Weekly blog for March 29th

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 29th

!!!We Need Your Help – Text Now to Help Us Win!!!

The Ultimate After Prom Party Sweepstakes from Chipotle

Text PROM to 888222 to enter. Don’t worry, you’ll only receive info on the After Prom Party Sweeps. Entry closes on Sunday, March 31.

SIX WINNERS will win a Chipotle CATERED MEAL FOR UP TO 500 GUESTS, plus the Chipotle photo booth at the event.

More information can be found at:  http://chipotle.com/en-US/html/afterprom.html

Entrants must be a resident of the United States, 16 years or older and be currently enrolled at a high school located within 15 miles of a Chipotle restaurant.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

Please help after prom by donating the following items.  All items can be dropped off at the Main Office.

White EZ Up tents-we need approx 12

6 Old Tires

1 Round table

Black Curtains-preferably 4, at least 6 feet long

Coolers-approx 5

Anyone interested in making some decorative cake pops?

Thermal Coffee Pitchers

Anyone interested in making some caramel apples?

Old Monopoly Money?

Leftover chalkboard paint?

Old Frames-the larger the better

Kiddy Plastic Pool-1

2 Children’s Fishing Poles

3 Ping Pong Balls

3-4 Footballs

4 Helmets-Adult size

Bags of Sand-6

Plastic Orange cones

 

If you can help us out in any way-please email me or call me and we can make arrangements to get these from you.

Lisa Eutsler

After Prom Committee

schsafterprom@gmail.com

(303) 250-5329

 

Junior ACT

Do You Shmoop?

Juniors check out this link for information on logging into Shmoop.  Shmoop is an interactive ACT test prep resource.  Silver Creek and St. Vrain have registered all Juniors for access to the ACT and AP test prep.  Follow the directions and join Mr. Goerner’s group for the opportunity to earn prizes in between now and the ACT test in April.

What is your Dream Career?

Boulder County Workforce is  kicking off the summer job hunt season with our “What is your dream career contest” on Facebook! Youth 14-21 should write about their dream career and how they want to achieve it on our Facebook wall @ www.facebook.com/workforcebouldercounty . Each week, attendees will be selected to win incentives like gift cards and a chance to job shadow in their selected field!  Last year this was a very popular contest, so please encourage youth to participate!

Counseling Office

Concurrent Enrollment – Any current sophomores or juniors who are interested in taking classes at either Front Range or CU- Boulder next fall through the Concurrent Enrollment Program must complete an application AND fill out the on-line form when they register for  classes for next year. Concurrent Enrollment is designed to provide students the opportunity to take up to two college classes per semester, that are not available at Silver Creek, and receive both high school and college credit. If the student receives a C or better in those classes they will be reimbursed for the cost of the tuition. The deadline to turn in the application is Friday April 12th so please speak to your respective counselor to get your application and get any additional information you might need as soon as possible!

 

Girls’ State and Boys’ State – A Great Leadership Opportunity For Juniors! For juniors interested in the workings of government, Girls’ and Boys’ State are summer institutes that are sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion. Students travel to a college campus to participate in mock government scenarios where elections are held, issues are debated, and you meet and make new friends from around the state. Girls’ State will be held June 9-12 at Western State University – deadline to apply is April 5th. Boys’ State will be held June 2-8 at CSU-Pueblo – deadline to apply is May 1st. Click on Girls’ State or Boys’ State to get more information and to apply.

A college representative from Colorado State University will be here on Tuesday, April 9 at 9:30.  Please sign up in the 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.

  • Our window period for entering your requests into Infinite Campus begins this Monday, April 1st, 2013.  It ends at midnight, April 14th, 2013.

    • The window is open 24 hours a day.

    • This is NOT a first-come, first-serve process.  Your requests need to be completed and entered by Sunday, April 14th.

      • After the window period closes, you will no longer have access to your requests.  (You may want to print them out for your records only).

    • If you have any questions during spring break, please email: silvercreekhs@svvsd.org.

    • All directions will be posted on our registration website or within Infinite Campus itself.

    • You will use your regular username and password for Infinite Campus.

FOOTBALL FUNDRAISERS

Monday FUN-Day at Red Robin, Monday, April 8th, 5:00 – 9:00

Join us for dinner at Red Robin on Monday, April 8. We had over 300 friends and fans at our last Monday FUN-Day! This time the party is at Red Robin! Come join the fun!

Silver Creek Football Silent Auction and Mixer,  Saturday, April 27th, 6:00 – 10:00

The Silver Creek Raptor Football Team is hosting a Silent Auction and Mixer on April 27th from 6-10 at 7677 Portico Place. The team is seeking auction donations to raise support for the upcoming football season. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase for $15. If you would like to make a donation or buy a ticket, please contact footballparentreps@gmail.com.  You can also view our online auction starting April 18th at www.32auctions.com/silvercreekfootball.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Lionscrest Manor, Sunday, May 12th, 10:30 and 1:00

The Silver Creek Football Team will host a Mother’s Day Brunch at Lionscrest Manor in Lyons. Bring your whole family for a delicious meal in a beautiful mountain setting. Two seatings will be available at 10:30 and 1:00. Ticket sales will begin soon ($25 – adults, $15 – children 8 and under). To pre-order tickets contact footballparentreps@gmail.com

King Soopers Card Fundraiser

Purchase a card from Kathy Peterson for $5 (no actual cost because $5 is pre-loaded on the card). Use it for your purchases of groceries and gas and Silver Creek Football gets 5%. Contact Kathy at ckpksp@gmail.com

Silver Creek Football thanks you for your support! GO RAPTORS!

Silver Creek’s “Day of Champions”

Are you passionate about Special Olympics? Are you interested in helping with the Silver Creek “Day of Champions”? Our event will be held on April 20, 2013. We are currently looking for donations, participants and volunteers. Please contact Mr Tonjes (tonjes_martin@svvsd.org) or 720-494-3722 for details.

