Weekly Blog For March 25th, 2016

 

 

 

 

Weekly Update for Friday, March 25th, 2016

“Advancing Excellence for the Silver Creek Feeder”

Please join us on 3/28/16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Silver Creek Commons as Superintendent Dr. Don Haddad, Area Assistant Superintendent Regina Renaldi and Principals from the Silver Creek Feeder discuss excellence in our neighborhood schools.  Flyer

 

ATTENTION SENIORS/PARENTS

The deadline to order your Senior Class panoramic picture at the lowest price is this Sunday, March 27 by Midnight.   Parents, your student received an order form earlier this week.   This is the only class picture taken all year so don’t miss out!  Extra order forms are available in the front office.   You can also order on line at  BestClassPicture.com

 

Upcoming Dates To Remember

April 4-8 Spring Break

April 12 & 15th-PARCC Language Art & Math Test-Freshman

April 16th- Prom

April 19th- ACT Test Day-Juniors

April 19thPSAT Testing- Sophomores

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.

 

Silver Creek Spring Assessment Schedule Calendar CMAS, PSAT, ACT, AP

APRIL 19th ACT & PSAT-10

On April 19th, 2016, all 11th grade students will take the state-mandated ACT exam and all 10th grade students will take the state-mandated PSAT-10 exam. 10th & 11th grade students will test in the morning while 9th & 12th graders will have a late start morning.  All students (grades 9, 10, 11, & 12) will attend classes after testing on the following abbreviated afternoon schedule.

Block 1 – 12:00-12:33

Block 2 – 12:39-1:12

Block 3 – 1:18-1:51

Block 4 – 1:57-2:30

On April 19th buses will run on their normal morning schedule for 10th & 11th graders.  A late bus run will deliver 9th & 12th graders  at 11:45 a.m. (on a 4 hour and 15 minute delay).

It is imperative that all 10th & 11th graders arrive on time and report promptly to their assigned test rooms (room assignments will be posted the week prior to testing)!  They should bring the following things with them:

Calculator

2 #2 Pencils with erasers

Student ID or another form of picture ID

These exams are a crucial piece of the college admissions process.  We appreciate your support to ensure that our students have a smooth and successful experience with these important exams.  Students will receive feedback on their performance for both the ACT and PSAT.  This valuable feedback will be used to target specific improvement strategies for our school and can be used for individual students who use the free SHMOOP program or participate in our test preparation program.  Thank you!

 

Advancing Educational Excellence for a Growing Community

Did you know that St. Vrain Valley Schools serves over 32,000 students and is growing at a rate of approximately 800 new students per year?  Learn more about how our proposed 2016 bond measure and continued community support will guidethe future of education in our region.  Find out more at St. Vrain.

 

Silver Creek Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

For all students – current Silver Creek and current 8th grade (students…. the registration window has closed.

  • If you have registration questions, please email norris_karen@svvsd.org or your counselor.
  • If you have not registered, classes will be chosen for you.
  • Schedules will be released the first Monday or Tuesday in August. Be sure to check your schedule in Infinite Campus.

 

 Dear Senior Parents,

It’s time to start putting together the senior slideshow. Please email  silvercreekclassof2016@gmail.com with pictures. These could be throwback pictures of your student or pictures from their time at Silver Creek.

Thank you,

Olivia Bruce

Senior Class President

Concurrent Enrollment

Any students who will be juniors or seniors next fall are eligible to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment (CE) program, which allows qualified students to take up to two approved classes per semester at either Front Range or CU – Boulder.  The district pays for the tuition (not books or fees) for those classes, as long as students receive a grade of C or better. Students must meet with their respective counselor to make sure the classes will be approved by the school district and to get their SASID number to register for the college classes. More information about the Concurrent Enrollment program can be found at: http://svvsd.org/college-concurrent-enrollment

 

The deadline to register to participate in CE for the Fall semester is Friday, April 1st, and the link to the Concurrent Enrollment registration page is: https://workflow.stvrain.k12.co.us/ConcurrentEnrollment/LandingPage.html

 

Updated School Calendar

Check out the updated 15-16 Maroon/Silver Silver Creek Calendar.  There have been a few updates since the beginning of the year.  The calendar includes spring break through graduation.  Note the SCLA Evening of Excellence time change.  This event will now start at 6:00 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m.

 

Dear Silver Creek Students and Parents,

Normally the middle of March has included two weeks of state assessments.  Those assessments will happen in the middle of April for 2016 and there are far fewer of them.  Here’s what it will look like at each grade level:

 

Seniors:  No testing.

Juniors:  Take the ACT on Tuesday, April 19th, 7:30-11:30.  Take three science tests on Friday, April 22nd.

Sophomores:  Take the PSAT on Tuesday, April 19th, 7:30-11:30.

Freshmen:  Take three PARCC language arts tests and three PARCC math tests over two days:  April 12th and 15th.

 

During the freshman assessments on April 12th and 15th, sophomores, juniors, and seniors will attend regular classes.

On April 19th, while juniors and sophomores test, no other classes will run (all teachers are needed to proctor the ACT/PSAT).  Regular classes resume for all students at noon.

Normal classes will run for freshmen, sophomores, and seniors while juniors take the three CMAS science tests on April 22nd.  Juniors will be dismissed for lunch after testing at 12:15 and do not need to return for their 8th Block class.

The complete assessment schedule will be published on the SCHS website and reminders will be sent as we get closer to the actual dates.

Silver Creek has established itself as one of the top 5% of all schools in the nation because our students show up to demonstrate their learning on the state tests and Advanced Placement tests.  Our students’ good-faith efforts on the state assessments also provide us with important data to gauge how well our classrooms are teaching the standards and the requisite skills students need in order to be successful in college and in most careers.  SCHS is well known for producing strong leaders and great citizens who understand and routinely exhibit their commitment to their various communities.  We look forward to proving yet again on this year’s state tests that SCHS is also among the best schools… anywhere… academically.

If you need additional information with regard to state assessments, please contact Eric Ottem and/or Erick Finnestead.

 

 

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PROM

Silver Creek High School’s Golden Globes Prom will be held Saturday, April 16th at the Lionsgate Center in Lafayette (1055 S 112th St) from 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

Think you have the best proposal?  Send your entries to scpromposal@gmail.com.    This year’s judges will be four anonymous Silver Creek teachers.  The first place winner will receive two Prom tickets, with second place winning a boutonniere and corsage.

Please submit your entry by 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10th.  You will receive a confirmation email that your entry was received.  The winners will be announced Monday, April 11th during announcements.

 

Tickets are on sale during both lunches and in Ms. Lindsey’s office.  The cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door the night of Prom.

Generation Tux has offered SCHS an option for tux rental for a flat $95 fee for jacket and pants – or a complete look for $150.  Please visit GenerationTux.com to see the wide variety of styles and colors.  On the website you are walked through every step of the process to create, view, share and edit outfits chosen from the highest quality of fabrics where you can build a unique look of your own.  Please see Ms. Lindsey if you are interested in ordering so you can receive the SCHS code. For every minimum jacket/pant rental of $95, you will receive a $10 discount and SCHS will receive a $5 donation from Generation Tux.  All orders needs to be submitted by this Saturday, April 2nd to avoid any late fees.

The tux will be shipped free, both ways, when you rent a tuxedo or suit. You’ll receive your outfit a full seven days prior to your event, with plenty of time for adjustments—if necessary.

