Silver Creek High School
Weekly Update for Friday, August 26, 2016
PARENTS, NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED AND LEARN ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT!
Leadership St. Vrain is seeking volunteer parent learners.
Attendees will benefit from hearing from SVVSD Directors, Assistant Superintendents and Department Personnel. There are also guest speakers from the state department and businesses. This obligation is only 2 hours a month (one meeting per month) and you will learn with other parents throughout the district. This is not necessarily an action committee but more so a learning committee.
More information can be found here: http://www.svvsd.org/leadership/committees/leadership-st-vrain . If you are interested please contact Mr. Finnestead or fill out the application online.
POWDER PUFF GAME
The powder puff game will be Wednesday, September 7th at 5:30-6:45 here at Silver Creek.
The Homecoming Parade will take place Friday, September 9th between 2:55 and 3:00 p.m., beginning at the SCHS Tennis Courts. The parade will proceed down Grandview Meadows to Eagle Crest Elementary and back to Silver Creek. Join us along the route and help us show our teams and clubs that Raptor Spirit!
HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME
The Homecoming game vs Mountain View is Friday evening, September 9th at 7:00. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students.
The Homecoming dance is Saturday, September 10th from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. Ticket price is $15 and they will go on sale starting August 31st at lunches until Friday, September 9th. Students planning to bring a guest to the dance who does not attend Silver Creek must pick up a permission form at the office and have it signed by a representative of their guest’s school. The form must be turned in by September 8th.
HOMECOMING CELEBRATION: HELP NEEDED
Raptor Booster Club needs LOTS of help with Homecoming since it is early this year – September 9th!! We are planning the celebration to take place right after the parade in the back of Silver Creek by the football/soccer fields. We will have an all school BBQ, games, inflatables, & maybe even a dunk tank!! Email or text (303-845-2290) Kaydene if you can help.
Studio 5 will be at Silver Creek on September 26th from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for picture retakes.
Parents, please help us make drop-off and pick-up easier using these requested measures.
Together we can make drop-off and pick-up easier, safer and quicker if you follow these requested measures:
Arrive to drop-off and pick-up earlier. School opens at 6:30 a.m. Students must leave by 2:45 unless in an approved activity. Do not park on Nelson Rd. awaiting to pick up; use the parking lot.
Enter and/or exit the parking lot from the Grandview Meadows Dr. driveway.
When picking up or dropping off, please do not perform U-turns; this blocks traffic, slows flow and creates potential accidents. It is especially important that no U-turns be performed once entering the back parking lot from Nelson Rd.
Students and visitors, please use the crosswalk at the roundabout only.
If traffic is moving, please pull over to the right at the next available space before stopping to drop off or pick up. This measure allows for continuous flow of traffic.
Since students are walking through the parking lot to the designated crosswalk, please don’t use the parking lot aisles as thru-ways. Instead, please use the roundabout where a crossing guard will hold students to help clear vehicle traffic quickly.
Our first Late Start of the new school year is Wednesday September 7th. School starts at 10:00 a.m. and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal pick-up time. Click here for the late start schedule.
October 5, 2016 Late Start Cancelled
The Colorado Department of Education has identified Wednesday, October 5 as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2016-2017 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, St. Vrain Valley Schools will have a full day of school with a normal start time on Wednesday, October 5 in place of the previously scheduled late start day.
Your assistance with this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as funding for St. Vrain schools and the important resources for our students are directly impacted by the October 5 attendance numbers. For more information, please contact your school’s front office.
Thank you again for your ongoing support for our students and schools.
Department of Communications
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Counselors have returned to normal office hours. To save time please make appointments with them rather than drop by. Seniors only, if you previously had Mr. Sardinia or Mr. Yeomans and are assigned to a new counselor but are wanting to keep them as your counselor, please make your appointment with them.
Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college, please pick up a Transcript Request form in the counseling office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.
Attention Juniors/PSAT INFORMATION
The PSAT/NMSQT exam (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be offered here at Silver Creek on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:30 am. A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams. The PSAT/NMSQT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors. This test is voluntary and not mandatory for all students.
There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis. To register you must bring $17 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Andy Yeomans in the Counseling Office. Registration for the PSAT/NMSQT will close on September 22nd so don’t delay.
Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT exam can sign up with Mr. Yeomans to be on a waiting list. If spots are available they will be notified in October.
Don’t wait! Register now for the PSAT/NMSQT!
If you buy a TI product, please save the “TI-Technology Points” from the package and bring to Ms. Rubino or your student’s Math teacher.
How do you work on becoming better at solving problems? Join Math Club! We meet every Tuesday from 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. in room E206. We will work on problems like those on the American Mathematics Competition and Moody’s Mega Math Challenge.
Fall sports have started! Please visit the website athletics website: http://schs-raptors.com/ for fall schedules and additional information.
**If your son or daughter did not make a team this fall and you paid the participation fee, please contact Melissa Lehman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a refund.
