Weekly blog for December 7th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 7th

Announcing Silver Creek High School’s New Mission Statement

Silver Creek High School is an inclusive community committed to leadership and excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics.

Congratulations All-State Musicians

Congratulations to the following All-State Choir Members

Connor Christoffersen

Kyra Czerwinski

Alex Pierce

Rachel Cooper

Congratulations to the following All-State Band Members

(the largest number in school history)

Jay Plank

Jack McManaman

Jerry Gray

Koby Brown

Football State Champions

Congratulations to our football team who are the Colorado 3A State Football Champions!  Your representation of Silver Creek throughout the season and every day exemplifies what a Champion is.  A wonderful thank you to the best fans in the state for your continued support of the athletics and arts at Silver Creek.

Seniors/Cap and Gown

SENIORS!!   Have you ordered your cap and gown yet?     What are you waiting for?  Wednesday, December 12th, Jostens will be here during both lunches to take your order.   You are eligible for group pricing only through this date, so don’t wait!!!

Finals Schedule

It is hard to believe but first semester is almost at a close.  The schedule for Finals is the following:
Friday December 14th Silver/B day – Blocks 5, 6 and 7 from 7:15-12:01p.m.
Monday December 17th Maroon/A day – Blocks 1, 2 and 3 from 7:15-12:01p.m.
Tuesday December 18th Silver/B day – Blocks 4 and 8 from 7:15-10:23p.m.
Lunch will not be served on these days.
Winter Break is Wednesday December 19th – January 2nd.  See you all back here on January 3rd 2013.

School Store

Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.   School Store’s inventory is filling up.  We have lots of great items for Holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.  Be sure to check out our website.  You can order online, then pick up at the School Store any Thursday between 10:20 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or stop by and shop in person.
SilverCreekStore.org

Concessions help for Basketball

Concessions has slots available for volunteers to work both boys & girls basketball games.  Please see the link to sign up.  If a slot has a name in the “activity” slot, then only someone willing to work for that activity can work that slot.  All blank activity slots are open for anyone to take.  Please note that the money you earn can go to After Prom as well as any other activity.  It is a really fun and easy way to help our school.  If you have any questions, please email or call me.  We are still seeking someone or a group of people who would want to take concessions over for the next school year.  Contact me as well if you are interested.  It truly is a great way to get to know your kids school & everyone within the school.  Thank you.  Kaydene Hubert
rabcconcessions@gmail.com

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

Our After Prom Committee is currently looking for volunteers/committee members for After Prom.  Prom this year is May 4th, 2013 so we need to get started.  Please let me know if you are interested in any of the following groups.

After Prom Committee:
Food
Decorations
Prizes
Donations
Casino Dealers
Chaperones
Correspondence/Thank you’s
Set up/Clean up

Please let Lisa Eutsler know, at eutslergang1990@hotmail.com or (303) 250-5329.

Counseling Office

A representative from the United States Air Force Academy will be here on Wednesday, December 12 @ 9:00 a.m.  There will also be a representative from Western Nebraska Community College @ 1:30 p.m.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

This year’s SVVSD Financial Aid Night is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 6-8 p.m., Longmont HS Auditorium. All students and parents are encouraged to attend – it’s never too early to start planning for how to pay for college!
Topics to be discussed are:

  • Types of financial aid
  • How to qualify for financial aid from colleges
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and how to process it
  • How to find scholarships
  • The unveiling of the 2013 St. Vrain Local Scholarship List (25+ scholarships sponsored by local organizations and businesses)

SOLES4SOULS

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes

Once again, Silver Creek is sponsoring a SHOE DRIVE to benefit SOLES4SOULS!  This American based community service organization supplies shoes to people in need in over 127 countries on 5 continents!  Over 300 million children around the world are without shoes.  New and gently used shoes are sent directly to distribution hubs.  Old shoes considered “ONE MAN’S TRASH AND ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE” are used in an exciting initiative to help break the cycle of poverty.  They are donated to micro-enterprise programs and generated into recycled materials for local entrepreneurs to re-sell or trade for goods in their communities.  For many, this can mean the difference between life and death.  So take this opportunity to dig up your unwanted … too big … or too small … flip flops, crocs, high heels, dress shoes, slippers, boots, cleats, or sneakers and load up our collection boxes.  We’ll even be happy to take all those OLD STINKY ones!  Please keep them in pairs by tying them together or securing them with a rubber band.  Thanks for your help!

SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time.  Check out the flyer for more information.

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Ensure your piece of SC immortality and get in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR WITH A BRICK OF HIS OR HER OWN.  Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  Brick samples are on display in the main office.

