SCHS weekly blog for March 23rd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 23rd

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

If there was ever a great cause to help support the safety of Silver Creek students, our annual After Prom event is surely that cause.  After Prom provides a supervised party at school for all juniors and seniors (and their prom dates) following the prom dance.  Juniors and Seniors who don’t attend prom are also welcome.

For several years the Raptor Activity Booster Club, Silver Creek parents and staff have volunteered to provide a safe and enticing alternative to unsupervised prom parties which can lead to the kind of tragedies none of us wants. Running an event like After Prom obviously requires money for food and prizes,  and it requires many adult volunteers.

Besides money (checks payable to RABC can be turned into Lois Davis at the front desk) or prize donations (these can even be gift cards to any restaurant and/or store), RABC is also looking for parents who can stay awake from midnight to 3:00 a.m.  If you’ve ever wanted to work in a casino as a dealer, this is your chance.  If you simply can’t shuffle, we also need people to work at the prize tables and the snack bar.

Any party can also use cookies, brownies, soda, sports drinks, bottled water…  Please contact RABC President, Annie Simboski, to volunteer or inquire further about donations.  She can be reached at: presidentrabc@gmail.com  or Annie Simboski  720.308.2331.  Please use the attached form for donations.  It has the Booster tax information on it.  We will send a thank you card for each donation.  Parents may donate too!  Thanks in advance for helping to make this a fun and safe venue for the students after the Prom.   Tax Form

Thank you for helping in any way you can to keep Silver Creek’s prom a glamorous, memorable and safe event.

Sincerely,
Erick Finnestead
Principal, Silver Creek High School

After Prom

Thanks for the great response for volunteers.  It is going to be a fun night/morning!  There are still spots left to volunteer.  You will want to participate…..it will be the place to be!!!!  Now, we are concentrating on prizes.  If you would like to make a financial or prize donation, please give it to Lois Davis, receptionist.  A tax receipt will be sent to you. If you have any questions, contact Annie Simboski:  720.308.2331 or presidentRABC@gmail.com

Know a great Teacher?

Click on the following link to nominate a great Silver Creek Teacher for the annual Encore Awards!

A True Story of Teen Driving Tragedy and Recovery

On April 3 we will be hosting Tyler Presnell to speak to our student body.  Tyler is a motivational speaker for every young driver in the United States.  His devotion stems from a nearly fatal crash that he, his twin brother, younger sister and another passenger were in involving a newly licensed 16 year-year-old driver.  Tyler speaks of the impacts on his family, his lifelong recovery, the subsequent pain and what it’s like to live with 80% of his short term memory gone.  After hearing his hour-long dynamic presentation with power powerpoint and video your student will drive with more consideration and be more empowered as passengers to get out of unsafe situations in a vehicle.  To learn more about this presentation please visit www.tylerpresnell.org .
This opportunity is made possible through a partnership with CDOT, AAA, Teen Driving Alliance and The Driver’s Seat.

Tuesday, April 3rd (All School Assembly) Maroon Day

1                7:15 – 8:31  (76)

2                8:36 – 9:52  (76)

A lunch      9:52 – 10:27 (35)

3a              10:32 -11:48 (76)

3b              9:57 – 11:13 (76)

B lunch      11:13- 11:48 (35)

4               11:53- 1:09 (76)

      Assembly  1:15 – 2:15

Elementary and Middle School Tennis Clinic to Benefit Trey

Please click on the following link for more information.

Girls Tennis is offering babysitting to benefit Trey.  Click on the link for more information.

Athletic/Activity Parent Volunteers Needed

Athletic/Activity parents we need your help!!!!  A great big thank you to Kevin and Joan Brundage, Andrea Kreitman and Shirlee Adolfson for their tireless support of Raptor Activity Booster Club through their sponsorship of BINGO!  With students graduating this year we need to find a few parents who can help us continue BINGO.

Now we need your help!  We are looking for 2-3 new general managers to help Pam Prinz with BINGO.  We are also looking for 9-10 volunteers to help serve as volunteers to help with sessions.  Please contact Kevin or Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net or Annie Simboski at anniesimboski@gmail.com or (303)545-5150.

Did you know that contributions to the RABC from BINGO for the last two years was more than $90,000?  Did you know that BINGO is the biggest fundraiser for RABC and our school?  Did you know that BINGO proceeds have gone to purchasing the following: Medical Supplies for the Athletic Trainers, Soccer Goal & Nets, Volleyball Standards, School Marquee, Flag, Pole at the Athletic Field, Technology for the School Newspaper, Staff Appreciation Gifts & Meals, Windscreens, Posts & Nets for Boy & Girls Tennis Teams, Protective Screens & Nets for the Baseball and Softball Teams, Electronic Headsets for Football and many more great additions?

Officers for Booster Club (RABC)

At our meeting on Monday, April 23rd at 6 pm in the library, we will be voting in our Booster Officers for next year.  If you would like to be an officer, please contact Annie Simboski at presidentRABC@gmail.com.  There are 2 officer available:
Secretary:  takes notes during meeting and distributes to all members,  types agenda, huge help to President
Treasurer:  keeps track of all finances for RABC, writes checks to clubs, pays taxes, keeps everything legal, uses Quickbooks.

