weekly blog for May 30th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 30th

Silver Creek will be closed this summer

Due to construction in classrooms, on our alarm systems and on the new College and Career Center, our building will be closed from May 27 – July 31st.  The office will reopen on Friday August 1st at 6:30 a.m.

Please see your coaches or visit the athletic website for more information regarding athletics.  For general questions contact Ann Arling at arling_ann@svvsd.org.  For emergencies and transcript requests contact the District Office at 303-776-6200.  Transcripts can also be requested on the school home page on the left hand side.

The PRAXIS TEST has been moved to Altona Middle School.

Office staff will return on August 1st.

Athletics

Registration for fall sports (cross country, football, boys golf, boys soccer, softball, boys tennis and volleyball) will open July 1.  We are going green!  All Athletic registration will be online starting with the 2014 fall sports.

Required items for a complete athletic registration:

  • Complete the Online Registration

  • Participation Fee – Bring in receipt if paid by credit card, check or cash for $150 participation fee or free and reduced letter.

    • Note: Participation fee guideline per individual student-athlete: $150 for the first sport, $150 for the second sport, and $120 for the third sport. There is a family maximum set at $500 per school year (band, performing arts, forensics are NOT included in the family maximum).

    • If you apply for the free and reduced lunch program, please indicate on the F/R application that you request that the sports participation fee be waived in order to not be charged the participation fee.

  • SVVSD Student Medical History and Screening (signature of physician indicating physical within the past 12 month).  You can scan and email it to Melissa Lehman (lehman_melissa@svvsd.org).

**Any questions regarding the new registration process, please email Melissa Lehman**

Check the SCHS Athletic Website for additional information on how to register for high school sports, and access to fall sports schedules and general information.   The athletic office will be closed for the summer from June 6 through August 1.  For any questions about sports at SC, please contact the individual coach.  All email addresses can be found here.

Need a summer activity?  Head to the Colorado Rockies game!

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/Baseball/site_page.asp?page_name=Forms&Category=Forms&opt=5

Or you can contact Mike Larimore: raptorbaseball7@yahoo.com or 303-717-0404.

Information for 2014-2015 Picture Locker Day

All this information and forms will be mailed the week of August 4th to households.  If you do not receive this information by Picture/Locker day contact the Main Office and we can make them available for pickup.  DO NOT mail forms back to the school.  The office staff will collect these forms during Picture/Locker day.  If your student is not able to attend the scheduled time, they may attend either day but if at all possible we ask students to stay with the current schedule.  Students may attend anytime during their scheduled time, they do not have to be here promptly at the starting time.  The whole process to get Id’s and lockers will take approximately 30-45 minutes.  It is not required for parents to attend.

Silver Creek student schedules will be available for students to view on Infinite Campus beginning Monday, August 4, 2014.  If schedule changes are needed, please submit a change request form (which will be available on the Silver Creek website).

Picture / Locker day for all students will be on August 13 and 14.  See below for specific times for each grade.

Picture/Locker Day Schedule

Freshmen and Seniors – August 13th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 pm

Sophomores and Juniors – August 14th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please enter the school through the north doors (near the A-Wing/auditorium) and exit out of the Commons.

All students are required to have their pictures taken for student ID’s.  ID’s are required for entrance into the school and in the library.

IMPORTANT NOTE!!! STUDENTS MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING PAPERWORK TO PROCEED THROUGH THE ID/ PICTURE/LOCKER DAY PROCESS!

Checklist

  • Picture Order Form – Now you can order online!  Please visit www.studio5schoolportraits.com use Login: SilverCreekHS1415.  All orders must be prepaid prior to picture day.  If you have any questions please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.

  • Discipline Signature Page (required for all students)

  • Student Health/Emergency Contact Information (required for all students EXCEPT those students new to the district and incoming 9th grade students)

  • Fines/Fees payments or lost textbooks (if applicable)

  • Parking Permit Form (Required for all drivers; $5.00 cash and form is available to print from weekly update/SCHS website)

  • Athletic Pass Form ($35-$135 and form is available to print from weekly update/SCHS website)

School starts for freshmen and all students new to Silver Creek at 7:15 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014.  An orientation program will be followed by lunch (provided) and an abbreviated eight-period schedule.

All students (new and returning) attend school on Tuesday, August 19.  Students will run through an abbreviated eight-period schedule. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Regular  90 minute, alternating-block classes begin Wednesday, August 20, Silver (B) day.

We look forward to seeing all students August 13 and 14 for Picture/Locker day.

Message from RABC BINGO

Silver Creek Parents, Coaches and Sponsors –

The RABC Bingo program is in danger….we need your help.

The RABC Bingo program has been in operation since 2007.  We average profit of $40K per year.  The funds from this program are used by the various athletic programs, leadership programs and for the general Silver Creek community.  Teams have used these funds to supplement travel needs, uniforms and training equipment.  We purchased the flagpole behind the school, the SC folding chairs used for various events, the mats hanging in the gym, the marquee out front and athletic training supplies.  These are just a few examples. We also use these funds to host the homecoming parade, homecoming tailgate party, homecoming halftime, after prom and teacher appreciation meals throughout the year.