Bolder Boulder Racers

Students, as well as family members, can register for the Bolder Boulder through the BBRacers Club at SCHS.  Students will receive a $22 discount on their registration and an extra BBRacers T-shirt.  Everyone who registers through the BBRacers Club can have their registration packets delivered to SCHS.  For more information please contact Ms. Forbes (forbes_juliette@svvsd.org) or Mr. Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org).

Visual Art

Juried High School Art Show

The Firehouse Art Center is happy to announce a juried high school art show at the Firehouse Art Center. The exhibition will run from May 15 to May 26th, with an opening reception the night of May 17th.

There is a call for student artwork. Each school may send in 20 digital files of student work. Images will be voted on by a jury of committee members, members of the community and a representative from each school. At least 5 pieces will be chosen to hang in the Firehouse Art Center. This is a great opportunity for young artists to be seen and recognized.

If interested in submitting a piece, please email a digital photo of the submission, along with your full name, the title of the piece, and the media used to giese_katherine@svvsd.org

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America

The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

Child in Hand

Hello, my name is Olivia Storaci. I am an eighth grader at Westview Middle School and I’m a member of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). As an NJHS member, I had to come up with a project and an organization I would like to help. I was inspired by an organization called Child in Hand. They are working to start a volleyball program in Haiti. They take in donations and that is what I want to help with. I would like to donate used volleyball gear to Child in Hand so they can bring the joy of volleyball to children in Haiti. Please support my efforts by bringing your old or used volleyball gear, (kneepads, bags, volleyballs, jerseys, t-shirts, spandex, water bottles, headbands, etc.) to a drop box in the front office at Silver Creek High School. It will be in the office until April 12. Thank you for supporting this cause!

SCHS Education Foundation

From the SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Parent Volunteers Needed

The SCHS Education Foundation has several opportunities for parent volunteers.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If any of the following are of interest, please contact Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net for more information:

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page

  • Design flyers, posters and banners

  • Grant writing

  • Fundraiser Event planning committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Board  (monthly meetings)

Brick Buy Brick – Donate Today!

Etch your support for Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is building better classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Donate today and you can ensure your piece of SC immortality by getting in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. Brick samples are on display in the front office.  The first installation of the bricks will be this summer and unveiled when school opens in August.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

 Top 5 reasons to donate today and order a brick:

1.  It is a 100%  tax-deductible donation to the Education Foundation

2.  Your donation supports classroom learning

3.  To show your family’s Raptor Pride

4.  To honor a special teacher, coach, staff member or team/club

5.  Leave your mark at Silver Creek

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.

SCHOOL STORE

New Item!!!!!

Spirit Bands – 2012 State Football Champs $1.00 Each

New Sale Items (Senior Hat and Senior Jersey)!!!!!!

Senior Snap Back Hats now $15 (Reg. $20) – only Five left in stock.

Senior Jerseys $16 (Reg. $25)

Be sure to check out our sale rack on Thursdays during both A and B Lunches.  We are open Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.  You can also shop online at SilverCreekStore.org.

E-BOOKS

Earn a $6 Donation to your student’s Classroom, Activity or Sport (Sold in the School Store on Thursdays).  With each purchase of a $10 E-Book a $6 donation will be made to the classroom, activity or sport of your choice.  Check out all the savings in this great coupon book. NOTE: This is just a sampling.  Be sure to read the rules for each coupon as those listed below may not be identical to other coupons’ rules.

SKI-RELATED COUPONS:

Copper Mtn: 2 for 1 Adult Lift Tickets (2); $69 Adult Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (1); and $15 off Ski School

Winter Park: $79 Reg Season Adult Tickets (2); $62 Adult Late Season Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (2-Not Valid Saturdays)

                   AND $35 Off Ski School

Ski Granby Ranch: $40 Adult Tickets (2); $20 Ski Rental Package (1); $25 Snowboard Rental Package (1); Free Junior Lift

                   Ticket with purchase of Adult Ticket AND $50 off a Round of Golf

Sunlight Mountain: $35 Adult Ticket; $20 Off Snowmobile Ride AND 50% off Ski or Snowboard Rental Package

Christy Sports: $20 Off $100 or more purchase; 50% off Ski or Snowboard Daily Rental; $5 Off Tune-up

Entertainment and Sports-Related Coupons:

Avs Hockey: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (2)

Rapids Soccer: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Nuggets Basketball: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Bandimere Speedway: Free Entrance to Any Penzoil Ultra ET Event (1) AND Free Entrance to any of 4 other listed events (1)

AMC Movies: $6.50 Silver Movie (2) $8.00 Gold Movie (2)

United Artists: $2 Off Adult Ticket (4)

FOOD Coupons:

King Soopers: Save $5 off purchase of $75 or more (2)

Papa Murphy’s: $3 Off Family Size Pizza

Black Jack: Free Large Pizza with purchase of similar pizza (2) AND Family Dinner Deals (3)

Cold Stone: (4) coupons

3 Margaritas: 1/2 Price dinner with purchase of another meal AND 1/2 price Lunch with purchase of another meal.

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.

Upcoming Events:

Our next SCOPA meeting is on April 9th at 6:00 pm in the Choir room.

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.

For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

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

Weekly blog for March 22nd

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 22nd

Raptor Families,

       We have discussed many of our safety components in preceding letters.  We haven’t had an opportunity to also share the social-emotional and mental health side of our prevention efforts in maintaining a safe environment for students and staff.  We are very lucky at Silver Creek High School to be staffed with three full-time School Counselors, one School Psychologist and a Prevention- Interventionist.  These staff members are nothing short of miracle workers in their outreach to students, other staff and families.