Fines/Fees

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR SECOND SEMESTER CLASS FEES?   Fees for second semester have been posted to your student’s account.  These fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office. SENIORS, PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL fees/fines must be paid in full before you can receive your official transcript from Silver Creek.

Invisible Children – KONY 2012

You may have heard of a group called Invisible Children and their new film Kony 2012. Invisible Children is a youth-based non-profit that aims to empower young people to see beyond and reach out beyond borders. World Studies students focus on instability, resource wars, and the effects of imperialism on African nations. They have educational programs here in the states which generate support for the economic and educational development programs on the ground in northern Uganda and the Congo, where 25 years of war have devastated the communities. Their presentation is so memorable because of their focus on the power of students to change the horrible situation. We are lucky to have these presenters come to our school to share their stories and hopefully give the students an unforgettable experience. The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 5th during 3rd and 4th block. World Studies students must have the permission slip signed by their teacher 3rd or 4th block teacher and returned to their World Studies teacher by Monday, April 2nd to receive a pass to the presentation. To obtain a permission slip or if you have questions please see your World Studies teacher.

SCOPA (SILVER CREEK ORGANIZATION for PERFORMING ARTS) NEWS

SCOPA Hosts Bingo Every Saturday from 1-3 p.m.! at the Longmont Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St).

If you are a SCOPA parent and would like to support the performing arts by becoming a BINGO volunteer, please call Evonne at 720-320-7142.

GREASE
Slip on your leather jacket, pull on your bobby socks, and fall back to a simpler time as “bad boy” Danny and Sandy, the “girl next door” fall in love. Join the Silver Creek Theatre Company for the original high-school musical, featuring songs including “You’re the One that I Want,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “Grease is the Word.”

Evening shows Thursday, April 12, Friday, April 13, and Saturday April 14 at 7 pm
Matinee show on Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm
Ticket price: Adults $12.00 Students $8.00
Grease tickets are available to purchase online by visiting: scopanews.org until Wednesday, April 11, 2012. After that date, you may purchase tickets at the door for individual performances.

“Grease” Costumes Needed
If you have vintage threads from the 1950’s and 1960s taking up too much space in the back of your closet, consider giving them a second life in our Theatre, right here at Silver Creek High School! We are seeking donations and/or “ loaners” to augment the show’s costumes with authentic era clothing. Especially desired are men’s and women’s formal wear, twin sweater sets, Letter Sweaters, men’s leather jackets, circle skirts, Black “cigarette” Pants, Mary-Janes and saddle Shoes OR any other garments from the fabulous 50’s and 60’s.
All donations/Loaners will be GREATLY appreciated and recognized in the show program.  Please e-mail Les Dweir at: dweir_music@svvsd.org or call him at 720-494-3721 (Performing Arts Office).

Counseling Corner

SILVER CREEK H.S. – We look forward to seeing your students at the 2012 Denver Spring College Fair, a Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) and Colorado Council for High School/College Relations (CCHS/CR) co-sponsored event.
DATE & LOCATION

University of Denver, Daniel L. Ritchie Athletic Center, Gates Field House

Sunday, April 22, 2012

1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

FREE Admission

A flier for counselors, students and parents can be found at http://www.rmacac.org/media/docs/9a7de3af23208e5b70c6af188ccc1afb.pdf.

Summer School 2012 – Students interested in summer school for 2012 please click on the following link to find out more information about registration and classes offered.

The Colorado Academy Information Day will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Aurora Central High School, 11700 E. 11th Ave, Aurora, CO  80010.  The formal program will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Academy Information Day is an opportunity for potential service academy applicants, parents, teachers, and counselors to receive information from each member of the Colorado congressional delegation, as well as ROTC and the service academies – Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Military Academy, Merchant Marine Academy and Coast Guard Academy.

Career Options at ITT Technical- Seniors, some of you might be wondering what’s around the corner after graduation.  ITT Technical Institute can help with answers to your questions about education after graduation and provide a look at some potential career options.  On Saturday March 24th from 10:00am-1:00pm representatives will be available to help put your future into focus.  RSVP to ITT Technical Institute at 303-288-4488 or stop by the Counseling Office for more information.

RABC

JOIN the BOOSTER CLUB!!!  Only $20
RABC – Next Booster meeting is Monday, April 23rd @ 6:00 p.m.
The Booster Club sponsors all Clubs and Sports in the school.  Please join and support all of the fabulous activities happening at Silver Creek.

RABC Hosts Bingo Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.!
Come play Bingo run by the RABC on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Longmont
Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St). Families are
welcome.  Silver Creek students have won some of our big games.  Please
contact Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net if you have any
questions or would like to volunteer.

School Store  silvercreekstore.org

Raptor families, do you need a special gift for your Raptor student?  Visit the school store at silvercreekstore.org and place your order. Generally, if the item is in stock, it will be available in the office the following day!  It’s easy and your student will love it!!!

SCHS weekly blog for March 16th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 16th

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

If there was ever a great cause to help support the safety of Silver Creek students, our annual After Prom event is surely that cause.  After Prom provides a supervised party at school for all juniors and seniors (and their prom dates) following the prom dance.  Juniors and Seniors who don’t attend prom are also welcome.

For several years the Raptor Activity Booster Club, Silver Creek parents and staff have volunteered to provide a safe and enticing alternative to unsupervised prom parties which can lead to the kind of tragedies none of us wants. Running an event like After Prom obviously requires money for food and prizes.  And it requires many adult volunteers.

