weekly blog for March 27th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 27th

 Late Start

There is a Late Start on Wednesday April 1st.  School starts at 9:45 a.m.  Morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

Spring Break

Spring Break is scheduled for April 6-10.  Check the Silver Creek Calendar for more “end of the year” activities.  Silver Creek Calendar

Prom/After Prom

It is that time of year, Prom is right around the corner.  It is May 2nd at the Brookside Gardens Event Center.  After Prom is a great conclusion plus a safe secure environment for students to continue celebrating.  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

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.  Submissions are due by March 30th.

RABC B-I-N-G-O

RABC Bingo is in much need of volunteers. We operate bingo every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and are in need of all positions. More urgently, we are looking for callers and cashiers. Bingo is a great opportunity to make lots of money for your team as well as support RABC.  It’s an easy and fun way to help! Contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com

Cashiers arrive at 5:30 p.m.

Callers arrive at 6 p.m.

Floor/pickle workers arrive at 5:45 p.m.

Seeking one Bingo Scheduler:

RABC is looking for someone who can take over the Bingo Volunteer Scheduling Position.  Complete training will be available & the hours are flexible.  The great news here is that the Schedule has already been completed until 08/08/15.  You will just be trained in how & when to make the reminder calls & emails to the volunteers.  Positions starts ASAP, please email raptorbingo@gmail.com if you are interested in the position.

Graduation 2015

Last day for seniors is May 14.  The countdown clock is set to release seniors at 10:15 a.m..  After that time seniors will meet in the Large gym to go over the schedule for graduation day.  Parents are welcome to join the walk out at 11:15 a.m. outside the front of the school.   Graduation is Saturday May 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Silver Creek High School football field.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the large gym and four (4) tickets will be given to each graduate for families to attend, otherwise graduation will be on the football field.  There is no limit to family members when held on the football field.  Bring your own chairs, no canopies or tents.   More information to follow.  Reminder, that graduating seniors must have all textbooks turned in and fines/fees paid in full before they receive their cap and gown and official transcripts released.

REGISTRATION: WINDOW IS CLOSED:

For all students: current SC Students and incoming 9th graders from middle school –

The registration window is closed as of 3/6/15. This means that if you did not register, please contact the Silver Creek Counseling Department as soon as possible to register for classes.

  • If you do not register, classes will be chosen for you.

  • Reminder, it’s important to have the correct course requests as our master schedule is built from student requests. This means that schedule changes cannot be guaranteed in the Fall.

  • Reminder, the classes that appeared as a pre-selection when you registered for your electives are the classes that you will be taking. So, be sure  to check the school’s website in May for any honors or AP summer assignments.

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The mandatory ACT test submitted to all juniors is coming up fast- April 28th, 2015.  This 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.

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

King GMC is offering a $500 scholarship to one graduating Silver Creek Senior. This student will be eligible to win a $2500 scholarship that will be awarded to one St. Vrain District student. Applications are due March 28. See Ms. Thomas in the Counseling office for more information.

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.

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

If you are interested in getting involved with the Education Foundation, our next meeting is Wednesday, April 15, at 7am  in the office conference room.  We are also looking for new Board members.  Contact Kim Fuhrman at schsedfoundation@gmail.com or any of the other Board members, if you are interested.  It is a great way to make an impactful difference to our kids’ education.

SHOW YOUR RAPTOR PRIDE

AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE ALREADY

A PART OF RAPTOR HISTORY!

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.orgto order your brick today.

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today.

brick2brick1

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

March 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.

April 14

May 12

School Store Blog

LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE – While Supplies Last

Hoodies: $22 (down from $27)

schoolstore1

Crew Neck Sweatshirts: $20 (down from $22)

schoolstore2

Black Zippered Hoodies: $24 (down from $29)

schoolstore3

We have also lowered our prices on Spirit Beads and Lanyards

schoolstore4

Sm Set $1 / Lg Set $2 / Swirl $3  —   Lanyards $3

We hope to see you in the store on Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm or Online at

Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Talon Tribune

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 303-702-7730.

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 – Laurie Carter and Michelle Wright- 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 March Flyers

Twin Peaks Flag Football

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 March 20th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 20th

 

RABC fundraiser night at MODMARKET

Tuesday, Mar 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!

 

B-I-N-G-O(was his name-o)

RABC Bingo is in much need of volunteers. We operate bingo every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and are in need of all positions. More urgently, we are looking for callers and cashiers. Bingo is a great opportunity to make lots of money for your team as well as support RABC.  It’s an easy and fun way to help! Contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com

Cashiers arrive at 5:30 p.m.

