Weekly blog for January 25th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 25th

 

Principal’s Message

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.

Safety Meetings:

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.

Sincerely,
Erick Finnestead

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.

Yearbook

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
Prom/After-Prom………………May 4
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

Fees

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.

School Store

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.
SilverCreekStore.org

Counseling Office

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
303/772-3333

Athletics

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!

Boulder

Louisville

Longmont

4155 Darley Ave

877 S Boulder Rd

715 Princess Dr

303-499-7072

303-665-8228

303-682-2619

 

*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

720-722-1454

 

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:
Gift Cards
Gift Certificates
Baskets
After Prom Volunteers
Committee Members
Construction help
Food Vendors

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.  eutslergang1990@hotmail.com”

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

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

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.

RABC

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  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.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 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.

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!

Weekly blog for January 18th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 18th

Announcing Silver Creek High School’s New Mission Statement

Silver Creek High School is an inclusive community committed to leadership and excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics.

Principal’s Message

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.

Safety Meetings:

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.

Sincerely,
Erick Finnestead

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.

Important Dates for Semester 2 2012-2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)……………………….…..January 21
Incoming Freshmen Registration Night (6:30 PM)…………….January 23
Accountability Meeting (2:30 PM)……………………………..……January 31
PLC Late Start……………………………………………………..…………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
Prom/After-Prom………………………………………………………May 4
Awards Night (9th-11th 7:00 PM)………………………………..May 6
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

Fees

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.

School Store

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.
SilverCreekStore.org

MLK Celebration

MONDAY JAN 21 Celebrate MLK at SCHS as we join with the City of Longmont with the “All Cultures, One Voice” celebration.  The day begins at 1pm in the front of SCHS with a symbolic march and ends in the auditorium with music, speakers and other celebrations.  It’s free and open to the public!    The event runs from 1-4pm.

Counseling Office

A college representative will be here on Thursday, January 24 from CSU-Pueblo.  We also will have a representative from Bethany College on Monday, January 28.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

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
303/772-3333

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!

Boulder

Louisville

Longmont

4155 Darley Ave

877 S Boulder Rd

715 Princess Dr

303-499-7072

303-665-8228

303-682-2619

*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

720-722-1454

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:
Gift Cards
Gift Certificates
Baskets
After Prom Volunteers
Committee Members
Construction help
Food Vendors

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.  eutslergang1990@hotmail.com”

SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes!

The Silver Creek Leadership Academy would like to say THANK YOU for all of your donations.  Our donation boxes have been overflowing and the Soles4Souls “Let Someone Follow in Your Footsteps” showcase in the lower D-Wing is beginning to fill up!  So far we have collected 623 pairs of shoes J  We are very excited to be working with the University of Colorado’s Athletic Department who have added 291 pairs of sports related cleats and sneakers.  This week we are also happy to announce Blue Mountain Elementary School and Altona Middle School (as part of their annual Rattlers Cup) will be joining us in our cross school collaborative initiative!

Motivated by the fact that thousands of children cannot go to school without shoes and a micro-enterprising component that helps break the cycle of poverty, together we are on a mission to collect as many as shoes as possible.  Not only does this include new and used shoes, but also your most worn out, beat up, and smelliest shoes as part of an innovative Global Shoe Recycling Program.  Using shoe donations, jobs and materials are provided for local people to find an ongoing source of sustainability. Sole4Souls distributes shoes to 127 distribution hubs throughout the world and turns any unusable shoes into reusable materials to create playgrounds and tracks in their communities.   So please help our shoe drive because those in need can really use your shoes during these cold winter months.  Big or small, old or new, sweet or stinky … we’ll take them all!

SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

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.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!  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  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.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 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.

Jazz Concert on January 23rd at Mojo’s.

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 January 11th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 11th

Announcing Silver Creek High School’s New Mission Statement

Silver Creek High School is an inclusive community committed to leadership and excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics.

Principal’s Message

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.

Safety Meetings:

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.

Sincerely,
Erick Finnestead

Athletics

Calling All Track Athletes
We know that we are all just recovering from winter break, but it will be spring before you know it. With that in mind, we are already moving forward with our plans for the 2013 Track Pancake Dinner which will be held on Friday, February 8th. If your son or daughter will be running track this year and you have not yet received any information about this great event, please contact Linda Nelson at lnelson@thebasisgroup.com as soon as possible. We want to be sure you and your athlete have a chance to participate in this year’s dinner. We will be looking for volunteers soon. We hope you will consider an evening of flipping cakes and raising money for the 2013 Silver Creek Track Team!

Important Dates for Semester 2 2012-2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)…………………………………..January 21
Incoming Freshmen Registration Night (6:30 PM)….…………..…..January 23
Accountability Meeting (2:30 PM)…………………………………….……January 31
PLC Late Start……………………………………………………………..…………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
Prom/After-Prom…………………………………………………..……………May 4
Awards Night (9th-11th 7:00 PM)…………………………….…………..May 6
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

Fees

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.

Drama Club

“Guys and Dolls” is this spring’s Silver Creek Theatre Company musical!!
April 25-28, 2013

In preparation for our musical, Director Les Dweir would like to announce the following to interested SCHS students:

* Pick up an Audition packet from Les if you were not able to make the drama club meeting on January 8.
Sign up in A-Wing for an individual audition time slot on Tuesday, Jan. 15 or Wednesday Jan. 16 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. for character roles.