 

All students and their parent must sign the dance expectation contract.  Click here for that contract.  Contracts will also be available during ticket sales.

 

All dances are contingent upon providing ample parent and staff chaperones.  At this point, we are in need of at least four parent volunteers to help with coat check, water bar or to chaperone.  Please contact Cindi Lindsey at lindsey_cindi@svvsd.org or 720-494-3728 if you are able to help or have any questions.

 

Athletic

 

Tryout dates for the 2016-17 Dance and Cheerleading teams have been scheduled!

All those interested in trying out for either squad will need to complete the forms in the online registration system as well as turn in a valid physical with Ms. Lehman in the SCHS athletic office.  Physicals are valid for one calendar year, so if your student already has a physical on file with Silver Creek, please verify that information with Ms. Lehman.  Do you need a blank physical form? Click HERE to print.

Once the online registration forms have been completed and you have turning a physical, you will be given a clearance card.  Coaches will collect the clearance cards at the first tryout date.

You may NOT participate without a clearance card.

For registration questions, please contact Athletic Secretary, Melissa Lehman: 720-494-3729 or lehman_melissa@svvsd.org.

 

Dance Team – Tryout Flier (click the link)

 

Tryouts will be held April 18 – 22 to 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the small gym.

For specific Dance team questions, please contact Coach Karen Greenert at kgreenertdance@gmail.com

 

Cheerleading – Tryout Flier (click the link)

There will be an informational meeting held on Monday, April 18 at 6:00 pm in the SCHS Commons.

 

Tryouts will held on April 26-29 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm.  *Students must be present for all days*

 

Please wear a plain white t-shirt, maroon athletic shorts with spandex underneath, athletic shoes and have your hair pulled back.

 

For specific cheerleading team questions, please contact Coach Taylor Novara at taylornovara23@gmail.com

Spring sports have started!  Visit the SCHS Athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules or additional information.

 

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Information

Sign-Up for Advanced Placement Exams

The last day to sign up for AP exams without a late fee is March 17th. The registration link is on the main school web page and also the following link on this blog. See Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office if you have questions about AP tests. LINK

 

American Legion Girls State Program

 

Junior girls who are interested in attending the American Legion Auxiliary Colorado Girls State Program can pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office. Our local chapter is picking up the cost for this week long summer leadership program. Applications are due by April 8th. Junior boys interested in attending Boys State can also pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office.

 

Mathematics Department

 

All Mathematics teachers are available to help students who have questions.  Please have your student ask his/her teacher about help sessions or tutoring if he/she needs additional time to ask questions or get help.

 

Parents of incoming 9th Graders (Class of 2020):

If your student is requesting placement (as a freshman) in Trig/PreCalc, IMP 3, IMP 4, AP Statistics, or AP Calculus, please bring him/her to Silver Creek High School on Thursday, April 14, room E206 for a pre-assessment.

 

Students should arrive between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m. They may bring with them a calculator if they have one. The exam takes a maximum of 90 minutes. Students may be picked up from Silver Creek when they complete the exam (no later than 6:00 p.m.).

 

Please contact Hilarie Roberts (roberts_hilarie@svvsd.org) to indicate that your student will be attending the pre-assessment.

 

Student iPads

Now is the time for students to check their iPads.    Any missing case parts, cord, stand or adapter?   You will be required to pay for any missing parts before the end of the school year (during checkout).   Any damage to the actual iPad will be assessed during the check-out process that will be in place for ALL students this year.

 

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

Next Meeting 3/28 @6:30pm in the Library

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AFTER PROM INFORMATION: WE ARE GOING BACK TO THE 80’S

Yes, it’s that time of year!  We have a little less than 1 month before After Prom – Let’s get the fun started, kick it into high gear, get these empty slots filled and donations coming in. We have a few areas of need, please read below: (all pink lettering are links to the documents for signing up.)

  1.      After Prom Food Donations: This is an easy sign-up for any family. Everything from water and pop to pizza and cookies and much more.
  2.      After Prom Volunteer Sign-up: There are many fun areas where you can get involved. We need adults to man the game tables, photo booths, prize tables, etc. The success of this event can only be achieved with the help of our amazing parent volunteers. Our parent community is what helps make SCHS so great!
  3.      Set Up/Clean Up Sign Up for After Prom Volunteers: For those that love to help create a space that’s fun and unforgettable, then this is for you. The volleyball reps have purchased 80’s themed decorations and it’s going to be amazing.
  4.       $10 Prize, gift-card, or money: These items are used for the prizes at After Prom and to help with the expense of the games and operations of After Prom. Please turn these items into Melissa Lehman in the front office from now until April 8th, please mark your donations “After Prom”.  Please make checks out to RABC.
  5.      RABC After Prom Scholarship Letter: This document will help assist securing a monetary donation for our After Prom Scholarships. If you are interested or know anyone in the community that would like to donate to the scholarships, you can do so by going onto the RABC website store. Please make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page of the School Store Website.  All donations are tax deductible & checks can be made out to RABC.

Time to find your Jordache jeans and neon parachute pants, we’re going 80’s style theme this year during After Prom!! Bring your favorite mullet or big hair perm look as we are asking all volunteers to dress 80’s style for the night!!  There will be prizes for the volunteers and students!  We are encouraging students to come in 80’s attire as well (they always change out of their Prom clothes anyway).  We will have prizes for the best 80’s Students!  It will be totally rad – you won’t want to miss out!!

Thank you all for making this event a special time for our students, it takes a village.

BINGO NEWS – WE NEED CALLERS!!

We need volunteers to step into the “Caller” position at Bingo, if you are comfortable with a microphone & have always wanted to call out the Bingo numbers, this gig is for you!! Please reach out to Crystal raptorbingo@gmail.com if you are able to help.  Bingo is sponsored by RABC every Wednesday night.

Silver Creek Night at the Longmont Bingo Hall – Wednesday March 30th!  Wear your Silver Creek gear or bring in your Silver Creek ID and receive 1 free paper pack with 1 purchase of a Game Pack.  Another great way to bring the community together!  Games start at 7:00pm.

We are accepting and looking for nominations for Board Members for 2016/2017, all nominations need to be turned in to the current Board by our March 28th General Meeting. Voting will then take place at our April 25th meeting. All Board positions are open at this time; however we do have 1 nominee for Treasurer and 1 nominee for Vice President. If you or anyone you know is interested in sitting on the RABC Board (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer) and have any questions, please contact any of the current Board Members.

Mark your calendars to be at our next General Meeting on March 28, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Library, All are invited!

Like our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/silvercreek.rabc/ & Follow us on Twitter @SilverCreekRABC

Kaydene Hubert

RABC Co-President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

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

 

➔ Yard Signs and Bricks

Graduation is coming!  Buy a $10 Yard Sign celebrating your senior by contacting us at SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com

 

It’s also a great time to leave your family legacy at Silver Creek with a brick for the courtyard and/or your home.  The brick is tax deductible and customizable.  Click on the link to see examples and costs:

http://schsedfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/BBB_FlyerOrderForm.pdf

 

➔Eat at Chipotle

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Go to Chipotle on 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd on Tuesday, March 29, between 5-8 p.m.  Make sure to mention “Silver Creek” and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Creek Education Foundation!

➔King Soopers Cards

The winner of the monthly drawing for a $20 King Soopers card is: Barbara Gaskill.  Congratulations!  Please email Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com to get your card.

