weekly blog for January 30th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 30th

 

REGISTRATION for 2015-2016….yes, it’s registration time!

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Core teachers are conferencing with students and recommending their core classes for next year,  so be sure to read the registration information so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Students will choose elective classes through Infinite Campus, February 23-March 5, 2015.

  • Registration for AP, Audition and Special Programs closed January 28.

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Your teachers are recommending your core classes, so be sure to speak with them.

  • Open-enrollment acceptance letter have been sent. Please notify the school as soon as possible that you plan to attend.

  • IMPORTANT DATE: February 4 – Registration Night at 6:00 pm in the main gym for incoming ninth graders. Come and learn the details of the registration process and fill out required registration paperwork.

  • Students will choose elective classes through Infinite Campus, February 23 – March 5, 2015.

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

Tickets available now

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The Silver Creek Education Foundation is hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras Event on Saturday, February 21.  This will include a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items.  Tickets are now available here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/

Leading up to the event, we will have an online auction that starts February 7.  New items are added everyday. Here is the auction link to preview items:  www.32auctions.com/SCEF2015

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center.

 

SCEF, RABC and SCOPA are hosting a meeting with Grassroots St. Vrain  (http://grassrootsstvrain.org/).

Parents are encouraged to attend The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 11 at 7 am.  Look for more details in future blogs.

 

SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This spring, the Shelter Insurance® Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a graduate of Silver Creek High School. Shelter Agent Laurie Gomez sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants. The name of the recipient will be announced at the close of the school year.

The student may apply the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university. The Foundation makes payment directly to the school the recipient selects.

To apply students should thoroughly complete the attached application and submit it to Mr. Yeomans in the Counseling Office.  The application deadline is March 20th, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered!

 

Student Safety

Student safety is a priority during the day.  We are asking parents and students to help us maintain campus security and do not open A-wing or F-wing doors- EVEN TO OTHER STUDENTS.  To comply with district safety policies, all students need to enter through the main doors at the beginning of the day and at both lunches.  Throughout the rest of the day students and parents need to enter the the Main Office door.  Please don’t plan to enter through  locked doors.

 

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!

SCOPA Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room.

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April 14

May 12

Winter Dance Jan. 31st

RABC & Student Senate are working together to put this event together as a fundraiser for After Prom and to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  We have an amazing DJ lined up & Tickets will be on sale at the door.  Students must have an Silver Creek ID.  This is for SC students only.  The dance will be from 8-11 p.m.

 

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

  

Message from Weld County Department of Health

Influenza and norovirus letter

        

Talon Tribune

The January edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com.  Read about the Boys Basketball team’s incredible start to the season.  Check out Angela Walter’s capstone project, POP!  Reminisce about the 5 best movies that came out in 2014.  You can also follow us on Instagram @talontribune or like us on Facebook.

 

 

Happy New Year from  RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club)!!

Let’s make 2015 the year to jump in and have some fun in the Silver Creek community.  There are so many opportunities to get involved, and it is a fact that the more you give the more you will receive (I am not just talking about money either).

Here are some of the events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

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 TBD) 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 will start at the RABC meeting on Jan. 26th, come & find out who the awesome SC dancers will be!  You will NOT want to miss this this event.  Tickets are $35 each & include appetizers, silent auction, full dinner, dancing entertainment, dessert, & a cash bar. Babysitting will be available at Silver Creek by our awesome SCLA students!

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 the attached 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 & a volunteer signup sheet as time gets closer.

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

                                

Athletics

 

SIGN UP FOR SPRING SPORTS TODAY!

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 closes February 18, 2015.  Tryouts will be held February 23 – 27 from 2:45 – 5:15 pm and Saturday the 28th from 12-4pm.

Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Practice will be held on Monday/Wednesday from 2:45-4:45 at Twin Peaks Golf Course and Tuesday/Thursday 2:45-4:45 at Fox Hill Golf Course.

Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Tryouts will be held February 23 – 27 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm out on the soccer fields.

Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23, 2015. Details coming soon.

Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23 after school out on the tennis courts.

Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23 after school out at the track.

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 on the February 4th late start. On the March 4th late start students will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour long strategy session from Brad Wolfenden from Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get 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

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

Individual help with the financial aid application is 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.

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.

 

Education Foundation

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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

 

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 or on campus.  The school store is open every Thursday from 10:30-12:30 p.m.

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

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

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

 

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.

 

Approved February Flyers

 

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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 January 23rd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 23rd

REGISTRATION for 2015-2016….yes, it’s registration time!

