weekly blog for February 27th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 26th

Chinese New Year

Join us as we welcome in the Chinese New Year on February 28 at Silver Creek High School.  You’ll be met with fantastic performances including the Lion Dance, Taiko Drummers, Kung Fu demonstrations, activity booths and authentic foods.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please visit http://cny.stvrain.k12.co.us for further information.

Notice to Parents:Public Health Announcement

Attached is an important public health notice that our local public health departments have requested we share with you about the increasing number of measles cases in the U.S.

We encourage you to read the notice and direct any questions about the prevention of measles to the Boulder County Public Health at 303-413-7500 or the Weld County Public Health at 970-304-6420.

Thank you.

Department of Communications

303-682-7404

Parent Letter – Spanish       Parent Letter – English     Symptoms

RABC News:

Coming up on March 28th is our 1st Annual “Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars”.  Tickets are on sale now through the school store website, in the front office, or by contacting Kaydene Hubert.  The tickets are $35 and include the Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing, & Dessert.  Donations for your favorite dancing couple can be made through the school store website as well as on the night of the event.  All checks can be made out to RABC.  (Business donation Letter).  Here are the list of our awesome dancers:

AD/AP Marty Tonjes & Mimi Ferrie

Principal Erick Finnestead & Meg Matthews

Teacher/Coach Vincent Redding & Brittney Kirkpatrick

Coach Keven Hilliard & Katie Taylor

AD Secretary Melissa Lehman & Ernie Lee

Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey & Kathe Caranade

Spread the word of this great event & fundraiser.  RABC is a parent organization at Silver Creek High School that works alongside coaches, activity leaders, & administration to support students within Silver Creek. They do this by holding events such as the Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Tailgate, & After Prom. They also serve dinner to the SC staff during conference time & provide financial assistance for our programs equipment & miscellaneous needs. In order to do all these things, they raise funds throughout the year by events like “Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars”, concessions, Bingo, general donations & membership.  Sign up here to help.

After Prom is coming up soon, please consider helping with this wonderful & safe event.  Sign ups for volunteers will be out soon or you can contact any of the Board Members if you want to help.  We are also seeking monetary donations to help with this event for our students.  (Donation Flyer)  We have set up scholarship funds this year to be given away to a few lucky Junior & Senior students that attend.  All donations are tax deductible, please contact Kelly Dykema at rabctreasurer@gmail.com for a tax receipt.

After Prom is also in need of Food and Beverage Donations.  Attached is a google signup- Write your name next to the item you can bring.  Remember that in previous years most food was donated so feel free to approach a business to donate these items or you can bring them yourselves.  Any questions please contact schsafterprom@gmail.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlBM3Mygm6zadHVoYzJicGpWU0V2NDB5T0VJNHBBS3c&usp=sharing#gid=0

Education Foundation (Silent Auction)

The final day for the on-line auction is Saturday, February 28.  Bidding ends at 5 pm.  We still have several awesome items with no bids in our “Featured Items” including a tutoring package, a Nascar hood replica, auto care packages, gift baskets and more.   Items you win can be picked up on Wednesday, March 4, at the Silver Creek Commons from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 pm. To access the Commons, go through the main doors by the flagpole.  http://www.32auctions.com/SCEF2015

The Silver Creek Education Foundation would like to thank all the attendees who braved the snowy roads to attend our 2nd annual Mardi Gras last Saturday.  Everyone enjoyed the jazz bands, Cajun buffet, live auction with OJ Pratt and silent auction. Attached below are some pictures of the event.

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We’ll have final totals for the donations in a future blog, but we will achieve our $10,000 goal!  Thank you all for your support of our Silver Creek kids and classrooms!

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Silver Creek Football–Baseball

3rd Annual Spring Lawn Aerating Fundraiser

March 21-22nd

March 28-29th

April 11-12 Rain/Snow Dates if needed

$40 – $80 depending on yard size

For the past two years members of the Silver Creek Football Team have aerated well over 200 lawns in the Longmont area. Due to the great response from the community, we have decided to offer lawn aerating again this year! Players will use the funds raised to attend summer football and baseball camps. To schedule a time to have your lawn aerated on the above dates, please contact Jenn Ordway or Freda Bishop at – footballparentreps@gmail.com

Athletics

The Spring Sport Parent/Player/Coach meeting has been cancelled for tonight, February 26th and will be rescheduled for a later time.  

