Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, January 31st
Spring Preview Band Concert
Come to the Spring Preview band concert on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm! The concert will feature the Silver Creek Symphonic Band with international guest soloist Neal Postma and the premiere of a NEW concerto for alto saxophone and band! The concert is free. Bring your friends and family and come support the arts!
Raptors’ Mardi Gras Celebration & Online Silent Auction
Silver Creek Education Foundation presents a Raptors’ Mardi Gras Celebration & Online Silent Auction to benefit ALL Silver Creek students, PRESENT and FUTURE. Great items at great prices!
Quick Online silent auction link=> www.32auctions.com/scefauction
We have over 150 wonderful auction items generously donated from businesses in Longmont and Boulder County that are available to everyone in our community (restaurant, grocery, and retail store gift cards, golfing, botox, tanning, tax return preparation, teeth whitening, massages, SCHS athletic passes, art, & tutoring just to name a few). The online auction will end on March 1, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. so get your bids in now!
Get Your Mardi Gras Party Tickets Today http://schsedfoundation.org
Join the Silver Creek Education Foundation for a night of Mardi Gras fun on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm at Fox Hill Country Club, where you will enjoy a Louisiana Cajun buffet dinner and be entertained by talented members of our own Silver Creek community. Jazz sounds will be provided by our own Assistant Principal, Mr. Eric Ottem, and his band “I and the Many”! We will also rock to the beat of “Held Back” with SCOPA president Evonne Pierce and friends. There will also be an exclusive silent auction fundraiser at this event that will benefit ALL Silver Creek students. Funds raised from both the online and live event auctions will be used to fund classroom, academic, counseling and leadership activities. Due to the venue size, this event is limited to 100 attendees.
Tickets are $50 per person and available for purchase at the SCHS Education Foundation website: http://schsedfoundation.org. Your admission fee includes a full dinner including dessert, entertainment and access to exclusive silent auction items available only at the event. See our party flyer for more details.
SCHS Education Foundation would like to thank all of the donors plus our generous sponsors for contributing to this event.
· Elevations Credit Union
· Tutoring Club
· Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment
· TLC Gardens Landscape Design and Construction
Vision and Hearing Screening
Silver Creek’s vision and hearing screening will be held on Thursday, February 6th for all 10th graders and students who are new to the St. Vrain Valley School District. Please contact Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey at 720-494-3728 or at email@example.com if you have any questions. We need five parent volunteers for the screening. Please contact Cindi Lindsey if you are able to help from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. February 6th.
CDC (Career Development Center)
On Wednesday, February 12th the CDC will be hosting an open house from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Come by to see all the classes available to help prepare students for post-secondary education and careers. High School elective credit is available. Check out the flyer for more information and a list of classes.
There is a late start Wednesday February 5th. School starts at 9:45 a.m. and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.
This awards program, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, provides the opportunity for students, parents, colleagues, community members and business partners to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K–12 levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District who exemplify excellence in teaching. By paying tribute to the achievement of teachers who have an extraordinary impact on the achievement of students, the Foundation and the community hopes to pay tribute to the accomplishments of all teachers.
Tech Fair 2014
The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley invites students to participate in the district-wide Tech Fair! Open to all St. Vrain Valley students, the 2014 Tech Fair offers opportunities to Discover … Innovate … Achieve at all grade levels. Tech fair will be April 18th-19th, 2014 at Skyline High School and the Registration Deadline is March 15th.
Prom will be held Saturday, April 19th at the Chateaux at Fox Meadows in Broomfield. If you are interested in chaperoning the dance, please contact Cindi Lindsey at 720-494-3728 or at Lindsey_cindi@svvsd.org. Chaperones are needed from 7:30 p.m. until midnight.
The 2014 After Prom Committee is in need of the following donations. If you can help out that would be greatly appreciated:
~Monetary Donations. Please send your monetary donation to SCHS,
~Gift Cards. We will welcome any and all gift cards from around town (restaurants, car wash, spa, Dicks, Target etc…)
~Donations from local businesses
We should have a google spreadsheet available next week for items specifically needed for the After Prom-your generosity is appreciated to make this event a success!!!
After Prom Committee
Please submit pictures of your seniors for the video to be shown on Senior Night in May. This is a video that highlights all our amazing seniors throughout the years.
Submit one or two photos of your senior when they were younger.
Submit current photos of seniors during their time at Silver Creek (classroom, performances, sports, fun times etc). The more students in the picture the better!
You do not need to submit a senior photo.
Do not submit family photos.
Attach photos in jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please input student’s name in the subject field for the younger photos.
If you do not have access to a scanner or email, please drop off your photos to the front desk clearly marked with the student’s name. Your photos will be returned to you.
There is no guarantee that all pictures will be used.
Please contact Cindi Lindsey at 720-494-3728 or at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Submission deadline is May 1st.
