Weekly Blog For November 6, 2015

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 6th

Naviance Information

Students and parents, we would like to introduce you to Naviance.  This is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view this page for instructional videos on how to log-in, use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons helping students to gain beneficial experiences in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars – Saturday November 7th for Adults Only, details below

If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it.  We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event and you will not be disappointed!  See the flyer below for more details, but Get your tickets TODAY!  You can purchase them online at our School Store Website, Mkt.com/silver-creek-store (you can also place donations for your favorite dance couple there if you are unable to make it to the event).  We have some awesome silent auction baskets coming in – Restaurant Gift Card Baskets, Coffee Lovers Baskets, Bronco’s Lovers Basket w/2 Broncos Tickets to the KC Game, Fall themed baskets, Movie Baskets, a Letterman’s Jacket – donated by Schaefer Athletics, & many, many more!  Take the night off & have some fun with our wonderful Silver Creek Community.

There is FREE babysitting provided by our SCLA students for anyone who needs it.  Please contact Karen Emberley at rabcschoolstore@gmail.com if you are in need of childcare, she will give you all the details.

We still have room for more business ads in our program.  For only $25 you can advertise your business with a business card size ad.  Please send all ads to rabcsecretary@gmail.com no later than Tuesday Nov. 3rd.  This is a great way to show your support.

If you are interested in helping with this event, please email one of the Board Members & we can let you know where the help is needed.

DWTS 2015

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars – Student ONLY Night – November 6, 2015-FREE

STUDENTS – You will not want to miss out this year on watching your SC coaches & staff in this awesome dance competition!!  They need your support and there will be FREE PIZZA!!  Come to the SC Auditorium from 6:00pm-7:30pm on Friday November 6th and if you like, you can bring your change or dollar bills to vote for your favorite dance couple.  The couple with the most monetary votes, will win the “Student Choice Award”.  We hope to see a full house there!

DWTS Student flyer

 

Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!  Please plan to attend our next meeting on November 30, 2015 at 6:30 in the Library.

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

Silver Creek Theatre Company

Come see our 2015 drama “Waiting in the Wings” on November 12, 13, 14 at 7:00 p.m. and November 15 at 2:00 p.m.

waiting in the wings

With LEGO’s, everything is awesome!

Lego

The Silver Creek Library is sponsoring a Lego Drive! We are collecting Legos for our community partners at the Longs Peak Middle School library Makerspace.

 

The drive runs from November 5 through November 20th. Bring in LEGO kits, bags-o-bricks, LEGO people and even spare items are ALL WELCOME!    No amount is too small! Please bring them to the SCHS Library. Thanks for helping out with this worthy cause!

 

Here Ye Here Ye!  A Royal Madrigal Feast

Silver Creek High School’s Performing Arts Tradition since 2002.  A spectacular program of choral, instrumental, and theatrical holiday entertainment.

Performances are December 4th and 5th at 6:30 p.m. for dinner performances and December 5th for a matinee, dessert performance at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online only at www.silvercreektickets.com.  Reservation deadline is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 29.

 

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Rotary Coat Drive

The Winter Warmth Coat and Blanket Drive now in its 21st year starts this week and runs through Nov. 30th.  Donations of used and clean coats, hoodies, fleece, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, boots, blankets and sleeping bags can be dropped off in our coat box bin located across the attendance window. As in previous years, children’s coats are especially needed. Winter items will be distributed to the Our Center on Dec.10th.  To qualify for vouchers individuals need to live within School District, boundaries, supply information about their income and expenses and bring in their children’s birth certificates if their requesting children’s coats.

 

Athletics

Winter or Spring Sport Registration is Open!  SIGN UP TODAY.

All student athletes need to sign up online (for every sport, even the second or third sport), turn in a valid physical and obtain a clearance card from Melissa Lehman, athletic secretary. All overdue sports fees must be paid in full before the student will be cleared for a winter or spring sport in 2015-16.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lehman.