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Core teachers will begin talking with student regarding their options for next year, so read the registration information so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • NOW – 3 SCHOOL DAYS LEFT!  AP and CDC application window is January 12 – 28: All applications can be found on the Silver Creek website – go to the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link to fill out applications – application links go live January 12.

  • Performing Arts audition information is also available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Your teachers will be recommending your core classes – talk to them.

  • Creek Week Information – see your middle school for the calendar of events.

  • Performing Arts audition information for choir, band and orchestra is available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

  • Silver Creek Leadership Academy – application due on or before January 28 – see the  ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link

  • Open-enrollment acceptance letter have been sent. Please notify the school as soon as possible that you plan to attend.

  • February 4 – Registration Night at 6:00 pm in the main gym. Come and learn the details of the registration process and fill out required registration paperwork.

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

Tickets available now

The Silver Creek Education Foundation is hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras Event on Saturday, February 21.  This will include a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items.  Tickets are now available here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/

Leading up to the event, we will have an online auction that starts February 7.  New items are added everyday. Here is the auction link to preview items:  www.32auctions.com/SCEF2015

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center.

mardigrasposter

 

SCEF, RABC and SCOPA are hosting a meeting with Grassroots St. Vrain  (http://grassrootsstvrain.org/).

Parents are encouraged to attend The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 11 at 7 am.  Look for more details in future blogs.

 

Winter Dance Jan. 31st

RABC & Student Senate are working together to put this event together as a fundraiser for After Prom and to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  We have an amazing DJ lined up & Tickets are on sale during lunch, they are $10, all grades are welcome.  Look for posters advertising this event & get your tickets early – limited number are available.  This is for SC students only.  The dance will be from 8-11 p.m.

 

RABC meeting Monday

All are welcome to come to our meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Library.

Next Meeting is January 26, 2015 and our guest speaker will be Kaari von Bernuth sharing about her Capstone Project: Breaking The Wall

 

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

  

Message from Weld County Department of Health

Influenza and norovirus letter

        

Talon Tribune

The January edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com.  Read about the Boys Basketball team’s incredible start to the season.  Check out Angela Walter’s capstone project, POP!  Reminisce about the 5 best movies that came out in 2014.  You can also follow us on Instagram @talontribune or like us on Facebook.

 

Happy New Year from  RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club)!!

Let’s make 2015 the year to jump in and have some fun in the Silver Creek community.  There are so many opportunities to get involved, and it is a fact that the more you give the more you will receive (I am not just talking about money either).

Here are some of the events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

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 TBD) 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 will start at the RABC meeting on Jan. 26th, come & find out who the awesome SC dancers will be!  You will NOT want to miss this this event.  Tickets are $30 each & include appetizers, silent auction, full dinner, dancing entertainment, dessert, & a cash bar. Babysitting will be available at Silver Creek by our awesome SCLA students!

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 the attached 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 & a volunteer signup sheet as time gets closer.

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

                                

Athletics

 

SIGN UP FOR SPRING SPORTS TODAY!

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 closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

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

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

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

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

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration 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 on the February 4th late start. On the March 4th late start students will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour long strategy session from Brad Wolfenden from Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get 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

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

Individual help with the financial aid application is 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.

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!

College Visit – Thursday, January 29 @ 1:30 – University of Wyoming

Please sign up in the counseling office.

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.

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

 

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

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

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

 

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.

 

Approved January 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 January 16th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 16th

 

Join us for the Longmont Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Monday January 19, 2015 2:00 PM

Silver Creek High School

The Program will contain:

Dances

Videos

Speeches

Choirs

and more

Please be our guest to this free event brought to you by the City of Longmont and the Silver Creek Leadership Academy.

 

REGISTRATION for 2015-2016….yes, it’s registration time!

 

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

 

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Core teachers will begin talking with student regarding their options for next year, so read the registration information so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • NOW! AP and CDC application window is January 12 – 28: All applications can be found on the Silver Creek website – go to the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link to fill out applications – application links go live January 12.

  • Performing Arts audition information is also available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Creek Week Information – see your middle school for the calendar of events.

  • Performing Arts audition information for choir, band and orchestra is available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

  • Silver Creek Leadership Academy – application due on or before January 28 – see the  ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link

  • Open-enrollment acceptance letter have been sent. Please notify the school as soon as possible that you plan to attend.

  • February 4 – Registration Night at 6:00 pm in the main gym. Come and learn the details of the registration process and fill out required registration paperwork.

 

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

 

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

Tickets go on sale January 23

mardigras

The Silver Creek Education Foundation is hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras Event on Saturday, February 21.  This will include a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items.  Tickets go on sale January 23.  Leading up to the event, we will have an online auction that starts February 7.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center. Please mark you calendars and then look for more information in next week’s blog.