Callers arrive at 6 p.m.

Floor/pickle workers arrive at 5:45 p.m.

Seeking one Bingo Scheduler:

RABC is looking for someone who can take over the Bingo Volunteer Scheduling Position.  Complete training will be available & the hours are flexible.  The great news here is that the Schedule has already been completed until 08/08/15.  You will just be trained in how & when to make the reminder calls & emails to the volunteers.  Positions starts ASAP, please email raptorbingo@gmail.com if you are interested in the position.

 

Late Start

There is a Late Start on Wednesday April 1st.  School starts at 9:45 a.m.  Morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

 

Spring Break

Spring Break is scheduled for April 6-10.  Check the Silver Creek Calendar for more “end of the year” activities.  Silver Creek Calendar

 

RABC News:

“Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars” is coming up on March 28th.  Tickets are on sale now through the school store website, in the front office, or by contacting Kaydene Hubert.  The deadline to purchase tickets is March 20th, so buy them now.  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

dancingwiththestars

Gift Baskets to be auctioned off-

auctionbasket

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.

A big Thank you to Brenda Taylor Photography for donating her time taking pictures of the event.

brendataylorphotography

After Prom

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

 

SENIOR CLASS PORTRAIT

Attention Seniors: Your Senior Class Panoramic Picture will be taken on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00 AM in the main gym.  Remember – this is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the entire Senior Class, so DON’T MISS OUT!  You only have one chance to be a part of this special event, so BE THERE on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00 AM!”

 

Graduation 2015

Last day for seniors is May 14.  The countdown clock is set to release seniors at 10:15 a.m..  After that time seniors will meet in the Large gym to go over the schedule for graduation day.  Parents are welcome to join the walk out at 11:15 a.m. outside the front of the school.   Graduation is Saturday May 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Silver Creek High School football field.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the large gym and four (4) tickets will be given to each graduate for families to attend, otherwise graduation will be on the football field.  There is no limit to family members when held on the football field.  Bring your own chairs, no canopies or tents.   More information to follow.  Reminder, that graduating seniors must have all textbooks turned in and fines/fees paid in full before they receive their cap and gown and official transcripts released.

 

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 aeration 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

 

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

steam

Engineering exploration day for K-8 students

Courtney Howell took over the GEMS Capstone Project for her SCLA Senior Capstone Project and is also completing her Girl Scout Gold Award.  GEMS  is now known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The event is an open-house style science and engineering exploration day open to younger students, K-8 all around the district, and will be held at SCHS on Saturday, March 21st from 12pm-4pm. Activities at the event include soldering a circuit board, building a rocket, liquid nitrogen demo, robot demo, strawberry DNA extraction, and a Doppler on Wheels. The link to the Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/steamdaygs.

 

REGISTRATION: WINDOW IS CLOSED:

For all students: current SC Students and incoming 9th graders from middle school –

The registration window is closed as of 3/6/15. This means that if you did not register, please contact the Silver Creek Counseling Department as soon as possible to register for classes.

  • If you do not register, classes will be chosen for you.

  • Reminder, it’s important to have the correct course requests as our master schedule is built from student requests. This means that schedule changes cannot be guaranteed in the Fall.

  • Reminder, the classes that appeared as a pre-selection when you registered for your electives are the classes that you will be taking. So, be sure  to check the school’s website in May for any honors or AP summer assignments.

 

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 Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.  Submissions are due by March 28th.

 

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.

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

King GMC is offering a $500 scholarship to one graduating Silver Creek Senior. This student will be eligible to win a $2500 scholarship that will be awarded to one St. Vrain District student. Applications are due March 28. See Ms. Thomas in the Counseling office for more information.

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.

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

If you are interested in getting involved with the Education Foundation, our next meeting is Wednesday, April 15, at 7am  in the office conference room.  We are also looking for new Board members.  Contact Kim Fuhrman at schsedfoundation@gmail.com or any of the other Board members, if you are interested.  It is a great way to make an impactful difference to our kids’ education.

SHOW YOUR RAPTOR PRIDE

AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE ALREADY

A PART OF RAPTOR HISTORY!

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.orgto order your brick today.

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today.

brick2brick1

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

 

March 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.

