Weekly blog for March 1st

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 1st

 

TCAP Schedule

***9th Grade Correction***

All Ninth and Tenth Grade students will take the state-mandated assessment, TCAP (formerly CSAP), on March 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th.  All testing days begin at 7:15 a.m., the same as normal school days, and SCHS classes will meet on a modified schedule from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  Although 9th graders will not be testing on March 20, they are required to be in attendance at 7:15 so that we may conduct registration processes for 2013-2014.  Juniors report at 7:15 a.m. on all testing days for ACT Preparation offered free by SCHS staff. Seniors should arrive for classes by 11:45 a.m. on all testing days.

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 12 & 13

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 19 & 20

A Block – 12:05-1:05

B Block – 1:15-2:15

Tuesday, 3/12 – Blocks 5 & 6

Wednesday, 3/13 – Blocks 1 & 2

Tuesday, 3/19 – Blocks 3 & 4

Wednesday, 3/20 – Blocks 7 & 8

11th Grade ACT Preparation

During the following dates Juniors will be required to attend the ACT test preparation:

March 12, 13, 19, 20

Class will begin each day in the auditorium at 7:30 am.  Students will begin each day with a warm-up exercise from 7:30-8:00.
3/12 – Princeton Review and return of ACT Practice Test
3/13 – Skills and Strategies for test taking
3/19 – Rapid Quiz and Prize Giveaways
3/20 – ACT Writing Strategies
Following each warm-up students will be on a schedule from 8:00-11:00 am each day that gives them tips, tactics, review, online resources and assistance in the four ACT areas of Reading, English, Science and Math.  Please help to encourage your child’s attendance at this preparation, which would normally cost $500-$1000 if offered independently.
In Colorado, every 11th grade student takes the ACT.  This year our test date is scheduled for Tuesday April 23, 2013.  The ACT result, taken into conjunction with a student’s grade point average is one of the utmost performance indices taken into account for collegiate admission.  While students can opt to take the test multiple times, this scheduled ACT test is free to all juniors.

2013 Silver Creek Track Pancake Dinner

It is time again to enjoy pancakes for dinner! The annual Raptor Track Pancake Dinner is Friday, March 15th, from 5-7:30 p.m. Please join us for pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and all the deliciousness that comes with eating breakfast for dinner. This wonderful event will once again feature an exciting raffle as well as a silent auction. For the first time ever, this year’s raffle will include a MONEY TREE! and the GRAND PRIZE will be a Samsung 300E5C-A07 Laptop Computer with HDMI and Windows 8!!! Tickets are available now from any track athlete or you can purchase them at the door. Dinner tickets are $5/person and raffle tickets are only $1. The more you buy, the better your chances! Gather your friends and family and join us for this fun community event. We hope to see you there!

Seniors – Jostens Graduation Order

Graduation delivery day will be Wednesday, March 6th during lunch, 11:40 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Remaining balances are due at delivery.  This is a one-day-only visit from Jostens.

Late Start

There is a late start on Wednesday, March 6th.  School starts at 9:45 a.m. and buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal.

Choir Audition Requirements

Silver Creek has two entry level choirs, Women’s Ensemble and Cantore (men’s choir), and three advanced choirs: Bella Voce (women’s choir), Concert Choir (mixed choir), and Chamber Choir (small mixed). No audition is necessary for Women’s Ensemble and Cantore; however, there is an audition process for students interested in Bella Voce, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir.  Please visit http://jskelton.wikispaces.com and click on the Choir Auditions link, and then you have two links to choose from: “Incoming Freshmen” or  “Current choir members or high school students”. All the information that you need to know is there!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org. Looking forward to working with you next year!!
Thanks and Keep Singing,
Mr. Skelton

AP Test Registration

       For students currently enrolled in AP classes for 2012/13: It’s time to register for the May AP tests! To register, go to the Silver Creek website and click on AP Test Registration. If you registered for AP tests last year, it’s recommended you use the same email address to sign up this year. Tests will cost $89 this year; fee waivers are available to those who qualify. Testing will take place in the former (now vacant) JC Penney store in the Twin Peaks Mall during the first two weeks of May. Get registered by March 24th for the opportunity to earn college credit through AP testing. Contact the Counseling Office with any questions!

Encore Award Nominations

Encore Award Nominations for our outstanding educators in the District are currently being accepted.

This awards program, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, provides students, parents, community members and business partners the opportunity to recognize and honor individual teachers who exemplify excellence in teaching at the Pre-K – 12 levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District.  The awards will be presented at the Tribute to Teachers event on May 10, 2013 at the Plaza Conference Center in Longmont.

To find out more information about the Encore Award Program, or to nominate a teacher, please go to our website (www.efsvv.org) and click on Programs, then Encore Awards.

The nomination deadline is March 15, 2013. Thanks for your help in honoring our phenomenal teachers!

Counseling Office

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.

 

Host a CCI Exchange Student!

For 26 years, CCI has successfully placed over 20,000 high school students with volunteer host families around the U.S.  CCI Local Coordinators successfully match students with the lifestyle of their American volunteer hosts and have many happy families and students year after year! We are the only “green” exchange organization that connects people and planet by practicing sustainability and encouraging service.  Hosting an exchange student is a fantastic way to provide a fun and cultural experience for your family! If you would like the opportunity to enrich a student’s life, call or email your local coordinator, Lori Hewitt, 720-204-1223, ccilorih@gmail.com.

