: NHS Auditorium

Kevin MacLennan
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
and Executive Director of Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder

Stacy Hernandez
College Consultant, The Best U
Former Assistant Director of Admissions for Johns Hopkins University and Northeastern University

Rachel Balows
Associate Director of Admission & Communication
Undergraduate Admissions
University of Denver

Awesome scholarship from Nebraska Wesleyan University

Beginning this year, every Coloradan admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan University automatically receives a $15,000 Flagship Match grant. This annually renewable award allows students to choose an outstanding private education at virtually the same cost as CU Boulder! Additional financial aid will be determined in the following ways:
  • Any student who tours NWU, will also receive a $1,000 annually renewable Campus Visit Grant.
  • Students may also qualify for NWU Academic Scholarships ranging from $6-$10,000 per year.
  • By submitting the FAFSA, students may qualify for thousands more in additional grants and need-based aid

If interested look at the NWU website for application information!

CU Denver College of Arts & Media Events

Greetings from the CU Denver College of Arts & Media!

We’re writing to let you know about some exciting upcoming events for prospective students. As you likely already know, CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media is located right in heart of downtown Denver. We offer career focused arts programs in three departments: Film & Television (hands-on BFA filmmaking program), Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (largest music department in the Rocky Mountain Region and a one of the top contemporary music programs in the country), and Visual Arts (technology infused BFA programs with a unique connection to the thriving Denver Arts scene).

  • The CU Denver College of Arts and Media (CAM) will host three Preview Day events on Fridays this fall. They will be held on September 29thOctober 13th, and November 10th. The Preview Days are a great way for prospective students to see all that we offer at the college. Faculty members from all three of our departments (Film & Television, Visual Arts, and Music & Entertainment Industry Studies) will be available to speak with students and give department tours. Students and parents can register to attend a Preview Day on the CU Denver Admissions website here. These are free events and lunch is provided. See attached flyer about all of our upcoming visit day events.
  • Our Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) Department will host four MEIS Open House events during the 2017-18 academic year. The Open Houses will be on the same days as our live audition dates for Fall 2018 MEIS applicants: December 1stFebruary 2ndMarch 2nd, and March 30th. The Open Houses feature a program overview, a student panel, sitting-in on a general recital class, lunch with the faculty, and a music department tour. See the attached flyer. Students and parents can register for the MEIS Open Houses on our website hereThese are free events and lunch is provided.


  • The Denver Music College Fair will take place on Friday, September 29th from 7:00-9:00 pm at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The CU Denver College of Arts & Media is one of the co-sponsors for this event. We’ll have a booth there along with about 30 other colleges with music programs. This event is free to the public.
  • The Denver NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair will take place on Monday, November 6th from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The CU Denver College of Arts & Media will be at this event along with at least 50 colleges from throughout the country. This is one of the only college fairs in Denver that is specifically for arts students (music, film, visual arts) and it’s free to attend! The poster for this event is attached.

We encourage seniors to apply now to CU Denver! The Fall 2018 application is currently available. You can find complete information about how to apply to the CU Denver College of Arts & Media on our website here. MEIS has additional application requirements for music applicants that you can review here.

For non-seniors, we encourage you to attend one of the LYNX Arts Camp Programs this summer. This summer we are offering one-week programs in Photography, 2D Design/Illustration, and Audition Production/Ableton Live from June 11th-15th. Our two-week Music Industry Program will take place from June 17th-29th and our two week Filmaking and Digital Animation/Motion Graphics Programs will take place from July 8th-20th. The camps are designed to be previews of our college programs. The application will be available on our website on November 1st.

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