weekly blog for November 21st

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 21st

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.

2014-2015 Prospective Family Open House

December 9, 2014 6:00 PM

This event will begin in the auditorium with a presentation regarding curricular, athletic, and activity offerings. We will provide information regarding next steps with open enrollment and registration. Teachers and departments will be represented with displays and available to answer questions. Please be our guest, we look forward to seeing you at Silver Creek High School.

Universal High School Program informational meeting

Prior to the prospective Family Open House, Universal High School will have their  program night, Tuesday Dec. 9th from 5-6pm in the Silver Creek Library.

Late Start

There is a late start on Wednesday December 3rd.  School starts at 9:45 and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal.

Talon Tribune

The newest edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. See what the students of SCHS have to say about state testing, later start times, and the Thanksgiving holiday. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com

Finals Week Schedule

Finals start the week of December 15th.  It is important for students to be present for class.  If your student is unable to attend classes, have him/her check with teachers to make other arrangements.

December 17th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 5, 6, 7

December 18th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 1, 2, 3

December 19th – 7:15 -10:23 –  Blocks 4 and 8

Winter Break is Dec. 22nd – Jan. 2nd.  Students return Monday January 5th (Maroon A-Day).

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations, and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  All four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores in order to qualify an applicant for admission.

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory official ACT test for all juniors on April 23rd, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/23 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.  Prior to this date, we will offer a full length practice exam in March along with some specific content area test preparation and support.

Many students and parents inquire about additional resources that might help them to maximize their performance on this high stakes exam.  We have compiled some applicable links below.  These resources vary from free online test strategies, tips, and sample questions to more intensive, fee based, individual or group classes designed to prepare students for optimal scores.  Please take some time to review these resources with your juniors and encourage them to be proactive in their preparation for this “all important” piece to the college admission puzzle!

Schmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Website www.actstuden.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

Silver Creek will also offer a 15 week after school ACT Skills & Strategies Program which is slated to start in January.  Participation will be limited to the first 75 students who apply.  More information to follow!

Counseling News

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If the student is using a Common Application, they only need to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application. Transcripts are not sent out during Holiday Breaks, so please plan ahead.

TCAP scores have been delivered to students in their English/Language Arts classes.  If you have not received the scores, contact the Counseling Office.

Kindness for Kids will be distributing free gifts for children to families who would could use assistance. Applications are available in the main office or by downloading the application at www.kindness-for-kids.org Gift distribution is Dec. 20 at the Boulder County Fair Grounds.

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.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

College Representative Visits

A former Silver Creek Student who is now attending the Naval Academy will be meeting with students who are interesting in attending any of the Service Academies at Ziggi’s Coffee House on Main Street on Wed., Nov. 26th from 9-12 p.m. Feel free at any time to stop by and ask him any questions you might have about programs available for High School students.

Education Foundation

Chipotle Fundraiser

Thank you to all who supported the SCHS Chipotle Education Foundation Fundraiser, together we raised $1351.17.  This will go directly to our classrooms and kids.  Have a terrific break and thank you for your continued support of the Education Foundation.

Education Foundation Open House/Coffee

Please stop in and join us on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.  We will have a short business meeting at 7:00 a.m. that you are welcome to sit in on and then an open social hour.  All interested parents, students and staff are welcome to stop in any time.

Mardi Gras Celebration – Saturday, February 21

  • Live music, delicious food and fabulous auction items                                  

mardigras

College and Career Center (CCC) – Donate Today

King Soopers Reloadable Cards – 5% donated to SCEF

  •        5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers, every time you use your card.  

  •        Pick up a $5 card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at  schsedfoundation@gmail.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 soon .        Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:  Brick order form

Ed Foundation bricks

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 schsedfoundation@gmail.com.  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

Randy Ahlberg

Pat Carson, Secretary

Julie Forbes, Staff Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Natalie Hill, Treasurer

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Julie Nielson

Scott Neuhard

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

TO BENEFIT THE SILVER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TEAM.

 The Silver Creek Dance Team will be holding their annual Holiday Pampered Chef fundraiser over the next couple of weeks. With the holiday season around the corner, it is a perfect time to stock up on high quality kitchen tools for holiday meals or to give as gifts. Pampered Chef manufactures high quality kitchen tools all with warrantees.  Items are priced as low as $1!  All orders are due by December 8th, and will arrive in plenty of time to use or to wrap up for the holidays.

Those of you who live in Longmont may choose the reduced shipping rate of $5.25 and we will be happy to deliver the items to your home.  Or if you prefer to have items shipped directly to yourself or have family members out of state, then choose the direct shipping and have the items shipped directly to your/their home at very reasonable rates.

Please spread the word and feel free to forward our website/fundraiser link to all of your friends and family as well!  We thank you so much for your support and wish you the Happiest of Holiday Seasons.

Ready to shop?

Follow this link and order now.  Click SHOP NOW and have fun shopping!!

http://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/soniakirby/guest-landing/8893129866395

Mark your calendar for this delicious event. SALE STARTS NOVEMBER 10 AND ENDS DECEMBER 8TH!

  • Up to 15% of our total sales will go toward this fundraiser.

  • Plus an extra $3 for every Show booked from the event.  Tell a friend – the more the merrier.

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures were due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st!  If you have questions or concerns email Ms. Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

Athletics

Did you know that we have a new athletic program at Silver Creek? This year, we will be having a Girls Golf Team. Be part of the process with establishing a new team and tradition at Silver Creek. If interested in playing golf this Spring, please contact the athletic office.

