Weekly blog for November 30th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 30th

Mr. Finnestead’s Guest Editorial produced for Longmont Times-Call – LINK

Football State Championship

Silver Creek will be participating in the state 3A championship football game this Saturday Dec. 1.  The game will be played at Legacy Stadium, located at Cherokee Trails High School.      25901 East Arapahoe Road  Aurora, CO 80016
The game will also be telecast at direct link to Silver Creek vs. Rifle game.

Seniors/Cap and Gown

SENIORS!!   Have you ordered your cap and gown yet?     What are you waiting for?  Wednesday, December 12th, Jostens will be here during both lunches to take your order.   You are eligible for group pricing only through this date, so don’t wait!!!

Silver Creek Mobile Application Hackathon

12/7 & 12/8

This first-of-its-kind event will bring the world of mobile application development together with high school students.  Industry leaders, programmers and developers will descend on the event to create a mobile application within a 24-hour time period.  Individual students and student teams will get a slice of the action by integrating into development teams, or they can simply choose to learn more about JAVA and JAVAScript programming.  This event is free and open to high school students and adults.  Jump to the sign-up at http://mobileappeduden-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#

School Store:

Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.   School Store’s inventory is filling up.  We have lots of great items for Holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.  Be sure to check out our website.  You can order online, then pick up at the School Store any Thursday between 10:20 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or stop by and shop in person.
SilverCreekStore.org

Did you buy a t-shirt this school year in the school store? Is the ink coming off that shirt?  If so, we encourage you to bring that t-shirt to school with your name and number pinned onto the shirt.  There was a problem with the creation of some shirts and we would like to get your shirt replaced.  Please leave it with Ms. Lindsey in the health office or give it to the ladies at the school store on Thursday during your lunch.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

Our After Prom Committee is currently looking for volunteers/committee members for After Prom.  Prom this year is May 4th, 2013 so we need to get started.  Please let me know if you are interested in any of the following groups.

After Prom Committee:
Food
Decorations
Prizes
Donations
Casino Dealers
Chaperones
Correspondence/Thank you’s
Set up/Clean up

Please let Lisa Eutsler know, at eutslergang1990@hotmail.com or (303) 250-5329.

SOLES4SOULS

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes

Once again, Silver Creek is sponsoring a SHOE DRIVE to benefit SOLES4SOULS!  This American based community service organization supplies shoes to people in need in over 127 countries on 5 continents!  Over 300 million children around the world are without shoes.  New and gently used shoes are sent directly to distribution hubs.  Old shoes considered “ONE MAN’S TRASH AND ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE” are used in an exciting initiative to help break the cycle of poverty.  They are donated to micro-enterprise programs and generated into recycled materials for local entrepreneurs to re-sell or trade for goods in their communities.  For many, this can mean the difference between life and death.  So take this opportunity to dig up your unwanted … too big … or too small … flip flops, crocs, high heels, dress shoes, slippers, boots, cleats, or sneakers and load up our collection boxes.  We’ll even be happy to take all those OLD STINKY ones!  Please keep them in pairs by tying them together or securing them with a rubber band.  Thanks for your help!

SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time.  Check out the flyer for more information.

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Ensure your piece of SC immortality and get in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR WITH A BRICK OF HIS OR HER OWN.  Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  Brick samples are on display in the main office.

RABC

Congratulations to the Golf team for having over 83% of their parents members of the Booster Club.  We appreciate your support and will give your team $100 for winning the contest for the Fall Club with the highest % of members. Now it is time for the Winter sports/clubs to compete.  The $20 membership fee supports all activities at SC.  You may join RABC on line at silvercreekstore.org

We want you as an RABC member!  Join during this Fall Membership Drive!
Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize
student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities
for our kids.
Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

Entertainment (coupon) Books  $10
It is snow season!  Buy an E-book and save $$ skiing this ski season
Copper Mountain:  2 for 1 lift ticket (4 coupons)
Copper Mountain:  $69 Adult lift ticket, $49 Child lift ticket
Granby Ranch: $40 lift ticket (3 coupons)
Loveland Ski:  $10 off lift ticket (2)
Loveland Ski:  Free child lift ticket with purchase of adult ticket (2 coupons)
Sunlight Resort:  $35 Adult lift ticket
Winter Park:  $79 Adult lift ticket (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – early season, before Dec 14th (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – late season, after April 1 (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $49 Child lift ticket (2 coupons)
Available at silvercreekstore.org OR school store on Thursday 10-1

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.
Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!
Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.  The next SCOPA meeting is December 4th from 6:00-7:00p.m. in the choir room.