    Our school counseling group consists of Mrs. Norrbom, Mr. Sardinia and Mr. Yeomans.  While these counselors not only provide academic support on a daily basis, they also provide social-emotional support for students.  Consider the range of topics that our school counselors, school psychologist and interventionist are trained to provide assistance in: dealing with divorce, illness, homelessness, discrimination, depression, conflicts, harassment, relationships, peer pressures, dating, self-esteem, substance abuse, sexual abuse, employment, adoption, sexual orientation, violence, suicide, coping with grief, eating disorders, etc. This is just a brief list as all of our counseling staff are willing to listen in regards to students’ concerns.

    Our school counselors also provide the bulk of student assistance in class scheduling, post-secondary education and workforce readiness, 4-Year academic planning (now known as ICAP), and they serve as liaisons between students, staff, and parents.

Our school psychologist, Mr. Westman, works intensively with our Student Services Department assisting students and families who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs).  This position insures compliance with IEP goals, accommodations, and transitions.  In addition to student services support, our school psychologist is a member of many teams we have at Silver Creek, including our RTI Team and Risk Assessment Team, and he serves as liaison to our district level student services department, as well as to our parents, students and staff.

We are very proud to be continuing our partnership with Boulder County Public Health and Boulder County Mental Health Partners in providing for a school based prevention-interventionist.  Jen LaFond is our school-based interventionist.  This additional position serves primarily to provide mental health referrals, meet the social-emotional needs of individual students who may be experiencing crisis, or who may need a safe environment to talk with a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist.  In addition to these responsibilities, our interventionist also provides leadership to groups within our school who focus upon student support and she is a member of our district trauma response team.

Silver Creek is also happy to include such programmatic features as RLC, a transitional support structure for incoming students and 9th graders.  Recently, we hosted Rachel’s Challenge, which provided students the opportunity to reflect upon their relationships and learn some tools to cultivate a supportive school environment.  As a follow-up to this a Friends of Rachel Group for Silver Creek has been established, to continue embedding a caring culture within our community through projects such as “Need a Compliment, Take a Compliment”.  In addition to these non-academic support structures, our Health curriculum is tied to decision-making, relationships, and other teen issues, resulting in students who are aware and engaged in supporting their school.

While school safety continues to be a hot topic in education discussions, student mental health and emotional well-being are intrinsically tied to the safety of any school environment.  We will continue to embed our school with a caring and supportive culture, empowering students to succeed.  For any interested parents, here are some resources you may consider to learn more about these topics: National Association of School Psychologists, Netsmartz, National School Safety Center, Safe2Tell, I Love U Guys Foundation, and The American School Counselor Association.

   Respectfully,

    Erick Finnestead

    Principal, Silver Creek High School

 

Junior ACT

Do You Shmoop?

Juniors check out this link for information on logging into Shmoop.  Shmoop is an interactive ACT test prep resource.  Silver Creek and St. Vrain have registered all Juniors for access to the ACT and AP test prep.  Follow the directions and join Mr. Goerner’s group for the opportunity to earn prizes in between now and the ACT test in April.

Senior Class Panoramic Picture

The Senior Class Panoramic Picture will be taken on Tuesday, March 26th at 9:00 AM in the Main Gym. Remember – this is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the entire Senior Class for the rest of your life, so DON’T MISS OUT! You only have one chance to be a part of this special event, so BE THERE on Tuesday, March 26th at 9:00 AM!

Career & Job Fair for Students

The St. Vrain Valley School District and Workforce Boulder County are hosting a Career and Job Fair in Longmont on Thursday, March 28,  at the Boulder County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m. Youth ages 14 – 21 are invited to attend this free event.

 Students can fill out applications for employment with various employers, practice and sharpen interviewing skills, have a resume critiqued, talk to representatives from state colleges, and get information about a variety of careers from area business professionals.

 The Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building is highly visible from Hover Street in Longmont. Plenty of free parking is available on the north side of the building.

 Students should be reminded to dress appropriately, bring their Social Security number, and have lots of questions about careers. Parents are welcome to attend with their students.

What is your Dream Career?

Boulder County Workforce is  kicking off the summer job hunt season with our “What is your dream career contest” on Facebook! Youth 14-21 should write about their dream career and how they want to achieve it on our Facebook wall @ www.facebook.com/workforcebouldercounty . Each week, attendees will be selected to win incentives like gift cards and a chance to job shadow in their selected field!  Last year this was a very popular contest, so please encourage youth to participate!

Counseling Office

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!

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 (when you can actually begin to input your requests), you should:

    • 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.

 

SILVER CREEK FOOTBALL MONDAY FUN-DAY!

Please help support your State Champion Silver Creek Football Team!  We are doing a King Sooper’s gift card fundraiser and it is really easy for you to help out.  Pick up a card from Cindi Lindsey at Silver Creek or call Kathy Peterson  at 303-579-3856.  Cards can be purchased for $5 (with $5 already loaded on them).  Use the card for King Soopers purchases (and gas at any King Soopers affiliated station) and Silver Creek Football will get back 5%. You can reload the card using your credit card before you check-out. One little extra step, added to something you normally do anyway, would greatly benefit our football team!  Thank You!

Bolder Boulder Racers

Students, as well as family members, can register for the Bolder Boulder through the BBRacers Club at SCHS.  Students will receive a $22 discount on their registration and an extra BBRacers T-shirt.  Everyone who registers through the BBRacers Club can have their registration packets delivered to SCHS.  For more information please contact Ms. Forbes (forbes_juliette@svvsd.org) or Mr. Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org).

Visual Art

Juried High School Art Show

The Firehouse Art Center is happy to announce a juried high school art show at the Firehouse Art Center. The exhibition will run from May 15 to May 26th, with an opening reception the night of May 17th.