Tech Fair

Now is the time to start planning your projects for the 2013 Tech Fair! This year the Tech Fair will be held on April 20th, 2013, with set-up on April 19th.  Once again, Skyline High School will be our gracious host for the event.

The registration form for registering a student project can be found here. Student project teams should be limited to 4 students per team. Each school is allowed three teams; if space permits, we will allow more than three. Ideally, we will have at least one team from each school.  Registration forms should be submitted via the Tech Fair website no later than March 15, 2013.

Please note that we will provide each team with one 6 ft. table, two chairs, and an electrical outlet.  Any needs beyond that should be planned for and provided by the project team. Projects should not involve any kind of flame, explosive device or chemicals that could cause an explosion.

The goal of the Tech Fair is to provide students the opportunity to showcase high quality research projects that offer technology-based solutions to real world problems and issues. Designs from the various Hack-a-thons and the VEX Robotics Competition that have already taken place in the District make excellent projects to showcase, but projects can range from raising awareness of an endangered species to designing special applications for smartphones. The sky is the limit! We have a number of resources available on the Tech Fair website to help with ideas and implementation.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

SCHS parents, our After Prom committee is in need of the following items:  Gas cards, iTunes cards, movie tickets, MasterCard/Visa cards, fast food gift cards, grocery store gift cards, Walmart/Target gift cards, college items (alarm clock, toaster, laundry bag, twin sheets, 1 cup coffee makers,etc.), haircut gift cards, manicure gift cards, oil changes, car wash, Walgreens…If you can help us out with these, that would be great.  You can drop them off at the front office.

These are just a few ideas but feel free to be creative!  As always, monetary donations are ALWAYS welcome also!  We will do the shopping!

Thank you!
Lisa Eutsler
After Prom Coordinator
Eutslergang1990@hotmail.com

Fees

Student fees are now due for 1st and 2nd Semester.   Students may drop off cash or check payments at the Main Office, or credit card payments can be processed through RevTrak.  If paying by check or cash, include student name and fees to be paid.

SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE

Imagine going through your day without any shoes…  For so many this means they cannot go to school or college, go on interviews or to a job, play a sport, go into a store, take part in a performance, or get dressed up for special occasions.  It is mind boggling to think half the people in the world do not own an adequate pair of shoes.  People need so many different types of shoes and way too fast they are outdated, outgrown, or worn out.  Please know your donations are greatly appreciated.  Many of you at Silver Creek have inspired us by bringing in bags of shoes or organizing a shoe drive among your friends, neighbors, or place of work.  We are also extremely excited to announce that we are partnering with the Longmont Habitat for Humanity in our efforts.  How cool is that!  We would also like to thank the Fabulous Finds consignment store and Blue Mountain Elementary School for being our donors of the week, bringing in over 300 pairs of shoes!  Together we are making a 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!   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 p.m.  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.

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 February 22nd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 22nd

 Choir Audition Requirements

Silver Creek has two entry level choirs, Women’s Ensemble and Cantore (men’s choir), and three advanced choirs: Bella Voce (women’s choir), Concert Choir (mixed choir), and Chamber Choir (small mixed). No audition is necessary for Women’s Ensemble and Cantore; however, there is an audition process for students interested in Bella Voce, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir.  Please visit http://jskelton.wikispaces.com and click on the Choir Auditions link, and then you have two links to choose from: “Incoming Freshmen” or  “Current choir members or high school students”. All the information that you need to know is there!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. My email is skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org. Looking forward to working with you next year!!

Thanks and Keep Singing,
Mr. Skelton

Important New Online Parent teacher Conference Scheduler for

Silver Creek High School

Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian Instructions

  1. Visit the school’s homepage ( http://schs.stvrain.k12.co.us/ ) and select the Online Scheduler icon/link located below the Raptor icon.
  2. From the Online Scheduler homepage…
    1. Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO”
    2. Enter the school password (raptors)
    3. Enter your student’s “Student ID”.  If you do not know the Student ID, use the LOOKUP STUDENT ID button to access the system.
    4. Verify the student’s birth date
    5. A list of your student’s teachers will be displayed.  Check the box next to the name of each teacher you would like to meet with.
    6. If you have more than one student in the school you can see all of your students’ teachers’ schedules at one time by answering YES to this question “Do you want to schedule conferences for another student?” then repeat the steps above for your other students.  If you only have one student, answer NO to that question.
    7. You will then see the available time slots for each teacher you selected.
    8. Select the times that work best for your schedule.
    9. We encourage you to sign up for time slots that are not back-to-back to insure transfer time between conferences.
    10. We will be ringing bells to limit conference time to 10 minutes.  We appreciate your adherence to this time allotment and if more time is needed, please let the teacher know for a later follow-up.
    11. Enter your email address (recommended) if you would like an email reminder sent to you. (Your email address is kept private.)
    12. Once you have finished you can confirm your appointment details and print your conference schedule.
    13. Write down the Confirmation Number (you will need this number to cancel your appointment).

Need help?  Contact the school’s Online Scheduler™ specialists —  Leslie Chopp in counseling or Lois Davis in the front office — at (720) 494-3721.

