weekly blog for February 13th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 13th

Message from Erick Finnestead

Silver Creek Community Members,

As an update to a previous communication on school start times, I would like to inform you that we are still investigating  later start times for Silver Creek in 2015-2016.   There are multiple factors impacting this change as ongoing discussion and collaboration with several groups are underway.  I will continue to communicate directly to you regarding any changes that may occur.  Thank you for your thoughtful conversation and input regarding this concept.

Congratulations to Kaari Von Bernuth as she has been selected as a Boettcher Scholarship Finalist.  Congratulations to 2014 graduate Katherine Padrnos for her recognition as a National Merit Finalist.  Fittingly Katherine earned the requisite credits to graduate a year early.  Hats off to our All-Musicians as they are representing Silver Creek at the annual State Music Festivals.

I would like to personally invite you to two upcoming marquee events.  Please be our guest on February 21 at the second annual Mardi Gras fundraiser hosted by the Silver Creek Education Foundation.  This event is sure to impress with talent, tastings and a terrific auction.  For more information, tickets and online auction please visit http://schsedfoundation.org

Please also join us as we welcome in the Chinese New Year on February 28 at Silver Creek High School.  You’ll be met with fantastic performances including the Lion Dance, Taiko Drummers, Kung Fu demonstrations, activity booths and authentic foods.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please visit http://cny.stvrain.k12.co.us for further information.

The teacher IPAD rollout occurred this past week. We are busy preparing for the upcoming school year and the distribution of IPADs to all students.  Our teachers are engaging in professional development related to instructional technologies.  At all of our professional learning opportunities, new technologies are demonstrated for teacher and classroom use.  Some examples of these include Google Classroom, Padlet, Notability, Cel.ly, Socrative, Plickers and many more.  We look forward to additional staff trainings at upcoming conferences and employing these efforts next year to insure a successful IPAD rollout.  Many thanks to Altona staff as they joined us last week for a debrief on topics including IPAD management, Instructional Apps, Teacher Learning Communities and the distribution process.

Silver Creek has many other exciting things occurring including our Unified Sports Team, who recently packed the gym in their basketball game against Brighton.  Come on out and join us for the spring performing arts concert series. Help us make a splash at state and support our Conference Champion Girls’ Swim Team!  Help us pack the gym as we take on Longmont in a Girls/Boys doubleheader on 2/19.  Save the date on May 11 for our annual evening of excellence as our students present their Senior Capstone Projects as part of SCLA.

Thank you to all for continuing to make Silver Creek a wonderful place to learn and to lead.

Parent Invitation Letter From Silver Creek Education Foundation

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4y8qInVbva9TnZYdnNKTW82NTQ/view?usp=sharing

Erick Finnestead

Principal, Silver Creek High School

REGISTRATION for 2015-2016….yes, it’s registration time!

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Core teachers are conferencing with students and recommending their core classes for next year,  so be sure to read the registration information so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!
  • Students will choose elective classes through Infinite Campus, February 23-March 5, 2015.
  • If you missed the AP, Audition and Special Programs deadline of January 28, contact the teacher directly! Do not use the application site as the teachers may never find it because the names are pulled as of January 28. Late applications may be considered based on course availability.

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!
  • Your teachers are recommending your core classes, so be sure to speak with them.
  • Open-enrollment acceptance letter have been sent. Please notify the school as soon as possible that you plan to attend.
  • Students will choose elective classes through Infinite Campus, February 23 – March 5, 2015.

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

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Tickets available now

The Silver Creek Education Foundation promotes excellence in academics and leadership and will be hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras even on Saturday, February 21.  This includes a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items.  Tickets are available here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=571 or you can email SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com

Leading up to the event, we have our online auction.  Here is the link: www.32auctions.com/SCEF2015

We have almost 200 items including: Josten’s Cap and Gown, The Bridal Connection — Tuxedo for Prom, Tutor Doctor Study Skills Basket and over 90 food and dining items!

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center and Grants for the Classrooms!  Thank you for supporting SCHS education!

Nominate An Outstanding Teacher

Applications for the Encore Award can be found at www.efsvv.org.  If there is a favorite teacher you want to nominate the deadline for submissions is March 15th.

RABC is hosting a meeting with Grassroots St. Vrain  (http://grassrootsstvrain.org/).

Parents are encouraged to attend.  The meeting will be on  February 23rd at 6:30 p.m in the IMC (library).

Vision and Hearing Screening Volunteers Needed

SC Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey needs six volunteers to work this year’s screening from 7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 24th.  Please contact Lindsey_cindi@svvsd.org or call 720.494.3728 if you are able to help.  I you can’t Thank you!

Enjoy Good Food While Doing Good

Tuesday, Feb 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS and a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club) Upcoming Events

Here are some of the events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

Dancing with the Silver Creek StarsPre-Event for students March 27th in the evening (time TBD) in the Auditorium.  This Free event will give the students a chance to vote (with donations) for their favorite dance couple.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars Big Event, Adults Only March 28th 5:30-9:30 at Pacific Events Center 1330 Main Street, Longmont.  Tickets are on sale now.  Contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com.  You will NOT want to miss this this event.  Tickets are $35 each & include appetizers, silent auction, full dinner, dancing entertainment, dessert, & a cash bar. Babysitting will be available at Silver Creek by our awesome SCLA students! If you would like to volunteer, RABC is seeking numerous volunteers to help make this event successful.  Sign up here.

After Prom – May 2nd 11pm-2am at Silver Creek.  This is an event for our Junior & Senior students & their dates to keep them safe after Prom.  We are accepting donations of all sorts for this event.  See the attached letter for information on the idea of gifting students scholarships this year at After Prom.  Please share the attached letter with friends & businesses that you know.  We will also have other prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, and some larger prizes as well.  We really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make.  Please make any checks payable to RABC & put After Prom in the memo line.  We will be bringing more details & a volunteer signup sheet as time gets closer.

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

SENIOR POSTERS

Attention ALL Senior Parents:  the Boys/Girls tennis team is going to create a poster for every senior at SCHS (not just tennis seniors) which will be posted in the hallways of the school prior to the After Prom celebration party and will remain up through Graduation as a souvenir for you to take home!

Each poster will have a spot available for personal messages from parents.  If you would like a message put on your student’s poster:  This is for ALL SCHS seniors, not just tennis seniors.

 

Email Lori at  sanmiguel_lori@svvsd.org.  Please keep messages to 50 words or less.

Additionally, if you would like to donate $1-2 to help offset the costs of this project contact the tennis booster reps at the email above.

Thank you for your participation!

Lori San Miguel (Girls Tennis Rep)

Laurie Laxton (Boys Tennis Rep)

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.

SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Shelter Insurance® Foundation is awarding a $2000 scholarship to a graduating SCHS Student. Shelter Agent Laurie Gomez sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

A committee of high school officials and community leaders will select the recipient. The committee will consider applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, character and leadership the school and community. The scholarship is awarded without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender.

The recipient may apply the scholarship toward tuition, fees or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after his or her high school graduation.

Applicants need to  complete the attached application and submit it to Mr. Yeomans in the Counseling Office by  March 20th, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered! The winner will be announced at the end of the school year.

February Lunch Menu

SCOPA

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!

SCOPA Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room.

March 10

April 14

May 12

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package deadline is Feb. 26th!  These scholarships are only available to St. Vrain Valley School District students, so we encourage you to apply!

The  package (which includes several individual scholarships) can be accessed through the following links:

Go to the SCHS website. Click on the Counseling link and then the Scholarships link.

A printed copy is also available on the Counseling Department’s Scholarship board.

The package consists of two lists:

List I: These scholarships have ONE application, which works for all scholarships on List I. If you are applying for more than one scholarship from List I, you MUST submit an application for EACH scholarship for which you are applying.

List II:  Each Scholarship on List II has a separate application. Each Scholarship may have a  different deadline and specific instructions for submission.

It’s a student’s responsibility to be thorough, organized and timely with applications.

Link to Local Scholarships


Message from Weld County Department of Health

Influenza and norovirus letter

Talon Tribune

The January edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com.  Read about the Boys Basketball team’s incredible start to the season.  Check out Angela Walter’s capstone project, POP!  Reminisce about the 5 best movies that came out in 2014.  You can also follow us on Instagram @talontribune or like us on Facebook.

Athletics

 

SIGN UP FOR SPRING SPORTS TODAY!

All interested in participating in spring sports need to sign up online, turn in a valid sports physical form and get a clearance note from the athletic office BEFORE END OF DAY February 18.  See below for a listing of sports.

2014-15 Spring Sports Registration

Baseball – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Tryouts will be held February 23 – 27 from 2:45 – 5:15 pm and Saturday the 28th from 12-4pm.

Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Practice will be held on Monday/Wednesday from 2:45-4:45 at Twin Peaks Golf Course and Tuesday/Thursday 2:45-4:45 at Fox Hill Golf Course.

Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Tryouts will be held February 23 – 27 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm out on the soccer fields.

Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23, 2015. Practice will be held the week of February 23 at Centennial Pool from 3:15 – 5:00 pm.

Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23 after school out on the tennis courts.

Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23 after school out at the track.

Questions?  Email: keith_barbara@svvsd.org

 

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests, but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  Almost all four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores.

On the March 4th late start, any students who took the February 4th practice test will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour-long strategy session from the Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get specific content area test preparation and support.

Many students inquire about additional resources that might help them  maximize their performance on the exam. Resources for ACT test-prep can be found on the links below.  Resources include free online test strategies,and sample questions as well as,  intensive, fee-based classes.  Please take time to review these resources with your Juniors and encourage them to be proactive in preparation for this important part of the College admissions process.

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

Counseling News

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

The Career Development Center (CDC) is hosting an Open House on Wed. Feb. 18 from 3-6 p.m. Stop by and check out their programs.

Registration for Advanced Placement Tests starts Feb. 20, 2015. Students need to Register on-line at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953 Registration must be completed by March 19, 2015 for exams in May.

Each exam costs $91 or $15 for students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Please contact Ms. Thomas in the Counseling Office if you have questions.

https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/060953

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If a student is using a Common Application, he or she only needs to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application.

Education Foundation

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Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.

Missing:  Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols & Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton

Another $10,000 awarded!!

We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month.  Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:

 

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  
  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

 

In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:

 

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)
  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

 

In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.

None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends.   Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers.   To our volunteers – we could not do it without you.  Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!