  

Message from Weld County Department of Health

Influenza and norovirus letter

        

Track Parents and Athletes

The track spirit pack web site,  www.SAITEAMSPORTS.COM has been fixed and athletes can continue ordering their track spirit gear.  The web site will be open throughout the weekend.  If your son or daughter plans on running track, please check out the web site.

Track parents, we need volunteer parents to head up the Track Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction.  Please contact Coach Keith if you are willing to help us with this fundraiser.  We also need parent workers for basketball concession stand help.

 

Talon Tribune

The January edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com.  Read about the Boys Basketball team’s incredible start to the season.  Check out Angela Walter’s capstone project, POP!  Reminisce about the 5 best movies that came out in 2014.  You can also follow us on Instagram @talontribune or like us on Facebook.

 

Happy New Year from  RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club)!!

Let’s make 2015 the year to jump in and have some fun in the Silver Creek community.  There are so many opportunities to get involved, and it is a fact that the more you give the more you will receive (I am not just talking about money either).

Here are some of the 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 as a fundraiser for After Prom and to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  We have an amazing DJ lined up & Tickets go on sale next week, they are $10, all grades are welcome.  Look for posters advertising this event & get your tickets early – limited number are available.  This is for SC students only.

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 TBD) 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 will start at the RABC meeting on Jan. 26th, come & find out who the awesome SC dancers will be!  You will NOT want to miss this this event.  Tickets are $30 each & include appetizers, silent auction, full dinner, dancing entertainment, dessert, & a cash bar. Babysitting will be available at Silver Creek by our awesome SCLA students!

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 the attached 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 & a volunteer signup sheet as time gets closer.

 

All are welcome to come to our meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Library.

Next Meeting is January 26, 2015 and our guest speaker will be Kaari von Bernuth sharing about her Capstone Project: Breaking The Wall

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

                                

Athletics

 

SIGN UP FOR SPRING SPORTS TODAY!

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 closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

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

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

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

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

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration 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 on the February 4th late start. On the March 4th late start students will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour long strategy session from Brad Wolfenden from Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get 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

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

Individual help with the financial aid application is 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.

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!

College Visit – Thursday, January 22 @ 10:00 – Northwest Tech from Goodland, KS.

Please sign up in the counseling office.

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.

 

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

 

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

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

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.

 

Approved January 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 January 9th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 9th

 

REGISTRATION for 2015-2106….yes, it’s registration time!

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • AP and CDC application window is January 12 – 28: All applications can be found on the Silver Creek website – go to the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link to fill out applications – application links go live January 12.

  • Performing Arts audition information is also available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Performing Arts audition information for choir, band and orchestra is available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

  • Silver Creek Leadership Academy – application due on or before January 28 – see the  ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link

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

   

Message from Weld County Department of Health

Influenza and norovirus letter

        

Happy New Year from  RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club)!!

Let’s make 2015 the year to jump in and have some fun in the Silver Creek community.  There are so many opportunities to get involved, and it is a fact that the more you give the more you will receive (I am not just talking about money either).

Here are some of the 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 as a fundraiser for After Prom and to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  We have an amazing DJ lined up & Tickets go on sale next week, they are $10, all grades are welcome.  Look for posters advertising this event & get your tickets early – limited number are available.  This is for SC students only.

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 TBD) 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 will start at the RABC meeting on Jan. 26th, come & find out who the awesome SC dancers will be!  You will NOT want to miss this this event.  Tickets are $30 each & include appetizers, silent auction, full dinner, dancing entertainment, dessert, & a cash bar. Babysitting will be available at Silver Creek by our awesome SCLA students!

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 the attached 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 & a volunteer signup sheet as time gets closer.

All are welcome to come to our meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Library.

Next Meeting is January 26, 2015 and our guest speaker will be Kaari von Bernuth sharing about her Capstone Project: Breaking The Wall

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

                                

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

Track Parents and Athletes:

    Track is right around the corner. Athletes need to register on the Silver Creek athletic online site as soon as possible.  Athletes must have a current physical, parent permissions forms and fees in by the beginning of the season, February 23rd.  Any athlete who has not met with Coach Keith concerning spirit pack order forms must see her by January 14th.

    Track parents, we need volunteer parents to head up the Track Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction.  Please contact Coach Keith if you are willing to help us with this fundraiser.  We also need parent workers for basketball concession stand help.

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 February 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

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 ends Jan. 16th. 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.

College Visits – Thursday, January 15:

9:30 – The Art Institute

11:15 – University of Northern Colorado

Please sign up in the counseling office.

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 January edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com

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

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

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

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.

Approved January 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!