Weekly blog for May 24th (Summer Edition)

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 24th

Summer Edition

Dear Raptor Families,

    I want to congratulate all of you on a wonderful school year!  Success does not come easy.  Your hard work, dedication and commitment to Silver Creek High School has made all the difference in our quest towards supporting our mission of being a school that embraces inclusiveness and is committed to leadership and excellence in academics, the arts and athletics.

    We recently were notified that we made the “list” of Newsweek’s Top Public High Schools for 2013!  This comes on the heels of being recognized the year previous by Us News and World Report.  A terrific feat for a public school that is only eleven years old, also a testament to the importance of education in our community.

Academic Successes Include:

    -14 Advanced Placement Scholars

    -A Gates Millenium Scholarship Recipient

    -Millions of dollars in scholarships awarded to the Class of 2013

    -An American Mathematics Competition Award winner

    -Outstanding Junior Award as given from the Colorado School of Mines

    -An appointment to the US Naval Academy

    -Improvement in 6 of 7 TCAP categories

    -Improvement on our Junior ACT average composite score

    -Graduating our inaugural class from The Silver Creek Leadership Academy

    -Hosting the first ever high school “Hackathon”

Athletic Successes Include:

-Multiple All-Conference Athletes

-All-State Athletes

-Several State Tournament Appearances – Girl’s Basketball, Girl’s Volleyball, Girl’s Swimming, Softball, Girl’s Soccer, Boy’s Soccer, Boy’s Basketball, Track and Field, Boy’s Tennis

-A State Championship in Footbal

-6th Place in State Boy’s Swimming

-3rd Place in State Boy’s Golf

-Individual State Champions and Runner-Ups

-18 “Letters of Intent” signed to play collegiate athletics

Artistic Successes Include:

    -Starring in “Making Monsters” on the Travel Channel

    -Two full theatrical Productions

    -Superior Rankings for Band, Concert Band, Orchestra

    -Drumline State Runner-Up

    -Drumline World Championship Performer

    -Superior Ranking at the New YOrk City Festival

    -Maestro Awards provided to two students in New York

    -Multiple All-State, All-Conference and All-District Musicians

As always there are more accolades that our students, staff and school have received; far too many to list.  An impressive list nonetheless and a solid demonstration of excellence.

    I would like to thank our parents for your continued support in SCOPA, RABC and The Silver Creek Education Foundation.  These parent groups have raised well over $100,000 to support our students this year. There is no question, that with this support we are able to achieve new heights and provide our kids more opportunities!

As we look forward to August we already busily preparing for the arrival of the Class of 2017.  We will be adding some new faces amongst our staff and also adding opportunities such as: Chinese Language, AP Environmental Science, and Honors Physics.

Lastly, a gracious goodbye to the Class of 2013.  You had a terrific four year run in establishing Silver Creek as one of the pre-eminent schools within the St. Vrain Valley, within Colorado, and within the United States.  You will be missed.  Your shoes will not be filled, but you have laid the foundation for others to follow in continuing our improvement of our school, community, and world.

Have a terrific and safe summer!

Erick Finnestead

Principal, Silver Creek High School

 Summer Hours

School office will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Friday June 14th.  Starting June 17th office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The office will be closed July 1st through the 22nd.  Normal business hours will resume on August 1st, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Students needing transcripts after June 7th may call Pam Adler at the district office at 303-682-7313.

Leadership St. Vrain (LSV)

Leadership St. Vrain (LSV) is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year.

The program is especially appropriate for parents who want to obtain a foundation in the operations and management of the St. Vrain Valley School District. The training program provides valuable information about district curriculum, focus programs, finance, safety, governance, operations, education legislation, and public participation.

Applicants can apply by visiting Leadership St. Vrain’s online application page, linked below and posted to the homepage under “What’s New.”

(http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/news/2011051902.php).

 Parents can obtain a hardcopy of the application by contacting John Poynton at 303-682-7404 or email or by picking up a copy at the Educational Services Center, 395 S. Pratt Parkway, Longmont. In addition to the Online application, parents can submit an application to John Poynton at the address below.

Eric Ursich

LSV Chair

303-328-1883

ursich@earthlink.net

Message from Nutrition Services

Link to website with menus, applications on line, and school payment solutions (put money in lunch accounts)

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1907111832370459

Schedules for SY 2013 – 2014

All student schedules will be available within infinite campus by August 12th, 2013.  At that time you will be able to make appointments for schedule changes.

Important Beginning of SY 13 – 14 Dates:

  • Picture Locker Day-Monday, August 12 (9th & 12th Grades) From 9 – 12 Tuesday, August 13 (10th & 11th Grades) From 8 – 12.
  •   First day of school for Freshmen and New Students Only-Thursday, August 15th-We will run all 8 blocks 7:15-2:15.
  • First day for ALL STUDENTS-Friday, August 16th (Maroon Day: Blocks 1 – 4) 7:15-2:15.

Counseling News

Dear Students and Parents,

After seven years of joy and hard work, I regret to inform you that this is my last year at Silver Creek. Next year, I will be transitioning to a new counseling opportunity at a different high school in the district. The Silver Creek community is made up of incredible teachers, students and families; I have learned so much from all of you, and I will miss this outstanding school! In my stead, I’d like to introduce Judith Thomas. Judith has been in the district for 8 years, at Westview Middle School, and she will work with next year’s alpha A-Go. We will do our best to create a smooth transition, and please welcome her and give her the time needed to build productive relationships.

To the many students I have worked with so closely, a heartfelt thank you for being part of my journey. Keep moving forward toward the bright futures I see you all striving for!!

With warmth,

Barbara Norrbom

Fines and Fees

As we approach the end of another school year, many students have accrued various fees and fines. Fees are accrued for unpaid athletics and/or classroom fees.  Fines are accrued when students fail to return textbooks, novels, or other classroom materials checked out to them.  Information regarding the outstanding item is available to you on RevTrak, which may be accessed via the district website. You may also pay by check or cash at the front desk.   If your child failed to return a textbook or it is damaged beyond repair, the listed fee is the replacement cost.  You do not have to pay the fee if you return the book.  If you have established a payment plan, please consider this a reminder to make a payment at this time.  If you would like to establish a payment plan, or have questions, please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or email davis_lois@svvsd.org.

SCHS Baseball

This spring our varsity baseball team worked with the high needs students at Altona Middle School. Longmont Channel 8 filmed the event. Here is the link http://www.longmontchannel.com/St.Vrain-Sports-Report-e480.html. Our piece is at the 15 minute.

BUY COLORADO ROCKIES TICKETS/SUPPORT SILVER CREEK BASEBALL

The Silver Creek baseball team is selling Colorado Rockies tickets!  This is a fundraiser for the Silver Creek baseball team.  If the team sells 500 tickets this summer, they will be eligible to play a high school game at Coors Field in 2014. If you plan to attend a Rockies game this summer, please purchase your tickets from Silver Creek baseball.  Great seats are available.  To purchase tickets:  1) ask any Silver Creek baseball player; 2) go to Extra Innings, 120 W 9th Avenue, Unit G-1. Longmont 80501 (303) 776-2255 where tickets are being sold; or 3) contact parent representative John Barth, 303-503-5531 barthlawoffice@gmail.com.  Thank you for your support of Silver Creek baseball!

SCHS Education Foundation

Brick Buy Brick – There is still time to donate and engrave a brick!

DEADLINE for this summer’s installation has been EXTENDED to JUNE 4.  After June 4, please check with the Foundation at  schsedfoundation@gmail.com to see if there is still space available for this summer’s installation.

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  An online ordering option is also available at  schsedfoundation.org

   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 child 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!

Silver Creek Football “Rent-A-Player”

May 13 – June 16, 2013

Silver Creek High School Football will run a Spring Fundraiser which will
feature “renting” players to perform spring yard work and general labor
to raise funds for an upcoming trip to Orlando. Possible jobs include:

  • lawn and yard care (rake, weed, mulch, plant, etc.)

  • deck or fence painting

  • move furniture

  • rock removal

  • miscellaneous odd jobs

You
will need to provide any supplies related to the job such as yard waste
bags, mulch, etc. Note: Players MAY NOT use power or cutting tools,
climb ladders, or undertake any hazardous work or skilled labor.

Cost: $50 minimum donation. Two players for 2 hours at a cost of $25/hour.

Players
are available for a minimum of 2 hour slots in groups of 2. You may
order multiple groups of 2, or multiple 2 hour slots.

Payment: To be collected at time of work. Please make checks payable to RABC.

To schedule a time slot please contact footballparentreps@gmail.com and
provide your contact information along with a brief description of the
work that you would like to have done. If you have a preferred date and
time please include that as well.

Thank you for supporting Silver Creek Football! 2012 3A State Champions! GO RAPTORS!

Athletics

Summer workouts and camps/clinics have been released!  Check the SCHS Athletic Website for additional information! Any questions, please contact the individual coach or Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary. All email addresses can be found here.

Silver Creek will be hosting a Tennis Camp for elementary and high school students.  See the attached flyers for more info.

Elementary tennis camp

High School tennis camp

Fall Sports (Cross Country, Football, Boys Golf, Boys Soccer, Softball, Boys Tennis, and Volleyball) will officially begin in August.  In order to participate, ALL athletes need to have their paperwork (including an updated sports physical) and the $150 participation fee turned into the athletic office before the first day of practice/tryouts.  The golf season begins early on Monday, August 5. All interested golfers will need paperwork turned into Ms. Lehman before tryouts.  All other sports begin on Monday, August 12.  Those athletes will need to turn in the necessary paperwork by the end of day, Friday, August 9.

Only completed registration packets will be accepted.  2013-14 Athletic Registration Forms are available for download on the SCHS Athleitcs Website or available for pick up in the athletics office beginning Friday, May, 31.

School Store

Orders can be placed online at www.silvercreekstore.org

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Join during this Winter Membership Drive!  Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize  student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids.

Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

 If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!

Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA BBQ will be on Friday, August 9th at 5:30 at Silver Creek!

This BBQ is for all students, staff, and parents of the Performing Arts.

Please mark your calendars and come enjoy the fun!

For updates over the summer, please go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.

For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Weekly blog for May 17th

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 17th

Schedules for SY 2013 – 2014

Student will be notified of acceptance into application/auditioned courses by the end of the day Monday, May 20th.  Please know that we do our best to schedule every request your student makes but there are times they will need to make choices as there are only 8 blocks to place courses and over 120 different courses to choose from.

There will be directions on summer assignments within those emails, so please look for those.  To ensure you receive the email, please make sure your email address is up-to-date within Infinite Campus.

  • If you do not receive an acceptance email by the end of the day Monday, May 20th, then one of the following reasons may have happened:

    • You did not complete the application and/or turned in on time.

    • You have requested courses in which there are conflicts (core supersedes elective choices).

    • You may not have met the requirements for these particular courses.

    • Advanced Placement Courses:

      • We have limited seating in AP courses, some students were placed on a wait list.

      • Counselors will be in contact with students who did not make it into AP courses.

      • Your essay for your application was not complete or at the level of expectation for AP courses.

  • Some programs have already notified students of acceptance.

All student schedules will be available within infinite campus by August 12th, 2013.  At that time you will be able to make appointments for schedule changes.

SCHS Education Foundation

Brick Buy Brick – There is still time to donate and engrave a brick!

DEADLINE for this summer’s installation has been EXTENDED to JUNE 1

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  

   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 child 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!

Silver Creek Football “Rent-A-Player”

May 13 – June 16, 2013

Silver Creek High School Football will run a Spring Fundraiser which will
feature “renting” players to perform spring yard work and general labor
to raise funds for an upcoming trip to Orlando. Possible jobs include:

  • lawn and yard care (rake, weed, mulch, plant, etc.)

  • deck or fence painting

  • move furniture

  • rock removal

  • miscellaneous odd jobs

You
will need to provide any supplies related to the job such as yard waste
bags, mulch, etc. Note: Players MAY NOT use power or cutting tools,
climb ladders, or undertake any hazardous work or skilled labor.

Cost: $50 minimum donation. Two players for 2 hours at a cost of $25/hour.

Players
are available for a minimum of 2 hour slots in groups of 2. You may
order multiple groups of 2, or multiple 2 hour slots.

Payment: To be collected at time of work. Please make checks payable to RABC.

To schedule a time slot please contact footballparentreps@gmail.com and
provide your contact information along with a brief description of the
work that you would like to have done. If you have a preferred date and
time please include that as well.

Thank you for supporting Silver Creek Football! 2012 3A State Champions! GO RAPTORS!

Soles4Souls

The totals are in and together … WE DID IT!  The original goal for this SCLA Senior Capstone Project was to collect “2013” pairs of shoes in honor of this year’s graduating class.  After all shoe donations have been collected, sorted, counted, bagged, and delivered … we are so excited to announce the GRAND TOTOAL was “4127” PAIRS OF SHOES!!!!!  And there’s more good news!  Soles4Souls recently announced it would like to recognize Silver Creek High School, the Silver Creek Leadership Academy, and Valarie Allman & Anthony Emberley (in combination with all of the local schools, businesses, and individuals) who have so generously helped to support this project… by selecting them to be one of their national “ROCKSTAR DONORS” !!!  Their project will be featured on the Soles4Souls Website, Facebook, & Twitter.

 Valarie and Anthony are so grateful to the many people who have contributed to the success of this Global Shoe Recycling community service project.  This local cross-school collaboration, combined with ongoing partnerships with businesses and the outpouring of individual contributions, has created a force of goodwill and brought life to their campaign to “Let Someone Follow in Your Footsteps”.  Valerie and Anthony thank all the individual foot-soldiers in Soles4Souls mission of “Changing Lives One Pair at a Time”.  Throughout this school year, there have been 25 different collection sites and shoe donation events uniting to surpass the goal:

 Silver Creek High School (a whopping 729 pairs alone!!!)