If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

School Store Blog

***  New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!

***   Show your Silver Creek Spirit!   ***

Drivers Education

Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

 Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-709-7730.

Art Department

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Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   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.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

 Approved February Flyers

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

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 the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

 

weekly blog for February 6th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, February 6th

 

REGISTRATION for 2015-2016….yes, it’s registration time!

 

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

 

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Core teachers are conferencing with students and recommending their core classes for next year,  so be sure to read the registration information so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Students will choose elective classes through Infinite Campus, February 23-March 5, 2015.

  • If you missed the AP, Audition and Special Programs deadline of January 28, contact the teacher directly! Do not use the application site as the teachers may never find it because the names are pulled as of January 28. Late applications may be considered based on course availability.

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Your teachers are recommending your core classes, so be sure to speak with them.

  • Open-enrollment acceptance letter have been sent. Please notify the school as soon as possible that you plan to attend.

  • Students will choose elective classes through Infinite Campus, February 23 – March 5, 2015.

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

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Tickets available now

The Silver Creek Education Foundation promotes excellence in academics & leadership and will be hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras Event on Saturday, February 21 at Fox Hill Country Club.  This will include a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items with auctioneer O.J. Pratt.  Tickets are available here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=571 or you can email SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com

Leading up to the event, we will have an online auction that starts Feb 7 (TOMORROW) and ends Feb 28.  You can participate from the convenience of your home and with your own pc or device.  You can also see items only available at the live event on Feb 21.

Here is the auction link:  www.32auctions.com/SCEF2015  To view and bid on online auction items, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “view all items.”  There are almost 200 items and more are added daily!  Start your bidding on Saturday, Feb 7.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center and Grants for the Classrooms!  Thank you from the SCHS Education Foundation and our SCHS current and future children!

 

SCEF, RABC and SCOPA are hosting a meeting with Grassroots St. Vrain  (http://grassrootsstvrain.org/).

Parents are encouraged to attend.  The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30 am in the SCHS IMC(library).   If you are not able to make this meeting, Grassroots will be the guest speaker for the RABC meeting February 23rd at 6:30 p.m in the IMC (library).

Enjoy Good Food While Doing Good

Tuesday, Feb 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS & a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

 

SENIOR POSTERS

Attention Senior Parents:  the Boys/Girls tennis team is going to create a poster for every senior which will be posted in the hallways of the school prior to the After Prom celebration party and will remain up through Graduation as a souvenir for you to take home!

Each poster will have a spot available for personal messages from parents.  If you would like a message put on your student’s poster:

Email Lori at  sanmiguel_lori@svvsd.org.  Please keep messages to 50 words or less.

Additionally, if you would like to donate $1-2 to help offset the costs of this project contact the tennis booster reps at the email above.

Thank you for your participation!

Lori San Miguel (Girls Tennis Rep)

Laurie Laxton (Boys Tennis Rep)

 

Senior Slide Show

Seniors: Start submitting your pictures for the senior slide show to schsseniorslideshow@gmail.com.

 

VALENTUNES

Is there a special someone in your life? That best friend, Good Friend, Boyfriend?  Girlfriend? That special someone you would just love to get to know better? Well, have no fear! On Friday, February 13th, Silver Creek’s Premiere Singing Group, “Chamber Singers” will deliver that message for you in song, or what we call, Valentunes. You pick the song off our list and we show up in that special someone’s classroom, bring them front and center and surprise them with your special Valentune!!! Valentunes will go on sale Monday – Wednesday, February 9th – 11th during A and B Lunches.  We also have parent friendly Valentunes that can be delivered by phone and teacher friendly Valentunes for the classroom!! Check it out!  Email Jeremy Skelton at skelton_jeremy@svvsd.org.

 

SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This spring, the Shelter Insurance® Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a graduate of Silver Creek High School. Shelter Agent Laurie Gomez sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants. The name of the recipient will be announced at the close of the school year.

The student may apply the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university. The Foundation makes payment directly to the school the recipient selects.

To apply students should thoroughly complete the attached application and submit it to Mr. Yeomans in the Counseling Office.  The application deadline is March 20th, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered!

 

February Lunch Menu

 

Student Safety

Student safety is a priority during the day.  We are asking parents and students to help us maintain campus security and do not open A-wing or F-wing doors- EVEN TO OTHER STUDENTS.  To comply with district safety policies, all students need to enter through the main doors at the beginning of the day and at both lunches.  Throughout the rest of the day students and parents need to enter the the Main Office door.  Please don’t plan to enter through  locked doors.

 

SCOPA

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!

SCOPA Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room.

Feb. 10

March 10

April 14

May 12

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing.  These scholarships are only available to St. Vrain Valley School District students, so we encourage you to apply!

The  package (which includes several individual scholarships) can be accessed through the following links:

Go to the SCHS website by clicking on the Counseling link and then the Scholarships link.

A printed copy is also available on the Counseling Department’s Scholarship board.

The package consists of two lists:

List I: These scholarships have ONE application, which works for all scholarships on List I. If you are applying for more than one scholarship from List I, you MUST submit an application for EACH scholarship for which you are applying.

List II:  Each Scholarship on List II has a separate application. Each Scholarship may have a  different deadline and specific instructions for submission.

It’s a student’s responsibility to be thorough, organized, and timely with their applications.  Good luck!

Link to Local Scholarships

  

Message from Weld County Department of Health

Influenza and norovirus letter

        

Talon Tribune

The January edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com.  Read about the Boys Basketball team’s incredible start to the season.  Check out Angela Walter’s capstone project, POP!  Reminisce about the 5 best movies that came out in 2014.  You can also follow us on Instagram @talontribune or like us on Facebook.

 

Happy New Year from  RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club)!!

Let’s make 2015 the year to jump in and have some fun in the Silver Creek community.  There are so many opportunities to get involved, and it is a fact that the more you give the more you will receive (I am not just talking about money either).

Here are some of the events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

Dancing with the Silver Creek StarsPre-Event for students March 27th in the evening (time TBD) in the Auditorium.  This Free event will give the students a chance to vote (with donations) for their favorite dance couple.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars Big Event, Adults Only March 28th 5:30-9:30 at Pacific Events Center 1330 Main Street, Longmont.  Ticket sales will start at the RABC meeting on Jan. 26th, come & find out who the awesome SC dancers will be!  You will NOT want to miss this this event.  Tickets are $35 each & include appetizers, silent auction, full dinner, dancing entertainment, dessert, & a cash bar. Babysitting will be available at Silver Creek by our awesome SCLA students!

After Prom – May 2nd 11pm-2am at Silver Creek.  This is an event for our Junior & Senior students & their dates to keep them safe after Prom.  We are accepting donations of all sorts for this event.  See the attached letter for information on the idea of gifting students scholarships this year at After Prom.  Please share the attached letter with friends & businesses that you know.  We will also have other prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, and some larger prizes as well.  We really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make.  Please make any checks payable to RABC & put After Prom in the memo line.  We will be bringing more details & a volunteer signup sheet as time gets closer.

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

                                

Athletics

 

SIGN UP FOR SPRING SPORTS TODAY!

All interested in participating in spring sports need to sign up online, turn in a valid sports physical form and get a clearance note from the athletic office BEFORE February 18.  See below for a listing of sports.

2014-15 Spring Sports Registration

Baseball – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Tryouts will be held February 23 – 27 from 2:45 – 5:15 pm and Saturday the 28th from 12-4pm.

Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Practice will be held on Monday/Wednesday from 2:45-4:45 at Twin Peaks Golf Course and Tuesday/Thursday 2:45-4:45 at Fox Hill Golf Course.

Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Tryouts will be held February 23 – 27 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm out on the soccer fields.

Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23, 2015. Details coming soon.

Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23 after school out on the tennis courts.

Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23 after school out at the track.

Questions?  Email: keith_barbara@svvsd.org

 

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations, and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  Almost all four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores in order to qualify an applicant for admission.

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory official ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.  On the March 4th late start, any students who took the February 4th practice test will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour long strategy session from Brad Wolfenden from Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get some specific content area test preparation and support. Many students and parents inquire about additional resources that might help them to maximize their performance on this high stakes exam.  We have compiled some applicable links below.  These resources vary from free online test strategies, tips, and sample questions to more intensive, fee based, individual or group classes designed to prepare students for optimal scores.  Please take some time to review these resources with your juniors and encourage them to be proactive in their preparation for this “all important” piece to the college admission puzzle!

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Prep class at Silver Creek. Starts Jan. 6. See Ms. Wood for more details or check the email that was sent to all Junior parents.

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

 

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

 

Counseling News

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

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yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

Individual help with the financial aid application is available on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at Front Range Community College. You do not have to be attending Front Range to get help filling out the application.

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

The Career Development Center (CDC) is hosting an Open House on Wed. Feb. 18 from 3-6 p.m. Stop by and check out their programs.

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If the student is using a Common Application, they only need to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application.

Education Foundation

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Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.

Missing:  Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols & Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton

 

Another $10,000 awarded!!

 

We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month.  Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:

 

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  
  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

 

 

In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:

 

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)
  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

 

In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.

 

None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends.   Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers.   To our volunteers – we could not do it without you.  Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!

 

If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.

 

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

 

School Store Blog

***  New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!

***   Show your Silver Creek Spirit!   ***

Drivers Education

Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-709-7730.

 

Art Department

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Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

 

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   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.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

 

Approved February Flyers

 

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

 

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

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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 the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

 

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Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 30th

 

REGISTRATION for 2015-2016….yes, it’s registration time!

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Core teachers are conferencing with students and recommending their core classes for next year,  so be sure to read the registration information so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Students will choose elective classes through Infinite Campus, February 23-March 5, 2015.

  • Registration for AP, Audition and Special Programs closed January 28.

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Your teachers are recommending your core classes, so be sure to speak with them.

  • Open-enrollment acceptance letter have been sent. Please notify the school as soon as possible that you plan to attend.

  • IMPORTANT DATE: February 4 – Registration Night at 6:00 pm in the main gym for incoming ninth graders. Come and learn the details of the registration process and fill out required registration paperwork.

  • Students will choose elective classes through Infinite Campus, February 23 – March 5, 2015.

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

Tickets available now

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The Silver Creek Education Foundation is hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras Event on Saturday, February 21.  This will include a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items.  Tickets are now available here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/

Leading up to the event, we will have an online auction that starts February 7.  New items are added everyday. Here is the auction link to preview items:  www.32auctions.com/SCEF2015

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center.