The bingo program is only one of the fundraisers in the RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club).  However, it accounts for 70% of our total income.  We are struggling to stay in business due to a decrease in customer attendance and a lack of volunteer participation to run the sessions.  We need parents to volunteer to work bingo.  Bingo is held every Wednesday night (year round).  We need volunteers to make a commitment to work once a month for a minimum of 6 months.  Right now, we are operating with only 50% of the staff required to honor the “once a month” goal.  As a result our volunteers are working multiple times a month, which will result in more volunteers leaving.  Additionally, summer is a difficult time because we have volunteers with seniors leaving and other parents deciding they want the summer off.  We cannot wait until August.  We need volunteers now.  If we wait, we may be out of business before school starts next year.

We greatly appreciate your help in making this program a success.  Below is list of positions and the current needs.  Please have interested volunteers contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com.

  • Games Manager – 4 required – 2 available

  • Caller – 4 required – 1 available

  • Cashier – 8 required – 4 available

  • Floor Workers – 16 required – 9 available

Education Foundation Engraved Brick Fundraiser

Donate to the Silver Creek Education Foundation and place your order for your engraved brick paver.  Thanks to all the families who have supported the Foundation and Silver Creek classrooms through this fundraiser.  Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:SCHS Brick Paver Order and Payment | Silver Creek Highschool Education Foundation.   

Questions? contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com

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 buspass@svvsd.org 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.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Hosting an Exchange Student

Host families are needed to open their heart and home to some great teens from around the world for the 2014-2015 school year. Hosting enriches the lives of families, students and entire communities. The teens are between the ages of 15 and 18, speak English, have their own medical insurance, and bring their own spending money for school lunches, everyday expenses, entertainment etc. Mostly, they have a lot of love to give their American family! A volunteer host family provides a room (which may be shared), meals in the home and a caring environment for their student. Students attend your local public high school while on program. There is no such thing as a typical host family! Single-parent families, retired couples, families with young children, no children, as well as those with teenagers or empty-nesters have all had successful hosting experiences and embrace the opportunity to share their lives.

If you are interested in learning more about student exchange, please visit our websitehttp://www.iseusa.com/ or contact Debbie Stewart at (720) 318-9711 or email debbie@terastorm.com.

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 toSCOPANEWS.ORG!

RABC

Board Members for the 2014-2015 school year are Kelly Dykema as Treasurer and Belinda Davison as Vice President along with Joan Foster as Secretary for the 2nd year and Kaydene Hubert as President for the 2nd year.

There are lots of volunteer opportunities through the RABC & we are actively seeking a Concessions committee, a webmaster or committee, a fundraising committee, and Bingo volunteers just to name a few.  If you or someone you know would be interested in joining RABC or any of the volunteer opportunities, please contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com

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  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – 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 May 23rd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 23rd

Silver Creek will be closed this summer

Due to construction in classrooms, on our alarm systems and on the new College and Career Center, our building will be closed from May 27 – August 1.

Please see your coaches or visit the athletic website for more information.  For questions contact Ann Arling at arling_ann@svvsd.org.  For emergencies and transcript requests contact the District Office at 303-776-6200.  Transcripts can also be requested on the school home page on the left hand side.

The PRAXIS TEST has been moved to Altona Middle School.

Office staff will return on August 1st.

Graduation Events

 May 24, Graduation Day

7:30 a.m.    Gates to ceremony site will open. This is the earliest time that chairs may be placed on the football field (no tents or canopies).  Seating is not provided, please bring chairs.  Chairs are only provided for graduates.

9:30        Seniors report to main gym in cap and gown.  Do not bring toys or other distractions!

10:00        Ceremony begins.

11:30        Ceremony ends (approx.). Graduates MUST pick up diplomas in the main gym following the ceremony.

There will be a shuttle stop near the front entrance of the main parking lot for those needing special transportation to the ceremony site.  Due to the RTD bus schedule, the SC bus loop will not be available for parking.  Please be observant of fire lanes and No Parking signs.  Additional overflow parking will be available at Altona Middle School or Eagle Crest Elementary.  Click HERE for a map of the graduation area.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Main Gym.  Each graduate will be given 4 (four) tickets, to be given out with their Cap and Gown.

Pancake Breakfast on Graduation Morning

Come join us for breakfast during the morning of graduation from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   All you can eat pancakes and sausage with unlimited coffee and one glass of orange juice for only $6  See flyer for more information.

Message from RABC BINGO

Silver Creek Parents, Coaches and Sponsors –

The RABC Bingo program is in danger….we need your help.