REGISTRATION for 2015-2016….Registration Window is open!

February 23 – March 5

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

    • MONDAY – February 23 – March 5: registration for elective classes opens. Monday – Log onto IC, you will find a link to registration to input your elective choices – remember to choose alternate classes. Toward the top, there is a bar across the IC page with tabs. Click on the “Course Selection” tab. This tab will open a box where course numbers can be input.

  • Reminder, required courses are the recommended core, special programs or audition classes. Courses requested are elective classes that you would like. For freshman and sophomores, the required + requested courses = 16/16 (found at the top of the course box). For juniors and seniors, the required + request = 12/16

    • Core classes, audition, AP, and Special Programs will appear as pre-populated selections. Be sure to review the recommended classes.

  • Reminder – if you chose a class with an ‘A’, be SURE to choose the ‘B’ portion as well.

  • If there is an error – missing a class, etc –  you will find a Course Request Correction Form on the school’s registration website.

  • If you disagree with a recommendation, you may appeal by submitting the Course Recommendation Appeal Form also found on the school’s website.

  • What appears as pre-populated selections are classes that you will be slated to take. If there is a problem, you will be contacted. This means if AP or Honor classes appear, you will need to verify any summer homework in May.

  • Open Lab for registration assistance is Feb 25 4:00 – 5:30 pm and Feb 26 5:00-6:30 pm.

  • Be sure to read the registration information – lots to know. The registration information can be found under the Academic category.

  • Be sure to select carefully as schedule changes are not guaranteed

  • After March 5, if you have not chosen your electives, classes will be chosen for you. Be sure to include 6-8 elective classes…if you do not include alternatives, we will choose for you.

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • SEE the information above as well as below.

  • Open-enrollment acceptance letter have been sent. Please notify the school as soon as possible that you plan to attend. If you do not notify us that you are coming, we cannot ensure that you are registered for classes – very important.

  • If we do not have your core classes preloaded, that means we do not have your teacher’s core recommendations. If you are not currently attending Altona, Flagstaff or Westview, you need to submit the teacher recommendation form. If you have any questions regarding missing recommendations, please call the Silver Creek Counseling Department.

Nominate An Outstanding Teacher

Applications for the Encore Award can be found at www.efsvv.org.  If there is a favorite teacher you want to nominate the deadline for submissions is March 15th.

SENIOR POSTERS

Attention ALL Senior Parents:  the Boys/Girls tennis team is going to create a poster for every senior at SCHS (not just tennis seniors) which will be posted in the hallways of the school prior to the After Prom celebration party and will remain up through Graduation as a souvenir for you to take home!

Each poster will have a spot available for personal messages from parents, if you would like a message put on your student’s poster:  This is for ALL SCHS seniors, not just tennis seniors.

Email Lori at  sanmiguel_lori@svvsd.org.  Please keep messages to 50 words or less.

Additionally, if you would like to donate $1-2 to help offset the costs of this project contact the tennis booster reps at the email above.  The deadline for submissions is February 28th.

Thank you for your participation!

Lori San Miguel (Girls Tennis Rep)

Laurie Laxton (Boys Tennis Rep)

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.

SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Shelter Insurance® Foundation is awarding a $2000 scholarship to a graduating SCHS Student. Shelter Agent Laurie Gomez sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

A committee of high school officials and community leaders will select the recipient. The committee will consider applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, character and leadership the school and community. The scholarship is awarded without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender.

The recipient may apply the scholarship toward tuition, fees or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after his or her high school graduation.

Applicants need to  complete the attached application and submit it to Mr. Yeomans in the Counseling Office by  March 20th, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered! The winner will be announced at the end of the school year.

February Lunch Menu

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.

March 10

April 14

May 12

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package deadline is Feb. 26th!  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. Click 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 applications.

Link to Local Scholarships

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.

 

 

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory 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.

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.  Almost all four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores.

On the March 4th late start, any students who took the February 4th practice test will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour-long strategy session from the Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get specific content area test preparation and support.

