Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, March 27th
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 is scheduled for April 6-10. Check the Silver Creek Calendar for more “end of the year” activities. Silver Creek Calendar
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 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.
Senior Slide Show
Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are due by March 30th.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the position.
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.
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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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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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.
School Store Blog
LIMITED SIZES AVAILABLE – While Supplies Last
Hoodies: $22 (down from $27)
Crew Neck Sweatshirts: $20 (down from $22)
Black Zippered Hoodies: $24 (down from $29)
We have also lowered our prices on Spirit Beads and Lanyards
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
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 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 – email@example.com
Vice President – Laurie Carter and Michelle Wright- firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – email@example.com
Secretary – Joan Foster – firstname.lastname@example.org
TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662 or email email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!