weekly blog for December 19th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 19th

 

Winter Break

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

 

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing.  These scholarships are only available to St. Vrain Valley School District students, so we encourage you to apply!

The  package (which includes several individual scholarships) can be accessed through the following links:

Go to the SCHS website by clicking on the Counseling link and then the Scholarships link.

A printed copy is also available on the Counseling Department’s Scholarship board.

The package consists of two lists:

List I: These scholarships have ONE application, which works for all scholarships on List I. If you are applying for more than one scholarship from List I, you MUST submit an application for EACH scholarship for which you are applying.

List II:  Each Scholarship on List II has a separate application. Each Scholarship may have a  different deadline and specific instructions for submission.

It’s a student’s responsibility to be thorough, organized, and timely with their applications.  Good luck!

Link to Local Scholarships

 

                                             

Athletics

Are you a fan of the Denver Nuggets? How about the San Antonio Spurs? The Boys Basketball team is selling discounted tickets for the game between the Nuggets and Spurs on January 20th. Help support the boys in their efforts to play their games at the Pepsi Center prior to this game. See Mr Tonjes or find a boys basketball player for details.

Spring is right around the corner!!  All interested in participating in spring sports need to sign up online, turn in a valid sports physical form and get a clearance note from the athletic office BEFORE February 18.  See below for a listing of sports.

2014-15 Spring Sports Registration

Baseball – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: keith_barbara@svvsd.org

 

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 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 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!

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

ACT Prep class at Silver Creek. Starts Jan. 6. See Ms. Wood for more details or check the email that was sent to all Junior parents.

ACT Website www.actstudent.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.

 

Counseling News

No schedule changes will be granted after we begin 2nd semester on January 5th!

PSAT Score Reports are available in the Counseling Office. If your student took the PSAT in October, please have them pick up their scores from Ms. Chopp in the Counseling Office.

Looking for information on Financial Aid to pay for college? The District’s Financial Aid night is January 14th at Skyline High School from 6-7:30. Individual help with the financial aid application is also available on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at Front Range Community College. You do not have to be attending Front Range to get help filling out the application.

Registration for Spring Semester Ecredit Recovery starts Dec. 10. Spring Semester classes fill quickly. More information can be found at www.ecreditrecovery.com Please check with your Counselor to make sure you are signing up for the correct classes.

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.

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

 

Education Foundation

Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.

Missing:  Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols &Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton

Another $10,000 awarded!!

We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month.  Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  

  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)

  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.

None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends.   Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers.   To our volunteers – we could not do it without you.  Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!

If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

 

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

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.

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

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

RABC is excited about 2015.  We have so many opportunities for our Silver Creek families to jump into and get involved.  We want to thank the amazing parents that are always there ready to help and provide their ongoing support.  You are very much appreciated!

Events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

Winter Dance Jan. 31st – RABC & Student Senate are working together to put this event together to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  Details coming soon!

Enjoy Good Food While Doing Good Tuesday, Feb 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS & a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Dancing with the Silver Creek StarsPre-Event for students March 27th in the evening (time to TBT) in the Auditorium.  This Free event will give the students a chance to vote (with donations) for their favorite dance couple.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars Big Event, Adults Only March 28th 5:30-9:30 at Pacific Events Center 1330 Main Street, Longmont.  Ticket sales & details coming soon!  You will NOT want to miss this.

After Prom – May 2nd 11pm-2am at Silver Creek.  This is an event for our Junior & Senior students & their dates to keep them safe after Prom.  We are accepting donations of all sorts for this event.  See the attached letter for information on the idea of gifting students scholarships this year at After Prom.  Please share this letter with friends & businesses that you know.  We will also have other prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, and some larger prizes as well.  We really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make.  Please make any checks payable to RABC & put After Prom in the memo line.  We will be bringing more details as time gets closer.

And as always, we always have Bingo – you can either volunteer to work in several different positions or just come on Wednesday nights and play!  You may even win some cash!

Next RABC meeting is January 26th at 6:30pm in the SC Library – all are welcome!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

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!

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.

December 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 December 12th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 12th

 

2nd Semester Schedules

All students should review their schedule of classes for 2nd semester on Infinite Campus.  Any schedule change requests must be reviewed with a counselor prior to winter break.  Changes requested due to teacher preferences or lunch preferences will not be considered.  No schedule changes will be granted after we begin 2nd semester on January 5th!

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.   Lunch will be available for purchase all three days immediately following dismissal.

December 17th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 5, 6, 7.  School is let out at 12:01.

December 18th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 1, 2, 3.  School is let out at 12:01.

December 19th – 7:15 -10:23 –  Blocks 4 and 8.  School is let out at 10:23.

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

 

Marching Band and Parade of Lights

The marching band will be marching in the Longmont parade of lights together with Niwot high school.  The two bands will be donning their most creative ugly holiday sweaters, as always lit up with fun holiday lights and winter wear.  Parade of lights starts at 5:00 P.M., Saturday December 13th, downtown Longmont.

 

Canned Food Drive

Silver Creek Student Senate is currently collecting canned food donations.  Items can be dropped off with any of your students teachers or the Main Office until Wednesday December 17th.  For every five cans a student donates they will receive a raffle ticket to be eligible for prizes.  Our goal is to pack 10 boxes to benefit the Community Food Share.