Many students inquire about additional resources that might help them  maximize their performance on the exam. Resources for ACT test-prep can be found on the links below.  Resources include free online test strategies,and sample questions as well as,  intensive, fee-based classes.  Please take time to review these resources with your Juniors and encourage them to be proactive in preparation for this important part of the College admissions process.

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

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

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

Counseling News

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

Registration for Advanced Placement Tests starts Feb. 20, 2015. Students need to Register on-line at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953 Registration must be completed by March 19, 2015 for exams in May.

Each exam costs $91 or $15 for students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Please contact Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office if you have questions.

https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953

Junior Girls: Applications for the Girls State Leadership program are available in the Counseling Office. Girls state is June 7-12 at UNC in Greeley. Applications are due by April 8.  See Ms. Thomas for more information and an application.

Seniors planning on attending Front Range Community College: The application for various Front Range Scholarships is March 1. Applications are available on the Scholarship board in the Counseling Office.

A College Representative will be here from the University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs on Tuesday, March 3 @ 10:30.  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 a student is using a Common Application, he or she only needs 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.

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

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Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

RABC

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

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

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 February 20th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 20th

Message from Erick Finnestead

Silver Creek Community Members,

As an update to a previous communication on school start times, I would like to inform you that we are still investigating  later start times for Silver Creek in 2015-2016.   There are multiple factors impacting this change as ongoing discussion and collaboration with several groups are underway.  I will continue to communicate directly to you regarding any changes that may occur.  Thank you for your thoughtful conversation and input regarding this concept.

Congratulations to Kaari Von Bernuth as she has been selected as a Boettcher Scholarship Finalist.  Congratulations to 2014 graduate Katherine Padrnos for her recognition as a National Merit Finalist.  Fittingly Katherine earned the requisite credits to graduate a year early.  Hats off to our All-Musicians as they are representing Silver Creek at the annual State Music Festivals.

I would like to personally invite you to two upcoming marquee events.  Please be our guest on February 21 at the second annual Mardi Gras fundraiser hosted by the Silver Creek Education Foundation.  This event is sure to impress with talent, tastings and a terrific auction.  For more information, tickets and online auction please visit http://schsedfoundation.org

The teacher IPAD rollout occurred this past week. We are busy preparing for the upcoming school year and the distribution of IPADs to all students.  Our teachers are engaging in professional development related to instructional technologies.  At all of our professional learning opportunities, new technologies are demonstrated for teacher and classroom use.  Some examples of these include Google Classroom, Padlet, Notability, Cel.ly, Socrative, Plickers and many more.  We look forward to additional staff trainings at upcoming conferences and employing these efforts next year to insure a successful IPAD rollout.  Many thanks to Altona staff as they joined us last week for a debrief on topics including IPAD management, Instructional Apps, Teacher Learning Communities and the distribution process.

Silver Creek has many other exciting things occurring including our Unified Sports Team, who recently packed the gym in their basketball game against Brighton.  Come on out and join us for the spring performing arts concert series. Help us make a splash at state and support our Conference Champion Girls’ Swim Team!  Help us pack the gym as we take on Longmont in a Girls/Boys doubleheader on 2/19.  Save the date on May 11 for our annual evening of excellence as our students present their Senior Capstone Projects as part of SCLA.

Thank you to all for continuing to make Silver Creek a wonderful place to learn and to lead.

Parent Invitation Letter From Silver Creek Education Foundation

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4y8qInVbva9TnZYdnNKTW82NTQ/view?usp=sharing

Erick Finnestead

Principal, Silver Creek High School

 

Chinese New Year

Join us as we welcome in the Chinese New Year on February 28 at Silver Creek High School.  You’ll be met with fantastic performances including the Lion Dance, Taiko Drummers, Kung Fu demonstrations, activity booths and authentic foods.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please visit http://cny.stvrain.k12.co.us for further information.

