Weekly blog for February 28th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 28th

The 2014-2015 Silver Creek registration time is NOW!

Prepare now by visiting the Silver Creek Registration Website and reading all the registration steps and processes.

o Be sure to read your specific class information as each class may have different

information.

o   For everyone – be sure to read QAF and Registration for all students.

Some Important Date Information – more information regarding these dates and other dates can be found on the SC Registration Website:

  • Registration window for electives March 17 – 26: Core classes are recommended by current content teachers, and student choose their own elective classes during the registration window. Begin having those conversations with teachers now. If students do not register, classes will be chosen for them.

  • Open-lab nights for registration assistance March 25, 4:00-5:30 pm and March 26, 5:00-6:30 pm: Anyone needing assistance is welcome to attend.

Reminder, please choose classes carefully as the master schedule is built from student requests. If a change is requested later, a schedule change is not guaranteed.

TCAP Schedule

It’s that time of year again where TCAP testing is almost upon us!  We will be conducting building wide testing for all 9th and 10th graders over three days this year.  The juniors will be participating in ACT preparation classes on the TCAP days.  The test window will run until about 11:25 each morning after which we will have a 40 minute lunch.  The abbreviated blocks (following testing) have been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday 3/11 (Silver Day)

Block 5 – 12:05 – 12:33

Block 6 – 12:39 – 1:07

Block 7 – 1:13 – 1:41

Block 8 – 1:47 – 2:15

(28 minute blocks)

Wednesday 3/12 (Maroon Day)

Block 1 – 12:05 – 1:05

Block 2 – 1:15 – 2:15

(60 minute blocks)

Tuesday 3/18 (Maroon Day)

Block 3 – 12:05 – 1:05

Block 4 – 1:15 – 2:15

    (60 minute blocks)

Late Start

There is a late start on Wednesday March 5th.  School starts at 9:45 a.m. and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

Career and Job Fair

Wondering what career field to pursue –or looking for a summer job? The annual Career and  job fair will be held on Thursday, March 6th, from 3 to 6, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds on Hover Street in Longmont. Students aged 14 to 21 can attend and find out about careers, apply for jobs, speak to college representatives, practice job interviewing skills, and have resumes critiqued. Also, register to win a Target gift card!

This event provides a wonderful opportunity for students to speak to real-world professionals in business and industry. As many as 50 very diverse careers will be represented, and many  companies are bringing hands-on activities or equipment or displays from their respective industries.

Bring your social security number, dress appropriately, and be ready to ask questions about careers. We hope to see you at this fun and informative event.

Senior Video for Senior Night

Submit pictures of your seniors for the video to be shown on Senior Night in May.  This is a video that highlights our outstanding 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, etc).  The more students in the picture the better!

You do not need to submit a senior photo and do not submit family photos.

Attach photos in jpeg format to raptornation2014@gmail.com and input student’s name in the subject field for the younger photos.

If you do not have access to a scanner or email,  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.

Contact Cindi Lindsey at 720-494-3728 or at raptornation2014@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Submission deadline is May 1st.

Track Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

This year’s Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction fundraiser will be held on Friday, March 14th,  at 5pm at Silver Creek High School.  In past years the parents have worked together to make this event a great success, and for that we are grateful. On behalf of Coach Keith and Tamara Gaffney, Co-Parent Rep, I want to ask for your help again this year.

Information about the fundraiser and links to the Donation and Volunteer Sign-up sheets are posted on the Track and Field blog:

http://raptortrack.blogspot.com

Updates will be posted to the blog on a regular basis, and we will send out communications when those updates are available.

Again, thank you for your support. Please feel free to contact Coach, Tamara, or me if you have any questions or comments.