RABC

Congratulations to the Golf team for having over 83% of their parents members of the Booster Club.  We appreciate your support and will give your team $100 for winning the contest for the Fall Club with the highest % of members. Now it is time for the Winter sports/clubs to compete.  The $20 membership fee supports all activities at SC.  You may join RABC on line at silvercreekstore.org

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

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

Entertainment (coupon) Books  $10
It is snow season!  Buy an E-book and save $$ skiing this ski season
Copper Mountain:  2 for 1 lift ticket (4 coupons)
Copper Mountain:  $69 Adult lift ticket, $49 Child lift ticket
Granby Ranch: $40 lift ticket (3 coupons)
Loveland Ski:  $10 off lift ticket (2)
Loveland Ski:  Free child lift ticket with purchase of adult ticket (2 coupons)
Sunlight Resort:  $35 Adult lift ticket
Winter Park:  $79 Adult lift ticket (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – early season, before Dec 14th (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – late season, after April 1 (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $49 Child lift ticket (2 coupons)
Available at silvercreekstore.org OR school store on Thursday 10-1

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

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

SCOPA

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

Upcoming Events:
Orchestra Concert – Wednesday Dec 12th at 7:00p.m.

Band Concert – Thursday Dec 13th at 7:00p.m.

Madrigal dates and details:
Pre-sales for Silver Creek’s Madrigal weekend performances have ended, but if you or someone you know still wishes to attend, twenty (20) additional tickets for each show will be available at the door one hour prior to performance times. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for Friday and Saturday’s dinner shows and at 1:00 p.m. for Saturday’s matinee.  Dinner prices are $20 for students and $22 for adults. Matinee prices are $12 for students and $14 for adults.

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

Weekly blog for November 30th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 30th

Mr. Finnestead’s Guest Editorial produced for Longmont Times-Call – LINK

Football State Championship

Silver Creek will be participating in the state 3A championship football game this Saturday Dec. 1.  The game will be played at Legacy Stadium, located at Cherokee Trails High School.      25901 East Arapahoe Road  Aurora, CO 80016
The game will also be telecast at direct link to Silver Creek vs. Rifle game.

Seniors/Cap and Gown

SENIORS!!   Have you ordered your cap and gown yet?     What are you waiting for?  Wednesday, December 12th, Jostens will be here during both lunches to take your order.   You are eligible for group pricing only through this date, so don’t wait!!!

Silver Creek Mobile Application Hackathon

12/7 & 12/8

This first-of-its-kind event will bring the world of mobile application development together with high school students.  Industry leaders, programmers and developers will descend on the event to create a mobile application within a 24-hour time period.  Individual students and student teams will get a slice of the action by integrating into development teams, or they can simply choose to learn more about JAVA and JAVAScript programming.  This event is free and open to high school students and adults.  Jump to the sign-up at http://mobileappeduden-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#

School Store:

Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.   School Store’s inventory is filling up.  We have lots of great items for Holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.  Be sure to check out our website.  You can order online, then pick up at the School Store any Thursday between 10:20 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or stop by and shop in person.
SilverCreekStore.org

Did you buy a t-shirt this school year in the school store? Is the ink coming off that shirt?  If so, we encourage you to bring that t-shirt to school with your name and number pinned onto the shirt.  There was a problem with the creation of some shirts and we would like to get your shirt replaced.  Please leave it with Ms. Lindsey in the health office or give it to the ladies at the school store on Thursday during your lunch.

After Prom Committee/Volunteers Needed:

Our After Prom Committee is currently looking for volunteers/committee members for After Prom.  Prom this year is May 4th, 2013 so we need to get started.  Please let me know if you are interested in any of the following groups.

After Prom Committee:
Food
Decorations
Prizes
Donations
Casino Dealers
Chaperones
Correspondence/Thank you’s
Set up/Clean up

Please let Lisa Eutsler know, at eutslergang1990@hotmail.com or (303) 250-5329.

SOLES4SOULS

Please Clean Out Your Closets and Send Us Your Shoes

Once again, Silver Creek is sponsoring a SHOE DRIVE to benefit SOLES4SOULS!  This American based community service organization supplies shoes to people in need in over 127 countries on 5 continents!  Over 300 million children around the world are without shoes.  New and gently used shoes are sent directly to distribution hubs.  Old shoes considered “ONE MAN’S TRASH AND ANOTHER MAN’S TREASURE” are used in an exciting initiative to help break the cycle of poverty.  They are donated to micro-enterprise programs and generated into recycled materials for local entrepreneurs to re-sell or trade for goods in their communities.  For many, this can mean the difference between life and death.  So take this opportunity to dig up your unwanted … too big … or too small … flip flops, crocs, high heels, dress shoes, slippers, boots, cleats, or sneakers and load up our collection boxes.  We’ll even be happy to take all those OLD STINKY ones!  Please keep them in pairs by tying them together or securing them with a rubber band.  Thanks for your help!