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 and a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

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

  • MONDAY – February 23 – March 5: registration for elective classes opens. Monday – Log onto IC, you will find a link to registration to input your elective choices – remember to choose alternate classes.
  • Core classes, audition, AP, and Special Programs will appear as pre-populated selections. Be sure to review the recommended classes.
  • If there is an error – missing a class, etc –  you will find a Course Request Correction Form.
  • If you disagree with a recommendation, you may appeal by submitting the Course Recommendation Appeal Form.
  • What appears as pre-populated selections are classes that you will be slated to take. If there is a problem, you will be contacted. This means if AP or Honors appear, you will need to verify any summer homework in May.
  • Open Lab for registration assistance is Feb 25 4:00 – 5:30 pm and Feb 26 5:00-6:30 pm.
  • Be sure to read the registration information – lots to know. The registration information can be found under the Academic category.
  • Be sure to select carefully as schedule changes are not guaranteed

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • SEE the information above. Important – be sure to register for your elective classes.
  • Open-enrollment acceptance letter have been sent. Please notify the school as soon as possible that you plan to attend. If you do not notify us that you are coming, we cannot ensure that you are registered for classes – very important.
  • Students will choose elective classes through Infinite Campus, February 23 – March 5, 2015.

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

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Tickets available now

The Silver Creek Education Foundation promotes excellence in academics and leadership and will be hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras even on Saturday, February 21.  This includes a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items.  Tickets are available here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=571 or you can email SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com

Leading up to the event, we have our online auction.  Here is the link: www.32auctions.com/SCEF2015

We have almost 200 items including: Josten’s Cap and Gown, The Bridal Connection — Tuxedo for Prom, Tutor Doctor Study Skills Basket and over 90 food and dining items!

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center and Grants for the Classrooms!  Thank you for supporting SCHS education!

Nominate An Outstanding Teacher

Applications for the Encore Award can be found at www.efsvv.org.  If there is a favorite teacher you want to nominate the deadline for submissions is March 15th.

RABC News:

Please plan to attend the Booster Club Meeting this coming Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30 in the library.  Special guest speakers include: Alexa Jayne from SCLA, Sarah Elahi from Grassroots, & John Creighton – SVVSD Board President.  Along with the guest speakers there will be lots of information on the upcoming events and the future of Bingo.  Everyone is invited to attend – Parent Reps are required to attend and Coaches are encourage to be there.

Coming up on March 28th is our 1st Annual “Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars”.  Tickets are on sale now through the school store website, in the front office, or by contacting Kaydene Hubert.  The tickets are $35 and include the Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing, & Dessert.  Donations for your favorite dancing couple can be made through the school store website as well as on the night of the event.  All checks can be made out to RABC.  Here are the list of our awesome dancers:

AD/AP Marty Tonjes & Mimi Ferrie

Principal Erick Finnestead & Meg Matthews

Teacher/Coach Vincent Redding & Brittney Kirkpatrick

Coach Keven Hilliard & Katie Taylor

AD Secretary Melissa Lehman & Ernie Lee

Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey & Kathe Caranade

Spread the word of this great event & fundraiser.  RABC is a parent organization at Silver Creek High School that works alongside coaches, activity leaders, & administration to support students within Silver Creek. They do this by holding events such as the Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Tailgate, & After Prom. They also serve dinner to the SC staff during conference time & provide financial assistance for our programs equipment & miscellaneous needs. In order to do all these things, they raise funds throughout the year by events like “Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars”, concessions, Bingo, general donations & membership.  Sign up here to help.

After Prom is coming up soon, please consider helping with this wonderful & safe event.  Sign ups for volunteers will be out soon or you can contact any of the Board Members if you want to help.  We are also seeking monetary donations to help with this event for our students.  We have set up scholarship funds this year to be given away to a few lucky Junior & Senior students that attend.  All donations are tax deductible, please contact Kelly Dykema at rabctreasurer@gmail.com for a tax receipt.

After Prom is also in need of Food and Beverage Donations.  Attached is a google sign up-please write your name next to the item you can bring.  Please remember that in previous years most food was donated so feel free to approach a business to donate these items or you can bring them yourselves.  Any questions please contact schsafterprom@gmail.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlBM3Mygm6zadHVoYzJicGpWU0V2NDB5T0VJNHBBS3c&usp=sharing#gid=0

Vision and Hearing Screening Volunteers Needed

SC Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey needs six volunteers to work this year’s screening from 7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 24th.  Please contact Lindsey_cindi@svvsd.org or call 720.494.3728 if you are able to help.

SENIOR POSTERS

Attention ALL Senior Parents:  the Boys/Girls tennis team is going to create a poster for every senior at SCHS (not just tennis seniors) which will be posted in the hallways of the school prior to the After Prom celebration party and will remain up through Graduation as a souvenir for you to take home!