ROYAL MADRIGAL Feast 2012
Ticket are now on sale.
Ticket order forms are available in the SCHS Main Office and at the following Silver Creek Order forms will also be available online to download at www.scopanews.org

Madrigal dates and details:
Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.  Dessert-only performance. Cost is reduced to $12 students, $14 adults
Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)

Online ticket sales (using a credit card via PayPal) are available at www.scopanews.org (PayPal link will be enabled Friday evening, October 19). Paper order forms, with payment to SCOPA, will be accepted at Performing Arts events noted above and in the SCHS office with receptionist, Lois Davis. These forms require payment by check or cash only. //(The sole form of electronic payment is via PayPal and credit card.) Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please order early to ensure the best possible table. Your table placement is determined by the date and time of your ticket order (PayPal sales and hand delivered order forms with payment, are all date and time stamped upon receipt). Any subsequent ticket orders may not be able to be seated with the original ticket orders. All efforts will be made to seat your subsequent ticket purchases together; however, there are no guarantees. //

NOTE: Acceptance of order forms in the SCHS office, and PayPal payments online, will END at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2012. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door one hour before each show.

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.
For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Weekly blog for November 16th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, 16th

Mr. Finnestead’s Guest Editorial produced for Longmont Times-Call – LINK

 

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Follow Silver Creek Football vs. Pueblo Central on Saturday at www.raptornation.tv

We will begin broadcasting at 12:45 in anticipation of the 1:00 pm start.

 

Congratulations for National Merit Participants

Congratulations to Brian Hardy for being recognized as a National Merit Semi-Finalist for having scored in the top 1% nationwide on the PSAT.  Brian will be continuing in the National Merit Finalist competition throughout the 2012-2013 school year.  Congratulations to Ross Erickson for being recognized as a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program; this honor is awarded to students scoring in the top 2% on the PSAT.  Commended Students and Semi-Finalists are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the PSAT.

Congratulations to SVVSD Honor Orchestra Students

Alexandria Birren

Tavon Boaman

Dakota Cotugno

Amy Lovstedt

Ariel Myler

Emily Schofield

Cameron Smith

Hannah Terrell

Alexi Whitsel

With all of the accolades piling up for our performing artists, we had to construct a new awards case.  Thanks to SCOPA and SVVSD Construction for their work in making this reality.

Now it’s time to fill it up!

 

Silver Creek Mobile Application Hackathon

12/7 & 12/8

This first-of-its-kind event will bring the world of mobile application development together with high school students.  Industry leaders, programmers and developers will descend on the event to create a mobile application within a 24-hour time period.  Individual students and student teams will get a slice of the action by integrating into development teams, or they can simply choose to learn more about JAVA and JAVAScript programming.  This event is free and open to high school students and adults.  Jump to the sign up at http://mobileappeduden-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#

Accountability Meeting Packet

Our next accountability meeting will be 11/29 at 2:30 p.m.  If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Mr. Ottem at ottem_eric@svvsd.org or Mr. Finnestead at finnestead_erick@svvsd.org .  Our agenda will include Mission Statement results and capital expenditure bond improvements for SCHS, to be funded from the 2008 Bond Issue.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus student accounts have been updated.  Take a moment to verify all contact information and student photos.  Contact the counseling secretary Leslie Chopp if student information is not correct or needs to be updated.

If your student did not get his/her picture taken during picture/locker day or during retakes have him/her stop by the main office so we can get a picture uploaded into IC.  Also, verify that the correct picture is on his/her Infinite Campus account.

