Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, November 7th
We are constantly amazed at the generosity and support of SCHS families and friends who are willing to give back to the classrooms and staff at Silver Creek High School. The Silver Creek Education Foundation has raised over $90,000 in our first five years and has issued 90 grants to the staff which include purchases of a variety of items including laptops and laptop carts, document cameras, iPads, a cello, Nooks and novel sets among many other items.
Here is an update on the Education Foundation’s current activities. There are a variety of ways for each Silver Creek family to get involved.
Save the Dates:
Tuesday, November 18 –Chipotle Night, 1100 Ken Pratt Boulevard
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Supporters can show the attached fundraiser flyer on paper or mobile device, or verbally communicate to the cashier that they are supporting the fundraiser and 50% of the proceeds will go to the SC Education Foundation. Make your receipt count! Thanks.
Mardi Gras Celebration – Saturday, February 21
Live music, delicious food and fabulous auction items
College and Career Center (CCC) – Donate Today
In addition to raising money to support our grant process, our fundraising focus this year is on providing resources and support to the CCC as it opens its doors to our students.
King Soopers Reloadable Cards – 5% donated to SCEF
5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers. Buy cards for your family, relatives and/or neighbors. Anyone who shops at King Soopers can support Silver Creek with one of our reloadable cards. Start with a $5 card and reload at your convenience. The cards can be used throughout the year.
Pick up a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at email@example.com and we will get one to you.
Brick By Brick Donations – Show Your Raptor Pride
Be a part of Raptor history. Donate and place your order by November 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver by the holidays.
Parent Volunteers Needed
Board openings – meeting on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
· Many other opportunities to help out on committees, events and from home are available. Go to schsedfoundation.org ( Volunteer Form)
Any questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for supporting your child’s classroom and Silver Creek.
Kim Fuhrman, President Erick Finnestead, Principal
Silver Creek Education Foundation Board
Shannon Andrews, Vice President
Pat Carson, Secretary
Julie Forbes, Staff Representative
Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative
Natalie Hill, Treasurer
Tyler Lis, Student Representative
Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal
A Royal Madrigal Feast
You are cordially invited to attend …A Royal Madrigal Feast
December 5 and 6, 2014
Silver Creek High School’s
Performing Arts Tradition since 2002
A spectacular program of choral, instrumental, and theatrical holiday entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. for Dinner Performances both days at $22 Adults/$20 Students & Seniors. There will be a 2:00 p.m. Matinee/Dessert Performance December 6 only: $15/$13
Ticketing online at www.silvercreektickets.com or in-person orders at the Silver Creek High School Main Office. Reservation deadline is Monday, December 1 at 2:15 p.m. This years event is catered by Oskar Blues. Order form.
If you missed the last RABC meeting then let me fill you in on some exciting stuff that is going on & I know you will want to be a part of!
First, we want to say THANK YOU to all of the activities for their amazing job with concessions this Fall! It was so great to see so many new faces join in and help out when it was their activity’s turn to work. A huge thank you to all the coaches, parent reps, managers, & Heather Burgess for making the new system a success!!! *We are accepting volunteers to help run concessions next year – email or call Kaydene Hubert if interested, email@example.com or 303-845-2290.
Bingo needs your help, not just volunteering – but playing! Come support RABC by playing Bingo on Wednesday nights at the Longmont Bingo Hall. We do want to thank our volunteers & a huge thank you to Crystal Behrens, Lenore Jagerson, & Karen Gray for being dedicated Games Managers.
Put on your dancing shoes! RABC is excited to bring you “Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars” on March 28, 2015, mark your calendars now, you won’t want to miss this! We are looking for nominations/volunteers to be the “Silver Creek Stars”. Please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to nominate a staff member or if you are a staff member who would like to dance. We are also looking for volunteers to help with this event, it will be a lot of fun, contact Kaydene if you are able to help ( firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-845-2290). More details to come!!
After Prom is looking for committee members. Yes, it is 6 months away, but planning needs to start now. After Prom is a safe & fun place for our students to hang out after the dance. Without volunteers, we won’t be able to provide this event for our students. Contact any of the RABC Board Members if you want to help.