Besides money (checks payable to RABC can be turned into Lois Davis at the front desk) or prize donations (these can even be gift cards to any restaurant and/or store), RABC is also looking for parents who can stay awake from midnight to 3:00 a.m.  If you’ve ever wanted to work in a casino as a dealer, this is your chance.  If you simply can’t shuffle, we also need people to work at the prize tables and the snack bar.

Any party can also use cookies, brownies, soda, sports drinks, bottled water…  Please contact RABC President, Annie Simboski, to volunteer or inquire further about donations.  She can be reached at: presidentrabc@gmail.com  or Annie Simboski  720.308.2331.  Please use the attached form for donations.  It has the Booster tax information on it.  We will send a thank you card for each donation.  Parents may donate too!  Thanks in advance for helping to make this a fun and safe venue for the students after the Prom.   Tax Form

Thank you for helping in any way you can to keep Silver Creek’s prom a glamorous, memorable and safe event.

Sincerely,
Erick Finnestead
Principal, Silver Creek High School

Important TCAP Update

The TCAP (formally CSAP) has been smooth sailing so far.  Except for those who missed any testing sessions, freshmen finished their annual reading, writing and math assessments on Thursday.  Sophomores will complete testing on Tuesday, March 20.

All 10th graders (and any 9th grader who missed any testing sessions) should report for testing by 7:15 on Tuesday.

Freshmen attendance on March 20 from 7:15-11:25 is optional, unless a student needs to make up a test, or if he/she relies on district transportation, etc.  All freshmen are expected to attend regularly scheduled classes on March 20 from 12:05-2:15.

Please see the link for the TCAP Schedule.  Block 7 and 8 classes are scheduled following TCAPs on Tuesday.  All students (freshmen-senior) must be in attendance for afternoon classes from 12:05-2:15 on March 20.

Important Information Regarding Junior ACT Preparation and Test

Junior ACT preparation will finish up on Tuesday March, 20th.  All juniors must be in attendance for the day.

Vaccination Information from the District (3/06/12)

Fines/Fees

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR SECOND SEMESTER CLASS FEES?   Fees for second semester have been posted to your student’s account.  These fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office. SENIORS, PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL fees/fines must be paid in full before you can receive your official transcript from Silver Creek.

Invisible Children – KONY 2012

You may have heard of a group called Invisible Children and their new film Kony 2012. Invisible Children is a youth-based non-profit that aims to empower young people to see beyond and reach out beyond borders. World Studies students focus on instability, resource wars, and the effects of imperialism on African nations. They have educational programs here in the states which generate support for the economic and educational development programs on the ground in northern Uganda and the Congo, where 25 years of war have devastated the communities. Their presentation is so memorable because of their focus on the power of students to change the horrible situation. We are lucky to have these presenters come to our school to share their stories and hopefully give the students an unforgettable experience. The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 5th during 3rd and 4th block. World Studies students must have the permission slip signed by their teacher 3rd or 4th block teacher and returned to their World Studies teacher by Monday, April 2nd to receive a pass to the presentation. To obtain a permission slip or if you have questions please see your World Studies teacher.

SCOPA (SILVER CREEK ORGANIZATION for PERFORMING ARTS) NEWS

SCOPA Hosts Bingo Every Saturday from 1-3 p.m.! at the Longmont Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St). Come and support the choir program on Saturday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day), from 1 – 3 p.m., SCOPA is holding a Bingo session with all proceeds earmarked for the choir program.  Chamber choir will be singing some Irish tunes in between gaming sessions!!  Kids are also welcome to play as long as a parent buys their bingo card(s).  So come on down to Longmont Bingo Alley, wear green, and who knows…maybe you’ll find a pot o’ gold!!

If you are a SCOPA parent and would like to support the performing arts by becoming a BINGO volunteer, please call Evonne at 720-320-7142.

Our Spring Choir Concert on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.  The concert is free and will feature performances by Women’s Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Bella Voce, and Concert Choir.  The program is titled “Cry Out and Sing” and features some exclamatory pieces that you won’t want to miss!!

GREASE
Slip on your leather jacket, pull on your bobby socks, and fall back to a simpler time as “bad boy” Danny and Sandy, the “girl next door” fall in love. Join the Silver Creek Theatre Company for the original high-school musical, featuring songs including “You’re the One that I Want,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “Grease is the Word.”

Evening shows Thursday, April 12, Friday, April 13, and Saturday April 14 at 7 pm
Matinee show on Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm
Ticket price: Adults $12.00 Students $8.00
Grease tickets are available to purchase online by visiting: scopanews.org until Wednesday, April 11, 2012. After that date, you may purchase tickets at the door for individual performances.

“Grease” Costumes Needed
If you have vintage threads from the 1950’s and 1960s taking up too much space in the back of your closet, consider giving them a second life in our Theatre, right here at Silver Creek High School! We are seeking donations and/or “ loaners” to augment the show’s costumes with authentic era clothing. Especially desired are men’s and women’s formal wear, twin sweater sets, Letter Sweaters, men’s leather jackets, circle skirts, Black “cigarette” Pants, Mary-Janes and saddle Shoes OR any other garments from the fabulous 50’s and 60’s.
All donations/Loaners will be GREATLY appreciated and recognized in the show program.  Please e-mail Les Dweir at: dweir_music@svvsd.org or call him at 720-494-3721 (Performing Arts Office).