SOLES4SOULS Changing the World, One Pair at a Time.  Check out the flyer for more information.

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Ensure your piece of SC immortality and get in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR WITH A BRICK OF HIS OR HER OWN.  Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  Brick samples are on display in the main office.

RABC

Congratulations to the Golf team for having over 83% of their parents members of the Booster Club.  We appreciate your support and will give your team $100 for winning the contest for the Fall Club with the highest % of members. Now it is time for the Winter sports/clubs to compete.  The $20 membership fee supports all activities at SC.  You may join RABC on line at silvercreekstore.org

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

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

Entertainment (coupon) Books  $10
It is snow season!  Buy an E-book and save $$ skiing this ski season
Copper Mountain:  2 for 1 lift ticket (4 coupons)
Copper Mountain:  $69 Adult lift ticket, $49 Child lift ticket
Granby Ranch: $40 lift ticket (3 coupons)
Loveland Ski:  $10 off lift ticket (2)
Loveland Ski:  Free child lift ticket with purchase of adult ticket (2 coupons)
Sunlight Resort:  $35 Adult lift ticket
Winter Park:  $79 Adult lift ticket (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – early season, before Dec 14th (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – late season, after April 1 (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $49 Child lift ticket (2 coupons)
Available at silvercreekstore.org OR school store on Thursday 10-1

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

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

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.  The next SCOPA meeting is December 4th from 6:00-7:00p.m. in the choir room.

ROYAL MADRIGAL Feast 2012
Ticket are now on sale.
Ticket order forms are available in the SCHS Main Office and at the following Silver Creek Order forms will also be available online to download at www.scopanews.org

Madrigal dates and details:
Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.  Dessert-only performance. Cost is reduced to $12 students, $14 adults
Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)

Online ticket sales (using a credit card via PayPal) are available at www.scopanews.org (PayPal link will be enabled Friday evening, October 19). Paper order forms, with payment to SCOPA, will be accepted at Performing Arts events noted above and in the SCHS office with receptionist, Lois Davis. These forms require payment by check or cash only. //(The sole form of electronic payment is via PayPal and credit card.) Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please order early to ensure the best possible table. Your table placement is determined by the date and time of your ticket order (PayPal sales and hand delivered order forms with payment, are all date and time stamped upon receipt). Any subsequent ticket orders may not be able to be seated with the original ticket orders. All efforts will be made to seat your subsequent ticket purchases together; however, there are no guarantees. //

NOTE: Acceptance of order forms in the SCHS office, and PayPal payments online, will END at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2012. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door one hour before each show.

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

Weekly blog for November 16th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, 16th

Mr. Finnestead’s Guest Editorial produced for Longmont Times-Call – LINK

 

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Follow Silver Creek Football vs. Pueblo Central on Saturday at www.raptornation.tv

We will begin broadcasting at 12:45 in anticipation of the 1:00 pm start.

 

Congratulations for National Merit Participants

Congratulations to Brian Hardy for being recognized as a National Merit Semi-Finalist for having scored in the top 1% nationwide on the PSAT.  Brian will be continuing in the National Merit Finalist competition throughout the 2012-2013 school year.  Congratulations to Ross Erickson for being recognized as a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program; this honor is awarded to students scoring in the top 2% on the PSAT.  Commended Students and Semi-Finalists are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the PSAT.

Congratulations to SVVSD Honor Orchestra Students

Alexandria Birren

Tavon Boaman

Dakota Cotugno

Amy Lovstedt

Ariel Myler

Emily Schofield

Cameron Smith

Hannah Terrell

Alexi Whitsel

With all of the accolades piling up for our performing artists, we had to construct a new awards case.  Thanks to SCOPA and SVVSD Construction for their work in making this reality.

Now it’s time to fill it up!

 

Silver Creek Mobile Application Hackathon

12/7 & 12/8

This first-of-its-kind event will bring the world of mobile application development together with high school students.  Industry leaders, programmers and developers will descend on the event to create a mobile application within a 24-hour time period.  Individual students and student teams will get a slice of the action by integrating into development teams, or they can simply choose to learn more about JAVA and JAVAScript programming.  This event is free and open to high school students and adults.  Jump to the sign up at http://mobileappeduden-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#

Accountability Meeting Packet

Our next accountability meeting will be 11/29 at 2:30 p.m.  If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Mr. Ottem at ottem_eric@svvsd.org or Mr. Finnestead at finnestead_erick@svvsd.org .  Our agenda will include Mission Statement results and capital expenditure bond improvements for SCHS, to be funded from the 2008 Bond Issue.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus student accounts have been updated.  Take a moment to verify all contact information and student photos.  Contact the counseling secretary Leslie Chopp if student information is not correct or needs to be updated.