 

SCEF, RABC and SCOPA are hosting a meeting with Grassroots St. Vrain  (http://grassrootsstvrain.org/).

Parents are encouraged to attend The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 11 at 7 am.  Look for more details in future blogs.

 

SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This spring, the Shelter Insurance® Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a graduate of Silver Creek High School. Shelter Agent Laurie Gomez sponsors and partially funds this scholarship.

A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants. The name of the recipient will be announced at the close of the school year.

The student may apply the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university. The Foundation makes payment directly to the school the recipient selects.

To apply students should thoroughly complete the attached application and submit it to Mr. Yeomans in the Counseling Office.  The application deadline is March 20th, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered!

 

Student Safety

Student safety is a priority during the day.  We are asking parents and students to help us maintain campus security and do not open A-wing or F-wing doors- EVEN TO OTHER STUDENTS.  To comply with district safety policies, all students need to enter through the main doors at the beginning of the day and at both lunches.  Throughout the rest of the day students and parents need to enter the the Main Office door.  Please don’t plan to enter through  locked doors.

 

SCOPA

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!

SCOPA Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. in the choir room.

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March 10

April 14

May 12

Winter Dance Jan. 31st

RABC & Student Senate are working together to put this event together as a fundraiser for After Prom and to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  We have an amazing DJ lined up & Tickets will be on sale at the door.  Students must have an Silver Creek ID.  This is for SC students only.  The dance will be from 8-11 p.m.

 

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing.  These scholarships are only available to St. Vrain Valley School District students, so we encourage you to apply!

The  package (which includes several individual scholarships) can be accessed through the following links:

Go to the SCHS website by clicking on the Counseling link and then the Scholarships link.

A printed copy is also available on the Counseling Department’s Scholarship board.

The package consists of two lists:

List I: These scholarships have ONE application, which works for all scholarships on List I. If you are applying for more than one scholarship from List I, you MUST submit an application for EACH scholarship for which you are applying.

List II:  Each Scholarship on List II has a separate application. Each Scholarship may have a  different deadline and specific instructions for submission.

It’s a student’s responsibility to be thorough, organized, and timely with their applications.  Good luck!

Link to Local Scholarships

  

Message from Weld County Department of Health

Influenza and norovirus letter

        

Talon Tribune

The January edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com.  Read about the Boys Basketball team’s incredible start to the season.  Check out Angela Walter’s capstone project, POP!  Reminisce about the 5 best movies that came out in 2014.  You can also follow us on Instagram @talontribune or like us on Facebook.

 

 

Happy New Year from  RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club)!!

Let’s make 2015 the year to jump in and have some fun in the Silver Creek community.  There are so many opportunities to get involved, and it is a fact that the more you give the more you will receive (I am not just talking about money either).

Here are some of the events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

Enjoy Good Food While Doing Good Tuesday, Feb 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS & a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Dancing with the Silver Creek StarsPre-Event for students March 27th in the evening (time TBD) in the Auditorium.  This Free event will give the students a chance to vote (with donations) for their favorite dance couple.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars Big Event, Adults Only March 28th 5:30-9:30 at Pacific Events Center 1330 Main Street, Longmont.  Ticket sales will start at the RABC meeting on Jan. 26th, come & find out who the awesome SC dancers will be!  You will NOT want to miss this this event.  Tickets are $35 each & include appetizers, silent auction, full dinner, dancing entertainment, dessert, & a cash bar. Babysitting will be available at Silver Creek by our awesome SCLA students!

After Prom – May 2nd 11pm-2am at Silver Creek.  This is an event for our Junior & Senior students & their dates to keep them safe after Prom.  We are accepting donations of all sorts for this event.  See the attached letter for information on the idea of gifting students scholarships this year at After Prom.  Please share the attached letter with friends & businesses that you know.  We will also have other prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, and some larger prizes as well.  We really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make.  Please make any checks payable to RABC & put After Prom in the memo line.  We will be bringing more details & a volunteer signup sheet as time gets closer.

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

                                

Athletics

 

SIGN UP FOR SPRING SPORTS TODAY!

All interested in participating in spring sports need to sign up online, turn in a valid sports physical form and get a clearance note from the athletic office BEFORE February 18.  See below for a listing of sports.

2014-15 Spring Sports Registration

Baseball – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Tryouts will be held February 23 – 27 from 2:45 – 5:15 pm and Saturday the 28th from 12-4pm.

Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Practice will be held on Monday/Wednesday from 2:45-4:45 at Twin Peaks Golf Course and Tuesday/Thursday 2:45-4:45 at Fox Hill Golf Course.

Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Tryouts will be held February 23 – 27 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm out on the soccer fields.

Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23, 2015. Details coming soon.

Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23 after school out on the tennis courts.

Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice starts February 23 after school out at the track.

Questions?  Email: keith_barbara@svvsd.org

 

 

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations, and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  All four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores in order to qualify an applicant for admission.

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory official ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.  Prior to this date, we will offer a full length practice exam on the February 4th late start. On the March 4th late start students will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour long strategy session from Brad Wolfenden from Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get some specific content area test preparation and support. Many students and parents inquire about additional resources that might help them to maximize their performance on this high stakes exam.  We have compiled some applicable links below.  These resources vary from free online test strategies, tips, and sample questions to more intensive, fee based, individual or group classes designed to prepare students for optimal scores.  Please take some time to review these resources with your juniors and encourage them to be proactive in their preparation for this “all important” piece to the college admission puzzle!

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Prep class at Silver Creek. Starts Jan. 6. See Ms. Wood for more details or check the email that was sent to all Junior parents.

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

 

Counseling News

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

Individual help with the financial aid application is available on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at Front Range Community College. You do not have to be attending Front Range to get help filling out the application.

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

 

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If the student is using a Common Application, they only need to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application. Transcripts are not sent out during Holiday Breaks, so please plan ahead.

 

Education Foundation

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Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.

Missing:  Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols & Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton

Another $10,000 awarded!!

We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month.  Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  

  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)

  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.

None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends.   Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers.   To our volunteers – we could not do it without you.  Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!

If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

 

School Store Blog

***  New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store or on campus.  The school store is open every Thursday from 10:30-12:30 p.m.

Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!

***   Show your Silver Creek Spirit!   ***

 

Drivers Education

Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-709-7730.

Art Department

 

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

 

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   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.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

 

Approved February Flyers

 

nutritionserviceslettertoparents

 

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

 

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 the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

 

weekly blog for January 23rd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 23rd

REGISTRATION for 2015-2016….yes, it’s registration time!

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Core teachers will begin talking with student regarding their options for next year, so read the registration information so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • NOW – 3 SCHOOL DAYS LEFT!  AP and CDC application window is January 12 – 28: All applications can be found on the Silver Creek website – go to the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link to fill out applications – application links go live January 12.

  • Performing Arts audition information is also available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Your teachers will be recommending your core classes – talk to them.

  • Creek Week Information – see your middle school for the calendar of events.

  • Performing Arts audition information for choir, band and orchestra is available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

  • Silver Creek Leadership Academy – application due on or before January 28 – see the  ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link

  • Open-enrollment acceptance letter have been sent. Please notify the school as soon as possible that you plan to attend.

  • February 4 – Registration Night at 6:00 pm in the main gym. Come and learn the details of the registration process and fill out required registration paperwork.

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

Tickets available now

The Silver Creek Education Foundation is hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras Event on Saturday, February 21.  This will include a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items.  Tickets are now available here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/

Leading up to the event, we will have an online auction that starts February 7.  New items are added everyday. Here is the auction link to preview items:  www.32auctions.com/SCEF2015

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center.

mardigrasposter

 

SCEF, RABC and SCOPA are hosting a meeting with Grassroots St. Vrain  (http://grassrootsstvrain.org/).

Parents are encouraged to attend The meeting will be on Wednesday, February 11 at 7 am.  Look for more details in future blogs.

 

Winter Dance Jan. 31st

RABC & Student Senate are working together to put this event together as a fundraiser for After Prom and to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  We have an amazing DJ lined up & Tickets are on sale during lunch, they are $10, all grades are welcome.  Look for posters advertising this event & get your tickets early – limited number are available.  This is for SC students only.  The dance will be from 8-11 p.m.

 

RABC meeting Monday

All are welcome to come to our meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Library.

Next Meeting is January 26, 2015 and our guest speaker will be Kaari von Bernuth sharing about her Capstone Project: Breaking The Wall

 

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing.  These scholarships are only available to St. Vrain Valley School District students, so we encourage you to apply!

The  package (which includes several individual scholarships) can be accessed through the following links:

Go to the SCHS website by clicking on the Counseling link and then the Scholarships link.

A printed copy is also available on the Counseling Department’s Scholarship board.

The package consists of two lists:

List I: These scholarships have ONE application, which works for all scholarships on List I. If you are applying for more than one scholarship from List I, you MUST submit an application for EACH scholarship for which you are applying.

List II:  Each Scholarship on List II has a separate application. Each Scholarship may have a  different deadline and specific instructions for submission.

It’s a student’s responsibility to be thorough, organized, and timely with their applications.  Good luck!

Link to Local Scholarships

  

Message from Weld County Department of Health

Influenza and norovirus letter

        

Talon Tribune

The January edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com.  Read about the Boys Basketball team’s incredible start to the season.  Check out Angela Walter’s capstone project, POP!  Reminisce about the 5 best movies that came out in 2014.  You can also follow us on Instagram @talontribune or like us on Facebook.

 

Happy New Year from  RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club)!!

Let’s make 2015 the year to jump in and have some fun in the Silver Creek community.  There are so many opportunities to get involved, and it is a fact that the more you give the more you will receive (I am not just talking about money either).

Here are some of the events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

Enjoy Good Food While Doing Good Tuesday, Feb 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS & a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Dancing with the Silver Creek StarsPre-Event for students March 27th in the evening (time TBD) in the Auditorium.  This Free event will give the students a chance to vote (with donations) for their favorite dance couple.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars Big Event, Adults Only March 28th 5:30-9:30 at Pacific Events Center 1330 Main Street, Longmont.  Ticket sales will start at the RABC meeting on Jan. 26th, come & find out who the awesome SC dancers will be!  You will NOT want to miss this this event.  Tickets are $30 each & include appetizers, silent auction, full dinner, dancing entertainment, dessert, & a cash bar. Babysitting will be available at Silver Creek by our awesome SCLA students!