The RABC Bingo program has been in operation since 2007.  We average profit of $40K per year.  The funds from this program are used by the various athletic programs, leadership programs and for the general Silver Creek community.  Teams have used these funds to supplement travel needs, uniforms and training equipment.  We purchased the flagpole behind the school, the SC folding chairs used for various events, the mats hanging in the gym, the marquee out front and athletic training supplies.  These are just a few examples. We also use these funds to host the homecoming parade, homecoming tailgate party, homecoming halftime, after prom and teacher appreciation meals throughout the year.

The bingo program is only one of the fundraisers in the RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club).  However, it accounts for 70% of our total income.  We are struggling to stay in business due to a decrease in customer attendance and a lack of volunteer participation to run the sessions.  We need parents to volunteer to work bingo.  Bingo is held every Wednesday night (year round).  We need volunteers to make a commitment to work once a month for a minimum of 6 months.  Right now, we are operating with only 50% of the staff required to honor the “once a month” goal.  As a result our volunteers are working multiple times a month, which will result in more volunteers leaving.  Additionally, summer is a difficult time because we have volunteers with seniors leaving and other parents deciding they want the summer off.  We cannot wait until August.  We need volunteers now.  If we wait, we may be out of business before school starts next year.

We greatly appreciate your help in making this program a success.  Below is list of positions and the current needs.  Please have interested volunteers contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com.

  • Games Manager – 4 required – 2 available
  • Caller – 4 required – 1 available
  • Cashier – 8 required – 4 available
  • Floor Workers – 16 required – 9 available

Education Foundation Engraved Brick Fundraiser

Donate to the Silver Creek Education Foundation and place your order for your engraved brick paver.  Thanks to all the families who have supported the Foundation and Silver Creek classrooms through this fundraiser.  Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:SCHS Brick Paver Order and Payment | Silver Creek Highschool Education Foundation.   

Questions? contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com

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 buspass@svvsd.org 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.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Hosting an Exchange Student

Host families are needed to open their heart and home to some great teens from around the world for the 2014-2015 school year. Hosting enriches the lives of families, students and entire communities. The teens are between the ages of 15 and 18, speak English, have their own medical insurance, and bring their own spending money for school lunches, everyday expenses, entertainment etc. Mostly, they have a lot of love to give their American family! A volunteer host family provides a room (which may be shared), meals in the home and a caring environment for their student. Students attend your local public high school while on program. There is no such thing as a typical host family! Single-parent families, retired couples, families with young children, no children, as well as those with teenagers or empty-nesters have all had successful hosting experiences and embrace the opportunity to share their lives.

If you are interested in learning more about student exchange, please visit our websitehttp://www.iseusa.com/ or contact Debbie Stewart at (720) 318-9711 or email debbie@terastorm.com.

Athletics

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.

Football parents and players:  A May/June 2014 Checklist has been posted online.  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:

http://silvercreek.coloradosportscastnetwork.com/Baseball/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.

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 toSCOPANEWS.ORG!

RABC

Thank you to everyone who attended the RABC Meeting this past Monday.  We voted in the Board Members for the 2014-2015 school year.  We are excited to announce the 2 new Board Members, Kelly Dykema as Treasurer and Belinda Davison as Vice President along with Joan Foster as Secretary for the 2nd year and Kaydene Hubert as President for the 2nd year.

There are lots of volunteer opportunities through the RABC & we are actively seeking a Concessions committee, a web master or committee, a fundraising committee, and Bingo volunteers just to name a few.  If you or someone you know would be interested in joining RABC or any of the volunteer opportunities, please contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com

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 President – 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 May 16

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 16th

Schedule for Finals Week

Monday May 19th – Normal Silver (B) day from 7:15-2:15

Tuesday May 20th – Maroon (A) day, blocks 1, 2 and 3.  School is released at 12:01 p.m.

Wednesday May 21st – Silver (B) day, blocks 5, 6 and 7.  School is released at 12:01 p.m.

Thursday May 22nd – Finals for blocks A4 and B8.  School is released at 10:23 a.m.

Seniors

Seniors!  Have you received your cap and gown?  Have you completed the senior checkout sheet?  The Senior checkout sheet is still available to print.   All signatures from teachers, IMC, Counseling and Main Office are required for students to pick up cap and gown.  The senior survey is also available online (under the AP testing information).   Students having trouble here may access the link at http://counseling.stvrain.k12.co.us/.  Students do not need to print the entire survey, just the last page.  For questions contact main office at 720-494-3721.

Graduation Events

Remainder of the Year

May 19    Cap and Gowns may be picked up in the Main Office after students turn in a completed checkout sheet.  All fines and fees must be paid prior to pickup.

May 22    Senior Night, 7:00 -9:00 p.m., Main Gym, business/casual attire required (no shorts).  Students, should arrive at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons.

May 24    Graduation, 10:00 a.m., Silver Creek Main Football Field.

       May 24, Graduation Day

7:30 a.m.    Gates to ceremony site will open. This is the earliest time that chairs may be placed on the football field (no tents or canopies).  Seating is not provided, please bring chairs.  Chairs are only provided for graduates.