 

HS Boy’s Lacrosse

Any boy’s interested in playing lacrosse this Spring have the opportunity to play for Twin Peaks Charter Academy.  Starting October 15th, they will be holding Thursday Throw Arounds.  Click here for more information.

 

Broadcasting School Events

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

 

Unified Flag Football

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

 

College Representative Visits:

Thursday, November 12th @ 1:00 – Lincoln Tech

Friday, November 13th @ Noon – Gonzaga University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

Below is the link to the United States JCI Senate  Foundation. Scholarship Application . Any questions, please contact state scholarship coordinator, Dale Hill at (303) 466-1192.

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Application

 

Attention Seniors:

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 23rd so time is of the essence!  We STRONGLY encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are qualified to apply.

 

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.

 

 

                                                                                                    Raising Money For Our School

Target Ad

 

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

We are excited to announce our fall line of products.  The artwork has been finalized and the new products are here!!  You can go online and look at larger photos and purchase these new items at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

 

schoolstore 11-6

NOTE: even though you will be purchasing online, these new products will not be available for 2 weeks.

Check out this year’s new product online at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store   Or email us at:   RABCSchoolStore@gmail.com.

Also, more new products coming (Hats, PJs, Head bands and spirit packs) towards the end of October, just in time for our Holiday Ordering Window (November 1st-14th).  All new products, special sizing and colors will be available for ‘pre-order’ for the Holidays.  Once ordering closes on November 14th, the new items will be available in the store December 10th.  Click here to view the list of products.

 

SCOPA

For information on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

 

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

 

Our fall production, Noel Coward’s “Waiting in the Wings” will run four shows, November 12-16. Plan to join us for another excellent SCTC drama!

 

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

 

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

 

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

 

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software. We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

 

Re-design our Logo Contest — December 1 Deadline (Extended)

educationfoundation

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card! See the attached link for details. http://schsedfoundation.org/news-events/logo-contest-registration

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD, YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK ONE UP AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY THE FRONT OFFICE.

 

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas. Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

 

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt. We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction. Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

 

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

 

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here: http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at: schsedfoundation@gmail.com

 

 

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

 

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

 

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

 

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

 

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@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.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

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 (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  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 the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

 

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.

 

Approved Flyers for November

 

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 bus pass@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.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

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 October 23rd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 23rd

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, we would like to introduce you to Naviance.  This is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view this page for instructional videos on how to log-in, use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons helping students to gain beneficial experiences in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

PSAT Exam – Wednesday, October 28th

Students who registered and paid for the PSAT should report to the small gymnasium promptly at 7:30 on Wednesday morning.   If you did not receive a “Guide to the PSAT” practice test booklet and test day instructions when you registered for the test please pick it up from Ms. Chopp in the Counseling Office.  Make sure that you bring two sharpened #2 pencils, an eraser, and a calculator.  Do not bring cell phones or other electronic devices.  The test will last approximately 3 hours after which you will be expected to return to  your classes.   There is no alternate test date and late arrivals will not be admitted once the test has begun!

 

SILVER CREEK THEATRE COMPANY

SCTC is hosting a fundraiser at Basil Flats restaurant, 1067 S. Hover Road, on Tuesday, October 27, from 5-9 p.m. For each patron who purchases a meal, we will benefit from a generous portion of the proceeds. Please join us at Basil Flats on the 27th and tell them you’re there on behalf of Silver Creek Theatre. We thank you for your support!

Our fall production, Noel Coward’s “Waiting in the Wings” will run four shows, November 12-16. Plan to join us for another excellent SCTC drama!

Basil Flats

 

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Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it.  We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event (will share the names at the RABC Meeting on the 28th).  What we need from you now-Oct 31st is your team/activities silent auction baskets.  All proceeds from these baskets go directly back into your team/activity’s account.  It is an easy way for your team/activity to bring in extra funds.  We are also looking for businesses that want to be a sponsor for this event, we are selling $25 business card ads in our program.  Let us know if you have a business or know of one that would be interested in this.