After Prom – May 2nd 11pm-2am at Silver Creek.  This is an event for our Junior & Senior students & their dates to keep them safe after Prom.  We are accepting donations of all sorts for this event.  See the attached letter for information on the idea of gifting students scholarships this year at After Prom.  Please share the attached letter with friends & businesses that you know.  We will also have other prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, and some larger prizes as well.  We really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make.  Please make any checks payable to RABC & put After Prom in the memo line.  We will be bringing more details & a volunteer signup sheet as time gets closer.

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

                                

Athletics

 

SIGN UP FOR SPRING SPORTS TODAY!

All interested in participating in spring sports need to sign up online, turn in a valid sports physical form and get a clearance note from the athletic office BEFORE February 18.  See below for a listing of sports.

2014-15 Spring Sports Registration

Baseball – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: keith_barbara@svvsd.org

 

 

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations, and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  All four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores in order to qualify an applicant for admission.

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory official ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.  Prior to this date, we will offer a full length practice exam on the February 4th late start. On the March 4th late start students will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour long strategy session from Brad Wolfenden from Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get some specific content area test preparation and support. Many students and parents inquire about additional resources that might help them to maximize their performance on this high stakes exam.  We have compiled some applicable links below.  These resources vary from free online test strategies, tips, and sample questions to more intensive, fee based, individual or group classes designed to prepare students for optimal scores.  Please take some time to review these resources with your juniors and encourage them to be proactive in their preparation for this “all important” piece to the college admission puzzle!

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Prep class at Silver Creek. Starts Jan. 6. See Ms. Wood for more details or check the email that was sent to all Junior parents.

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

 

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

 

Counseling News

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

Individual help with the financial aid application is available on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at Front Range Community College. You do not have to be attending Front Range to get help filling out the application.

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

College Visit – Thursday, January 29 @ 1:30 – University of Wyoming

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If the student is using a Common Application, they only need to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application. Transcripts are not sent out during Holiday Breaks, so please plan ahead.

Education Foundation

 

Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.

Missing:  Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols & Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton

Another $10,000 awarded!!

We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month.  Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  

  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)

  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.

None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends.   Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers.   To our volunteers – we could not do it without you.  Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!

If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

 

School Store Blog

***  New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!

***   Show your Silver Creek Spirit!   ***

 

Drivers Education

Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-709-7730.

Art Department

 

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   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.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

 

SCOPA

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!

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

 

Approved January Flyers

 

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

 

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

 

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 the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

weekly blog for January 16th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 16th

 

Join us for the Longmont Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Monday January 19, 2015 2:00 PM

Silver Creek High School

The Program will contain:

Dances

Videos

Speeches

Choirs

and more

Please be our guest to this free event brought to you by the City of Longmont and the Silver Creek Leadership Academy.

 

REGISTRATION for 2015-2016….yes, it’s registration time!

 

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

 

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Core teachers will begin talking with student regarding their options for next year, so read the registration information so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • NOW! AP and CDC application window is January 12 – 28: All applications can be found on the Silver Creek website – go to the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link to fill out applications – application links go live January 12.

  • Performing Arts audition information is also available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Creek Week Information – see your middle school for the calendar of events.

  • Performing Arts audition information for choir, band and orchestra is available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

  • Silver Creek Leadership Academy – application due on or before January 28 – see the  ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link

  • Open-enrollment acceptance letter have been sent. Please notify the school as soon as possible that you plan to attend.

  • February 4 – Registration Night at 6:00 pm in the main gym. Come and learn the details of the registration process and fill out required registration paperwork.

 

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing.  These scholarships are only available to St. Vrain Valley School District students, so we encourage you to apply!

The  package (which includes several individual scholarships) can be accessed through the following links:

Go to the SCHS website by clicking on the Counseling link and then the Scholarships link.

A printed copy is also available on the Counseling Department’s Scholarship board.

The package consists of two lists:

List I: These scholarships have ONE application, which works for all scholarships on List I. If you are applying for more than one scholarship from List I, you MUST submit an application for EACH scholarship for which you are applying.

List II:  Each Scholarship on List II has a separate application. Each Scholarship may have a  different deadline and specific instructions for submission.

It’s a student’s responsibility to be thorough, organized, and timely with their applications.  Good luck!

Link to Local Scholarships

 

2nd Annual Mardi Gras

Tickets go on sale January 23

mardigras

The Silver Creek Education Foundation is hosting its 2nd annual Mardi Gras Event on Saturday, February 21.  This will include a delicious Cajun buffet, live music and exclusive auction items.  Tickets go on sale January 23.  Leading up to the event, we will have an online auction that starts February 7.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the College and Career Center. Please mark you calendars and then look for more information in next week’s blog.

  

Message from Weld County Department of Health

Influenza and norovirus letter

        

Track Parents and Athletes

The track spirit pack web site,  www.SAITEAMSPORTS.COM has been fixed and athletes can continue ordering their track spirit gear.  The web site will be open throughout the weekend.  If your son or daughter plans on running track, please check out the web site.

Track parents, we need volunteer parents to head up the Track Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction.  Please contact Coach Keith if you are willing to help us with this fundraiser.  We also need parent workers for basketball concession stand help.

 

Talon Tribune

The January edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com.  Read about the Boys Basketball team’s incredible start to the season.  Check out Angela Walter’s capstone project, POP!  Reminisce about the 5 best movies that came out in 2014.  You can also follow us on Instagram @talontribune or like us on Facebook.

 

Happy New Year from  RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club)!!

Let’s make 2015 the year to jump in and have some fun in the Silver Creek community.  There are so many opportunities to get involved, and it is a fact that the more you give the more you will receive (I am not just talking about money either).

Here are some of the events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

Winter Dance Jan. 31st – RABC & Student Senate are working together to put this event together as a fundraiser for After Prom and to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  We have an amazing DJ lined up & Tickets go on sale next week, they are $10, all grades are welcome.  Look for posters advertising this event & get your tickets early – limited number are available.  This is for SC students only.

Enjoy Good Food While Doing Good Tuesday, Feb 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS & a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Dancing with the Silver Creek StarsPre-Event for students March 27th in the evening (time TBD) in the Auditorium.  This Free event will give the students a chance to vote (with donations) for their favorite dance couple.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars Big Event, Adults Only March 28th 5:30-9:30 at Pacific Events Center 1330 Main Street, Longmont.  Ticket sales will start at the RABC meeting on Jan. 26th, come & find out who the awesome SC dancers will be!  You will NOT want to miss this this event.  Tickets are $30 each & include appetizers, silent auction, full dinner, dancing entertainment, dessert, & a cash bar. Babysitting will be available at Silver Creek by our awesome SCLA students!

After Prom – May 2nd 11pm-2am at Silver Creek.  This is an event for our Junior & Senior students & their dates to keep them safe after Prom.  We are accepting donations of all sorts for this event.  See the attached letter for information on the idea of gifting students scholarships this year at After Prom.  Please share the attached letter with friends & businesses that you know.  We will also have other prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, and some larger prizes as well.  We really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make.  Please make any checks payable to RABC & put After Prom in the memo line.  We will be bringing more details & a volunteer signup sheet as time gets closer.

 

All are welcome to come to our meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Library.

Next Meeting is January 26, 2015 and our guest speaker will be Kaari von Bernuth sharing about her Capstone Project: Breaking The Wall

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

                                

Athletics

 

SIGN UP FOR SPRING SPORTS TODAY!

All interested in participating in spring sports need to sign up online, turn in a valid sports physical form and get a clearance note from the athletic office BEFORE February 18.  See below for a listing of sports.

2014-15 Spring Sports Registration

Baseball – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: keith_barbara@svvsd.org

 

 

 

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations, and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  All four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores in order to qualify an applicant for admission.

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory official ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.  Prior to this date, we will offer a full length practice exam on the February 4th late start. On the March 4th late start students will receive their practice test score back and get a free hour long strategy session from Brad Wolfenden from Princeton Review. There will also be the opportunity to get some specific content area test preparation and support. Many students and parents inquire about additional resources that might help them to maximize their performance on this high stakes exam.  We have compiled some applicable links below.  These resources vary from free online test strategies, tips, and sample questions to more intensive, fee based, individual or group classes designed to prepare students for optimal scores.  Please take some time to review these resources with your juniors and encourage them to be proactive in their preparation for this “all important” piece to the college admission puzzle!

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Prep class at Silver Creek. Starts Jan. 6. See Ms. Wood for more details or check the email that was sent to all Junior parents.

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

 

Counseling News

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

Individual help with the financial aid application is available on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at Front Range Community College. You do not have to be attending Front Range to get help filling out the application.

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

College Visit – Thursday, January 22 @ 10:00 – Northwest Tech from Goodland, KS.

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If the student is using a Common Application, they only need to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application. Transcripts are not sent out during Holiday Breaks, so please plan ahead.

 

Education Foundation

 

Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.

Missing:  Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols & Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton

Another $10,000 awarded!!

We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month.  Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  

  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)

  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.

None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends.   Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers.   To our volunteers – we could not do it without you.  Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!

If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

 

School Store Blog

***  New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***

 

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

 

Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!

 

***   Show your Silver Creek Spirit!   ***

 

Drivers Education

Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-709-7730.

 

Art Department

Artpicture

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

 

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   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.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

SCOPA

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!

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

 

Approved January Flyers

 

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

 

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

 

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 the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

 

weekly blog for January 9th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, January 9th

 

REGISTRATION for 2015-2106….yes, it’s registration time!

Link to the Silver Creek Registration Webpage

Current Students at Silver Creek: Registration Information 15-16

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • AP and CDC application window is January 12 – 28: All applications can be found on the Silver Creek website – go to the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link to fill out applications – application links go live January 12.

  • Performing Arts audition information is also available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

Current 8th Grade Students: Registration Information 2015-2016

  • Updated Registration information links are available and live on the SC Website. Read now so that you are prepared – registration is earlier this year!

  • Performing Arts audition information for choir, band and orchestra is available on the ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ Link

  • Silver Creek Leadership Academy – application due on or before January 28 – see the  ‘Application, Audition and Special Programs’ link

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing.  These scholarships are only available to St. Vrain Valley School District students, so we encourage you to apply!