9:30          Seniors report to main gym in cap and gown.  Do not bring toys or other distractions!

10:00        Ceremony begins.

11:30         Ceremony ends (approx.). Graduates MUST pick up diplomas in the main gym following the ceremony.

There will be a shuttle stop near the front entrance of the main parking lot for those needing special transportation to the ceremony site.  Due to the RTD bus schedule, the SC bus loop will not be available for parking.  Please be observant of fire lanes and No Parking signs.  Additional overflow parking will be available at Altona Middle School or Eagle Crest Elementary.  Click HERE for a map of the graduation area.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Main Gym.  Each graduate will be given 4 (four) tickets, to be given out with their Cap and Gown.

Pancake Breakfast on Graduation Morning

Come join us for breakfast during the morning of graduation from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the SCHS Commons.  All you can eat pancakes and sausage with unlimited coffee and one glass of orange juice for only $6.  See flyer for more information.

Message from RABC BINGO

Silver Creek Parents, Coaches and Sponsors –

The RABC Bingo program is in danger….we need your help.

The RABC Bingo program has been in operation since 2007.  We average profit of $40K per year.  The funds from this program are used by the various athletic programs, leadership programs and for the general Silver Creek community.  Teams have used these funds to supplement travel needs, uniforms and training equipment.  We purchased the flagpole behind the school, the SC folding chairs used for various events, the mats hanging in the gym, the marquee out front and athletic training supplies.  These are just a few examples. We also use these funds to host the homecoming parade, homecoming tailgate party, homecoming halftime, after prom and teacher appreciation meals throughout the year.

The bingo program is only one of the fundraisers in the RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club).  However, it accounts for 70% of our total income.  We are struggling to stay in business due to a decrease in customer attendance and a lack of volunteer participation to run the sessions.  We need parents to volunteer to work bingo.  Bingo is held every Wednesday night (year round).  We need volunteers to make a commitment to work once a month for a minimum of 6 months.  Right now, we are operating with only 50% of the staff required to honor the “once a month” goal.  As a result our volunteers are working multiple times a month, which will result in more volunteers leaving.  Additionally, summer is a difficult time because we have volunteers with seniors leaving and other parents deciding they want the summer off.  We cannot wait until August.  We need volunteers now.  If we wait, we may be out of business before school starts next year.

We greatly appreciate your help in making this program a success.  Below is list of positions and the current needs.  Please have interested volunteers contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com.

  • Games Manager – 4 required – 2 available
  • Caller – 4 required – 1 available
  • Cashier – 8 required – 4 available
  • Floor Workers – 16 required – 9 available

Art Department

Please stop by Mrs. Giese’s room C108 to pick up any artwork from the art show….Take it HOME please

Education Foundation Engraved Brick Fundraiser

Donate to the Silver Creek Education Foundation and place your order for your engraved brick paver.  Thanks to all the families who have supported the Foundation and Silver Creek classrooms through this fundraiser.  Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:SCHS Brick Paver Order and Payment | Silver Creek Highschool Education Foundation.   

Ed Foundation bricks

Questions? contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com

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 buspass@svvsd.org 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.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Hosting an Exchange Student

Host families are needed to open their heart and home to some great teens from around the world for the 2014-2015 school year. Hosting enriches the lives of families, students and entire communities. The teens are between the ages of 15 and 18, speak English, have their own medical insurance, and bring their own spending money for school lunches, everyday expenses, entertainment etc. Mostly, they have a lot of love to give their American family! A volunteer host family provides a room (which may be shared), meals in the home and a caring environment for their student. Students attend your local public high school while on program. There is no such thing as a typical host family! Single-parent families, retired couples, families with young children, no children, as well as those with teenagers or empty-nesters have all had successful hosting experiences and embrace the opportunity to share their lives.

If you are interested in learning more about student exchange, please visit our websitehttp://www.iseusa.com/ or contact Debbie Stewart at (720) 318-9711 or email debbie@terastorm.com.

Counseling Corner

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.

Athletics

Need a new physical?  Front Range Orthopedics in Longmont is offering free physical for SVVSD student-athletes.  Dates are May 21 and May 22 from 7  p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Since this service is offered to everyone in the District, please be prepared to wait in line.

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.

Football parents and players:  A May/June 2014 Checklist has been posted online.  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:

http://silvercreek.coloradosportscastnetwork.com/Baseball/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 $72.00!  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

Approved May Flyers

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 toSCOPANEWS.ORG!

RABC

There are lots of volunteer opportunities through the RABC & we are actively seeking a Concessions committee, a web master or committee, a fundraising committee, and Bingo volunteers just to name a few.  If you or someone you know would be interested in joining RABC or any of the volunteer opportunities, please contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com

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 President – 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 May 9

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 9th

Seniors

The Senior checkout sheet is now available to print.   All signatures from teachers, IMC, Counseling and Main Office are required for students to pick up cap and gown.  The senior survey is also available online (under the AP testing information).   Students having trouble here may access the link at http://counseling.stvrain.k12.co.us/.  Students do not need to print the entire survey, just the last page.  For questions contact main office at 720-494-3721.

