SCHS Weekly Update for Friday, October 13, 2017

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,October 13th, 2017





No School October 13th – 16th





Principal’s Update 10.9.17 LINK





Longmont Rotary Winter Warmth Coat Drive

October 15th through November 25th

Please donate new or gently used :











Nutrition Services asks that you check your student’s

MY School Bucks account. An excessive number of SCHS students have an outstanding balance.





Teacher of the Month for October:

  • Nominated by students, staff, parents, and/or community

  • LINK to nominate a teacher or any staff member (open – begin nominations ) Nomination form for teachers and staff members can also found on school’s website.

(1) Congratulations to: Mr. Booher, nominated by Emma Lilly                                      

(2) Congratulations to: Mrs. Julie Forbes, nominated by Mrs. JoLene Lewis

  • Each teacher will receive a dinner compliments of Village at the Peaks, have their name displayed at Village at the Peaks, and have their picture and information on the school’s website.

  • Once pictures are taken, the pictures and information will be available next week.

  • Thank you to everyone who nominated a teacher. All nominees are honored and recognized on the school website.

  • And, a special thanks to Village of the Peaks for their partnership and support!

              Student of the Month for October:

Nominated by SCHS staff – one student from each grade chosen

Criteria…goes far beyond normal job expectations, exhibits excellence in the classroom and out of the classroom, contributes leadership, and exhibits dedication to SCHS.

Ninth Grade:  

  • Congratulations to Cade Buckingham, nominated by Ms. Gina Cianciola

Tenth Grade:

  • Congratulations to Nailea Ramirez, nominated by Mr. Bryon Booher

Eleventh Grade:

  • Congratulations to Thomas Derek Russo, nominated by Madame Mallette and Mr. Matthew Opal

Twelfth Grade:

  • Congratulations to Parker Nicholas, nominated by Mrs. Justelle Grandsaert

  • Congratulations to Kimmie Fung, nominated by Mr. Michael Sardinia

  • Each student will receive a movie and dinner compliments of Village at the Peaks, have their name and picture displayed at Village at the Peaks, and have their picture and information on the school’s website.

  • Once pictures are taken, the pictures and information will be available next week.

  • And, a special thanks to Village of the Peaks for their partnership and support!

Teacher Attendance Drawing for September:

  • Special thanks to the following contributors: Chik-fil-A (a lunch), Parry’s Pizza, Math Department, and King Soopers

  • Teacher winners: David Speckl, Kaelyn Wood, Julie Forbes, and Paul Trapkus

  • The number one indicator of success in a classroom is an effective teacher every day, so a huge shout out to our teachers! 80% of our teachers had qualifying attendance…missing no more than 1 day or any part of 1 day.

  • These teachers will have their picture displayed on our school’s website.

Student Attendance Drawing for September:

Link to the Silver Creek Positive Attendance Program: LINK

  • Special thanks to the following contributors: Chik-fil-A (a week of Chik-fil-A), Parry’s Pizza (a free pizza), and Regal Movie Theatre (a movie pass)

  • Student winners:

    • Maia Normann (11th grade with zero absences) – winner of Chik-fil-A for a week

    • Nina Ning (10th grader with zero absences) – winner of a Regal movie pass

    • Jaelyn McClure (9th grader with zero absences) – winner of Parry’s Pizza

  • Students will have their picture taken and displayed on our Silver Creek Website.

  • The second indicator – extremely close to an effective teacher every day (some argue it is the number one indicator)  is student attendance…”Every class. Every day.”

    • Qualifying attendance: missing a class, not more than one time – excused and/or unexcused.

  • Attendance is vital to student learning – Although assignments can be made up, the actual face-to-face dialogue, teacher direct instruction and feedback, and peer interaction cannot be duplicated.




Counseling/Registrar Office Alphabet A-EL  Alphabet EM-LA  Alphabet LE-RI  Alphabet RO-Z




Attention Seniors:  Are you a candidate for a Boettcher Scholarship?

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

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 20th so time is of the essence!  We encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you will be a realistic candidate to apply.

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

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




College Representative Visits:

Tuesday, October 17th @ 8:00 – Beloit College

Tuesday, October 17th @ 10:00 – University of Nebraska @ Lincoln

Thursday, October 19th @ 11:00 – Colorado Mountain College

Thursday, October 19th @ 12:30 – Regis University

Monday, October 23rd @ 10:00 – Bard College

Please sign up in the counseling office.








Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars is one of the most entertaining Silver Creek fundraisers. Modeled on the prime time TV show, “Dancing with the Stars,” professional dancers are matched with our very own Silver Creek coaches or staff. The pairs (or groups) rehearse for about a month, then compete for the mirrored ball trophy! At this adults-only event, you can browse the amazing silent auction baskets donated by our programs while snacking on delicious appetizers and sipping on drinks from the cash bar. This is followed by a catered buffet-style dinner and, of course, an awesome show! Be sure to join us for this fun-filled evening of laughter, applause, scintillating conversation, and a healthy dose of competition, all for a good cause—our programs! Our 4th “season” of Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars will take place on November 11, 2017. You won’t want to miss it! For more information and to buy tickets ($45 each), check out our web site: You can also purchase tickets at the front office or directly from Kaydene Hubert  (

Sponsors Needed—To make this spectacular event a great fundraiser for both the teams and for RABC, we need sponsors! Details about sponsorship levels can be found in the attached copy of our sponsorship letter. Business owners, please consider sponsoring this event. If you can’t sponsor DWTSCS yourself, please share this information with businesses in our community. Please make your sponsorship check payable to RABC or contact Amy Kim (RABC treasurer) at to pay with a credit card. Please leave sponsorship information payment and information in our RABC box in the office.