Amy Long, Parent Rep

amelialong@mac.com

Tamara Gaffney, Parent Rep

TamaraGaffney@msn.com

Coach Keith,

keith_barbara@svvsd.org

A message from Eagle Crest Elementary Energy Eagles Students:   

Does your family want to learn more about conserving energy? Would you like to help Eagle Crest win $20,000 in energy upgrades for our school?  If yes, then fill out this Home Improvement Energy Questionnaire at this link: http://conservationcenter.org/rnos/home-checklist/ . Be sure to mark Eagle Crest as your school of support, and check your email to follow up on your survey. Surveys need to be completed by February 19th. Thank you!

After Prom Donations

Silver Creek High School After Prom

Donations Needed

Below is the link for parent donations needed for After Prom.  It is greatly appreciated if you can help provide any of these items.  Items in RED will need to be brought the night of After Prom.  Other items can be dropped off at the front office with Lois anytime of the day.

Donations Needed Google Docs:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlBM3Mygm6zadHVoYzJicGpWU0V2NDB5T0VJNHBBS3c&usp=sharing

After Prom Parent Volunteer Google Docs:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aoy8qInVbva9dGdzczFqRlpyQnhtYkw1ckVOa1pHR1E&usp=sharing#gi

Please help us make this event one for each and every student to remember.  Without your help we cannot make this a success!–

Lisa Eutsler

Silver Creek After Prom Coordinator

(303)-250-5329

Donations are also being accepted through the school store.  Click on the link below to support After Prom.

After Prom Donations

 

SCHS Education Foundation On-line Auction ends this Saturday 5pm – some REDUCED prices!

We’d like to thank you for your support of our on-line silent auction which benefits all Silver Creek High School students through the Silver Creek Education Foundation.  With the auction ending this Saturday at 5pm, we hope you will take the time to continue bidding on your favorite items and check out some of the items that have reduced prices.  Please help us reach or surpass our goal of $5,000.00.  Any amount bid over the fair market value is tax deductible.  Also, if you are outbid on an item but would like to contribute to this great cause, there is a Donate Money button on the site that allows you to make a full tax deductible donation.

The Silver Creek Education Foundation provides students with opportunities and resources beyond the basic classroom experience in order to become tomorrow’s leaders, and to distinguish our graduates as people of character, integrity, vision, and commitment.

Again, we appreciate your generous support and good luck to all!

Silver Creek Education Foundation

www.32auctions.com/scefauction

Auction ends on Saturday, March 1st at 5:00 p.m.

Pick up items at SCHS on Monday March 3rd 5-7pm

Counseling Corner

College representatives will be here from the following schools:

University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs, Tuesday, March 4 @ 10:30

Fort Lewis College, Thursday, March 13 @ 12:00

University of Northern Colorado, Thursday, March 13 @ 1:00

Bethany College, Friday, March 14 @ 11:00

Please sign up in the counseling office.

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

Advanced Placement Exams

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of AP courses. Silver Creek High School would like all students to take the AP exam for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

For the 2014 AP exams, students at Silver Creek High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

Each AP exam costs $89.00. Students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program should see Ms. Thomas in the Counseling department for additional information.

Online Exam registration begins on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM and ends on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provide on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/060953 . Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered. Tests that are ordered, but not taken, will be charged $15.

Silver Creek High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM – Registration Begins

  • Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM – Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $15 late fee per registration.

  • Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM – Registration Ends

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:59 PM – Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

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 (goerner_philip@svvsd.org)

For more information about ACT testing please contact Mr Sardinia (sardinia_michael@svvsd.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.

Local Scholarship Application 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.

March 1, 2014

March 31 – April 3, 2014

(Spring Break) By Appointment

April 19, 2014

May 10, 2014

Silver Creek School Store Spirit Wear

Seniors – Celebrate your last semester with a $10 Sr. T-shirt

 

Seniors SOAR by:  Nathan Palmer (only two left)

 

Senior Swag by: Schaefer Athletic

Check out our standard store spirit wear items

– Maroon Hoodie – $27

– Maroon Long Sleeve Shirt (limited sizes left) – $15

– T-Shirts and T-Shirt $15

– Maroon Shorts (Girls & Basketball Shorts) – $20  (Hey the Basketball shorts have Camo Stripe)

We have spirit items like Lanyards, Beads, Hats, Scarfs and Cinch Bags.

