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:  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.

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… 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

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 .
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 or Annie Simboski at 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  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.


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 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.

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: 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: 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.

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

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.


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 if you have any
questions or would like to volunteer.

School Store

Raptor families, do you need a special gift for your Raptor student?  Visit the school store at 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!!!

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