Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, February 26th
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.
Department of Communications
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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!
Silver Creek Football–Baseball
3rd Annual Spring Lawn Aerating Fundraiser
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Local Scholarship Package is now available
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.
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.
The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.
If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.
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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.
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.
Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014
Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.
Missing: Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols & Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton
Another $10,000 awarded!!
We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month. Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:
MakerSpace 3D printer
- ACT Workshop
- Document Camera
- MacBook Pro
- Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
- Heart Rate Monitors
- Science Learning System
- 2015 Chinese New Year Project
- Subscription to Upfront Magazine
In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:
Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)
- Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation
In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.
None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends. Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers. To our volunteers – we could not do it without you. Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!
If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.
Education Foundation Board
President, Kim Fuhrman
Vice President, Shannon Andrews
Treasurer, Natalie Hill
Secretary, Pat Carson
Erik Finnestead, Principal
Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative
Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative
Tyler Lis, Student Representative
Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal
School Store Blog
*** New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***
You can shop online at our new online store: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store
Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!
*** Show your Silver Creek Spirit! ***
Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website. The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.
You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.
Infinite Campus Tutorial
Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more. Click here for more information. If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help. Contact them at 303-709-7730.
Art Club/National Art Honor Society
Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community? Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.
We want you as an RABC member! Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools. Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.
The 2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President – Belinda Davison- email@example.com
Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Joan Foster – email@example.com
TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within 48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.
TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY– If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.
First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass. When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window. You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside. The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.
Approved February Flyers
Interested in Carpooling
Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot. If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school. Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling. This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.
Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus
Students only receive one free bus pass. For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to email@example.com or calling 303-702-7540. The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.
Director of Transportation
Low Cost Health Insurance
Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District. Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility! Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!
Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años! Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+. Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!