SENIORS

Have you ordered your cap and gown set for graduation?   The time is NOW!!  Go to www.gotograd.com

AP Test Registration

       For students currently enrolled in AP classes for 2012/13: It’s time to register for the May AP tests! To register, go to the Silver Creek website and click on AP Test Registration. If you registered for AP tests last year, it’s recommended you use the same email address to sign up this year. Tests will cost $89 this year, fee waivers are available to those who qualify. Testing will take place in the old JC Penney in the Twin Peaks Mall during the first two weeks of May. Get registered by March 24th for the opportunity to earn college credit through AP testing. Contact the Counseling Office with any questions!

Would you like an opportunity to volunteer?

Please come and help us with putting on the Chinese New Year event for the Longmont community!  The event is Saturday, February 23rd from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Silver Creek HS.  We are looking for volunteers for decorations, helping out with booths, assisting with food distribution, and performances.  All volunteers will be able to sample the food.  We are looking at two shifts: 12:00 – 3:30 and 3:30 – 6:00.  Please contact Insoon Olson @ olson_insoon@svvsd.org, if you are interested or have questions.

Encore Award Nominations

Encore Award Nominations for our outstanding educators in the District are currently being accepted.

This awards program, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, provides the opportunity for students, parents, community members and business partners the opportunity to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K – 12 levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District who exemplify excellence in teaching.  The awards will be presented at the Tribute to Teachers event on May 10, 2013 at the Plaza Conference Center in Longmont.

To find out more information about the Encore Award Program, or to nominate a teacher, please go to our website (www.efsvv.org) and click on Programs, then Encore Awards.

The nomination deadline is March 15, 2013. Thanks for your help in honoring our phenomenal teachers!

Counseling Office

Very Important information for the parents of Seniors regarding FINANCIAL AID:
The priority deadline to file the FAFSA for most schools is March 1! For more information, go towww.collegegoalcolorado.org.

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!
College representatives will be here this month from Fort Hays State University, Western Nebraska Community College, Colorado Mesa University and Redstone College.  Please check the white board outside the counseling office for dates and times.

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.

 

Host a CCI Exchange Student!

For 26 years, CCI has successfully placed over 20,000 high school students with volunteer host families around the U.S.  CCI Local Coordinators successfully match students with the lifestyle of their American volunteer hosts and have many happy families and students year after year! We are the only “green” exchange organization that connects people and planet by practicing sustainability and encouraging service.  A fantastic way to provide a fun and cultural experience for your family! Call or email your local coordinator, if you would like the opportunity to enrich a student’s life, Lori Hewitt 720-204-1223, ccilorih@gmail.com.

Tech Fair

Now is the time to start planning for your projects for the 2013 Tech Fair! This year the Tech Fair will be held on April 20, 2013, with set-up on April 19th.  Once again, Skyline High School will be our gracious host for the event.

The registration form for registering a student project can be found here. Student project teams should be limited to 4 students per team. Each school is allowed three teams; if space permits, we will allow more than three. Ideally, we will have at least one team from each school.  Registration forms should be submitted via the Tech Fair website no later than March 15, 2013.

Please note that we will provide each team with one 6 ft. table, two chairs, and an electrical outlet.  Any needs beyond that should be planned for and provided by the project team. Projects should not involve any kind of flame, explosive device or chemicals that could cause an explosion.

The goal of the Tech Fair is to provide students the opportunity to showcase high quality research projects that offer technology-based solutions to real world problems and issues. Designs from the various Hack-a-thons and the VEX Robotics Competition that have already taken place in the District make excellent projects to showcase, but projects can range from raising awareness of an endangered species to designing special applications for smartphones. The sky is the limit! We have a number of resources available on the Tech Fair website to help with ideas and implementation.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

SCHS parents, our After Prom committee is in need of the following items:  Gas cards, iTunes cards, movie tickets, MasterCard/Visa cards, fast food gift cards, grocery store gift cards, Walmart/Target gift cards, college items (alarm clock, toaster, laundry bag, twin sheets, 1 cup coffee makers,etc.), hair cut gift cards, manicure gift cards, oil changes, car wash, Walgreens…If you can help us out with these, that would be great.  You can drop them off at the front office.

These are just a few ideas but feel free to be creative!  As always, monetary donations are ALWAYS welcome also!  We will do the shopping!

Thank you!
Lisa Eutsler
After Prom Coordinator
Eutslergang1990@hotmail.com

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.

Fees

Student fees are now due for 1st and 2nd Semester.   Students may drop off payments by cash or check at the Main Office, or credit card payments can be processed through RevTrak.  If paying by check or cash, include student name and fees to be paid.

School Store

Sale-Sale-Sale  SCHOOL STORE  Sale-Sale-Sale

Red is for Love
But
MAROON is for RAPTOR LOVE ! ! ! ! !

Show your special Raptor your love this season!  All Maroon spirit items and our Wind/Rain resistant blankets in the School Store are on sale.  Thursday hours: 10:30-1pm.
2013 Senior Jerseys: Reg $25 – Sale Price $18
Girls Shorts: Reg $27 – Sale Price $25
Maroon Raptor T-shirt: Reg $15 – Sale Price $10
Maroon ‘Go Creek’ T-shirt: Reg $15 – Sale Price $10
Maroon Collegiate Hoody: Reg $30 – Sale Price $25
Maroon Cinch Bag: Reg $10 – Sale Price $6

Wrap your Raptor Valentine in Warmth!  Check out our cozy blankets.  They are Wind and Rain resistant.  Great for cold Football games, Soccer Games, Baseball Games and Tennis Matches!  One side is fleece for warmth, the other is nylon for wind and rain repelling.