School Store:

Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.   School Store’s inventory is filling up.  We have lots of great items for Holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.  Be sure and check out our website.  You can order online, then pick up at the School Store any Thursday between 10:20 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or stop by and shop in person.
SilverCreekStore.org

Driver Education

SVVSD Driver Education Winter session classes begin the week following Thanksgiving break, Nov. 26th – Nov. 29th, ending the week of Feb. 18th – Feb. 21st.  Cost is $395 and includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind-the-wheel training.  Please call 720-494-3960 to register.

SOLES4SOULS

Once again, Silver Creek is sponsoring a SHOE DRIVE to benefit SOLES4SOULS!  Check out the flyer for more information.

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Ensure your piece of SC immortality and get in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR WITH A BRICK OF HIS OR HER OWN.  Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  Brick samples are on display in the main office.

Athletics

The Silver Creek Raptors have a state football playoff game this Saturday at 1:00 at Everly Montgomery Field (LHS).  Please note:

Since this is a playoff game, your Silver Creek family/student passes will not work for this game. Only CHSAA  & CHSCA passes will be accepted at the gate.

Tickets are:

Pre-school (age 4 and under) ……………. Free

Student (K-12) & Sr. Citizen (age 60) …. $5.00

General Admission …………………………. $7.00

If you’re unable to make it to the game, you can watch it online!  Just go to the live webcast at :

www.raptornation.tv

We need 5 more people to volunteer to work concessions on Saturday for the Football Game.

1 person for 12:30-2:30

4 people for 2:30-close

Contact Kaydene Hubert @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.

Counseling Office

Fort Hays State University and Naropa University will have college representatives here on Wednesday, November 28th.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!  The next RABC meeting is Monday November 26th at 6:00p.m. in the library.  Hope to see you there.   Join during this Fall Membership Drive!
Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize
student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities
for our kids.
Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

Entertainment (coupon) Books  $10
It is snow season!  Buy an E-book and save $$ skiing this ski season
Copper Mountain:  2 for 1 lift ticket (4 coupons)
Copper Mountain:  $69 Adult lift ticket, $49 Child lift ticket
Granby Ranch: $40 lift ticket (3 coupons)
Loveland Ski:  $10 off lift ticket (2)
Loveland Ski:  Free child lift ticket with purchase of adult ticket (2 coupons)
Sunlight Resort:  $35 Adult lift ticket
Winter Park:  $79 Adult lift ticket (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – early season, before Dec 14th (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – late season, after April 1 (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $49 Child lift ticket (2 coupons)
Available at silvercreekstore.org OR school store on Thursday 10-1

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.
Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!
Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We hold Bingo every Wednesday night from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

School Store:  Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.   School Store’s inventory is filling up.  We have lots of great items for Holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.  Be sure and check out our website.  You can order online, then pickup at the School Store any Thursday between 10:20am – 1pm, or stop by and shop in person.
SilverCreekStore.org

Did you buy a t-shirt this school year in the school store? Is the ink coming off that shirt?  If so, we encourage you to bring that t-shirt to school with your name and number pinned onto the shirt.  There was a problem with the creation of some shirts and we would like to get your shirt replaced.  Please leave it with Ms. Lindsey in the health office or give it to the ladies at the school store on Thursday during your lunch.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

ROYAL MADRIGAL Feast 2012
Ticket are now on sale.
Ticket order forms are available in the SCHS Main Office and at the following Silver Creek Order forms will also be available online to download at www.scopanews.org

Madrigal dates and details:
Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.  Dessert-only performance. Cost is reduced to $12 students, $14 adults
Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)

Online ticket sales (using a credit card via PayPal) are available at www.scopanews.org (PayPal link will be enabled Friday evening, October 19). Paper order forms, with payment to SCOPA, will be accepted at Performing Arts events noted above and in the SCHS office with receptionist, Lois Davis. These forms require payment by check or cash only. //(The sole form of electronic payment is via PayPal and credit card.) Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please order early to ensure the best possible table. Your table placement is determined by the date and time of your ticket order (PayPal sales and hand delivered order forms with payment, are all date and time stamped upon receipt). Any subsequent ticket orders may not be able to be seated with the original ticket orders. All efforts will be made to seat your subsequent ticket purchases together; however, there are no guarantees. //

NOTE: Acceptance of order forms in the SCHS office, and PayPal payments online, will END at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2012. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door one hour before each show.