Graduation Events

Remainder of the Year

May 9      All items due back to Library

May 12    Senior checkout sheets and Senior survey available online.

May 12-16    Cap and Gowns may be picked up in the Main Office after students turn in a completed checkout sheet.  All fines and fees must be paid prior to pickup.

May 12    Evening of Excellence (SCLA 12) 6:00 p.m.

May 15    Seniors’ Last Day, Blocks 1 and 2 ONLY.

May 15    Senior Countdown!  Announcement will release students from class to meet in front of the Main Office.

May 15    Graduation Practice, immediately after countdown, Main Gym.  ALL GRADUATING SENIORS MUST ATTEND!

May 22    Senior Night, 7:00 -9:00 p.m., Main Gym, business/casual attire required (no shorts).  Students, should arrive at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons.

May 24    Graduation, 10:00 a.m., Silver Creek Main Football Field.

       May 24, Graduation Day

7:30 a.m.    Gates to ceremony site will open. This is the earliest time that chairs may be placed on the football field (no tents or canopies).  Seating is not provided, please bring chairs.  Chairs are only provided for graduates.

9:30        Seniors report to main gym in cap and gown.  Do not bring toys or other distractions!

10:00        Ceremony begins.

11:30        Ceremony ends (approx.). Graduates MUST pick up diplomas in the main gym following the ceremony.

There will be a shuttle stop near the front entrance of the main parking lot for those needing special transportation to the ceremony site.  Due to the RTD bus schedule, the SC bus loop will not be available for parking.  Please be observant of fire lanes and No Parking signs.  Additional overflow parking will be available at Altona Middle School or Eagle Crest Elementary.  Click HERE for a map of the graduation area.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Main Gym.  Each graduate will be given 4 (four) tickets, to be given out with their Cap and Gown.

Pancake Breakfast on Graduation Morning

Come join us for breakfast during the morning of graduation from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   All you can eat pancakes and sausage with unlimited coffee and one glass of orange juice for only $6  See flyer for more information.

FACE is coming to Silver Creek–TONIGHT

The Acapella group, Face will be performing at Silver Creek on Friday, May 9th at 7pm. Tickets are $15. This is a fundraiser for Joey Fischer’s SCLA capstone project that will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation which supports public music education. Tickets available from Joey Fischer at school or online at, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/face-comes-to-silver-creek-high-school-tickets-10995522905

Message from RABC BINGO

Silver Creek Parents, Coaches and Sponsors –

The RABC Bingo program is in danger….we need your help.

The RABC Bingo program has been in operation since 2007.  We average profit of $40K per year.  The funds from this program are used by the various athletic programs, leadership programs and for the general Silver Creek community.  Teams have used these funds to supplement travel needs, uniforms and training equipment.  We purchased the flagpole behind the school, the SC folding chairs used for various events, the mats hanging in the gym, the marquee out front and athletic training supplies.  These are just a few examples. We also use these funds to host the homecoming parade, homecoming tailgate party, homecoming halftime, after prom and teacher appreciation meals throughout the year.

The bingo program is only one of the fundraisers in the RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club).  However, it accounts for 70% of our total income.  We are struggling to stay in business due to a decrease in customer attendance and a lack of volunteer participation to run the sessions.  We need parents to volunteer to work bingo.  Bingo is held every Wednesday night (year round).  We need volunteers to make a commitment to work once a month for a minimum of 6 months.  Right now, we are operating with only 50% of the staff required to honor the “once a month” goal.  As a result our volunteers are working multiple times a month, which will result in more volunteers leaving.  Additionally, summer is a difficult time because we have volunteers with seniors leaving and other parents deciding they want the summer off.  We cannot wait until August.  We need volunteers now.  If we wait, we may be out of business before school starts next year.

We greatly appreciate your help in making this program a success.  Below is list of positions and the current needs.  Please have interested volunteers contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com.

  • Games Manager – 4 required – 2 available
  • Caller – 4 required – 1 available
  • Cashier – 8 required – 4 available
  • Floor Workers – 16 required – 9 available

2015 Senior Shirt Design Contest

Submission Deadline Monday, May 12th

Are you going to be a senior next year? Love to sketch designs? Do you have School Spirit? Well listen to this………..  The School Store is looking for 2015 senior students to submit design ideas for next year’s senior shirt. The 2015 student body will vote on the designs to select the official 2015 Senior Shirt.

All final design ideas are due Monday, May 12. The winner will receive a free senior shirt once they are created.

The review committee will select the best 3 designs that will go to vote. Voting will take place on Thursday, May 15th and Friday, May 16th.  The winner will be announced on Monday, May 19th.

