Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, May 24th
Dear Raptor Families,
I want to congratulate all of you on a wonderful school year! Success does not come easy. Your hard work, dedication and commitment to Silver Creek High School has made all the difference in our quest towards supporting our mission of being a school that embraces inclusiveness and is committed to leadership and excellence in academics, the arts and athletics.
We recently were notified that we made the “list” of Newsweek’s Top Public High Schools for 2013! This comes on the heels of being recognized the year previous by Us News and World Report. A terrific feat for a public school that is only eleven years old, also a testament to the importance of education in our community.
Academic Successes Include:
-14 Advanced Placement Scholars
-A Gates Millenium Scholarship Recipient
-Millions of dollars in scholarships awarded to the Class of 2013
-An American Mathematics Competition Award winner
-Outstanding Junior Award as given from the Colorado School of Mines
-An appointment to the US Naval Academy
-Improvement in 6 of 7 TCAP categories
-Improvement on our Junior ACT average composite score
-Graduating our inaugural class from The Silver Creek Leadership Academy
-Hosting the first ever high school “Hackathon”
Athletic Successes Include:
-Multiple All-Conference Athletes
-Several State Tournament Appearances – Girl’s Basketball, Girl’s Volleyball, Girl’s Swimming, Softball, Girl’s Soccer, Boy’s Soccer, Boy’s Basketball, Track and Field, Boy’s Tennis
-A State Championship in Footbal
-6th Place in State Boy’s Swimming
-3rd Place in State Boy’s Golf
-Individual State Champions and Runner-Ups
-18 “Letters of Intent” signed to play collegiate athletics
Artistic Successes Include:
-Starring in “Making Monsters” on the Travel Channel
-Two full theatrical Productions
-Superior Rankings for Band, Concert Band, Orchestra
-Drumline State Runner-Up
-Drumline World Championship Performer
-Superior Ranking at the New YOrk City Festival
-Maestro Awards provided to two students in New York
-Multiple All-State, All-Conference and All-District Musicians
As always there are more accolades that our students, staff and school have received; far too many to list. An impressive list nonetheless and a solid demonstration of excellence.
I would like to thank our parents for your continued support in SCOPA, RABC and The Silver Creek Education Foundation. These parent groups have raised well over $100,000 to support our students this year. There is no question, that with this support we are able to achieve new heights and provide our kids more opportunities!
As we look forward to August we already busily preparing for the arrival of the Class of 2017. We will be adding some new faces amongst our staff and also adding opportunities such as: Chinese Language, AP Environmental Science, and Honors Physics.
Lastly, a gracious goodbye to the Class of 2013. You had a terrific four year run in establishing Silver Creek as one of the pre-eminent schools within the St. Vrain Valley, within Colorado, and within the United States. You will be missed. Your shoes will not be filled, but you have laid the foundation for others to follow in continuing our improvement of our school, community, and world.
Have a terrific and safe summer!
Principal, Silver Creek High School
School office will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Friday June 14th. Starting June 17th office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The office will be closed July 1st through the 22nd. Normal business hours will resume on August 1st, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Students needing transcripts after June 7th may call Pam Adler at the district office at 303-682-7313.
Leadership St. Vrain (LSV)
Leadership St. Vrain (LSV) is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year.
The program is especially appropriate for parents who want to obtain a foundation in the operations and management of the St. Vrain Valley School District. The training program provides valuable information about district curriculum, focus programs, finance, safety, governance, operations, education legislation, and public participation.
Applicants can apply by visiting Leadership St. Vrain’s online application page, linked below and posted to the homepage under “What’s New.”
Parents can obtain a hardcopy of the application by contacting John Poynton at 303-682-7404 or email or by picking up a copy at the Educational Services Center, 395 S. Pratt Parkway, Longmont. In addition to the Online application, parents can submit an application to John Poynton at the address below.
Message from Nutrition Services
Schedules for SY 2013 – 2014
All student schedules will be available within infinite campus by August 12th, 2013. At that time you will be able to make appointments for schedule changes.
Important Beginning of SY 13 – 14 Dates:
- Picture Locker Day-Monday, August 12 (9th & 12th Grades) From 9 – 12 Tuesday, August 13 (10th & 11th Grades) From 8 – 12.
- First day of school for Freshmen and New Students Only-Thursday, August 15th-We will run all 8 blocks 7:15-2:15.
- First day for ALL STUDENTS-Friday, August 16th (Maroon Day: Blocks 1 – 4) 7:15-2:15.
Dear Students and Parents,
After seven years of joy and hard work, I regret to inform you that this is my last year at Silver Creek. Next year, I will be transitioning to a new counseling opportunity at a different high school in the district. The Silver Creek community is made up of incredible teachers, students and families; I have learned so much from all of you, and I will miss this outstanding school! In my stead, I’d like to introduce Judith Thomas. Judith has been in the district for 8 years, at Westview Middle School, and she will work with next year’s alpha A-Go. We will do our best to create a smooth transition, and please welcome her and give her the time needed to build productive relationships.