Membership is low – only 59 families are members of RABC. You can join today for only $25! RABC was able to help cover the costs of some large expenses this Fall, we granted a total of $9300 to help Football, Swimming, Tennis, Cross Country, & Dance. This is not possible without the help of membership. Get your donation in before the end of the year.
RABC now is on Facebook ( Silver Creek RABC ) & Twitter ( @SilverCreekRABC ) “Like” us & “Follow” us to get the latest updates!
Reminder that our next meeting is a week earlier due to the Thanksgiving Break, join us on November 17th at 6:30 in the Library. Hope to see you all there!
Senior pictures are due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st! Please email your picture to Ms. Bockelmann at email@example.com.
Longmont Rotary Coat Drive
Silver Creek High School is a current drop-off for gently used or new Winter coats, blankets, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boots. Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office between 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The deadline to register for boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling is Monday, November 10. For all those interested in participation, there will be player/parent/coach meeting at 6:00 pm in the large gym on Monday, November 10. Students interested in boys or girls basketball, girls swimming or wrestling will need to complete the online registration form and turn in a current physical to the athletic office.
**NEW FOR WINTER** All those who sign up will need a participation clearance note from Ms Lehman (athletics offices). This note will need to be given to the coach on the first day of practice/tryouts (Nov. 12).
If this is your student’s second sport this school year, please sign him/her up for that sport in the online registration system and verify the school has an updated copy of the physical.
Contact Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary, if you have any questions regarding sports registration.
Check the SCHS Athletic Website to access sports schedules, Booster Club information and additional sport information. For any other specific questions, please contact the individual coach. All email addresses can be found here.
School Store Blog
*** New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***
The store is unveiling three new shirt designs and have LOWERED prices on Hoodies and Sweatshirts!! All just in time to shop for the holidays. Please open our flyer and take a look. We are accepting orders until Thursday, November 20th. These orders will arrive by Thursday, December 11th.
Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!
*** Show your Silver Creek Spirit! ***
This is a great opportunity for students to begin gathering information about their next step in education with Front Range Community College!
Counselors recently visited 9th grade Social Studies classes and presented information on graduation credit requirements, overall tips for success in high school, the importance of grades, and how to build a strong resume for college. A link to the presentation is included here...
The SCHS Counselors recently visited senior English classes and presented information on the college application process. The presentation covered a variety of topics including college visitation programs, requesting letters of recommendation, college essays, procedure for submitting transcripts, application due dates & timelines, searching for scholarships, and various resources to help them through this often arduous process. An outline of the presentation, which includes several live links to pertinent websites, is attached here. Senior Checklist.
Juniors and Seniors interested in attending CU Boulder for Engineering, Music or Business, attend one of the visit days for these programs in October and November. These are FREE and fill quickly. See your Counselor for specific dates and registration information or go to http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit
TCAP scores have been delivered to students in their English/Language Arts classes. If you have not received the scores, contact the Counseling Office.
If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.
Infinite Campus Tutorial
Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more. Click here for more information. If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help. Contact them at 303-709-7730.
Art Club/National Art Honor Society
Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community? Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.
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. in the Silver Creek Library.
The 2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – firstname.lastname@example.org
BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Gather friends and neighbors to play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave. It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High. “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department. We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.
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!
Come learn more about how to support our wonderful performing arts program.
Fall meeting dates: November 11
Time: 7:00 pm in the Choir room.
TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662 or email email@example.com. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within 48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.
TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY– If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.
First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass. When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window. You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside. The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.
Registration is still ongoing for Fall/Winter Driver Education classes. The schedule of classes for 2014-2015 can be found @ svvsd.org, Parents & Students (blue tab), Driver Education. The cost is $395 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes 6 hours of behind the wheel driving with a certified instructor. You may register online if paying with credit card @ https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp, choose Program Registration, or you can call 720-494-3960.
Interested in Carpooling
Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot. If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school. Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling. This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.
Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus
Students only receive one free bus pass. For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.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.
Director of Transportation
Low Cost Health Insurance
Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible 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!