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.
For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Weekly blog for November 9th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 9th

Mr. Finnestead’s Guest Editorial produced for Longmont Times-Call – LINK

Congratulations

Congratulations to Brian Hardy for being recognized as a National Merit Semi-Finalist.  Brian will be continuing in the National Merit Finalist competition throughout the 2012-2013 school year.  Congratulations to Ross Erickson for being recognized as a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Commended Students and Semi-Finalists are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the PSAT.  TUNE IN *LIVE*TO SILVER CREEK STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF!!! Silver Creek’s first-round game against Elizabeth airs Saturday, 1:00 p.m.  (Catch Mr. Finnestead’s world debut as a play-by-play announcer!) www.HDFlame.com/football

Silver Creek Mobile Application Hackathon

12/7 & 12/8

This first-of-its-kind event will bring the world of mobile application development together with high school students.  Industry leaders, programmers and developers will descend on the event to create a mobile application within a 24-hour time period.  Individual students and student teams will get a slice of the action by integrating into development teams, or they can simply choose to learn more about JAVA and JAVAScript programming.  This event is free and open to high school students and adults.  Jump to the sign up at http://mobileappeduden-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#

Accountability Meeting Packet

Our next accountability meeting will be 11/29 at 2:30 p.m.  If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Mr. Ottem at ottem_eric@svvsd.org or Mr. Finnestead at finnestead_erick@svvsd.org.  Our agenda will include Mission Statement results and capital expenditure bond improvements for SCHS, to be funded from the 2008 Bond Issue.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus student accounts have been updated.  Take a moment to verify all contact information and student photos.  Contact the counseling secretary Leslie Chopp if student information is not correct or needs to be updated. If your student did not get his/her picture taken during picture/locker day or during retakes have him/her stop by the main office so we can get a picture uploaded into IC.  Also, verify that the correct picture is on his/her Infinite Campus account.

Yearbook

We are excited to announce that the 2013 SILVER CREEK yearbook is now on sale. Make sure that your child doesn’t miss out on our yearbook tradition. It’s the only book that captures the year’s events, activities, friendships, experiences and memories from Silver Creek. You will have two opportunities this year to guarantee a book for your child. From October 29th  to November 9th , the book will be on sale for $65. From January 28th  to February 8th, the book will be offered at $70. Place your order for the yearbook at jostens­yearbooks.com or with our school bookkeeper. Again, that is jostensyearbooks.com. If you have already purchased a book, thank you! This year’s book is one you won’t want to miss!

Driver Education

SVVSD Driver Education Winter session classes begin the week following Thanksgiving break, Nov. 26th – Nov. 29th, ending the week of Feb. 18th – Feb. 21st.  Cost is $395 and includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind-the-wheel training.  Please call 720-494-3960 to register.

SOLES4SOULS

Once again, Silver Creek is sponsoring a SHOE DRIVE to benefit SOLES4SOULS!  Check out the flyerfor more information.

Help us to refresh our mission statement!

Parents, please help us refresh our mission statement.  Our current mission statement was created several years back, when Silver Creek did not have many of the great scholastic opportunities we have today.  This mission statement review is the culminating work of student, parent and staff committees.  Please click on the following LINKand help us refine the mission statement for Silver Creek High School.

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Ensure your piece of SC immortality and get in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR WITH A BRICK OF HIS OR HER OWN.  Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  Brick samples are on display in the main office.

Athletics

Winter Sports (boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling) officially begin in November.  All paperwork and fees need to be turned into the Athletic Office before tryouts.

Click HERE for more information.

