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
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.
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)
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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
Tamara Gaffney, Parent Rep
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
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:
After Prom Parent Volunteer Google Docs:
Please help us make this event one for each and every student to remember. Without your help we cannot make this a success!–
Silver Creek After Prom Coordinator
Donations are also being accepted through the school store. Click on the link below to support After Prom.
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
Auction ends on Saturday, March 1st at 5:00 p.m.
Pick up items at SCHS on Monday March 3rd 5-7pm
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 (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.
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
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.
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 $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.
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:
Or you can contact any Silver Creek baseball player or contact John Barth, 303-503-5531 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in advertising with Silver Creek Baseball.
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!
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
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!