Please catch this sale before it is over.  We accept cash or checks in person at school, or online you can pay with CC or a Paypal Account.  When you shop online, you can pick up your order on the next Thursday between 10:30 – 1pm.
SilverCreekStore.org

SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE

Imagine going through your day without any shoes … for so many this means they cannot go to school or college, go on interviews or to a job, play a sport, go into a store, take part in a performance, or get dressed up for special occasions.  It is mind boggling to think half the people in the world do not own an adequate pair of shoes.  People need so many different types of shoes and way too fast they are outdated, outgrown, or worn out.  Please know your donations are greatly appreciated.  So many of you at Silver Creek have inspired us by bringing in bags of shoes or organizing a shoe drive among your friends, neighbors, or place of work.  We are also extremely excited to announce that we are partnering with the Longmont Habitat for Humanity in our efforts.  How cool is that!  We would also like to thank the Fabulous Finds consignment store and Blue Mountain Elementary School for being our donors of the week bringing in over 300 pairs of shoes!  Together we are making a 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!   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 p.m.  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.

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 February 15th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 15th

 

Silver Creek is Honored to Welcome

Rachel’s Challenge

Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is Free

Seats will fill up and we can only provide this opportunity to the first 380 attendees.  You don’t want to miss this… an incredible opportunity to share an impactful experience with your teen!!!

Rachel’s Challenge is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization based in Littleton, Colorado. This is a powerful program honoring Rachel Joy Scott who was the first student killed during the horrible tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999. The program is presented by Rachel’s father, Darrell, and her brother, Craig, who was spared during the shootings but witnessed two friends being killed next to him in the library.

Rachel’s Challenge is a series of student-empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17- year-old Rachel Scott. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. Shortly before her death she wrote,

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”

Rachel’s Challenge was started by Rachel’s dad and stepmom, Darrell and Sandy Scott, when they realized that the writings and drawings Rachel left not only had an impact on her friends and classmates, but also resonated with students around the world. Although Rachel was a typical teenager who even wrote about her “ups and downs,” she had a passion and conviction that she would someday change the world. The Scott family knew her story and passion had to be told to inspire others to make their world a better place.

More than 18 million people have been touched by Rachel’s message, and they continue the legacy of making a difference in their communities. Each year at least 2 million more people are added to that number. These are just a couple of the results of Rachel’s Challenge. In one survey, 78% more students indicated they would definitely intervene in a bullying incident in their school after seeing Rachel’s Challenge. In a recent 24 month period, Rachel’s Challenge received more than 450 emails from students who indicated that they changed their mind about taking their own life after hearing Rachel’s Challenge.

Program Description: Conveyed through stories from Rachel’s life and writings, Rachel’s Challenge shows the profound positive impact we can have on those around us. Rachel’s Challenge demonstrates to the listener the power of deliberately reaching out in word and action to others to start what Rachel called “a chain reaction of kindness and compassion”. Rachel’s Challenge encourages participants to examine their own lives in the light of the following 5 challenges.

Challenges:

  1. Look for the Best in Others
  2. Dream Big
  3. Choose Positive Influences
  4. Speak with Kindness
  5. Start your own Chain Reaction

Outcomes: Rachel’s Challenge motivates the individual to consider where they are personally in relation to the five challenges. It also prompts the listener to reflect on his/her relationship with and impact on the people around him/her. Additionally, Rachel’s Challenge renews the participants’ hopes that their lives have purpose through service to others. Rachel’s story gives participants permission to start their own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects school climate.

You can learn more about this wonderful organization at

http://www.rachelschallenge.org/

http://vimeo.com/33291369

 

Important New Online Parent teacher Conference Scheduler for

Silver Creek High School

Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian Instructions

 

  1. Visit the school’s homepage ( http://schs.stvrain.k12.co.us/ ) and select the Online Scheduler icon/link located below the Raptor icon.
  2. From the Online Scheduler homepage…
    1. Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO”
    2. Enter the school password (raptors)
    3. Enter your student’s “Student ID”.  If you do not know the Student ID, use the LOOKUP STUDENT ID button to access the system.
    4. Verify the student’s birth date
    5. A list of your student’s teachers will be displayed.  Check the box next to the name of each teacher you would like to meet with.
    6. If you have more than one student in the school you can see all of your students’ teachers’ schedules at one time by answering YES to this question “Do you want to schedule conferences for another student?” then repeat the steps above for your other students.  If you only have one student, answer NO to that question.
    7. You will then see the available time slots for each teacher you selected.
    8. Select the times that work best for your schedule.
    9. We encourage you to sign up for time slots that are not back-to-back to insure transfer time between conferences.
    10. We will be ringing bells to limit conference time to 10 minutes.  We appreciate your adherence to this time allotment and if more time is needed, please let the teacher know for a later follow-up.
    11. Enter your email address (recommended) if you would like an email reminder sent to you. (Your email address is kept private.)
    12. Once you have finished you can confirm your appointment details and print your conference schedule.
    13. Write down the Confirmation Number (you will need this number to cancel your appointment).

Need help?  Contact the school’s Online Scheduler™ specialists —  Leslie Chopp in counseling or Lois Davis in the front office — at (720) 494-3721.