Free Dental Care
Free Dental Care on “Give Kids a Smile Day”. Dentists across Colorado have registered for “Give Kids a Smile Day” to provide free dental attention to children who are without dental insurance and from low-income families. See flyer for more information.
National Art Honor Society now has a facebook page! Keep up with art community opportunities, including gallery shows, mural painting, contributing to help cancer research and meals for the homeless. “Like” the page to receive updates.
We are so excited to announce the final total for the Out of the Mud Fundraiser. Students in the art department created small ceramic houses, each house represented a house that was lost in the flood. Through the generous donations from our community and across the United States the fundraiser collected over $3,000. The money will now be turned over to the Lyons Community Foundation to help rebuild their town and help those who are still homeless. Thank you so very much for your support!
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Three students from Silver Creek High School have been awarded the Silver Key award for the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards. Thousands participated across the state and SCHS had the most awards in the district. Students will have the opportunity to display their work in a gallery in Denver and attend an awards ceremony.
Mural Painting at Blue Mountain Elementary
Students from SCHS have been asked to paint a mural at Blue Mountain Elementary. If you are interested in joining in this collaboration and community project please contact Mrs. Giese
Call for Artists
The Firehouse Art Center is putting together a juried gallery show for high school artists in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Art work can be 2D or 3D. Awards will be given and artwork can be sold in the gallery. Artwork for consideration must be received by March 17th. Please email Mrs. Giese a cropped and professional photo of the work.
RABC provides concessions for home games. Concessions runs solely on the efforts of parent volunteers and a portion of the proceeds goes to support specific athletic teams. The Winter concessions sign-up sheet is now available. Sign up now! Concessions sign-up sheet.
Spring sport athletes! Sign up from now until February 21, 2014 for baseball, girls soccer, boys swimming, girls tennis and track and field. Check the SCHS Athletic Website for updated forms. All athletes need a current physical on file. First sport athletes will need to turn in the full packet of forms. Second or third sport athletes only need to turn in the contract form.
For any questions about sports at SC, please contact the individual coach or Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary. All email addresses can be found here.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SILVER CREEK BASEBALL TEAM! By selling Colorado Rockies tickets in 2013, they have earned the right to play a game at COORS FIELD! Your SILVER CREEK RAPTOR VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM WILL PLAY RANGEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL AT COORS FIELD ON MARCH 25 AT NOON! Now we need to sell Rockies tickets for the 2014 season. Great field level seats (outfield box seats) are available for only $20 each ($15 off the face value price) and will be available at the SILVER CREEK BASKETBALL GAMES or by contacting John Barth, 303-503-5531 (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are also looking for CORPORATE SPONSORS interested in purchasing blocks of tickets for the 2014 season. Please ask your employer to buy a block of Rockies tickets from the Silver Creek baseball team.
SCHS Education Foundation
Thank you to the families who are participating in our King Soopers Reloadable Card Fundraiser. We have earned our first $750 from the program. Cards can still be obtained by sending in $5 to the school – addressed to SCHS Education Foundation. Once we receive your order we will get a $5 card to you which you can reload before making your next purchase at King Soopers. Every time you use the card the Foundation will receive 5% of your purchase amount. All money raised by the SCHS Education Foundation goes directly into Silver Creek classrooms to support the academic achievement of all students. For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
Another way to support the school and the Foundation is to donate to the Brick by Brick fundraiser. Donation amounts of $75, $150 and $300 will buy you a brick in the front courtyard with your family’s personal engraving. Go to our website, Education Foundation, for the order form and more information.
Also, as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the SCHS Education Foundation can accept tax-deductible donations… including matching donations from your employer.
Get Your Mardi Gras Party Tickets Today
Silver Creek Education Foundation presents a Raptors’ Mardi Gras
Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Join the Silver Creek Education Foundation for a night of Mardi Gras fun! This event will be held at Fox Hill Country Club, where you will enjoy a Louisiana Cajun buffet dinner, as well as jazz and rock music provided by talented members of our own Silver Creek community. A silent auction fundraiser will benefit ALL Silver Creek students; funds raised from the auction will be used to fund classroom, academic, counseling and leadership activities. Due to the venue size, this event is limited to 100 attendees.
Quick ticket purchase link–> http://schsedfoundation.org
Tickets are $50 per person and available for purchase at the SCHS Education Foundation website:http://schsedfoundation.org Your admission fee includes a full dinner including dessert, entertainment and access to exclusive silent auction items available only at the event. See our party flyer for more details.
Online Silent Auction
In addition to the exclusive silent auction being held at Fox Hill, many wonderful auction items are available to everyone in our community at our online auction site http://www.32auctions.com/scefauction. The online silent auction will go live this Friday, January 17th at 2 p.m. and will end on March 1, 2014.