 

Make sure your King Soopers card is still active for SCHS.  Please email Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038 with either your circle sticker # we placed on your card or the last 6 digits of the number in back.   If your card is inactive we will gladly hand you another for FREE and SCHS will gain another 5% earnings from your shopping and gas fill-ups!  Thanks to all of you for participating in this fundraising program!

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

 

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

 

Hats – PJs – Hoodies – Silver Headbands – Sweats – Shirts – Beads – Lanyards – Cinch Bags

 

Check out all our items in our store or online.  Looks at these great spirit items:    ->Link   

Visit us online here: www.silver-Creek Store

 

Rockies Tickets

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Support your Silver Creek Baseball team and purchase your Rockies Tickets today!!  Please see the flyer for details.  To purchase tickets, please contact a Silver Creek baseball player or Kristi Elting at baseballparentreps@gmail.com.

 

Premium Game and 2nd Game Free

New York Mets – Friday, May 13th at 6:40pm (Promo – Fan Friday Tote Bag) and  Arizona Diamondbacks – Thursday, June 23rd at 6:40pm

 

The Silver Creek Baseball program is involved in a very unique fundraiser.  The 2016 Varsity baseball team will be playing at COORS FIELD on April 20, 2016.  In order for this to happen this spring and in the future, the players are selling tickets to select Colorado Rockies baseball games.  We have 4 great games to choose from at an incredibly discounted (BOGO deal) ticket price.  When you buy one ticket, you will receive a ticket to the 2nd game for FREE!  You will get two games for the price of one.

Premium Game

1.      New York Mets – Friday, May 13th at 6:40pm (Promo – Fan Friday Tote Bag)

2.      Toronto Blue Jays – Tuesday, June 28th at 6:40pm (Promo – Xcel LED Bulb)

3.      Atlanta Braves – Friday, July 22nd at 6:40pm (Promo – Fan Friday Rox Socks)

4.      Miami Marlins – Saturday, August 6th at 6:10pm (Promo – Bobblehead)

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2nd Game Free

Arizona Diamondbacks – Thursday, June 23rd at 6:40pm

Arizona Diamondbacks – Monday, May 9th at 6:40pm (Promo – Purple Monday Ladies Scarf)

Arizona Diamondbacks – Tuesday, May 10th at 6:40pm

Philadelphia Phillies – Thursday, July 7th at 6:40pm

All seats are on the field level and are AWESOME!  Outfield box, sections 115-117, 145 and 150.  The face value prices for the premium games are $40.00 and the 2nd games are $27.00.  Your price for 2 games is $30.00!!  You are receiving a $67.00 value for $30.00.

Name: _________________________ Player’s Name (seller): _____________________

Game Option (chosen from above)  #1    #2    #3    #4

# of Tickets________ X $30.00 = ________ (total price)

Cash______ or Check_______ Please make checks payable to RABC (tax deductible)

Name_______________________________ Phone______________________________

Address_________________________________________________________________

City___________________________State_________________Zip_________________

Email___________________________________________________________________

Rescheduled Game InformationIf a game is cancelled or postponed, please go to The Rockies website for complete information on rescheduled dates or ticket exchanges.

Thank you for supporting the Silver Creek High School Baseball program!!

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Football Fundraisers:

Help our team raise funds for our Orlando trip in August for our first official game of the season!

Starting 3/1/16

Get your Qdoba Coupon Sheet from a football player for only $10. Great deals in the sheet include $5 off a purchase, buy-one-get-one deals, free chips and salsa, etc…… Checks made out to RABC.

 

Teens Take The Wheel

This is a free two-hour event to help you and your teen to start a meaningful Dialogue about safe driving.  Click on the Links below to see what class will work for you and your teen.Capture teen driving

 

May 2nd (Monday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Swedish Medical Center LINK

May 3rd  (Tuesday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Aurora Medical Center LINK

May 4th (Wednesday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Parker Adventist Hospital LINK

 

Second Semester School Fees

Thank you for paying your student’s first semester school fees.  Second semester school fees have  been downloaded and are ready at your convenience.

Fees can be paid online with a credit card or in the main office (cash, check or credit card).   Teachers cannot accept class fees.

 

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures  can still be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to   (yearbook coordinator)  Joylynn Bockelmann at  bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

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sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

Registration for AP Exams closed March 17th. Please go the link on the main Silver Creek web page. Students will attend a pre-registration session on April 21, where more information on the tests will be given.

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, which SCHS Education Foundation has paid to make available to all students.  Naviance 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 and 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.

 

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.

 

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SCOPA Monthly Meeting: April 13, 7:00pm – Choir Room PARENTS & DIRECTORS*******This is an important fundraising meeting! If you care about the future of “A” Wing, please attend this meeting.

Help Needed for Drama’s Production of “Cabaret”! There are a number of volunteer needs for the spring musical this year. If you see something you would enjoy helping with, please contact Margaret Terrell at margaret4925@gmail.com.

  • Posters and Flyers creation and distribution
  • Playbill design and creation
  • Concessions and ticketing at the door for performances: April 22,23,24,28,29 and 30
  • Community Liaison

A Special Thank You! These “A” Wing families and students have dedicated a number of hours to the Saturday/Sunday Bingo fundraiser in first quarter of 2016. A sincere thanks for their time at the past 24 sessions! (8 volunteers are needed at each Bingo session)

Wyatt Brothers & family Margo Denning Dylan Ewing & family Zachery Foss & family Braelynn Haefele Eric & James Jensen Natalie Lovestedt Madison Manning & family

Zoe & Nina Mast & family Gitte & Robert Nielsen Laura Nowakowski & family Austin & Matteau Perry & family Jet Rostykus Rachel Ross Keoni San Miguel & family Rick Slama

Madii Spell Gabriel Stokke Jessica Studebaker & family Carol Wheelock Donovan Whitehead & family Abby Winkler Kiley Winkelhake & family

SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!! Bingo is how we fund the performing arts programs throughout the year. Currently, we have a small number of families and individuals that are supporting this program on behalf of every student in the “A” Wing. The majority of the families that support this program volunteer their time every week. We need more volunteers to help, so the current small list of volunteers can have a few weekends off during the year.

Without Bingo, student fees will go up and programs will lose the current funding. Students may have to start selling calendars, cookie dough, car washes and magazines. Didn’t we leave those fundraising programs behind in middle school?!! We are in desperate need of help with volunteer support for our two sessions, weekly. Training and fun is provided at each session so that everyone feels comfortable with each tasks!

Sign up for March and April!

 

If you have questions about SCOPA, please contact Laura Ewing at scopapresident2016@gmail.com

Any questions about SCOPA activities please contact Laura Ewing at  scopapresident2016@gmail.com scopapresident2016@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.

 

School Lunch

 

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 — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for 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 student’s 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!School Books

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 #, 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  March

 

  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!

 

Open Your Eyes

There is nothing that is not a sign of oneness.

———- Zen Saying

Weekly Blog For March 18th, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 18th, 2016

 

“Most Likely to Succeed”

Join us for a screening of the educational documentary “MLTS” on 3/24/16 at

7:00 PM.  Please use this link to obtain your free tickets LINK.  This is an open event for our Silver Creek community.  Themes discussed in this film include project based learning, rigor in high schools, imagining a future for all schools.  