If your student did not get his/her picture taken during picture/locker day or during retakes have him/her stop by the main office so we can get a picture uploaded into IC.  Also, verify that the correct picture is on his/her Infinite Campus account.

School Store:

Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.   School Store’s inventory is filling up.  We have lots of great items for Holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.  Be sure and check out our website.  You can order online, then pick up at the School Store any Thursday between 10:20 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or stop by and shop in person.
SilverCreekStore.org

Driver Education

SVVSD Driver Education Winter session classes begin the week following Thanksgiving break, Nov. 26th – Nov. 29th, ending the week of Feb. 18th – Feb. 21st.  Cost is $395 and includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind-the-wheel training.  Please call 720-494-3960 to register.

SOLES4SOULS

Once again, Silver Creek is sponsoring a SHOE DRIVE to benefit SOLES4SOULS!  Check out the flyer for more information.

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Ensure your piece of SC immortality and get in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR WITH A BRICK OF HIS OR HER OWN.  Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  Brick samples are on display in the main office.

Athletics

The Silver Creek Raptors have a state football playoff game this Saturday at 1:00 at Everly Montgomery Field (LHS).  Please note:

Since this is a playoff game, your Silver Creek family/student passes will not work for this game. Only CHSAA  & CHSCA passes will be accepted at the gate.

Tickets are:

Pre-school (age 4 and under) ……………. Free

Student (K-12) & Sr. Citizen (age 60) …. $5.00

General Admission …………………………. $7.00

If you’re unable to make it to the game, you can watch it online!  Just go to the live webcast at :

www.raptornation.tv

We need 5 more people to volunteer to work concessions on Saturday for the Football Game.

1 person for 12:30-2:30

4 people for 2:30-close

Contact Kaydene Hubert @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.

Counseling Office

Fort Hays State University and Naropa University will have college representatives here on Wednesday, November 28th.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!  The next RABC meeting is Monday November 26th at 6:00p.m. in the library.  Hope to see you there.   Join during this Fall Membership Drive!
Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize
student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities
for our kids.
Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.

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

Entertainment (coupon) Books  $10
It is snow season!  Buy an E-book and save $$ skiing this ski season
Copper Mountain:  2 for 1 lift ticket (4 coupons)
Copper Mountain:  $69 Adult lift ticket, $49 Child lift ticket
Granby Ranch: $40 lift ticket (3 coupons)
Loveland Ski:  $10 off lift ticket (2)
Loveland Ski:  Free child lift ticket with purchase of adult ticket (2 coupons)
Sunlight Resort:  $35 Adult lift ticket
Winter Park:  $79 Adult lift ticket (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – early season, before Dec 14th (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – late season, after April 1 (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $49 Child lift ticket (2 coupons)
Available at silvercreekstore.org OR school store on Thursday 10-1

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

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

School Store:  Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.   School Store’s inventory is filling up.  We have lots of great items for Holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.  Be sure and check out our website.  You can order online, then pickup at the School Store any Thursday between 10:20am – 1pm, or stop by and shop in person.
SilverCreekStore.org

Did you buy a t-shirt this school year in the school store? Is the ink coming off that shirt?  If so, we encourage you to bring that t-shirt to school with your name and number pinned onto the shirt.  There was a problem with the creation of some shirts and we would like to get your shirt replaced.  Please leave it with Ms. Lindsey in the health office or give it to the ladies at the school store on Thursday during your lunch.

SCOPA

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

ROYAL MADRIGAL Feast 2012
Ticket are now on sale.
Ticket order forms are available in the SCHS Main Office and at the following Silver Creek Order forms will also be available online to download at www.scopanews.org

Madrigal dates and details:
Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.  Dessert-only performance. Cost is reduced to $12 students, $14 adults
Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)

Online ticket sales (using a credit card via PayPal) are available at www.scopanews.org (PayPal link will be enabled Friday evening, October 19). Paper order forms, with payment to SCOPA, will be accepted at Performing Arts events noted above and in the SCHS office with receptionist, Lois Davis. These forms require payment by check or cash only. //(The sole form of electronic payment is via PayPal and credit card.) Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please order early to ensure the best possible table. Your table placement is determined by the date and time of your ticket order (PayPal sales and hand delivered order forms with payment, are all date and time stamped upon receipt). Any subsequent ticket orders may not be able to be seated with the original ticket orders. All efforts will be made to seat your subsequent ticket purchases together; however, there are no guarantees. //

NOTE: Acceptance of order forms in the SCHS office, and PayPal payments online, will END at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2012. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door one hour before each show.

