SCHS Weekly Update for Friday, March 9, 2018

 Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday,March 9, 2018


Spring Break

No School Friday, March 23

Spring Break March 26 – 30th






Prom is April 7th

Parents and Guardians,

This year Prom will be held at the Denver Aquarium on April 7, 2018.  The times will be 8:00-11:00 PM. After Prom will be held at The Wild Game and is sponsored by the RABC, SCOPA and SC Education Foundation.  We will be purchasing a charter bus to transport students to prom, for students that may be interested. The charter bus will run from The Wild Game (After Prom Location) to the Denver Aquarium.  Pick up time at The Wild Game will be 7:15 PM and Departure time from Denver Aquarium will be 11:00 PM. There will be an additional cost to use the charter bus and we plan to keep it in the range of $10.  Tickets for Prom, After-Prom and the charter bus will go on sale 3/19. The bus will be available as a first come first served basis. If interest grows we will provide for additional busses.


Mr. Finnestead, Ms. Lindsey and your Prom Committee





E-Sports at Silver Creek

Students and parents we are trying to an E-Sports tournament at Silver Creek.  Come to an informational meeting in commons right after school on 3/6/18 from 2:45-3:15.  If you have an NES or Gamecube and would like to donate this item, we are looking to use these platforms for some upcoming tournaments.  If you would like to donate them to Silver Creek, please drop them by the Main office. We are also looking for SuperMarioKart and Super Smash Brothers games.  More details to come on the E-Sports Tournament. And we are keeping the games clean, no violent or MA video games.






2018-2019 Registration Information for ALL students

  • For: classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022

  • Now that students have chosen electives classes, we will begin the process of creating the master schedule. This takes quite a bit of time, so please be patient.

  • Schedules will be ready to view in IC on May 22. It will be important to review schedules at this time. There is a 5 day window to submit any schedule changes / requests.

    • Read the Registration Website. It can be accessed by going to the Silver Creek Website, clicking on Academics, and then on Registration 2018-2019.

    • Be sure to read the FAQ. It is an amazing resource with lots of information.




Student / Staff Raptor of the Month: March

  • 9th grade – Megan Neufeld

  • 10th grade – Eliana  Miller

  • 11th grade – Aidan Abram

  • 12th grade – Adrienne (AJ)  Rodriguez

  • Teacher of the Month……..Ms. Carmen Rubino!!!!

Pictures and information will be posted Monday, March 5. See link for information and pictures. Check it out – LINK





February Attendance Celebration:

Student Attendance:

One week of Chick Fil A goes to   – David Zelibor

Texas Roadhouse Dinner goes to  – Lily McCumber

Parry’s Pizza goes to –       Sabrina Notario

3 lunches at Subway goes to    – Megan Mirkis

Teacher Attendance:  

Stephanie Owens- She wins dinner at Texas Roadhouse

Dan Kloster gets lunch at Chick Fil A

James Holtz – Texas Roadhouse Burger meal

An attendance fact….The academic impact of missing school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

  • Thank you to our students who attend regularly! “Every Class. Every Day.” – It’s important!

  • Read more about SCHS Positive Attendance Program LINK and see pictures of our Attendance Celebration Drawings – updated next week.







Now is the time for Juniors to prepare for the SAT exam which takes place April 10th. It is never to early to start…even 15 minutes 3-5 times a week can be EXTREMELY helpful! Research shows diligent work like this markedly increases test scores.

St Vrain Valley Schools has purchase the license to SHMOOP, a test preparation software that is FREE to use by Silver Creek Students. It can be found linked to the Ceran site under High Schools.

Silver Creek is running a contest to encourage students to use this site to increase their scores. If you would like to take part, or have questions, please see Mr Goerner!







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



The Mead High School Counseling Department would like to invite you to the Third Annual Spring College and Career Fair!

  • Mead High School Gymnasium

  • 12750 CR 7

  • Longmont, CO 80504

  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

The fair will be open to all St. Vrain Valley School District students and their families.




In collaboration with Employment Services of Weld County and Frederick High School

A Young Adult Job Fair will be held on March 20, 2018

3:00pm to 6:00pm at Frederick High School!

5690 Tipple Way

See brochure for details



Girls & Boys State Leadership Opportunities for Juniors:

Colorado Girls and Boys State offer summer educational program to learn about government, and develop leadership skills, patriotism and confidence. Dates are in early June. Girls State and Boys State info and applications can be found on their respective websites. There is no cost to delegates. Applications are due by April 1.

Longmont United Hospital Career Day – For students interested in learning more about healthcare careers, LUH will host a career day on Thursday, April 26, 7:30 am-3:00 pm. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Registration required by April 16 at 5 p.m. See brochure for more details and the application

Front Range Community College (FRCC) Open House – to be held Tuesday, Mar. 13, 3:30-6 p.m., Boulder County Campus, 2190 Miller Dr., Longmont. Click here for more info and to register.




College Representative Visits:

Thursday, March 15th @ 12:30 – University of Nebraska @ Lincoln

Friday, March 16th @ 8:30 – Western Nebraska Community College

Friday, March 16th @ 9:00 – Metropolitan State University of Denver

Monday, March 19th @ 10:30 – Colorado Mountain College

Monday, March 19th @ 10:30 – Front Range Community College-Application Day

Please sign up in the counseling office.



2018 AP Test Registration deadline is extended to Mar. 9!!!  For those students currently taking one or more AP courses at Silver Creek HS.