 

“Advancing Excellence for the Silver Creek Feeder”

Please join us on 3/28/16 at 6:00 PM in the Silver Creek Commons as Superintendent Dr. Don Haddad, Area Assistant Superintendent Regina Renaldi and Principals from the Silver Creek Feeder discuss excellence in our neighborhood schools.

 

Upcoming Dates To Remember

April 4-8 Spring Break

April 12 & 15th-PARCC Language Art & Math Test-Freshman

April 16th- Prom

April 19th- ACT Test Day-Juniors

April 19th-PSAT Testing- Sophmores

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition Student HandbooK

 

 

 Advancing Educational Excellence for a Growing Community

Did you know that St. Vrain Valley Schools serves over 32,000 students and is growing at a rate of approximately 800 new students per year?  Learn more about how our proposed 2016 bond measure and continued community support will guide the future of education in our region.  Find out more at St. Vrain.

 

Silver Creek Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

  • For all students – Silver Creek and current 8th grade students…. Registration window has closed.
  • If you have registration questions, please email norris_karen@svvsd.org or your counselor.
  • If you have not registered, classes will be chosen for you.
  • Schedules will be released the first Monday or Tuesday in August. Be sure to check your schedule.

 

Concurrent Enrollment

Any students who will be juniors or seniors next fall are eligible to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment (CE) program which allows qualified students to take up to two approved classes per semester at either Front Range or CU – Boulder and have the district pay for the tuition (not books or fees) for those classes. Students must meet with their respective Counselor to discuss this and make sure that the classes are a good fit for their future goals, and that they’ll be approved by the School District. They will also need to get their SASID number from their Counselor prior to being able to register. More information about the Concurrent Enrollment program can be found at: http://svvsd.org/college-concurrent-enrollment

The deadline to register to participate in CE for the Fall semester is Friday, April 1st, and the link to the Concurrent Enrollment registration page is: https://workflow.stvrain.k12.co.us/ConcurrentEnrollment/LandingPage.html

 

Updated School Calendar

Check out the updated 15-16 Maroon/Silver Silver Creek Calendar.  There have been a few updates since the beginning of the year.  The calendar includes Spring Break through Graduation.  Note the SCLA Evening of Excellence time change.  This event will now start at 6:00 P.M. instead of 6:30 P.M.

 

Attention Seniors

Your Senior Panoramic Picture will be taken on Tuesday, March 22 at 9:00 a.m. in the large gym.   Remember – this is the only time a picture will be taken of the entire Senior class of 2016, so don’t miss out.    You only have one chance to be a part of this special event – be there Tuesday, March 22 at 9:00 a.m.!!

 

 A Letter From Mr. Finnestead & Mr. Ottum on State Assesments

Dear Silver Creek Students and Parents,

Normally the middle of March has included two weeks of state assessments.  Those assessments will happen in the middle of April for 2016 and there are far fewer of them.  Here’s what it will look like at each grade level:

Seniors:  No testing.

Juniors:  Take the ACT on Tuesday, April 19th, 7:30-11:30.  Take three science tests on Friday, April 22nd.

Sophomores:  Take the PSAT on Tuesday, April 19th, 7:30-11:30.

Freshmen:  Take three PARCC language arts tests and three PARCC math tests over two days:  April 12th and 15th.

During the freshman assessments on April 12th and 15th, sophomores, juniors, and seniors will attend regular classes.

On April 19th, while juniors and sophomores test, no other classes will run (all teachers are needed to proctor the ACT/PSAT).  Regular classes resume for all students at noon on April 19th.

Normal classes will run for freshmen, sophomores, and seniors while juniors take the three science tests on April 22nd.  Juniors will be dismissed for lunch after testing at 12:15 and do not need to return for their 8th Block class.

The complete assessment schedule will be published on the SCHS website and reminders will be sent as we get closer to the actual dates.

Silver Creek has established itself as one of the top 5% of all schools in the nation because our students show up to demonstrate their learning on the state tests and Advanced Placement tests.  Our students’ good-faith efforts on the state assessments also provide us with important data to gauge how well our classrooms are teaching the standards and the requisite skills students need in order to be successful in college and in most careers.  SCHS is well known for producing strong leaders and great citizens who understand and routinely demonstrate their commitment to their various communities.  We look forward to proving yet again on this year’s state tests that SCHS is also among the best schools… anywhere… academically.

If you need additional information with regard to state assessments, please contact Eric Ottem and/or Erick Finnestead.

 

PROM

Capture prom

Silver Creek High School’s Golden Globes Prom will be held Saturday, April 16th at the Lionsgate Center in Lafayette (1055 S 112th St) from 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Think you have the best proposal?  Send your entries to scpromposal@gmail.com.    This year’s judges will be four anonymous Silver Creek teachers.  The first place winner will receive two Prom tickets, with second place winning a boutonniere and corsage.

Please submit your entry by midnight Friday, April 1st.  You will receive a confirmation email that your entry was received.

Tickets will go on sale in Ms. Lindsey’s office Monday, March 28th from 7:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Tickets will be sold at both lunches beginning Monday, April 11th.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Generation Tux has offered SCHS an option for tux rental for a flat $95 fee for jacket and pants – or a complete look for $150.  Please visit GenerationTux.com to see the wide variety of styles and colors.  On the website you are walked through every step of the process to create, view, share and edit outfits chosen from the highest quality of fabrics where you can build a unique look of your own.  Please see Ms. Lindsey if you are interested in ordering so you can receive the SCHS code.

A representative from Generation Tux will be here on Wednesday March 23rd from 10:30 am to 1 p.m. to measure students for their tux.  You can also take measurements at home.

The tux will be shipped free, both ways, when you rent a tuxedo or suit. You’ll receive your outfit a full seven days prior to your event, with plenty of time for adjustments—if necessary. You’ll have three days after Prom to send it back.

For every minimum jacket/pant rental of $95, SCHS will receive a $5 donation from Generation Tux.

All students, and parents, must sign the dance expectation contract.  Click here for contract.  Contracts will also be available during ticket sales.

All dances are contingent upon providing ample parent and staff chaperones.  At this point, we are in need of at least four parent volunteers to help with coat check, water bar or to chaperone.  Please contact Cindi Lindsey at lindsey_cindi@svvsd.org or 720-494-3728 if you are able to help or have any questions.

 

Information

Sign-Up for Advanced Placement Exams

The last day to sign up for AP exams without a late fee is March 17th.

 The registration link is on the main school web page and also the following link on this blog. See Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office if you have questions about AP tests. LINK

 

College Representative Visit

Thursday, March 24th @ 1:00 p.m. Fort Lewis College will be here.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

American Legion Girls State Program

Junior girls who are interested in attending the American Legion Auxiliary Colorado Girls State Program can pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office. Our local chapter is picking up the cost for this week long summer leadership program. Applications are due by April 8th. Junior boys interested in attending Boys State can also pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office.

 

Mathematics Department

 All Mathematics teachers are available to help students who have questions.  Please have your student ask his/her teacher about help sessions or tutoring if they need additional time to ask questions or help.

Parents of incoming 9th Graders (Class of 2020):

If your student is requesting placement as a freshman in Trig/PreCalc, IMP 3, IMP 4, AP Statistics, or AP Calculus, please bring him/her to Silver Creek High School on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 22, room E201
  • Thursday, April 14, room E206

Students should arrive between 4:15 and 4:30 PM. They may bring with them a calculator if they have one. The exam takes a maximum of 90 minutes. Students may be picked up from Silver Creek when they complete the exam (no later than 6:00 PM).