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

Weekly blog for November 9th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 9th

Mr. Finnestead’s Guest Editorial produced for Longmont Times-Call – LINK

Congratulations

Congratulations to Brian Hardy for being recognized as a National Merit Semi-Finalist.  Brian will be continuing in the National Merit Finalist competition throughout the 2012-2013 school year.  Congratulations to Ross Erickson for being recognized as a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Commended Students and Semi-Finalists are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the PSAT.  TUNE IN *LIVE*TO SILVER CREEK STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF!!! Silver Creek’s first-round game against Elizabeth airs Saturday, 1:00 p.m.  (Catch Mr. Finnestead’s world debut as a play-by-play announcer!) www.HDFlame.com/football

Silver Creek Mobile Application Hackathon

12/7 & 12/8

This first-of-its-kind event will bring the world of mobile application development together with high school students.  Industry leaders, programmers and developers will descend on the event to create a mobile application within a 24-hour time period.  Individual students and student teams will get a slice of the action by integrating into development teams, or they can simply choose to learn more about JAVA and JAVAScript programming.  This event is free and open to high school students and adults.  Jump to the sign up at http://mobileappeduden-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#

Accountability Meeting Packet

Our next accountability meeting will be 11/29 at 2:30 p.m.  If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Mr. Ottem at ottem_eric@svvsd.org or Mr. Finnestead at finnestead_erick@svvsd.org.  Our agenda will include Mission Statement results and capital expenditure bond improvements for SCHS, to be funded from the 2008 Bond Issue.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus student accounts have been updated.  Take a moment to verify all contact information and student photos.  Contact the counseling secretary Leslie Chopp if student information is not correct or needs to be updated. If your student did not get his/her picture taken during picture/locker day or during retakes have him/her stop by the main office so we can get a picture uploaded into IC.  Also, verify that the correct picture is on his/her Infinite Campus account.

Yearbook

We are excited to announce that the 2013 SILVER CREEK yearbook is now on sale. Make sure that your child doesn’t miss out on our yearbook tradition. It’s the only book that captures the year’s events, activities, friendships, experiences and memories from Silver Creek. You will have two opportunities this year to guarantee a book for your child. From October 29th  to November 9th , the book will be on sale for $65. From January 28th  to February 8th, the book will be offered at $70. Place your order for the yearbook at jostens­yearbooks.com or with our school bookkeeper. Again, that is jostensyearbooks.com. If you have already purchased a book, thank you! This year’s book is one you won’t want to miss!

Driver Education

SVVSD Driver Education Winter session classes begin the week following Thanksgiving break, Nov. 26th – Nov. 29th, ending the week of Feb. 18th – Feb. 21st.  Cost is $395 and includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind-the-wheel training.  Please call 720-494-3960 to register.

SOLES4SOULS

Once again, Silver Creek is sponsoring a SHOE DRIVE to benefit SOLES4SOULS!  Check out the flyerfor more information.

Help us to refresh our mission statement!

Parents, please help us refresh our mission statement.  Our current mission statement was created several years back, when Silver Creek did not have many of the great scholastic opportunities we have today.  This mission statement review is the culminating work of student, parent and staff committees.  Please click on the following LINKand help us refine the mission statement for Silver Creek High School.

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone!  The Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Ensure your piece of SC immortality and get in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR WITH A BRICK OF HIS OR HER OWN.  Click on the following LINK to the Brick-Buy-Brick brochure.  Brick samples are on display in the main office.

Athletics

Winter Sports (boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling) officially begin in November.  All paperwork and fees need to be turned into the Athletic Office before tryouts.

Click HERE for more information.

Winter Sport Start Dates

Girls Basketball – November 7

Boys Basketball – November 9

Girls Swimming – November 9

Wrestling – November 9

And once again, don’t miss the *state football playoff* webcast!!  Sat. @ 1:00

www.HDFlame.com/football

Counseling Office

The University of Northern Colorado will have a college representative here on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:30.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!  Join during this Fall Membership Drive! Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.  If you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact  Kaydene Hubert @ rabcconcessions@gmail.com or 303-845-2290.   We would like to start training asap for this open position.  Entertainment (coupon) Books  $10 It is snow season!  Buy an E-book and save $$ skiing this ski season Copper Mountain:  2 for 1 lift ticket (4 coupons) Copper Mountain:  $69 Adult lift ticket, $49 Child lift ticket Granby Ranch: $40 lift ticket (3 coupons) Loveland Ski:  $10 off lift ticket (2) Loveland Ski:  Free child lift ticket with purchase of adult ticket (2 coupons) Sunlight Resort:  $35 Adult lift ticket Winter Park:  $79 Adult lift ticket (2 coupons) Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – early season, before Dec 14th (2 coupons) Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – late season, after April 1 (2 coupons) Winter Park:  $49 Child lift ticket (2 coupons) Available at silvercreekstore.org OR school store on Thursday 10-1 BINGO on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Gather some friends and neighbors and play Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley at 640 19th Ave.  It’s LOTS OF FUN and the proceeds support all activities at Silver Creek High.  “Silver Creek” Bingo night is EVERY Wednesday at 7 pm.  Hope to see you there! Bingo Help! Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We hold Bingo every Wednesday night from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall, 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501. School Store: Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may order online at silvercreekstore.organd pick up your items on Thursday. Did you buy a t-shirt this school year in the school store? Is the ink coming off that shirt?  If so, we encourage you to bring that t-shirt to school with your name and number pinned onto the shirt.  There was a problem with the creation of some shirts and we would like to get your shirt replaced.  Please leave it with Ms. Lindsey in the health office or give it to the ladies at the school store on Thursday during your lunch.