Winter Sport Start Dates

Girls Basketball – November 7

Boys Basketball – November 9

Girls Swimming – November 9

Wrestling – November 9

And once again, don’t miss the *state football playoff* webcast!!  Sat. @ 1:00

www.HDFlame.com/football

Counseling Office

The University of Northern Colorado will have a college representative here on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:30.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!  Join during this Fall Membership Drive! Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.  If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.  Entertainment (coupon) Books  $10 It is snow season!  Buy an E-book and save $$ skiing this ski season Copper Mountain:  2 for 1 lift ticket (4 coupons) Copper Mountain:  $69 Adult lift ticket, $49 Child lift ticket Granby Ranch: $40 lift ticket (3 coupons) Loveland Ski:  $10 off lift ticket (2) Loveland Ski:  Free child lift ticket with purchase of adult ticket (2 coupons) Sunlight Resort:  $35 Adult lift ticket Winter Park:  $79 Adult lift ticket (2 coupons) Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – early season, before Dec 14th (2 coupons) Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – late season, after April 1 (2 coupons) Winter Park:  $49 Child lift ticket (2 coupons) Available at silvercreekstore.org OR school store on Thursday 10-1 BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 pm.  Hope to see you there! Bingo Help! Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We hold Bingo every Wednesday night from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501. School Store: Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may order online at silvercreekstore.organd pick up your items on Thursday. Did you buy a t-shirt this school year in the school store? Is the ink coming off that shirt?  If so, we encourage you to bring that t-shirt to school with your name and number pinned onto the shirt.  There was a problem with the creation of some shirts and we would like to get your shirt replaced.  Please leave it with Ms. Lindsey in the health office or give it to the ladies at the school store on Thursday during your lunch.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

The next SCOPA meeting is Tuesday November 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the choir room.

November 10th is a designated Orchestra Bingo day. Come play Bingo from 1:00 – 3:00 and support the Orchestra!

November 10th the Marching band will participate in the Veteran’s Day parade at 11:11!

November 11th is the designated bingo day for Drama.

November 13th: St Vrain Honor Orchestra Concert is at 7:00 p.m. at Frederick High School. Silver Creek has 10 Orchestra students participating in the Honor Orchestra Concert!!!

Tickets for the fall play, “You Can’t Take it With You”, are now on sale.  Performances are November 8-10 at 7:00 p.m. Students will be selling tickets and information for ticket sales is on SCOPANEWS.ORG.

ROYAL MADRIGAL Feast 2012 Ticket are now on sale. Ticket order forms are available in the SCHS Main Office and at the following Silver Creek Order forms will also be available online to download at www.scopanews.org

Madrigal dates and details: Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults) Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.  Dessert-only performance. Cost is reduced to $12 students, $14 adults Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults) Online ticket sales (using a credit card via PayPal) are available at www.scopanews.org (PayPal link will be enabled Friday evening, October 19). Paper order forms, with payment to SCOPA, will be accepted at Performing Arts events noted above and in the SCHS office with receptionist, Lois Davis. These forms require payment by check or cash only. //(The sole form of electronic payment is via PayPal and credit card.) Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please order early to ensure the best possible table. Your table placement is determined by the date and time of your ticket order (PayPal sales and hand delivered order forms with payment, are all date and time stamped upon receipt). Any subsequent ticket orders may not be able to be seated with the original ticket orders. All efforts will be made to seat your subsequent ticket purchases together; however, there are no guarantees. // NOTE: Acceptance of order forms in the SCHS office, and PayPal payments online, will END at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2012. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door one hour before each show. SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street. For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Weekly blog for November 2nd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 2nd

Mr. Finnestead’s Guest Editorial produced for Longmont Times-Call – LINK

Silver Creek Mobile Application Hackathon

12/7 & 12/8

This, first of its kind, event will bring the world of mobile application development together with high school students.  Industry leaders, programmers and developers will descend on the event to create a mobile application within a 24-hour time period.  Individual tudents and student teams will get a slice of the action by integrating into development teams or will be given instruction in JAVA and JAVAScript programming.  This event is free and open to high school students and adults.  Jump to the sign up at http://mobileappeduden-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#