Each poster will have a spot available for personal messages from parents, if you would like a message put on your student’s poster:  This is for ALL SCHS seniors, not just tennis seniors.

Email Lori at  sanmiguel_lori@svvsd.org.  Please keep messages to 50 words or less.

Additionally, if you would like to donate $1-2 to help offset the costs of this project contact the tennis booster reps at the email above.  The deadline for submissions is February 28th.

Thank you for your participation!

Lori San Miguel (Girls Tennis Rep)

Laurie Laxton (Boys Tennis Rep)

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.

SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Shelter Insurance® Foundation is awarding a $2000 scholarship to a graduating SCHS Student. Shelter Agent Laurie Gomez sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

A committee of high school officials and community leaders will select the recipient. The committee will consider applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, character and leadership the school and community. The scholarship is awarded without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender.

The recipient may apply the scholarship toward tuition, fees or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after his or her high school graduation.

Applicants need to  complete the attached application and submit it to Mr. Yeomans in the Counseling Office by  March 20th, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered! The winner will be announced at the end of the school year.

February Lunch Menu

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.

March 10

April 14

May 12

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package deadline is Feb. 26th!  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. Click 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 applications.

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.

 

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 END OF DAY 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. Practice will be held the week of February 23 at Centennial Pool from 3:15 – 5:00 pm.

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

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory 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.

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.  Almost all four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores.

On the March 4th late start, any students who took the February 4th practice test will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour-long strategy session from the Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get specific content area test preparation and support.

Many students inquire about additional resources that might help them  maximize their performance on the exam. Resources for ACT test-prep can be found on the links below.  Resources include free online test strategies,and sample questions as well as,  intensive, fee-based classes.  Please take time to review these resources with your Juniors and encourage them to be proactive in preparation for this important part of the College admissions process.

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

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

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

Counseling News

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

Registration for Advanced Placement Tests starts Feb. 20, 2015. Students need to Register on-line at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953 Registration must be completed by March 19, 2015 for exams in May.

Each exam costs $91 or $15 for students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Please contact Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office if you have questions.

https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953

Junior Girls: Applications for the Girls State Leadership program are available in the Counseling Office. Girls state is June 7-12 at UNC in Greeley. Applications are due by April 8.  See Ms. Thomas for more information and an application.

Seniors planning on attending Front Range Community College: The application for various Front Range Scholarships is March 1. Applications are available on the Scholarship board 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 a student is using a Common Application, he or she only needs 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.

Education Foundation

Edfoundationgrants

Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

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

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

Another $10,000 awarded!!

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

 

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  
  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

 

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

 

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)
  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

 

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

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

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

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

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

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

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 February 13th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 13th

Message from Erick Finnestead

Silver Creek Community Members,

As an update to a previous communication on school start times, I would like to inform you that we are still investigating  later start times for Silver Creek in 2015-2016.   There are multiple factors impacting this change as ongoing discussion and collaboration with several groups are underway.  I will continue to communicate directly to you regarding any changes that may occur.  Thank you for your thoughtful conversation and input regarding this concept.

Congratulations to Kaari Von Bernuth as she has been selected as a Boettcher Scholarship Finalist.  Congratulations to 2014 graduate Katherine Padrnos for her recognition as a National Merit Finalist.  Fittingly Katherine earned the requisite credits to graduate a year early.  Hats off to our All-Musicians as they are representing Silver Creek at the annual State Music Festivals.

I would like to personally invite you to two upcoming marquee events.  Please be our guest on February 21 at the second annual Mardi Gras fundraiser hosted by the Silver Creek Education Foundation.  This event is sure to impress with talent, tastings and a terrific auction.  For more information, tickets and online auction please visit http://schsedfoundation.org

Please also join us as we welcome in the Chinese New Year on February 28 at Silver Creek High School.  You’ll be met with fantastic performances including the Lion Dance, Taiko Drummers, Kung Fu demonstrations, activity booths and authentic foods.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please visit http://cny.stvrain.k12.co.us for further information.

