Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, March 1st
***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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to working with you next year!!
Thanks and Keep Singing,
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!
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.
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, email@example.com.
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!
After Prom Coordinator
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
Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone! The Silver Creek Education Foundation is building better classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone. Ensure your piece of SC immortality and get in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR WITH A BRICK OF HIS OR HER OWN. Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure. Brick samples are on display in the main office.
We want you as an RABC member! 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department. We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.
SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
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!