Raptor Athletic Pass
Silver Creek charges admission ($5 adults / $4 students & senior citizens) to many athletic events. Don’t want to pay at the gate to watch your favorite Silver Creek teams? Purchase a Family or Student Athletic Spectator pass!
Download the form (Athletic Pass Form) and return to Melissa Lehman in the Athletic Office.
School Fees/iPAD Insurance Fee
Fees can be paid online with a credit card on RevTrak at anytime. Semester One fees will not be downloaded to student accounts until September 9 (3:00 p.m.) Class fees will not be accepted until that time.
The LTP iPad Insurance window for the 2016-2017 school year opens August 1st and will close on September 14th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window. The insurance will be voided if no payment has been made by September 15th. Students with unpaid insurance balances from last year will not have the optional insurance fee automatically added into Infinite Campus for this year. The past due fees must be paid before they are eligible for this year’s insurance. 2016-17 Insurance price: $35.
Read more about the LTP Student iPad Insurance Program
Parents – Get involved in Performing Arts
FUN way to get involved!!! — The “A” Wing (performing arts) collaborates each December to present “A Royal Madrigal Feast,” a Renaissance themed event featuring music, drama, and dining! Proceeds from the Madrigal help fund the “A” Wing programs. Planning and preparation happens during the fall semester and we’re looking for some dedicated parent volunteers to join our team!! You’ll meet and work with great people, helping to create a unique and rewarding performing arts event!! There are many positions that require volunteer support and at various times throughout the semester, most happening the week of the event. Please contact our lead parent volunteer, Maureen Williamson, at email@example.com or Mr. Skelton (choir director) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can get involved! Thank you!!
Student Handbook iBook Edition: Student Handbook.
News from Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC):
So far this year has started out in full speed – is your head spinning?? There is so much to take in & so many places to get connected. RABC has some great things planned for this year and we will be posting & announcing all of it here on the weekly blog and on our Facebook & Twitter pages. Feel free to jump in anytime throughout the year & join the fun! If you are not familiar with the Booster Club, please make your way to our webpage that is linked to the athletic page. Make sure you check out the School Store Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store to get all the latest Silver Creek gear, they have some great items this year!! Make sure you also follow us on Twitter @SilverCreekRABC and Facebook at Silver Creek RABC to get the day to day updates.
Our first meeting will be on August 29th at 6:30pm in the school library. All our welcome to come, (All Parent Reps are needed to be there).
We are in need of volunteers – please email Kaydene at email@example.com if you would like to help:
HOMECOMING CELEBRATION -This is for the WHOLE School, it is not just a Football Event
We will need LOTS of help with Homecoming since it is early this year – September 9th!! We are planning the celebration to take place right after the parade in the back of Silver Creek by the football/soccer fields. We will have an all school BBQ, games, & even a dunk tank!! Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text (303-845-2290) Kaydene if you can help in one of these areas…
Set Up: 2:00-3:30
Serving Food: 3:30-5:30
Supervising an Activity: 3:30-5:30
Clean Up: 5:30-done
Concession Managers – We are looking for opening & closing managers ASAP for the Fall games (Volleyball, Varsity Football, JV Football, Boys Soccer). It is easy, fun, & a great way to earn funds for your student’s activity!! Please contact Kaydene at email@example.com to sign up for a slot – all managers will be trained. Here is the link to all of the dates & games we need managers. Fall Concession Schedule 2016
Don’t forget to go play Bingo on Wednesday nights all year long at the Longmont Bingo Hall (Behind Wendy’s on North Main). Sessions start at 7:00 – it is fun & you could win money!!!!
Feel free to contact any of the RABC Board of Directors with any questions, suggestions, or if you want to find a way to get plugged in here at Silver Creek!
Kaydene Hubert – President firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrice Powell – Vice President email@example.com
Stacy Koelfgen – Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristy Warner – Secretary email@example.com
THE SILVER CREEK EDUCATION FOUNDATION
We hope that Back to School Night was informative and fun! So many wonderful things going onat our great high school! Please make sure you put the upcoming events in your calendars!SCEF Chipotle Night
Wed 9/7/16 (Late Start Day) 4PM-9PM
We receive 50% of Sales with COUPON or just mention Silver Creek!
Reloadable KS cards are FREE and 5% goes back to SCEF and our classrooms!Make sure you get a King Soopers card for SCHS. You can email
Tracie Pape @ firstname.lastname@example.org or text 720-470-5038 to get a card.
If your old card is inactive we will gladly hand you another. For those that use their cards the most each month, we have a drawing for baskets and prizes.
Easiest way to help support and fund the great work at Silver Creek!
Brick – Buy – Brick
Leave a lasting memory here at Silver Creek, lots of options and icons to choose from to commemorate your years in high school. Anyone can buy one…freshman to seniors, sponsor your business, thank you to staff, honor an athlete…your choice.Great way to give back to SCHS
Refer to our flyer or website for other ways you can get involved.
Please contact us if you have questions or interest at SchsEdFoundation@gmail.com
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