There is a call for student artwork. Each school may send in 20 digital files of student work. Images will be voted on by a jury of committee members, members of the community and a representative from each school. At least 5 pieces will be chosen to hang in the Firehouse Art Center. This is a great opportunity for young artists to be seen and recognized.

If interested in submitting a piece, please email a digital photo of the submission, along with your full name, the title of the piece, and the media used to giese_katherine@svvsd.org

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America

The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

Child in Hand

Hello, my name is Olivia Storaci. I am an eighth grader at Westview Middle School and I’m a member of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). As an NJHS member, I had to come up with a project and an organization I would like to help. I was inspired by an organization called Child in Hand. They are working to start a volleyball program in Haiti. They take in donations and that is what I want to help with. I would like to donate used volleyball gear to Child in Hand so they can bring the joy of volleyball to children in Haiti. Please support my efforts by bringing your old or used volleyball gear, (kneepads, bags, volleyballs, jerseys, t-shirts, spandex, water bottles, headbands, etc.) to a drop box in the front office at Silver Creek High School. It will be in the office until April 12. Thank you for supporting this cause!

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes

ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT for our Sole4Souls shoe drive which is quickly coming to an end on April 1st!  So if you have any shoes you would still like to donate (or get rid of as part of your March Madness spring cleaning!), please send them to us and we’ll gladly find a good home for them.  We are excited to announce our Donor of the Week is the Silver Creek Track & Field Team!  Many thanks to everyone who donated shoes at last Friday’s Pancake Dinner where we collected 204 pairs!!!  Congrats to the Oliver family and Gage Strickland for winning our DSW gift card drawing.  We also want to express our appreciation to Blue Mountain Elementary, Eagle Crest Elementary, Longmont Estates Elementary, Lyons Elementary, Niwot Elementary, Longmont High School, Brown’s Shoes, Fabulous Finds, Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, and the Longmont Senior Center for filling all of their collection boxes to join in our Global Shoe Recycling Program.  This cross school collaboration and community outreach initiative shows how together we can turn one person’s trash into another person’s treasure!

SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time

SCHS Education Foundation

From the SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Parent Volunteers Needed

The SCHS Education Foundation has several opportunities for parent volunteers.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If any of the following are of interest, please contact Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net for more information:

 

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page

  • Design flyers, posters and banners

  • Grant writing

  • Fundraiser Event planning committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Board  (monthly meetings)

Brick Buy Brick – Donate Today!

Etch your support for Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is building better classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Donate today and you can ensure your piece of SC immortality by getting in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. Brick samples are on display in the front office.  The first installation of the bricks will be this summer and unveiled when school opens in August.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

 Top 5 reasons to donate today and order a brick:

1.  It is a 100%  tax-deductible donation to the Education Foundation

2.  Your donation supports classroom learning

3.  To show your family’s Raptor Pride

4.  To honor a special teacher, coach, staff member or team/club

5.  Leave your mark at Silver Creek

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.

SCHOOL STORE

New Item!!!!!

Spirit Bands – 2012 State Football Champs $1.00 Each

New Sale Items (Senior Hat and Senior Jersey)!!!!!!

 

Senior Snap Back Hats now $15 (Reg. $20) – only Five left in stock.

Senior Jerseys $16 (Reg. $25)

Be sure to check out our sale rack on Thursdays during both A and B Lunches.  We are open Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.  You can also shop online at SilverCreekStore.org.

E-BOOKS

Earn a $6 Donation to your student’s Classroom, Activity or Sport (Sold in the School Store on Thursdays).  With each purchase of a $10 E-Book a $6 donation will be made to the classroom, activity or sport of your choice.  Check out all the savings in this great coupon book. NOTE: This is just a sampling.  Be sure to read the rules for each coupon as those listed below may not be identical to other coupons’ rules.

SKI-RELATED COUPONS:

Copper Mtn: 2 for 1 Adult Lift Tickets (2); $69 Adult Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (1); and $15 off Ski School

Winter Park: $79 Reg Season Adult Tickets (2); $62 Adult Late Season Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (2-Not Valid Saturdays)

                   AND $35 Off Ski School

Ski Granby Ranch: $40 Adult Tickets (2); $20 Ski Rental Package (1); $25 Snowboard Rental Package (1); Free Junior Lift

                   Ticket with purchase of Adult Ticket AND $50 off a Round of Golf

Sunlight Mountain: $35 Adult Ticket; $20 Off Snowmobile Ride AND 50% off Ski or Snowboard Rental Package

Christy Sports: $20 Off $100 or more purchase; 50% off Ski or Snowboard Daily Rental; $5 Off Tune-up

Entertainment and Sports-Related Coupons:

Avs Hockey: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (2)

Rapids Soccer: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Nuggets Basketball: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Bandimere Speedway: Free Entrance to Any Penzoil Ultra ET Event (1) AND Free Entrance to any of 4 other listed events (1)

AMC Movies: $6.50 Silver Movie (2) $8.00 Gold Movie (2)

United Artists: $2 Off Adult Ticket (4)

FOOD Coupons:

King Soopers: Save $5 off purchase of $75 or more (2)

Papa Murphy’s: $3 Off Family Size Pizza

Black Jack: Free Large Pizza with purchase of similar pizza (2) AND Family Dinner Deals (3)

Cold Stone: (4) coupons

3 Margaritas: 1/2 Price dinner with purchase of another meal AND 1/2 price Lunch with purchase of another meal.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

After Prom is in need of various donations.  Please let Lisa know if you donate the following items.

White EZ Up tents-we need approx 12

6 Old Tires

1 Round table

Black Curtains-preferably 4, at least 6 feet long

Coolers-approx 5

Anyone interested in making some decorative cake pops?

Thermal Coffee Pitchers

Anyone interested in making some caramel apples?

Old Monopoly Money?

Leftover chalkboard paint?