Altona Middle School

Blue Mountain Elementary School

Eagle Crest Elementary School

Niwot Elementary School

Niwot High School

Longmont Estates Elementary School

Longmont High School

Lyons Elementary School

Mountain View Elementary School

Frederick High School

Skyline High School

St. Vrain Valley School District Office

Silver Creek Raptor Cross Country Team in support of Rae Heim’s Barefoot Run Across America (100 more!)

Silver Creek Track & Field Team’s Pancake Dinner (another 204!)

Colorado All-State Girls Basketball Game

University Of Colorado Student Advisory Athletic Committee (SAAC)

CROCS

DSW

Snap Fitness

Bloom Hair Salon

Brown’s Shoe Store

Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment

Longmont Senior Center

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

 THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!  This community outreach initiative shows how together we can turn one person’s trash into another person’s treasure!  We would also like to invite everyone to this Monday’s SCLA “Evening of Excellence”, to be held at Silver Creek from 6:00 -8:00 p.m., where our project will be on display with all of this year’s other impactful Senior Capstone Projects.  Hope you can join us!

SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time

Athletics

Summer workouts and camps/clinics have been released!  Check the SCHS Athletic Website for additional information! Any questions, please contact the individual coach or Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary. all email addresses can be found here.

For those students interested in playing sports next year & who need a new physical, Front Range Orthopedic Center is hosting free Medical Screenings on May 22nd and 23rd from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  See the athletic office if you have questions.

Silver Creek will be hosting a Tennis Camp for elementary and high school students.  See the attached flyers for more info.

Elementary tennis camp

High School tennis camp

School Store

SALE! SALE! SALE!

Check out our newest items:

Performance shirts in L and XL $20

Ladies Scoop Neck with Script $15 ($12 Sale)

Ladies V-Neck with SC Logo $15 ($12 Sale)

As the end of the school year comes to a close the school store has many items on sale.  Stock up now for next year.   Orders can be placed online at www.silvercreekstore.org

Visual Art

Artwalk

Enjoy the first Artwalk for the 2013 season! Silver Creek students will be participating in Longmont Artwalk this year. Check out our display near the Dicken’s Opera House. Let the music guide you to experience all of the great art our local artists have created. As you visit each venue, make sure to check the outside art activities: Art in Action artist led demos, Picasso Moments and “Up CLOSE,” where YOU get to create. Have fun during our family friendly event in the heART of downtown!

Parent Volunteers are needed!

Please contact Kate Giese is you are interested in volunteering to help during this event.

giese_katherine@svvsd.org

The Firehouse Juried High School Art Exhibition

Join us for the first juried high school art gallery show at the Firehouse Gallery, May 17th – May 26th. Artwork from local high schools will be on display. Cotton candy, cupcakes and a dj will be provided during Friday’s opening reception. Stop by while at the artwalk and support our wonderful artists!

Peoples choice award to be determined on opening night via Twitter @FirehouseArt #highschoolart #freecupcakes #dancenight #FirehouseWinner

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America

The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Join during this Winter Membership Drive!  Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize  student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids.

Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!

Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

Upcoming Events:

May 17th at 7 pm, “Spotlight” Concert at Silver Creek

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.

For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Weekly blog for May 10th

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 10th

Leaders in Training submitted to Longmont Times-Call

Let me tell you a secret. Silver Creek’s graduating seniors are extraordinary!

As Principal of Silver Creek High School, I spend most of my waking hours with young people. I see their drive, compassion and teamwork.

We can all be proud of the class of 2013. They’ve worked hard and accomplished great things for themselves, their schools, and our community.

The accomplishments of Silver Creek seniors are numerous:

–         Advanced Placement Scholars

–         State championships in football and discus

–         Multiple all-state musicians

–         Millions of dollars in awarded scholarships including the Gates Millennium

–         Acceptance to prestigious institutions such as University of Colorado, Colorado State University, MIT, Stanford, the US Naval Academy, Denver University, Colorado School of Mines, Hofstra, Duke, Bates, and Claremont.

–         Eighteen national letters of intent have been signed to play collegiate athletics

–         Over six-thousand hours of community service

–         Establishing their own businesses, in the spirit of entrepreneurialism

–         Ultimately graduating from a public school that has been recognized by both US News and World Report and Newsweek as a top public school.

But there’s more. Something really special.

This year’s class of graduates includes the District’s first graduating cohort of the Silver Creek Leadership Academy (SCLA), an academic focus program that is teaching young men and women the foundations of leadership. SCLA students focus on leadership skills such as: ethics, communication, teamwork, creative and critical thinking, vision, and respect, culminating in a senior capstone project.

Four years ago, these students made a decision to engage in the four-year leadership curriculum. As they conclude their capstone projects, it’s obvious that their high school years were truly meaningful.

Observing our capstone projects at first glance you may see:

·         A trailer full of shoes

·         A work van with a teenager at the wheel

·         Two young women standing around a soccer pitch

·         A young man asking for money from adults

·         Playing hooky at the golf course

Dig a little deeper and what you’ll find is truly amazing!

That trailer full of 4000 pairs of shoes will be deployed to impoverished areas of our country and throughout the world to help establish micro re-manufacturing, allowing people to cultivate skills, provide footwear at low cost, and provide a living for someone else.

That teenager at the wheel of the work van has been studiously mapping and testing the infrastructure of Longmont’s very own fiber optic network.

The two young women on the soccer pitch gave up weekends to share the game with children who could ill afford a soccer camp on their own.

The young man making pitches throughout the fundraising community was successful at raising over $3000 to bring Rachel’s Challenge to his high school, a transformative program celebrating diversity and building a community of inclusion for all children.

For those playing hooky at the golf course, they raised over $6000 for local charity.

We are incredibly grateful to our community for helping establish SCLA and for continuing to support our schools.  There is no better way we can give back to a community, than by mobilizing our student leaders and helping to strengthen local non-profits, businesses, and municipal services.

Congratulations to the SCLA inaugural class. And to all the supporters who have helped create a successful “focus” for our school and community – congratulations for your insight.  Please be our guest Monday May 13, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm as we share our SCLA Night of Excellence and let our students present on behalf of their senior capstone projects.

 Erick Finnestead

Principal, Silver Creek High School

AP Testing Pre-Admin Sessions

Information about the pre-admin sessions, and any other testing updates or reminders, will be sent via email, so please check your email regularly until you have completed your test sessions. To view or change which pre-admin session you signed up for, log into your account on TotalRegistration.net.  AP testing began on Monday, May 6. The full test schedule can be accessed with this link.

As an additional reminder, only half of our AP testers have turned in a transportation permission slips to the counseling office. This permission is important for the school to have in place as students travel between Silver Creek and the test site. Unless you are certain you already did this step, please click here to print, sign and return the permission slip to the counseling office. Thank you!

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 child 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!

Seniors and Graduation

The time has come for our seniors to prepare for graduation.  A schedule of events went home to parents last week.  The schedule can also be viewed here.  Seniors need to fill out the student survey and print the last page when turning in their checkout  sheet.  Seniors who do not have access to a computer may use the computers in the library to complete the survey.  Check out sheets will not be accepted prior to May 13th and all fines/fees must be paid in order to receive a cap and gown.  Contact the Main Office for questions at 720-494-3721.

Crayons to Commencement

It’s almost graduation time again!  Show your graduate how much you care with a special caption to run along with his or her senior photo or baby picture in the June issue of the Left Hand Courier.  Click here for more information.

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes

The totals are in and together … WE DID IT!  The original goal for this SCLA Senior Capstone Project was to collect “2013” pairs of shoes in honor of this year’s graduating class.  After all shoe donations have been collected, sorted, counted, bagged, and delivered … we are so excited to announce the GRAND TOTOAL was “4127” PAIRS OF SHOES!!!!!  And there’s more good news!  Soles4Souls recently announced it would like to recognize Silver Creek High School, the Silver Creek Leadership Academy, and Valarie Allman & Anthony Emberley (in combination with all of the local schools, businesses, and individuals) who have so generously helped to support this project… by selecting them to be one of their national “ROCKSTAR DONORS” !!!  Their project will be featured on the Soles4Souls Website, Facebook, & Twitter.

Valarie and Anthony are so grateful to the many people who have contributed to the success of this Global Shoe Recycling community service project.  This local cross-school collaboration, combined with ongoing partnerships with businesses and the outpouring of individual contributions, has created a force of goodwill and brought life to their campaign to “Let Someone Follow in Your Footsteps”.  Valerie and Anthony thank all the individual foot-soldiers in Soles4Souls mission of “Changing Lives One Pair at a Time”.  Throughout this school year, there have been 25 different collection sites and shoe donation events uniting to surpass the goal:

 Silver Creek High School (a whopping 729 pairs alone!!!)

Altona Middle School

Blue Mountain Elementary School

Eagle Crest Elementary School

Niwot Elementary School

Niwot High School

Longmont Estates Elementary School

Longmont High School

Lyons Elementary School

Mountain View Elementary School

Frederick High School

Skyline High School

St. Vrain Valley School District Office

Silver Creek Raptor Cross Country Team in support of Rae Heim’s Barefoot Run Across America (100 more!)

Silver Creek Track & Field Team’s Pancake Dinner (another 204!)

Colorado All-State Girls Basketball Game

University Of Colorado Student Advisory Athletic Committee (SAAC)

CROCS

DSW

Snap Fitness

Bloom Hair Salon

Brown’s Shoe Store

Fabulous Finds Upscale Consignment

Longmont Senior Center

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

 THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!  This community outreach initiative shows how together we can turn one person’s trash into another person’s treasure!  We would also like to invite everyone to this Monday’s SCLA “Evening of Excellence”, to be held at Silver Creek from 6:00 -8:00 p.m., where our project will be on display with all of this year’s other impactful Senior Capstone Projects.  Hope you can join us!

SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time

Silver Creek Football

Silver Creek Football Aerating Fundraiser – Saturday, May 11th

Do you need your lawn aerated? How about getting it done by a Silver Creek Football Player on Saturday, May 11th? Please contact footballparentreps@gmail.com to reserve an aerating time. Cost is $35-$50 depending on yard size.

Silver Creek Football Garage Sale and Bake Sale – Saturday, May 11th

7:00 am – 3:00 pm, Silver Creek High School Large Gym

Stop by to find some great bargains!

Thank you for supporting Silver Creek Football!

Athletics

For those students interested in playing sports next year & who need a new physical, Front Range Orthopedic Center is hosting free Medical Screenings on May 22nd and 23rd from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  See the athletic office if you have questions.

Boys Soccer players and parents.  There will be a preseason informational meeting on May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Silver Creek Auditorium.  Contact Coach Smith (ssmith@jumpbunch.com) if you are unable to make the meeting.

Silver Creek will be hosting a Tennis Camp for elementary and high school students.  See the attached flyers for more info.

Elementary tennis camp

High School tennis camp

SCHS Education Foundation

From the SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Brick Buy Brick – Donate Today!

DEADLINE for this summer’s installation:  MAY 15

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  

School Store

SALE! SALE! SALE!

Check out our newest items:

Performance shirts in L and XL $20

Ladies Scoop Neck with Script $15 ($12 Sale)

Ladies V-Neck with SC Logo $15 ($12 Sale)

As the end of the school year comes to a close the school store has many items on sale.  Stock up now for next year.  School Store is open from 10:00-12:30 during A and B lunch on Thursdays and we accept cash, check, CC or Debit.  Orders can also be placed online at www.silvercreekstore.org

Visual Art

Artwalk

Enjoy the first Artwalk for the 2013 season! Silver Creek students will be participating in Longmont Artwalk this year. Check out our display near the Dicken’s Opera House. Let the music guide you to experience all of the great art our local artists have created. As you visit each venue, make sure to check the outside art activities: Art in Action artist led demos, Picasso Moments and “Up CLOSE,” where YOU get to create. Have fun during our family friendly event in the heART of downtown!

Parent Volunteers are needed!

Please contact Kate Giese is you are interested in volunteering to help during this event.

giese_katherine@svvsd.org

The Firehouse Juried High School Art Exhibition

Join us for the first juried high school art gallery show at the Firehouse Gallery, May 17th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Artwork from local high schools will be on display. Cotton candy, cupcakes and a dj will be provided. Stop by while at the artwalk and support our wonderful artists!

Peoples choice award to be determined on opening night via Twitter @FirehouseArt #highschoolart #freecupcakes #dancenight #FirehouseWinner

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America

The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Join during this Winter Membership Drive!  Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize  student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids.

Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!

Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

Upcoming Events:

May 15th at 7 pm, “Farewell” Choir Concert at Silver Creek

May 16th at 7 pm, Final Orchestra Concert at Silver Creek

May 17th at 7 pm, “Spotlight” Concert at Silver Creek

***SCOPA meeting May 14th at Dickens Opera House at 3rd and Main St – at 6:00 p.m. Jazz bands performing upstairs at 7:00 p.m.!!*****

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.

For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Weekly blog for May 3rd

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 3rd

AP Testing Pre-Admin Sessions

Information about the pre-admin sessions, and any other testing updates or reminders, will be sent via email, so please check your email regularly until you have completed your test sessions.To view or change which pre-admin session you signed up for, log into your account on TotalRegistration.net. AP testing will begin on Monday, May 6. The full test schedule can be accessed with this link.

As an additional reminder, only half of our AP testers have turned in a transportation permission slip to the counseling office. This permission is important for the school to have in place as students travel between Silver Creek and the test site. Unless you are certain you already did this step, please click here to print, sign and return the permission slip to the counseling office. Thank you!

Yearbook

Have you seen our 2013 yearbook cover?!  Snap, it is cool, and a great indication of what is between the covers!  BUY your 2013 yearbook NOW.  You can visit the Josten’s website -found on our homepage under yearbook- to purchase online, or you can bring 70 dollars to Ms. Boardman’s room -D106!  BUY it, May 10th is the deadline!!  Yearbook signing is scheduled for May 14th.