If you are interested in helping with this event, please email one of the Board Members.  Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

DWTS.jpg

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

                    Rotary Coat Drive

The Winter Warmth Coat and Blanket Drive now in its 21st year starts this week and runs through Nov. 30th.  Donations of used and clean coats, hoodies, fleece, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, boots, blankets and sleeping bags can be dropped off in our coat box bin located across the attendance window. As in previous years, children’s coats are especially needed. Winter items will be distributed to the Our Center on Dec.10th.  To qualify for vouchers individuals need to live within School District, boundaries, supply information about their income and expenses and bring in their children’s birth certificates if their requesting children’s coats.

 

              Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

     Athletics

Winter or Spring Sport Registration is Open!  SIGN UP TODAY.

All student athletes need to sign up online (for every sport, even the second or third sport), turn in a valid physical and obtain a clearance card from Melissa Lehman, athletic secretary. All overdue sports fees must be paid in full before the student will be cleared for a winter or spring sport in 2015-16.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lehman.

 

HS Boy’s Lacrosse

Any boy’s interested in playing lacrosse this Spring have the opportunity to play for Twin Peaks Charter Academy.  Starting October 15th, they will be holding Thursday Throw Arounds.  Click here for more information.  

 

Broadcasting School Events

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

 

Unified Flag Football

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

 

SCOPA

For information on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

 

               SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software.  We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

Chipotle

Thank you to everyone who ate at Chipotle on October 12.  Chipotle will be donating almost $1500 to the Education Foundation, which will go back to our classrooms!

 

Re-design our Logo Contest – Ending Soon – November 1 Deadline

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached flyer for details.

educationfoundation

 

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD, YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK ONE UP AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY THE FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.comOur Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

 

Attention Seniors:

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 23rd so time is of the essence!  We STRONGLY encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are qualified to apply.

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.

 

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

We are excited to announce our fall line of products.  The artwork has been finalized and the new products are due in the store Thursday, Oct 8th!  You can go online and look at larger photos and purchase these new items at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

NOTE: even though you will be purchasing online, these new products will not be available for 2 weeks.

 

Also, more new products coming (Hats, PJs, Head bands and spirit packs) towards the end of October, just in time for our Holiday Ordering Window (November 1st-14th).  All new products, special sizing and colors will be available for ‘pre-order’ for the Holidays.  Once ordering closes on November 14th, the new items will be available in the store December 10th.  Click here to view the list of products.

 

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

 

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

 

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

 

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

 

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@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.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

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 (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  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 the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

 

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.

 

Approved Flyers for October

 

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 bus pass@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.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

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!

 

When your fear touches someone’s pain, it becomes pity,when your love touches

someone’s pain, it becomes compassion.

Stephen Levine    

weekly blog for October 15th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 15th

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, we would like to introduce you to Naviance.  This is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view this page for instructional videos on how to log-in, use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons helping students to gain beneficial experiences in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be the 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Parents can sign up using the “online scheduler”.    Time slots fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis.  If you are not able to get an appointment for the 21st, contact the teacher directly to set up an email or phone conference.

PSAT Registrants

If you did not receive a “Guide to the PSAT” practice test booklet and test day instructions when you registered for the test please pick it up from Ms. Chopp in the Counseling Office.  The test will be administered on the morning of October 28th and registration is now closed.

 Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it.  We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event (will share the names at the RABC Meeting on the 28th).  What we need from you now-Oct 31st is your team/activities silent auction baskets.  All proceeds from these baskets go directly back into your team/activity’s account.  It is an easy way for your team/activity to bring in extra funds.  We are also looking for businesses that want to be a sponsor for this event, we are selling $25 business card ads in our program.  Let us know if you have a business or know of one that would be interested in this.