Boys Basketball Spirit Wear Fundraiser

Now is the time to order your Basketball Spirit Wear!  Think, what a great gift a Silver Creek Basketball long sleeve Tee shirt or sweatshirt would be for Grandpa and Grandma! (All items will be distributed in time for the Christmas).  All sales will be transacted through an online store at SCAZMA!  The deadline to order is November 24th 11:59 PM.

Link: https://skazmacustomapparel.itemorder.com/  

Sales Code: SCHS14

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! ***

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

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!   ***

Drivers Education

Registration for Winter 2014-2015 Driver Education classes is in process.  Winter session classes begin next week  Nov. 17th-20th, 2014 and continue to the week of Feb.16th-19th, 2015.  Classes meet weekly at various schools and times, running for 10 weeks. Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960..

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 Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Artpicture

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.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

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

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, rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.

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.

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 (rabcpresident@gmail.com 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!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.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 to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Madrigal December 5th at 6:30 p.m. and Dec 6th at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

December 10th Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m

December 11th Band Concert at 7:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. 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.

November Approved Flyers

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 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

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!

weekly blog for November 14th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 14th

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.

Education Foundation

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.

                         chipotle

  •         Mardi Gras Celebration – Saturday, February 21

Live music, delicious food and fabulous auction items

      mardigras                            

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.

  •         Please consider donating today. attached donation form.

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  schsedfoundation@gmail.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.

  •         Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:  Brick order form

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 schsedfoundation@gmail.com.  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

Randy Ahlberg

Pat Carson, Secretary

Julie Forbes, Staff Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Natalie Hill, Treasurer

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Julie Nielson

Scott Neuhard

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

TO BENEFIT THE SILVER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TEAM.

 The Silver Creek Dance Team will be holding their annual Holiday Pampered Chef fundraiser over the next couple of weeks. With the holiday season around the corner, it is a perfect time to stock up on high quality kitchen tools for holiday meals or to give as gifts. Pampered Chef manufactures high quality kitchen tools all with warrantees.  Items are priced as low as $1!  All orders are due by December 8th, and will arrive in plenty of time to use or to wrap up for the holidays.

Those of you who live in Longmont may choose the reduced shipping rate of $5.25 and we will be happy to deliver the items to your home.  Or if you prefer to have items shipped directly to yourself or have family members out of state, then choose the direct shipping and have the items shipped directly to your/their home at very reasonable rates.

Please spread the word and feel free to forward our website/fundraiser link to all of your friends and family as well!  We thank you so much for your support and wish you the Happiest of Holiday Seasons.

Ready to shop?

Follow this link and order now.  Click SHOP NOW and have fun shopping!!

http://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/soniakirby/guest-landing/8893129866395

Mark your calendar for this delicious event. SALE STARTS NOVEMBER 10 AND ENDS DECEMBER 8TH!

  • Up to 15% of our total sales will go toward this fundraiser.

  • Plus an extra $3 for every Show booked from the event.  Tell a friend – the more the merrier.

2014-2015 Prospective Family Open House

December 9, 2014 6:00 PM

This event will begin in the auditorium with a presentation regarding curricular, athletic, and activity offerings. We will provide information regarding next steps with open enrollment and registration. Teachers and departments will be represented with displays and available to answer questions. Please be our guest, we look forward to seeing you at Silver Creek High School.

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st!  Please email your picture to Ms. Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

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. until Friday November 21st.

Athletics

Did you know that we have a new athletic program at Silver Creek? This year, we will be having a Girls Golf Team. Be part of the process with establishing a new team and tradition at Silver Creek. If interested in playing golf this Spring, please contact the athletic office.

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.

You can also shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

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!   ***

Drivers Education

Registration for Winter 2014-2015 Driver Education classes is in process.  Winter session classes begin next week  Nov. 17th-20th, 2014 and continue to the week of Feb.16th-19th, 2015.  Classes meet weekly at various schools and times, running for 10 weeks. Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960..

Counseling News

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

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.

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.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

College Representative Visits

Tuesday, November 18 @ 1:00, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Please sign up in the Counseling Office.

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 Department

Artpicture

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.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

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

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, rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.

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.

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 (rabcpresident@gmail.com 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!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.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 to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Madrigal December 5th at 6:30 p.m. and Dec 6th at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

December 10th Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m

December 11th Band Concert at 7:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. 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.

November Approved Flyers

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 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

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!

weekly blog for November 7th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 7th

Education Foundation

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.

                                                            chipotle

  •         Mardi Gras Celebration – Saturday, February 21

Live music, delicious food and fabulous auction items

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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.

  •         Please consider donating today. attached donation form.

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  schsedfoundation@gmail.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.

  •         Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:  Brick order form

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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 schsedfoundation@gmail.com.  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

Randy Ahlberg

Pat Carson, Secretary

Julie Forbes, Staff Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Natalie Hill, Treasurer

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Julie Nielson

Scott Neuhard

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.

RABC News

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, rabcconcessions@gmail.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 ( rabcpresident@gmail.com 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!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.com

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st!  Please email your picture to Ms. Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

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.

Athletics

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.

You can also shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

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!   ***

Counseling News

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.

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 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 Department

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.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

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.

SCOPA

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street. For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

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.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. 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.

Drivers Education

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.

November Approved Flyers

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 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

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!