Seniors and Graduation

The time has come for our seniors to prepare for graduation.  A schedule of events went home to parents last week.  The schedule can also be viewed here.  Seniors need to fill out the student survey and print the last page when turning in their checkout  sheet.  Seniors that do not have access to a computer may use the computers in the library to complete the survey.  Check out sheets will not be accepted prior to May 13th and all fines/fees must be paid in order to receive their cap and gown.  Contact the Main Office for questions at 720-494-3721.

Seniors Slide Show

Attention Seniors and parents- It is time to submit photos for the Senior Slide show.  Photos can be submitted to the Facebook group online.  You may also contact Michael Simboski or Dana Dow for questions on how to submit photos.

Crayons to Commencement

It’s almost graduation time again!  Show your graduate how much you care with a special caption to run along with his or her senior photo or baby picture in the June issue of the Left Hand Courier.  Click here for more information.

Football Meeting

Football Meeting, Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00  – Silver Creek Auditorium

If your son is interested in playing football for the 2013 season, then please attend the football meeting on Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm. Coach Apodaca will discuss the summer football schedule and provide information about Chadron Football Camp. We are excited to welcome the incoming freshman families and players!

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

We still need you to sign-up please either view the excel document and contact Lisa Eutsler at (303) 250-5329 or sign-in to the google document to sign up for a spot.  We still need a few card dealers and volunteers to assist with games.  View our needs in an excel document here.

Lisa Eutsler

After Prom Committee

schsafterprom@gmail.com

(303) 250-5329

Athletics

For those students interested in playing sports next year & need a new physical, Front Range Orthopedic Center is hosting free Medical Screenings on May 22nd and 23rd from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  See the athletic office if you have questions.

Boys Soccer players and parents.  There will be a preseason informational meeting on May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Silver Creek Auditorium.  Contact Coach Smith (ssmith@jumpbunch.com) if you are unable to make the meeting.

SCHS Education Foundation

From the SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Open House

Parents – please stop in the IMC on Wednesday morning, May 8, anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for an SCHS Education Foundation information open house.   Learn more about the Foundation and how you can get involved and support our school.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If you are unable to join us on May 8 but are interested in learning more, please contact Board president, Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page

  • Design flyers, posters and banners

  • Grant writing

  • Fundraiser Event planning committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Board  (monthly meetings)

  • Brick Buy Brick Committee   (opportunities include marketing, maintaining orders, serve as liaison with Engraver)

Brick Buy Brick – Donate Today!

DEADLINE for this summer’s installation:  MAY 15

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  

Visual Art

District Art Show

(art work by Nathan Palmer)

It is that time of year again! The St. Vrain Valley School District wide art show will be held in the former Steve and Barry’s store in the Mall, across from the movie theater. Hundreds of local up-and-coming artists will be featured including over 100 of our very own Silver Creek Students.

When: April 20th through May 5th.

Where: Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont

Artist Night: Come meet the artists and see who received awards

May 1st, 5:00-6:30pm

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America

The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

 

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

School Store

SALE! SALE! SALE! As the end of the school year comes to a close the school store has many items on sale.  Stock up now for next year.  School Store is open from 10:00-12:30 during A and B lunch on Thursdays.  Orders can also be placed online at www.silvercreekstore.org

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Join during this Winter Membership Drive!  Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize  student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids.

Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

 If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!

Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

Upcoming Events:

May 3rd at 2 pm, Skyline Jazz Festival at Skyline High (featuring both Silver Creek jazz bands)

May 8th at 7 pm, Final Band Concert at Silver Creek

May 15th at 7 pm, “Farewell” Choir Concert at Silver Creek

May 16th at 7 pm, Final Orchestra Concert at Silver Creek

May 17th at 7 pm, “Spotlight” Concert at Silver Creek

***SCOPA meeting May 14th at Dickens Opera House at 3rd and Main St – at 6:00 pm. Jazz bands performing upstairs at 7:00 pm!!*****

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.

For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Weekly blog for April 26th

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, April 26th

AP Testing Pre-Admin Sessions

For those signed up to take AP exams in May, the AP pre-administration sessions will take place

next Tuesday morning, April 30th, in the commons. Students will be expected at either 7:30 or 9 o’clock a.m. to fill out their initial AP paperwork. Remember to bring #2 pencils to your session! Information about the pre-admin sessions, and any other testing updates or reminders, will be sent via email, so please check your email regularly until you have completed your test sessions.To view or change which pre-admin session you signed up for, log into your account on TotalRegistration.net. AP testing will begin on Monday, May 6. The full test schedule can be accessed with this link.

As an additional reminder, only half of our AP testers have turned in a transportation permission slip to the counseling office. This permission is important for the school to have in place as students travel between Silver Creek and the test site. Unless you are certain you already did this step, please click here to print, sign and return the permission slip to the counseling office. Thank you!

School Play

Want to see some GREAT acting and singing, show stopping dance numbers by
The Hot Box Girls and the rest of the Guys and Dolls in the cast, as well as a SURPRISE cameo performance by  one of Silver Creek’s administrators? Then come enjoy The Silver Creek Theatre Company’s Production of “GUYS and DOLLS”!!!  Broadway’s most successful Musical Comedy will be performed April 25th – 28th. Thursday through Saturday at 7 PM and a 2PM Sunday Matinee! Tickets are $8 for Students and $12 for Adults. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Put it in your calendar!

Yearbook

Have you seen our 2013 yearbook cover?!  Snap, it is cool, and a great indication of what is between the covers!  BUY your 2013 yearbook NOW.  You can visit the Josten’s website -found on our homepage under yearbook- to purchase online, or you can bring 70 dollars to Ms. Boardman’s room -D106!  BUY it, before it’s too late!!

Seniors Slide Show

Attention Seniors and parents- It is time to submit photos for the Senior Slide show.  Photos can be submitted to the Facebook group online.  You may also contact Michael Simboski or Dana Dow for questions on how to submit photos.

Crayons to Commencement

It’s almost graduation time again!  Show your graduate how much you care with a special caption to run along with his or her senior photo or baby picture in the June issue of the Left Hand Courier.  Click here for more information.

Late Start

There is a Late Start Wednesday May 1st.  School starts at 9:45 A.M. and busses run 2 1/2 hours later than normal time.

Counseling

Thursday, May 2 @ 8:00 a college representative will be here from the University of Wyoming.  Friday, May 3 @ 1:00 a representative will be here from the University of Northern Colorado.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

Prom Tickets

Prom Tickets will be sold during both lunches. Ticket prices are $40 per person or $75 per couple.  To get into the dance you will need your prom  mask ,which will be given  to you at time of ticket purchase, a valid  ID and a completed  school dance contract.  Prom will be at the Spice of Life Event Center at the Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder Saturday, May 4th.   Contact Cindi Lindsey for more information.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

We still need you to sign-up please either view the excel document and contact Lisa Eutsler at (303) 250-5329 or sign-in to the google document to sign up for a spot.  We still need a few card dealers and volunteers to assist with games.  View our needs in an excel document here.

Please help after prom by donating the following items.  All items can be dropped off at the Main Office.

White EZ Up tents-we need approx 12

6 Old Tires

1 Round table

Black Curtains-preferably 4, at least 6 feet long

Coolers-approx 5

Anyone interested in making some decorative cake pops?

Thermal Coffee Pitchers

Anyone interested in making some caramel apples?

Old Monopoly Money?

Leftover chalkboard paint?

Old Frames-the larger the better

Kiddy Plastic Pool-1

2 Children’s Fishing Poles

3 Ping Pong Balls

3-4 Footballs

4 Helmets-Adult size

Bags of Sand-6

Plastic Orange cones

If you can help us out in any way-please email me or call me and we can make arrangements to get these from you.

Lisa Eutsler

After Prom Committee

schsafterprom@gmail.com

(303) 250-5329

Athletics

For those students interested in playing sports next year & need a new physical, Front Range Orthopedic Center is hosting free Medical Screenings on May 22nd and 23rd from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  See the athletic office if you have questions.

Boys Soccer players and parents.  There will be a preseason informational meeting on May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Silver Creek Auditorium.  Contact Coach Smith (ssmith@jumpbunch.com) if you are unable to make the meeting.

FOOTBALL FUNDRAISERS

Silver Creek Community Events

If your idea of fun includes mountain getaways, 5 star resorts, fine dining, skydiving, hot air balloon rides, jeep adventures plus much more, then join us at the:

Silver Creek Football Silent Auction and Mixer

Saturday, April 27th, 6-10

7677 Portico Place

$15 tickets at the door include delicious appetizers, desserts and beverages. Make it a date night or girls night out. You are sure to have a great time! Adult only event.

Monday FUN-Day at McDonald’s on 1051 S. Hover!

Monday, April 29th, 4-8

Dine-in and drive-thru

After school activities on Monday include Girls Tennis,  C Team Baseball, Boys Soccer, Drama Club, Cheerleading Tryouts and a Booster Club Meeting! After the match, game or meeting, come join us for your favorite burger, fries and shake! Your neighborhood McDonald’s on Hover will be donating 20% of all purchases between 4 and 8 to Silver Creek Football.We hope to see you there!

SCHS Education Foundation

From the SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Open House

Parents – please stop in the IMC on Wednesday morning, May 8, anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for an SCHS Education Foundation information open house.   Learn more about the Foundation and how you can get involved and support our school.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If you are unable to join us on May 8 but are interested in learning more, please contact Board president, Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page

  • Design flyers, posters and banners

  • Grant writing

  • Fundraiser Event planning committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Board  (monthly meetings)

  • Brick Buy Brick Committee   (opportunities include marketing, maintaining orders, serve as liaison with Engraver)

Brick Buy Brick – Donate Today!

DEADLINE for this summer’s installation:  MAY 15

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.

Visual Art

District Art Show

(art work by Nathan Palmer)

It is that time of year again! The St. Vrain Valley School District wide art show will be held in the former Steve and Barry’s store in the Mall, across from the movie theater. Hundreds of local up-and-coming artists will be featured including over 100 of our very own Silver Creek Students.

When: April 20th through May 5th.

Where: Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont

Artist Night: Come meet the artists and see who received awards

May 1st, 5:00-6:30pm

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America

The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

School Store

SALE! SALE! SALE! As the end of the school year comes to a close the school store has many items on sale.  Stock up now for next year.  School Store is open from 10:00-12:30 during A and B lunch on Thursdays.  Orders can also be placed online at www.silvercreekstore.org

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Join during this Winter Membership Drive!  Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize  student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids.

Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

 If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!

Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.

For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Weekly blog for April 19th

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, April 19th

ACT Test Schedule for 4/23/2013

All buses will run 4 hours and 45 minutes late. NO REGULARLY SCHEDULED MORNING BUSES WILL RUN.  Afternoon buses will run at normally scheduled times for drop-off.  All students are expected to attend afternoon classes.

7:00-7:15am…………..All juniors arrive at the usual time (must provide their own transportation!)

7:15-7:30am…………..Students go to their testing rooms and have ID’s checked (ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING A PHOTO ID, A CALCULATOR AND TWO #2 PENCILS!!!)

7:30-7:45am…………..Distribution of test materials to examinees

7:45-9:30am…………..Administration of tests 1 and 2

9:30-9:45am…………..Required rest period (snacks in commons)

9:45-10:55am…………Administration of tests 3 and 4

10:55-11:10am……….Collection and verification of test materials

11:10-11:15am……….Room supervisors return materials with all forms to Lower D (roster, test booklet count form, seating diagram, time verification form and irregularity form, if needed)

11:15-12:00pm……….LUNCH will be served in the commons

12:00-12:30 pm……..1st Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors)

12:35-1:05 pm……….2nd Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors)

1:10-1:40 pm…………3rd Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors)

1:45-2:15 pm…………4th Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors)

Prom

As you know, Prom is fast approaching.  This year’s theme is a masquerade ball.  With each ticket purchased you will receive a mask.  If you would like to purchase your own mask please make sure that the lower half of you face is visible.  Prom will be at the Spice of Life Event Center at the Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder Saturday, May 4th. Ticket sales will begin on Monday, April 22nd during both lunches. Ticket prices are $40 per person or $75 per couple. You will also be able to pre-purchase your Crackpots After Prom mug for $10. Please see Ms. Lindsey if you have any questions.

Silver Creek Drama Show of “Guys and Dolls”

Want to see some GREAT acting and singing, show stopping dance numbers by
The Hot Box Girls and the rest of the Guys and Dolls in the cast, as well as a SURPRISE cameo performance by  one of Silver Creek’s administrators? Then come enjoy The Silver Creek Theatre Company’s Production of “GUYS and DOLLS”!!!  FUHGEDUHBOWDIT! Broadway’s most successful Musical Comedy will be performed April 25th – 28th. Thursday through Saturday at 7 PM and a 2PM Sunday Matinee! Tickets are $8 for Students and $12 for Adults. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Put it in your calendar!

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

We still need you to sign-up please either view the excel document and contact Lisa Eutsler at (303) 250-5329 or sign-in to the google document to sign up for a spot.  We still need a few card dealers and volunteers to assist with games.  View our needs in an excel document here.

Please help after prom by donating the following items.  All items can be dropped off at the Main Office.

White EZ Up tents-we need approx 12

6 Old Tires

1 Round table

Black Curtains-preferably 4, at least 6 feet long

Coolers-approx 5

Anyone interested in making some decorative cake pops?

Thermal Coffee Pitchers

Anyone interested in making some caramel apples?

Old Monopoly Money?

Leftover chalkboard paint?

Old Frames-the larger the better

Kiddy Plastic Pool-1

2 Children’s Fishing Poles

3 Ping Pong Balls

3-4 Footballs

4 Helmets-Adult size

Bags of Sand-6

Plastic Orange cones

If you can help us out in any way-please email me or call me and we can make arrangements to get these from you.

Lisa Eutsler

After Prom Committee

schsafterprom@gmail.com

(303) 250-5329

SCLA

SCLA acceptance emails will go out on Friday, April 26 instead of today.  Sorry for the delay.  You many contact Carrie Adams at adams_carrie_carrie@svvsd.org  with any questions you may have.