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If you are interested in helping with this event, please email one of the Board Members.  Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

SCOPA

 

For information on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

 

SILVER CREEK THEATRE COMPANY is hosting a fundraiser at Basil Flats restaurant, 1067 S. Hover Road, on Tuesday, October 27, from 5-9 p.m. For each patron who purchases a meal, we will benefit from a generous portion of the proceeds. Please join us at Basil Flats on the 27th and tell them you’re there on behalf of Silver Creek Theatre. We thank you for your support!

Basil Flats

Our fall production, Noel Coward’s “Waiting in the Wings” will run four shows, November 12-16. Plan to join us for another excellent SCTC drama!

 

Upcoming A Wing October Performances

October 16, Homecoming football game halftime performance

 

Concert Schedule

All performances begin at 7:00pm in the SCHS Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)

October 15, Concert Band concert

October 20, Choir Concert

October 21, SVVSD District Choir Festival; Frederick High School

 

Bella Voce Women’s Choir performance

October 16, Homecoming football game National Anthem

 

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

 

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

 

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

 

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software.  We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

Chipotle

Thank you to everyone who ate at Chipotle on October 12.  Chipotle will be donating almost $1500 to the Education Foundation, which will go back to our classrooms!

 

Re-design our Logo Contest

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached brochure for details.

educationfoundation

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD, YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK ONE UP AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY THE FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

Attention Seniors:

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 23rd so time is of the essence!  We STRONGLY encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are qualified to apply.

 

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.

 

College Representative Visit:

Tuesday, October 20th @ noon – Grand Canyon University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Athletics

Winter or Spring Sport Registration is Open!  SIGN UP TODAY.

All student athletes need to sign up online (for every sport, even the second or third sport), turn in a valid physical and obtain a clearance card from Melissa Lehman, athletic secretary. All overdue sports fees must be paid in full before the student will be cleared for a winter or spring sport in 2015-16.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lehman.

 

HS Boy’s Lacrosse

Any boy’s interested in playing lacrosse this Spring have the opportunity to play for Twin Peaks Charter Academy.  Starting October 15th, they will be holding Thursday Throw Arounds.  Click here for more information.

 

Broadcasting School Events

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

 

Unified Flag Football

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

 

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

We are excited to announce our fall line of products.  The artwork has been finalized and the new products are due in the store Thursday, Oct 8th!  You can go online and look at larger photos and purchase these new items at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

NOTE: even though you will be purchasing online, these new products will not be available for 2 weeks.

 

Also, more new products coming (Hats, PJs, Head bands and spirit packs) towards the end of October, just in time for our Holiday Ordering Window (November 1st-14th).  All new products, special sizing and colors will be available for ‘pre-order’ for the Holidays.  Once ordering closes on November 14th, the new items will be available in the store December 10th.  Click here to view the list of products.

 

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

 

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

 

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

 

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

 

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@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.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

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 (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  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 the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

 

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.

 

Approved Flyers for October                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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 bus pass@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.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

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!

 

Nothing Is More Important Than Kindness

 

Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind.  The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

___Henry James

weekly blog for October 9th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 9th

 

Seniors/Class of 2016

Jostens will be here on Monday, October 12th and 13th.  Seniors can stop by the A-wing anytime during either lunch to turn in their graduation orders.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 14th and 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Parents can sign up using the “online scheduler”.    Time slots fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis.  If you are not able to get an appointment for the 14th or the 21st, contact the teacher directly to set up an email or phone conference.

 

Dear Parents and Coaches

As Homecoming quickly approaches, Student Senate would like to invite you to have a homecoming float in the homecoming parade beginning 2:30 on October 15th. You would  be allowed to have a car/float in the parade as long as the driver is 18 and the riders in the float follow the rules provided by the district. If you are interested in having a float or want to obtain more information please stop by the front office and pick up a sign-up form and turn it in advance of the parade.

Don’t forget to buy your Homecoming Dance tickets today. Tickets are being sold at both lunches, and the ticket price is $15 per person. The Homecoming Dance is on Saturday,  October 17, from 8-11 p.m. in the large gym.  Parents who are interested in Chaperoning the Homecoming Dance October 17th  Sat. 8-11 p.m.  please contact Steve McNichols at mcnichols_steve@svvsd.org. We do have a need for a few parent chaperones this year.