Come check us out: Every Thursday 10:30-12:30

and online at: SilverCreekStore.org

Encore Awards

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.

2014 Encore Award

2014 Encore Award Nomination Form

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.

Art Department

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.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silver-Creek-National-Art-Honor-Society/1458061937747220

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 $4,000. 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!

Doodle 4 Google

 

Your drawing featured on Google homepage and $10,000

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.

Athletics

Check the SCHS Athletic Website for updated sports schedules and information.   If your son or daughter signed up for a spring sport and has decided not to play, please notify Ms. Lehman as soon as possible.

For any questions about sports at SC, please contact the individual coach or Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary.  All email addresses can be found here.

BUY COLORADO ROCKIES TICKETS!

The Silver Creek Baseball team is selling Colorado Rockies Tickets. All tickets are field level Outfield Box seats in Section 117-110 or 144-150. Tickets cost $20 each (a $15 savings off face value). Tickets are available for all games except opening day, and July 3 & 4.  You can order tickets by filling out the order form located on the SCHS baseball website at:

http://silvercreek.coloradosportscastnetwork.com/Baseb all/site_page.asp?page_name=Rosters

Or you can contact any Silver Creek baseball player or contact John Barth, 303-503-5531 (barthlawoffice@gmail.com).

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.

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY- The Silver Creek baseball team is selling advertising space at the baseball fields.  The team is selling banner space in the outfield fence. Please contact John Barth 303-503-5531 (barthlawoffice@gmail.com) if you are interested in advertising with Silver Creek Baseball.

 

Yearbooks

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 boardman_joylynn@svvsd.org

SCOPA

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!

Approved February Flyers

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

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 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.

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!

Weekly blog for February 21st

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 21st

The 2014-2015 Silver Creek registration time is NOW!

Prepare now by visiting the Silver Creek Registration Website and reading all the registration steps and processes.

o Be sure to read your specific class information as each class may have different

information.

o   For everyone – be sure to read QAF and Registration for all students.

Some Important Date Information – more information regarding these dates and other dates can be found on the SC Registration Website:

  • Student AP applications are due February 27, 2014. The AP applications are found on the SC Registration by clicking on your class and scrolling down to end of the page where you will find AP Applications link. From there you will click on the AP classes that you wish to take for next year. This is a requirement.

  • Student CDC applications are due TODAY February 21, 2014. The applications are found on the SC Registration by clicking on your class and scrolling down to end of the page where you will find the CDC Application link.

  • Registration window for electives March 17 – 26: Core classes are recommended by current content teachers, and student choose their own elective classes during the registration window. Begin having those conversations with teachers now. If students do not register, classes will be chosen for them.

  • Open-lab nights for registration assistance March 25, 4:00-5:30 pm and March 26, 5:00-6:30 pm: Anyone needing assistance is welcome to attend.

Reminder, please choose classes carefully as the master schedule is built from student requests. If a change is requested later, a schedule change is not guaranteed.

Career and Job Fair

This year’s Career Fair is on March 6th, from 3 to 6 pm, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Click here for more information. The Career and Job Fair is co-sponsored by the SVVSD and Workforce Boulder County, along with the City of Longmont and the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt. Students aged 14 to 21 can attend and apply for jobs, find out about careers, speak to college representatives, practice job interviewing skills, and have resumes critiqued.

COMMUNITY EVENT – MONDAY – FEB. 24 at 7:00 p.m.

“Rachel’s Challenge”

  • Rachel’s Challenge is back! Rachel was a victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999. While her death was tragic, she left behind a legacy of acceptance, kindness, and compassion.

  • Make plans to join us for a Community Event Monday evening, Feb. 24, at 7:00 pm in the school’s auditorium. Come and join us for a evening focused on Rachel’s legacy.

  • Together, we can start a chain reaction.