To the many students I have worked with so closely, a heartfelt thank you for being part of my journey. Keep moving forward toward the bright futures I see you all striving for!!
Fines and Fees
As we approach the end of another school year, many students have accrued various fees and fines. Fees are accrued for unpaid athletics and/or classroom fees. Fines are accrued when students fail to return textbooks, novels, or other classroom materials checked out to them. Information regarding the outstanding item is available to you on RevTrak, which may be accessed via the district website. You may also pay by check or cash at the front desk. If your child failed to return a textbook or it is damaged beyond repair, the listed fee is the replacement cost. You do not have to pay the fee if you return the book. If you have established a payment plan, please consider this a reminder to make a payment at this time. If you would like to establish a payment plan, or have questions, please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or email email@example.com.
This spring our varsity baseball team worked with the high needs students at Altona Middle School. Longmont Channel 8 filmed the event. Here is the link http://www.longmontchannel.com/St.Vrain-Sports-Report-e480.html. Our piece is at the 15 minute.
BUY COLORADO ROCKIES TICKETS/SUPPORT SILVER CREEK BASEBALL
The Silver Creek baseball team is selling Colorado Rockies tickets! This is a fundraiser for the Silver Creek baseball team. If the team sells 500 tickets this summer, they will be eligible to play a high school game at Coors Field in 2014. If you plan to attend a Rockies game this summer, please purchase your tickets from Silver Creek baseball. Great seats are available. To purchase tickets: 1) ask any Silver Creek baseball player; 2) go to Extra Innings, 120 W 9th Avenue, Unit G-1. Longmont 80501 (303) 776-2255 where tickets are being sold; or 3) contact parent representative John Barth, 303-503-5531 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support of Silver Creek baseball!
SCHS Education Foundation
Brick Buy Brick – There is still time to donate and engrave a brick!
DEADLINE for this summer’s installation has been EXTENDED to JUNE 4. After June 4, please check with the Foundation at email@example.com to see if there is still space available for this summer’s installation.
Low Cost Health Insurance
Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District. Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards child eligibility! Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!
Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años! Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+. Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!
Silver Creek Football “Rent-A-Player”
May 13 – June 16, 2013
Silver Creek High School Football will run a Spring Fundraiser which will
feature “renting” players to perform spring yard work and general labor
to raise funds for an upcoming trip to Orlando. Possible jobs include:
lawn and yard care (rake, weed, mulch, plant, etc.)
deck or fence painting
miscellaneous odd jobs
will need to provide any supplies related to the job such as yard waste
bags, mulch, etc. Note: Players MAY NOT use power or cutting tools,
climb ladders, or undertake any hazardous work or skilled labor.
Cost: $50 minimum donation. Two players for 2 hours at a cost of $25/hour.
are available for a minimum of 2 hour slots in groups of 2. You may
order multiple groups of 2, or multiple 2 hour slots.
Payment: To be collected at time of work. Please make checks payable to RABC.
To schedule a time slot please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and
provide your contact information along with a brief description of the
work that you would like to have done. If you have a preferred date and
time please include that as well.
Thank you for supporting Silver Creek Football! 2012 3A State Champions! GO RAPTORS!
Summer workouts and camps/clinics have been released! Check the SCHS Athletic Website for additional information! Any questions, please contact the individual coach or Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary. All email addresses can be found here.
Silver Creek will be hosting a Tennis Camp for elementary and high school students. See the attached flyers for more info.
Fall Sports (Cross Country, Football, Boys Golf, Boys Soccer, Softball, Boys Tennis, and Volleyball) will officially begin in August. In order to participate, ALL athletes need to have their paperwork (including an updated sports physical) and the $150 participation fee turned into the athletic office before the first day of practice/tryouts. The golf season begins early on Monday, August 5. All interested golfers will need paperwork turned into Ms. Lehman before tryouts. All other sports begin on Monday, August 12. Those athletes will need to turn in the necessary paperwork by the end of day, Friday, August 9.
Only completed registration packets will be accepted. 2013-14 Athletic Registration Forms are available for download on the SCHS Athleitcs Website or available for pick up in the athletics office beginning Friday, May, 31.
Orders can be placed online at www.silvercreekstore.org
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 @ email@example.com or 303-845-2290. We would like to start training asap for this open position.
BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave. It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High. “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 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 BBQ will be on Friday, August 9th at 5:30 at Silver Creek!
This BBQ is for all students, staff, and parents of the Performing Arts.
Please mark your calendars and come enjoy the fun!
For updates over the summer, please go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!
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!