RABC Upcoming Events & News

HOMECOMING!!!  Events start on Thursday, October 15th with the school assembly & then outside for the Homecoming Parade.  We encourage all extra-curricular activities to participate in the parade by decorating a float & joining the parade.  This tradition is something that the Altona & Eagle Crest kids really look forward to every year, let’s make it the best one yet!!  Talk to administration for any rules & regulations.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 16TH 2:00PM-5:00PM:  Powder Puff Game, Creek Carnival, Tailgate, & Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser!!  This is an event like no other & all are invited, along with the whole community.  This will be held in the back of the school & the school sports fields.  The tailgate BBQ will start at 2:00 along with several games & inflatable fun for the students & kids to take part in.  The traditional Powder Puff game (Seniors take on the Juniors in flag football) will start at 2:30 on the football field.  After the Powder Puff game we will thrill you with the Golf Ball Drop, the Longmont Fire Department will have their engine ladder high over our sports field & dropping hundreds of golf balls that have been purchased by people in our community.  The ball closest to the winning target will win a gift certificate for a helicopter ride for them & a guest!!  There will also be several other prizes to win and opportunity to tour the fire engine.  Make sure you purchase your golf balls today!  They are being sold at all home Volleyball & Football Games, during lunches & at the school store.  You can also contact rabcpresident@gmail.com to purchase balls.

RABC Golf ball

November 6th & 7th: Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it.  We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event (will share the names at the RABC Meeting on the 28th).  What we need from you now-Oct 31st is your team/activities silent auction baskets.  All proceeds from these baskets go directly back into your team/activity’s account.  It is an easy way for your team/activity to bring in extra funds.  We are also looking for businesses that want to be a sponsor for this event, we are selling $25 business card ads in our program.  Let us know if you have a business or know of one that would be interested in this.

If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please either come to the meeting on the 28th of Sept or email one of the Board Members.  Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software.  We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

Re-design our Logo Contest

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached brochure for details.

educationfoundation

Eat at Chipotle

Go to the Chipotle on 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd on Monday, on October 12 between 5-8 pm.  Bring the attached flyer and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Creek Education Foundation!

chipotle

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD, YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK ONE UP AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY THE FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

Community Service Society Membership Drive

Would you like to be involved with a school organization that is dedicated to community service and building friendships? If so, the Community Service Society is looking for a few more members. We are focused on volunteering and fundraising for 11 charities, including:

– Make-A-Wish Foundation

– Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley

– OUR Center

We want to make volunteering rewarding and fun, so our members become determined to make a difference – now and in the future. Our club has several social activities planned too, including a Halloween Party! Email us for an application at TheCommunityServiceSociety@gmail.com to join today!

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

National College Fair in Denver – 10/11/15

The Denver National College Fair will be at the Denver Mart on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for you to meet with college representatives from all over the country to find out more about colleges that might interest you.  There will be over 250 colleges from across the United States (and some international) There will also be three information sessions at the fair: Tips for Creating Your College List, The Selective College Admission Process, and Financial Aid Information.    Register for this free fair at www.gotomyncf.com  Please be aware that it is a busy day at the Denver Mart on October 11th so you may want to consider carpooling or there will also be charter bus transportation (Gray Line) from Denver East High School to the Denver Mart.  The bus will leave Denver East High School at 12:45 and 1:30 and will leave the Denver Mart at 2:30 and 3:30 to return to Denver East High School.  To see the list of schools participating click on the above link and then click on “schools” on the right hand margin.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet with colleges from all over the country!

Other College Fairs within the state:

Monarch High School, 329 Campus Drive, Louisville, CO on October 7th from 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Lakewood High School, 9700 West 8th Avenue, Lakewood, CO on October 8th from 6:30-8:00 P.M.

