Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, March 28th
Silver Creek Students and Families,
We would like to congratulate and wish good luck to our Robotics First students as they compete in regionals in Sacramento: Zach Jagerson, Katie Laxton, and Kelley Laxton. Congratulations to Tyler Lis and Sam Willet for being selected to the Colorado Governor’s Student Advisory Team. Congratulations to the many seniors who have received acceptance to colleges, universities, and the armed forces!
Silver Creek will be undergoing a makeover for the 2014-2105 school year. We will begin construction this summer on a newly remodeled college and career center. This new center will provide an ample gathering place for college representatives, career presentations, and provide an area for research into colleges and careers. We will also be outfitting all classrooms with new LCD projections systems.
Silver Creek has been chosen to receive IPads for all students beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. We will be among the first high schools in St. Vrain to take on this initiative. On account of this initiative our staff will be engaging in professional development geared towards successful implementation and integration of the IPad into our curriculum. Did you know, Silver Creek is a pilot site for the usage of Chromebooks in the English classrooms? This year and next our English teachers will have sets of Chromebooks for students to use and increase the frequency writing as well as gain access to their newly adopted online texts.
Thank you to all of our Juniors for three days of ACT test preparation. If your junior is not SHMOOPing, please visit our website at LINK for a brief video tutorial. Thank you to all of our 9th and 10th graders for their participation in the last TCAP exams, which will now be replaced by the PARCC and CMAS exams in 2014-2015. Seniors, graduation is May 24, 2014.
Mrs. Thomas (counselor for A-Go) will be out of school due to an accident. We wish her well. If you need help please seek assistance through your administrator and/or Mrs. Chopp in the counseling office.
Education Foundation Engraved Brick Fundraiser
To download the order form go to:
The Silver Creek Education Foundation Board is looking for parent volunteers to serve as board members for the next year. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at SCHS. If you are interested, please contact Pat Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org before April 14.
Note: The April meeting will be on the third Wednesday, April 16, due to the late start day on April 9. New board members will be voted in at the April 16 meeting.
Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus
As we near the end of the 2013-14 school year, I would like to thank you for encouraging your student/s to show up with their bus pass each and every day this past school year. Doing so has provided our students with a greater level of safety and security. As explained during initial roll out and distribution, students only receive one free bus pass. Therefore, your student’s’ bus passes must be safely stored over the summer months until the start of the new school year to avoid the cost of a replacement.
Should your student require a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to email@example.com or calling 303-702-7540. The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.
Director of Transportation
Performing Arts Competitions
Good luck to Silver Creek Percussion as they compete at the state championships. They will be performing at the Coors Events Center on the CU Campus on Saturday.
The Silver Creek Color Guard will also be competing in state championship competition. They will be performing at Magnus Arena on the DU campus on Saturday. Good luck!
All Senior Class Picture
Seniors: The deadline to order your Senior Class panoramic pictures at the lowest price is this Saturday by Midnight. Don’t miss out! This is the only Senior class picture taken. You can order online at BestClassPicture.com. Extra order envelopes are in the Main Office.
Silver Creek Theatre Company “Fiddler on the Roof”
Silver Creek Theatre Company is producing “Fiddler on the Roof” near the end of April and is hosting another FUNDRAISER to help cover production costs.
This event takes place at INTA’ JUICE on Hover St. on Wednesday, April 9 from 6-9 p.m. For all sales in those three hours, 20% of the proceeds will be gifted to our production. Please join us at Inta’ Juice, Wednesday April 9. Thank you!!
Do You Like To Write
The Left Hand Valley Courier newspaper needs an adult writer to write a monthly column covering happenings at Silver Creek. This is a great way to get Silver Creek some positive publicity as well as get paid to write. If you are interested, please email Karey Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bolder Boulder Racers
Students, as well as family members, can register for the Bolder Boulder through the BBRacers Club at SCHS. Students who register by Friday, March 21 can register for $25, a 50% discount. The registration will increase to $30 through April 18, the final deadline to get the discount on their registration. Students will also receive an extra BBRacers T-shirt. Everyone who registers through the BBRacers Club can have their registration packets delivered to SCHS. For more information please contact Ms. Forbes (email@example.com), Mr. Wilkin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Smedley (email@example.com).
After Prom Donations
Below are the google docs to sign up for donations and volunteer the night of After Prom. As you can see- we are still in need of a LOT of items!
After Prom Donations Needed:
After Prom Volunteer Sign Up:
If you know of anyone with a business willing to help donate, please let me know and we will contact them for MUCH NEEDED donations to 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.
Silver Creek Football
2nd Annual Spring Break
March 29 – April 6, 2014
$35 – $75 depending on yard size
Last year the Silver Creek Football Team aerated over 100 lawns in the Longmont area. It was such a great success that we have decided to offer this service to the community again this year! Players will use the funds raised to attend summer football camp. To schedule a time to have your lawn aerated, please contact Ali Webster and Shannon Andrews – firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents of SCHS Juniors Taking the AP test,
The ACT test is just over a month away, and your students can use SHMOOP to access free (yes, actually free, not like “free with strings attached”) access to great 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 23, 2014. Advanced Placement tests will be administered beginning in May.
Your students will be given some time Tuesday March 18th to login and access Shmoop, and view this new getting started video. (http://schs.svvsd.org >Academics) In the video- there is a link to both login and support information.
We know this type of practice really works. Students who SHMOOPED last year experienced gains the practice to the post test of about 2 points each, 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.
College Representative Visits
University of Utah, Tuesday, April 8 @ 8:00
Colorado Mesa University, Thursday, April 10 @ 11:30
Please sign up in the counseling office.
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 31 – April 3, 2014
(Spring Break) By Appointment
April 19, 2014
May 10, 2014
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.
Silver Creek School Store Spirit Wear
Come check us out: Every Thursday 10:30-12:30
and online at: SilverCreekStore.org
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 has been extended to April 7th.
Check the SCHS Athletic Website for updated 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.
Attention all those interested in being a cheerleader in the 2014-15 school year!! There is an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 pm at Silver Creek. Tryouts will begin on April 14. All athletes trying out for cheerleading must complete and bring to the parent meeting or turn into Ms. Lehman in the main office by April 14th:
Two letters of recommendation from teachers
Copy of Most recent High School Transcript/ Eighth Grade Report Card
Application (see website for the application)
For other information (specific tryout dates and times) and access to the tryout application, please visit the SC Cheerleading Website.
Are you interested in being a member of the 2014-15 Silver Creek Dance team? Tryouts for the 2014-15 squad will be April 21 through April 25. Click HERE for tryout information or check out the SC Dance team Website.
Current SCHS students interested in volleyball during the 2014-2015 school year are welcome to participate in open gyms. Open Gyms will be held for the balance of the school year on THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS in the gym from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. This will start on Thursday, April 10 and continue through Friday, May 16th. Coach Watts and Coach Herbert will be running these sessions. Summer Open Gym information and camp information for all interested players (including new and incoming students), as well as updates on the coaching status, will be forthcoming.
Football parents and players: There will be a Spring meeting on May 6 in the small gym. The team will be attending the Chadron Football Camp June 4 – 7. Please stay tuned as all other training dates, and camps are yet to be determined. Please see the SC Football website or the Football Parent Website for more information.
The summer boy’s basketball schedule has been posted online. Visit the SC Boy’s Basketball Website for more information!
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 April 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.
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.
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!