Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, January 30th
REGISTRATION for 2015-2016….yes, it’s registration time!
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
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 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 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.
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
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!
Message from Weld County Department of Health
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 Stars – Pre-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.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Boys Swimming – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23, 2015. Details coming soon.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Tennis – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23 after school out on the tennis courts.
Questions? Email: email@example.com
Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23 after school out at the track.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.
The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.
If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.
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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.
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
Erik Finnestead, Principal
Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative
Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative
Tyler Lis, Student Representative
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! ***
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 Club/National Art Honor Society
Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community? Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.
We want you as an RABC member! Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools. Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.
The 2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Belinda Davison- email@example.com
Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Joan Foster – email@example.com
TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662 or email firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com or calling 303-702-7540. The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.
Director of Transportation
Low Cost Health Insurance
Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District. Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility! Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!
Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años! Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+. Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!