Mountain Vista High School, 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highland Ranch, CO on October 10th from 10:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M.

Students can register for any of these fairs at GoToCollegeFairs.com

Attention Seniors:

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 23rd so time is of the essence!  We STRONGLY encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are qualified to apply.

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.

Athletics

Winter or Spring Sport Registration is Open!  SIGN UP TODAY.

All student athletes need to sign up online (for every sport, even the second or third sport), turn in a valid physical and obtain a clearance card from Melissa Lehman, athletic secretary. All overdue sports fees must be paid in full before the student will be cleared for a winter or spring sport in 2015-16.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lehman.

HS Boy’s Lacrosse

Any boy’s interested in playing lacrosse this Spring have the opportunity to play for Twin Peaks Charter Academy.  Starting October 15th, they will be holding Thursday Throw Arounds.  Click here for more information.

Broadcasting School Events

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

Unified Flag Football

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

We are excited to announce our fall line of products.  The artwork has been finalized and the new products are due in the store Thursday, Oct 8th!  You can go online and look at larger photos and purchase these new items at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

NOTE: even though you will be purchasing online, these new products will not be available for 2 weeks.

Also, more new products coming (Hats, PJs, Head bands and spirit packs) towards the end of October, just in time for our Holiday Ordering Window (November 1st-14th).  All new products, special sizing and colors will be available for ‘pre-order’ for the Holidays.  Once ordering closes on November 14th, the new items will be available in the store December 10th.  Click here to view the list of products.

SCOPA

October Meeting Date Change

October 13, 7:00pm; Choir Room

Due to parent/teacher conferences and the Orchestra concert on October 14th at 7:00pm in the auditorium , the monthly SCOPA meeting for October has changed to Tuesday, October 13th in the Choir room.  A Wing parents are welcome to attend this informative meeting and learn more about SCHS performing arts activities.

If you have any questions about the upcoming meeting or adding to the meeting agenda, please contact Laura Ewing at scopapresident2016@gmail.com.  See you there!

For more info on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

SILVER CREEK THEATRE COMPANY is hosting a fundraiser at Basil Flats restaurant, 1067 S. Hover Road, on Tuesday, October 27, from 5-9 p.m. For each patron who purchases a meal, we will benefit from a generous portion of the proceeds. Please join us at Basil Flats on the 27th and tell them you’re there on behalf of Silver Creek Theatre. We thank you for your support!

Basil Flats

Our fall production, Noel Coward’s “Waiting in the Wings” will run four shows, November 12-16. Plan to join us for another excellent SCTC drama!

Upcoming A Wing October Performances

October 10, Legends Marching Band Festival

October 16, Homecoming football game halftime performance

Concert Schedule

All performances begin at 7:00pm in the SCHS Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)

October 14, Orchestra concert

October 15, Concert Band concert

October 20, Choir Concert

October 21, SVVSD District Choir Festival; Frederick High School

Bella Voce Women’s Choir performance

October 16, Homecoming football game National Anthem

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

Student Fees for Semester 1

Student fees were downloaded to Infinite Campus on September 11th.  Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the office (cash, check or credit card) after September 11th.  Fees paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and the course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible).  Teachers cannot accept class fees.

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@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.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

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 (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  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 the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

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.

Approved Flyers for October

 

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 bus pass@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.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

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!

Positive Quotations:  To Live Fully And  Successfully, We Must Commit To Something

 

If you don’t make a total commitment to whatever you’re doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking.  It’s tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his life jacket on.

—–Lou Holtz

weekly blog for October 2nd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 2nd

   Seniors/Class of 2016

Jostens will be here on Monday, October 5 to present the process for ordering of caps/gowns and take measurements, graduation announcements, and other items available to the Senior Class of 2016.    All Seniors will be called out of class at 9:55 a.m. to go to the auditorium.   Seniors must attend this presentation and will receive their packets.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 14th and 21st from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Parents will have the opportunity to schedule appointments with their students teacher on the “online Scheduler” starting September 30th.   Time slots fill up fast and it is a first come first serve basis.  If you are not able to get an appointment for the 14th or the 21st, contact the teacher directly to set up an email or phone conference.

