Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, January 25th
Dear Raptor Families,
I would like to share with you our progress on security measures within our building. We have made some improvements and updates over the course of the last year and look to continue making improvements in the near future. I would also like to invite you to a St. Vrain Valley District safety meeting of your choice.
February 5, 6:00-7:30, Trail Ridge Middle • 1000 Button Rock Dr., Longmont
February 6, 6:00-7:30, Coal Ridge Middle • 6201 Booth Dr., Firestone
February 7, 6:00-7:30, Erie Middle • 650 Main St., Erie
Changes at Silver Creek include:
- Internal cameras – implementation of school entrance cameras to provide office staff with a visual of main entrance
- Entryway buzzers – complete implementation of A-phones/entry buzzers designed to prevent access to schools without office staff first screening visitors and authorizing entry by pressing an open door buzzer (to be installed in the next 4 weeks)
Safety structures and practices already in place at Silver Creek:
- Security Doors – school entrance directs visitors into the main office
- Key Cards – all doors are locked and require the use of a key card for entry
- Visitor Badge and Identification Verification—all visitors are required to check-in at front office; anyone unfamiliar to office staff is required to show identification
- Background Checks – routine background checks for all district employees and regular volunteers
- Security Radios – enhanced internal and external communications through use of upgraded security radios for school staff
- Incident Command – continued communication with local law enforcement agencies and review of the Incident Command Management System that we currently have in place
- Safety Teams – continuous training for school safety and first aid teams within schools
- Safety drills – routine, comprehensive safety drills performed by staff and students in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, fire districts and emergency managers
- School Resource Officer and Campus Supervisors – Working in conjunction with Longmont Police Department, we have a full-time officer at our school along with campus supervisors routinely patrolling campus.
- Safe2Tell – implementation of Safe2Tell hotline designed to report any safety concerns, tips, etc.
- Entrance Reconstruction – Our office recently added a secure entrance. This construction provides immediate staff contact upon arrival at our building.
Thank you for your continued support as we look to provide an environment that is both welcoming and safe for our students, staff, and families.
Registration Information for SY 2013 – 2014
Please go to our Registration link on our main website to begin the process of course selection for next school year.
- Once you click on the “Registration 2013 – 2014” link please review all the dates and information about registration.
- Towards the bottom of the page are the Grade Level appropriate links for course selection.
- It is important that between now and April 1st, 2013 (Which is when you will actually begin to input your requests):
- Begin to have conversations with your teachers and parents/guardians about possible choices for next year.
- Please carefully review and follow our registration guidelines and attend important events.
- Be sure to review all courses which require auditions and/or applications and complete the required activities in order to request a particular course.
- Review with your counselor about appropriate selection.
It’s not too late to order your student’s yearbook. Time is running out to order the Silver Creek High School yearbook for your student. There’s only one chance to experience this school year, but the yearbook helps remember it forever. It’s now on sale through 02/08/13. Order your yearbook now.
Important Dates for Semester 2 2012-2013
Accountability Meeting (2:30 PM)…………………………January 31
PLC Late Start/Practice ACT test for juniors…………February 6
President’s Day (No School)….……… ………………..February 18
Program Information Night (6:30 PM)………….February 20
Parent Teacher Conferences (targeting struggling students)..February 27
Parent Teacher Conferences (open to all)……..February 28
PLC Late Start…………………..………March 6
TCAP Testing (9th and 10th)………….March 12-19
Junior ACT Test Prep (11th)………..March 12-19
Spring Break (No School)………….April 1-5
PLC Late Start……………………..April 10
ACT Testing (11th regular school day 9, 10, 12)…….April 23
PLC Late Start…………….May 1
Awards Night (9th-11th 7:00 PM)………..May 6
AP Testing…………..…ay 6-10, May 13-17
SCLA Evening of Excellence…………..….May 14
Seniors Last Day…………………………..May 16
Senior Assignments Due…………..May 17
Finals 1-3 (9th-11th)……………….May 21
Finals 5-7 (9th-11th)……………….May 22
Finals 4 & 8 (9th-11th Last Day of School)…..…May 23
Senior Night (6:30 PM)……………………..May 23
Graduation (10:00 AM)……….May 25
Student Fees for Semester 2 will be downloaded to student accounts starting February 1st. Students may drop payment of cash or check off at the Main Office beginning February 1st, or credit card payments can be processed through RevTrak. If paying by check or cash, include student name and ID number.
Check out this year’s Senior Jersey:
These Sr. Jerseys, Snap Back hats, Visors and lots of Sweats and Hoodies are available for purchase in the school store. You can shop in person any Thursday from 10am – 1pm (cash or checks accepted) or shop online and pay with a CC or PayPal.
When you shop online you can pick up your order the next Thursday.
A college representative from Bethany College will be here on Monday, January 28th. Please sign up in the counseling office.