Counseling Corner

SILVER CREEK H.S. – We look forward to seeing your students at the 2012 Denver Spring College Fair, a Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) and Colorado Council for High School/College Relations (CCHS/CR) co-sponsored event.
DATE & LOCATION

University of Denver, Daniel L. Ritchie Athletic Center, Gates Field House

Sunday, April 22, 2012

1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

FREE Admission

A flier for counselors, students and parents can be found at http://www.rmacac.org/media/docs/9a7de3af23208e5b70c6af188ccc1afb.pdf.

AP Testing
For those students currently taking one or more AP courses, AP test registration is now open! Taking an AP test allows students the opportunity to earn college credit from their college of choice. For the past three years, Silver Creek students have taken more AP exams than any other high school in the district!
You can register for your AP test(s) on the Silver Creek website or at the following link: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/060953
Register by March 20th. After filling out your registration, either pay by credit card online, or bring cash or check (made out to Silver Creek HS) to the Counseling Office. *All students should bring their signed Transportation Permission Slip, the confirmation of registered classes and either proof of online payment or cash/check to Ms. Monteil in the Counseling Office.*
The cost for each test is $87. Fee reductions are available for those on free/reduced lunch or for those who meet qualifications. *Please be aware there is a change to fee waivers this year due to the reduction in a federal grant. See Ms. Norrbom BY MARCH 13 to receive a fee reduction.*
The AP exam window is May 7-18. The test schedule is available at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/cal/cal2.html
Testing will take place at the old J.C. Penney wing of the Twin Peaks Mall. Foreign language tests will be administered at Longmont HS. More details will be announced closer to testing.
Remember to register by March 20th. For questions, contact the Counseling Office at (720) 494-0766.

The Colorado Academy Information Day will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Aurora Central High School, 11700 E. 11th Ave, Aurora, CO  80010.  The formal program will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Academy Information Day is an opportunity for potential service academy applicants, parents, teachers, and counselors to receive information from each member of the Colorado congressional delegation, as well as ROTC and the service academies – Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Military Academy, Merchant Marine Academy and Coast Guard Academy.

Scholarship Sites

scholarsite.com

Colorado Specific Scholarships

College In Colorado Scholarship Database

The Denver Foundation

Annual Silver Creek Texas Hold’Em FUN-draiser Tournament

Saturday, March 17th.
Doors Open at 12:00.
Tournament starts at 1:00.
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of tournament.
Tickets may be purchased from RABC member teams and organizations.
Tickets may also be purchased in the SCHS office.
ANYONE can play – students, teachers, faculty, parents, siblings, friends, aunts, uncles, grandparents (you get the picture).
There are lots of prizes including Headphones by Dr. Dre and a weekend getaway at a mountain condo.  Plus every player receives a free raffle ticket for prize drawings throughout the day.

RABC

JOIN the BOOSTER CLUB!!!  Only $20
RABC – Next Booster meeting is Monday, April 19 @ 6:00 p.m.
The Booster Club sponsors all Clubs and Sports in the school.  Please join and support all of the fabulous activities happening at Silver Creek.
RABC-AGENDA
RABC-MINUTES

RABC Hosts Bingo Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.!
Come play Bingo run by the RABC on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Longmont
Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St). Families are
welcome.  Silver Creek students have won some of our big games.  Please
contact Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net if you have any
questions or would like to volunteer.

School Store  silvercreekstore.org

Raptor families, do you need a special gift for your Raptor student?  Visit the school store at silvercreekstore.org and place your order. Generally, if the item is in stock, it will be available in the office the following day!  It’s easy and your student will love it!!!

Technology Fair 2012

Students, are you interested in showing off your technology skills?  The the St. Vrain Tech Fair is for you.  For further information on this unique event please click on the link.

Summer School 2012

Students interested in summer school for 2012 please click on the following link to find out more information about registration and classes offered.

Health Information

If you received a call regarding your student’s “Health Information”, please download the attached form and have your student return it to Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey.

Health Form
Health Form – Spanish

Attendance Message

SCHS weekly blog for March 9th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 9th

Important Information Regarding CSAP/TCAP

The TCAP (formally CSAP) is an annual assessment used by the state of Colorado to award accreditation to all public schools.  At Silver Creek we pride ourselves on being recognized as a “Performance Accreditation” school,  which is the highest designation a school receives.  This accreditation status is determined by our students’ results on the TCAP assessment, results on the ACT, along with the dropout rate and graduation rate.

TCAP results in Reading, Writing, Math and Science help teaching staff to develop a body of evidence in regards to individual student achievement.  This information allows us to assess both strengths and areas needing improvement for individual students and our school as a whole.

We encourage your sons and daughters to do their best.  Silver Creek students are prepared for this assessment.  Please insure that your child receives a good night’s rest and breakfast to fuel them for the morning testing sessions.  And please help them arrive on time to avoid the necessity of make-up testing.