The teacher IPAD rollout occurred this past week. We are busy preparing for the upcoming school year and the distribution of IPADs to all students.  Our teachers are engaging in professional development related to instructional technologies.  At all of our professional learning opportunities, new technologies are demonstrated for teacher and classroom use.  Some examples of these include Google Classroom, Padlet, Notability, Cel.ly, Socrative, Plickers and many more.  We look forward to additional staff trainings at upcoming conferences and employing these efforts next year to insure a successful IPAD rollout.  Many thanks to Altona staff as they joined us last week for a debrief on topics including IPAD management, Instructional Apps, Teacher Learning Communities and the distribution process.

Silver Creek has many other exciting things occurring including our Unified Sports Team, who recently packed the gym in their basketball game against Brighton.  Come on out and join us for the spring performing arts concert series. Help us make a splash at state and support our Conference Champion Girls’ Swim Team!  Help us pack the gym as we take on Longmont in a Girls/Boys doubleheader on 2/19.  Save the date on May 11 for our annual evening of excellence as our students present their Senior Capstone Projects as part of SCLA.

Thank you to all for continuing to make Silver Creek a wonderful place to learn and to lead.

Parent Invitation Letter From Silver Creek Education Foundation

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4y8qInVbva9TnZYdnNKTW82NTQ/view?usp=sharing

Erick Finnestead

Principal, Silver Creek High School

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.
  • If you missed the AP, Audition and Special Programs deadline of January 28, contact the teacher directly! Do not use the application site as the teachers may never find it because the names are pulled as of January 28. Late applications may be considered based on course availability.

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

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

mardigrasposter

Tickets available now

The Silver Creek Education Foundation promotes excellence in academics and leadership and will be hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras even on Saturday, February 21.  This includes a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items.  Tickets are available here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=571 or you can email SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com

Leading up to the event, we have our online auction.  Here is the link: www.32auctions.com/SCEF2015

We have almost 200 items including: Josten’s Cap and Gown, The Bridal Connection — Tuxedo for Prom, Tutor Doctor Study Skills Basket and over 90 food and dining items!

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center and Grants for the Classrooms!  Thank you for supporting SCHS education!

Nominate An Outstanding Teacher

Applications for the Encore Award can be found at www.efsvv.org.  If there is a favorite teacher you want to nominate the deadline for submissions is March 15th.

RABC is hosting a meeting with Grassroots St. Vrain  (http://grassrootsstvrain.org/).

Parents are encouraged to attend.  The meeting will be on  February 23rd at 6:30 p.m in the IMC (library).

Vision and Hearing Screening Volunteers Needed

SC Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey needs six volunteers to work this year’s screening from 7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 24th.  Please contact Lindsey_cindi@svvsd.org or call 720.494.3728 if you are able to help.  I you can’t Thank you!

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 and a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club) Upcoming Events

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

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.  Tickets are on sale now.  Contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com.  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! If you would like to volunteer, RABC is seeking numerous volunteers to help make this event successful.  Sign up here.

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

SENIOR POSTERS

Attention ALL Senior Parents:  the Boys/Girls tennis team is going to create a poster for every senior at SCHS (not just tennis seniors) which will be posted in the hallways of the school prior to the After Prom celebration party and will remain up through Graduation as a souvenir for you to take home!

Each poster will have a spot available for personal messages from parents.  If you would like a message put on your student’s poster:  This is for ALL SCHS seniors, not just tennis seniors.

 

Email Lori at  sanmiguel_lori@svvsd.org.  Please keep messages to 50 words or less.

Additionally, if you would like to donate $1-2 to help offset the costs of this project contact the tennis booster reps at the email above.

Thank you for your participation!

Lori San Miguel (Girls Tennis Rep)

Laurie Laxton (Boys Tennis Rep)

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.

SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Shelter Insurance® Foundation is awarding a $2000 scholarship to a graduating SCHS Student. Shelter Agent Laurie Gomez sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

A committee of high school officials and community leaders will select the recipient. The committee will consider applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, character and leadership the school and community. The scholarship is awarded without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender.

The recipient may apply the scholarship toward tuition, fees or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after his or her high school graduation.

Applicants need to  complete the attached application and submit it to Mr. Yeomans in the Counseling Office by  March 20th, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered! The winner will be announced at the end of the school year.

February Lunch Menu

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.

March 10

April 14

May 12

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package deadline is Feb. 26th!  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. Click 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 applications.