  • Hope to see you there!

Graduation Delivery Day is Coming

Dave Graf from Jostens will be in school to deliver graduation products on Thursday, February 27th from 10:23-12:45 near the Auditorium.  Any remaining balance is due at the delivery.  This is one day only so please make arrangement to have your student pick up their products even if they don’t have classes during that time.

Track Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

This year’s Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction fundraiser will be held on Friday, March 14th,  at 5pm at Silver Creek High School.  In past years the parents have worked together to make this event a great success, and for that we are grateful. On behalf of Coach Keith and Tamara Gaffney, Co-Parent Rep, I want to ask for your help again this year.

Information about the fundraiser and links to the Donation and Volunteer Sign-up sheets are posted on the Track and Field blog:

http://raptortrack.blogspot.com

Updates will be posted to the blog on a regular basis, and we will send out communications when those updates are available.

Again, thank you for your support. Please feel free to contact Coach, Tamara, or me if you have any questions or comments.

Amy Long, Parent Rep

amelialong@mac.com

Tamara Gaffney, Parent Rep

TamaraGaffney@msn.com

Coach Keith,

keith_barbara@svvsd.org

A message from Eagle Crest Elementary Energy Eagles Students:   

Does your family want to learn more about conserving energy? Would you like to help Eagle Crest win $20,000 in energy upgrades for our school?  If yes, then fill out this Home Improvement Energy Questionnaire at this link: http://conservationcenter.org/rnos/home-checklist/ . Be sure to mark Eagle Crest as your school of support, and check your email to follow up on your survey. Surveys need to be completed by February 19th. Thank you!

RABC Meeting

School Board President John Creighton will be attending our February 24th RABC meeting at 6:30 in the library.  He will give us updates on things going on in the district & answer any questions we may have.  All are welcome to attend.

There is a need for someone to take over the Concessions for the 2014/2015 school year.  Anyone interested can contact me at rabcconcessions@gmail.com or rabcpresident@gmail.com.  This is a great opportunity to get involved and support RABC Athletics.

After Prom Donations

Silver Creek High School After Prom

Donations Needed

Below is the link for parent donations needed for After Prom.  It is greatly appreciated if you can help provide any of these items.  Items in RED will need to be brought the night of After Prom.  Other items can be dropped off at the front office with Lois anytime of the day.

Donations Needed Google Docs:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlBM3Mygm6zadHVoYzJicGpWU0V2NDB5T0VJNHBBS3c&usp=sharing

After Prom Parent Volunteer Google Docs:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aoy8qInVbva9dGdzczFqRlpyQnhtYkw1ckVOa1pHR1E&usp=sharing#gi

Please help us make this event one for each and every student to remember.  Without your help we cannot make this a success!–

Lisa Eutsler

Silver Creek After Prom Coordinator

(303)-250-5329

Donations are also being accepted through the school store.  Click on the link below to support After Prom.

After Prom Donations

Raptors’ Mardi Gras 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!

SCHS Education Foundation would like to thank all of the donors plus our generous sponsors for contributing to this event.

·         Elevations Credit Union

·         1STBank

·         Tutoring Club

·         Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment

·         TLC Gardens Landscape Design and Construction

Inferno FastPitch Flyer

The Boulder County INFERNO are forming two new competitive “C” level fastpitch softball teams based out of Longmont.  See Flyer.

Silver Creek School Store Spirit Wear

Seniors – Celebrate your last semester with a $10 Sr. T-shirt

Seniors SOAR by:  Nathan Palmer (only two left)

Senior Swag by: Schaefer Athletic

Check out our standard store spirit wear items

– Maroon Hoodie – $27

– Maroon Long Sleeve Shirt (limited sizes left) – $15

– T-Shirts and T-Shirt $15

– Maroon Shorts (Girls & Basketball Shorts) – $20  (Hey the Basketball shorts have Camo Stripe)

We have spirit items like Lanyards, Beads, Hats, Scarfs and Cinch Bags.