SCOPA

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

The next SCOPA meeting is Tuesday November 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the choir room.

November 10th is a designated Orchestra Bingo day. Come play Bingo from 1:00 – 3:00 and support the Orchestra!

November 10th the Marching band will participate in the Veteran’s Day parade at 11:11!

November 11th is the designated bingo day for Drama.

November 13th: St Vrain Honor Orchestra Concert is at 7:00 p.m. at Frederick High School. Silver Creek has 10 Orchestra students participating in the Honor Orchestra Concert!!!

Tickets for the fall play, “You Can’t Take it With You”, are now on sale.  Performances are November 8-10 at 7:00 p.m. Students will be selling tickets and information for ticket sales is on SCOPANEWS.ORG.

ROYAL MADRIGAL Feast 2012 Ticket are now on sale. Ticket order forms are available in the SCHS Main Office and at the following Silver Creek Order forms will also be available online to download at www.scopanews.org

Madrigal dates and details: Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults) Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.  Dessert-only performance. Cost is reduced to $12 students, $14 adults Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults) Online ticket sales (using a credit card via PayPal) are available at www.scopanews.org (PayPal link will be enabled Friday evening, October 19). Paper order forms, with payment to SCOPA, will be accepted at Performing Arts events noted above and in the SCHS office with receptionist, Lois Davis. These forms require payment by check or cash only. //(The sole form of electronic payment is via PayPal and credit card.) Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please order early to ensure the best possible table. Your table placement is determined by the date and time of your ticket order (PayPal sales and hand delivered order forms with payment, are all date and time stamped upon receipt). Any subsequent ticket orders may not be able to be seated with the original ticket orders. All efforts will be made to seat your subsequent ticket purchases together; however, there are no guarantees. // NOTE: Acceptance of order forms in the SCHS office, and PayPal payments online, will END at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2012. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door one hour before each show. SCOPA Bingo times are: Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main and 19th Street. For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

Weekly blog for November 2nd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 2nd

Mr. Finnestead’s Guest Editorial produced for Longmont Times-Call – LINK

Silver Creek Mobile Application Hackathon

12/7 & 12/8

This, first of its kind, event will bring the world of mobile application development together with high school students.  Industry leaders, programmers and developers will descend on the event to create a mobile application within a 24-hour time period.  Individual tudents and student teams will get a slice of the action by integrating into development teams or will be given instruction in JAVA and JAVAScript programming.  This event is free and open to high school students and adults.  Jump to the sign up at http://mobileappeduden-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1#

Congratulations to the following Silver Creek 2013 Boettcher Scholar Nominees:

Valarie Allman

Brian Hardy

Emily Lane

Tommy Heidebrecht

Jack Adolfson

Kailee Cox

Anthony Emberley

Ross Erickson

Hamilton Nelson

Noah Grolnick

Accountability Meeting Packet

LINK

Please join us next month (11/29/12 at 2:30 PM) as we begin to chart course after the Mill Levy decision.  Our first meeting also yielded some important feedback about our Parent Information and Registration Nights for incoming 9th graders.  We will look to incorporate more students into the programs.  Additionally, administrative team members invite prospective students and families to schedule informational tours.  We are available every Thursday, now through January (and by special request if you can’t visit on a Thursday), so please schedule a time and we’ll make every effort to answer your individual questions as you make this very important transition.

Late Start

Wednesday November 7th is a Late Start.  School starts at 9:45 a.m. and buses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus student accounts have been updated.  Take a moment to verify all contact information and student photos.  Contact the counseling secretary Leslie Chopp if student information is not correct or needs to be updated.

If your student did not get his/her picture taken during picture/locker day or during retakes have him/her stop by the main office so we can get a picture uploaded into IC.  Also, verify that the correct picture is on his/her Infinite Campus account.