Old Frames-the larger the better

Kiddy Plastic Pool-1

2 Children’s Fishing Poles

3 Ping Pong Balls

3-4 Footballs

4 Helmets-Adult size

Bags of Sand-6

Plastic Orange cones

If you can help us out in any way-please email me or call me and we can make arrangements to get these from you.

Lisa Eutsler

After Prom Committee

schsafterprom@gmail.com

(303) 250-5329

Thank you!!!!

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.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, March 22nd the Jazz Bands will be performing at Mojo’s in Longmont.

Wednesday, March 27th Spring Choir concert at Silver Creek High School at 7:00 pm.

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!

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

Weekly blog for March 15th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 15th

Raptor Families,

We have discussed many of our safety components in preceding letters.  We haven’t had an opportunity to also share the social-emotional and mental health side of our prevention efforts in maintaining a safe environment for students and staff.  We are very lucky at Silver Creek High School to be staffed with three full-time School Counselors, one School Psychologist and a Prevention- Interventionist.  These staff members are nothing short of miracle workers in their outreach to students, other staff and families.     Our school counseling group consists of Mrs. Norrbom, Mr. Sardinia and Mr. Yeomans.  While these counselors not only provide academic support on a daily basis, they also provide social-emotional support for students.  Consider the range of topics that our school counselors, school psychologist and interventionist are trained to provide assistance in: dealing with divorce, illness, homelessness, discrimination, depression, conflicts, harassment, relationships, peer pressures, dating, self-esteem, substance abuse, sexual abuse, employment, adoption, sexual orientation, violence, suicide, coping with grief, eating disorders, etc. This is just a brief list as all of our counseling staff are willing to listen in regards to students’ concerns.      Our school counselors also provide the bulk of student assistance in class scheduling, post-secondary education and workforce readiness, 4-Year academic planning (now known as ICAP), and they serve as liaisons between students, staff, and parents.

Our school psychologist, Mr. Westman, works intensively with our Student Services Department assisting students and families who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs).  This position insures compliance with IEP goals, accommodations, and transitions.  In addition to student services support, our school psychologist is a member of many teams we have at Silver Creek, including our RTI Team and Risk Assessment Team, and he serves as liaison to our district level student services department, as well as to our parents, students and staff.

We are very proud to be continuing our partnership with Boulder County Public Health and Boulder County Mental Health Partners in providing for a school based prevention-interventionist.  Jen LaFond is our school-based interventionist.  This additional position serves primarily to provide mental health referrals, meet the social-emotional needs of individual students who may be experiencing crisis, or who may need a safe environment to talk with a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist.  In addition to these responsibilities, our interventionist also provides leadership to groups within our school who focus upon student support and she is a member of our district trauma response team.

Silver Creek is also happy to include such programmatic features as RLC, a transitional support structure for incoming students and 9th graders.  Recently, we hosted Rachel’s Challenge, which provided students the opportunity to reflect upon their relationships and learn some tools to cultivate a supportive school environment.  As a follow-up to this a Friends of Rachel Group for Silver Creek has been established, to continue embedding a caring culture within our community through projects such as “Need a Compliment, Take a Compliment”.  In addition to these non-academic support structures, our Health curriculum is tied to decision-making, relationships, and other teen issues, resulting in students who are aware and engaged in supporting their school.

While school safety continues to be a hot topic in education discussions, student mental health and emotional well-being are intrinsically tied to the safety of any school environment.  We will continue to embed our school with a caring and supportive culture, empowering students to succeed.  For any interested parents, here are some resources you may consider to learn more about these topics: National Association of School Psychologists, Netsmartz, National School Safety Center, Safe2Tell, I Love U Guys Foundation, and The American School Counselor Association.

Respectfully,

    Erick Finnestead     Principal, Silver Creek High School

TCAP Schedule

***9th and 10th Grades***

All Ninth and Tenth Grade students will continue to take the state-mandated assessment, TCAP (formerly CSAP), on March 19th and 20th. Both 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 7:30 a.m. on testing days for ACT Preparation offered free by SCHS staff. Seniors should arrive for classes by 11:45 a.m. on testing days.

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 19 & 20

A Block – 12:05-1:05

B Block – 1:15-2:15

Tuesday, 3/19 – Blocks 3 & 4

Wednesday, 3/20 – Blocks 7 & 8

11th Grade ACT Preparation

Get in the game and improve your ACT score!!!

Juniors continue ACT test preparation:

March 12, 13, 19, 20

Class will begin each day in the auditorium at 7:30 a.m. with a different warm-up activity before students are split into smaller groups for subject-specific review.

3/19 – Pre-registration for the ACT (absolutely critical for all juniors to attend this session!)
3/20 – Rapid Quiz, ACT Writing and Prize Giveaways to student having attended all sessions.

Following each warm-up session, from roughly 8:00-11:00 a.m. each day, Juniors will rotate through the four ACT areas of Reading, English, Science and Math, where they receive tips, tactics, review, online resources and assistance in each subject.  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.  ACT scores, in conjunction with a student’s grade point average, are critical factors used in determining college admission.  While students can opt to take the test multiple times, and are strongly encouraged to do so, the state of Colorado ACT test is free to all juniors. The pre-registration for the state-mandated exam will take place on Tuesday morning March 19th, in the commons, beginning promptly at 7:30 a.m. Students will need to bring two standard #2 pencils (NO mechanical pencils!!!) to this registration session and every junior must attend. It would be great if the students can arrive about 7:15 so we can actually begin at 7:30 and allow the maximum amount of time afterward completing this pre-registration for additional test prep time with our teachers.

Senior Class Panoramic Picture

The Senior Class Panoramic Picture will be taken on Tuesday, March 26th at 9:00 AM in the Main Gym. Remember – this is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the entire Senior Class for the rest of your life, so DON’T MISS OUT! You only have one chance to be a part of this special event, so BE THERE on Tuesday, March 26th at 9:00 AM!