Come check us out: Every Thursday 10:30-12:30

and online at: SilverCreekStore.org

Encore Awards

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.

2014 Encore Award

2014 Encore Award Nomination Form

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.

Art Department

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.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silver-Creek-National-Art-Honor-Society/1458061937747220

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 $4,000. 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!

Doodle 4 Google

Your drawing featured on Google homepage and $10,000

 

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.

Athletics

Tryouts for spring sports (baseball, girls soccer, boys swimming, girls tennis and track and field) all start on Monday!  Check the SCHS Athletic Website for updated forms sports schedules, and information.   For any questions about sports at SC, please contact the individual coach or Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary.  All email addresses can be found here.

BUY COLORADO ROCKIES TICKETS!

The Silver Creek Baseball team is selling Colorado Rockies Tickets. All tickets are field level Outfield Box seats in Section 117-110 or 144-150. Tickets cost $20 each (a $15 savings off face value). Tickets are available for all games except opening day, and July 3 & 4.  You can order tickets by filling out the order form located on the SCHS baseball website at:

http://silvercreek.coloradosportscastnetwork.com/Baseb all/site_page.asp?page_name=Rosters

Or you can contact any Silver Creek baseball player or contact John Barth, 303-503-5531 (barthlawoffice@gmail.com).

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.

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY- The Silver Creek baseball team is selling advertising space at the baseball fields.  The team is selling banner space in the outfield fence. Please contact John Barth 303-503-5531 (barthlawoffice@gmail.com) if you are interested in advertising with Silver Creek Baseball.

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 schsedfoundation@gmail.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.

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.

Counseling Corner

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

Registration for AP exams begins Monday, Feb. 24 and closes Monday, March 17th. Any student wanting to take an AP exam in May, must register. Each exam costs $89 or $15 for students on the Free or Reduced lunch program. Registration is on-line at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953 students can pay with a credit card on the site or bring a check to Ms. Chopp in the Counseling office.

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 (goerner_philip@svvsd.org)

For more information about ACT testing please contact Mr Sardinia (sardinia_michael@svvsd.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.

Local Scholarship Application 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.

March 1, 2014

March 31 – April 3, 2014

(Spring Break) By Appointment

April 19, 2014

May 10, 2014

Yearbooks

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 boardman_joylynn@svvsd.org

SCOPA

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!

Approved February Flyers

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

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 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.

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!

Weekly blog for February 14th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 14th

The 2014-2015 Silver Creek registration time is NOW!

Prepare now by visiting the Silver Creek Registration Website and reading all the registration steps and processes.

o Be sure to read your specific class information as each class may have different

information.

o   For everyone – be sure to read QAF and Registration for all students.

Some Important Date Information – more information regarding these dates and other dates can be found on the SC Registration Website:

  • Incoming 9th Grade Program Night, February 19, 2014: Information about the registration process, classes offered and Math Information. (Note: anyone wanting information is welcome to attend.)

  • Student AP applications are due February 27, 2014. The AP applications are found on the SC Registration by clicking on your class and scrolling down to end of the page where you will find AP Applications link. From there you will click on the AP classes that you wish to take for next year. This is a requirement.

  • Student CDC applications are due February 21, 2014. The applications are found on the SC Registration by clicking on your class and scrolling down to end of the page where you will find the CDC Application link.

  • Registration window for electives March 17 – 26: Core classes are recommended by current content teachers, and student choose their own elective classes during the registration window. Begin having those conversations with teachers now. If students do not register, classes will be chosen for them.

  • Open-lab nights for registration assistance March 25, 4:00-5:30 pm and March 26, 5:00-6:30 pm: Anyone needing assistance is welcome to attend.

Reminder, please choose classes carefully as the master schedule is built from student requests. If a change is requested later, a schedule change is not guaranteed.

