Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, August 30th
Thank you for your attendance at Back to School Night. It was a terrific evening and we appreciate your time and investment in meeting our teachers. We are soon to be adding more teachers on account of our student population growth. In the next two weeks we will be hiring in Spanish, Social Studies and Special Education. We look forward to introducing these new teachers to you and reducing some class sizes.
Please be reminded that we have a late start day on September 4, 2013. Also, we will be posting instructions for our online Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler the week of September 16, 2013. Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 9 and 10. We look forward to seeing you there.
Picture retakes (for school portraits, yearbook, etc.) will be October 4th. Those students wanting to purchase pictures may do so online at www.studio5schoolportraits.com. Use Login: SilverCreekHS1314. All orders must be prepaid via the Studio 5 website prior to picture day (the school IS NOT handling picture orders). If you have any questions please contact Studio 5 at (Northern Front Range) 970-674-0520 or (Denver Metro) 303-550-4456.
Your student will be receiving their detailed TCAP results in their English classroom over the next few days. Results can also be viewed on your students Infinite Campus but this does not provide specific details.
For students in 9th grade from Westview, we are awaiting your detailed TCAP results to be sent over and will forward these sheets home upon arrival at Silver Creek.
We would like to notify students that live in the Airport Rd and Mountain view area that there is a new bus stop just created 8/20/13. The stop is at 1229 Twin Peaks Cir at 6:57am and drop off at same place at 2:31pm. This is bus #140.
Bus passes continue to arrive in the Main Office. Stop by and pick them up. If you have questions about bus passes contact transportation at 303-702-7540.
Tutoring Club of Longmont offers free ACT/SAT tests once a month to benefit High Schools in Saint Vrain Valley School District.
Once a month the Tutoring Club of Longmont offers free practice ACT and SAT tests to High School students. These tests are an excellent opportunity for students to experience a full-length ACT or SAT test in a relaxed environment without the fear of this score going on a college transcript. Each student’s score and full analysis of a student’s strengths and weaknesses will be available 3 days following. There is no pressure to sign up for our program and students are only presented with how our program could help them. I have attached a Flyer that was approved by Saint Vrain if you desire to post it or give it to prospective students.
Tutoring Club of Longmont is conveniently located on the diagonal of Ken Pratt and Nelson. All tests are scheduled on Saturdays and start promptly at 9:00 am. If a student would like to take one of these tests, please have them email us at Longmontco@tutoringclub.com.
If you need any more information please give us a call (303) 651-0800.
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November 16, 2013
December 14, 2013
January 11, 2014
February 15, 2014
March 1, 2014
March 31 – April 3, 2014
(Spring Break) By Appointment
April 19, 2014
May 10, 2014
Fines and Fees
Each school year students accrue various fees and fines. Fines are assessed for lost textbooks. Fees help pay for athletics and/or classroom extras like labs and consumable workbooks. Fees will be attached to student accounts and will be available for payment after August 28th. Information regarding fees is available to you on RevTrak, which may be accessed via the district website and the Silver Creek website. You may also pay by check or cash at the front desk. If you have questions, please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or email email@example.com.
UPDATE ON DISTRICT POLICY ON CLASS FEES for Free/Reduced Students
SVVSD has amended its policy in regard to all class fees, which will affect those students designated for Free or Reduced Lunch. Beginning this school year, students receiving free lunch will be assessed 25%of any fees associated with their classes. Students receiving reduced lunch will be assessed 50% of applicable fees. This policy affects class fees only and does not alter any school meal benefits.
Wednesday September 4th is Late Start (Maroon Day). School starts at 9:45 a.m. and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time. Click on schedule for the full block schedule.
Interested in a Carpool?
Several parents have expressed interest in starting carpools. We’ve created a spreadsheet where you can share information with other families hoping to set up carpools. Click on the following link to see who in your neck of the woods is willing to share rides.
Colorado Junior Crew is looking for 8th grade and high school aged athletes (13-18). This is an inclusive, no experience necessary sport. Everyone rows, everyone competes. Our professional coaches will teach you all you need to row. Practices are at the Boulder Reservoir after school (an 18 minute drive from Silver Creek.) Visit http://www.cjcrew.org/
If you want to row in the fall season, shoot us an email to the address on the contacts page of the website.
Ideal candidates are able to commit time to an after school program; interested in becoming part of a fun and competitive team; and willing to develop themselves physically with strength, stamina and full body conditioning. High school rowing experience could assist you in getting into the college of your dreams, occasionally with a scholarship. We also have openings for coxswains (the person that steers the boat and motivates the crew.)