Taking an AP test allows students the opportunity to earn college credit from their college of choice. You can register for your AP test(s) on the Silver Creek website or at the following link:   After filling out your registration, you may pay by credit card online, or bring cash or check (made out to Silver Creek HS) to the Counseling Office. The cost for most tests is $94, AP Seminar is $142. Fee reductions are available for those on free/reduced lunch, or those in a position of hardship. Need help with registration? Check out this AP instructional video!

AP testing will take place May 7-18. For a list of specific test dates, see  the test schedule posted by College Board. To review AP policies and procedures (dates, scoring, etc.) here is the link to the AP “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.” Most tests will take place at SCHS in the gym, a few are at other district locations. More details will be announced closer to testing.

Remember to register by March 9th.  Late registrations will incur a late fee. For questions, contact Barb Norrbom in the Counseling Office at (720) 494-3721.







Be sure to support our Raptor Athletes!

Find Sports Calendars and important information for each sport on their pages on the  Athletics Website

For all athletes planning on signing in the spring our tentative date is Wednesday April 11th 2:30-3:30 pm in the library. Please contact the Athletic Secretary for more information

In order to tryout or practice for Silver Creek Athletics, the following items must be completed:

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form.

  2. Submit the SVVSD Student Medical History and Screening form  (or a similar Doctor’s office form) with an authorized physician’s signature clearing the student for athletic participation.  Physicals are valid for one full year (365 days from date of last physical). Please make sure your form has the following: Dr.s signature and date of physical.

  3. In order to submit your completed physical form please bring to the Athletic Secretary or  scan and email a copy to Yvonne Elder ( or fax to (720-494-3730).

  4. Pay the SVVSD Athletic Participation Fee by credit card at the time of online registration or bring a check/cash into the main office. Please make checks payable to Silver Creek HS.


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 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm in Room E206.  We are currently preparing for MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge to be held in March.








It is hard to believe, but Prom is less than one month away! RABC wants to provide the juniors and seniors who attend and their dates with a safe and fun place to extend this memorable evening. Please consider donating (individuals) or sponsoring this After-Prom to help RABC offset the cost. The event will be held at Wild Game on April 7, 2018. You can find a link to donate or sponsor on our web site (


Mark your calendars for April 11 at 7 PM and come out to hear Dr. Stephan Walker, a well-known local Sports Psychologist who has experience working with athletes from the high school to the professional and Olympic levels. His RABC-sponsored talk is free of charge. This program is for coaches and parents as well as players. Please join us. Let’s pack the house!

RABC, along with SCOPA and the Education Foundation, is also sponsoring a Volunteer Appreciation event. This event is tentatively scheduled for

May 9. More details to come.


RABC’s second major fundraiser, the Raptor Run, is fast approaching. This fun family event will take place on April 21, 2018. This year it will be a Bolder Boulder qualifier! Sponsor, volunteer or run the Raptor Run. Check it out at


We are in desperate need of Concessions Managers or we will not be able to open the stand for some events. Teams will each lose $175 for their shift if Concessions cannot open. It is really easy, just follow a complete list of instructions. You can even watch most of the games/matches/meets/duals while earning $25 for your team or activity. If you can help, please contact


Check us out at, or on Facebook (@Silvercreek.rabc) or Twitter (@SilverCreekRABC)












March 9, 2018


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

Thanks to everyone that came out to

Hope to report our profits next week!



SCEF Spring Social (formally Mardi Gras Party)

When: Saturday, APRIL 14, 2018

Where: Shupe Homestead.

A new venue in Longmont! Sponsorship levels are listed below.

THANK YOU to those who have already pledged their support!



Silver Creek Education Foundation “Spring Social – 2018” Sponsorship Levels

As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, the foundation is hosting a Spring Social on April 14, 2018. We are asking businesses within our community to join our efforts by sponsoring this event.  Four levels of sponsorship are available:



Raptor $1500 or more:

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Raptor sponsors will have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of the generosity of our sponsors.

  •        Will receive a complimentary table for 8 and a bottle of wine.

Silver $1000

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Silver sponsors will also have their name etched onto a large brick to be added to the “Brick by Brick” paved area in front of Silver Creek High School or on an individual plaque in the College and Career Center as a permanent commemoration of our sponsors’ generosity.

  •        Will receive 4 complimentary tickets to event.

Maroon $500

  •        Your logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

  •        Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at the event.

  •        Will receive 2 complimentary tickets to event.

Black $250

  •        Your company logo will be proudly displayed on the foundation website, on all written promotional material, and social media posts.

All donations are tax deductible.  The foundation’s tax identification number is 80-0399889.  Sponsorships must be finalized by March 14, 2018 to allow time to complete the printed materials.


Loading your KING SOOPER cards gives 5% back to SCEF and our classrooms! It’s FREE to you and great money toward our school! We appreciate your support!!

Contact Teresa Flanagan, or call at 404-202-2048. If you have an expired card (unloaded for 90 days) we will gladly get you another.

Silver Creek Education Foundation is now available on

SCEF meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. Next meeting is:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thank you, SCEF Board Members! |





The School Store is open every other Thursday during A and B Lunches (1o:30am – 1:00pm)



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.





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 March, 2018





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 smartphone 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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2 Responses to SCHS Weekly Update for Friday, March 9, 2018

  1. Pam Hora says:

    Is there a way that the weekly newsletter could be formatted differently? I find it very cumbersome and hard to read. Rather than have it set up to be one continuous list of information with the newest information at the top, it would be helpful to have a standalone report each week and then a way to simply access past reports when needed. Thank you for your consideration.

    • Kathleen says:

      Weunderstand your frustration. We are currently seeking other formatting! Your timing is perfect as this is also our concern. We just ask your patience as we research other possibilities. Thank you for your input.

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