A message from Eagle Crest Elementary Energy Eagles Students:

Does your family want to learn more about conserving energy? Would you like to help Eagle Crest win $20,000 in energy upgrades for our school?  If yes, then fill out this Home Improvement Energy Questionnaire at this link: http://conservationcenter.org/rnos/home-checklist/ . Be sure to mark Eagle Crest as your school of support, and check your email to follow up on your survey. Surveys need to be completed by February 19th. Thank you!

RABC Meeting

School Board President John Creighton will be attending our February 24th RABC meeting at 6:30 in the library.  He will give us updates on things going on in the district & answer any questions we may have.  All are welcome to attend.

There is a need for someone to take over the Concessions for the 2014/2015 school year.  Anyone interested can contact me at rabcconcessions@gmail.com or rabcpresident@gmail.com.  This is a great opportunity to get involved and support RABC Athletics.

After Prom Donations and Meeting

After Prom is in need of the following donations.  Please feel free to drop them off with Lois in the front office at your convenience or mail them to the school (Attn: After Prom)

Gift Cards:

  Spa/Massage

  Restaurants/Fast Food/Ice Cream

  Oil Changes

  Target/Walmart

  Kohl’s/JC Penney/Forever 21

Movie Tickets

Monetary Donations

Anything you can think students might like

Our next After Prom meeting will be Thursday, February 20th, 6:30pm at Buffalo Wild Wings in Longmont.  Please join us in helping make this a successful event for students.

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

·         1STBank

·         Tutoring Club

·         Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment

·         TLC Gardens Landscape Design and Construction

Inferno FastPitch Flyer

The Boulder County INFERNO are forming two new competitive “C” level fastpitch softball teams based out of Longmont.  See Flyer.

Silver Creek School Store Spirit Wear

Seniors – Celebrate your last semester with a $10 Sr. T-shirt

Seniors SOAR by:  Nathan Palmer (only two left)

Senior Swag by: Schaefer Athletic

Check out our standard store spirit wear items

– Maroon Hoodie – $27

– Maroon Long Sleeve Shirt (limited sizes left) – $15

– T-Shirts and T-Shirt $15

– Maroon Shorts (Girls & Basketball Shorts) – $20  (Hey the Basketball shorts have Camo Stripe)

We have spirit items like Lanyards, Beads, Hats, Scarfs and Cinch Bags.

Come check us out: Every Thursday 10:30-12:30

and online at: SilverCreekStore.org

Encore Awards

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.

2014 Encore Award

2014 Encore Award Nomination Form

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.

After-Prom

It is with great concern that the After Prom committee may have to announce the cancellation of the 2014 After Prom if we are unable to secure your support.

The annual party provides Silver Creek junior and seniors with a safe, alcohol-free, drug-free and memorable post-prom celebration, complete with activities, food and awesome prizes.

This event is a significant undertaking that requires a tremendous amount of effort by ALL parents.  Unfortunately, an event of this magnitude cannot be successfully presented with only three (3) parents who have provided their time and effort.  Now is a vital time for recruiting volunteers — we cannot hold this event without fundraisers and your attendance at meetings to help plan this special night, which is a mere 3 months away.

In order to continue with the event ALL parents can help in the following areas:

1.  Volunteer-fundraising, sponsorship acquisition, event planning and prize donation are all areas currently lacking serious attention.  We have a few fundraisers currently going on now and have not had anyone step up to help.

2.  Fundraising- in addition to volunteers at current fund raising activities, funds themselves are relatively non-existent.  The After Prom party requires approximately $8000 to be successful.  New fundraising ideas and efforts are essential to acquiring this level of funds.

3.  Your contribution- if every parent whose student attended the party last year (approximately 400 students) contributed $25.00, the party would be paid for.  Checks need to be made out to RABC and not Silver Creek High School.

The After Prom party was created to keep our students from engaging in high-risk behaviors — alcohol use, drug use, sexual activity and vandalism — all too common once the prom dance ends and the long, unsupervised night after prom begins.