SILVER CREEK FOOTBALL MONDAY FUN-DAY!

Please join the Silver Creek Football Team, friends and families at:

Chipotle, Monday, March 11 from 5:00 to 8:00.

Present this flyer and the football team will receive 50%! GO RAPTORS!

See you every Monday! GO RAPTORS!

Bolder Boulder Racers

Students, as well as family members, can register for the Bolder Boulder through the BBRacers Club at SCHS.  Students will receive a $22 discount on their registration and an extra BBRacers T-shirt.  Everyone who registers through the BBRacers Club can have their registration packets delivered to SCHS.  For more information please contact Ms. Forbes (forbes_juliette@svvsd.org) or Mr. Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org).

PANCAKES ARE ON THE DINNER MENU TONIGHT!

Please join us TONIGHT for the 11th Annual Silver Creek Track Pancakes & Prizes Event from 5-7 in the commons where we will be putting breakfast on the table for dinner (gluten free will be available). There will be drawings for amazing door prizes, including a money tree and a Samsung 300-E5C-A07 Laptop Computer, and a silent auction. We will also be accepting shoe donations for Soles4Souls. For every pair of shoes donate (in any condition–even the smelly, worn out ones) you are entered to win a $20 DSW gift card. Everyone is welcome at this great community event. Bring your friends and family and come hungry!

Thank You to everyone who has been sending in donations for this Friday’s Pancake Dinner!  Our prize packages are really coming together and we can’t wait for this event to support our Track and Field team!!!  Here are just some of the donations and prize packages that are coming your way:

Out to Eat – Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, Applebees, Basil Flats, Pinocchios, Sun Rose Café, Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap Room, Outback Steakhouse, Jimmy Johns, Subway, Panda Express, Qdoba, Chipotle, Santiagos,  Wahoo Fish, Noodles, Oskar Blues
Entertainment, Car Care, Coffee Break & Ice-Cream – Best Buy, Game Stop, Big O Tires, Breeze Thru Car Wash, Regal Cinemas, Cinemark Movie Theatres  Starbucks, Ripple, Menchies

Keeping Fit – Sports Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Play It Again Sports, Golf Package, Newton Running Shoes, Lululemon

Home, Health & Beauty – Sephora, Bath & Body, Victoria’s Secret, Haircuts & Styles, Hobby Lobby, Homemade Soaps, Raptor Hat & Scarf Sets, Wrapping Paper Kits, Pampered Chef, Sprouts, Whole Foods

Time for a Shopping Spree! – FOREVER 21, H&M, American Eagle, Bohme, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom

Packages include Movie Night, Date Night, Out to Lunch, Snuggle Bunny, Peppers & Pickles, Baby Care, Chocolate Lovers, Great Harvest Bread Basket, Longmont Clinic Care, KoolTax 2012 Tax Preparation, Architectural Design Package, Crested Butte Condo Getaway, Samsung Laptop Superprize, and … our ever-growing MONEY TREE!!!

All athletes who turn in their packets will be entered into the “SNACK ATTACK” ATHLETE ONLY prize table drawing!!!  A few selected items will be available through silent auction bids, so remember to bring your checkbooks.  Also please don’t forget to bring any of your old, new, sweet, or smelly shoes to be donated to Soles4Souls and entered into our special drawing for a DSW GIFT CARD!!!

We can’t wait to see you tonight!

SCLA

The SCLA Ping Pong and pickle ball tourney is tomorrow, Saturday, March 16 from 9am-3pm.
You can sign up tomorrow!
Open ping pong and pickle ball from 9-10 and brackets will be filled out at that time.
Tourney begins at 10!
$7 for singles
$10 for doubles
Prizes for best team name, best costume and winning the tourney!
Can you beat the Principal?  He doesn’t think so!!!   Come play!

Visual Art

Juried High School Art Show
The Firehouse Art Center is happy to announce a juried high school art show at the Firehouse Art Center. The exhibition will run from May 15 to May 26th, with an opening reception the night of May 17th.

There is a call for student artwork. Each school may send in 20 digital files of student work. Images will be voted on by a jury of committee members, members of the community and a representative from each school. At least 5 pieces will be chosen to hang in the Firehouse Art Center. This is a great opportunity for young artists to be seen and recognized.
If interested in submitting a piece, please email a digital photo of the submission, along with your full name, the title of the piece, and the media used to giese_katherine@svvsd.org

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America
The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club
Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

Career & Job Fair for Students

To be held Thursday, March 28, 3 – 6 p.m., at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Students can talk with employers, fill out applications, get their resume critiqued, do a mock interview, and visit a mini college fair. See the attached poster for more information.

What is your Dream Career?

Boulder County Workforce is  kicking off the summer job hunt season with our “What is your dream career contest” on Facebook! Youth 14-21 should write about their dream career and how they want to achieve it on our Facebook wall @ www.facebook.com/workforcebouldercounty . Each week, attendees will be selected to win incentives like gift cards and a chance to job shadow in their selected field!  Last year this was a very popular contest, so please encourage youth to participate!

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!

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.

Counseling Office

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!

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 (when you can actually begin to input your requests), you should:
    • 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.