Requirements for t-shirt design submissions:

  1. Maximum design measurements:
    1. Maximum width 13 inches
    2. Maximum height 15 inches
  2. Can incorporate up to 4 colors
  3. Art must be submitted to SCHSseniorshirt@gmail.com in one of the following formats: digital vector art file (.ai or .eps) ; jpeg or .pdf
  4. Remember to include your name, email address, and phone number with your electronic submission.

Deadline Monday, May 12th

Art Department

Please stop by and check out the wonderful artwork created by Silver Creek High students during our mini artshow May 9th through the 16th.

Artwork will be on display in the A wing for the duration of Performance Week.

Also, please stop by Annie’s Love Bakery to view more SCHS artwork.

Happy Smackah 5K fun run/walk

The Happy Smackah family of volunteers and sponsors are honored and proud to support Jill Woo Ching as the 2014 Happy Smackah. The mission and spirit of the Happy Smackah is to help our fellow community members in need. We hope you can join us for a 5K fun run/walk on May 10 at 8am as we come together at Lake McIntosh to help out Jill and her family!

To read Jill’s story visit our website http://www.happysmackah.com/the-jill-woo-ching-story/.

Online registration can be found at  http://www.happysmackah.com/happy-smackah-registration/online-registration/. A paper registration is attached.

Thank you for your support!

With Gratitude,

The Happy Smackah Planning Team and Volunteers

Education Foundation Engraved Brick Fundraiser

SHOW YOUR RAPTOR PRIDE AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS

WHO ARE ALREADY A PART OF RAPTOR HISTORY

Donate to the Silver Creek Education Foundation and place your order for your engraved brick paver.  Thanks to all the families who have supported the Foundation and Silver Creek classrooms through this fundraiser.  Go toschsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:SCHS Brick Paver Order and Payment | Silver Creek Highschool Education Foundation.   

Questions? contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com

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 buspass@svvsd.org 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.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Hosting an Exchange Student

Host families are needed to open their heart and home to some great teens from around the world for the 2014-2015 school year. Hosting enriches the lives of families, students and entire communities. The teens are between the ages of 15 and 18, speak English, have their own medical insurance, and bring their own spending money for school lunches, everyday expenses, entertainment etc. Mostly, they have a lot of love to give their American family! A volunteer host family provides a room (which may be shared), meals in the home and a caring environment for their student. Students attend your local public high school while on program. There is no such thing as a typical host family! Single-parent families, retired couples, families with young children, no children, as well as those with teenagers or empty-nesters have all had successful hosting experiences and embrace the opportunity to share their lives.

If you are interested in learning more about student exchange, please visit our websitehttp://www.iseusa.com/ or contact Debbie Stewart at (720) 318-9711 or email debbie@terastorm.com.

Counseling Corner

All AP testers, please make sure your AP test balances are paid. See Mr.Tonjes with any questions.

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.

Silver Creek School Store Spirit Wear

SCHOOL STORE – End of Year Sale!

Only one shopping day left in the school year –  May 15th.  We have lowered the price of all short sleeved t-shirts $15 to $10.  We are also lowering the prices of many other items in the store, but there are too many to list here.  Stop by between 10:30 and 12:30pm and let’s make a deal.  ALSO, do you have a student who will be a 2015 senior next year?  The school store is holding a 2015 Senior Shirt design contest, email SCHSSeniorShirt@gmail.com for details. Submission deadline is Monday, May 12th.

Athletics

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.

Football parents and players:  A May/June 2014 Checklist has been posted online.  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:

http://silvercreek.coloradosportscastnetwork.com/Baseball/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 $72.00!  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

Approved May Flyers

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 toSCOPANEWS.ORG!

RABC

Thank you to everyone who attended the RABC Meeting this past Monday.  We voted in the Board Members for the 2014-2015 school year.  We are excited to announce the 2 new Board Members, Kelly Dykema as Treasurer and Belinda Davison as Vice President along with Joan Foster as Secretary for the 2nd year and Kaydene Hubert as President for the 2nd year.

There are lots of volunteer opportunities through the RABC & we are actively seeking a Concessions committee, a web master or committee, a fundraising committee, and Bingo volunteers just to name a few.  If you or someone you know would be interested in joining RABC or any of the volunteer opportunities, please contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com

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 President – 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 May 2nd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 2nd

 Late Start

There is a late start on Wednesday May 7th.  School starts at 9:45 a.m. and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

Graduation Events

Remainder of the Year

May 9        All items due back to Library

May 12    Senior checkout sheets available online.

May 12-16    Cap and Gowns may be picked up in the Main Office after students turn in a completed checkout sheet.  All fines and fees must be paid prior to pickup.

May 12    Evening of Excellence (SCLA 12) 6:00 p.m.

May 15    Seniors’ Last Day, Blocks 1 and 2 ONLY.

May 15    Senior Countdown!  Announcement will release students from class to meet in front of the Main Office.

May 15    Graduation Practice, immediately after countdown, Main Gym.  ALL GRADUATING SENIORS MUST ATTEND!