In order to continue this great safe and fun event for our students, we need your help!!!  Please contact me (Lisa Eutsler) today so we can discuss how you can play a vital role in preventing this important event from being cancelled.

You can easily donate to After Prom, from the comfort of your home or office, on the School Store website at: SilverCreekStore.org

Find the After Prom Product on the school store website, select your donation amount and pay with PayPal.  Questions regarding this process can be directed to Lois Davis at 720-494-3721.  If you would like to be a corporate sponsor, please contact me at the email link below.  All contributions to the RABC can be claimed as a donation to a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

After Prom Committee

Lisa -schsafterprom@gmail.com

After Prom Donations

Art Department

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.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silver-Creek-National-Art-Honor-Society/1458061937747220

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.

Athletics

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.

Time is running out!!!  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.

BUY COLORADO ROCKIES TICKETS!

The Silver Creek Baseball team is selling Colorado Rockies Tickets. All tickets are field level Outfield Box seats in Section 117-110 or 144-150. Tickets cost $20 each (a $15 savings off face value). Tickets are available for all games except opening day, and July 3 & 4.  You can order tickets by filling out the order form located on the SCHS baseball website at:

http://silvercreek.coloradosportscastnetwork.com/Baseb all/site_page.asp?page_name=Rosters

Or you can contact any Silver Creek baseball player or contact John Barth, 303-503-5531 (barthlawoffice@gmail.com).

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.

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY- The Silver Creek baseball team is selling advertising space at the baseball fields.  The team is selling banner space in the outfield fence.  The team is also selling business card ads for their game day programs.  Please contact John Barth 303-503-5531 (barthlawoffice@gmail.com) if you are interested in advertising with Silver Creek Baseball.

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 schsedfoundation@gmail.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.

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.

Counseling Corner

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 (goerner_philip@svvsd.org)

For more information about ACT testing please contact Mr Sardinia (sardinia_michael@svvsd.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.

Local Scholarship Application 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

Yearbooks

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 boardman_joylynn@svvsd.org

SCOPA

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!

Approved February Flyers

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.   For questions contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcconcession@gmail.com.

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 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.

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!

Weekly blog for February 7th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 7th

The 2014-2015 Silver Creek registration time is NOW!

Prepare now by visiting the Silver Creek Registration Website and reading all the registration steps and processes.

o Be sure to read your specific class information as each class may have different

information.

o   For everyone – be sure to read QAF and Registration for all students.

Some Important Date Information – more information regarding these dates and other dates can be found on the SC Registration Website:

  • Incoming 9th Grade Program Night, February 19, 2014: Information about the registration process, classes offered and Math Information. (Note: anyone wanting information is welcome to attend.)

  • Student AP applications are due February 27, 2014. The AP applications are found on the SC Registration by clicking on your class and scrolling down to end of the page where you will find AP Applications link. From there you will click on the AP classes that you wish to take for next year. This is a requirement.

  • Student CDC applications are due February 21, 2014. The applications are found on the SC Registration by clicking on your class and scrolling down to end of the page where you will find the CDC Application link.

  • Registration window for electives March 17 – 26: Core classes are recommended by current content teachers, and student choose their own elective classes during the registration window. Begin having those conversations with teachers now. If students do not register, classes will be chosen for them.

  • Open-lab nights for registration assistance March 25, 4:00-5:30 pm and March 26, 5:00-6:30 pm: Anyone needing assistance is welcome to attend.

Reminder, please choose classes carefully as the master schedule is built from student requests. If a change is requested later, a schedule change is not guaranteed.

RABC Meeting

School Board President John Creighton will be attending our February 24th RABC meeting at 6:30 in the library.  He will give us updates on things going on in the district & answer any questions we may have.  All are welcome to attend.

There is a need for someone to take over the Concessions for the 2014/2015 school year.  Anyone interested can contact me at rabcconcessions@gmail.com or rabcpresident@gmail.com.  This is a great opportunity to get involved and support RABC Athletics.