SENIORS

Have you ordered your cap and gown set for graduation?   The time is NOW!!  Go to www.gotograd.com

AP Test Registration

       For students currently enrolled in AP classes for 2012/13: It’s time to register for the May AP tests! To register, go to the Silver Creek website and click on AP Test Registration. If you registered for AP tests last year, it’s recommended you use the same email address to sign up this year. Tests will cost $89 this year, fee waivers are available to those who qualify. Testing will take place in the old JC Penney in the Twin Peaks Mall during the first two weeks of May. Get registered by March 24th for the opportunity to earn college credit through AP testing. Contact the Counseling Office with any questions!

Would you like an opportunity to volunteer?

Please come and help us with putting on the Chinese New Year event for the Longmont community!  The event is Saturday, February 23rd from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Silver Creek HS.  We are looking for volunteers for decorations, helping out with booths, assisting with food distribution, and performances.  All volunteers will be able to sample the food.  We are looking at two shifts: 12:00 – 3:30 and 3:30 – 6:00.  Please contact Insoon Olson @ olson_insoon@svvsd.org, if you are interested or have questions.

Attendance

With the new security entrance, parents can help streamline the process of releasing their students from class by sending your child with a note indicating the time he/she is to be excused. Have your child stop by the attendance window before school starts and the note will be exchanged for a pass with his/her name and the time he/she is to be excused. That note will be sufficient to excuse the student and you do not need to come into the office to sign the student out.  If you have a last-minute appointment, call the attendance window as soon as possible so arrangements can be made to get your student a pass.

Encore Award Nominations

Encore Award Nominations for our outstanding educators in the District are currently being accepted.

This awards program, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, provides the opportunity for students, parents, community members and business partners the opportunity to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K – 12 levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District who exemplify excellence in teaching.  The awards will be presented at the Tribute to Teachers event on May 10, 2013 at the Plaza Conference Center in Longmont.

To find out more information about the Encore Award Program, or to nominate a teacher, please go to our website (www.efsvv.org) and click on Programs, then Encore Awards.

The nomination deadline is March 15, 2013. Thanks for your help in honoring our phenomenal teachers!

Health Office

Silver Creek’s Vision and Hearing Screening will be held on Monday, February 25th.  Please contact Health Clerk, Cindi Lindsey, at 720.494.3728 if you are able to help from 7 – 10 a.m.

Counseling Office

Very Important information for the parents of Seniors regarding FINANCIAL AID:
The priority deadline to file the FAFSA for most schools is March 1! For more information, go towww.collegegoalcolorado.org.

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!
College representatives will be here this month from Fort Hays State University, Western Nebraska Community College, Colorado Mesa University and Redstone College.  Please check the white board outside the counseling office for dates and times.

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.

 

Host a CCI Exchange Student!

For 26 years, CCI has successfully placed over 20,000 high school students with volunteer host families around the U.S.  CCI Local Coordinators successfully match students with the lifestyle of their American volunteer hosts and have many happy families and students year after year! We are the only “green” exchange organization that connects people and planet by practicing sustainability and encouraging service.  A fantastic way to provide a fun and cultural experience for your family! Call or email your local coordinator, if you would like the opportunity to enrich a student’s life, Lori Hewitt 720-204-1223, ccilorih@gmail.com.

Tech Fair

Now is the time to start planning for your projects for the 2013 Tech Fair! This year the Tech Fair will be held on April 20, 2013, with set-up on April 19th.  Once again, Skyline High School will be our gracious host for the event.

The registration form for registering a student project can be found here. Student project teams should be limited to 4 students per team. Each school is allowed three teams; if space permits, we will allow more than three. Ideally, we will have at least one team from each school.  Registration forms should be submitted via the Tech Fair website no later than March 15, 2013.

Please note that we will provide each team with one 6 ft. table, two chairs, and an electrical outlet.  Any needs beyond that should be planned for and provided by the project team. Projects should not involve any kind of flame, explosive device or chemicals that could cause an explosion.

The goal of the Tech Fair is to provide students the opportunity to showcase high quality research projects that offer technology-based solutions to real world problems and issues. Designs from the various Hack-a-thons and the VEX Robotics Competition that have already taken place in the District make excellent projects to showcase, but projects can range from raising awareness of an endangered species to designing special applications for smartphones. The sky is the limit! We have a number of resources available on the Tech Fair website to help with ideas and implementation.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

SCHS parents, our After Prom committee is in need of the following items:  Gas cards, iTunes cards, movie tickets, MasterCard/Visa cards, fast food gift cards, grocery store gift cards, Walmart/Target gift cards, college items (alarm clock, toaster, laundry bag, twin sheets, 1 cup coffee makers,etc.), hair cut gift cards, manicure gift cards, oil changes, car wash, Walgreens…If you can help us out with these, that would be great.  You can drop them off at the front office.

These are just a few ideas but feel free to be creative!  As always, monetary donations are ALWAYS welcome also!  We will do the shopping!

Thank you!
Lisa Eutsler
After Prom Coordinator
Eutslergang1990@hotmail.com

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.

Important Dates for Semester 2 2012-2013

President’s Day (No School)….………….……………………………………..February 18
Rachel’s Challenge………………………………………………………………..February 19

Program Information Night (6:30 PM)………………..…………………….February 20
Parent Teacher Conferences………………………………………….……..February 27
Parent Teacher Conferences……………………..…………….………..…..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……………………………………………………..………May 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 are now due for 1st and 2nd Semester.   Students may drop off payments by cash or check at the Main Office, or credit card payments can be processed through RevTrak.  If paying by check or cash, include student name and fees to be paid.