Please contact Hilarie Roberts (roberts_hilarie@svvsd.org) to indicate when your student can come in for the pre-assessment.

 

Student iPads

Now is the time for students to check their iPads.    Do you have any case parts missing, cord, stand or adapter?   You will be required to pay for any missing parts before the end of the school year (during checkout).   Any damage to the actual iPad will be assessed during the check-out process that will be in place for ALL students this year.

 

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Silver Creek HS student Amanda is working on her SCLA 12 Senior Capstone Project – and she is collecting plastic bottle caps to create her upcycled art installation. We know you probably throw them away or recycle them, but save them for ART! You can drop off at the main office or deliver them to Mrs. Giese.

 

Help Kasey Frankowski with his Capstone Project for the ( SCLA 5k)

Capture SCLA 5 k run

 

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

 

BINGO NEWS –

We want to give a huge shout out to the volunteers who have stepped up to help with Bingo recently.  We still need more volunteers so please reach out to Crystal if you are able to help.  Bingo is sponsored by RABC every Wednesday night.  Contact Crystal at raptorbingo@gmail.com to get more information.

Silver Creek Night at the Longmont Bingo Hall – Wednesday March 30th!  Wear your Silver Creek gear or bring in your Silver Creek ID and receive 1 free paper pack with 1 purchase of a Game Pack.  Another great way to bring the community together!  Games start at 7:00pm.

After Prom is April 16, 2016 from 11:00pm-2:00am in the F Wing of the school. This is a great FREE       event for all Juniors/Seniors & their dates to attend after the Prom. Juniors and Seniors do not have to go to Prom to attend. We provide this event to help keep our students safe on Prom night. Click on links below to volunteer for the evening or to bring in food for the event.

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We are accepting donations for prizes, scholarships, & general operating expenses now through April 8th. You can bring in cash, checks, or gift cards during school hours and give to Melissa Lehman, please mark the envelope “After Prom”. All monetary donations are tax deductible.

We are accepting and looking for nominations for Board Members for 2016/2017, all nominations need to be turned in to the current Board by our March 28th General Meeting. Voting will then take place at our April 25th meeting. All Board positions are open at this time; however we do have 1 nominee for Treasurer and 1 nominee for Vice President. If you or anyone you know is interested in sitting on the RABC Board (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer) and have any questions, please contact any of the current Board Members.

Mark your calendars to be at our next General Meeting on March 28, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Library, All are invited!

Like our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/silvercreek.rabc/ & Follow us on Twitter @SilverCreekRABC

 

Kaydene Hubert

RABC Co-President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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

 

➔ Yard Signs and Bricks

Graduation is coming!  Buy a $10 Yard Sign, celebrating your senior, by contacting us at SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com

 

It’s also a great time to leave your family legacy at Silver Creek with a brick for the courtyard and/or your home.  The brick is tax deductible and customizable.  Click on the link to see examples and costs:

http://schsedfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/BBB_FlyerOrderForm.pdf

 

➔Eat at Chipotle

Capture Chipolte march 29th

Go to Chipotle on 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd on Tuesday, March 29, between 5-8 pm.  Make sure to mention “Silver Creek” and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Creek Education Foundation!

➔King Soopers Cards

The winner of the monthly drawing for a $20 King Soopers card is: Barbara Gaskill.  Congratulations!  Please email Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com to get your card.

 

Make sure your King Soopers card is still active for SCHS.  Please email Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038 with either your circle sticker # we placed on your card or the last 6 digits of the number in back.   If your card is inactive we will gladly hand you another for FREE and SCHS will gain another 5% earnings from your shopping and gas fill-ups!  Thanks to all of you for participating in this fundraising program!

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

 

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

 

Hats – PJs – Hoodies – Silver Headbands – Sweats – Shirts – Beads – Lanyards – Cinch Bags

 

Check out all our items in store or online.  Looks at these great spirit items    ->Link   

Visit us online here www.silver-Creek Store

 

March Football Fundraisers:

Help our team raise funds for our Orlando trip in August for our first official game of the season!

Starting 3/1/16

Get your Qdoba Coupon Sheets from a football player for only $10. Great deals in the sheets for $5 off a purchase, buy one get one deals, free chips and salsa etc…… Checks made out to RABC.

 

Chipotle Night Out! 5-8pm- Who wants to cook on a Monday! On March 21st, from 5-8 pm, Let’s all meet for dinner and support the team. Invite friends, family, coworkers, etc….  Just present the flyer or put it on your phone to show Chipotle. So come enjoy dinner out! Link

Capture chipolte

Teens Take The Wheel

A free 2 hour event to help you and your teen to start a meaningful Dialogue about safe driving.  Click on the Links below to see what class will work for you and your teen.

Capture teen driving

May 2nd Monday from 6 to 8 at Swedish Medical Center LINK

May 3rd  Tuesday from 6 to 8 at Aurora Medical Center LINK

May 4th Wednesday from 6 to 8 at Parker Adventist Hospital LINK

 

Second Semester School Fees

Thank you for paying your student’s first semester school fees.  Second semester school fees have  been downloaded and are ready for your convenience.

Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the main office (cash, check or credit card).   Teachers cannot accept class fees.

 

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures  can still be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to   (yearbook coordinator)  Joylynn Bockelmann at  bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Athletics

Boys Soccer players – There will be an informational meeting with the new Silver Creek Boys Soccer Head Coach, Rob Johnson, about this upcoming season.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm in the SCHS Commons.  Please attend if you or your son is interested in playing this summer and in the fall.  If you are not able to attend the meeting, please contact the coach directly at: bobbyj35@comcast.net.

Spring sports have started!  Visit the SCHS Athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules or additional information.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

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sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

Registration for AP Exams is Open from Feb. 10-March 17th. Please go the link on the main Silver Creek web page. If your student is currently in an AP class, they should be bringing home written information on how to sign up for tests. Please be sure that they attend a pre-registration session on April 21, where more information on the tests will be given.

 

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Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, which SCHS Education Foundation has paid to make available to all students.  Naviance 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 and 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.

 

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.

 

SCOPA

For information on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

SCOPA – Silver Creek Organization for Performing Arts

Announcements:

The choral department presents their spring program, “I Have a New Song to Sing”, on Wednesday, March 23 @ 7:00 p.m. in Silver Creek’s auditorium.  The concert will feature the 5 choral ensembles at Silver Creek, plus special guest, the Altona 8th Grade Choir.  Admission is free and doors will open around 6:40.  Please join us for an evening of great singing!

A Wing Volunteer help needed :

“Cabaret”:

There are a number of volunteer needs for the spring musical this year. If you see something you would enjoy and helping with please contact Margaret Terrell at margaret4925@gmail.com Posters and Flyers creation and distribution

Playbill design and creation

Concessions and ticketing at the door for performances:   April 22,23,24,28,29 and 30

Community Liaison

Bingo:

SCOPA Bingo Sessions are every Saturday- 10:30am to 2:30pm and every Sunday- 4:30pm to 8:30pm.  The volunteer work is fun and easy. To sign up go to SCOPAnews.org for the links to the monthly sign up pages.  Thanks to the students and parents that volunteer weekly. Bingo is the reason for reduced fees, equipment, instruments, competitions, scholarships and much more.  Thank you to students and parents who volunteer many hours to support this fundraising program for the A Wing.  If you need volunteer hours for SCLA, NHS, etc., volunteering at Bingo is a great way to get 4 hours of volunteer time at each session.

