weekly blog for April 3rd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, April 3rd

 

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

 

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.  Order Form

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SILVER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL RAPTOR DANCE TEAM

1st PLACE AT REGIONALS! CONFERENCE CHAMPS!
WE PERFORM AT ALL HOME FOOTBALL GAMES!
WE PERFORM AT SEVERAL HOME BASKETBALL GAMES!
WE WILL ATTEND A SUMMER CAMP IN LATE JULY!
2015-2016
RAPTOR DANCE TEAM
TRY-OUT DATES
MONDAY, APRIL 13th
  • 2:30-4:30, 9TH – 11TH GRADERS
  • 4:00-6:00, 8TH GRADERS
  • CLINIC DAY, YOU WILL LEARN THE DANCES AND SKILLS TO BE                                        PERFORMED AT TRY-OUTS
TUESDAY, APRIL 14th
  • 2:30-4:30, 9TH-11TH GRADERS
  • 4:00-6:00, 8TH GRADERS
  • CLINIC DAY, YOU WILL REVIEW AND PRACTICE THE DANCES AND SKILLS TO BE PERFORMED AT TRY-OUTS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th
  • 2:30-4:30, 9TH-11TH GRADERS
  • 4:0006:00, 8TH GRADERS
  • CLINIC DAY, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO PRACTICE AND PERFECT THE DANCES AND SKILLS TO BE PERFORMED AT TRY-OUTS
THURSDAY, APRIL 16th
  • 2:30-4:30, 9TH-11TH GRADERS
  • 4:00-6:00, 8TH GRADERS
  • LAST CLINIC DAY, YOU WILL PERFECT THE DANCES AND SKILLS TO BE PERFORMED AT TRY-OUTS
FRIDAY, APRIL 17th
  • 4:00-7:00 ALL DANCERS WILL TRY-OUT IN GROUPS OF TWO
  • CALL BACKS MAY BE MADE IF NECESSARY
  • BEFORE YOU LEAVE, YOU WILL RECEIVE A LETTER THAT STATES IF YOU HAVE MADE THE 2015-2016 RAPTOR DANCE TEAM!

 

It’s SHOW TIME!

Silver Creek Theatre Company presents: “The Drowsy Chaperone”!

Join us for the Broadway hit “musical within a comedy” that parodies 1920s jazz shows with fun-loving song and dance! Take your pick of FIVE shows:

7:00 pm April 24, 25, 30, and May 1

2:00 pm April 26

Tickets are $10 for students (and seniors 65+) and $15 general admission and can be pre-purchased at www.silvercreektickets.com or at the door.

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JOIN US FOR A FUNDRAISER NIGHT AT CHIPOTLE (on Ken Pratt)

From 5 – 8 pm on Wednesday, April 15, please join the SC Theatre Company for good food and the benefit of Chipotle’s generosity as the restaurant supports our production at 50% of the proceeds! Please bring a copy of the attached flyer (or show it on your smart device) to the cashier. Paper copies are available at the A-Wing office, or request one from a member of the cast.

Thanks for your support of our production, and we hope to see you there!

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RABC – THANK YOU

First I want to give a huge thank you to all who helped to make the Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars event a great success in one way or another.

The silent auction went over very well.  The volunteers that helped with the silent auction did a fantastic job!  Suzanne Zens & Amy Long were overly gracious and patient when it came to receiving the baskets & items, & did a wonderful job putting that together – PLEASE tell them thank you when you see them.

Patricia Bedell took the lead on decorating & did a beautiful job, it looked so elegant!  She also made the great sign that sat outside at the school & outside of the event.  Thank you Patricia.

I want to also thank Suzanne Zens for putting the program booklet together.  That was a big undertaking and I appreciate her stepping up to do that!  We do have extras, if anyone would like one, let me know.  I will bring them to the next RABC meeting on April 27th.

Student, Nick Nelson, did all the video recordings for us for the show.  I was very impressed with all he did and it truly made the show even better!  Thank you to Nick!!

Mr. Legg & Andrea Martorano helped us out on Friday night for the performance we did for the students (huge thank you to those students who came to watch the show), we could not have pulled that off without them – so thank you!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came to help on Saturday.  You guys rocked it perfectly!