Honoring Wesley Summers

Good afternoon everyone. I just wanted to share this information about Wes because his “stardom” is once again shining. As many people know, once Wes was nominated for his Denver Broncos Hero Award he also ended up being in the newspapers and on 9News. Well, from that experience, his story was then nominated for another award through Denver Sports (in conjunction with 9News). Below is just a portion of an email that I received last night.

“On behalf of the Bank of the West, 9News and Denver Sports, it is our pleasure to inform you that Wesley Summers – Silver Creek Football Manager has been selected by our judges as a finalist in the Top Inspirational Moment category for the Denver Sports Top 9 Moments of 2012.

Voting is live at www.top9moments.com – the general public has a large say in who is crowned a Top 9 winner. So, feel free to spread the word to friends and family!”

We all know how many wonderful kids we have at Silver Creek and Wes truly is one of them. Please, take the time to vote for Wes and pass this on to anyone you may know. Thank you and have a great Friday!!!!!  Marty Tonjes – Assistant Principal

Do You Shmoop?

Juniors, check out this link for information on logging into Shmoop.  Shmoop is an interactive ACT test prep resource.  Silver Creek and St. Vrain have registered all Juniors for access to the ACT and AP test prep.  Follow the directions and join Mr. Goerner’s group for the opportunity to earn prizes between now and the ACT test in April.

Silver Creek’s “Day of Champions”

Are you passionate about Special Olympics? Are you interested in helping with the Silver Creek “Day of Champions”? Our event will be held on April 20, 2013. We are currently looking for donations, participants and volunteers. Please contact Mr Tonjes (tonjes_martin@svvsd.org) or 720-494-3722 for details.

Athletics

For those students interested in playing sports next year & need a new physical, Front Range Orthopedic Center is hosting free Medical Screenings on May 22nd and 23rd from 7:00 – 8:30 pm . All you’ll need to do is show up! See the athletic office if you have questions.

Tryouts for next year’s cheerleading squad will be held April 29 – May 3.  There will be a parent/player informational meeting on Monday, April 22nd at 6:30 in the Silver Creek Commons.  Please plan on being there.

Boys Soccer players and parents.  There will be a preseason informational meeting on May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Silver Creek Auditorium.  Contact Coach Smith (ssmith@jumpbunch.com) if you are unable to make the meeting.

FOOTBALL FUNDRAISERS

Silver Creek Football Silent Auction and Mixer,  Saturday, April 27th, 6:00 – 10:00

The Silver Creek Raptor Football Team is hosting a Silent Auction and Mixer on April 27th from 6-10 at 7677 Portico Place. The team is seeking auction donations to raise support for the upcoming football season. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase for $15. If you would like to make a donation or buy a ticket, please contact footballparentreps@gmail.com.  You can also view our online auction starting April 18th at www.32auctions.com/silvercreekfootball.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Lionscrest Manor, Sunday, May 12th, 10:30 and 1:00

The Silver Creek Football Team will host a Mother’s Day Brunch at Lionscrest Manor in Lyons. Bring your whole family for a delicious meal in a beautiful mountain setting. Two seatings will be available at 10:30 and 1:00. Ticket sales will begin soon ($25 – adults, $15 – children 8 and under). To pre-order tickets contact footballparentreps@gmail.com

King Soopers Card Fundraiser

Purchase a card from Kathy Peterson for $5 (no actual cost because $5 is pre-loaded on the card). Use it for your purchases of groceries and gas and Silver Creek Football gets 5%. Contact Kathy at ckpksp@gmail.com

Silver Creek Football thanks you for your support! GO RAPTORS!

SCHS Education Foundation

From the SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Open House

Parents – please stop in the IMC on Wednesday morning, May 8, anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for an SCHS Education Foundation information open house.   Learn more about the Foundation and how you can get involved and support our school.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If you are unable to join us on May 8 but are interested in learning more, please contact Board president, Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page

  • Design flyers, posters and banners

  • Grant writing

  • Fundraiser Event planning committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Board  (monthly meetings)

  • Brick Buy Brick Committee   (opportunities include marketing, maintaining orders, serve as liaison with Engraver)

Brick Buy Brick – Donate Today!

DEADLINE for this summer’s installation:  MAY 15

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  

Bolder Boulder Racers

Students, as well as family members, can register for the Bolder Boulder through the BBRacers Club at SCHS.  Students will receive a $22 discount on their registration and an extra BBRacers T-shirt.  Everyone who registers through the BBRacers Club can have his/her registration packets delivered to SCHS.  For more information please contact Ms. Forbes (forbes_juliette@svvsd.org) or Mr. Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org).

Visual Art

District Art Show

(art work by Nathan Palmer)

It is that time of year again! The St. Vrain Valley School District wide art show will be held in the former Steve and Berry’s store in the Mall, across from the movie theater. Hundreds of local up-and-coming artists will be featured including over 100 of our very own Silver Creek Students.

When: April 20th through May 5th.

Where: Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont

Artist Night: Come meet the artists and see who received awards

May 1st, 5:00-6:30pm

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America

The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

Counseling

A college representative from the University of Colorado @ Denver will be here on Wednesday, April 24 @ 1:00 pm.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

SCHOOL STORE

New Item!!!!!

Spirit Bands – 2012 State Football Champs $1.00 Each

New Sale Items (Senior Hat and Senior Jersey)!!!!!!

 

Senior Snap Back Hats now $15 (Reg. $20) – only Five left in stock.

Senior Jerseys $16 (Reg. $25)

 

Be sure to check out our sale rack on Thursdays during both A and B Lunches.  We are open Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.  You can also shop online at SilverCreekStore.org.

E-BOOKS

Earn a $6 Donation to your student’s Classroom, Activity or Sport (Sold in the School Store on Thursdays).  With each purchase of a $10 E-Book a $6 donation will be made to the classroom, activity or sport of your choice.  Check out all the savings in this great coupon book. NOTE: This is just a sampling.  Be sure to read the rules for each coupon as those listed below may not be identical to other coupons’ rules.

SKI-RELATED COUPONS:

Copper Mtn: 2 for 1 Adult Lift Tickets (2); $69 Adult Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (1); and $15 off Ski School

Winter Park: $79 Reg Season Adult Tickets (2); $62 Adult Late Season Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (2-Not Valid Saturdays)

                   AND $35 Off Ski School

Ski Granby Ranch: $40 Adult Tickets (2); $20 Ski Rental Package (1); $25 Snowboard Rental Package (1); Free Junior Lift

                   Ticket with purchase of Adult Ticket AND $50 off a Round of Golf

Sunlight Mountain: $35 Adult Ticket; $20 Off Snowmobile Ride AND 50% off Ski or Snowboard Rental Package

Christy Sports: $20 Off $100 or more purchase; 50% off Ski or Snowboard Daily Rental; $5 Off Tune-up

Entertainment and Sports-Related Coupons:

Avs Hockey: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (2)

Rapids Soccer: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Nuggets Basketball: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Bandimere Speedway: Free Entrance to Any Penzoil Ultra ET Event (1) AND Free Entrance to any of 4 other listed events (1)

AMC Movies: $6.50 Silver Movie (2) $8.00 Gold Movie (2)

United Artists: $2 Off Adult Ticket (4)

FOOD Coupons:

King Soopers: Save $5 off purchase of $75 or more (2)

Papa Murphy’s: $3 Off Family Size Pizza

Black Jack: Free Large Pizza with purchase of similar pizza (2) AND Family Dinner Deals (3)

Cold Stone: (4) coupons

3 Margaritas: 1/2 Price dinner with purchase of another meal AND 1/2 price Lunch with purchase of another meal.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Join during this Winter Membership Drive!  Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize  student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids.

Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

 If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!

Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

Congratulations go out to the choir for their successful participation in the New York City Heritage Music Festival this past weekend.  They received 5 awards and was the highest ranked choir at the festival which earned them an award for Outstanding Choral Ensemble.  Soloists Rachel Cooper and Alex Pierce also earned Maestro Awards which are given to students who demonstrate extraordinary musical ability and sensitivity.  Congratulations to everyone involved!!

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.

For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Choir Audition Requirements

Silver Creek has two entry level choirs, Women’s Ensemble and Cantore (men’s choir), and three advanced choirs: Bella Voce (women’s choir), Concert Choir (mixed choir), and Chamber Choir (small mixed). No audition is necessary for Women’s Ensemble and Cantore; however, there is an audition process for students interested in Bella Voce, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir.  Please visit http://jskelton.wikispaces.com and click on the Choir Auditions link, and then you have two links to choose from: “Incoming Freshmen” or  “Current choir members or high school students”. All the information that you need to know is there!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org. Looking forward to working with you next year!!

Thanks and Keep Singing,

Mr. Skelton

Weekly blog for April 12th

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, April 12th

This is the LAST Weekend to enter your course requests!

Please make sure you have completed entering your course requests by midnight, Sunday, April 14th.  It is really important that you get them done accurately.

If you have any questions please email: silvercreekhs@svvsd.org.

Some friendly reminders about entering course requests:

  • Don’t forget to enter both the A and B sections of year-long courses (Also some have a third part as well). (Please double check course request list)

  • All 9th and 10th grade students need 16/16 units (required and requested) and up to 8 alternate course selections.

  • All 11th and 12th grade students need a minimum of 12/16 units and up to 6 alternate course selections.

  • Please remember that “Required Courses”, you cannot change. Please email to the address above for your editions.

  • You can only request a course once (i.e. study hall, PE’s, etc).

  • Please go ahead and register for auditioned or application courses, final approval of placement will be emailed after May 15th.

  • Link to directions for entering course requests (which is also posted in Infinite Campus and Registration website).

  • We will start emailing students/parents who have incomplete or incorrect requests, starting Friday, April 12th.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

Please help after prom by donating the following items.  All items can be dropped off at the Main Office.

White EZ Up tents-we need approx 12

6 Old Tires

1 Round table

Black Curtains-preferably 4, at least 6 feet long

Coolers-approx 5

Anyone interested in making some decorative cake pops?

Thermal Coffee Pitchers

Anyone interested in making some caramel apples?

Old Monopoly Money?

Leftover chalkboard paint?

Old Frames-the larger the better

Kiddy Plastic Pool-1

2 Children’s Fishing Poles

3 Ping Pong Balls

3-4 Footballs

4 Helmets-Adult size

Bags of Sand-6

Plastic Orange cones

If you can help us out in any way-please email me or call me and we can make arrangements to get these from you.

Lisa Eutsler

After Prom Committee

schsafterprom@gmail.com

(303) 250-5329

Honoring Wesley Summers

Good afternoon everyone. I just wanted to share this information about Wes because his “stardom” is once again shining. As many people know, once Wes was nominated for his Denver Broncos Hero Award he also ended up being in the newspapers and on 9News. Well, from that experience, his story was then nominated for another award through Denver Sports (in conjunction with 9News). Below is just a portion of an email that I received last night.

“On behalf of the Bank of the West, 9News and Denver Sports, it is our pleasure to inform you that Wesley Summers – Silver Creek Football Manager has been selected by our judges as a finalist in the Top Inspirational Moment category for the Denver Sports Top 9 Moments of 2012.

Voting is live at www.top9moments.com – the general public has a large say in who is crowned a Top 9 winner. So, feel free to spread the word to friends and family!”

We all know how many wonderful kids we have at Silver Creek and Wes truly is one of them. Please, take the time to vote for Wes and pass this on to anyone you may know. Thank you and have a great Friday!!!!!  Marty Tonjes – Assistant Principal

Junior ACT

Do You Shmoop?

Juniors, check out this link for information on logging into Shmoop.  Shmoop is an interactive ACT test prep resource.  Silver Creek and St. Vrain have registered all Juniors for access to the ACT and AP test prep.  Follow the directions and join Mr. Goerner’s group for the opportunity to earn prizes between now and the ACT test in April.

Silver Creek’s “Day of Champions”

Are you passionate about Special Olympics? Are you interested in helping with the Silver Creek “Day of Champions”? Our event will be held on April 20, 2013. We are currently looking for donations, participants and volunteers. Please contact Mr Tonjes (tonjes_martin@svvsd.org) or 720-494-3722 for details.

What is your Dream Career?

Boulder County Workforce is  kicking off the summer job hunt season with our “What is your dream career contest” on Facebook! Youth, ages 14-21, should write about their dream career and how they plan to achieve it on our Facebook wall @ www.facebook.com/workforcebouldercounty  Each week, attendees will be selected to win incentives like gift cards and a chance to job shadow in their selected field!  Last year this was a very popular contest, so please encourage youth to participate!

Counseling Office

Girls’ State and Boys’ State – A Great Leadership Opportunity For Juniors! For juniors interested in the workings of government, Girls’ and Boys’ State are summer institutes sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion. Students travel to a college campus to participate in mock government scenarios where elections are held, issues are debated, and where they meet and make new friends from around the state. Girls’ State will be held June 9-12 at Western State University – deadline to apply is April 5th. Boys’ State will be held June 2-8 at CSU-Pueblo – deadline to apply is May 1st. Click on Girls’ State or Boys’ State to get more information and to apply.

Athletics

For those students interested in playing sports next year & need a new physical, Front Range Orthopedic Center is hosting free Medical Screenings on May 22nd and 23rd from 7:00 – 8:30 pm . All you’ll need to do is show up! See the athletic office if you have questions.

Tryouts for next year’s cheerleading squad will be held April 29 – May 3.  There will be a parent/player informational meeting on Monday, April 15th at 6:30 in the Silver Creek Commons.  Please plan on being there.

Boys Soccer players and parents.  There will be a preseason informational meeting on May 14 at 7:00 pm in the Silver Creek Auditorium.  Contact Coach Smith (ssmith@jumpbunch.com) if you are unable to make the meeting.