Yearbook

We are excited to announce that the 2013 SILVER CREEK yearbook is now on sale. Make sure that your child doesn’t miss out on our yearbook tradition. It’s the only book that captures the year’s events, activities, friendships, experiences and memories from Silver Creek. You will have two opportunities this year to guarantee a book for your child. From October 29th  to November 9th , the book will be on sale for $65. From January 28th  to February 8th, the book will be offered at $70. Place your order for the yearbook at jostens­yearbooks.com or with our school bookkeeper. Again, that is jostensyearbooks.com. If you have already purchased a book, thank you! This year’s book is one you won’t want to miss!

Help us to refresh our mission statement!

Parents, please help us refresh our mission statement.  Our current mission statement was created several years back, when Silver Creek did not have many of the great scholastic opportunities we have today.  This mission statement review is the culminating work of student, parent and staff committees.  Please click on the following LINK and help us refine the mission statement for Silver Creek High School.

Raptors of the Month

Check out these high-flying Raptors:
Morgan McKean
Tommy Heidebrecht

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Etch your support of Silver Creek into stone!  This year the Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms one brick at a time, using beautiful Colorado Red Sandstone.  Ensure your piece of SC immortality and get in on the initial offering at the most prime location, as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR WITH A BRICK OF HIS OR HER OWN.  Click on the following LINK to view the brochure for our Brick-Buy-Brick Fundraiser.  Brick samples can be seen in the main office.

UHS

Fabulous Finds invites you to an Autumnal Afternoon of Universal Talent, performed by the Universal High School Program Students on Wednesday November 7th from 3:30-7:30 p.m.  Included is Entertainment – Door Prizes – Raffle – Appetizers and INCLUDING MANY FABULOUS FINDS.  25% of all purchases will be graciously donated to the UHS Activity Fund – helping to support this amazing alternative education experience.  This is a FREE EVENT.

Hope 4 Hoog

Hope 4 Hoog is hosting a 5k event to benefit Tyler on November 3rd at McIntosh Lake.  For more information or to register visit: http://runtowalk5k-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1 or the attached flyer.

Counseling Corner

FALL IS COLLEGE FAIR SEASON!
The following college events are coming up within our school district and in the surrounding area. While many wait until their junior or senior year to start their college searches, we strongly encourage ALL families to take advantage of these opportunities to start researching college options. Advance preparation can lead to more options, better decision-making, more programming and scholarship opportunities. We hope you find time to attend the event(s) that suit your needs!
For college fairs, please be aware that most have instituted a new registration program. This online process can help families save time from filling out cards for every school they want information from. To learn more about the program and how to register, click here.
What is a College Fair? How to make the most of a college fair, including sample questions to ask college representatives.

Athletics

Winter Sports (boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling) officially begin in November.  All paperwork and fees need to be turned into the Athletic Office before tryouts.

Click HERE for more information.

 

Winter Sport Start Dates

Girls Basketball – November 7

Boys Basketball – November 9

Girls Swimming – November 9

Wrestling – November 9

There will be an all-winter-sport parent/student meeting on Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the large gym.

The Girls Soccer Team is selling ButterBraid pastries (www.coloradobutterbraid.com) to raise funds to help support SC soccer.  These are the delicious braids that thaw & rise overnight so you can bake them fresh in the morning…perfect for Thanksgiving break or anytime!  $12/pastry Available braid fillings are Cherry, Apple, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese & we also have Caramel Rolls.  To order some, please see any SC Girls Soccer player, or contact Donna Chuang at dschuang@yahoo.com .   Orders must be in by Nov. 5th; pastries will be available for delivery Nov. 14th.

RABC

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

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

Entertainment (coupon) Books  $10
It is snow season!  Buy an E-book and save $ skiing this ski season
Copper Mountain:  2 for 1 lift ticket (4 coupons)
Copper Mountain:  $69 Adult lift ticket, $49 Child lift ticket
Granby Ranch: $40 lift ticket (3 coupons)
Loveland Ski:  $10 off lift ticket (2)
Loveland Ski:  Free child lift ticket with purchase of adult ticket (2 coupons)
Sunlight Resort:  $35 Adult lift ticket
Winter Park:  $79 Adult lift ticket (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – early season, before Dec 14th (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – late season, after April 1 (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $49 Child lift ticket (2 coupons)
Available at silvercreekstore.org OR school store on Thursday 10-1

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

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

School Store:  Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.

Did you buy a t-shirt this school year in the school store? Does that shirt have the ink coming off?  If so, we would like to encourage you to bring that t-shirt to school with your name and number pinned onto the shirt.  There was a problem with the creation of some shirts and we would like to get your shirt replaced.  Please leave it with Ms. Lindsey in the health office or give it to the ladies at the school store on Thursday during your lunch.

High School Football in St. Vrain will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz”
Our Home games will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz” from Everly Montgomery Field.

SCOPA

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

The next SCOPA meeting is Tuesday November 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the choir room.

November 10th is a designated Orchestra Bingo day. Come play Bingo from 1:00 – 3:00 and support the Orchestra!

