Weekly blog for October 4th

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 4th

Parent-Teacher Conferences are October 9th and 10th. Reserve conference times with individual teachers from the link at the Silver Creek website. We hope to see you there.

Hear Ye Hear Ye It’s Time To Shmoop

Juniors and students taking an Advanced Placement course, now is the time to start participating in Shmoop!!!  This online tool allows access to ACT preparation and AP preparation.  Get logged on today and win great prizes for participating, not too mention increasing your exam results.  Check out this LINK.  Unfortunately, this is only open to Juniors and those participating in AP classes.  As a reminder all juniors will take the ACT in April 2014.

College Week at Silver Creek is Coming – Click Here

Collegiate Prep Test Day is Wed. Oct. 16th at Silver Creek High School. Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT on that day. The PSAT test will help prepare them for the ACT and SAT college entrance tests in the spring and is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships.  The cost of the test is $15. Students should register and pay for their test in the Counseling Office by Oct. 7th. There are no regular classes scheduled on the 16th until 11:40 a.m. We hope that all Juniors will take this important test. Please call your student’s counselor if you have further questions and more information is available on the Silver Creek web site.

Homecoming

The Homecoming football game is Today.  Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. at Everly Montgomery field in Longmont. The annual Tailgate Party will be before the game at Longmont High School at 5:30, northwest parking lot.

Homecoming Parade is Friday after school at 3:00 p.m.  The parade route is from Silver Creek to Altona, Eagle Crest and then back to Silver Creek.  Clubs, organizations and sports interested in creating a float for the Homecoming Parade need to sign up in the main office. All float drivers must sign a release form and be 21 years or older. Informational packets are available in the main office. All organizations are encouraged to participate.

The Homecoming dance is October 5th from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at Silver Creek High School.  Tickets are $15 per person. All students are required to have the following conduct form filled out before attending the dance.

HOMECOMING WHITE-OUT GAME: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH

Show Your School Spirit! Wear Your Homecoming T-shirt to school, to the Tail-Gate Party, and to the game!!

Silent Auction to Benefit the Silver Creek Tennis Team and Flood Victims!

Auction is Running Until October 12th

Our car wash has been rescheduled for the Spring, but the auction is still on! The Silver Creek Tennis Team is raising money for the team and for victims of the recent flooding. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for needed equipment, supplies, travel money, and court maintenance. 30% of all profits will be donated to help flood victims.

Visit www.32auctions.com/SCHStennis to bid on $1000’s of dollars in auction items! Check the site to see what you can get! There are several items that don’t have a bid. Also, any amount over fair market value is tax deductible. We have some great items this year, including:

– Keystone 4 Bedroom Condo for 3 Nights

– Free Pizza for 1 Year from Abo’s Pizza in Niwot

– 25 Hamburgers of Your Choice at Smashburger in Longmont

– Round Trip Airfare Anywhere in US

– Hot Air Balloon Rides

– Round of Golf for 4

– 1 Month of Karate Lessons for 1 or Your Entire Family

– Women’s Self-Defense Class (Could save a life!)

– 16GB iPod Nano

– And so much more!!

Check out our website and bid on some items your family will love! We would really appreciate your support and you will be helping victims of the recent flooding, too. Thank you!

Seniors – October 15, 16 and 17

Come to CLab or TechLab to register for COF – Colorado Opportunity Fund and for College Night – October 15, 16 and 17. It will not take longer than 15 minutes to register for both events. Registering with COF ensures that you will receive the lowest Colorado College tuition. Registering for College Night will allow you to print a ticket with a bar code for colleges to scan.

Register and receive a treat!

Save money and time – plan to register!

Helping Flood Victims

Join the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley in helping students and teachers impacted by the floods.  Drop off School Supplies at Elevations Credit Union, 777 21st Ave or 1079 S Hover from 8:30-5:30 M-F/ 9-12 Sat.  Donate to Fund at www.efsvv.org Click ‘Donate Today’ or mail a check payable to EFSVV, P.O. Box 2598, Longmont, CO  80502.

Counseling Corner

Awards & Recognitions

Apply to Participate in the U.S. Senate Youth Program

The U.S. Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 52nd annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 8 – 15, 2014. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses are provided by the William Randolph Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will be awarded a $5,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

High school juniors and seniors are eligible for the program. The student is required to be currently serving in an elected or appointed capacity in student government, civic or educational organizations.

Applicants must submit their application via the new online Colorado Grants Management System. Applications must be entered by Friday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m.

For additional information and to access the online application system, please visit the link below.