FOOTBALL FUNDRAISERS

Silver Creek Football Silent Auction and Mixer,  Saturday, April 27th, 6:00 – 10:00.  The Silver Creek Raptor Football Team is hosting a Silent Auction and Mixer on April 27th from 6-10 at 7677 Portico Place. The team is seeking auction donations to raise support for the upcoming football season. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase for $15. If you would like to make a donation or buy a ticket, please contact footballparentreps@gmail.com.  You can also view our online auction starting April 18th at www.32auctions.com/silvercreekfootball.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Lionscrest Manor, Sunday, May 12th, 10:30 and 1:00.  The Silver Creek Football Team will host a Mother’s Day Brunch at Lionscrest Manor in Lyons. Bring your whole family for a delicious meal in a beautiful mountain setting. Two seatings will be available at 10:30 and 1:00. Ticket sales will begin soon ($25 – adults, $15 – children 8 and under). To pre-order tickets contact footballparentreps@gmail.com

King Soopers Card Fundraiser.   Purchase a card from Kathy Peterson for $5 (no actual cost because $5 is pre-loaded on the card). Use it for your purchases of groceries and gas and Silver Creek Football gets 5%. Contact Kathy at ckpksp@gmail.com

Silver Creek Football thanks you for your support! GO RAPTORS!

Bolder Boulder Racers

Students, as well as family members, can register for the Bolder Boulder through the BBRacers Club at SCHS.  Students will receive a $22 discount on their registration and an extra BBRacers T-shirt.  Everyone who registers through the BBRacers Club can have his/her registration packets delivered to SCHS.  For more information please contact Ms. Forbes (forbes_juliette@svvsd.org) or Mr. Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org).

Visual Art

Second Friday “Discover the Districts”, April 12 and “Shopping Saturday”, April 13 2013

The Longmont Downtown Development Authority is teaming up with the St. Vrain Valley School District, on Second Friday, April 12 to feature musical acts and student art throughout Downtown. On the 2nd Friday of each month from 6 – 9 p.m. Downtown Longmont joins galleries and arts organizations with gallery openings, promotions and activities taking place throughout the district. Every other month has a special theme to bring it to life.

More discoveries can be made as visitors shop Downtown on Saturday April 13 at our great participating businesses. Given that tax day is right around the corner, merchandise at participating businesses will be discounted by the same amount as that of taxes (cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions). Turn in an entry card, with a purchase, and be entered in a drawing for great Downtown products and services! Anyone attending Second Friday or Shopping Saturday can enter to win. Come Downtown, walk, shop, look at art and enter for your chance to win a free basket filled with special products and gift cards from participating downtown businesses!

Find great entertainment for all throughout Longmont’s Arts & Entertainment District! For more information please visit www.DowntownLongmont.com

Participating Schools and locations:

Erie Elementary – Simply Bulk, 418 Main St.

Erie High – Discoveries Egyptian Imports, 454 Main St.

Fall River Elementary – Crackpots, 505 Main St.

Heritage Middle – Frames, Games & Things Unnamed, 457 Main St.

Mead Middle – Great Frame Up, 430 Main St.

Niwot Elementary – Frames, Games & Things Unnamed, 457 Main St.

Niwot HS – Sun Rose Café, 379 Main St.

Silver Creek – Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St.

Skyline HS  – Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave.

Sunset Middle – Muse Gallery, 356 Main St.

Trail Ridge Middle – Crackpots, 505 Main St.

Participating Downtown Businesses:

Adorn, 668 4th Ave.

Adornables, 661 4th Ave

Apparel Valley, 471 Main St.

Barbed Wire Books, 504 Main St.

Brainfood Bookstore, 322 Main St.

Crackpots, 505 Main St.

Discoveries Egyptian Imports, 454 Main St.

Ease Electrolysis, 320 Main St.

El Taquito, 345 Main St.

Frames Games and Things Unnamed, 457 Main St.

La Momo Maes, 624 Kimbark St.

Librería Católica Espíritu Santo, 332 Main St.

Martini’s Bistro, 543 Terry St.

Old Town Outfitters, 501 Main St.

Sun Rose Café, 379 Main St. (Retail Merchandise Only)

Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St.

The Yarn Shoppe, 454 Main St.

Ziggi’s Coffee House, 400 Main St.

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America

The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

Child in Hand

Hello, my name is Olivia Storaci. I am an eighth grader at Westview Middle School and I’m a member of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). As an NJHS member, I had to come up with a project and an organization I would like to help. I was inspired by an organization called Child in Hand. They are working to start a volleyball program in Haiti. They take in donations and that is what I want to help with. I would like to donate used volleyball gear to Child in Hand so they can bring the joy of volleyball to children in Haiti. Please support my efforts by bringing your old or used volleyball gear, (kneepads, bags, volleyballs, jerseys, t-shirts, spandex, water bottles, headbands, etc.) to a drop box in the front office at Silver Creek High School. It will be in the office until April 12. Thank you for supporting this cause!

SCHS Education Foundation

From the SCHS Education Foundation.  Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Parent Volunteers Needed.  The SCHS Education Foundation has several opportunities for parent volunteers.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If any of the following are of interest, please contact Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net for more information:

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page

  • Design flyers, posters and banners

  • Grant writing

  • Fundraiser Event planning committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Board  (monthly meetings)

Brick Buy Brick – Donate Today!

DEADLINE for this summer’s installation:  MAY 15

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  

SCHOOL STORE

New Item!!!!!

Spirit Bands – 2012 State Football Champs $1.00 Each

New Sale Items (Senior Hat and Senior Jersey)!!!!!!

 

Senior Snap Back Hats now $15 (Reg. $20) – only Five left in stock.

Senior Jerseys $16 (Reg. $25)

 

Be sure to check out our sale rack on Thursdays during both A and B Lunches.  We are open Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.  You can also shop online at SilverCreekStore.org.

E-BOOKS

Earn a $6 Donation to your student’s Classroom, Activity or Sport (Sold in the School Store on Thursdays).  With each purchase of a $10 E-Book a $6 donation will be made to the classroom, activity or sport of your choice.  Check out all the savings in this great coupon book. NOTE: This is just a sampling.  Be sure to read the rules for each coupon as those listed below may not be identical to other coupons’ rules.

SKI-RELATED COUPONS:

Copper Mtn: 2 for 1 Adult Lift Tickets (2); $69 Adult Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (1); and $15 off Ski School

Winter Park: $79 Reg Season Adult Tickets (2); $62 Adult Late Season Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (2-Not Valid Saturdays)

                   AND $35 Off Ski School

Ski Granby Ranch: $40 Adult Tickets (2); $20 Ski Rental Package (1); $25 Snowboard Rental Package (1); Free Junior Lift

                   Ticket with purchase of Adult Ticket AND $50 off a Round of Golf

Sunlight Mountain: $35 Adult Ticket; $20 Off Snowmobile Ride AND 50% off Ski or Snowboard Rental Package

Christy Sports: $20 Off $100 or more purchase; 50% off Ski or Snowboard Daily Rental; $5 Off Tune-up

Entertainment and Sports-Related Coupons:

Avs Hockey: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (2)

Rapids Soccer: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Nuggets Basketball: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Bandimere Speedway: Free Entrance to Any Penzoil Ultra ET Event (1) AND Free Entrance to any of 4 other listed events (1)

AMC Movies: $6.50 Silver Movie (2) $8.00 Gold Movie (2)

United Artists: $2 Off Adult Ticket (4)

FOOD Coupons:

King Soopers: Save $5 off purchase of $75 or more (2)

Papa Murphy’s: $3 Off Family Size Pizza

Black Jack: Free Large Pizza with purchase of similar pizza (2) AND Family Dinner Deals (3)

Cold Stone: (4) coupons

3 Margaritas: 1/2 Price dinner with purchase of another meal AND 1/2 price Lunch with purchase of another meal.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Join during this Winter Membership Drive!  Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize  student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids.

Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

 If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!

Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

Congratulations go out to the choir for their successful participation in the New York City Heritage Music Festival this past weekend.  They received 5 awards and was the highest ranked choir at the festival which earned them an award for Outstanding Choral Ensemble.  Soloists Rachel Cooper and Alex Pierce also earned Maestro Awards which are given to students who demonstrate extraordinary musical ability and sensitivity.  Congratulations to everyone involved!!

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 12th at 7:30 the  Four Time State Champion Silver Creek Percussion will perform at the Silver Creek High Gym!! ***This is a FREE show***

Saturday, April 13th The Silver Creek Percussion will try for their 5th State Championship at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield! Finals start at 5:00 pm!

April 16th- 21st, the Silver Creek Percussion will travel to Dayton to compete for the first time at Nationals!

Please come out and support these students and help give them a warm send off for  their National competition!!

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.

For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Choir Audition Requirements

Silver Creek has two entry level choirs, Women’s Ensemble and Cantore (men’s choir), and three advanced choirs: Bella Voce (women’s choir), Concert Choir (mixed choir), and Chamber Choir (small mixed). No audition is necessary for Women’s Ensemble and Cantore; however, there is an audition process for students interested in Bella Voce, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir.  Please visit http://jskelton.wikispaces.com and click on the Choir Auditions link, and then you have two links to choose from: “Incoming Freshmen” or  “Current choir members or high school students”. All the information that you need to know is there!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org. Looking forward to working with you next year!!

Thanks and Keep Singing,

Mr. Skelton

Weekly blog for March 29th

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 29th

!!!We Need Your Help – Text Now to Help Us Win!!!

The Ultimate After Prom Party Sweepstakes from Chipotle

Text PROM to 888222 to enter. Don’t worry, you’ll only receive info on the After Prom Party Sweeps. Entry closes on Sunday, March 31.

SIX WINNERS will win a Chipotle CATERED MEAL FOR UP TO 500 GUESTS, plus the Chipotle photo booth at the event.

More information can be found at:  http://chipotle.com/en-US/html/afterprom.html

Entrants must be a resident of the United States, 16 years or older and be currently enrolled at a high school located within 15 miles of a Chipotle restaurant.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

Please help after prom by donating the following items.  All items can be dropped off at the Main Office.

White EZ Up tents-we need approx 12

6 Old Tires

1 Round table

Black Curtains-preferably 4, at least 6 feet long

Coolers-approx 5

Anyone interested in making some decorative cake pops?

Thermal Coffee Pitchers

Anyone interested in making some caramel apples?

Old Monopoly Money?

Leftover chalkboard paint?

Old Frames-the larger the better

Kiddy Plastic Pool-1

2 Children’s Fishing Poles

3 Ping Pong Balls

3-4 Footballs

4 Helmets-Adult size

Bags of Sand-6

Plastic Orange cones

 

If you can help us out in any way-please email me or call me and we can make arrangements to get these from you.

Lisa Eutsler

After Prom Committee

schsafterprom@gmail.com

(303) 250-5329

 

Junior ACT

Do You Shmoop?

Juniors check out this link for information on logging into Shmoop.  Shmoop is an interactive ACT test prep resource.  Silver Creek and St. Vrain have registered all Juniors for access to the ACT and AP test prep.  Follow the directions and join Mr. Goerner’s group for the opportunity to earn prizes in between now and the ACT test in April.

What is your Dream Career?

Boulder County Workforce is  kicking off the summer job hunt season with our “What is your dream career contest” on Facebook! Youth 14-21 should write about their dream career and how they want to achieve it on our Facebook wall @ www.facebook.com/workforcebouldercounty . Each week, attendees will be selected to win incentives like gift cards and a chance to job shadow in their selected field!  Last year this was a very popular contest, so please encourage youth to participate!

Counseling Office

Concurrent Enrollment – Any current sophomores or juniors who are interested in taking classes at either Front Range or CU- Boulder next fall through the Concurrent Enrollment Program must complete an application AND fill out the on-line form when they register for  classes for next year. Concurrent Enrollment is designed to provide students the opportunity to take up to two college classes per semester, that are not available at Silver Creek, and receive both high school and college credit. If the student receives a C or better in those classes they will be reimbursed for the cost of the tuition. The deadline to turn in the application is Friday April 12th so please speak to your respective counselor to get your application and get any additional information you might need as soon as possible!

 

Girls’ State and Boys’ State – A Great Leadership Opportunity For Juniors! For juniors interested in the workings of government, Girls’ and Boys’ State are summer institutes that are sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion. Students travel to a college campus to participate in mock government scenarios where elections are held, issues are debated, and you meet and make new friends from around the state. Girls’ State will be held June 9-12 at Western State University – deadline to apply is April 5th. Boys’ State will be held June 2-8 at CSU-Pueblo – deadline to apply is May 1st. Click on Girls’ State or Boys’ State to get more information and to apply.

A college representative from Colorado State University will be here on Tuesday, April 9 at 9:30.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

Registration Information for SY 2013 – 2014

Please go to our Registration link on our main website to begin the process of course selection for next school year.

  • Once you click on the “Registration 2013 – 2014” link please review all the dates and information about registration.

    • Towards the bottom of the page are the Grade Level appropriate links for course selection.

  • Our window period for entering your requests into Infinite Campus begins this Monday, April 1st, 2013.  It ends at midnight, April 14th, 2013.

    • The window is open 24 hours a day.

    • This is NOT a first-come, first-serve process.  Your requests need to be completed and entered by Sunday, April 14th.

      • After the window period closes, you will no longer have access to your requests.  (You may want to print them out for your records only).

    • If you have any questions during spring break, please email: silvercreekhs@svvsd.org.

    • All directions will be posted on our registration website or within Infinite Campus itself.

    • You will use your regular username and password for Infinite Campus.

FOOTBALL FUNDRAISERS

Monday FUN-Day at Red Robin, Monday, April 8th, 5:00 – 9:00

Join us for dinner at Red Robin on Monday, April 8. We had over 300 friends and fans at our last Monday FUN-Day! This time the party is at Red Robin! Come join the fun!