Congratulations to the following Silver Creek 2013 Boettcher Scholar Nominees:

Valarie Allman

Brian Hardy

Emily Lane

Tommy Heidebrecht

Jack Adolfson

Kailee Cox

Anthony Emberley

Ross Erickson

Hamilton Nelson

Noah Grolnick

Accountability Meeting Packet

LINK

Please join us next month (11/29/12 at 2:30 PM) as we begin to chart course after the Mill Levy decision.  Our first meeting also yielded some important feedback about our Parent Information and Registration Nights for incoming 9th graders.  We will look to incorporate more students into the programs.  Additionally, administrative team members invite prospective students and families to schedule informational tours.  We are available every Thursday, now through January (and by special request if you can’t visit on a Thursday), so please schedule a time and we’ll make every effort to answer your individual questions as you make this very important transition.

Late Start

Wednesday November 7th is a Late Start.  School starts at 9:45 a.m. and buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus student accounts have been updated.  Take a moment to verify all contact information and student photos.  Contact the counseling secretary Leslie Chopp if student information is not correct or needs to be updated.

If your student did not get his/her picture taken during picture/locker day or during retakes have him/her stop by the main office so we can get a picture uploaded into IC.  Also, verify that the correct picture is on his/her Infinite Campus account.

Yearbook

We are excited to announce that the 2013 SILVER CREEK yearbook is now on sale. Make sure that your child doesn’t miss out on our yearbook tradition. It’s the only book that captures the year’s events, activities, friendships, experiences and memories from Silver Creek. You will have two opportunities this year to guarantee a book for your child. From October 29th  to November 9th , the book will be on sale for $65. From January 28th  to February 8th, the book will be offered at $70. Place your order for the yearbook at jostens­yearbooks.com or with our school bookkeeper. Again, that is jostensyearbooks.com. If you have already purchased a book, thank you! This year’s book is one you won’t want to miss!

Help us to refresh our mission statement!

Parents, please help us refresh our mission statement.  Our current mission statement was created several years back, when Silver Creek did not have many of the great scholastic opportunities we have today.  This mission statement review is the culminating work of student, parent and staff committees.  Please click on the following LINK and help us refine the mission statement for Silver Creek High School.

Raptors of the Month

Check out these high-flying Raptors:
Morgan McKean
Tommy Heidebrecht

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone!  This year the Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Ensure your piece of SC immortality and get in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR WITH A BRICK OF HIS OR HER OWN.  Click on the following LINK to view the brochure for our Brick-Buy-Brick Fundraiser.  Brick samples can be seen in the main office.

UHS

Fabulous Finds invites you to an Autumnal Afternoon of Universal Talent, performed by the Universal High School Program Students on Wednesday November 7th from 3:30-7:30 p.m.  Included is Entertainment – Door Prizes – Raffle – Appetizers and INCLUDING MANY FABULOUS FINDS.  25% of all purchases will be graciously donated to the UHS Activity Fund – helping to support this amazing alternative education experience.  This is a FREE EVENT.

Hope 4 Hoog

Hope 4 Hoog is hosting a 5k event to benefit Tyler on November 3rd at McIntosh Lake.  For more information or to register visit: http://runtowalk5k-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1 or the attached flyer.

Counseling Corner

FALL IS COLLEGE FAIR SEASON!
The following college events are coming up within our school district and in the surrounding area. While many wait until their junior or senior year to start their college searches, we strongly encourage ALL families to take advantage of these opportunities to start researching college options. Advance preparation can lead to more options, better decision-making, more programming and scholarship opportunities. We hope you find time to attend the event(s) that suit your needs!
For college fairs, please be aware that most have instituted a new registration program. This online process can help families save time from filling out cards for every school they want information from. To learn more about the program and how to register, click here.
What is a College Fair? How to make the most of a college fair, including sample questions to ask college representatives.

Athletics

Winter Sports (boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling) officially begin in November.  All paperwork and fees need to be turned into the Athletic Office before tryouts.

Click HERE for more information.