Volunteers Needed—We also need volunteers to make this evening a success. Sign up here to volunteer.  Any questions, please contact Kaydene at

And LAST but not least, plan to come to the event. Tickets are available now for $45 on the RABC web site (, at the front office, or through Kaydene Hubert (!  We have an incredible line-up of dancers including the coaches of Boys/Girls Soccer, Dance, Softball, Track/XC, Volleyball, Boys/Girls Tennis. These coaches have made this special commitment to their programs and are willing to step out of their comfort zones for your kids. Please come out and cheer them on!

The RABC website will keep you up to date on all the events coming up along with many volunteer opportunities.




“A” Wing Concert Dates (1st Semester)

Thursday, October 19 – Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24 – Choir Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 1 – Madrigal Dinner @ 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 2 – Madrigal Dinner @ 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6 – Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

Silver Creek Madrigal Dinner

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 and help 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 ( or Mr. Skelton ( for more information on how you can get involved!  Thank you!!



October 12, 2017

Our Summer Mailing and call for VOLUNTEERS had a great response. Please check your email and voice mail for a message from our president Gwen Stouder! Our meetings are the 2nd Wednesdays of every month at 7:30am in the Main Office Conference Room. The next meeting is Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Come join us!

We are looking for new ideas, new volunteers and we are working on building up our Gala committee!  Please contact us at if you’d like to get involved!

We are also continuing our KING SOOPERS gift cards!

They are FREE and 5% automatically goes back to SCEF and our classrooms! You can contact Teresa Flanagan by email or give her a call at 404-202-2048. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another. Easiest way to help support and fund the great work at Silver Creek!




Thanks to everyone who ate out at Chipotle on Oct 10th!

What a BUSY night that was! We raised $1052.63 last night for the students and teachers of SCHS!!!!

We will have TWO more this year, so stay tuned!

Thanks to the MAY CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER, teacher conference dinners were COVERED and CATERED by The Gondolier with help from the efforts of SCEF and RABC working together!

Enjoy your FOUR DAY WEEKEND everyone! 

No school Oct 13th and 16th!


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During the school year the store is open Thursdays from 10:30am – 12:45pm. You can purchase in stock items from our online store at:






Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes!  Athletics Website

Register online now for Winter Sports!

Make sure your physical is up to date!

Boys and Girls Basketball

Girls Swimming







Attendance Direct Line:  Lois Davis  720-494-3738

  • Excusing An Absence

  • Arrangements to get your student a pass to leave for an appointment

  • Extended Absence Forms

**Students who become ill during class must ask their teacher to be excused the Health Office**



Mathematics Department:

All teachers in the Mathematics Department offer help outside of class time.  Please consult your student’s teacher via syllabus, website, or email to find out what time(s) s/he is available.

If you purchase a TI product, please submit your TI Technology Points to Carmen Rubino or your student’s mathematics teacher.  Thank you!

Math Club meets Thursdays from 2:40 – 3:40 in Room E206.





Emergency Notifications

Parents-please verify your contact information in Infinite Campus under the “Contact Preferences”tab.  If there is any type of emergency will will have the correct information to notify you.





Naviance Information

Students and parents, please take advantage of Naviance, made available to all Silver Creek students by the SCHS Education Foundation.  Naviance is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view the link below for instructional videos on how to log-in and use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons that help students learn more about their own interests and aptitudes, as well as all the pathways available to them in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.





Paying Class Fees

Parents, Class Fees are  available to view on Infinite Campus.You may pay them through RevTrack or payments will be accepted in the office .





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 give students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you peace of mind — not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or having to worry that it might get lost 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

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!

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





Student Handbook iBook Edition:

Student Handbook.





Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance, fees, and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.





Approved Flyers for October






Attached you will find a MS Word Document that reiterates to parents that student bus passes are required to be stored and kept in a safe place over the summer to avoid their loss, and the subsequent cost of a replacement pass.  In addition, the letter also talks about the implementation of Zpass+, a notification system which sends time and location messages via phone text to parents when their student scans on and off the bus.  This is a great program that provides another level of safety and security for the students of SVVSD.  Parents are truly going to love this new functionality.  The system is currently active and ready for parents to sign up for an account and begin receiving these valuable text notifications.

Z Pass+ information – In an effort to better serve you, we are implementing a program called Z Pass+ this year.  This free program will allow parents to receive text and/or email notifications via their smart phone whenever their student scans on or off the bus.  This technology is invaluable, and provides an additional layer of safety and security for District students utilizing transportation services.  The following link has directions on how to sign up.

Please open the following link for more important bus information.


In English & Espanol

    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 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 until 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!

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