Got the travel bug?
Join Ms. Adams in Costa Rica spring break 2014 and in Peru summer 2014.
Click on the following sites for information or contact Ms. adams at firstname.lastname@example.org Students, parents and siblings are invited!
Costa Rica- Costa Rica Spring Break 2014
Peru- Peru Summer 2014
Athletic Passes: If a student pass was purchased, the pass should have been printed on his/her ID card at picture/locker day. If family passes were purchased, they are available for pick up in the main office. If you have questions, please contact Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary.
Fall Baseball: Workouts will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd and go until Tuesday, October 29. Every Tuesday and Thursday will be workouts from 2:30pm to 5:00pm. Games will be on Saturday mornings. Contact Coach Platt (email@example.com) with questions.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 IS “SILVER CREEK DAY” AT COORS FIELD!
BUY COLORADO ROCKIES TICKETS AND SUPPORT SILVER CREEK BASEBALL!
The Silver Creek baseball team is selling Colorado Rockies tickets as a fundraiser. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 IS “SILVER CREEK DAY” AT COORS FIELD. We have almost an entire section (Section 116) of Coors Field reserved for Silver Creek students, family, faculty, and friends. These are great field-level seats. This is the last home game of the season for the Rockies. Please buy tickets to this game and watch the Colorado Rockies play the Arizona Diamondbacks at 2:10 p.m. Urge your friends and family to buy tickets also! By purchasing tickets to this game, you will help the Silver Creek baseball team play a non-league game at Coors Field in 2014. Tickets for the Sept. 22nd Rockies game cost $25 ($14 off the face value price) and are available at the Silver Creek High School store or by contacting John Barth, 303-503-5531 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you for supporting Silver Creek baseball!
Homecoming Shirts Available
$10 homecoming t-shirts are available to purchase. Purchase yours now while all sizes are available! Cash, check (payable to RABC) and credit cards accepted. Click Here to download the order form. School Store is open on Thursday’s from 10:30–12:30 p.m. Orders can also be placed online at www.silvercreekstore.org
New Mandarin Chinese Teacher Set to Arrive
Our new Mandarin Chinese Teacher has arrived from China. Mrs. Ling has been previously working in a high school teaching English in her home country of China. In conjunction with Hanban we are lucky to have this opportunity for our students to study Mandarin Chinese. To help with Mrs. Ling’s relocation effort we are collecting items to assist her with her new residence. Please click on the following link to help us begin supporting our new Chinese Teacher – http://form.jotform.us/form/32204426778153
SCHS Education Foundation
The SCHS Education Foundation provides financial support to Silver Creek teachers, staff and classrooms. Through the generosity and the support of SCHS families and friends in the community, the Foundation has donated over $38,000 to the school. Seventy mini-grants have been issued to SCHS teachers and staff for items such as novel sets, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees. Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.
Silver Creek parents, staff and students serve on the Board of Directors, committees and other projects. You can help the Foundation in a number of ways:
Purchase a $5 King Soopers Reloadable Fundraising Card from us. Reload it at your convenience before your purchases and the Education Foundation will receive 5% of your purchase amounts throughout the year. Contact us at email@example.com.
Donate to the Brick By Brick fundraiser and have a “brick” engraved with 3-6 lines of names/text. Icons are also available. The fall order deadline is October 15. Order online at schsedfoundation.org
Volunteer to help on one of our projects or committees. We need help in the following areas:
Design flyers, posters and banners
Fundraiser Event planning committee
Corporate Sponsors Committee (help us reach out to potential corporate sponsors and supporters)
King Soopers Reloadable Card fundraiser coordinators
Brick By Brick Fundraiser Committee (opportunities include marketing, maintaining orders, serve as liaison with Engraver)
If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit schsedfoundation.org
Orders can be placed online at www.silvercreekstore.org
We want you as an RABC member! 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. Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Membership Levels
The 2013-2014 Board members are resident – Kaydene Hubert – email@example.com
Vice President – Pam Prinz – firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer – Tami Nott – email@example.com
Secretary – Joan Foster – firstname.lastname@example.org
BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave. It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High. “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department. We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.
SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
SCOPA will be hosting a customer appreciation at their bingo session on Saturday, August 31. It will be at 11:00 am at the Longmont Bingo Alley. Come join us for food, fun and bingo!
Auditions for the fall play A Mid Summer Night’s Dream will be Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3 & 4. Sign up in the A wing office.
The first speech and debate meeting will be Wednesday, September 4.
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!