Late Start

There is a Late Start on Wednesday October 7th.  School starts at 10:00 a.m. and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) by Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

Community Service Society Membership Drive

Would you like to be involved with a school organization that is dedicated to community service and building friendships? If so, the Community Service Society is looking for a few more members. We are focused on volunteering and fundraising for 11 charities, including:

– Make-A-Wish Foundation

– Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley

– OUR Center

We want to make volunteering rewarding and fun, so our members become determined to make a difference – now and in the future. Our club has several social activities planned too, including a Halloween Party! Email us for an application at TheCommunityServiceSociety@gmail.com to join today!

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

We contributed $25,000 this year for the new Naviance software.  We’ve given over $100,000 back to the teachers and students, including $2,500 in college scholarships.

Re-design our Logo Contest

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached brochure for details.

educationfoundation

Eat at Chipotle

Go to the Chipotle on 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd on Monday, on October 12 between 5-8 pm.  Bring the attached flyer and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Creek Education Foundation!

chipotle

Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD, YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK ONE UP AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY THE FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

College Representative Visits

Tuesday, October 6:

8:00 am –  Baylor University

12:00 – Hofstra University

Wednesday, October 7:

11:00 – Bethany College

11:30 – The University of Utah

12:00 – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1:00 – Bates College

1:30 – University of Tulsa

Friday, October 9:

8:30 – Montana State University

1:30 – Fort Hays State University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

National College Fair in Denver – 10/11/15

The Denver National College Fair will be at the Denver Mart on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for you to meet with college representatives from all over the country to find out more about colleges that might interest you.  There will be over 250 colleges from across the United States (and some international) There will also be three information sessions at the fair: Tips for Creating Your College List, The Selective College Admission Process, and Financial Aid Information.    Register for this free fair at www.gotomyncf.com  Please be aware that it is a busy day at the Denver Mart on October 11th so you may want to consider carpooling or there will also be charter bus transportation (Gray Line) from Denver East High School to the Denver Mart.  The bus will leave Denver East High School at 12:45 and 1:30 and will leave the Denver Mart at 2:30 and 3:30 to return to Denver East High School.  To see the list of schools participating click on the above link and then click on “schools” on the right hand margin.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet with colleges from all over the country!

Other College Fairs within the state:

Monarch High School, 329 Campus Drive, Louisville, CO on October 7th from 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Lakewood High School, 9700 West 8th Avenue, Lakewood, CO on October 8th from 6:30-8:00 P.M.

Mountain Vista High School, 10585 Mountain Vista Ridge, Highland Ranch, CO on October 10th from 10:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M.

Students can register for any of these fairs at GoToCollegeFairs.com

 

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 23rd so time is of the essence!  We STRONGLY encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are qualified to apply.

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.

Athletics

Winter or Spring Sport Registration is Open!  SIGN UP TODAY.

All student athletes need to sign up online (for every sport, even the second or third sport), turn in a valid physical and obtain a clearance card from Melissa Lehman, athletic secretary. All overdue sports fees must be paid in full before the student will be cleared for a winter or spring sport in 2015-16.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Lehman.

HS Boy’s Lacrosse

Any boy’s interested in playing lacrosse this Spring have the opportunity to play for Twin Peaks Charter Academy.  Starting October 15th, they will be holding Thursday Throw Arounds.  Click here for more information.

Broadcasting School Events

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

Unified Flag Football

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Flag Football, please see Mr Tonjes. The team is starting to form.

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

We are excited to announce our fall line of products.  The artwork has been finalized and the new products are due in the store Thursday, Oct 8th!  You can go online and look at larger photos and purchase these new items at: Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

NOTE: even though you will be purchasing online, these new products will not be available for 2 weeks.