 

Any questions about SCOPA activities please contact Laura Ewing at  scopapresident2016@gmail.com scopapresident2016@gmail.com

 

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

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

 

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.

 

School Lunch

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! School Books

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

O 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   For March

                

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!

 

Open Your Eyes

There is nothing that is not a sign of oneness.

———- Zen Saying

Weekly Blog For March 11th 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 11th, 2016

 

Please save the date 3/24/16 at 7:00 PM as we will host a private screening  for students, staff and parents of the educational documentary:  “Most Likely to Succeed”. This event will take place in our auditorium.

You may sign-up for tickets here LINK.

Donations collected at this event will benefit the student campaign for “Pennie for Patients”.

 

A note on safety from Mr. Finnestead LINK

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition Student Handbook.

 

Silver Creek Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

 

  • For all students – Silver Creek and current 8th grade students…. Registration window has closed.
  • If you have registered, classes will be chosen for you.
  • Schedules will be released the first Monday or Tuesday in August. Be sure to check your schedule.

 

 

Updated School Calendar

Check out the updated 15-16 Maroon/Silver Silver Creek Calendar.  There have a been a few updates since the beginning of the year.  The calendar includes Spring Break through Graduation.  Note the SCLA Evening of Excellence time change.  This event will now start at 6:00 P.M. instead of 6:30 P.M.

 

Information

Sign-Up for Advanced Placement Exams

 

American Legion Girls State Program

Junior girls who are interested in attending the American Legion Auxiliary Colorado Girls State Program can pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office. Our local chapter is picking up the cost for this week long summer leadership program. Applications are due by April 8th. Junior boys interested in attending Boys State can also pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office.

 

Mathematics Department

 

All Mathematics teachers are available to help students who have questions.  Please have your student ask his/her teacher about help sessions or tutoring if they need additional time to ask questions or help.

 

Parents of incoming 9th Graders (Class of 2020):

 

If your student is requesting placement as a freshman in Trig/PreCalc, IMP 3, IMP 4, AP Statistics, or AP Calculus, please bring him/her to Silver Creek High School on one of the following dates:

 

  • Tuesday, March 22, room E201
  • Thursday, April 14, room E206

 

Students should arrive between 4:15 and 4:30 PM. They may bring with them a calculator if they have one. The exam takes a maximum of 90 minutes. Students may be picked up from Silver Creek when they complete the exam (no later than 6:00 PM).

 

Student iPads

 

Now is the time for students to check their iPads.    Do you have any case parts missing, cord, stand or adapter?   You will be required to pay for any missing parts before the end of the school year (during checkout).   Any damage to the actual iPad will be assessed during the check-out process that will be in place for ALL students this year.

 

Got lids? We need your lids!

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Silver Creek HS student Amanda is working on her SCLA 12 Senior Capstone Project – and she is collecting plastic bottle caps to create her upcycled art installation. We know you probably throw them away or recycle them, but save them for ART! You can drop off at the main office or deliver them to Mrs. Giese.

 

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

 

BINGO NEWS – IMPORTANT, Please Read!!!

 

Bingo has been one of RABC’s biggest ongoing fundraisers for many years.  We have had wonderful, dedicated volunteers who have given so much of their time to make sure Wednesday nights at the Longmont Bingo Hall have been run successfully.  As with all fundraisers, it takes volunteers who selflessly give of themselves to help our SC activities.  As of May 1st, we will be down to 1 Games Manager.  We cannot and will not let this 1 Games Manager take on Bingo by herself.  We are pleading with the SC Community who have students in athletics or SCLA to please step up and give no more than 5 hours once a month to become a Games Manager.  This is all your commitment will be if we have at least 4 Games Managers.  If we do not have volunteers to put into this position by the end of April, we will have no choice but to shut Bingo down.  Just so everyone is aware – coaches especially, if we shut Bingo down, your programs will have to do more individual fundraising in order to get the funds to keep your program successful.  Thank you in advance for stepping out and helping!  Contact Crystal at raptorbingo@gmail.com to get more information.

Early St. Patrick’s Day Deal – Wednesday March 16th at the Longmont Bingo Hall!  With every Game Pack Purchase, you will receive 1 free paper pack!  Session starts at 7:00pm.  Bring the whole family!  

Silver Creek Night at the Longmont Bingo Hall – March 30th!  Wear your Silver Creek gear or bring in your Silver Creek ID and receive 1 free paper pack with 1 purchase of a Game Pack.  Another great way to bring the community together!

After Prom is April 16, 2016 from 11:00pm-2:00am in the F Wing of the school. This is a great FREE       event for all Juniors/Seniors & their dates to attend after the Prom. Juniors and Seniors do not have to go to Prom to attend. We provide this event to help keep our students safe on Prom night. Click on links below to volunteer for the evening.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FrGXUKxOuXJciqTHz7rsBaLUC4slV7EpVmFS51YucEA/edit#gid=0

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FbEiwfYxSUsJlWPMXv94xFz8EtYuR-9VkfIzVE9sn0c/edit#gid=0

We are accepting donations for prizes, scholarships, & general operating expenses now through April 8th. You can bring in cash, checks, or gift cards during school hours and give to Melissa Lehman, please mark the envelope “After Prom”. All monetary donations are tax deductible.

We are accepting and looking for nominations for Board Members for 2016/2017, all nominations need to be turned in to the current Board by our March 28th General Meeting. Voting will then take place at our April 25th meeting. All Board positions are open at this time; however we do have 1 nominee for Treasurer and 1 nominee for Vice President. If you or anyone you know is interested in sitting on the RABC Board (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer) and have any questions, please contact any of the current Board Members.

Mark your calendars to be at our next General Meeting on March 28, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Library!

Like our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/silvercreek.rabc/ & Follow us on Twitter @SilverCreekRABC

Kaydene Hubert

RABC Co-President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

 

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

 

➔ Yard Signs and Bricks

Graduation is coming!  Buy a $10 Yard Sign, celebrating your senior, by contacting us at SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com

 

It’s also a great time to leave your family legacy at Silver Creek with a brick for the courtyard and/or your home.  The brick is tax deductible and customizable.  Click on the link to see examples and costs:

http://schsedfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/BBB_FlyerOrderForm.pdf

 

➔King Soopers Cards

The winner of the monthly drawing for a $20 King Soopers card is: Barbara Gaskill.  Congratulations!  Please email Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com to get your card.

 

Make sure your King Soopers card is still active for SCHS.  Please email Tracie Pape @ trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038 with either your circle sticker # we placed on your card or the last 6 digits of the number in back.   If your card is inactive we will gladly hand you another for FREE and SCHS will gain another 5% earnings from your shopping and gas fill-ups!  Thanks to all of you for participating in this fundraising program!

➔ The Mardi Gras Party Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone that came to the Mardi Gras party and live auction and participated in the on-line auction.  We raised $20,000 for our classrooms, teachers and students.

Mardi Gras photos here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/news-events/purchase-tickets/mardi-gras-2016-photos

 

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

 

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

 

Hats – PJs – Hoodies – Silver Headbands – Sweats – Shirts – Beads – Lanyards – Cinch Bags

 

Check out all our items in store or online.  Looks at these great spirit items    ->Link   

Visit us online here www.silver-Creek Store

Capture clothing

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March Football Fund Raisers:

 

Help our team raise funds for our Orlando trip in August for our first official game of the season!