Silver Creek Football Silent Auction and Mixer,  Saturday, April 27th, 6:00 – 10:00

The Silver Creek Raptor Football Team is hosting a Silent Auction and Mixer on April 27th from 6-10 at 7677 Portico Place. The team is seeking auction donations to raise support for the upcoming football season. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase for $15. If you would like to make a donation or buy a ticket, please contact footballparentreps@gmail.com.  You can also view our online auction starting April 18th at www.32auctions.com/silvercreekfootball.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Lionscrest Manor, Sunday, May 12th, 10:30 and 1:00

The Silver Creek Football Team will host a Mother’s Day Brunch at Lionscrest Manor in Lyons. Bring your whole family for a delicious meal in a beautiful mountain setting. Two seatings will be available at 10:30 and 1:00. Ticket sales will begin soon ($25 – adults, $15 – children 8 and under). To pre-order tickets contact footballparentreps@gmail.com

King Soopers Card Fundraiser

Purchase a card from Kathy Peterson for $5 (no actual cost because $5 is pre-loaded on the card). Use it for your purchases of groceries and gas and Silver Creek Football gets 5%. Contact Kathy at ckpksp@gmail.com

Silver Creek Football thanks you for your support! GO RAPTORS!

Silver Creek’s “Day of Champions”

Are you passionate about Special Olympics? Are you interested in helping with the Silver Creek “Day of Champions”? Our event will be held on April 20, 2013. We are currently looking for donations, participants and volunteers. Please contact Mr Tonjes (tonjes_martin@svvsd.org) or 720-494-3722 for details.

Bolder Boulder Racers

Students, as well as family members, can register for the Bolder Boulder through the BBRacers Club at SCHS.  Students will receive a $22 discount on their registration and an extra BBRacers T-shirt.  Everyone who registers through the BBRacers Club can have their registration packets delivered to SCHS.  For more information please contact Ms. Forbes (forbes_juliette@svvsd.org) or Mr. Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org).

Visual Art

Juried High School Art Show

The Firehouse Art Center is happy to announce a juried high school art show at the Firehouse Art Center. The exhibition will run from May 15 to May 26th, with an opening reception the night of May 17th.

There is a call for student artwork. Each school may send in 20 digital files of student work. Images will be voted on by a jury of committee members, members of the community and a representative from each school. At least 5 pieces will be chosen to hang in the Firehouse Art Center. This is a great opportunity for young artists to be seen and recognized.

If interested in submitting a piece, please email a digital photo of the submission, along with your full name, the title of the piece, and the media used to giese_katherine@svvsd.org

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America

The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

Child in Hand

Hello, my name is Olivia Storaci. I am an eighth grader at Westview Middle School and I’m a member of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). As an NJHS member, I had to come up with a project and an organization I would like to help. I was inspired by an organization called Child in Hand. They are working to start a volleyball program in Haiti. They take in donations and that is what I want to help with. I would like to donate used volleyball gear to Child in Hand so they can bring the joy of volleyball to children in Haiti. Please support my efforts by bringing your old or used volleyball gear, (kneepads, bags, volleyballs, jerseys, t-shirts, spandex, water bottles, headbands, etc.) to a drop box in the front office at Silver Creek High School. It will be in the office until April 12. Thank you for supporting this cause!

SCHS Education Foundation

From the SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Parent Volunteers Needed

The SCHS Education Foundation has several opportunities for parent volunteers.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If any of the following are of interest, please contact Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net for more information:

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page

  • Design flyers, posters and banners

  • Grant writing

  • Fundraiser Event planning committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Board  (monthly meetings)

Brick Buy Brick – Donate Today!

Etch your support for Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is building better classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Donate today and you can ensure your piece of SC immortality by getting in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. Brick samples are on display in the front office.  The first installation of the bricks will be this summer and unveiled when school opens in August.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

 Top 5 reasons to donate today and order a brick:

1.  It is a 100%  tax-deductible donation to the Education Foundation

2.  Your donation supports classroom learning

3.  To show your family’s Raptor Pride

4.  To honor a special teacher, coach, staff member or team/club

5.  Leave your mark at Silver Creek

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.

SCHOOL STORE

New Item!!!!!

Spirit Bands – 2012 State Football Champs $1.00 Each

New Sale Items (Senior Hat and Senior Jersey)!!!!!!

Senior Snap Back Hats now $15 (Reg. $20) – only Five left in stock.

Senior Jerseys $16 (Reg. $25)

Be sure to check out our sale rack on Thursdays during both A and B Lunches.  We are open Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.  You can also shop online at SilverCreekStore.org.

E-BOOKS

Earn a $6 Donation to your student’s Classroom, Activity or Sport (Sold in the School Store on Thursdays).  With each purchase of a $10 E-Book a $6 donation will be made to the classroom, activity or sport of your choice.  Check out all the savings in this great coupon book. NOTE: This is just a sampling.  Be sure to read the rules for each coupon as those listed below may not be identical to other coupons’ rules.

SKI-RELATED COUPONS:

Copper Mtn: 2 for 1 Adult Lift Tickets (2); $69 Adult Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (1); and $15 off Ski School

Winter Park: $79 Reg Season Adult Tickets (2); $62 Adult Late Season Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (2-Not Valid Saturdays)

                   AND $35 Off Ski School

Ski Granby Ranch: $40 Adult Tickets (2); $20 Ski Rental Package (1); $25 Snowboard Rental Package (1); Free Junior Lift

                   Ticket with purchase of Adult Ticket AND $50 off a Round of Golf

Sunlight Mountain: $35 Adult Ticket; $20 Off Snowmobile Ride AND 50% off Ski or Snowboard Rental Package

Christy Sports: $20 Off $100 or more purchase; 50% off Ski or Snowboard Daily Rental; $5 Off Tune-up

Entertainment and Sports-Related Coupons:

Avs Hockey: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (2)

Rapids Soccer: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Nuggets Basketball: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Bandimere Speedway: Free Entrance to Any Penzoil Ultra ET Event (1) AND Free Entrance to any of 4 other listed events (1)

AMC Movies: $6.50 Silver Movie (2) $8.00 Gold Movie (2)

United Artists: $2 Off Adult Ticket (4)

FOOD Coupons:

King Soopers: Save $5 off purchase of $75 or more (2)

Papa Murphy’s: $3 Off Family Size Pizza

Black Jack: Free Large Pizza with purchase of similar pizza (2) AND Family Dinner Deals (3)

Cold Stone: (4) coupons

3 Margaritas: 1/2 Price dinner with purchase of another meal AND 1/2 price Lunch with purchase of another meal.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Join during this Winter Membership Drive!  Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize  student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids.

Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!

Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

Upcoming Events:

Our next SCOPA meeting is on April 9th at 6:00 pm in the Choir room.

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.

For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Choir Audition Requirements

Silver Creek has two entry level choirs, Women’s Ensemble and Cantore (men’s choir), and three advanced choirs: Bella Voce (women’s choir), Concert Choir (mixed choir), and Chamber Choir (small mixed). No audition is necessary for Women’s Ensemble and Cantore; however, there is an audition process for students interested in Bella Voce, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir.  Please visit http://jskelton.wikispaces.com and click on the Choir Auditions link, and then you have two links to choose from: “Incoming Freshmen” or  “Current choir members or high school students”. All the information that you need to know is there!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org. Looking forward to working with you next year!!

Thanks and Keep Singing,

Mr. Skelton

Weekly blog for March 22nd

  Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 22nd

Raptor Families,

       We have discussed many of our safety components in preceding letters.  We haven’t had an opportunity to also share the social-emotional and mental health side of our prevention efforts in maintaining a safe environment for students and staff.  We are very lucky at Silver Creek High School to be staffed with three full-time School Counselors, one School Psychologist and a Prevention- Interventionist.  These staff members are nothing short of miracle workers in their outreach to students, other staff and families.

    Our school counseling group consists of Mrs. Norrbom, Mr. Sardinia and Mr. Yeomans.  While these counselors not only provide academic support on a daily basis, they also provide social-emotional support for students.  Consider the range of topics that our school counselors, school psychologist and interventionist are trained to provide assistance in: dealing with divorce, illness, homelessness, discrimination, depression, conflicts, harassment, relationships, peer pressures, dating, self-esteem, substance abuse, sexual abuse, employment, adoption, sexual orientation, violence, suicide, coping with grief, eating disorders, etc. This is just a brief list as all of our counseling staff are willing to listen in regards to students’ concerns.

    Our school counselors also provide the bulk of student assistance in class scheduling, post-secondary education and workforce readiness, 4-Year academic planning (now known as ICAP), and they serve as liaisons between students, staff, and parents.

Our school psychologist, Mr. Westman, works intensively with our Student Services Department assisting students and families who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs).  This position insures compliance with IEP goals, accommodations, and transitions.  In addition to student services support, our school psychologist is a member of many teams we have at Silver Creek, including our RTI Team and Risk Assessment Team, and he serves as liaison to our district level student services department, as well as to our parents, students and staff.

We are very proud to be continuing our partnership with Boulder County Public Health and Boulder County Mental Health Partners in providing for a school based prevention-interventionist.  Jen LaFond is our school-based interventionist.  This additional position serves primarily to provide mental health referrals, meet the social-emotional needs of individual students who may be experiencing crisis, or who may need a safe environment to talk with a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist.  In addition to these responsibilities, our interventionist also provides leadership to groups within our school who focus upon student support and she is a member of our district trauma response team.

Silver Creek is also happy to include such programmatic features as RLC, a transitional support structure for incoming students and 9th graders.  Recently, we hosted Rachel’s Challenge, which provided students the opportunity to reflect upon their relationships and learn some tools to cultivate a supportive school environment.  As a follow-up to this a Friends of Rachel Group for Silver Creek has been established, to continue embedding a caring culture within our community through projects such as “Need a Compliment, Take a Compliment”.  In addition to these non-academic support structures, our Health curriculum is tied to decision-making, relationships, and other teen issues, resulting in students who are aware and engaged in supporting their school.

While school safety continues to be a hot topic in education discussions, student mental health and emotional well-being are intrinsically tied to the safety of any school environment.  We will continue to embed our school with a caring and supportive culture, empowering students to succeed.  For any interested parents, here are some resources you may consider to learn more about these topics: National Association of School Psychologists, Netsmartz, National School Safety Center, Safe2Tell, I Love U Guys Foundation, and The American School Counselor Association.

   Respectfully,

    Erick Finnestead

    Principal, Silver Creek High School

 

Junior ACT

Do You Shmoop?

Juniors check out this link for information on logging into Shmoop.  Shmoop is an interactive ACT test prep resource.  Silver Creek and St. Vrain have registered all Juniors for access to the ACT and AP test prep.  Follow the directions and join Mr. Goerner’s group for the opportunity to earn prizes in between now and the ACT test in April.

Senior Class Panoramic Picture

The Senior Class Panoramic Picture will be taken on Tuesday, March 26th at 9:00 AM in the Main Gym. Remember – this is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the entire Senior Class for the rest of your life, so DON’T MISS OUT! You only have one chance to be a part of this special event, so BE THERE on Tuesday, March 26th at 9:00 AM!

Career & Job Fair for Students

The St. Vrain Valley School District and Workforce Boulder County are hosting a Career and Job Fair in Longmont on Thursday, March 28,  at the Boulder County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m. Youth ages 14 – 21 are invited to attend this free event.

 Students can fill out applications for employment with various employers, practice and sharpen interviewing skills, have a resume critiqued, talk to representatives from state colleges, and get information about a variety of careers from area business professionals.

 The Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building is highly visible from Hover Street in Longmont. Plenty of free parking is available on the north side of the building.

 Students should be reminded to dress appropriately, bring their Social Security number, and have lots of questions about careers. Parents are welcome to attend with their students.

What is your Dream Career?

Boulder County Workforce is  kicking off the summer job hunt season with our “What is your dream career contest” on Facebook! Youth 14-21 should write about their dream career and how they want to achieve it on our Facebook wall @ www.facebook.com/workforcebouldercounty . Each week, attendees will be selected to win incentives like gift cards and a chance to job shadow in their selected field!  Last year this was a very popular contest, so please encourage youth to participate!

Counseling Office

AP Test Registration

For students currently enrolled in AP classes for 2012/13: It’s time to register for the May AP tests! To register, go to the Silver Creek website and click on AP Test Registration. If you registered for AP tests last year, it’s recommended you use the same email address to sign up this year. Tests will cost $89 this year; fee waivers are available to those who qualify. Testing will take place in the former (now vacant) JC Penney store in the Twin Peaks Mall during the first two weeks of May. Get registered by March 24th for the opportunity to earn college credit through AP testing. Contact the Counseling Office with any questions!

Registration Information for SY 2013 – 2014

Please go to our Registration link on our main website to begin the process of course selection for next school year.

 

  • Once you click on the “Registration 2013 – 2014” link please review all the dates and information about registration.

  • Towards the bottom of the page are the Grade Level appropriate links for course selection.

  • It is important that between now and April 1st, 2013 (when you can actually begin to input your requests), you should:

    • Begin to have conversations with your teachers and parents/guardians about possible choices for next year.

    • Please carefully review and follow our registration guidelines and attend important events.

      • Be sure to review all courses which require auditions and/or applications and complete the required activities in order to request a particular course.

    • Review with your counselor about appropriate selection.

 

SILVER CREEK FOOTBALL MONDAY FUN-DAY!

Please help support your State Champion Silver Creek Football Team!  We are doing a King Sooper’s gift card fundraiser and it is really easy for you to help out.  Pick up a card from Cindi Lindsey at Silver Creek or call Kathy Peterson  at 303-579-3856.  Cards can be purchased for $5 (with $5 already loaded on them).  Use the card for King Soopers purchases (and gas at any King Soopers affiliated station) and Silver Creek Football will get back 5%. You can reload the card using your credit card before you check-out. One little extra step, added to something you normally do anyway, would greatly benefit our football team!  Thank You!

Bolder Boulder Racers

Students, as well as family members, can register for the Bolder Boulder through the BBRacers Club at SCHS.  Students will receive a $22 discount on their registration and an extra BBRacers T-shirt.  Everyone who registers through the BBRacers Club can have their registration packets delivered to SCHS.  For more information please contact Ms. Forbes (forbes_juliette@svvsd.org) or Mr. Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org).