The St. Vrain Local Scholarship Lists are available in the Counseling Office or online at http://sites.google.com/a/svvsd.org/svvsd-high-school-counseling/scholarships-1. Over 25 scholarships are available from local businesses and organizations for St. Vrain seniors planning to attend universities and/or vocational training. The Gold Star Award has just been added to the list, and the Welker Scholarship deserves a good look for those with financial need. The deadline for most of these scholarships is February 28, so check it out soon! Other scholarship opportunities and search engines are also listed on the website above. For scholarships available at individual universities, check your university’s financial aid website.
The Front Range Community College (FRCC) Foundation Scholarships list is also available for students who plan to attend FRCC. Deadline is March 1. Go to http://www.frontrange.edu/Current-Students/Financial-Aid/Types-of-Financial-Aid/Scholarships.aspx.
As you apply for scholarships, extra effort can go a long way! APPLY, APPLY, APPLY, and remember to read the instructions, be thorough, write neatly, and ALWAYS MEET THE DEADLINES GIVEN!! Good luck pursuing these options!
FINANCIAL AID – The priority deadline to file the FAFSA for most schools is March 1! For families that need help applying for federal financial aid, College Goal Sunday will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m., at Front Range Community College in Longmont. Volunteers will be on hand to help you file your FAFSA form online. Remember to bring your 2012 tax documents. For more information, go to www.collegegoalcolorado.org.
Career Development Center (CDC) Open House
Sunday, January 27, 2013
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Come by to see all the classes available to help prepare students
for post-secondary education and careers. High School elective credit is available in
the following areas:
Agriscience, Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Emergency Response, Early Childhood Education, Pre-Engineering Technology, Hairstyling & Manicuring, Med Prep, Multimedia, Nursing Assistant, Plant & Environmental Tech, and Welding Trades
Career Development Center
1200 S. Sunset Street
Longmont, CO 80501
The start of spring sports is just around the corner. Are you signed up for Baseball, Girls Golf (at Skyline HS), Girls Soccer, Boys Swimming, Girls Tennis or Track & Field? For information on how to register, click here. All paperwork and fees must be turned into the athletic office before Monday, February 25.
For those girls interested in playing golf this year, there will be an informational meeting at Skyline HS on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m.in the Commons (lunchroom) . The season begins on February 25.
Do you know of an uninsured child who can benefit from a free dental exam?
Dental Aid will provide
free dental services to uninsured children under the age of 20!
GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY
Friday February 1, 2013
Call Dental Aid today to schedule a dental appointment!
4155 Darley Ave
877 S Boulder Rd
715 Princess Dr
*Please note that this event is time sensitive*
Appointments are limited and required— call today!
Are you also interested in learning more about free or low cost health insurance offered through the state of Colorado?
Call the Boulder County Healthy Kids Initiative to learn more about Medicaid and CHP+!
Benefits include well child and doctor visits, immunizations, dental care (for children), vision services, hospital services,
prescriptions, behavioral health services, and prenatal care.
Call today for more information or to apply for these great health insurance benefits!
Please call your Healthy Kids representative at
After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:
Interested in helping with After Prom? We are looking for volunteers and donations to make our After Prom a success. We are in need of the following:
After Prom Volunteers
We will be holding an After Prom meeting January 23rd at SCHS in room D100 at 6:30pm.
Questions, please call Lisa Eutsler at (303) 250-5329. firstname.lastname@example.org”
SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE
Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes!
The Silver Creek Leadership Academy would like to express our appreciation for your continuing support of the Soles4Souls shoe drive. This week Altona Middle School was our Donor of the Week collecting over 160 pairs of shoes as part of their annual Rattlers Cup competition! We are also happy to announce Eagle Crest Elementary, the Longmont Senior Center, and the Colorado All-State Girls Basketball Game association will be joining our collaborative initiative. It is exciting to be part of a Global Shoe Recycling Program that distributes gently used shoes to 127 distribution hubs throughout the world and turns old unusable shoes into reusable materials to create playgrounds and tracks in their communities. We have also been working closely with Sole4Souls headquarters and they want you to know all of your donations will help to make a big difference!
SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time
Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone! The Silver Creek Education Foundation is building better 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.
We want you as an RABC member! The next meeting is Monday January 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library. Our guest speaker is Martha Hartney from Hartney Family & Estate Law. She will be speaking about Kids Protection Planning & Estate Planning. Her presentation will be 20 minutes. We will be discussing payment of large ticket items. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Join during this Winter 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 @ email@example.com or 303-845-2290. We would like to start training asap for this open position.
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 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 (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
Calendar of upcoming events:
Mile High Jazz Festival January 31st 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Honor Band Concert Feb 6th
All State Choir Feb 7-9th
Combined Honor League Band Concert Feb 11th at Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley at 7:00 p.m.
All State Orchestra is February 14-16
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!