May 22    Senior Night, 7:00 -9:00 p.m., Main Gym, business/casual attire required (no shorts).

Students, should arrive at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons.

May 24    Graduation, 10:00 a.m., Silver Creek Main Football Field.

May 24, Graduation Day

7:30 a.m.    Gates to ceremony site will open. This is the earliest time that chairs may be placed on the football field (no tents or canopies).  Seating is not provided, please bring chairs.  Chairs are only provided for graduates.

9:30        Seniors report to main gym in cap and gown.  Do not bring toys or other distractions!

10:00        Ceremony begins.

11:30        Ceremony ends (approx.). Graduates MUST pick up diplomas in the main gym following the ceremony.

There will be a shuttle stop near the front entrance of the main parking lot for those needing special transportation to the ceremony site.  Due to the RTD bus schedule, the SC bus loop will not be available for parking.  Please be observant of fire lanes and No Parking signs.  Additional overflow parking will be available at Altona Middle School.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Main Gym.  Each graduate will be given 4 (four) tickets, to be given out with their Cap and Gown.

VIP Parking for graduation – 4 spots left

Help us offset graduation costs.  Senior parents can now purchase VIP parking spots for graduation.  Administration has set aside 20 parking spaces in the staff parking lot at the graduation entrance.  VIP spots can be reserved by submitting the parking form to the main office with payment ($20 cash only).  Parking forms will be time stamped and dated by the front office and applicants will receive a receipt and VIP card # indicating the spot reserved for their family.  Parking forms can be picked up in the office or downloaded from the weekly blog under graduation.  These spots will only be sold at a first come first serve basis and there is only one spot available per family.  Depending on the number of requests we receive, more spots may be available and applicants will be put on a waiting list.  Parking spots will be given away if the reserved party has not shown up by 9:30 a.m. on graduation day.  Handicapped parking spots will be available, in addition to VIP spaces, for individuals having a handicapped placard so there is no need to reserve a spot if your family will be using the handicapped space.  For more information contact the main office at 720-494-3721.

Pancake Breakfast on Graduation Morning

Come join us for breakfast during the morning of graduation from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   All you can eat pancakes and sausage with unlimited coffee and one glass of orange juice for only $6  See flyer for more information.

FACE is coming to Silver Creek

The Acapella group, Face will be performing at Silver Creek on May 9th at 7pm. Tickets are $15. This is a fundraiser for Joey Fischer’s SCLA capstone project that will benefit The Mockingbird Foundation which supports public music education. Tickets available from Joey Fischer at school or online at, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/face-comes-to-silver-creek-high-school-tickets-10995522905

Message from RABC BINGO

Silver Creek Parents, Coaches and Sponsors –

The RABC Bingo program is in danger….we need your help.

The RABC Bingo program has been in operation since 2007.  We average profit of $40K per year.  The funds from this program are used by the various athletic programs, leadership programs and for the general Silver Creek community.  Teams have used these funds to supplement travel needs, uniforms and training equipment.  We purchased the flagpole behind the school, the SC folding chairs used for various events, the mats hanging in the gym, the marquee out front and athletic training supplies.  These are just a few examples. We also use these funds to host the homecoming parade, homecoming tailgate party, homecoming halftime, after prom and teacher appreciation meals throughout the year.

The bingo program is only one of the fundraisers in the RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club).  However, it accounts for 70% of our total income.  We are struggling to stay in business due to a decrease in customer attendance and a lack of volunteer participation to run the sessions.  We need parents to volunteer to work bingo.  Bingo is held every Wednesday night (year round).  We need volunteers to make a commitment to work once a month for a minimum of 6 months.  Right now, we are operating with only 50% of the staff required to honor the “once a month” goal.  As a result our volunteers are working multiple times a month, which will result in more volunteers leaving.  Additionally, summer is a difficult time because we have volunteers with seniors leaving and other parents deciding they want the summer off.  We cannot wait until August.  We need volunteers now.  If we wait, we may be out of business before school starts next year.

We greatly appreciate your help in making this program a success.  Below is list of positions and the current needs.  Please have interested volunteers contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com.

  • Games Manager – 4 required – 2 available
  • Caller – 4 required – 1 available
  • Cashier – 8 required – 4 available
  • Floor Workers – 16 required – 9 available

2015 Senior Shirt Design Contest

Submission Deadline Monday, May 12th

 Are you going to be a senior next year? Love to sketch designs? Do you have School Spirit? Well listen to this………..  The School Store is looking for 2015 senior students to submit design ideas for next year’s senior shirt. The 2015 student body will vote on the designs to select the official 2015 Senior Shirt.

All final design ideas are due Monday, May 12. The winner will receive a free senior shirt once they are created.

The review committee will select the best 3 designs that will go to vote. Voting will take place on Thursday, May 15th and Friday, May 16th.  The winner will be announced on Monday, May 19th.