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes

It’s March Madness and time for a little spring cleaning!  We are happy to take any of your too-little, too-big, out-of-style, or worn-out shoes that have been cluttering your house.  Your tired shoes will help Soles4Souls.  Our shoe drive is now in full force, and so far, with your help, we have collected over 1,600 pairs of shoes on our way towards our goal of 2013 pairs, a number chosen in honor of this year’s graduating class.  We would especially like to thank Crocs, DSW, and Habitat for Humanity for being our donors of the week, bringing in over 250 pairs of shoes!  For anyone coming to the Track & Field team’s fun-filled Pancake & Prizes for dinner (next Friday night from 5:00 to 7:30 in the Silver Creek Commons), please bring us any of your new, used, or old smelly shoes that night.  For each pair donated, you will be entered into a special door prize drawing to win a DSW gift card!!!
SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time

SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Parent Volunteers Needed
The SCHS Education Foundation has several opportunities for parent volunteers.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If any of the following are of interest, please contact Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net for more information:

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page
  • Design flyers, posters and banners
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraiser Event planning committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Board  (monthly meetings)

Brick Buy Brick!!

Etch your support for Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is building better classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Donate today and you can ensure your piece of SC immortality by getting in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. Brick samples are on display in the front office.  The first installation of the bricks will be this summer and unveiled when school opens in August.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Special thanks to the following families for their recent donations to the Brick fundraiser:
Beavers    Boldt        Carson    Dauer            Davies
Ewing        Fisher        Foster        Fuhrman        Grolnick
Hardy        Howard    Howell        King            Kreitman
Mast        Peila        Rapp        Rembert        Rooney
Simboski    Sterns        Stewart    Willmann

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.

SCHOOL STORE

New Item!!!!!
Spirit Bands – 2012 State Football Champs $1.00 Each

New Sale Items (Senior Hat and Senior Jersey)!!!!!!

Senior Snap Back Hats now $15 (Reg. $20) – only Five left in stock.

Senior Jerseys $16 (Reg. $25)

Be sure to check out our sale rack on Thursdays during both A and B Lunches.  We are open Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.  You can also shop online at SilverCreekStore.org.

E-BOOKS

Earn a $6 Donation to your student’s Classroom, Activity or Sport (Sold in the School Store on Thursdays).  With each purchase of a $10 E-Book a $6 donation will be made to the classroom, activity or sport of your choice.  Check out all the savings in this great coupon book. NOTE: This is just a sampling.  Be sure to read the rules for each coupon as those listed below may not be identical to other coupons’ rules.

SKI-RELATED COUPONS:
Copper Mtn: 2 for 1 Adult Lift Tickets (2); $69 Adult Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (1); and $15 off Ski School
Winter Park: $79 Reg Season Adult Tickets (2); $62 Adult Late Season Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (2-Not Valid Saturdays)
AND $35 Off Ski School
Ski Granby Ranch: $40 Adult Tickets (2); $20 Ski Rental Package (1); $25 Snowboard Rental Package (1); Free Junior Lift
Ticket with purchase of Adult Ticket AND $50 off a Round of Golf
Sunlight Mountain: $35 Adult Ticket; $20 Off Snowmobile Ride AND 50% off Ski or Snowboard Rental Package
Christy Sports: $20 Off $100 or more purchase; 50% off Ski or Snowboard Daily Rental; $5 Off Tune-up

Entertainment and Sports-Related Coupons:
Avs Hockey: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (2)
Rapids Soccer: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)
Nuggets Basketball: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)
Bandimere Speedway: Free Entrance to Any Penzoil Ultra ET Event (1) AND Free Entrance to any of 4 other listed events (1)
AMC Movies: $6.50 Silver Movie (2) $8.00 Gold Movie (2)
United Artists: $2 Off Adult Ticket (4)

FOOD Coupons:
King Soopers: Save $5 off purchase of $75 or more (2)
Papa Murphy’s: $3 Off Family Size Pizza
Black Jack: Free Large Pizza with purchase of similar pizza (2) AND Family Dinner Deals (3)
Cold Stone: (4) coupons
3 Margaritas: 1/2 Price dinner with purchase of another meal AND 1/2 price Lunch with purchase of another meal.

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

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.

Upcoming Events:
Friday, March 22nd the Jazz Bands will be performing at Mojo’s in Longmont.

Wednesday, March 27th Spring Choir concert at Silver Creek High School at 7:00 pm.

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!

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

Weekly blog for March 8th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 8th

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 7:30 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 a.m. with a different warm-up activity before students are split into smaller groups for subject-specific review.

3/12 – Return of the ACT Practice Test and Princeton Review strategy session
3/13 – Skills and Strategies for test taking
3/19 – Pre-registration for the ACT (absolutely critical for all juniors to attend this session!)
3/20 – Rapid Quiz and Prize Giveaways

Following each warm-up session, students will be on a schedule from roughly 8:00-11:00 a.m. each day, rotating through the four ACT areas of Reading, English, Science and Math, where they receive tips, tactics, review, online resources and assistance in each subject.  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.  ACT scores, in conjunction with a student’s grade point average, are critical factors used in determining college admission.  While students can opt to take the test multiple times, and are strongly encouraged to do so, the state of Colorado ACT test is free to all juniors. The pre-registration for the state-mandated exam will take place on Tuesday morning March 19th, beginning promptly at 7:30 a.m.

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!

SCLA

Are you a ping pong player?  Do you love pickleball?  Then you belong in our SCLA tourney on Saturday, March 16th at SCHS.  Singles and doubles brackets available!
Prizes for winning, for best costume and for best team name.  $7 for one event and $10 for two.  Now is the time to show those years training with Forrest Gump were not wasted.  Waiver and permission slip are available at: www.bit.ly/WapppF  Drop off  money and completed forms at the main office at SCHS by Friday, March 15 at 2:15.  For more info email Ms. Adams at adams_carrie@svvsd.org

Visual Art

Juried High School Art Show
The Firehouse Art Center is happy to announce a juried high school art show at the Firehouse Art Center. The exhibition will run from May 15 to May 26th, with an opening reception the night of May 17th.