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

·         1STBank

·         Tutoring Club

·         Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment

·         TLC Gardens Landscape Design and Construction

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.

Encore Awards

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.

2014 Encore Award

2014 Encore Award Nomination Form

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

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.

After-Prom

It is with great concern that the After Prom committee may have to announce the cancellation of the 2014 After Prom if we are unable to secure your support.

The annual party provides Silver Creek junior and seniors with a safe, alcohol-free, drug-free and memorable post-prom celebration, complete with activities, food and awesome prizes.

This event is a significant undertaking that requires a tremendous amount of effort by ALL parents.  Unfortunately, an event of this magnitude cannot be successfully presented with only three (3) parents who have provided their time and effort.  Now is a vital time for recruiting volunteers — we cannot hold this event without fundraisers and your attendance at meetings to help plan this special night, which is a mere 3 months away.

In order to continue with the event ALL parents can help in the following areas:

1.  Volunteer-fundraising, sponsorship acquisition, event planning and prize donation are all areas currently lacking serious attention.  We have a few fundraisers currently going on now and have not had anyone step up to help.

2.  Fundraising- in addition to volunteers at current fund raising activities, funds themselves are relatively non-existent.  The After Prom party requires approximately $8000 to be successful.  New fundraising ideas and efforts are essential to acquiring this level of funds.

3.  Your contribution- if every parent whose student attended the party last year (approximately 400 students) contributed $25.00, the party would be paid for.

The After Prom party was created to keep our students from engaging in high-risk behaviors — alcohol use, drug use, sexual activity and vandalism — all too common once the prom dance ends and the long, unsupervised night after prom begins.

In order to continue this great safe and fun event for our students, we need your help!!!  Please contact me (Lisa Eutsler) today so we can discuss how you can play a vital role in preventing this important event from being cancelled.

You can easily donate to After Prom, from the comfort of your home or office, on the School Store website at: SilverCreekStore.org

Find the After Prom Product on the school store website ,select your donation amount and pay with PayPal.   If you would like to be a corporate sponsor, please contact me at the email link below.  All contributions to the RABC or SCHS can be claimed as a donation to a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

After Prom Committee

Lisa -schsafterprom@gmail.com

Senior Video:

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 raptornation2014@gmail.com.  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 raptornation2014@gmail.com if you have any questions.

  • Submission deadline is May 1st.

School Store

****  Love is in the Air at the School Store  ****  

AND Seniors – Celebrate your last semester with a $10 Sr. T-shirt (see below maroon clothing)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the School Store is discounting solid Maroon clothing and clothing with PINK INK!

Valentine’s Sale  Thursday the 13th ONLY

– Maroon Hoodie – $23  Not $27

– Maroon Long Sleeve Shirt (limited sizes left) – $12 not $15

– Maroon T-Shirts and T-Shirt with PINK INK – $12 not $15

– Maroon Shorts (Girls & Basketball Shorts) – $18 not $20  (Hey the Basketball shorts have Camo Stripe)

– Sweat Pants with Pink Ink (few sizes left) – $19 not $22

No picture available at this time.

$10   $10    $10  Senior Shirts (Limited sizes left)

Seniors SOAR by:  Nathan Palmer

Senior Swag by: Schaefer Athletic

After Prom Donations

Art Department

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.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silver-Creek-National-Art-Honor-Society/1458061937747220

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.

Athletics

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 (barthlawoffice@gmail.com). 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 schsedfoundation@gmail.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.

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.

Counseling Corner

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:

  • Grants

  • Scholarships

  • Work Study Funds

  • Student Loans

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:  natalie.high@colorado.edu

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 (goerner_philip@svvsd.org)

For more information about ACT testing please contact Mr Sardinia (sardinia_michael@svvsd.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.

Local Scholarship Application 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

Yearbooks

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 boardman_joylynn@svvsd.org

SCOPA

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!

Approved February Flyers

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.   For questions contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcconcession@gmail.com.

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 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.

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!