Also, more new products coming (Hats, PJs, Head bands and spirit packs) towards the end of October, just in time for our Holiday Ordering Window (November 1st-14th).  All new products, special sizing and colors will be available for ‘pre-order’ for the Holidays.  Once ordering closes on November 14th, the new items will be available in the store December 10th.  Click here to view the list of products.

RABC Upcoming Events & News

HOMECOMING!!!  Events start on Thursday, October 15th with the school assembly & then outside for the Homecoming Parade.  We encourage all activities to participate in the parade by decorating a float & joining the parade.  This tradition is something that the Altona & Eagle Crest kids really look forward to every year, let’s make it the best one yet!!  Talk to administration for any rules & regulations.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 16TH 2:00PM-5:00PM:  Powder Puff Game, Creek Carnival, Tailgate, & Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser!!  This is an event like no other & all are invited, along with the whole community.  This will be held in the back of the school & the school sports fields.  The tailgate BBQ will start at 2:00 along with several games & inflatable fun for the students & kids to take part in.  The traditional Powder Puff game (Seniors take on the Juniors in flag football) will start at 2:30 on the football field.  After the Powder Puff game we will thrill you with the Golf Ball Drop, the Longmont Fire Department will have their engine ladder high over our sports field & dropping hundreds of golf balls that have been purchased by people in our community.  The ball closest to the winning target will win a gift certificate for a helicopter ride for them & a guest!!  There will also be several other prizes to win and opportunity to tour the fire engine.  Make sure you purchase your golf balls today!  They are being sold at all home Volleyball & Football Games, during lunches & at the school store.  You can also contact rabcpresident@gmail.com to purchase balls.

RABC Golf ball

November 6th & 7th: Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars

If you missed this event in March, now is your chance to make up for it.  We have an amazing cast lined up for this year’s event (will share the names at the RABC Meeting on the 28th).  What we need from you now-Oct 31st is your team/activities silent auction baskets.  All proceeds from these baskets go directly back into your team/activity’s account.  It is an easy way for your team/activity to bring in extra funds.  We are also looking for businesses that want to be a sponsor for this event, we are selling $25 business card ads in our program.  Let us know if you have a business or know of one that would be interested in this.

If you are interested in helping with any of these events, please either come to the meeting on the 28th of Sept or email one of the Board Members.  Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

SCOPA

October Meeting Date Change

October 13, 7:00pm; Choir Room

Due to parent/teacher conferences and the Orchestra concert on October 14th at 7:00pm in the auditorium , the monthly SCOPA meeting for October has changed to Tuesday, October 13th in the Choir room.  A Wing parents are welcome to attend this informative meeting and learn more about SCHS performing arts activities.

If you have any questions about the upcoming meeting or adding to the meeting agenda, please contact Laura Ewing at scopapresident2016@gmail.com.  See you there!

For more info on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

Upcoming A Wing October Performances

SCHS Marching Band field performances and competitions

October 2, Home football game halftime performance

October 7, SVVSD Band Night; Everly-Montgomery Field (festival start time 5:00pm)

October 3, Pomona Marching Band Festival

October 10, Legends Marching Band Festival

October 16, Homecoming football game halftime performance

Concert Schedule

All performances begin at 7:00pm in the SCHS Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)

October 14, Orchestra concert

October 15, Concert Band concert

October 20, Choir Concert

October 21, SVVSD District Choir Festival; Frederick High School

Bella Voce Women’s Choir performance

October 16, Homecoming football game National Anthem

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

Come work Bingo for A Wing Fundraising!  SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

Student Fees for Semester 1

Student fees were downloaded to Infinite Campus on September 11th.  Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the office (cash, check or credit card) after September 11th.  Fees paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and the course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible).  Teachers cannot accept class fees.

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@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.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

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 (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  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 the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

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.

Approved Flyers for October

 

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 bus pass@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.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

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!

Positive Quotations:  None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have to accept disappointments as their daily bread……The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

Bernard M. Baruch