SCHS Education Foundation would like to thank our generous sponsors for donating to this event.
Elevations Credit Union
Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment
TLC Gardens Landscape Design and Construction
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 to mention improving 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.
Help in discovering your options to pay for college!
College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and parents to get free help in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. The FAFSA is the first step and a Federal requirement for all college students who plan to pay for college with the help of:
Work Study Funds
College Goal Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Front Range Community College. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boulder County Youth Corp is hiring for summer jobs. Students must be 14-17 years old. The application deadline is March 28. Download an application and get more information at www.BoulderCounty.org/YouthCorps
Parents of SCHS Juniors Taking the AP test,
As a part of our commitment to providing your student with the best learning tools available, the St Vrain valley Schools is Partnering with SHMOOP to provide you with free (yes, actually free, not like “free with strings attached”) access to hundreds of Online test prep for ACT and AP tests!
All juniors in the state of Colorado are mandated to participate in the ACT exam. This year our test date is April 22, 2014. Advanced Placement tests will be administered beginning in May.
All Juniors have received SHMOOP log-in instructions and will be emailed reminders the week of December 16th.
Using their SHMOOP account, they will be able to access ACT & AP practice exams, 1000’s of drill problems and review guides to all the topics on the exams. Each practice problem comes with in-depth explanations and even projected exam scores to help your student prep for the big test day in April.
We know this type of practice really works. Students who SHMOOPED last year experienced gains from the practice to the post test and a few students increased their scores by an incredible 6 points! Here is what some students had to say about this:
I like Shmoop because some of it is timed so you get the pacing but some of it’s not timed, so you can focus on the questions. Shmoop’s ACT format is a lot harder than what I felt was on the real ACT, so it was a good confidence builder. It’s also fun for my AP classes and is a good review for that.
It really helped me with time management, and I found my biggest mistake when doing it, which was not reading directions. When I took multiple tests, I found again and again that I knew how to do a problem but I read the directions wrong, and I improved my focus as I went on. I like all of the little skills/drills because it told you what you could work on, so that you didn’t have to go through a whole test book for problems you need help on. I also love how the Shmoop explained the answers with humor. It just makes it a little more enjoyable!
Shmoop was an awesome study tool. Very student friendly and a big help for the ACT exam. I look forward to using it for AP prep. The explanations for incorrect answers was very useful.
I found that Shmoop was very helpful. Even when I got things wrong it explained to me what I did and why the right answer was right. So I was learning through my mistakes. I like to take my time on things so the drills were perfect and it made me feel way better on the ACT.
Please encourage your student to take a look at SHMOOP. In addition to ACT prep, it is a great resource for AP exams as well!
For more information about SHMOOP or how to use it, please contact Mr Goerner (email@example.com)
For more information about ACT testing please contact Mr Sardinia (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your student’s counselor.
Seniors, many scholarship application deadlines are coming up soon. Please check the bulletin board in the Counseling Office for information on available scholarships.
These local scholarships are only available to St. Vrain Valley students. We recommend that seniors review these scholarship opportunities to determine if any are applicable to them. If so, seniors should print off the appropriate application, complete it prior to the deadline, and deliver it to Ms. Chopp in the Counseling Office. It’s the student’s responsibility to complete the scholarship applications thoroughly and punctually. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
There is a summary list of the scholarships and two lists with more detailed descriptions of each individual scholarship. List-1 scholarships require a common or general application which is also included in the links. List-2 scholarships require a separate or unique application which can also be found in the links.
Tutoring Club of Longmont offers free ACT/SAT tests once a month to benefit high schools in the 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.
February 15, 2014
March 1, 2014
March 31 – April 3, 2014
(Spring Break) By Appointment
April 19, 2014
May 10, 2014
Help your child remember the memories he/she is creating this year! Yearbooks are on sale for $68.00! Bring a check or cash to Ms. Boardman -D-106, or visit the Josten’s website –www.jostens.com. Hurry! We are only ordering a specific amount of yearbooks, and once they are gone . . . they are gone. 🙂 Questions? email Ms. Boardman at email@example.com
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!
* We’ve got spirit yes we DO; WE’ve got SPIRIT How ’bout YOU?? *
Have you seen the great new products in the School Store? Check out our flyer showcasing our new items.
Visit our website to see more of these items. NOTE: the website is only a portal to purchase items while at home with PayPal, and not an ordering system. If the item is in stock, great, if not, you can choose something else or get a refund: SilverCreekStore.org
Approved February Flyers
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.
The 2013-2014 Board members are resident – Kaydene Hubert – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Pam Prinz – email@example.com
Treasurer – Tami Nott – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Joan Foster – email@example.com
Concessions is a fun and an easy way to earn money for your team or activity. For questions contact Kaydene Hubert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather friends and neighbors to 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.
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!