SCHS Weekly Update for October 27th, 2017

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,October 27th, 2017




Important November Dates


*November Late Start*

 Wednesday, November 1st

Classes begin at 10:00 a.m.

Buses run 2 ½ hours later than usual



*Thanksgiving Break*

November 20th-24th

Schools are Closed



*Open House for Prospective Students*

Tuesday, November 28th  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.









Armed Services and emergency Personnel Career Night is being held at Silver Creek on October 30.  Check out the flyers and sign up online.  Information will be given regarding service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Service Academies, ROTC, GI Bill, Fire Science, Police Careers, and Paramedic/EMT Careers.







Principal’s Update 10.9.17 LINK







Silver Creek vs Longmont Thursday, Nov 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Why wait in line?  Buy your tickets online!

Tickets -Silver Creek vs Longmont Football





Longmont Rotary Winter Warmth Coat Drive

October 15th through November 25th please donate new or gently used :


A donation bin is located near the entrance to the main office.  Thank you for your generosity!





Capstone Projects

Students have been working hard on their Capstone Projects.  You can help them succeed by reading about what they are doing and deciding how you can participate!



Creating Connections

My name is Avery Sands, this year I am a senior in the Silver Creek Leadership Academy. I currently am building a program that integrates police officers with kids.

My program is called Creating Connections and I need participants! It’s is a five month long program, twice a month. It will be held the first and third Thursday of each month. It will be a fun way to get to interact and learn about the world of law enforcement.

We will be doing a multitude of different activities including: watching a movie, making gingerbread houses, going bowling, and tye-dying shirts. Along with the fun activities we will have many opportunities to communicate and understand the lives of law enforcement. This will also give the police officers the opportunity to learn more about high schoolers and how to better relate to them when working in the field. There will be food and games at every meeting.

Our first meeting is coming up fast, it’s an informational and sign up meeting. It will be held on November 2nd at the parks and open space building in Longmont (St. Vrain Complex in Longmont …Boulder County Parks & Open Space Building, 5201 St. Vrain Rd, Longmont, 80503). This will be a time where you can bring parents, friends, and siblings to see what this program is all about and sign up!

I am looking for 10-15 participants and I will have a two to one ratio with the police officers.

I am extremely excited about this program and I can’t wait to see all of you on November 2nd!

Please feel free to email, call or text me with any comments or questions. I would love to be notified if you will be attending the first meeting so feel free to contact me at any time! Aery Sands: project manager Email:  Phone: 303-818-2659

Thank you so much!



Creating Connections flyer




1000 Paper Cranes

Our mini capstone project this semester is focused on making the community at Silver Creek High School more empathetic and more supportive. We have been going to classes at Silver Creek and delivering an Anti-Bullying/Pro-Supportive presentation to the students. What makes our project unique and more fun compared to other presentations, is we having the students write a goal on a piece of paper on how they will impact Silver Creek’s community in a positive way. Those pieces of paper they wrote on, then, will be folded into a paper crane that will hang in the school library. Our goal is to have 1000 paper cranes folded by the end of our project. At the moment we have over 500 paper cranes folded. We are also allowing the students at Silver Creek to earn some volunteer hours by giving them one hour of volunteer work once they have folded 20 paper cranes (the drop box is in room E102).  


Jasmine Lovell

Silver Creek Leadership Academy Member

Class 2019

1000 Paper Cranes Flyer




Collect to Connect

Do you have an iPod you no longer use? Donate it to Collect to Connect! Hi we are Lucy Scott, Kate Eggen, and Maya Amidon and for our Mini-Capstone project we are running an iPod drive throughout November in Silver Creek High School and Altona Middle School.  We are working with the Music & Memory organization to help people who suffer from Alzheimer’s to find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through personalized music.   This music taps into deep memories that have not been completely lost to Alzheimer’s, bringing participants back to life and enabling them to feel like themselves again!  Donate your old iPod today to help make this connection happen!  Check out our flyer and bring your iPod to the front office.  

Lucy Scott

Silver Creek Leadership Academy Member

Class of 2019

Collect to Connect flyer






Teacher of the Month for November:

  • 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.

  • 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 November:

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.

  • 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 November:

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

  • 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.

Student Attendance Drawing for November:

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)

  • 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 Juniors and Seniors: Anyone interested in taking a class (or two!) during the spring semester through the Concurrent Enrollment program should meet with their counselor to discuss the process. The school district will cover the cost of tuition for approved classes.The application window is open from now until November 10th. Consider applying since this is a great opportunity for upperclassmen to see what a college class is really like.






It’s not too late to order your

cap and gown!







Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes!  Athletics Website


Player and Parent meeting

Women’s Soccer



November 2nd



Register online now for Winter Sports! Make sure your physical is up to date!

Boys and Girls Basketball

Girls Swimming




        What? Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars


        Who? You, as long as you are 21 or older


        When? November 11, 2017 from 4:30 to 9:30 PM

        Where? Longmont Museum



        Its FUN! Watch the coaches of Boys/Girls Soccer, Boys/Girls            Tennis, Dance, Softball, Track/XC, and Volleyball dance! Vote for your favorite dancer(s). Bid on silent auction baskets sponsored by the teams. Eat (appetizers, catered buffet, dessert), drink  (at the cash bar) and be merry!

        Last year, we raised $8,000 for the teams. With your help, we  can do even better this year.

        This year, we need you to help RABC raise money to fund:

  • team requests (things like soccer nets, softball uniforms, watches, shoulder pads, and more)

  • community events (Homecoming Parade and Tailgate and After-Prom)

  • school-wide needs (the poster maker, popcorn and snow cone machines)

  • scholarships

  • post-season travel.

        To learn more, visit




          One Last ThingIf you have read this far, please email Joyce Kelly at and include the words “Hip Hop” in the subject line. We will draw one name from all respondents and the winner will receive an RABC t-shirt. If you  don’t want the shirt, please email anyway and put “No Way” in  the subject line. Congratulations to last week’s winner, Tamara Stutzman. Thanks for supporting RABC!


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)

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.






October 27, 2017




Our Mission

To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities

We are still looking for volunteers at SCEF. We need help with:

  • Poster Creation

  • Brochure Creation

  • Buy A Brick Coordinator

  • Fundraiser Event Committee members, Meeting on Thursday, Nov 2, 2017, contact us via email if you can attend!

  • Blog Writer

Our meetings are the 2nd Wednesdays of every month at 7:30am in the Main Office Conference Room.

The next meeting is Wednesday, November 8th.

Come join us!

We are also continuing our KING SOOPERS gift cards!

They are FREE and 5% automatically goes back to SCEF and our classrooms! Pick up your card from Lois Davis at the Attendance Office. You can also 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!

If you ‘d like more information, please visit us online at:

LIKE US on Facebook

Email us at




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:





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.

Math Club meets Thursdays from 2:40pm – 3:40pm in Room E206.  We are currently in our Math Madness competition season.



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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