Visual Art

Juried High School Art Show

The Firehouse Art Center is happy to announce a juried high school art show at the Firehouse Art Center. The exhibition will run from May 15 to May 26th, with an opening reception the night of May 17th.

There is a call for student artwork. Each school may send in 20 digital files of student work. Images will be voted on by a jury of committee members, members of the community and a representative from each school. At least 5 pieces will be chosen to hang in the Firehouse Art Center. This is a great opportunity for young artists to be seen and recognized.

If interested in submitting a piece, please email a digital photo of the submission, along with your full name, the title of the piece, and the media used to giese_katherine@svvsd.org

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America

The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club

Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

Child in Hand

Hello, my name is Olivia Storaci. I am an eighth grader at Westview Middle School and I’m a member of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). As an NJHS member, I had to come up with a project and an organization I would like to help. I was inspired by an organization called Child in Hand. They are working to start a volleyball program in Haiti. They take in donations and that is what I want to help with. I would like to donate used volleyball gear to Child in Hand so they can bring the joy of volleyball to children in Haiti. Please support my efforts by bringing your old or used volleyball gear, (kneepads, bags, volleyballs, jerseys, t-shirts, spandex, water bottles, headbands, etc.) to a drop box in the front office at Silver Creek High School. It will be in the office until April 12. Thank you for supporting this cause!

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes

ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT for our Sole4Souls shoe drive which is quickly coming to an end on April 1st!  So if you have any shoes you would still like to donate (or get rid of as part of your March Madness spring cleaning!), please send them to us and we’ll gladly find a good home for them.  We are excited to announce our Donor of the Week is the Silver Creek Track & Field Team!  Many thanks to everyone who donated shoes at last Friday’s Pancake Dinner where we collected 204 pairs!!!  Congrats to the Oliver family and Gage Strickland for winning our DSW gift card drawing.  We also want to express our appreciation to Blue Mountain Elementary, Eagle Crest Elementary, Longmont Estates Elementary, Lyons Elementary, Niwot Elementary, Longmont High School, Brown’s Shoes, Fabulous Finds, Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, and the Longmont Senior Center for filling all of their collection boxes to join in our Global Shoe Recycling Program.  This cross school collaboration and community outreach initiative shows how together we can turn one person’s trash into another person’s treasure!

SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time

SCHS Education Foundation

From the SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Parent Volunteers Needed

The SCHS Education Foundation has several opportunities for parent volunteers.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If any of the following are of interest, please contact Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net for more information:

 

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page

  • Design flyers, posters and banners

  • Grant writing

  • Fundraiser Event planning committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Board  (monthly meetings)

Brick Buy Brick – Donate Today!

Etch your support for Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is building better classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Donate today and you can ensure your piece of SC immortality by getting in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. Brick samples are on display in the front office.  The first installation of the bricks will be this summer and unveiled when school opens in August.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

 Top 5 reasons to donate today and order a brick:

1.  It is a 100%  tax-deductible donation to the Education Foundation

2.  Your donation supports classroom learning

3.  To show your family’s Raptor Pride

4.  To honor a special teacher, coach, staff member or team/club

5.  Leave your mark at Silver Creek

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.

SCHOOL STORE

New Item!!!!!

Spirit Bands – 2012 State Football Champs $1.00 Each

New Sale Items (Senior Hat and Senior Jersey)!!!!!!

 

Senior Snap Back Hats now $15 (Reg. $20) – only Five left in stock.

Senior Jerseys $16 (Reg. $25)

Be sure to check out our sale rack on Thursdays during both A and B Lunches.  We are open Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.  You can also shop online at SilverCreekStore.org.

E-BOOKS

Earn a $6 Donation to your student’s Classroom, Activity or Sport (Sold in the School Store on Thursdays).  With each purchase of a $10 E-Book a $6 donation will be made to the classroom, activity or sport of your choice.  Check out all the savings in this great coupon book. NOTE: This is just a sampling.  Be sure to read the rules for each coupon as those listed below may not be identical to other coupons’ rules.

SKI-RELATED COUPONS:

Copper Mtn: 2 for 1 Adult Lift Tickets (2); $69 Adult Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (1); and $15 off Ski School

Winter Park: $79 Reg Season Adult Tickets (2); $62 Adult Late Season Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (2-Not Valid Saturdays)

                   AND $35 Off Ski School

Ski Granby Ranch: $40 Adult Tickets (2); $20 Ski Rental Package (1); $25 Snowboard Rental Package (1); Free Junior Lift

                   Ticket with purchase of Adult Ticket AND $50 off a Round of Golf

Sunlight Mountain: $35 Adult Ticket; $20 Off Snowmobile Ride AND 50% off Ski or Snowboard Rental Package

Christy Sports: $20 Off $100 or more purchase; 50% off Ski or Snowboard Daily Rental; $5 Off Tune-up

Entertainment and Sports-Related Coupons:

Avs Hockey: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (2)

Rapids Soccer: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Nuggets Basketball: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)

Bandimere Speedway: Free Entrance to Any Penzoil Ultra ET Event (1) AND Free Entrance to any of 4 other listed events (1)

AMC Movies: $6.50 Silver Movie (2) $8.00 Gold Movie (2)

United Artists: $2 Off Adult Ticket (4)

FOOD Coupons:

King Soopers: Save $5 off purchase of $75 or more (2)

Papa Murphy’s: $3 Off Family Size Pizza

Black Jack: Free Large Pizza with purchase of similar pizza (2) AND Family Dinner Deals (3)

Cold Stone: (4) coupons

3 Margaritas: 1/2 Price dinner with purchase of another meal AND 1/2 price Lunch with purchase of another meal.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

After Prom is in need of various donations.  Please let Lisa know if you donate the following items.

White EZ Up tents-we need approx 12

6 Old Tires

1 Round table

Black Curtains-preferably 4, at least 6 feet long

Coolers-approx 5

Anyone interested in making some decorative cake pops?

Thermal Coffee Pitchers

Anyone interested in making some caramel apples?

Old Monopoly Money?

Leftover chalkboard paint?

Old Frames-the larger the better

Kiddy Plastic Pool-1

2 Children’s Fishing Poles

3 Ping Pong Balls

3-4 Footballs

4 Helmets-Adult size

Bags of Sand-6

Plastic Orange cones

If you can help us out in any way-please email me or call me and we can make arrangements to get these from you.

Lisa Eutsler

After Prom Committee

schsafterprom@gmail.com

(303) 250-5329

Thank you!!!!

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Join during this Winter Membership Drive!  Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize  student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids.

Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

 If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!

Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, March 22nd the Jazz Bands will be performing at Mojo’s in Longmont.

Wednesday, March 27th Spring Choir concert at Silver Creek High School at 7:00 pm.

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.

For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Choir Audition Requirements

Silver Creek has two entry level choirs, Women’s Ensemble and Cantore (men’s choir), and three advanced choirs: Bella Voce (women’s choir), Concert Choir (mixed choir), and Chamber Choir (small mixed). No audition is necessary for Women’s Ensemble and Cantore; however, there is an audition process for students interested in Bella Voce, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir.  Please visit http://jskelton.wikispaces.com and click on the Choir Auditions link, and then you have two links to choose from: “Incoming Freshmen” or  “Current choir members or high school students”. All the information that you need to know is there!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org. Looking forward to working with you next year!!

Thanks and Keep Singing,

Mr. Skelton

Weekly blog for March 15th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, March 15th

Raptor Families,

We have discussed many of our safety components in preceding letters.  We haven’t had an opportunity to also share the social-emotional and mental health side of our prevention efforts in maintaining a safe environment for students and staff.  We are very lucky at Silver Creek High School to be staffed with three full-time School Counselors, one School Psychologist and a Prevention- Interventionist.  These staff members are nothing short of miracle workers in their outreach to students, other staff and families.     Our school counseling group consists of Mrs. Norrbom, Mr. Sardinia and Mr. Yeomans.  While these counselors not only provide academic support on a daily basis, they also provide social-emotional support for students.  Consider the range of topics that our school counselors, school psychologist and interventionist are trained to provide assistance in: dealing with divorce, illness, homelessness, discrimination, depression, conflicts, harassment, relationships, peer pressures, dating, self-esteem, substance abuse, sexual abuse, employment, adoption, sexual orientation, violence, suicide, coping with grief, eating disorders, etc. This is just a brief list as all of our counseling staff are willing to listen in regards to students’ concerns.      Our school counselors also provide the bulk of student assistance in class scheduling, post-secondary education and workforce readiness, 4-Year academic planning (now known as ICAP), and they serve as liaisons between students, staff, and parents.

Our school psychologist, Mr. Westman, works intensively with our Student Services Department assisting students and families who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs).  This position insures compliance with IEP goals, accommodations, and transitions.  In addition to student services support, our school psychologist is a member of many teams we have at Silver Creek, including our RTI Team and Risk Assessment Team, and he serves as liaison to our district level student services department, as well as to our parents, students and staff.

We are very proud to be continuing our partnership with Boulder County Public Health and Boulder County Mental Health Partners in providing for a school based prevention-interventionist.  Jen LaFond is our school-based interventionist.  This additional position serves primarily to provide mental health referrals, meet the social-emotional needs of individual students who may be experiencing crisis, or who may need a safe environment to talk with a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist.  In addition to these responsibilities, our interventionist also provides leadership to groups within our school who focus upon student support and she is a member of our district trauma response team.

Silver Creek is also happy to include such programmatic features as RLC, a transitional support structure for incoming students and 9th graders.  Recently, we hosted Rachel’s Challenge, which provided students the opportunity to reflect upon their relationships and learn some tools to cultivate a supportive school environment.  As a follow-up to this a Friends of Rachel Group for Silver Creek has been established, to continue embedding a caring culture within our community through projects such as “Need a Compliment, Take a Compliment”.  In addition to these non-academic support structures, our Health curriculum is tied to decision-making, relationships, and other teen issues, resulting in students who are aware and engaged in supporting their school.

While school safety continues to be a hot topic in education discussions, student mental health and emotional well-being are intrinsically tied to the safety of any school environment.  We will continue to embed our school with a caring and supportive culture, empowering students to succeed.  For any interested parents, here are some resources you may consider to learn more about these topics: National Association of School Psychologists, Netsmartz, National School Safety Center, Safe2Tell, I Love U Guys Foundation, and The American School Counselor Association.

Respectfully,

    Erick Finnestead     Principal, Silver Creek High School

TCAP Schedule

***9th and 10th Grades***

All Ninth and Tenth Grade students will continue to take the state-mandated assessment, TCAP (formerly CSAP), on March 19th and 20th. Both testing days begin at 7:15 a.m., the same as normal school days, and SCHS classes will meet on a modified schedule from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  Although 9th graders will not be testing on March 20, they are required to be in attendance at 7:15 so that we may conduct registration processes for 2013-2014.  Juniors report at 7:30 a.m. on testing days for ACT Preparation offered free by SCHS staff. Seniors should arrive for classes by 11:45 a.m. on testing days.

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 19 & 20

A Block – 12:05-1:05

B Block – 1:15-2:15

Tuesday, 3/19 – Blocks 3 & 4

Wednesday, 3/20 – Blocks 7 & 8

11th Grade ACT Preparation

Get in the game and improve your ACT score!!!

Juniors continue ACT test preparation:

March 12, 13, 19, 20

Class will begin each day in the auditorium at 7:30 a.m. with a different warm-up activity before students are split into smaller groups for subject-specific review.

3/19 – Pre-registration for the ACT (absolutely critical for all juniors to attend this session!)
3/20 – Rapid Quiz, ACT Writing and Prize Giveaways to student having attended all sessions.

Following each warm-up session, from roughly 8:00-11:00 a.m. each day, Juniors will rotate through the four ACT areas of Reading, English, Science and Math, where they receive tips, tactics, review, online resources and assistance in each subject.  Please help to encourage your child’s attendance at this preparation, which would normally cost $500-$1000 if offered independently.

In Colorado, every 11th grade student takes the ACT.  This year our test date is scheduled for Tuesday April 23.  ACT scores, in conjunction with a student’s grade point average, are critical factors used in determining college admission.  While students can opt to take the test multiple times, and are strongly encouraged to do so, the state of Colorado ACT test is free to all juniors. The pre-registration for the state-mandated exam will take place on Tuesday morning March 19th, in the commons, beginning promptly at 7:30 a.m. Students will need to bring two standard #2 pencils (NO mechanical pencils!!!) to this registration session and every junior must attend. It would be great if the students can arrive about 7:15 so we can actually begin at 7:30 and allow the maximum amount of time afterward completing this pre-registration for additional test prep time with our teachers.

Senior Class Panoramic Picture

The Senior Class Panoramic Picture will be taken on Tuesday, March 26th at 9:00 AM in the Main Gym. Remember – this is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of the entire Senior Class for the rest of your life, so DON’T MISS OUT! You only have one chance to be a part of this special event, so BE THERE on Tuesday, March 26th at 9:00 AM!

SILVER CREEK FOOTBALL MONDAY FUN-DAY!

Please join the Silver Creek Football Team, friends and families at:

Chipotle, Monday, March 11 from 5:00 to 8:00.

Present this flyer and the football team will receive 50%! GO RAPTORS!

See you every Monday! GO RAPTORS!

Bolder Boulder Racers

Students, as well as family members, can register for the Bolder Boulder through the BBRacers Club at SCHS.  Students will receive a $22 discount on their registration and an extra BBRacers T-shirt.  Everyone who registers through the BBRacers Club can have their registration packets delivered to SCHS.  For more information please contact Ms. Forbes (forbes_juliette@svvsd.org) or Mr. Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org).

PANCAKES ARE ON THE DINNER MENU TONIGHT!