There is a call for student artwork. Each school may send in 20 digital files of student work. Images will be voted on by a jury of committee members, members of the community and a representative from each school. At least 5 pieces will be chosen to hang in the Firehouse Art Center. This is a great opportunity for young artists to be seen and recognized.
If interested in submitting a piece, please email a digital photo of the submission, along with your full name, the title of the piece, and the media used to giese_katherine@svvsd.org

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America
The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

Career & Job Fair for Students

To be held Thursday, March 28, 3 – 6 p.m., at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Students can talk with employers, fill out applications, get their resume critiqued, do a mock interview, and visit a mini college fair. See the attached poster for more information.

What is your Dream Career?

Boulder County Workforce is  kicking off the summer job hunt season with our “What is your dream career contest” on Facebook! Youth 14-21 should write about their dream career and how they want to achieve it on our Facebook wall @ www.facebook.com/workforcebouldercounty . Each week, attendees will be selected to win incentives like gift cards and a chance to job shadow in their selected field!  Last year this was a very popular contest, so please encourage youth to participate!

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!

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.

Counseling Office

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!

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 (when you can actually begin to input your requests), you should:
    • 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.

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes

It’s March Madness and time for a little spring cleaning!  We are happy to take any of your too-little, too-big, out-of-style, or worn-out shoes that have been cluttering your house.  Your tired shoes will help Soles4Souls.  Our shoe drive is now in full force, and so far, with your help, we have collected over 1,600 pairs of shoes on our way towards our goal of 2013 pairs, a number chosen in honor of this year’s graduating class.  We would especially like to thank Crocs, DSW, and Habitat for Humanity for being our donors of the week, bringing in over 250 pairs of shoes!  For anyone coming to the Track & Field team’s fun-filled Pancake & Prizes for dinner (next Friday night from 5:00 to 7:30 in the Silver Creek Commons), please bring us any of your new, used, or old smelly shoes that night.  For each pair donated, you will be entered into a special door prize drawing to win a DSW gift card!!!
SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time

SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Parent Volunteers Needed
The SCHS Education Foundation has several opportunities for parent volunteers.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If any of the following are of interest, please contact Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net for more information:

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page
  • Design flyers, posters and banners
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraiser Event planning committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Board  (monthly meetings)

Brick Buy Brick!!
Etch your support for Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is building better classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Donate today and you can ensure your piece of SC immortality by getting in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. Brick samples are on display in the front office.  The first installation of the bricks will be this summer and unveiled when school opens in August.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Special thanks to the following families for their recent donations to the Brick fundraiser:
Beavers    Boldt        Carson    Dauer            Davies
Ewing        Fisher        Foster        Fuhrman        Grolnick
Hardy        Howard    Howell        King            Kreitman
Mast        Peila        Rapp        Rembert        Rooney
Simboski    Sterns        Stewart    Willmann

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.

SILVER CREEK FOOTBALL MONDAY FUN-DAY!

Please join the Silver Creek Football Team, friends and families at their Monday fundraising dinners. Wouldn’t you rather be hanging out with friends on Monday nights instead of cooking?

March 11, Buffalo Wild Wings, 11:00 – 8:00 Lunch and Dinner!
March 18, Chipotle, 5:00 – 8:00
March 25, Pasta Dinner at Oskar Blues, 5:30 – 8:00
April 8, Red Robin, 5:00 – 8:00

See you every Monday! GO RAPTORS!

SCHOOL STORE

New Item!!!!!
Spirit Bands – 2012 State Football Champs $1.00 Each

New Sale Items (Senior Hat and Senior Jersey)!!!!!!

Senior Snap Back Hats now $15 (Reg. $20) – only Five left in stock.

Senior Jerseys $16 (Reg. $25

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Be sure to check out our sale rack on Thursdays during both A and B Lunches.  We are open Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.  You can also shop online at SilverCreekStore.org.

E-BOOKS

Earn a $6 Donation to your student’s Classroom, Activity or Sport (Sold in the School Store on Thursdays).  With each purchase of a $10 E-Book a $6 donation will be made to the classroom, activity or sport of your choice.  Check out all the savings in this great coupon book. NOTE: This is just a sampling.  Be sure to read the rules for each coupon as those listed below may not be identical to other coupons’ rules.

SKI-RELATED COUPONS:
Copper Mtn: 2 for 1 Adult Lift Tickets (2); $69 Adult Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (1); and $15 off Ski School
Winter Park: $79 Reg Season Adult Tickets (2); $62 Adult Late Season Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (2-Not Valid Saturdays)
AND $35 Off Ski School
Ski Granby Ranch: $40 Adult Tickets (2); $20 Ski Rental Package (1); $25 Snowboard Rental Package (1); Free Junior Lift
Ticket with purchase of Adult Ticket AND $50 off a Round of Golf
Sunlight Mountain: $35 Adult Ticket; $20 Off Snowmobile Ride AND 50% off Ski or Snowboard Rental Package
Christy Sports: $20 Off $100 or more purchase; 50% off Ski or Snowboard Daily Rental; $5 Off Tune-up

Entertainment and Sports-Related Coupons:
Avs Hockey: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (2)
Rapids Soccer: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)
Nuggets Basketball: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)
Bandimere Speedway: Free Entrance to Any Penzoil Ultra ET Event (1) AND Free Entrance to any of 4 other listed events (1)
AMC Movies: $6.50 Silver Movie (2) $8.00 Gold Movie (2)
United Artists: $2 Off Adult Ticket (4)

FOOD Coupons:
King Soopers: Save $5 off purchase of $75 or more (2)
Papa Murphy’s: $3 Off Family Size Pizza
Black Jack: Free Large Pizza with purchase of similar pizza (2) AND Family Dinner Deals (3)
Cold Stone: (4) coupons
3 Margaritas: 1/2 Price dinner with purchase of another meal AND 1/2 price Lunch with purchase of another meal.

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

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.

Our next SCOPA meeting is on Tuesday, March 12th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Choir room.

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

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