 Starting 3/1/16

Get your Qdoba Coupon Sheets from a football player for only $10. Great deals in the sheets for $5 off a purchase, buy one get one deals, free chips and salsa etc…… Checks made out to RABC.

 

3/1-3/16- only 2 weeks to act on this deal!

Blue Crane Photography Fund Raiser– We have partnered with this very generous Photographer.  For a donation of $100 the recipient will receive a certificate from Blue Crane Photography  valued at $500 which includes the $250 sitting fee, and $250 in studio credit which would be 1-5×7 and 1-8×10 on hand finished artist board  or can use the $250 towards purchase. The recipient has 6 months to use the certificate from time of purchase. The sitting will be done in the studio/inside can upgrade to outside for minimal charge. Great idea for seniors who need photo’s for next fall, Families, Mother’s day Gifts and Father’s Day, Anniversaries, etc. So we only have 2 weeks to make the deals so need to act quickly. Use link provided and start March 1st-16th. Sell ends the 16th

Link

 

Dizzy Fun Center Night- We are hosting a Dizzy Fun Night on March 11th from 5pm to 12 pm of which all we have to do is get people to GO!  Just need to bring our flyer or a pic of it on your phone for our team to get the credit for the admission or just mention Silver Creek. Cost of admission is $15 or $20 depending on which package you purchase at the door. So come compete with your friends and enjoy, laser tag, laser maze, arcade and more!

LINK

 

Chipotle Night Out! 5-8pm- Who wants to cook on a Monday! On March 21st, from 5-8 pm, Let’s all meet for dinner and support the team. Invite friends, family, coworkers, etc….  Just present the flyer or put it on your phone to show Chipotle. So come enjoy dinner out! Link

chipotle flyer

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Teens Take The Wheel

 

A free 2 hour event to help you and your teen to start a meaningful Dialogue about safe driving.  Click on the Links below to see what class will work for you and your teen.

Capture teen driving

May 2nd Monday from 6 to 8 at Swedish Medical Center LINK

May 3rd  Tuesday from 6 to 8 at Aurora Medical Center LINK

May 4th Wednesday from 6 to 8 at Parker Adventist Hospital LINK

 

 

Second Semester School Fees

Thank you for paying your student’s first semester school fees.  Second semester school fees have  been downloaded and are ready for your convenience.

Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the main office (cash, check or credit card).   Teachers cannot accept class fees.

 

 

 

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Senior Pictures

Senior pictures  can still be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to   (yearbook coordinator)  Joylynn Bockelmann at  bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Athletics

 

Spring sports have started!  Visit the SCHS Athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/ for schedules or additional information.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z

 

Registration for AP Exams is Open from Feb. 10-March 17th. Please go the link on the main Silver Creek web page. If your student is currently in an AP class, they should be bringing home written information on how to sign up for tests. Please be sure that they attend a pre-registration session on April 21, where more information on the tests will be given.

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, which SCHS Education Foundation has paid to make available to all students.  Naviance 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 and 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.

 

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

 

 

 

SCOPA

For information on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

SCOPA – Silver Creek Organization for Performing Arts

 

Announcements:

 

A Wing Volunteer help needed :

 

“Cabaret”:

There are a number of volunteer needs for the spring musical this year. If you see something you would enjoy and helping with please contact Margaret Terrell at margaret4925@gmail.com Posters and Flyers creation and distribution

Playbill design and creation

Concessions and ticketing at the door for performances:   April 22,23,24,28,29 and 30

Community Liaison

 

Bingo:

SCOPA Bingo Sessions are every Saturday- 10:30am to 2:30pm and every Sunday- 4:30pm to 8:30pm.  The volunteer work is fun and easy. To sign up go to SCOPAnews.org for the links to the monthly sign up pages.  Thanks to the students and parents that volunteer weekly. Bingo is the reason for reduced fees, equipment, instruments, competitions, scholarships and much more.  Thank you to students and parents who volunteer many hours to support this fundraising program for the A Wing.  If you need volunteer hours for SCLA, NHS, etc., volunteering at Bingo is a great way to get 4 hours of volunteer time at each session.

 

Any questions about SCOPA activities please contact Laura Ewing at  scopapresident2016@gmail.com scopapresident2016@gmail.com

 

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

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

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

 

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!

School Books

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   For March

  

 

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 March 4th, 2016

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,March 4th, 2016

 

Save The Date

Please save the date 3/24/16 at 7:00 PM as we will host a private screening at Silver Creek for students, staff and parents of

“Most Likely to Succeed”.  

You may sign-up for tickets here LINK Donations collected at this event will benefit the student campaign for “Pennie for Patients”.

 

A note on safety from Mr. Finnestead LINK

 

Student Handbook iBook Edition Student Handbook.

 

Updated School Calendar

Check out the updated 15-16 Maroon/Silver Silver Creek Calendar.  There have  been a few updates since the beginning of the year.  The calendar includes Spring Break through Graduation.  Note the SCLA Evening of Excellence time change.  This event will now start at 6:00 P.M. instead of 6:30 P.M.

Silver Creek Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

 

  • For all students Silver Creek and current 8th grade students…. Registration window has closed.
  • If you have registration questions, please email norris_karen@svvsd.org or your counselor.
  • If you have registered, classes will be chosen for you.
  • Schedules will be released the first Monday or Tuesday in August. Be sure to check your schedule.

 

Information

Sign-Up for Advanced Placement Exams

 

 

American Legion Girls State Program

Junior girls who are interested in attending the American Legion Auxiliary Colorado Girls State Program can pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office. Our local chapter is picking up the cost for this week long summer leadership program. Applications are due by April 8th. Junior boys interested in attending Boys State can also pick up an application from Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office.

 

Mathematics Department

All Mathematics teachers are available to help students who have questions.  Please have your student ask his/her teacher about help sessions or tutoring if they need additional time to ask questions or help.

 

Student iPads

Now is the time for students to check their iPads.    Do you have any case parts missing, cord, stand or adapter?   You will be required to pay for any missing parts before the end of the school year (during checkout).   Any damage to the actual iPad will be assessed during the check-out process that will be in place for ALL students this year.

 

Got lids? We need your lids!

Silver Creek HS student Amanda is working on her SCLA 12 Senior Capstone Project – and she is collecting plastic bottle caps to create her upcycled art installation. We know you probably throw them away or recycle them, but save them for ART! You can drop off at the main office or deliver them to Mrs. Giese.   Clip

 

 

 

News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):

BINGO NEWS – IMPORTANT, Please Read!!!

Bingo has been one of RABC’s biggest ongoing fundraisers for many years.  We have had wonderful, dedicated volunteers who have given so much of their time to make sure Wednesday nights at the Longmont Bingo Hall have been run successfully.  As with all fundraisers, it takes volunteers who selflessly give of themselves to help our SC activities.  As of May 1st, we will be down to 1 Games Manager.  We cannot and will not let this 1 Games Manager take on Bingo by herself.  We are pleading with the SC Community who have students in athletics or SCLA to please step up and give no more than 5 hours once a month to become a Games Manager.  This is all your commitment will be if we have at least 4 Games Managers.  If we do not have volunteers to put into this position by the end of April, we will have no choice but to shut Bingo down.  Just so everyone is aware – coaches especially, if we shut Bingo down, your programs will have to do more individual fundraising in order to get the funds to keep your program successful.  Thank you in advance for stepping out and helping!  Contact Crystal at raptorbingo@gmail.com to get more information.