The  package (which includes several individual scholarships) can be accessed through the following links:

Go to the SCHS website by clicking on the Counseling link and then the Scholarships link.

A printed copy is also available on the Counseling Department’s Scholarship board.

The package consists of two lists:

List I: These scholarships have ONE application, which works for all scholarships on List I. If you are applying for more than one scholarship from List I, you MUST submit an application for EACH scholarship for which you are applying.

List II:  Each Scholarship on List II has a separate application. Each Scholarship may have a  different deadline and specific instructions for submission.

It’s a student’s responsibility to be thorough, organized, and timely with their applications.  Good luck!

Link to Local Scholarships

   

Message from Weld County Department of Health

Influenza and norovirus letter

        

Happy New Year from  RABC (Raptor Activities Booster Club)!!

Let’s make 2015 the year to jump in and have some fun in the Silver Creek community.  There are so many opportunities to get involved, and it is a fact that the more you give the more you will receive (I am not just talking about money either).

Here are some of the events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

Winter Dance Jan. 31st – RABC & Student Senate are working together to put this event together as a fundraiser for After Prom and to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  We have an amazing DJ lined up & Tickets go on sale next week, they are $10, all grades are welcome.  Look for posters advertising this event & get your tickets early – limited number are available.  This is for SC students only.

Enjoy Good Food While Doing Good Tuesday, Feb 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS & a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Dancing with the Silver Creek StarsPre-Event for students March 27th in the evening (time TBD) in the Auditorium.  This Free event will give the students a chance to vote (with donations) for their favorite dance couple.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars Big Event, Adults Only March 28th 5:30-9:30 at Pacific Events Center 1330 Main Street, Longmont.  Ticket sales will start at the RABC meeting on Jan. 26th, come & find out who the awesome SC dancers will be!  You will NOT want to miss this this event.  Tickets are $30 each & include appetizers, silent auction, full dinner, dancing entertainment, dessert, & a cash bar. Babysitting will be available at Silver Creek by our awesome SCLA students!

After Prom – May 2nd 11pm-2am at Silver Creek.  This is an event for our Junior & Senior students & their dates to keep them safe after Prom.  We are accepting donations of all sorts for this event.  See the attached letter for information on the idea of gifting students scholarships this year at After Prom.  Please share the attached letter with friends & businesses that you know.  We will also have other prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, and some larger prizes as well.  We really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make.  Please make any checks payable to RABC & put After Prom in the memo line.  We will be bringing more details & a volunteer signup sheet as time gets closer.

All are welcome to come to our meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Library.

Next Meeting is January 26, 2015 and our guest speaker will be Kaari von Bernuth sharing about her Capstone Project: Breaking The Wall

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

                                

Athletics

Are you a fan of the Denver Nuggets? How about the San Antonio Spurs? The Boys Basketball team is selling discounted tickets for the game between the Nuggets and Spurs on January 20th. Help support the boys in their efforts to play their games at the Pepsi Center prior to this game. See Mr Tonjes or find a boys basketball player for details.

Spring is right around the corner!!  All interested in participating in spring sports need to sign up online, turn in a valid sports physical form and get a clearance note from the athletic office BEFORE February 18.  See below for a listing of sports.

2014-15 Spring Sports Registration

Baseball – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: keith_barbara@svvsd.org

Track Parents and Athletes:

    Track is right around the corner. Athletes need to register on the Silver Creek athletic online site as soon as possible.  Athletes must have a current physical, parent permissions forms and fees in by the beginning of the season, February 23rd.  Any athlete who has not met with Coach Keith concerning spirit pack order forms must see her by January 14th.

    Track parents, we need volunteer parents to head up the Track Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction.  Please contact Coach Keith if you are willing to help us with this fundraiser.  We also need parent workers for basketball concession stand help.

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations, and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  All four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores in order to qualify an applicant for admission.

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory official ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.  Prior to this date, we will offer a full length practice exam in February along with some specific content area test preparation and support.

Many students and parents inquire about additional resources that might help them to maximize their performance on this high stakes exam.  We have compiled some applicable links below.  These resources vary from free online test strategies, tips, and sample questions to more intensive, fee based, individual or group classes designed to prepare students for optimal scores.  Please take some time to review these resources with your juniors and encourage them to be proactive in their preparation for this “all important” piece to the college admission puzzle!

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Prep class at Silver Creek. Starts Jan. 6. See Ms. Wood for more details or check the email that was sent to all Junior parents.

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

Counseling News

Looking for information on Financial Aid to pay for college? The District’s Financial Aid night is January 14th at Skyline High School from 6-7:30. Individual help with the financial aid application is also available on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at Front Range Community College. You do not have to be attending Front Range to get help filling out the application.

Registration for Spring Semester eCredit Recovery ends Jan. 16th. Spring Semester classes fill quickly. More information can be found at www.ecreditrecovery.com Please check with your Counselor to make sure you are signing up for the correct classes.

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If the student is using a Common Application, they only need to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application. Transcripts are not sent out during Holiday Breaks, so please plan ahead.

College Visits – Thursday, January 15:

9:30 – The Art Institute

11:15 – University of Northern Colorado

Please sign up in the counseling office.

TCAP scores have been delivered to students in their English/Language Arts classes.  If you have not received the scores, contact the Counseling Office.

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

Education Foundation

Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.

Missing:  Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols & Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton

Another $10,000 awarded!!

We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month.  Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  

  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)

  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.

None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends.   Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers.   To our volunteers – we could not do it without you.  Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!

If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

Talon Tribune

The January edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com

School Store Blog

***  New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!

***   Show your Silver Creek Spirit!   ***

Drivers Education

Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-709-7730.

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   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.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

SCOPA

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!

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

Approved January Flyers

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

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 the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

weekly blog for December 19th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 19th

 

Winter Break

Winter Break is Dec. 22nd – Jan. 2nd.  Students return Monday January 5th (Maroon A-Day).

 

Local Scholarship Package is now available

Attention Seniors:

The Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing.  These scholarships are only available to St. Vrain Valley School District students, so we encourage you to apply!

The  package (which includes several individual scholarships) can be accessed through the following links:

Go to the SCHS website by clicking on the Counseling link and then the Scholarships link.

A printed copy is also available on the Counseling Department’s Scholarship board.

The package consists of two lists:

List I: These scholarships have ONE application, which works for all scholarships on List I. If you are applying for more than one scholarship from List I, you MUST submit an application for EACH scholarship for which you are applying.

List II:  Each Scholarship on List II has a separate application. Each Scholarship may have a  different deadline and specific instructions for submission.

It’s a student’s responsibility to be thorough, organized, and timely with their applications.  Good luck!

Link to Local Scholarships

 

                                             

Athletics

Are you a fan of the Denver Nuggets? How about the San Antonio Spurs? The Boys Basketball team is selling discounted tickets for the game between the Nuggets and Spurs on January 20th. Help support the boys in their efforts to play their games at the Pepsi Center prior to this game. See Mr Tonjes or find a boys basketball player for details.

Spring is right around the corner!!  All interested in participating in spring sports need to sign up online, turn in a valid sports physical form and get a clearance note from the athletic office BEFORE February 18.  See below for a listing of sports.

2014-15 Spring Sports Registration

Baseball – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration is open.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: keith_barbara@svvsd.org

 

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations, and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  All four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores in order to qualify an applicant for admission.

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory official ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.  Prior to this date, we will offer a full length practice exam in March along with some specific content area test preparation and support.

Many students and parents inquire about additional resources that might help them to maximize their performance on this high stakes exam.  We have compiled some applicable links below.  These resources vary from free online test strategies, tips, and sample questions to more intensive, fee based, individual or group classes designed to prepare students for optimal scores.  Please take some time to review these resources with your juniors and encourage them to be proactive in their preparation for this “all important” piece to the college admission puzzle!

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Prep class at Silver Creek. Starts Jan. 6. See Ms. Wood for more details or check the email that was sent to all Junior parents.

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

 

Counseling News

No schedule changes will be granted after we begin 2nd semester on January 5th!

PSAT Score Reports are available in the Counseling Office. If your student took the PSAT in October, please have them pick up their scores from Ms. Chopp in the Counseling Office.

Looking for information on Financial Aid to pay for college? The District’s Financial Aid night is January 14th at Skyline High School from 6-7:30. Individual help with the financial aid application is also available on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at Front Range Community College. You do not have to be attending Front Range to get help filling out the application.

Registration for Spring Semester Ecredit Recovery starts Dec. 10. Spring Semester classes fill quickly. More information can be found at www.ecreditrecovery.com Please check with your Counselor to make sure you are signing up for the correct classes.

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If the student is using a Common Application, they only need to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application. Transcripts are not sent out during Holiday Breaks, so please plan ahead.

TCAP scores have been delivered to students in their English/Language Arts classes.  If you have not received the scores, contact the Counseling Office.

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

 

Education Foundation

Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.

Missing:  Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols &Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton

Another $10,000 awarded!!

We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month.  Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  

  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)

  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.

None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends.   Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers.   To our volunteers – we could not do it without you.  Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!

If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

 

Talon Tribune

The newest edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. See what the students of SCHS have to say about state testing, later start times, and the Thanksgiving holiday. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures were due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st!  If you have questions or concerns email Ms. Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

School Store Blog

***  New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!

***   Show your Silver Creek Spirit!   ***

 

Drivers Education

Registration for Winter 2014-2015 Driver Education classes is in process.  Winter session classes begin next week  Nov. 17th-20th, 2014 and continue to the week of Feb.16th-19th, 2015.  Classes meet weekly at various schools and times, running for 10 weeks. Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-709-7730.

Art Department

Artpicture

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

 

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   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.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

RABC is excited about 2015.  We have so many opportunities for our Silver Creek families to jump into and get involved.  We want to thank the amazing parents that are always there ready to help and provide their ongoing support.  You are very much appreciated!

Events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

Winter Dance Jan. 31st – RABC & Student Senate are working together to put this event together to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  Details coming soon!

Enjoy Good Food While Doing Good Tuesday, Feb 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS & a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Dancing with the Silver Creek StarsPre-Event for students March 27th in the evening (time to TBT) in the Auditorium.  This Free event will give the students a chance to vote (with donations) for their favorite dance couple.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars Big Event, Adults Only March 28th 5:30-9:30 at Pacific Events Center 1330 Main Street, Longmont.  Ticket sales & details coming soon!  You will NOT want to miss this.