 

Winter Sport Start Dates

Girls Basketball – November 7

Boys Basketball – November 9

Girls Swimming – November 9

Wrestling – November 9

There will be an all-winter-sport parent/student meeting on Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the large gym.

The Girls Soccer Team is selling ButterBraid pastries (www.coloradobutterbraid.com) to raise funds to help support SC soccer.  These are the delicious braids that thaw & rise overnight so you can bake them fresh in the morning…perfect for Thanksgiving break or anytime!  $12/pastry Available braid fillings are Cherry, Apple, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese & we also have Caramel Rolls.  To order some, please see any SC Girls Soccer player, or contact Donna Chuang at dschuang@yahoo.com .   Orders must be in by Nov. 5th; pastries will be available for delivery Nov. 14th.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!  Join during this Fall Membership Drive!
Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize
student clubs and continue providing excellent athletic and activity opportunities
for our kids.
Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

Entertainment (coupon) Books  $10
It is snow season!  Buy an E-book and save $ skiing this ski season
Copper Mountain:  2 for 1 lift ticket (4 coupons)
Copper Mountain:  $69 Adult lift ticket, $49 Child lift ticket
Granby Ranch: $40 lift ticket (3 coupons)
Loveland Ski:  $10 off lift ticket (2)
Loveland Ski:  Free child lift ticket with purchase of adult ticket (2 coupons)
Sunlight Resort:  $35 Adult lift ticket
Winter Park:  $79 Adult lift ticket (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – early season, before Dec 14th (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – late season, after April 1 (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $49 Child lift ticket (2 coupons)
Available at silvercreekstore.org OR school store on Thursday 10-1

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.
Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!
Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We hold Bingo every Wednesday night from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

School Store:  Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.

Did you buy a t-shirt this school year in the school store? Does that shirt have the ink coming off?  If so, we would like to encourage you to bring that t-shirt to school with your name and number pinned onto the shirt.  There was a problem with the creation of some shirts and we would like to get your shirt replaced.  Please leave it with Ms. Lindsey in the health office or give it to the ladies at the school store on Thursday during your lunch.

High School Football in St. Vrain will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz”
Our Home games will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz” from Everly Montgomery Field.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

The next SCOPA meeting is Tuesday November 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the choir room.

November 10th is a designated Orchestra Bingo day. Come play Bingo from 1:00 – 3:00 and support the Orchestra!

November 10th the Marching band will participate in the Veteran’s Day parade at 11:00!

November 11th is the designated bingo day for Drama.

November 13th: St Vrain Honor Orchestra Concert is at 7:00 p.m. at Frederick High School. Silver Creek has 10 Orchestra students participating in the Honor Orchestra Concert!!!

Tickets for the fall play, “You Can’t Take it With You”, are now on sale.  Performances are November 8-10 at 7:00 p.m.

Students will be selling tickets and information for ticket sales is on SCOPANEWS.ORG.

ROYAL MADRIGAL Feast 2012
Ticket are now on sale.
Ticket order forms are available in the SCHS Main Office and at the following Silver Creek Order forms will also be available online to download at www.scopanews.org

Madrigal dates and details:
Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.  Dessert-only performance. Cost is reduced to $12 students, $14 adults
Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)

Online ticket sales (using a credit card via PayPal) are available at www.scopanews.org (PayPal link will be enabled Friday evening, October 19). Paper order forms, with payment to SCOPA, will be accepted at Performing Arts events noted above and in the SCHS office with receptionist, Lois Davis. These forms require payment by check or cash only. //(The sole form of electronic payment is via PayPal and credit card.) Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please order early to ensure the best possible table. Your table placement is determined by the date and time of your ticket order (PayPal sales and hand delivered order forms with payment, are all date and time stamped upon receipt). Any subsequent ticket orders may not be able to be seated with the original ticket orders. All efforts will be made to seat your subsequent ticket purchases together; however, there are no guarantees. //

NOTE: Acceptance of order forms in the SCHS office, and PayPal payments online, will END at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2012. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door one hour before each show.

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.
For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!