School Store

Sale-Sale-Sale  SCHOOL STORE  Sale-Sale-Sale

Red is for Love
But
MAROON is for RAPTOR LOVE ! ! ! ! !

Show your special Raptor your love this season!  All Maroon spirit items and our Wind/Rain resistant blankets in the School Store are on sale.  Thursday hours: 10:30-1pm.
2013 Senior Jerseys: Reg $25 – Sale Price $18
Girls Shorts: Reg $27 – Sale Price $25
Maroon Raptor T-shirt: Reg $15 – Sale Price $10
Maroon ‘Go Creek’ T-shirt: Reg $15 – Sale Price $10
Maroon Collegiate Hoody: Reg $30 – Sale Price $25
Maroon Cinch Bag: Reg $10 – Sale Price $6

Wrap your Raptor Valentine in Warmth!  Check out our cozy blankets.  They are Wind and Rain resistant.  Great for cold Football games, Soccer Games, Baseball Games and Tennis Matches!  One side is fleece for warmth, the other is nylon for wind and rain repelling.

Please catch this sale before it is over.  We accept cash or checks in person at school, or online you can pay with CC or a Paypal Account.  When you shop online, you can pick up your order on the next Thursday between 10:30 – 1pm.
SilverCreekStore.org

SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE

GO GREEN and RECYCLE your SHOES!!!  Thank you for the bags of shoes that having been coming into Silver Creek this week and filling up our donation boxes.  Each pair will help someone in need who may not have been able to go to school, college, or work without them.  Your donations are greatly appreciated as you “Let Someone Follow in Your Footsteps”.  Please check out this amazing country music video produced by Billy Gilman to benefit Sole4Souls.  Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Kelly Pickler, and Alan Jackson are just 6 of the 18 artists heard on “The Choice” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXKnePGTJrM.

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 p.m.  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:
Silver Creek High School is hosting the Drumline Evaluation Show on Saturday Feb 16th.

It’s from 10:00 – 4:30 and around twenty-five groups will be performing!!

Silver Creek Drumline will be performing at 3:00 pm!!!

The cost is $3 and concessions will also be available.

Please come support the Drumline on their journey to Nationals in Dayton Ohio!!

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 February 8th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 8th

Silver Creek is Honored to Welcome

Rachel’s Challenge

Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is Free

Seats will fill up and we can only provide this opportunity to the first 380 attendees.  You don’t want to miss this… an incredible opportunity to share an impactful experience with your teen!!!

Rachel’s Challenge is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization based in Littleton, Colorado. This is a powerful program honoring Rachel Joy Scott who was the first student killed during the horrible tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999. The program is presented by Rachel’s father, Darrell, and her brother, Craig, who was spared during the shootings but witnessed two friends being killed next to him in the library.

Rachel’s Challenge is a series of student-empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and allay feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17- year-old Rachel Scott. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. Shortly before her death she wrote,

“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”

Rachel’s Challenge was started by Rachel’s dad and stepmom, Darrell and Sandy Scott, when they realized that the writings and drawings Rachel left not only had an impact on her friends and classmates, but also resonated with students around the world. Although Rachel was a typical teenager who even wrote about her “ups and downs,” she had a passion and conviction that she would someday change the world. The Scott family knew her story and passion had to be told to inspire others to make their world a better place.

More than 18 million people have been touched by Rachel’s message, and they continue the legacy of making a difference in their communities. Each year at least 2 million more people are added to that number. These are just a couple of the results of Rachel’s Challenge. In one survey, 78% more students indicated they would definitely intervene in a bullying incident in their school after seeing Rachel’s Challenge. In a recent 24 month period, Rachel’s Challenge received more than 450 emails from students who indicated that they changed their mind about taking their own life after hearing Rachel’s Challenge.

Program Description: Conveyed through stories from Rachel’s life and writings, Rachel’s Challenge shows the profound positive impact we can have on those around us. Rachel’s Challenge demonstrates to the listener the power of deliberately reaching out in word and action to others to start what Rachel called “a chain reaction of kindness and compassion”. Rachel’s Challenge encourages participants to examine their own lives in the light of the following 5 challenges.

Challenges:

  1. Look for the Best in Others
  2. Dream Big
  3. Choose Positive Influences
  4. Speak with Kindness
  5. Start your own Chain Reaction

Outcomes: Rachel’s Challenge motivates the individual to consider where they are personally in relation to the five challenges. It also prompts the listener to reflect on his/her relationship with and impact on the people around him/her. Additionally, Rachel’s Challenge renews the participants’ hopes that their lives have purpose through service to others. Rachel’s story gives participants permission to start their own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects school climate.