After Prom – May 2nd 11pm-2am at Silver Creek.  This is an event for our Junior & Senior students & their dates to keep them safe after Prom.  We are accepting donations of all sorts for this event.  See the attached letter for information on the idea of gifting students scholarships this year at After Prom.  Please share this letter with friends & businesses that you know.  We will also have other prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, and some larger prizes as well.  We really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make.  Please make any checks payable to RABC & put After Prom in the memo line.  We will be bringing more details as time gets closer.

And as always, we always have Bingo – you can either volunteer to work in several different positions or just come on Wednesday nights and play!  You may even win some cash!

Next RABC meeting is January 26th at 6:30pm in the SC Library – all are welcome!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

SCOPA

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!

December 10th Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m

December 11th Band Concert at 7:00 p.m.

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

December Approved Flyers

 

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

 

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

 

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 the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

weekly blog for December 12th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 12th

 

2nd Semester Schedules

All students should review their schedule of classes for 2nd semester on Infinite Campus.  Any schedule change requests must be reviewed with a counselor prior to winter break.  Changes requested due to teacher preferences or lunch preferences will not be considered.  No schedule changes will be granted after we begin 2nd semester on January 5th!

Finals Week Schedule

Finals start the week of December 15th.  It is important for students to be present for class.  If your student is unable to attend classes, have him/her check with teachers to make other arrangements.   Lunch will be available for purchase all three days immediately following dismissal.

December 17th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 5, 6, 7.  School is let out at 12:01.

December 18th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 1, 2, 3.  School is let out at 12:01.

December 19th – 7:15 -10:23 –  Blocks 4 and 8.  School is let out at 10:23.

Winter Break is Dec. 22nd – Jan. 2nd.  Students return Monday January 5th (Maroon A-Day).

 

Marching Band and Parade of Lights

The marching band will be marching in the Longmont parade of lights together with Niwot high school.  The two bands will be donning their most creative ugly holiday sweaters, as always lit up with fun holiday lights and winter wear.  Parade of lights starts at 5:00 P.M., Saturday December 13th, downtown Longmont.

 

Canned Food Drive

Silver Creek Student Senate is currently collecting canned food donations.  Items can be dropped off with any of your students teachers or the Main Office until Wednesday December 17th.  For every five cans a student donates they will receive a raffle ticket to be eligible for prizes.  Our goal is to pack 10 boxes to benefit the Community Food Share.

 

                                             FREE HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING!!!

On Wednesday December 17th, from 5-7, a band of elves (National Honor Society students!) will be in the commons to wrap any and all of your gifts. Just drop them off with any boxes that you may have and the elves will take care of the rest while you run other errands or take in some other Silver Creek activities that evening.

If you felt so inclined, it would be greatly appreciated if you could make a donation to A Woman’s Work, a local non-profit that provides timely financial support to women (and their families) that live or work in the SVVSD attendance area. Please contact Michael Sardinia at sardinia_michael@svvsd.org with any questions you may have.

 

Athletics

Spring is right around the corner!!  All interested in participating in spring sports need to sign up online, turn in a valid sports physical form and get cleared by the athletic office BEFORE February 18.  See below for a listing of sports.

2014-15 Spring Sports Registration

Baseball – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: apodaca_michael@svvsd.org

Girls Golf – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: mkbender80@gmail.com

Girls Soccer – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015.  Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: calciocoach@yahoo.com

Boys Swimming – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: debbie@terastorm.com

Girls Tennis – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: burns_kelly@svvsd.org

Boys & Girls Track/Field – Registration opens December 17, 2014.  Closes February 18, 2015. Practice/Tryouts start February 23, 2015.  Questions?  Email: keith_barbara@svvsd.org

 

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations, and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  All four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores in order to qualify an applicant for admission.

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory official ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.  Prior to this date, we will offer a full length practice exam in March along with some specific content area test preparation and support.

Many students and parents inquire about additional resources that might help them to maximize their performance on this high stakes exam.  We have compiled some applicable links below.  These resources vary from free online test strategies, tips, and sample questions to more intensive, fee based, individual or group classes designed to prepare students for optimal scores.  Please take some time to review these resources with your juniors and encourage them to be proactive in their preparation for this “all important” piece to the college admission puzzle!

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

 

Counseling News

PSAT Score Reports are available in the Counseling Office. If your student took the PSAT in October, please have them pick up their scores from Ms. Chopp in the Counseling Office.

Looking for information on Financial Aid to pay for college? The District’s Financial Aid night is January 14th at Skyline High School from 6-7:30. Individual help with the financial aid application is also available on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 1-3 p.m. at Front Range Community College. You do not have to be attending Front Range to get help filling out the application.

Registration for Spring Semester Ecredit Recovery starts Dec. 10. Spring Semester classes fill quickly. More information can be found at www.ecreditrecovery.com Please check with your Counselor to make sure you are signing up for the correct classes.

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If the student is using a Common Application, they only need to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application. Transcripts are not sent out during Holiday Breaks, so please plan ahead.

TCAP scores have been delivered to students in their English/Language Arts classes.  If you have not received the scores, contact the Counseling Office.

Kindness for Kids will be distributing free gifts for children to families who would could use assistance. Applications are available in the main office or by downloading the application at www.kindness-for-kids.org Gift distribution is Dec. 20 at the Boulder County Fair Grounds.

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

 

Education Foundation

Edfoundationgrants

Silver Creek Education Foundation Grant recipients: December 2014

Jenica Northrup, Sara Whiteley, Lauren Kohn, Jamie Neufeld, Kristin Holtz, Phil Goerner, Julie Forbes, Kaelyn Wood.

Missing:  Dan Kloster, Carrie Adams, SCLA Students Beth McNichols &Teagan Knechtel, and PE/Government students Hope Fletcher, Sheyann Ludwig & Ashley Newton

Another $10,000 awarded!!

We are pleased to announce that $10,240, for nine grants, was awarded to SCHS staff this month.  Items supplied, or that we were able to contribute to, include:

  • MakerSpace 3D printer  

  • ACT Workshop
  • Document Camera
  • MacBook Pro
  • Website hosting fee for the Talon Tribune
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Science Learning System
  • 2015 Chinese New Year Project
  • Subscription to Upfront Magazine

In addition to the grants this Fall, the Education Foundation:

  • Committed $7,500 to the College & Career Center (to supply computers, material resources and funds for outside speakers)

  • Created a Silver Creek Education Foundation Endowment with the Longmont Community Foundation

In our first five years, we have awarded over $63,000 for 100 grants to the staff and the school.

None of this could be done without the generosity and support of the Silver Creek family and friends.   Thank you so much for your donations and participation in the Brick by Brick, King Soopers, Mardi Gras, Chipotle night, and College & Career Center fundraisers.   To our volunteers – we could not do it without you.  Thank you Silver Creek families, from the bottom of our hearts!

If you would still like to help us out this year, donations can be made at http://schsedfoundation.org/ . Our volunteer opportunities are also on the website.

Education Foundation Board

President, Kim Fuhrman

Vice President, Shannon Andrews

Treasurer, Natalie Hill

Secretary, Pat Carson

Randy Ahlberg

Erik Finnestead, Principal

Julie Forbes, Faculty Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Scott Neuhard

Julie Nielson

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

 

Talon Tribune

The newest edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. See what the students of SCHS have to say about state testing, later start times, and the Thanksgiving holiday. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures were due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st!  If you have questions or concerns email Ms. Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

School Store Blog

***  New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!

***   Show your Silver Creek Spirit!   ***

 

Drivers Education

Registration for Winter 2014-2015 Driver Education classes is in process.  Winter session classes begin next week  Nov. 17th-20th, 2014 and continue to the week of Feb.16th-19th, 2015.  Classes meet weekly at various schools and times, running for 10 weeks. Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-709-7730.

Art Department

Artpicture

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

 

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   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.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

New Info-please read

RABC is excited about 2015.  We have so many opportunities for our Silver Creek families to jump into and get involved.  We want to thank the amazing parents that are always there ready to help and provide their ongoing support.  You are very much appreciated!

Events and needs coming up, (please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to help in any of these areas)…

Winter Dance Jan. 31st – RABC & Student Senate are working together to put this event together to give the students a little fun in the middle of the school year.  Details coming soon!

Enjoy Good Food While Doing Good Tuesday, Feb 24th 5-8pm Head to Modmarket 700 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont.  Mention the attached flier or Silver Creek HS & a portion of your bill will go to RABC!!  If you have not been to Modmarket to eat yet, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Dancing with the Silver Creek StarsPre-Event for students March 27th in the evening (time to TBT) in the Auditorium.  This Free event will give the students a chance to vote (with donations) for their favorite dance couple.

Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars Big Event, Adults Only March 28th 5:30-9:30 at Pacific Events Center 1330 Main Street, Longmont.  Ticket sales & details coming soon!  You will NOT want to miss this.

After Prom – May 2nd 11pm-2am at Silver Creek.  This is an event for our Junior & Senior students & their dates to keep them safe after Prom.  We are accepting donations of all sorts for this event.  See the attached letter for information on the idea of gifting students scholarships this year at After Prom.  Please share this letter with friends & businesses that you know.  We will also have other prizes such as gift certificates, gift baskets, and some larger prizes as well.  We really appreciate any donation that you would be willing to make.  Please make any checks payable to RABC & put After Prom in the memo line.  We will be bringing more details as time gets closer.

And as always, we always have Bingo – you can either volunteer to work in several different positions or just come on Wednesday nights and play!  You may even win some cash!

Next RABC meeting is January 26th at 6:30pm in the SC Library – all are welcome!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

SCOPA

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!

 

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

 

December Approved Flyers

 

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

 

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

 

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 the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

weekly blog for December 5th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 5th

2014-2015 Prospective Family Open House

December 9, 2014 6:00 PM

This event will begin in the auditorium with a presentation regarding curricular, athletic, and activity offerings. We will provide information regarding next steps with open enrollment and registration. Teachers and departments will be represented with displays and available to answer questions. Please be our guest, we look forward to seeing you at Silver Creek High School.

Universal High School Program informational meeting

Prior to the prospective Family Open House, Universal High School will have their  program night, Tuesday Dec. 9th from 5-6pm in the Silver Creek Library.