There is no way we could of pulled this off without the help of Stephanie Bogrett & her awesome professional dancers & Brenda (the emcee).  They were all so wonderful to work with & they truly had their hands full with our staff dancers (Marty the stick figure – ha) and of course Mr. Ottem (the other emcee).

To our Silver Creek Staff Dancers, I don’t even have strong enough words to let you know how much it meant to me and to all of us, that you put yourselves out there and gave us a show that was absolutely incredible!  You all exceeded my expectations!  I am in awe of you and thank you from the bottom of my heart.  We could not have done this without you, Erick Finnestead, Marty Tonjes, Melissa Lehman (winner!!), Cindi Lindsey, & Keven Hilliard.

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I do have to give all the credit to Marty for bringing this idea to the Booster Club in the first place and I thank him for being so supportive the whole time and putting up with my 100+ emails and texts throughout the makings of this event.

Drum Roll……. The total amount raised through ticket sales, donations, & silent auction items for our 2015 Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars was $17,199.43!!!!

And our Winning Dance Couple was…. Melissa Lehman & Ernie Lee!!!

Stop by the office & check out the trophy, she will be happy to show it off!

It truly was a great event, one we will talk about until next year rolls around I am sure!  Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and enjoyed the night with us!!

Sincerely,

Kaydene and my awesome team of Board Members, Kelly, Joan, Michelle, & Laurie

Summer Enrichment Programs

Are you undecided about your future?  Are you between the ages of 18-25? Want to find out great things about manufacturing? FRCC is holding a Summer Camp at their Boulder County Campus August 10-14.  This will be four days of hands-on activities and company tours.   FRCC will start accepting on-line payments for the $25 tuition in mid-April. In the meantime, interested students should fill out the application, have it signed and either email or mail it per the instructions. Once FRCC gets 12 confirmed students they will start a waiting list. If successful, this event will be repeated (summers, spring and winter breaks, etc.).   This camp will contribute to a better understanding of the lucrative salary and job security inherent in the machining trade.  For more information see the attached flyer

Aquetza: Youth Leadership, Education, Leadership, and Community Empowerment Summer Program, will be hosted this July on the CU Boulder Campus.

The Aquetza Program is a free, one-week summer residential program that provides high school students across Colorado with an interactive academic enrichment experience focused on engaging youth with strong ties to Colorado’s Latina/o and Chicana/o communities in examining the links between school success and leadership in their cultural communities. This is a free program, with no cost to participants, open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and is scheduled to take place July 12-18, 2015. There is a short application process, with applications accepted through May 15th as we look to fill 30 open spaces for the program. This application can be mailed in, or accessed online at http://tinyurl.com/aquetza2015 or see the attached flyer or application.

PROM

Prom will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at Brookside Gardens in Berthoud from 7:30 – 11 p.m.  Students can purchase tickets beginning next Monday during lunch or from Ms. Lindsey.  The price is $75 per couple or $40 per person.  You can pay with cash or check made payable to SCHS.

The Promposal contest is back.  First place for the most original or/and creative promposal will win two tickets to prom.  Second place will win a boutonniere and corsage. Entries should be submitted to scpromposal@gmail.com (spell out promposal please) by Friday, April 24th.  Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27th.  Purchase your tickets now even if you have entered the contest.  The winner will be reimbursed!

Sophomores, we are in need of four volunteers to help set-up and serve water during the dance.  In exchange for your help, you will be invited to attend after-prom.  You will be responsible for your transportation. Please let Ms. Lindsey if you can help out.

Don’t forget that every student will need a completed contract in order to get into prom.  If you are bringing a guest from another school they will need to have their guardians and a school administrator sign the prom contact.  Do not put this off until the last minute!  Contracts will be available during ticket sales.

After Prom

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.

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.

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

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.  John Creighton, SVVSD School Board member, will be visiting us at the April 15 meeting at 7:30 a.m.   All parents are welcome to join us for the entire meeting or just John’s part.

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

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

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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

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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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 April Flyers

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!