You can learn more about this wonderful organization at

http://www.rachelschallenge.org/

http://vimeo.com/33291369

 

Important New Online Parent teacher Conference Scheduler for

Silver Creek High School

Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian Instructions

  1. Visit the school’s homepage ( http://schs.stvrain.k12.co.us/ ) and select the Online Scheduler icon/link located below the Raptor icon.
  2. From the Online Scheduler homepage…
    1. Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO”
    2. Enter the school password (raptors)
    3. Enter your student’s “Student ID”.  If you do not know the Student ID, use the LOOKUP STUDENT ID button to access the system.
    4. Verify the student’s birth date
    5. A list of your student’s teachers will be displayed.  Check the box next to the name of each teacher you would like to meet with.
    6. If you have more than one student in the school you can see all of your students’ teachers’ schedules at one time by answering YES to this question “Do you want to schedule conferences for another student?” then repeat the steps above for your other students.  If you only have one student, answer NO to that question.
    7. You will then see the available time slots for each teacher you selected.
    8. Select the times that work best for your schedule.
    9. We encourage you to sign up for time slots that are not back-to-back to insure transfer time between conferences.
    10. We will be ringing bells to limit conference time to 10 minutes.  We appreciate your adherence to this time allotment and if more time is needed, please let the teacher know for a later follow-up.
    11. Enter your email address (recommended) if you would like an email reminder sent to you. (Your email address is kept private.)
    12. Once you have finished you can confirm your appointment details and print your conference schedule.
    13. Write down the Confirmation Number (you will need this number to cancel your appointment).

Need help?  Contact the school’s Online Scheduler™ specialists —  Leslie Chopp in counseling or Lois Davis in the front office — at (720) 494-3721.

Attendance

With the new security entrance, parents can help streamline the process of releasing their students from class by sending your child with a note indicating the time he/she is to be excused. Have your child stop by the attendance window before school starts and the note will be exchanged for a pass with his/her name and the time he/she is to be excused. That note will be sufficient to excuse the student and you do not need to come into the office to sign the student out.  If you have a last-minute appointment, call the attendance window as soon as possible so arrangements can be made to get your student a pass.

Encore Award Nominations

Encore Award Nominations for our outstanding educators in the District are currently being accepted.

This awards program, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, provides the opportunity for students, parents, community members and business partners the opportunity to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K – 12 levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District who exemplify excellence in teaching.  The awards will be presented at the Tribute to Teachers event on May 10, 2013 at the Plaza Conference Center in Longmont.

To find out more information about the Encore Award Program, or to nominate a teacher, please go to our website (www.efsvv.org) and click on Programs, then Encore Awards.

The nomination deadline is March 15, 2013. Thanks for your help in honoring our phenomenal teachers!

Health Office

Silver Creek’s Vision and Hearing Screening will be held on Monday, February 25th.  Please contact Health Clerk, Cindi Lindsey, at 720.494.3728 if you are able to help from 7 – 10 a.m.

Counseling Office

Very Important information for the parents of Seniors regarding 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 this Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1-3 p.m., at Front Range Community College in Longmont. Volunteers will be on hand to help you file your FAFSA form online. For more information, go towww.collegegoalcolorado.org and click on the Students and Parents tab, and then go to the FAQ’s to find out what paperwork and documentation you will need to bring. Also, be sure to create a PIN before going to the event.

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!
College representatives will be here this month from Fort Hays State University, Western Nebraska Community College, Colorado Mesa University and Redstone College.  Please check the white board outside the counseling office for dates and times.

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.

Tech Fair

Now is the time to start planning for your projects for the 2013 Tech Fair! This year the Tech Fair will be held on April 20, 2013, with set-up on April 19th.  Once again, Skyline High School will be our gracious host for the event.

The registration form for registering a student project can be found here. Student project teams should be limited to 4 students per team. Each school is allowed three teams; if space permits, we will allow more than three. Ideally, we will have at least one team from each school.  Registration forms should be submitted via the Tech Fair website no later than March 15, 2013.

Please note that we will provide each team with one 6 ft. table, two chairs, and an electrical outlet.  Any needs beyond that should be planned for and provided by the project team. Projects should not involve any kind of flame, explosive device or chemicals that could cause an explosion.

The goal of the Tech Fair is to provide students the opportunity to showcase high quality research projects that offer technology-based solutions to real world problems and issues. Designs from the various Hack-a-thons and the VEX Robotics Competition that have already taken place in the District make excellent projects to showcase, but projects can range from raising awareness of an endangered species to designing special applications for smartphones. The sky is the limit! We have a number of resources available on the Tech Fair website to help with ideas and implementation.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

The After Prom Committee is so excited to be off to a great start for After Prom.
Our theme this year is “CARNIVAL”!!!
The following items are needed for donations::
Cash
Gift Cards (next time you go out to eat, get your hair done, get an oil change, golf etc) please ask the business if they’d like to donate towards our great cause
Anyone with sports tickets (Rockies, Avalanche, Nuggets, CU basketball/football) you’d like to donate??
Anyone with a home business who would like to donate?  Do you work for a business who might be interested in donating?
Please keep in mind, and remind businesses, we are a 501(c) organization so we can send a thank you note with our tax ID# for tax purposes!
Freshman and Sophomore parents, please consider helping us with this event — before you know it your student will be attending!
Donations can  be dropped off at SCHS front desk with Lois!  For questions, please call:
Lisa Eutsler
SCHS After Prom Coordinator
303-250-5329
Eutslergang1990@hotmail.com

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.

Important Dates for Semester 2 2012-2013

President’s Day (No School)….…………………………………………..February 18
Rachel’s Challenge………………………………………………………February 19 Program Information Night (6:30 PM)…….…………………….February 20
Parent Teacher Conferences………………..…………………..……..February 27
Parent Teacher Conferences…………………………………………………………..…..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………………………………..……………………………May 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 are now due for 1st and 2nd Semester.   Students may drop off payments by cash or check at the Main Office, or credit card payments can be processed through RevTrak.  If paying by check or cash, include student name and fees to be paid.