* Dance auditions (includes everyone trying out for the show): Thursday, Jan. 17 from 2:30 to 3:00 for females, 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. for males.

* NEW and Important!! ALL DRAMA students AND PARENTS meeting Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m. You are requested to bring your audition packet with your conflict dates listed, and your signed Participation Commitment to this meeting.

* Call-backs for roles: Posted Friday, Jan. 18 a.m. and taking place 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. that afternoon.

* Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Jan. 22 after school (typically 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.)

Please speak with Les Dweir if you have questions! Dweir_Leslie@svvsd.org.

Counseling Office

This year’s SVVSD Financial Aid Night is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 6-7 p.m. in English, and 7-8 p.m. in Spanish, @ the Longmont HS Auditorium. All students and parents are encouraged to attend – it’s never too early to start planning for how to pay for college!
Topics to be discussed are:

  • Types of financial aid
  • How to qualify for financial aid from colleges
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and how to process it
  • How to find scholarships
  • The unveiling of the 2013 St. Vrain Local Scholarship List (25+ scholarships sponsored by local organizations and businesses)

College representatives will be here on Thursday, January 24 from Fort Hays State University and CSU-Pueblo.  We also will have a representative from Bethany College on Monday, January 28.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

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!

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Louisville

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4155 Darley Ave

877 S Boulder Rd

715 Princess Dr

303-499-7072

303-665-8228

303-682-2619

*Please note that this event is time sensitive*

Appointments are limited and required— call today!

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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

720-722-1454

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:
Gift Cards
Gift Certificates
Baskets
After Prom Volunteers
Committee Members
Construction help
Food Vendors

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.  eutslergang1990@hotmail.com”

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 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.

School Store

Open weekly, Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
School Store’s inventory is filling up.  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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!  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  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.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 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.

Orchestra Concert on January 16th with Silver Creek High School Orchestra and Altona  at 7:00 p.m. at Silver Creek.

Jazz Concert on January 23rd at Mojo’s.

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!

School Store

 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.

 

 

Weekly Blog for January 4th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 4th

Raptor Nation Day

As proclaimed by the Mayor and City Council of Longmont, Happy Raptor Nation Day, January 4th, 2013.

Announcing Silver Creek High School’s New Mission Statement

Silver Creek High School is an inclusive community committed to leadership and excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics.

Athletics

Calling All Track Athletes
We know that we are all just recovering from winter break, but it will be spring before you know it. With that in mind, we are already moving forward with our plans for the 2013 Track Pancake Dinner which will be held on Friday, February 8th. If your son or daughter will be running track this year and you have not yet received any information about this great event, please contact Linda Nelson at lnelson@thebasisgroup.com as soon as possible. We want to be sure you and your athlete have a chance to participate in this year’s dinner. We will be looking for volunteers soon. We hope you will consider an evening of flipping cakes and raising money for the 2013 Silver Creek Track Team!

Important Dates in January

There is no late start this month the next late start is February 6th.
January 21st there is NO SCHOOL.
January 14th – 17th: “Creek Week” at Altona and Westview

  • For all prospective students (Class 2017)
  • January 18th: Incoming 9th Presentation and Tour (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

January 23rd: Incoming Freshmen Night (Class 2017: Course Information)

  • Teachers, counselors, students and administrators available for questions.

Fees

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 may be taken  through RevTrak.  If paying by check or cash, have the student name and #id on it.

Drama Club

Guys and Dolls” is this spring’s Silver Creek Theatre Company musical!!
April 25-28, 2013

In preparation for our musical, Director Les Dweir would like to announce the following:

* Drama Club meeting (all interested students) in the Auditorium Tuesday, January 8 at 2:30 p.m.
* Auditions: Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Wednesday Jan. 16 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. for character roles. Sign up in A-Wing.
* Dance Auditions: Thursday, Jan. 17 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
* NEW and Important!! ALL-CLUB students AND PARENT meeting Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 p.m.
* Call-backs for roles: Posted Friday, Jan. 18 a.m. and taking place 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. that afternoon.
* Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Jan. 22 after school (typically 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.)

Please speak with Les Dweir if you have questions! Dweir_Leslie@svvsd.org.

Counseling Office

This year’s SVVSD Financial Aid Night is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 6-7 p.m. in English, 7-8 p.m. in Spanish, @ the Longmont HS Auditorium. All students and parents are encouraged to attend – it’s never too early to start planning for how to pay for college!
Topics to be discussed are:

  • Types of financial aid
  • How to qualify for financial aid from colleges
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and how to process it
  • How to find scholarships
  • The unveiling of the 2013 St. Vrain Local Scholarship List (25+ scholarships sponsored by local organizations and businesses)

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:
Gift Cards
Gift Certificates
Baskets
After Prom Volunteers
Committee Members
Construction help
Food Vendors

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.  eutslergang1990@hotmail.com”

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 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.

School Store

Open weekly, Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
School Store’s inventory is filling up.  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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!  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  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.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 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 meeting is January 8th from 6:00-7:00p.m. in the Choir room.

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!