TCAP/CSAP testing will take place on March 13, 14, 15 and 20.  Freshmen are scheduled for testing on March 13, 14, 15.  If your freshman would like to attend school between the hours of 7:15 an 11:25 on March 20, we will have supervision for them in the gymnasium and library.  Freshmen attendance on March 20 from 7:15-11:25 is optional, unless a student needs to make up a test.  All freshmen are expected to attend regularly scheduled classes on March 20 from 12:05-2:15.

Sophomores are scheduled for testing on March 13, 14, 15, 20.  Sophomores are also assessed in Science, requiring the extra day of testing.

Please see the link for the TCAP Schedule.  Two classes will occur in the afternoon each day.  All students (freshmen-senior) must be in attendance for afternoon classes from 12:05-2:15 on March 13, 14, 15, 20.

Important Information Regarding Junior ACT Preparation and Test

Junior ACT preparation will also be occurring on March 13, 14, 15, 20.  All juniors must be in attendance for the full day on March 13, 14, 15 and 20.  On March 13 we will kick off this event at 7:15 a.m. with Princeton Review providing the results of practice tests as well as test-taking strategies that will benefit all students.  Juniors will begin each day in the auditorium at 7:15 a.m. for a quick lesson related to ACT and then be released to their ACT subject-specific classroom.  Juniors will follow a four-day rotation of related test-taking strategies, content review and individual test preparation.  Each day your junior student will receive a full morning of instruction focused on one of four areas of the ACT: English, Math, Science, Reading.  Silver Creek instructors will provide the preparation free of charge.  Junior students will break for lunch from 11:00-12:00 each day.  All juniors must return by 12:05 each day for normally scheduled classes that occur from 12:05-2:15.  LINK to a Colorado Colleges and Universities letter for all junior students participating in the ACT this year on April 24.

Vaccination Information from the District (3/06/12)

SCLA

The Silver Creek Leadership Academy is having a PartyLite Candle fundraiser!  You can choose from tea lights, votive or jar candles — each set is $20.  For more info and to order go to the SCLA page and link below.
https://sites.google.com/a/svvsd.org/scla/home
The Silver Creek Leadership Academy has several opportunities to travel internationally!
China- this summer 2012
Costa Rica- summer 2013
and either Africa or the South Pacific- Summer 2014.  Contact Mrs. Kohn kohn_lauren@svvsd.org or Ms. Adams adams_carrie@svvsd.org for more info!

Know a great Teacher? 2012 Encore Awards

    This awards program, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, provides the opportunity for students, parents, community members and business partners to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K–12th grade levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District who exemplify excellence in teaching.  By honoring the excellence of those teachers who have an extraordinary impact on the achievements of students, the Foundation and the community hopes to pay tribute to the accomplishments of all teachers.  Please click on the LINK for the awards nomination form and further information about the Encore Awards.

SCOPA (SILVER CREEK ORGANIZATION for PERFORMING ARTS) NEWS

SCOPA Hosts Bingo Every Saturday from 1-3 p.m.! at the Longmont Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St). Come and support the choir program on Saturday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day), from 1 – 3 p.m., SCOPA is holding a Bingo session in with all proceeds earmarked for the choir program.  Chamber choir will be singing some Irish tunes in between gaming sessions!!  Kids are also welcome to play as long as a parent buys their bingo card(s).  So, come on down to Longmont Bingo Alley, wear green, and who knows…maybe you’ll find a pot o’ gold!!

If you are a SCOPA parent and would like to support the performing arts by becoming a BINGO volunteer, please call Evonne at 720-320-7142.

Next SCOPA meeting date is Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Silver Creek choir room.  Please join us.

Jazz at Mojo’s
Friday March 9th 6pm-9pm. Come enjoy and support your Silver Creek Jazz Band at Mojo’s Music Academy. http://www.mojosmusicacademy.com/

GREASE
Slip on your leather jacket, pull on your bobby socks, and fall back to a simpler time as “bad boy” Danny and Sandy, the “girl next door” fall in love. Join the Silver Creek Theatre Company for the original high-school musical, featuring songs including “You’re the One that I Want,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “Grease is the Word.”

Evening shows Thursday, April 12, Friday, April 13, and Sat April 14 at 7 pm
Matinee show on Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm
Ticket price: Adults $12.00 Students $8.00
Tickets will be available for purchase from March 8-April 11
Tickets can be purchased with a Credit Card using PayPal.  For More information please go to: www.scopanews.org

“Grease” Costumes Needed
If you have vintage threads from the 1950’s and 1960s taking up too much space in the back of your closet, consider giving them a second life in our Theatre, right here at Silver Creek High School! We are seeking donations and/or “ loaners” to augment the show’s costumes with authentic era clothing. Especially desired are men’s and women’s formalwear, twin sweater sets, Letter Sweaters, men’s leather jackets, circle skirts, Black “cigarette Pants, Mary-Janes and saddle Shoes OR any other garments from the fabulous 50’s and 60’s.
All donations/Loaners will be GREATLY appreciated and recognized in the show program.  Please e-mail Les Dweir at: dweir_music@svvsd.org or call him at 720-494-3721 (Performing Arts Office)

Graduating Seniors

Graduation deliver day is coming.  Dave Graf from Jostens will be in school to deliver your graduation products on Friday, March 16th, from 10:23 a.m.-12:37 p.m..  If you have a balance due remaining, it is due at delivery.  This is one day only!