School Store

Sale-Sale-Sale  SCHOOL STORE  Sale-Sale-Sale

Red is for Love
But
MAROON is for RAPTOR LOVE ! ! ! ! !

Show your special Raptor your love this season!  All Maroon spirit items and our Wind/Rain resistant blankets in the School Store are on sale.  School Store special hours:  Wed, February 13th 10:30-1pm for pre-Valentine sales, and our normal Thursday hours: 10:30-1pm.
2013 Senior Jerseys: Reg $25 – Sale Price $18
Girls Shorts: Reg $27 – Sale Price $25
Maroon Raptor T-shirt: Reg $15 – Sale Price $10
Maroon ‘Go Creek’ T-shirt: Reg $15 – Sale Price $10
Maroon Collegiate Hoody: Reg $30 – Sale Price $25
Maroon Cinch Bag: Reg $10 – Sale Price $6

Wrap your Raptor Valentine in Warmth!  Check out our cozy blankets.  They are Wind and Rain resistant.  Great for cold Football games, Soccer Games, Baseball Games and Tennis Matches!  One side is fleece for warmth, the other is nylon for wind and rain repelling.

Please catch this sale before it is over.  We accept cash or checks in person at school, or online you can pay with CC or a Paypal Account.  When you shop online, you can pick up your order on the next Thursday between 10:30 – 1pm.
SilverCreekStore.org

SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE

GO GREEN and RECYCLE your SHOES!!!  Thank you for the bags of shoes that having been coming into Silver Creek this week and filling up our donation boxes.  Each pair will help someone in need who may not have been able to go to school, college, or work without them.  Your donations are greatly appreciated as you “Let Someone Follow in Your Footsteps”.  Please check out this amazing country music video produced by Billy Gilman to benefit Sole4Souls.  Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Kelly Pickler, and Alan Jackson are just 6 of the 18 artists heard on “The Choice” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXKnePGTJrM.

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 p.m.  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 on Tuesday, Feb 12th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room.

Calendar of upcoming events:
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 February 1st

 

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 1st

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

Save the Date

2/19/2013

6:00 PM

On February 19 we will be sponsoring Rachel’s Challenge at Silver Creek High School.  Brought to you by Chase Lis of the Silver Creek Leadership Academy this event will engage students throughout the day and provide for a community presentation at 6:00 PM.  If you are a parent of a Raptor I strongly encourage you to attend this evening event.  We will be hosting this in our auditorium and there is no charge.  Take the challenge and help us create a better school.  This will be a terrific way to start a conversation with your teen today as you both experience Rachel’s Challenge!  For more information about Rachel’s Challenge please visit http://www.rachelschallenge.org/

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 towww.collegegoalcolorado.org.

JUNIORS (and their parents/guardians) – Wednesday, February 6th, during late start, Princeton Review is offering a free practice ACT exam here in the Silver Creek commons. It is strongly recommended that ALL juniors take this practice test in preparation for the MANDATORY ACT that you will be taking on April 23rd. The test will begin promptly at 7:15 and will take approximately 3 hours. Princeton Review will score the exam for you and provide a FREE strategy session at a later date.

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.

 

Late Start

There will be a Late Start Wednesday February 6th.  School starts at 9:45 a.m. and buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

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.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

The After Prom Committee is so excited to be off to a great start for After Prom.
Our theme this year is “CARNIVAL”!!!
The following items are needed for donations::
Cash
Gift Cards (next time you go out to eat, get your hair done, get an oil change, golf etc) please ask the business if they’d like to donate towards our great cause
Anyone with sports tickets (Rockies, Avalanche, Nuggets, CU basketball/football) they’d like to donate??
Anyone with a home business who would like to donate?  Do you work for a business who might be interested in donating?
Please keep in mind, and remind businesses, we are a 501(c) organization so we can send them a thank you note with our tax ID# for tax purposes!
Freshman and Sophomore parents please consider helping us with this event-before you know it your student will be attending!
Donations can  be dropped off at SCHS front desk with Lois!  For questions, please call:
Lisa Eutsler
SCHS After Prom Coordinator
303-250-5329
Eutslergang1990@hotmail.com

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 on Thursday, February 7th at 7 p.m. in the Skyline High School Commons (lunchroom) . The season begins on February 25th.

Important Dates for Semester 2 2012-2013

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………………………………..……………………………..………May 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 are now due for 1st and 2nd Semester.   Students may drop payment of cash or check off at the Main Office or credit card payments can be processed through RevTrak.  If paying by check or cash, include student name and fees to be paid.

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

SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes!

Soles4Souls estimates 1.5 billion shoes lay idle in American closets or end up dumped in landfills across our country.  OUR GOAL IS TO COLLECT 2013 PAIRS OF SHOES in honor of this year’s graduating class and we now are at 888 pairs.  Many thanks to Altona Middle School who included a shoe contest as part of this year’s Rattlers Cup and collected a whopping grand total of 262 pairs!!!  So please join our shoe drive and send in your donations (even your most worn out ones) to our collection boxes by the front office.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Soles4Soulsleadershipacademy@gmail.com. Big or small, old or new, sweet or smelly … we’ll  be happy to 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.

Calendar of upcoming events:
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!