Click Here for Additional Information

For More Information, Contact:

Lynn Bamberry

Federal Programs

Phone: 303-866-6813

Email: bamberry_l@cde.state.co.us

National College Fairs is coming to Denver on Saturday, October 5th at the Colorado Convention Center from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Register today at www.gotomyncf.com.  If you are interested in the performing and visual arts, learn more at www.gotomypvafair.com.

At the fair pick up the on-site locator for the latest school list and a booth location map, meet one-on-one with college representatives who can answer questions, and visit the Counseling/Resource Center to talk to a counselor about choosing a major, financial aid scholarship information, and more.  There will be workshops to attend to help with choosing a college, creating competitive and compelling college and scholarship application and paying for college, financial aid and scholarships.

We will be hosting the Day/Night College Fair at Silver Creek on Thursday October 17th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for parents and students to speak with several college representatives all in one place.  Participating colleges are listed here, along with more info.

Tutoring Club of Longmont offers free ACT/SAT tests once a month to benefit High Schools in Saint Vrain Valley School District.  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 the strengths and weaknesses indicated by the test will be available 3 days following the practice test.  There is no pressure to sign up for our program and students are only presented with how the program could help them.

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 a.m.  If a student would like to take one of these tests, he/she can email Longmontco@tutoringclub.com.

For more information please call (303) 651-0800.

October 12, 2013

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

College Representative Visits

University of Wyoming, Monday, October 7 @ 11:30

Amherst College, Tuesday, October 8 @ 9:00

St. Catherine University, Tuesday, October 8 @ 12:15

Sarah Lawrence College, Wednesday, October 9 @ 8:30

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Thursday, October 10 @ 8:00

Tufts University, Friday, October 11 @ 9:30

University of Arizona, Friday, October 11 @ 10:30

Please sign up in the Counseling Office.

Student Pictures

Student pictures have arrived from Studio 5.  Pictures ordered on picture/locker day have been given to A1/A2 or B5/B6 teachers for your student to pick up.  Student ID’s can be taken in the library for students who do not yet have one or who have lost their ID’s.

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible to 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 the child’s 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!

School Store

*     SALE    *    SALE    *    SALE    *

Come get your CREEK on and help us reduce our inventory to make room for new items!  Store open every Thursday from 10:30am -12:30pm.  We now accept debit and credit card payments (cash and check also)!

$3 Black Homecoming Shirts 2012!  Everyone who bought last year will still be wearing them this year, so get your cheapest T-shirt possible! (mostly L & XL sizes left)

$10 Rack – all t-shirts, tanks, winter scarves, winter hats, and visors are for sale… reduced from $15 last year.

All hoodies and sweats are $5 off from last year’s prices, ranging from $20-$30.  NOTE: Only one black pull-over hoodie size L left, and only 5 maroon size S pull-over hoodies.  We have a variety of sizes in our zippered hoodies in two styles. We no longer have any size S sweats; we do have M&L sizes available with fewer XL and XXL sizes.

Football Spirit bands – $1 each, commemorating our first State Championship!  Window cling stickers in two styles are $1!  $4 buys a very cute, compact and surprisingly useful seat cushion (great for parents who watch: Softball, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Soccer and Swim meets!)

Check out most of our products on our website:  SilverCreekStore.org

Athletics

Do you want to play a winter sport?  You can sign up for Boys and Girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling at anytime from now until November 8.  Check the athletics website for more information.

Fundraiser for Girls Softball and Girls Basketball.  Click here for more information to support girls sports.

Check the SCHS Athletic Website for updated schedules and information! Any questions, please contact the individual coach or Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary.  All email addresses can be found here.

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 davis_lois@svvsd.org.

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.

Approved October Flyers

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.

SCHS Education Foundation

Parents

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:

  1. 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 schsedfoundation@gmail.com.

  2. 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

  3. Volunteer to help on one of our projects or committees.  We need help in the following areas:

  • Design  flyers, posters and banners

  • Grant writing

  • Fundraiser Event planning committee

  • Mini-grant Committee

  • Corporate Sponsors Committee  (help us reach out to potential corporate sponsors and supporters)

  • Marketing Committee

  • Website maintenance

  • 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 schsedfoundation@gmail.com or visit schsedfoundation.org

 RABC

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 6:30 p.m.  Membership Levels

The  2013-2014 Board members are resident – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Pam Prinz – rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Tami Nott – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

Concessions is a fun and an easy way to earn money for your team or activity.  Sign up now here.  For questions contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcconcession@gmail.com.

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

~There will be a SCOPA meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 6:00 pm in the choir room.

~Please check SCOPANews.org for updated information on performing arts activities.

~ The Silver Creek Orchestra will be having a concert on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.

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!

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