April 14

May 12

 

School Store Blog

LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE – While Supplies Last

Hoodies: $22 (down from $27)

schoolstore1

Crew Neck Sweatshirts: $20 (down from $22)

schoolstore2

Black Zippered Hoodies: $24 (down from $29)

schoolstore3

We have also lowered our prices on Spirit Beads and Lanyards

schoolstore4

Sm Set $1 / Lg Set $2 / Swirl $3  —   Lanyards $3

We hope to see you in the store on Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm or Online at

Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

 

Talon Tribune

 

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 303-702-7730.

 

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 – Laurie Carter and Michelle Wright- 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 March Flyers

Twin Peaks Flag Football

 

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.

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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 March 13th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 13th

 

RABC fundraiser night at MODMARKET

Tuesday, Mar 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!

 

Instrument Drive

Do you have an unused instrument sitting in your basement or closet? How about an extra instrument case laying around? Why don’t you donate it to a good cause? For Alexa Jayne’s SCLA Capstone Project, she will be collecting instruments on Friday, March 20 at Silver Creek from 10am-Noon and 2:30pm-7:00pm. Most instruments and cases in relatively good condition are accepted, as well as cash and check donations. All proceeds will go to less-fortunate kids in Colorado. ATTENTION: 9News plans to be there at 10:30am. Will you?

 

B-I-N-G-O(was his name-o)

RABC Bingo is in much need of volunteers. We operate bingo every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and are in need of all positions. More urgently, we are looking for callers and cashiers. Bingo is a great opportunity to make lots of money for your team as well as support RABC.  It’s an easy and fun way to help! Contact us at raptorbingo@gmail.com

Cashiers arrive at 5:30 p.m.

Callers arrive at 6 p.m.

Floor/pickle workers arrive at 5:45 p.m.

Seeking one Bingo Scheduler:

RABC is looking for someone who can take over the Bingo Volunteer Scheduling Position.  Complete training will be available & the hours are flexible.  The great news here is that the Schedule has already been completed until 08/08/15.  You will just be trained in how & when to make the reminder calls & emails to the volunteers.  Positions starts ASAP, please email raptorbingo@gmail.com if you are interested in the position.

 

RABC News:

“Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars” is coming up on March 28th.  Tickets are on sale now through the school store website, in the front office, or by contacting Kaydene Hubert.  The deadline to purchase tickets is March 20th, so buy them now.  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.

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A big Thank you to Brenda Taylor Photography for donating her time taking pictures of the event.

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After Prom

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

 

SENIOR CLASS PORTRAIT

Attention Seniors: Your Senior Class Panoramic Picture will be taken on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00 AM in the main gym.  Remember – this is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the entire Senior Class, so DON’T MISS OUT!  You only have one chance to be a part of this special event, so BE THERE on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00 AM!”

 

Graduation 2015

Last day for seniors is May 14.  The countdown clock is set to release seniors at 10:15 a.m..  After that time seniors will meet in the Large gym to go over the schedule for graduation day.  Parents are welcome to join the walk out at 11:15 a.m. outside the front of the school.   Graduation is Saturday May 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Silver Creek High School football field.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the large gym.  Four (4) tickets will be given to each graduate for families to attend.   More information to follow.  Reminder, that graduating seniors must have all textbooks turned in and fines/fees paid in full before they receive their cap and gown and official transcripts released.

 

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 aeration 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

 

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Engineering exploration day for K-8 students

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Courtney Howell took over the GEMS Capstone Project for her SCLA Senior Capstone Project and is also completing her Girl Scout Gold Award.  GEMS  is now known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The event is an open-house style science and engineering exploration day open to younger students, K-8 all around the district, and will be held at SCHS on Saturday, March 21st from 12pm-4pm. Activities at the event include soldering a circuit board, building a rocket, liquid nitrogen demo, robot demo, strawberry DNA extraction, and a Doppler on Wheels. The link to the Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/steamdaygs.

 

REGISTRATION: WINDOW IS CLOSED:

For all students: current SC Students and incoming 9th graders from middle school –

The registration window is closed as of 3/6/15. This means that if you did not register, please contact the Silver Creek Counseling Department as soon as possible to register for classes.

  • If you do not register, classes will be chosen for you.

  • Reminder, it’s important to have the correct course requests as our master schedule is built from student requests. This means that schedule changes cannot be guaranteed in the Fall.

  • Reminder, the classes that appeared as a pre-selection when you registered for your electives are the classes that you will be taking. So, be sure  to check the school’s website in May for any honors or AP summer assignments.