After Prom

Do you want to deal poker next to Erick Finnestead, Eric Ottem,  Mike Sardinia and Coach Kloster?  Volunteer for After Prom!!!  April 21st  midnight until 3 am.    TONS OF FUN!!!    VOLUNTEER!   Forms are available at Lois Davis’ desk (receptionist)  or contact Annie Simboski  (PresidentRABC@gmail.com)

Counseling Corner

AP Testing
For those students currently taking one or more AP courses, AP test registration is now open! Taking an AP test allows students the opportunity to earn college credit from their college of choice. For the past three years, Silver Creek students have taken more AP exams than any other high school in the district!
You can register for your AP test(s) on the Silver Creek website or at the following link: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/060953
Register by March 20th. After filling out your registration, either pay by credit card online, or bring cash or check (made out to Silver Creek HS) to the Counseling Office. *All students should bring their signed Transportation Permission Slip, the confirmation of registered classes and either proof of online payment or cash/check to Ms. Monteil in the Counseling Office.*
The cost for each test is $87. Fee reductions are available for those on free/reduced lunch or for those who meet qualifications. *Please be aware there is a change to fee waivers this year due to the reduction in a federal grant. See Ms. Norrbom BY MARCH 13 to receive a fee reduction.*
The AP exam window is May 7-18. The test schedule is available at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/cal/cal2.html
Testing will take place at the old J.C. Penney wing of the Twin Peaks Mall. Foreign language tests will be administered at Longmont HS. More details will be announced closer to testing.
Remember to register by March 20th. For questions, contact the Counseling Office at (720) 494-0766.

College Representative Visits
The following colleges/universities will have representatives here to discuss admittance, financial aid, along with housing and campus life in general.  Please sign up in the Counseling Office to speak with the college reps from:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Tuesday, March 13th at 9:15
Nebraska Wesleyan – Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00

The Colorado Academy Information Day will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Aurora Central High School, 11700 E. 11th Ave, Aurora, CO  80010.  The formal program will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Academy Information Day is an opportunity for potential service academy applicants, parents, teachers, and counselors to receive information from each member of the Colorado congressional delegation, as well as ROTC and the service academies – Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Military Academy, Merchant Marine Academy and Coast Guard Academy.

Scholarship Sites

scholarsite.com

Colorado Specific Scholarships

College In Colorado Scholarship Database

The Denver Foundation

Athletics

The boys swim team is holding a fundraiser at Panda Express (please see attached flyer)

Annual Silver Creek Texas Hold’Em FUN-draiser Tournament

Saturday, March 17th.
Doors Open at 12:00.
Tournament starts at 1:00.
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of tournament.
Tickets may be purchased from RABC member teams and organizations.
Tickets may also be purchased in the SCHS office.
ANYONE can play – students, teachers, faculty, parents, siblings, friends, aunts, uncles, grandparents (you get the picture).
There are lots of prizes including Headphones by Dr. Dre and a weekend getaway at a mountain condo.  Plus every player receives a free raffle ticket for prize drawings throughout the day.

RABC

JOIN the BOOSTER CLUB!!!  Only $20
RABC – Next Booster meeting is Monday, March 19th @ 6:00 p.m.
The Booster Club sponsors all Clubs and Sports in the school.  Please join and support all of the fabulous activities happening at Silver Creek.

RABC Hosts Bingo Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.!
Come play Bingo run by the RABC on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Longmont
Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St). Families are
welcome.  Silver Creek students have won some of our big games.  Please
contact Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net if you have any
questions or would like to volunteer.

News From the Art Department

Art Club meets every Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:00 (No Art Club this Week for p/t )
Every week we have a new activity.  Club members are welcome to participate in the activity or use the time as an open studio to work on their own art. There is no fee; you do not need to be enrolled in an art class, and drop-ins are welcome!

Lucerne Art of Dairy Contest Voting Begins April 16th!!!

Lindsay Droege has been selected as the Finalist for the Lucerne Art of Dairy, Red White and Moo Art Contest. She will now replicate the design submitted onto a large 5’x8’ cow sculpture. The final design will be ready for voting near the beginning of April. Lindsay and eight others were chosen from over 9,000 entries. The Grand Prize is $20,000. Please check out the competition.

Art Contests, Enter and Win!

Congressional District Art Competition
Winners artwork will be hung in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

Gifted and Talented National Conference
Have your artwork shown to people from all over the U.S. (email Mrs. Giese for more info).

Hope for Longmont
Longmont Homeless Outreach Program is looking for submissions of art work for a contest.
Students have a chance to win $100 and their art work will be used for homeless awareness. Contact Mrs. Giese for more info.

Doodle 4 Google
Create a Google Logo based on “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”
Winners receive a $30,000 scholarship, $50,000 technology grant for the school and your artwork seen my millions!

School Store  silvercreekstore.org

Raptor families, do you need a special gift for your Raptor student?  Visit the school store at silvercreekstore.org and place your order. Generally, if the item is in stock, it will be available in the office the following day!  It’s easy and your student will love it!!!

Fines/Fees

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR SECOND SEMESTER CLASS FEES?   Fees for second semester have been posted to your student’s account.  These fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office.

Technology Fair 2012

Students, are you interested in showing off your technology skills?  The the St. Vrain Tech Fair is for you.  For further information on this unique event please click on the link.

Summer School 2012

Students interested in summer school for 2012 please click on the following link to find out more information about registration and classes offered.