Early St. Patrick’s Day Deal – Wednesday March 16th at the Longmont Bingo Hall!  With every Game Pack Purchase, you will receive 1 free paper pack!  Session starts at 7:00pm.  Bring the whole family!  

Silver Creek Night at the Longmont Bingo Hall – March 30th!  Wear your Silver Creek gear or bring in your Silver Creek ID and receive 1 free paper pack with 1 purchase of a Game Pack.  Another great way to bring the community together!

After Prom is April 16, 2016 from 11:00pm-2:00am in the F Wing of the school. This is a great FREE       event for all Juniors/Seniors & their dates to attend after the Prom. Juniors and Seniors do not have to go to Prom to attend. We provide this event to help keep our students safe on Prom night. Click on links below to volunteer for the evening.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FrGXUKxOuXJciqTHz7rsBaLUC4slV7EpVmFS51YucEA/edit#gid=0

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FbEiwfYxSUsJlWPMXv94xFz8EtYuR-9VkfIzVE9sn0c/edit#gid=0

We are accepting donations for prizes, scholarships, & general operating expenses now through April 8th. You can bring in cash, checks, or gift cards during school hours and give to Melissa Lehman, please mark the envelope “After Prom”. All monetary donations are tax deductible.

We are accepting and looking for nominations for Board Members for 2016/2017, all nominations need to be turned in to the current Board by our March 28th General Meeting. Voting will then take place at our April 25th meeting. All Board positions are open at this time; however we do have 1 nominee for Treasurer and 1 nominee for Vice President. If you or anyone you know is interested in sitting on the RABC Board (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer) and have any questions, please contact any of the current Board Members.

Mark your calendars to be at our next General Meeting on March 28, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Library!

Like our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/silvercreek.rabc/ & Follow us on Twitter @SilverCreekRABC

Kaydene Hubert

RABC Co-President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

 

 

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

➔ The Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Thank-you to everyone who participated in the Mardi Gras Party and Live, Silent and On-Line Auctions.  We raised 20,000  net of expenses, for our Silver Creek classrooms, teachers and students. Thank-you all for making this possible.

Here are some photos below and the link from our Mardi- Gras Party!  http://schsedfoundation.org/news-events/purchase-tickets/mardi-gras-2016-photos

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➔King Soopers Cards

Attention Parents!  Now is the perfect time to make sure your King Soopers card is still active for SCHS.  Please email Tracie Pape @trapape@gmail.com or text 720-470-5038  with either your circle sticker # we placed on your card or the last 6 digits of the number in back. If your card is inactive we will gladly hand you another card for FREE and SCHS will gain another 5% earnings from your shopping and gas fill ups!   Thanks to all of you for participating in this fundraising program !

Learn more ways the Education Foundation supports students and classrooms at Silver Creek: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

 

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

 

Hats – PJs – Hoodies – Silver Headbands – Sweats – Shirts – Beads – Lanyards – Cinch Bags

 

Check out all our items in store or online.  Looks at these great spirit items    ->Link   

Visit us online here www.silver-Creek Store

 

March Football Fund Raisers:

Help our team raise funds for our Orlando trip In August for our first official game of the season!

 Starting 3/1/16

Get your Qdoba Coupon Sheets from a football player for only $10. Great deals in the sheets for $5 off a purchase, buy one get one deals, free chips and salsa etc…… Checks made out to RABC.

3/1-3/16- only 2 weeks to act on this deal!

Blue Crane Photography Fund Raiser– We have partnered with this very generous Photographer.  For a donation of $100 the recipient will receive a certificate from Blue Crane Photography  valued at $500 which includes the $250 sitting fee, and $250 in studio credit which would be 1-5×7 and 1-8×10 on hand finished artist board  or can use the $250 towards purchase. The recipient has 6 months to use the certificate from time of purchase. The sitting will be done in the studio/inside can upgrade to outside for minimal charge. Great idea for seniors who need photo’s for next fall, Families, Mother’s day Gifts and Father’s Day, Anniversaries, etc. So we only have 2 weeks to make the deals so need to act quickly. Use link provided and start March 1st-16th. Sell ends the 16th  Link

March 11th Friday

Dizzy Fun Center Night- We are hosting a Dizzy Fun Night on March 11th from 5pm to 12 pm of which all we have to do is get people to GO!  Just need to bring our flyer or a pic of it on your phone for our team to get the credit for the admission or just mention Silver Creek. Cost of admission is $15 or $20 depending on which package you purchase at the door. So come compete with your friends and enjoy, laser tag, laser maze, arcade and more! LINK

Chipotle Night Out! 5-8pm- Who wants to cook on a Monday! On March 21st, from 5-8 pm, Let’s all meet for dinner and support the team. Invite friends, family, coworkers, etc….  Just present the flyer or put it on your phone to show Chipotle. So come enjoy dinner out! Link

 

Second Semester School Fees

Thank you for paying your student’s first semester school fees.  Second semester school fees have been downloaded and are ready for your convenience.

Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the main office (cash, check or credit card).   Teachers cannot accept class fees.

 

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures  can still be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to   (yearbook coordinator)  Joylynn Bockelmann at  bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Athletics

For additional information, visit the SCHS Athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.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

 

Registration for AP Exams is Open from Feb. 10-March 17th. Please go the link on the main Silver Creek web page. If your student is currently in an AP class, they should be bringing home written information on how to sign up for tests. Please be sure that they attend a pre-registration session on April 21, where more information on the tests will be given.

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, which SCHS Education Foundation has paid to make available to all students.  Naviance 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 and 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.

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

 

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SCOPA

SCOPA – Silver Creek Organization for Performing Arts

Announcements:

A Wing parents:  All are invited to attend the March SCOPA meeting!  The meeting in March is Tuesday, March 8 in the choir room at 7:00pm.  Find out about upcoming A Wing activities and reports from all the A Wing Directors about current and Spring program plans.

A Wing Volunteer help needed :

“Cabaret”:

There are a number of volunteer needs for the spring musical this year. If you see something you would enjoy and helping with please contact Margaret Terrell at margaret4925@gmail.com Posters and Flyers creation and distribution

Playbill design and creation

Concessions and ticketing at the door for performances:   April 22,23,24,28,29 and 30

Community Liaison

Bingo:

SCOPA Bingo Sessions are every Saturday- 10:30am to 2:30pm and every Sunday- 4:30pm to 8:30pm.  The volunteer work is fun and easy. To sign up go to SCOPAnews.org for the links to the monthly sign up pages.  Thanks to the students and parents that volunteer weekly. Bingo is the reason for reduced fees, equipment, instruments, competitions, scholarships and much more.  Thank you to students and parents who volunteer many hours to support this fundraising program for the A Wing.  If you need volunteer hours for SCLA, NHS, etc., volunteering at Bingo is a great way to get 4 hours of volunteer time at each session.

Any questions about SCOPA activities please contact Laura Ewing at  scopapresident2016@gmail.com scopapresident2016@gmail.com

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

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

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

 

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!

School Books

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   For March

  

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!

 

If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

—–John Quincy Adams