Please join us TONIGHT for the 11th Annual Silver Creek Track Pancakes & Prizes Event from 5-7 in the commons where we will be putting breakfast on the table for dinner (gluten free will be available). There will be drawings for amazing door prizes, including a money tree and a Samsung 300-E5C-A07 Laptop Computer, and a silent auction. We will also be accepting shoe donations for Soles4Souls. For every pair of shoes donate (in any condition–even the smelly, worn out ones) you are entered to win a $20 DSW gift card. Everyone is welcome at this great community event. Bring your friends and family and come hungry!

Thank You to everyone who has been sending in donations for this Friday’s Pancake Dinner!  Our prize packages are really coming together and we can’t wait for this event to support our Track and Field team!!!  Here are just some of the donations and prize packages that are coming your way:

Out to Eat – Cheesecake Factory, Chili’s, Applebees, Basil Flats, Pinocchios, Sun Rose Café, Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap Room, Outback Steakhouse, Jimmy Johns, Subway, Panda Express, Qdoba, Chipotle, Santiagos,  Wahoo Fish, Noodles, Oskar Blues
Entertainment, Car Care, Coffee Break & Ice-Cream – Best Buy, Game Stop, Big O Tires, Breeze Thru Car Wash, Regal Cinemas, Cinemark Movie Theatres  Starbucks, Ripple, Menchies

Keeping Fit – Sports Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Play It Again Sports, Golf Package, Newton Running Shoes, Lululemon

Home, Health & Beauty – Sephora, Bath & Body, Victoria’s Secret, Haircuts & Styles, Hobby Lobby, Homemade Soaps, Raptor Hat & Scarf Sets, Wrapping Paper Kits, Pampered Chef, Sprouts, Whole Foods

Time for a Shopping Spree! – FOREVER 21, H&M, American Eagle, Bohme, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom

Packages include Movie Night, Date Night, Out to Lunch, Snuggle Bunny, Peppers & Pickles, Baby Care, Chocolate Lovers, Great Harvest Bread Basket, Longmont Clinic Care, KoolTax 2012 Tax Preparation, Architectural Design Package, Crested Butte Condo Getaway, Samsung Laptop Superprize, and … our ever-growing MONEY TREE!!!

All athletes who turn in their packets will be entered into the “SNACK ATTACK” ATHLETE ONLY prize table drawing!!!  A few selected items will be available through silent auction bids, so remember to bring your checkbooks.  Also please don’t forget to bring any of your old, new, sweet, or smelly shoes to be donated to Soles4Souls and entered into our special drawing for a DSW GIFT CARD!!!

We can’t wait to see you tonight!

SCLA

The SCLA Ping Pong and pickle ball tourney is tomorrow, Saturday, March 16 from 9am-3pm.
You can sign up tomorrow!
Open ping pong and pickle ball from 9-10 and brackets will be filled out at that time.
Tourney begins at 10!
$7 for singles
$10 for doubles
Prizes for best team name, best costume and winning the tourney!
Can you beat the Principal?  He doesn’t think so!!!   Come play!

Visual Art

Juried High School Art Show
The Firehouse Art Center is happy to announce a juried high school art show at the Firehouse Art Center. The exhibition will run from May 15 to May 26th, with an opening reception the night of May 17th.

There is a call for student artwork. Each school may send in 20 digital files of student work. Images will be voted on by a jury of committee members, members of the community and a representative from each school. At least 5 pieces will be chosen to hang in the Firehouse Art Center. This is a great opportunity for young artists to be seen and recognized.
If interested in submitting a piece, please email a digital photo of the submission, along with your full name, the title of the piece, and the media used to giese_katherine@svvsd.org

“My Hometown”: Teenagers Document America
The New York Times blog “Lens” is collecting photographs taken by young people that tell the story of America right now.  The photographs will be displayed online, and then the best photographs will be selected for archiving in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, alongside some of the greatest photographs ever produced in this country.  All of our photography classes will be taking part, submitting work from film as well as digital photos.  For more information see the New York Times “Lens” Blog.

Art Club
Join us for Art Club every Thursday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3:30. Art club is open to everyone. Future projects may include a mural in the hallway, contests, felted slippers and jewelry. Please see Mrs. Giese for further information

Instagram

The Silver Creek Art Room now has an Instagram. Check out what is going on in the art room, have your art recognized and maybe even get a quote! Follow us at Schsart

Career & Job Fair for Students

To be held Thursday, March 28, 3 – 6 p.m., at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Students can talk with employers, fill out applications, get their resume critiqued, do a mock interview, and visit a mini college fair. See the attached poster for more information.

What is your Dream Career?

Boulder County Workforce is  kicking off the summer job hunt season with our “What is your dream career contest” on Facebook! Youth 14-21 should write about their dream career and how they want to achieve it on our Facebook wall @ www.facebook.com/workforcebouldercounty . Each week, attendees will be selected to win incentives like gift cards and a chance to job shadow in their selected field!  Last year this was a very popular contest, so please encourage youth to participate!

Encore Award Nominations

Encore Award Nominations for our outstanding educators in the District are currently being accepted.

This awards program, sponsored by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, provides students, parents, community members and business partners the opportunity to recognize and honor individual teachers who exemplify excellence in teaching at the Pre-K – 12 levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District.  The awards will be presented at the Tribute to Teachers event on May 10, 2013 at the Plaza Conference Center in Longmont.

To find out more information about the Encore Award Program, or to nominate a teacher, please go to our website (www.efsvv.org) and click on Programs, then Encore Awards.

The nomination deadline is March 15, 2013. Thanks for your help in honoring our phenomenal teachers!

Tech Fair

Now is the time to start planning your projects for the 2013 Tech Fair! This year the Tech Fair will be held on April 20th, 2013, with set-up on April 19th.  Once again, Skyline High School will be our gracious host for the event.

The registration form for registering a student project can be found here. Student project teams should be limited to 4 students per team. Each school is allowed three teams; if space permits, we will allow more than three. Ideally, we will have at least one team from each school.  Registration forms should be submitted via the Tech Fair website no later than March 15, 2013.

Please note that we will provide each team with one 6 ft. table, two chairs, and an electrical outlet.  Any needs beyond that should be planned for and provided by the project team. Projects should not involve any kind of flame, explosive device or chemicals that could cause an explosion.

The goal of the Tech Fair is to provide students the opportunity to showcase high quality research projects that offer technology-based solutions to real world problems and issues. Designs from the various Hack-a-thons and the VEX Robotics Competition that have already taken place in the District make excellent projects to showcase, but projects can range from raising awareness of an endangered species to designing special applications for smartphones. The sky is the limit! We have a number of resources available on the Tech Fair website to help with ideas and implementation.

Counseling Office

AP Test Registration
For students currently enrolled in AP classes for 2012/13: It’s time to register for the May AP tests! To register, go to the Silver Creek website and click on AP Test Registration. If you registered for AP tests last year, it’s recommended you use the same email address to sign up this year. Tests will cost $89 this year; fee waivers are available to those who qualify. Testing will take place in the former (now vacant) JC Penney store in the Twin Peaks Mall during the first two weeks of May. Get registered by March 24th for the opportunity to earn college credit through AP testing. Contact the Counseling Office with any questions!

Registration Information for SY 2013 – 2014
Please go to our Registration link on our main website to begin the process of course selection for next school year.

  • Once you click on the “Registration 2013 – 2014” link please review all the dates and information about registration.
  • Towards the bottom of the page are the Grade Level appropriate links for course selection.
  • It is important that between now and April 1st, 2013 (when you can actually begin to input your requests), you should:
    • Begin to have conversations with your teachers and parents/guardians about possible choices for next year.
    • Please carefully review and follow our registration guidelines and attend important events.
      • Be sure to review all courses which require auditions and/or applications and complete the required activities in order to request a particular course.
    • Review with your counselor about appropriate selection.

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes

It’s March Madness and time for a little spring cleaning!  We are happy to take any of your too-little, too-big, out-of-style, or worn-out shoes that have been cluttering your house.  Your tired shoes will help Soles4Souls.  Our shoe drive is now in full force, and so far, with your help, we have collected over 1,600 pairs of shoes on our way towards our goal of 2013 pairs, a number chosen in honor of this year’s graduating class.  We would especially like to thank Crocs, DSW, and Habitat for Humanity for being our donors of the week, bringing in over 250 pairs of shoes!  For anyone coming to the Track & Field team’s fun-filled Pancake & Prizes for dinner (next Friday night from 5:00 to 7:30 in the Silver Creek Commons), please bring us any of your new, used, or old smelly shoes that night.  For each pair donated, you will be entered into a special door prize drawing to win a DSW gift card!!!
SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time

SCHS Education Foundation

Parents – Thank you so much for your support of the SCHS Education Foundation.  Through your generosity and the support of other friends in the community, we have just passed $38,000 in donations to the school since we began in 2009.  We have issued over 70 mini-grants to SCHS staff for items such as novel sets, brain models, document cameras, laptops, Nooks, audio books, subscriptions and conference fees.  Recently, we contributed to a new laptop cart for the school.

Parent Volunteers Needed
The SCHS Education Foundation has several opportunities for parent volunteers.  Incoming freshmen parents – this is a great way to get involved at Silver Creek.  If any of the following are of interest, please contact Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net for more information:

  • Maintain Website and/or Facebook page
  • Design flyers, posters and banners
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraiser Event planning committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Board  (monthly meetings)

Brick Buy Brick!!

Etch your support for Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is building better classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Donate today and you can ensure your piece of SC immortality by getting in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. Brick samples are on display in the front office.  The first installation of the bricks will be this summer and unveiled when school opens in August.  Donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Special thanks to the following families for their recent donations to the Brick fundraiser:
Beavers    Boldt        Carson    Dauer            Davies
Ewing        Fisher        Foster        Fuhrman        Grolnick
Hardy        Howard    Howell        King            Kreitman
Mast        Peila        Rapp        Rembert        Rooney
Simboski    Sterns        Stewart    Willmann

Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.

SCHOOL STORE

New Item!!!!!
Spirit Bands – 2012 State Football Champs $1.00 Each

New Sale Items (Senior Hat and Senior Jersey)!!!!!!

Senior Snap Back Hats now $15 (Reg. $20) – only Five left in stock.

Senior Jerseys $16 (Reg. $25)

Be sure to check out our sale rack on Thursdays during both A and B Lunches.  We are open Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.  You can also shop online at SilverCreekStore.org.

E-BOOKS

Earn a $6 Donation to your student’s Classroom, Activity or Sport (Sold in the School Store on Thursdays).  With each purchase of a $10 E-Book a $6 donation will be made to the classroom, activity or sport of your choice.  Check out all the savings in this great coupon book. NOTE: This is just a sampling.  Be sure to read the rules for each coupon as those listed below may not be identical to other coupons’ rules.

SKI-RELATED COUPONS:
Copper Mtn: 2 for 1 Adult Lift Tickets (2); $69 Adult Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (1); and $15 off Ski School
Winter Park: $79 Reg Season Adult Tickets (2); $62 Adult Late Season Tickets (2); $49 Child Tickets (2-Not Valid Saturdays)
AND $35 Off Ski School
Ski Granby Ranch: $40 Adult Tickets (2); $20 Ski Rental Package (1); $25 Snowboard Rental Package (1); Free Junior Lift
Ticket with purchase of Adult Ticket AND $50 off a Round of Golf
Sunlight Mountain: $35 Adult Ticket; $20 Off Snowmobile Ride AND 50% off Ski or Snowboard Rental Package
Christy Sports: $20 Off $100 or more purchase; 50% off Ski or Snowboard Daily Rental; $5 Off Tune-up

Entertainment and Sports-Related Coupons:
Avs Hockey: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (2)
Rapids Soccer: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)
Nuggets Basketball: Buy 1 Adult Ticket get 1 Child Ticket Free (1)
Bandimere Speedway: Free Entrance to Any Penzoil Ultra ET Event (1) AND Free Entrance to any of 4 other listed events (1)
AMC Movies: $6.50 Silver Movie (2) $8.00 Gold Movie (2)
United Artists: $2 Off Adult Ticket (4)

FOOD Coupons:
King Soopers: Save $5 off purchase of $75 or more (2)
Papa Murphy’s: $3 Off Family Size Pizza
Black Jack: Free Large Pizza with purchase of similar pizza (2) AND Family Dinner Deals (3)
Cold Stone: (4) coupons
3 Margaritas: 1/2 Price dinner with purchase of another meal AND 1/2 price Lunch with purchase of another meal.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

SCHS parents, our After Prom committee is in need of the following items:  Gas cards, iTunes cards, movie tickets, MasterCard/Visa cards, fast food gift cards, grocery store gift cards, Walmart/Target gift cards, college items (alarm clock, toaster, laundry bag, twin sheets, 1 cup coffee makers,etc.), haircut gift cards, manicure gift cards, oil changes, car wash, Walgreens…If you can help us out with these, that would be great.  You can drop them off at the front office.

These are just a few ideas but feel free to be creative!  As always, monetary donations are ALWAYS welcome also!  We will do the shopping!

Thank you!
Lisa Eutsler
After Prom Coordinator
Eutslergang1990@hotmail.com

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Join during this Winter Membership Drive!  Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize  student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids.
Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert  @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Bingo Help!
Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We operate Bingo every Wednesday night and need workers from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

Upcoming Events:
Friday, March 22nd the Jazz Bands will be performing at Mojo’s in Longmont.

Wednesday, March 27th Spring Choir concert at Silver Creek High School at 7:00 pm.

SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street.
For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Choir Audition Requirements

Silver Creek has two entry level choirs, Women’s Ensemble and Cantore (men’s choir), and three advanced choirs: Bella Voce (women’s choir), Concert Choir (mixed choir), and Chamber Choir (small mixed). No audition is necessary for Women’s Ensemble and Cantore; however, there is an audition process for students interested in Bella Voce, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir.  Please visit http://jskelton.wikispaces.com and click on the Choir Auditions link, and then you have two links to choose from: “Incoming Freshmen” or  “Current choir members or high school students”. All the information that you need to know is there!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org. Looking forward to working with you next year!!
Thanks and Keep Singing,
Mr. Skelton