Health Information

If you received a call regarding your student’s “Health Information”, please download the attached form and have your student return it to Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey.

Health Form
Health Form – Spanish

Attendance Message

SCHS Weekly Blog for March 1st

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 1st

Important Information Regarding CSAP/TCAP

The TCAP (formally CSAP) is an annual assessment used by the state of Colorado to award accreditation to all public schools.  At Silver Creek we pride ourselves on being recognized as a “Performance Accreditation” school,  which is the highest designation a school receives.  This accreditation status is determined by our students’results on the TCAP assessment, results on the ACT, along with the dropout rate and graduation rate.

TCAP results in Reading, Writing, Math and Science help teaching staff to develop a body of evidence in regards to individual student achievement.  This information allows us to assess both strengths and areas needing improvement for individual students and our school as a whole.

We encourage your students to do their best.  Silver Creek students are prepared for this assessment.  Please insure that your child receives a good night’s rest and breakfast to fuel them for the morning testing sessions.  And please help them arrive on time to avoid the necessity of make-up testing.

TCAP/CSAP testing will take place on March 13, 14, 15 and 20.  Freshmen are scheduled for testing on March 13, 14, 15.  If your freshman would like to attend school between the hours of 7:15 an 11:25 on March 20, we will have supervision for them in the gymnasium and library.  Freshmen attendance on March 20 from 7:15-11:25 is optional, unless a student needs to make up a test.  All freshmen are expected to attend regularly scheduled classes on March 20 from 12:05-2:15.

Sophomores are scheduled for testing on March 13, 14, 15, 20.  Sophomores are also assessed in Science, requiring the extra day of testing.

Please see the link for the TCAP Schedule.  Two classes will occur in the afternoon each day.  All students (freshmen-senior) must be in attendance for afternoon classes from 12:05-2:15 on March 13, 14, 15, 20.

Important Information Regarding Junior ACT Preparation and Test

Junior ACT preparation will also be occurring on March 13, 14, 15, 20.  All juniors must be in attendance for the full day on March 13, 14, 15 and 20.  On March 13 we will kick off this event at 7:15 a.m. with Princeton Review providing the results of practice tests as well as test-taking strategies that will benefit all students.  Juniors will begin each day in the auditorium at 7:15 a.m. for a quick lesson related to ACT and then be released to their ACT subject-specific classroom.  Juniors will follow a four-day rotation of related test-taking strategies, content review and individual test preparation.  Each day your junior student will receive a full morning of instruction focused on one of four areas of the ACT: English, Math, Science, Reading.  Silver Creek instructors will provide the preparation free of charge.  Junior students will break for lunch from 11:00-12:00 each day.  All juniors must return by 12:05 each day for normally scheduled classes that occur from 12:05-2:15.  LINK to a Colorado Colleges and Universities letter for all junior students participating in the ACT this year on April 24.

Know a great Teacher? 2012 Encore Awards

This awards program, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, provides the opportunity for students, parents, community members and business partners to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K–12th grade levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District who exemplify excellence in teaching.  By honoring the excellence of those teachers who have an extraordinary impact on the achievements of students, the Foundation and the community hopes to pay tribute to the accomplishments of all teachers.  Please click on the LINK for the awards nomination form and further information about the Encore Awards.

Counseling Corner

Last weekend to input your requests into Infinite Campus!

This is the last weekend to enter your course requests for next year!

Please make sure that you do so by the end of the day Sunday, March 4th.

If you have any questions please email: silvercreekhs@svvsd.org

We cannot stress enough the importance of carefully selecting your course requests.  Please be sure to review all steps and follow them accordingly. If you have questions, email Registration Assistance, or contact your counselor or our counseling secretary, Linda Monteil @ 720 – 494 – 0766.

AP Testing

For those students currently taking one or more AP courses, AP test registration is now open! Taking an AP test allows students the opportunity to earn college credit from their college of choice. For the past three years, Silver Creek students have taken more AP exams than any other high school in the district!
You can register for your AP test(s) on the Silver Creek website or at the following link: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/060953
Register by March 20th. After filling out your registration, either pay by credit card online, or bring cash or check (made out to Silver Creek HS) to the Counseling Office. *All students should print their receipt and Transportation Permission Slip, sign the permission slip and turn it in to the Counseling Office.*
The cost for each test is $87. Fee reductions are available for those on free/reduced lunch or for those who meet qualifications. *Please be aware there is a change to fee waivers this year due to the reduction in a federal grant. See Ms. Norrbom BY MARCH 13 to receive a fee reduction.*
The AP exam window is May 7-18. The test schedule is available at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/cal/cal2.html
Testing will take place at the old J.C. Penney wing of the Twin Peaks Mall. Foreign language tests will be administered at Longmont HS. More details will be announced closer to testing.
Remember to register by March 20th. For questions, contact the Counseling Office at (720) 494-0766.