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.

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 END OF DAY 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. Practice will be held the week of February 23 at Centennial Pool from 3:15 – 5:00 pm.

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

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory 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.

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.  Almost all four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores.

On the March 4th late start, any students who took the February 4th practice test will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour-long strategy session from the Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get specific content area test preparation and support.

Many students inquire about additional resources that might help them  maximize their performance on the exam. Resources for ACT test-prep can be found on the links below.  Resources include free online test strategies,and sample questions as well as,  intensive, fee-based classes.  Please take time to review these resources with your Juniors and encourage them to be proactive in preparation for this important part of the College admissions process.

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

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

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

Counseling News

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

The Career Development Center (CDC) is hosting an Open House on Wed. Feb. 18 from 3-6 p.m. Stop by and check out their programs.

Registration for Advanced Placement Tests starts Feb. 20, 2015. Students need to Register on-line at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953 Registration must be completed by March 19, 2015 for exams in May.

Each exam costs $91 or $15 for students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Please contact Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office if you have questions.

https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953

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 a student is using a Common Application, he or she only needs 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.

Education Foundation

Edfoundationgrants

Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

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

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

Another $10,000 awarded!!

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

 

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  
  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

 

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

 

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)
  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

 

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

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

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

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

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

 

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

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!

 

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Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 6th

 

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.

  • If you missed the AP, Audition and Special Programs deadline of January 28, contact the teacher directly! Do not use the application site as the teachers may never find it because the names are pulled as of January 28. Late applications may be considered based on course availability.

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.

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

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

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Tickets available now

The Silver Creek Education Foundation promotes excellence in academics & leadership and will be hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras Event on Saturday, February 21 at Fox Hill Country Club.  This will include a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items with auctioneer O.J. Pratt.  Tickets are available here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=571 or you can email SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com

Leading up to the event, we will have an online auction that starts Feb 7 (TOMORROW) and ends Feb 28.  You can participate from the convenience of your home and with your own pc or device.  You can also see items only available at the live event on Feb 21.

Here is the auction link:  www.32auctions.com/SCEF2015  To view and bid on online auction items, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “view all items.”  There are almost 200 items and more are added daily!  Start your bidding on Saturday, Feb 7.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center and Grants for the Classrooms!  Thank you from the SCHS Education Foundation and our SCHS current and future children!

 

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 7:30 am in the SCHS IMC(library).   If you are not able to make this meeting, Grassroots will be the guest speaker for the RABC meeting February 23rd at 6:30 p.m in the IMC (library).

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!

 

SENIOR POSTERS

Attention Senior Parents:  the Boys/Girls tennis team is going to create a poster for every senior which will be posted in the hallways of the school prior to the After Prom celebration party and will remain up through Graduation as a souvenir for you to take home!

Each poster will have a spot available for personal messages from parents.  If you would like a message put on your student’s poster:

Email Lori at  sanmiguel_lori@svvsd.org.  Please keep messages to 50 words or less.

Additionally, if you would like to donate $1-2 to help offset the costs of this project contact the tennis booster reps at the email above.

Thank you for your participation!

Lori San Miguel (Girls Tennis Rep)

Laurie Laxton (Boys Tennis Rep)

 

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.

 

VALENTUNES

Is there a special someone in your life? That best friend, Good Friend, Boyfriend?  Girlfriend? That special someone you would just love to get to know better? Well, have no fear! On Friday, February 13th, Silver Creek’s Premiere Singing Group, “Chamber Singers” will deliver that message for you in song, or what we call, Valentunes. You pick the song off our list and we show up in that special someone’s classroom, bring them front and center and surprise them with your special Valentune!!! Valentunes will go on sale Monday – Wednesday, February 9th – 11th during A and B Lunches.  We also have parent friendly Valentunes that can be delivered by phone and teacher friendly Valentunes for the classroom!! Check it out!  Email Jeremy Skelton at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org.

 

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!

 

February Lunch Menu

 

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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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)…

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.  Almost 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.  On the March 4th late start, any students who took the February 4th practice test 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.

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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!

The Career Development Center (CDC) is hosting an Open House on Wed. Feb. 18 from 3-6 p.m. Stop by and check out their programs.

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.

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

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

 

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

 

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

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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!