2nd Semester Schedules

All students should review their schedule of classes for 2nd semester on Infinite Campus.  Any schedule change requests must be reviewed with a counselor prior to winter break.  Changes requested due to teacher preferences or lunch preferences will not be considered.  No schedule changes will be granted after we begin 2nd semester on January 5th!

Band and Orchestra Concerts this week

Wednesday night Dec 10th at 7Pm is the orchestra pops concert featuring the fiddle group and pops concert.  Band concert is Thursday December 11th at 7:00 P.M..  The band concert will feature the percussion ensembles, jazz band, two chamber performances, and the concert band playing three exciting pieces to end the evening.  The concert should be under 90 minutes.

The marching band will also be marching in the Longmont parade of lights together with Niwot high school.  The two bands will be donning their most creative ugly holiday sweaters, as always lit up with fun holiday lights and winter wear.  Parade of lights starts at 5:00 P.M.

Talon Tribune

The newest edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. See what the students of SCHS have to say about state testing, later start times, and the Thanksgiving holiday. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com

Finals Week Schedule

Finals start the week of December 15th.  It is important for students to be present for class.  If your student is unable to attend classes, have him/her check with teachers to make other arrangements.

December 17th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 5, 6, 7.  School is let out at 12:01.

December 18th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 1, 2, 3.  School is let out at 12:01.

December 19th – 7:15 -10:23 –  Blocks 4 and 8.  School is let out at 10:23.

Winter Break is Dec. 22nd – Jan. 2nd.  Students return Monday January 5th (Maroon A-Day).

Athletics

Girls Golf informational meeting!  Did you know that we have a new athletic program at Silver Creek? This year, we will be having a Girls Golf Team. Be part of the process with establishing a new team and tradition at Silver Creek. Coach Nelson will hold an informational meeting on Monday, December 8 at 7 pm in the SCHS Commons.

If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Nelson at: mkbender80@gmail.com.

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations, and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  All four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores in order to qualify an applicant for admission.

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory official ACT test for all juniors on April 28th, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/28 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.  Prior to this date, we will offer a full length practice exam in March along with some specific content area test preparation and support.

Many students and parents inquire about additional resources that might help them to maximize their performance on this high stakes exam.  We have compiled some applicable links below.  These resources vary from free online test strategies, tips, and sample questions to more intensive, fee based, individual or group classes designed to prepare students for optimal scores.  Please take some time to review these resources with your juniors and encourage them to be proactive in their preparation for this “all important” piece to the college admission puzzle!

Shmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Website www.actstudent.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

Silver Creek will also offer a 15 week after school ACT Skills & Strategies Program which is slated to start in January.  Participation will be limited to the first 75 students who apply.  More information to follow!

Counseling News

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If the student is using a Common Application, they only need to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application. Transcripts are not sent out during Holiday Breaks, so please plan ahead.

TCAP scores have been delivered to students in their English/Language Arts classes.  If you have not received the scores, contact the Counseling Office.

Kindness for Kids will be distributing free gifts for children to families who would could use assistance. Applications are available in the main office or by downloading the application at www.kindness-for-kids.org Gift distribution is Dec. 20 at the Boulder County Fair Grounds.

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

TO BENEFIT THE SILVER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TEAM.

 The Silver Creek Dance Team will be holding their annual Holiday Pampered Chef fundraiser over the next couple of weeks. With the holiday season around the corner, it is a perfect time to stock up on high quality kitchen tools for holiday meals or to give as gifts. Pampered Chef manufactures high quality kitchen tools all with warrantees.  Items are priced as low as $1!  All orders are due by December 8th, and will arrive in plenty of time to use or to wrap up for the holidays.

Those of you who live in Longmont may choose the reduced shipping rate of $5.25 and we will be happy to deliver the items to your home.  Or if you prefer to have items shipped directly to yourself or have family members out of state, then choose the direct shipping and have the items shipped directly to your/their home at very reasonable rates.

Please spread the word and feel free to forward our website/fundraiser link to all of your friends and family as well!  We thank you so much for your support and wish you the Happiest of Holiday Seasons.

Ready to shop?

Follow this link and order now.  Click SHOP NOW and have fun shopping!!

http://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/soniakirby/guest-landing/8893129866395

Mark your calendar for this delicious event. SALE STARTS NOVEMBER 10 AND ENDS DECEMBER 8TH!

  • Up to 15% of our total sales will go toward this fundraiser.

  • Plus an extra $3 for every Show booked from the event.  Tell a friend – the more the merrier.

Education Foundation

Chipotle Fundraiser

Thank you to all who supported the SCHS Chipotle Education Foundation Fundraiser, together we raised $1351.17.  This will go directly to our classrooms and kids.  Have a terrific break and thank you for your continued support of the Education Foundation.

Education Foundation Open House/Coffee

Please stop in and join us on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.  We will have a short business meeting at 7:00 a.m. that you are welcome to sit in on and then an open social hour.  Coffee will be served in the new College and Career Center.   All interested parents, students and staff are welcome to stop in any time.

Mardi Gras Celebration – Saturday, February 21

mardigras

  • Live music, delicious food and fabulous auction items

If you or your business would like to make a donation or serve as a sponsor, please see click (sponsorship form) here (donation form).

                                  

College and Career Center (CCC) – Donate Today

King Soopers Reloadable Cards – 5% donated to SCEF

  •        5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers, every time you use your card.  

  •        Pick up a $5 card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at  schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we will get one to you.

Brick By Brick Donations – Show Your Raptor Pride

  •        Be a part of Raptor history.  Donate and place your order soon .        Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:  Brick order form

Parent Volunteers Needed

  •        Board openings – meeting on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

·         Many other opportunities to help out on committees, events and from home are available. Go to schsedfoundation.org  ( Volunteer Form)

Any questions? Contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com.  Thank you so much for supporting your child’s classroom and Silver Creek.

Kim Fuhrman, President                Erick Finnestead, Principal

Silver Creek Education Foundation Board

Shannon Andrews, Vice President

Randy Ahlberg

Pat Carson, Secretary

Julie Forbes, Staff Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Natalie Hill, Treasurer

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Julie Nielson

Scott Neuhard

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures were due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st!  If you have questions or concerns email Ms. Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

School Store Blog

***  New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!

***   Show your Silver Creek Spirit!   ***

Drivers Education

Registration for Winter 2014-2015 Driver Education classes is in process.  Winter session classes begin next week  Nov. 17th-20th, 2014 and continue to the week of Feb.16th-19th, 2015.  Classes meet weekly at various schools and times, running for 10 weeks. Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-709-7730.

Art Department

Artpicture

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   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.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

If you missed the last RABC meeting then let me fill you in on some exciting stuff that is going on & I know you will want to be a part of!

First, we want to say THANK YOU to all of the activities for their amazing job with concessions this Fall!  It was so great to see so many new faces join in and help out when it was their activity’s turn to work.  A huge thank you to all the coaches, parent reps, managers, & Heather Burgess for making the new system a success!!!  *We are accepting volunteers to help run concessions next year – email or call Kaydene Hubert if interested, rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Gather friends and neighbors to 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.

Put on your dancing shoes!  RABC is excited to bring you “Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars” on March 28, 2015, mark your calendars now, you won’t want to miss this!  We are looking for nominations/volunteers to be the “Silver Creek Stars”.  Please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to nominate a staff member or if you are a staff member who would like to dance.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with this event, it will be a lot of fun, contact Kaydene if you are able to help (rabcpresident@gmail.com or 303-845-2290).  More details to come!!

After Prom is looking for committee members.  Yes, it is 6 months away, but planning needs to start now.  After Prom is a safe & fun place for our students to hang out after the dance.  Without volunteers, we won’t be able to provide this event for our students.  Contact any of the RABC Board Members if you want to help.

Membership is low – only 59 families are members of RABC.  You can join today for only $25!  RABC was able to help cover the costs of some large expenses this Fall, we granted a total of $9300 to help Football, Swimming, Tennis, Cross Country, & Dance.  This is not possible without the help of membership.  Get your donation in before the end of the year.

RABC now is on Facebook ( Silver Creek RABC ) & Twitter ( @SilverCreekRABC ) “Like” us & “Follow” us to get the latest updates!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.com

SCOPA

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!

December 10th Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m

December 11th Band Concert at 7:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

 

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

December Approved Flyers

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

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 the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

weekly blog for November 21st

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 21st

A Royal Madrigal Feast

You are cordially invited to attend …A Royal Madrigal Feast

December 5 and 6, 2014

Silver Creek High School’s

Performing Arts Tradition since 2002

A spectacular program of choral, instrumental, and theatrical holiday entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. for Dinner Performances both days at $22 Adults/$20 Students & Seniors.  There will be a 2:00 p.m. Matinee/Dessert Performance December 6 only: $15/$13

Ticketing online at www.silvercreektickets.com or in-person orders at the

Silver Creek High School Main Office.  Reservation deadline is Monday, December 1 at 2:15 p.m.  This years event is catered by Oskar Blues.  Order form.

2014-2015 Prospective Family Open House

December 9, 2014 6:00 PM

This event will begin in the auditorium with a presentation regarding curricular, athletic, and activity offerings. We will provide information regarding next steps with open enrollment and registration. Teachers and departments will be represented with displays and available to answer questions. Please be our guest, we look forward to seeing you at Silver Creek High School.

Universal High School Program informational meeting

Prior to the prospective Family Open House, Universal High School will have their  program night, Tuesday Dec. 9th from 5-6pm in the Silver Creek Library.

Late Start

There is a late start on Wednesday December 3rd.  School starts at 9:45 and morning buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal.

Talon Tribune

The newest edition of the Talon Tribune (Silver Creek’s student newspaper) is now out. See what the students of SCHS have to say about state testing, later start times, and the Thanksgiving holiday. The paper is available online at www.talontribune.com

Finals Week Schedule

Finals start the week of December 15th.  It is important for students to be present for class.  If your student is unable to attend classes, have him/her check with teachers to make other arrangements.

December 17th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 5, 6, 7

December 18th – 7:15 -12:01 –  Blocks 1, 2, 3

December 19th – 7:15 -10:23 –  Blocks 4 and 8

Winter Break is Dec. 22nd – Jan. 2nd.  Students return Monday January 5th (Maroon A-Day).