College Representative Visits
The following colleges/universities will have representatives here to discuss admittance, financial aid, along with housing and campus life in general.  Please sign up in the Counseling Office to speak with the college reps. from:
Naropa Institute in Boulder  –  Wednesday, March 7th at 1:30.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Tuesday, March 13th at 9:15
Nebraska Wesleyan – Tuesday, March 13th at 1:00

Scholarship Sites

scholarsite.com

Colorado Specific Scholarships

College In Colorado Scholarship Database

The Denver Foundation

PSA Fundraiser

Next Tuesday, March 6, Basil Flats is hosting a PSA fundraiser.  If you mention PSA when you order your food, the owner will donate 25% of the proceeds  to International Peace Initiative (the organization PSA supports for Dominic’s education in Kenya). The owner of Basil Flats, Joe Serafin, is a Silver Creek parent. Please come eat for a good cause and tell everyone you know. Last year’s Basil Flats fundraiser was a memorable and festive evening.  Check out the attached flyer for more information.

Annual Silver Creek Texas Hold’Em FUN-draiser Tournament

Saturday, March 17th.
Doors Open at 12:00.
Tournament starts at 1:00.
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of tournament.
Tickets may be purchased from RABC member teams and organizations.
Tickets may also be purchased in the SCHS office.
ANYONE can play – students, teachers, faculty, parents, siblings, friends, aunts, uncles, grandparents (you get the picture).
LOTS of great prizes.
Past prizes have included an iPOD, Flat Screen TV, Bose Head Phones, a weekend getaway at a mountain condo.
Everyone gets a raffle ticket, which are drawn throughout the day for gift cards to area merchants.

Athletics

The boys swim team is holding a fundraiser at Panda Express (please see attached flyer)

After Prom

After Prom is a FREE community-sponsored, fun-filled event for our Juniors, Seniors and their Prom dates.  Students do not need to attend Prom to attend After Prom on April 21st from midnight to 3 a.m..  Dress is casual.  No money is needed for anything at the event.  Students are given poker chips when they arrive to “spend” on donated prizes such as:  iPods, IPad2, flat screen TV’s, dorm accessories, mini refrigerators, etc.  Our community has made many generous donations in support of this effort to offer a safe and exciting alternative after the Prom.  We usually have 300+ at the event each year and everyone (even parents!) has a great time.  Please consider donating time and/or money to this event.  See attachment for more information.

Teen Tech Week @your library!

Starting Monday, March 5-9th the library will be celebrating Teen Tech along with the American Library Association. In addition to good tech support and idea sharing, students will be able to complete modules or screencasts available off the library web site. Modules will teach students about everything from online citation creators to a round up of apps for SMART phones. Students have the opportunity to enter their completed modules in a contest to win prizes! Contact Mr G. for more details. For more information about national celebrations, go to http://teentechweek.ning.com/

RABC

JOIN the BOOSTER CLUB!!!  Only $20
RABC – Next Booster meeting is Monday, March 19th @ 6:00 p.m.
The Booster Club sponsors all Clubs and Sports in the school.  Please join and support all of the fabulous activities happening at Silver Creek.

RABC Hosts Bingo Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.!
Come play Bingo run by the RABC on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Longmont
Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St). Families are
welcome.  Silver Creek students have won some of our big games.  Please
contact Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net if you have any
questions or would like to volunteer.

SCOPA NEWS

SCOPA Hosts Bingo Every Saturday from 1-3 p.m.! at the Longmont Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St).
If you are a SCOPA parent and would like to support the performing arts by becoming a BINGO volunteer, please call Evonne at 720-320-7142.

Next SCOPA meeting date is Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Silver Creek choir room.  Please join us.

News From the Art Department

Art Club meets every Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:00
Every week we have a new activity.  Club members are welcome to participate in the activity or use the time as an open studio to work on their own art. There is no fee; you do not need to be enrolled in an art class, and drop-ins are welcome!

Lucerne Art of Dairy Contest Voting Begins April 16th!!!

Lindsay Droege has been selected as the Finalist for the Lucerne Art of Dairy, Red White and Moo Art Contest. She will now replicate the design submitted onto a large 5’x8’ cow sculpture. The final design will be ready for voting near the beginning of April. Lindsay and eight others were chosen from over 9,000 entries. The Grand Prize is $20,000. Please check out the competition.

   

Art Contests, Enter and Win!

Congressional District Art Competition
Winners artwork will be hung in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

Gifted and Talented National Conference
Have your artwork shown to people from all over the U.S. (email Mrs. Giese for more info).

Hope for Longmont
Longmont Homeless Outreach Program is looking for submissions of art work for a contest.
Students have a chance to win $100 and their art work will be used for homeless awareness. Contact Mrs. Giese for more info.

Doodle 4 Google
Create a Google Logo based on “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”
Winners receive a $30,000 scholarship, $50,000 technology grant for the school and your artwork seen my millions!

School Store  silvercreekstore.org

Raptor families, do you need a special gift for your Raptor student?  Visit the school store at silvercreekstore.org and place your order. Generally, if the item is in stock, it will be available in the office the following day!  It’s easy and your student will love it!!!

Fines/Fees

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR SECOND SEMESTER CLASS FEES?   Fees for second semester have been posted to your student’s account.  These fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office.

Technology Fair 2012

Students, are you interested in showing off your technology skills?  The the St. Vrain Tech Fair is for you.  For further information on this unique event please click on the link.

Summer School 2012

Students interested in summer school for 2012 please click on the following link to find out more information about registration and classes offered.

Health Information

If you received a call regarding your student’s “Health Information”, please download the attached form and have your student return it to Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey.

Health Form
Health Form – Spanish

Attendance Message