Requirements for t-shirt design submissions:

  1. Maximum design measurements:
    1. Maximum width 13 inches
    2. Maximum height 15 inches
  2. Can incorporate up to 4 colors
  3. Art must be submitted to SCHSseniorshirt@gmail.com in one of the following formats: digital vector art file (.ai or .eps) ; jpeg or .pdf
  4. Remember to include your name, email address, and phone number with your electronic submission.

Deadline Monday, May 12th

Happy Smackah 5K fun run/walk

The Happy Smackah family of volunteers and sponsors are honored and proud to support Jill Woo Ching as the 2014 Happy Smackah. The mission and spirit of the Happy Smackah is to help our fellow community members in need. We hope you can join us for a 5K fun run/walk on May 10 at 8am as we come together at Lake McIntosh to help out Jill and her family!

To read Jill’s story visit our website http://www.happysmackah.com/the-jill-woo-ching-story/.

Online registration can be found at  http://www.happysmackah.com/happy-smackah-registration/online-registration/. A paper registration is attached.

Thank you for your support!

With Gratitude,

The Happy Smackah Planning Team and Volunteers

 Education Foundation Engraved Brick Fundraiser

SHOW YOUR RAPTOR PRIDE AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS

WHO ARE ALREADY A PART OF RAPTOR HISTORY

ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED

Place your order by May 1 to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go toschsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:SCHS Brick Paver Order and Payment | Silver Creek Highschool Education Foundation.   

Questions? contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com

 After Prom – Thank You

SCHS After Prom Committee would like to thank the following Sponsors for their very generous donations.  Without you our event could not have been as successful.

The Greenbriar Restaurant

Oliver Photography

SCHS Wrestling

SCHS Girls Soccer

Sunset Gold Course

Twin Peaks Golf Course

Ute Creek Golf Course

TCS Concrete

Play It Again Sports

Franklin Ratzlaff Agent

St Vrain Arbor Care

Longmont Dairy

Twin Peaks Dental and  Orthodontics

Ahlberg Funeral Home

Colorado Materials

Guitars Etc.

Hirsch Precision Inc

Boulder County Sheriff

Jensen Guitars

SCHS families

Creme De’ La’ Creme

SAI Team Sports

The Terranova Agency

Mountain View Orthodontics

Pizza Hut

Sushi Leo

Sprouts

Pump House

LaVilla Bella Coffee House

Abbodanza Pizza

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 buspass@svvsd.org 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.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Hosting an Exchange Student

Host families are needed to open their heart and home to some great teens from around the world for the 2014-2015 school year. Hosting enriches the lives of families, students and entire communities. The teens are between the ages of 15 and 18, speak English, have their own medical insurance, and bring their own spending money for school lunches, everyday expenses, entertainment etc. Mostly, they have a lot of love to give their American family! A volunteer host family provides a room (which may be shared), meals in the home and a caring environment for their student. Students attend your local public high school while on program. There is no such thing as a typical host family! Single-parent families, retired couples, families with young children, no children, as well as those with teenagers or empty-nesters have all had successful hosting experiences and embrace the opportunity to share their lives.

If you are interested in learning more about student exchange, please visit our websitehttp://www.iseusa.com/ or contact Debbie Stewart at (720) 318-9711 or email debbie@terastorm.com.

Counseling Corner

AP Testing

All AP testers, please make sure your AP test balances are paid. See Mr.Tonjes with any questions.

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.

May 10, 2014

Silver Creek School Store Spirit Wear

SCHOOL STORE – End of Year Sale!

Only two shopping days left in the school year, Thursday May 8th and May 15th.  We have lowered the price of all short sleeved t-shirts $15 to $10.  We are also lowering the prices of many other items in the store, but there are too many to list here.  Stop by between 10:30 and 12:30pm and let’s make a deal.  ALSO, do you have a student who will be a 2015 senior next year?  The school store is holding a 2015 Senior Shirt design contest, email SCHSSeniorShirt@gmail.com for details. Submission deadline is Monday, May 12th.

Athletics

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.

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 remainder of the school year on THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS in the gym from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Visit the  volleyball website for additional information.

Football parents and players:  There will be a Spring meeting on May 6 in the large 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:

http://silvercreek.coloradosportscastnetwork.com/Baseball/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 $72.00!  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

 Approved May Flyers

 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 toSCOPANEWS.ORG!

 RABC

Thank you to everyone who attended the RABC Meeting this past Monday.  We voted in the Board Members for the 2014-2015 school year.  We are excited to announce the 2 new Board Members, Kelly Dykema as Treasurer and Belinda Davison as Vice President along with Joan Foster as Secretary for the 2nd year and Kaydene Hubert as President for the 2nd year.

There are lots of volunteer opportunities through the RABC & we are actively seeking a Concessions committee, a web master or committee, a fundraising committee, and Bingo volunteers just to name a few.  If you or someone you know would be interested in joining RABC or any of the volunteer opportunities, please contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com

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 President – 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!