ACT Test Preparation – Strongly encouraged for Juniors

The ACT is a crucial ingredient in the college admissions process!  Because curriculum, course expectations, and grades vary from high school to high school, college admissions departments need an additional measure to help them to determine an applicant’s true capability and probability for success at their institutions.  All four year colleges and universities require ACT (or SAT) scores in order to qualify an applicant for admission.

Silver Creek will administer a mandatory official ACT test for all juniors on April 23rd, 2015.  Students may choose to take additional ACT tests but the 4/23 test will be the only one offered at Silver Creek.  Prior to this date, we will offer a full length practice exam in March along with some specific content area test preparation and support.

Many students and parents inquire about additional resources that might help them to maximize their performance on this high stakes exam.  We have compiled some applicable links below.  These resources vary from free online test strategies, tips, and sample questions to more intensive, fee based, individual or group classes designed to prepare students for optimal scores.  Please take some time to review these resources with your juniors and encourage them to be proactive in their preparation for this “all important” piece to the college admission puzzle!

Schmoop (Free for Silver Creek students – see Mr. Goerner for log-in information.)

ACT Website www.actstuden.org

Kaplan Test Prep classes

Princeton Review ACT Prep classes

Tutoring Club of Longmont

Tutor Doctor

The College & Career Center has several ACT Test Preparation Textbooks that are also available to students.

Silver Creek will also offer a 15 week after school ACT Skills & Strategies Program which is slated to start in January.  Participation will be limited to the first 75 students who apply.  More information to follow!

Counseling News

Seniors who may be considering Front Range Community College as their next step in education beyond Silver Creek are encouraged to consult with their counselor.  We can arrange an individual meeting between you and a FRCC admissions representative to discuss the application process, programs of study, degree options, financial aid and scholarships, timing & deadlines, required placement testing, academic advising, and even assistance in registering for classes!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate too!

Transcripts: Seniors who need transcripts sent for their college applications need to fill out a Transcript Request form before transcripts can be sent. They are available in the Counseling Office.  Transcripts are $2. If the student is using a Common Application, they only need to fill out one form for all schools on the Common Application. Please also be sure to assign your Counselor as a recommender on your application. Transcripts are not sent out during Holiday Breaks, so please plan ahead.

TCAP scores have been delivered to students in their English/Language Arts classes.  If you have not received the scores, contact the Counseling Office.

Kindness for Kids will be distributing free gifts for children to families who would could use assistance. Applications are available in the main office or by downloading the application at www.kindness-for-kids.org Gift distribution is Dec. 20 at the Boulder County Fair Grounds.

If students/families need to meet with Counselors, please make an appointment prior to your visit. Due to our increasing student count, it allows for Counselors to plan accordingly.

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

College Representative Visits

A former Silver Creek Student who is now attending the Naval Academy will be meeting with students who are interesting in attending any of the Service Academies at Ziggi’s Coffee House on Main Street on Wed., Nov. 26th from 9-12 p.m. Feel free at any time to stop by and ask him any questions you might have about programs available for High School students.

Education Foundation

Chipotle Fundraiser

Thank you to all who supported the SCHS Chipotle Education Foundation Fundraiser, together we raised $1351.17.  This will go directly to our classrooms and kids.  Have a terrific break and thank you for your continued support of the Education Foundation.

Education Foundation Open House/Coffee

Please stop in and join us on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.  We will have a short business meeting at 7:00 a.m. that you are welcome to sit in on and then an open social hour.  All interested parents, students and staff are welcome to stop in any time.

Mardi Gras Celebration – Saturday, February 21

  • Live music, delicious food and fabulous auction items                                  

mardigras

College and Career Center (CCC) – Donate Today

King Soopers Reloadable Cards – 5% donated to SCEF

  •        5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers, every time you use your card.  

  •        Pick up a $5 card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at  schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we will get one to you.

Brick By Brick Donations – Show Your Raptor Pride

  •        Be a part of Raptor history.  Donate and place your order soon .        Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:  Brick order form

Ed Foundation bricks

Parent Volunteers Needed

  •        Board openings – meeting on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

·         Many other opportunities to help out on committees, events and from home are available. Go to schsedfoundation.org  ( Volunteer Form)

Any questions? Contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com.  Thank you so much for supporting your child’s classroom and Silver Creek.

Kim Fuhrman, President                Erick Finnestead, Principal

Silver Creek Education Foundation Board

Shannon Andrews, Vice President

Randy Ahlberg

Pat Carson, Secretary

Julie Forbes, Staff Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Natalie Hill, Treasurer

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Julie Nielson

Scott Neuhard

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

TO BENEFIT THE SILVER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TEAM.

 The Silver Creek Dance Team will be holding their annual Holiday Pampered Chef fundraiser over the next couple of weeks. With the holiday season around the corner, it is a perfect time to stock up on high quality kitchen tools for holiday meals or to give as gifts. Pampered Chef manufactures high quality kitchen tools all with warrantees.  Items are priced as low as $1!  All orders are due by December 8th, and will arrive in plenty of time to use or to wrap up for the holidays.

Those of you who live in Longmont may choose the reduced shipping rate of $5.25 and we will be happy to deliver the items to your home.  Or if you prefer to have items shipped directly to yourself or have family members out of state, then choose the direct shipping and have the items shipped directly to your/their home at very reasonable rates.

Please spread the word and feel free to forward our website/fundraiser link to all of your friends and family as well!  We thank you so much for your support and wish you the Happiest of Holiday Seasons.

Ready to shop?

Follow this link and order now.  Click SHOP NOW and have fun shopping!!

http://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/soniakirby/guest-landing/8893129866395

Mark your calendar for this delicious event. SALE STARTS NOVEMBER 10 AND ENDS DECEMBER 8TH!

  • Up to 15% of our total sales will go toward this fundraiser.

  • Plus an extra $3 for every Show booked from the event.  Tell a friend – the more the merrier.

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures were due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st!  If you have questions or concerns email Ms. Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

Athletics

Did you know that we have a new athletic program at Silver Creek? This year, we will be having a Girls Golf Team. Be part of the process with establishing a new team and tradition at Silver Creek. If interested in playing golf this Spring, please contact the athletic office.

Boys Basketball Spirit Wear Fundraiser

Now is the time to order your Basketball Spirit Wear!  Think, what a great gift a Silver Creek Basketball long sleeve Tee shirt or sweatshirt would be for Grandpa and Grandma! (All items will be distributed in time for the Christmas).  All sales will be transacted through an online store at SCAZMA!  The deadline to order is November 24th 11:59 PM.

Link: https://skazmacustomapparel.itemorder.com/  

Sales Code: SCHS14

Check the SCHS Athletic Website to access sports schedules, Booster Club information and additional sport information.   For any other specific questions, please contact the individual coach.  All email addresses can be found here.

School Store Blog

***  New Shirts in the School Store – Check out the RaptorNation shirt! ***

You can shop online at our new online store:   Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Our new RAPTORNATION Shirt is a word puzzle of all the Clubs, Activities, Fine Arts and Sports our students are involved in, which makes us RaptorNation!

***   Show your Silver Creek Spirit!   ***

Drivers Education

Registration for Winter 2014-2015 Driver Education classes is in process.  Winter session classes begin next week  Nov. 17th-20th, 2014 and continue to the week of Feb.16th-19th, 2015.  Classes meet weekly at various schools and times, running for 10 weeks. Information for the Driver Education classes can be found under the ‘Parents & Students’ blue tab, on the SVVSD website.  The fee is $395 for the 30 hour classroom course which includes 6 hours behind the wheel instruction payable thru RevTrak by credit card or at the first class by check or cash.

You may register online if paying by credit card thru the link under Driver Education on the district website, or call the Driver Education office to register 720-494-3960..

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-709-7730.

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

Artpicture

Are you interested in lettering in art, beautifying the school or using your art skills to positively impact the community?  Art Club meets every Friday after school in C108. Contact Mrs. Giese for more information.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   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.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

The  2014-2015 Board members are President – Kaydene Hubert – rabcpresident@gmail.com

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

If you missed the last RABC meeting then let me fill you in on some exciting stuff that is going on & I know you will want to be a part of!

First, we want to say THANK YOU to all of the activities for their amazing job with concessions this Fall!  It was so great to see so many new faces join in and help out when it was their activity’s turn to work.  A huge thank you to all the coaches, parent reps, managers, & Heather Burgess for making the new system a success!!!  *We are accepting volunteers to help run concessions next year – email or call Kaydene Hubert if interested, rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.

BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Gather friends and neighbors to 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.

Put on your dancing shoes!  RABC is excited to bring you “Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars” on March 28, 2015, mark your calendars now, you won’t want to miss this!  We are looking for nominations/volunteers to be the “Silver Creek Stars”.  Please contact Kaydene Hubert if you want to nominate a staff member or if you are a staff member who would like to dance.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with this event, it will be a lot of fun, contact Kaydene if you are able to help (rabcpresident@gmail.com or 303-845-2290).  More details to come!!

After Prom is looking for committee members.  Yes, it is 6 months away, but planning needs to start now.  After Prom is a safe & fun place for our students to hang out after the dance.  Without volunteers, we won’t be able to provide this event for our students.  Contact any of the RABC Board Members if you want to help.

Membership is low – only 59 families are members of RABC.  You can join today for only $25!  RABC was able to help cover the costs of some large expenses this Fall, we granted a total of $9300 to help Football, Swimming, Tennis, Cross Country, & Dance.  This is not possible without the help of membership.  Get your donation in before the end of the year.

RABC now is on Facebook ( Silver Creek RABC ) & Twitter ( @SilverCreekRABC ) “Like” us & “Follow” us to get the latest updates!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.com

SCOPA

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!

Madrigal December 5th at 6:30 p.m. and Dec 6th at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

December 10th Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m

December 11th Band Concert at 7:00 p.m.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Heidi Feula at 720-494-9662  or email  feula_heidi@svvsd.org. Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused.

First thing that morning, the student will need to go to the attendance window to exchange your note for a school excusal pass.  When your student needs to leave class, he/she will present the school pass to the teacher, grab belongings and exit class. Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use your note to excuse your student in Infinite Campus.

November Approved Flyers

Interested in Carpooling

Carpooling saves time and money as well as congestion in the school parking lot.  If you live outside the Silver Creek Boundaries or inside, consider sharing a ride to school.  Click on the carpooling form, add your information and contact those that live near year to begin carpooling.  This is completely optional and is not organized through Silver Creek High School or the Main Office.

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to buspass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

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 the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!