Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, November 6th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
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!
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.
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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.
With LEGO’s, everything is awesome!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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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.
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.
There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:
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
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
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.
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
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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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)
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 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.
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.
TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within 48 hours of the absence in order to be excused. 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.
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 email@example.com or calling 303-702-7540. The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus. 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!