 

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 Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.  Submissions are due by March 28th.

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.

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

There are several new Scholarships posted on Scholarship board in Counseling office. Some are only available to SCHS seniors, so there is a good chance of being the winner! Apply!

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.

College Representative Visits on Tuesday, March 17th:

7:30 – University of Utah

9:30 – Fort Hays State University

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

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Who wants to claim $15,000?  Our children can!  With your help, the Silver Creek Education Foundation raised over $15,000 that will go back into classrooms, scholarships and the College and Career Center.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the on-line auction and the live Mardi Gras event and auction on February 21.

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If you are interested in getting involved with the Education Foundation, our next meeting is Wednesday, March 11 at 7am  in the office conference room.  We are also looking for new Board members.  Contact Kim Fuhrman at schsedfoundation@gmail.com or any of the other Board members, if you are interested.  It is a great way to make an impactful difference to our kids’ education.

SHOW YOUR RAPTOR PRIDE

AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE ALREADY

A PART OF RAPTOR HISTORY!

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today.

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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

 

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.

 

March 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.

April 14

May 12

 

School Store Blog

LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE – While Supplies Last

Hoodies: $22 (down from $27)

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Crew Neck Sweatshirts: $20 (down from $22)

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Black Zippered Hoodies: $24 (down from $29)

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We have also lowered our prices on Spirit Beads and Lanyards

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Sm Set $1 / Lg Set $2 / Swirl $3  —   Lanyards $3

We hope to see you in the store on Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm or Online at

Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Talon Tribune

 

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 303-702-7730.

 

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 March Flyers

Twin Peaks Flag Football

 

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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weekly blog for March 6th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 6th

Career and Job Fair

The St. Vrain Valley School District and Workforce Boulder County are hosting a Teen and Young Adult Career and Job Fair in Longmont on Thursday, March 12th, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m. Teens and young adults 14 – 21 are invited to attend this free event.  Students can apply for jobs with various employers, practice and sharpen interviewing skills, have a resume critiqued, talk to representatives from state colleges and universities, and get information about a variety of careers from area business professionals.   Students should be reminded to dress appropriately, bring their Social Security number, and have lots of questions about careers. Approximately 50 careers will be represented–many having hands-on activities, equipment, and displays. Parents are welcome to attend with their students.   This is a wonderful opportunity for students to speak to real-world professionals in business and industry, and it’s a great time to look at pathways for their futures!

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RABC fundraiser night at MODMARKET

Tuesday, Mar 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 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 deadline to purchase tickets is March 20th so don’t delay and get your tickets now.  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

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

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 has been extended until March 7th.

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.  Submissions are due by March 28th.

Education Foundation

mardigrasposter

Who wants to claim $15,000?  Our children can!  With your help, the Silver Creek Education Foundation raised over $15,000 that will go back into classrooms, scholarships and the College and Career Center.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the on-line auction and the live Mardi Gras event and auction on February 21.

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If you are interested in getting involved with the Education Foundation, our next meeting is Wednesday, March 11 at 7am  in the office conference room.  We are also looking for new Board members.  Contact Kim Fuhrman at schsedfoundation@gmail.com or any of the other Board members, if you are interested.  It is a great way to make an impact to our kids’ education.

SHOW YOUR RAPTOR PRIDE

AND JOIN YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE ALREADY

A PART OF RAPTOR HISTORY!

This is a tax-deductible donation to SCHS.  Place your order by April 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver at Senior Night, end-of-year performances and Graduation. Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today.

brick1brick2

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.

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

There are several new Scholarships posted on Scholarship board in Counseling office. Some are only available to SCHS seniors, so there is a good chance of being the winner! Apply!

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.

Workforce Boulder County is hosting a teen job and career fair on Thursday, March 12 from 3-6 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. This is a great opportunity for students to apply for summer jobs, learn interview skills and learn about local employers. Go to www.wfbc.org for more information.

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.

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

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.

March 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.

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School Store Blog

LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE – While Supplies Last

Hoodies: $22 (down from $27)

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Crew Neck Sweatshirts: $20 (down from $22)

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Black Zippered Hoodies: $24 (down from $29)

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We have also lowered our prices on Spirit Beads and Lanyards

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Sm Set $1 / Lg Set $2 / Swirl $3  —   Lanyards $3

We hope to see you in the store on Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm or Online at

Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

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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 303-702-7730.

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.

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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 March Flyers

Twin Peaks Flag Football

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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