 

                                             FREE HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING!!!

On Wednesday December 17th, from 5-7, a band of elves (National Honor Society students!) will be in the commons to wrap any and all of your gifts. Just drop them off with any boxes that you may have and the elves will take care of the rest while you run other errands or take in some other Silver Creek activities that evening.

If you felt so inclined, it would be greatly appreciated if you could make a donation to A Woman’s Work, a local non-profit that provides timely financial support to women (and their families) that live or work in the SVVSD attendance area. Please contact Michael Sardinia at sardinia_michael@svvsd.org with any questions you may have.

 

Athletics

Spring is right around the corner!!  All interested in participating in spring sports need to sign up online, turn in a valid sports physical form and get cleared by the athletic office BEFORE February 18.  See below for a listing of sports.

2014-15 Spring Sports Registration

Baseball – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: keith_barbara@svvsd.org

 

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 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 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!

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

ACT Website www.actstudent.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.

 

Counseling News

PSAT Score Reports are available in the Counseling Office. If your student took the PSAT in October, please have them pick up their scores from Ms. Chopp in the Counseling Office.

Looking for information on Financial Aid to pay for college? The District’s Financial Aid night is January 14th at Skyline High School from 6-7:30. Individual help with the financial aid application is also available on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at Front Range Community College. You do not have to be attending Front Range to get help filling out the application.

Registration for Spring Semester Ecredit Recovery starts Dec. 10. Spring Semester classes fill quickly. More information can be found at www.ecreditrecovery.com Please check with your Counselor to make sure you are signing up for the correct classes.

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

 

Education Foundation

Edfoundationgrants

Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.

Missing:  Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols &Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton

Another $10,000 awarded!!

We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month.  Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  

  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)

  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.

None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends.   Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers.   To our volunteers – we could not do it without you.  Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!

If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

 

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

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.

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

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

New Info-please read

RABC is excited about 2015.  We have so many opportunities for our Silver Creek families to jump into and get involved.  We want to thank the amazing parents that are always there ready to help and provide their ongoing support.  You are very much appreciated!

Events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

Winter Dance Jan. 31st – RABC & Student Senate are working together to put this event together to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  Details coming soon!

Enjoy Good Food While Doing Good Tuesday, Feb 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS & a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Dancing with the Silver Creek StarsPre-Event for students March 27th in the evening (time to TBT) in the Auditorium.  This Free event will give the students a chance to vote (with donations) for their favorite dance couple.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars Big Event, Adults Only March 28th 5:30-9:30 at Pacific Events Center 1330 Main Street, Longmont.  Ticket sales & details coming soon!  You will NOT want to miss this.

After Prom – May 2nd 11pm-2am at Silver Creek.  This is an event for our Junior & Senior students & their dates to keep them safe after Prom.  We are accepting donations of all sorts for this event.  See the attached letter for information on the idea of gifting students scholarships this year at After Prom.  Please share this letter with friends & businesses that you know.  We will also have other prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, and some larger prizes as well.  We really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make.  Please make any checks payable to RABC & put After Prom in the memo line.  We will be bringing more details as time gets closer.

And as always, we always have Bingo – you can either volunteer to work in several different positions or just come on Wednesday nights and play!  You may even win some cash!

Next RABC meeting is January 26th at 6:30pm in the SC Library – all are welcome!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

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!

 

 

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.

 

December 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 December 5th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 5th

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.

2nd Semester Schedules

All students should review their schedule of classes for 2nd semester on Infinite Campus.  Any schedule change requests must be reviewed with a counselor prior to winter break.  Changes requested due to teacher preferences or lunch preferences will not be considered.  No schedule changes will be granted after we begin 2nd semester on January 5th!

Band and Orchestra Concerts this week

Wednesday night Dec 10th at 7Pm is the orchestra pops concert featuring the fiddle group and pops concert.  Band concert is Thursday December 11th at 7:00 P.M..  The band concert will feature the percussion ensembles, jazz band, two chamber performances, and the concert band playing three exciting pieces to end the evening.  The concert should be under 90 minutes.

The marching band will also be marching in the Longmont parade of lights together with Niwot high school.  The two bands will be donning their most creative ugly holiday sweaters, as always lit up with fun holiday lights and winter wear.  Parade of lights starts at 5:00 P.M.

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.  School is let out at 12:01.

December 18th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 1, 2, 3.  School is let out at 12:01.

December 19th – 7:15 -10:23 –  Blocks 4 and 8.  School is let out at 10:23.

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

Athletics

Girls Golf informational meeting!  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. Coach Nelson will hold an informational meeting on Monday, December 8 at 7 pm in the SCHS Commons.

If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Nelson at: mkbender80@gmail.com.

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 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 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!

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

ACT Website www.actstudent.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

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.

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.  Coffee will be served in the new College and Career Center.   All interested parents, students and staff are welcome to stop in any time.

Mardi Gras Celebration – Saturday, February 21

mardigras

  • Live music, delicious food and fabulous auction items

If you or your business would like to make a donation or serve as a sponsor, please see click (sponsorship form) here (donation form).

                                  

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

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

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.

 

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

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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!

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!

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.

December 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!