November 10th the Marching band will participate in the Veteran’s Day parade at 11:00!

November 11th is the designated bingo day for Drama.

November 13th: St Vrain Honor Orchestra Concert is at 7:00 p.m. at Frederick High School. Silver Creek has 10 Orchestra students participating in the Honor Orchestra Concert!!!

Tickets for the fall play, “You Can’t Take it With You”, are now on sale.  Performances are November 8-10 at 7:00 p.m.

Students will be selling tickets and information for ticket sales is on SCOPANEWS.ORG.

ROYAL MADRIGAL Feast 2012
Ticket are now on sale.
Ticket order forms are available in the SCHS Main Office and at the following Silver Creek Order forms will also be available online to download at www.scopanews.org

Madrigal dates and details:
Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.  Dessert-only performance. Cost is reduced to $12 students, $14 adults
Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)

Online ticket sales (using a credit card via PayPal) are available at www.scopanews.org (PayPal link will be enabled Friday evening, October 19). Paper order forms, with payment to SCOPA, will be accepted at Performing Arts events noted above and in the SCHS office with receptionist, Lois Davis. These forms require payment by check or cash only. //(The sole form of electronic payment is via PayPal and credit card.) Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please order early to ensure the best possible table. Your table placement is determined by the date and time of your ticket order (PayPal sales and hand delivered order forms with payment, are all date and time stamped upon receipt). Any subsequent ticket orders may not be able to be seated with the original ticket orders. All efforts will be made to seat your subsequent ticket purchases together; however, there are no guarantees. //

NOTE: Acceptance of order forms in the SCHS office, and PayPal payments online, will END at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2012. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door one hour before each show.

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

Weekly blog for October 26th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 26th

Mr. Finnestead’s Guest Editorial produced for Longmont Times-Call – LINK

Accountability Meeting Packet

LINK

Please join us next month (11/29/12 at 2:30 PM) as we begin to chart course after the Mill Levy decision.  This meeting also yielded some important feedback about our Parent Information and Registration Nights for incoming 9th graders.  We will look to incorporate more students into the programs.  Additionally, administrative team members are inviting tours for Thursdays now through January for prospective families; making an effort to answer individual questions in this very important transition.

Help us to refresh our mission statement!

Parents, please help us to refresh our mission statement.  Our current mission statement was created several years back, when Silver Creek did not have many of the great scholastic opportunities we have today.  This mission statement review is the culminating work of student, parent and staff committees.  Please click on the following LINK and help us to refine the mission statement for Silver Creek High School.

Raptors of the Month

Check out these high-flying Raptors:
Morgan McKean
Tommy Heidebrecht

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Don’t miss this terrific opportunity!  This year the Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms “Brick-Buy-Brick”.  This is a new spin on engraved bricks.  We will be using engraved Colorado Red Sandstone.  Be sure to get in on the initial offering at the most prime location as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. AND WHAT A PERFECT GIFT TO CELEBRATE GRADUATING SENIORS.  Click on the following LINK to view the brochure for our Brick-Buy-Brick Fundraiser.  Brick samples can be seen in the main office.

UHS

Fabulous Finds invites you to an Autumnal Afternoon of Universal Talent performed by the Universal High School Program Students on Wednesday November 7th from 3:30-7:30 p.m.  Included is Entertainment – Door Prizes – Raffle – Appetizers and INCLUDING MANY FABULOUS FINDS.  25% of all purchases will be graciously donated to the UHS Activity Fund – helping to support this amazing alternative education experience.  This is a FREE EVENT.

Hope 4 Hoog

Hope 4 Hoog is hosting a 5k event to benefit Tyler on November 3rd at McIntosh Lake.  For more information or to register visit: http://runtowalk5k-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1 or the attached flyer.

Counseling Corner

FALL IS COLLEGE FAIR SEASON!
The following college events are coming up within our school district and in the surrounding area. While many wait until their junior or senior year to start their college searches, we strongly encourage ALL families to take advantage of these opportunities to start researching college options. Advance preparation can lead to more options, better decision-making, more programming and scholarship opportunities. We hope you find time to attend the event(s) that suit your needs!
For college fairs, please be aware that most have instituted a new registration program. This online process can help families save time from filling out cards for every school they want information from. To learn more about the program and how to register, click here.
What is a College Fair? How to make the most of a college fair, including sample questions to ask college representatives.
College Day/Night Fair at Longmont HS, Nov. 1, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Instate 2- and 4-year colleges, universities, and vocational schools will be represented. Click here to see the flyer and get a QR code to register online (not required, but helpful!).

Concurrent Enrollment for Spring Semester 2013
Juniors and Seniors who are interested in taking classes that are not offered at Silver Creek may be eligible to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment program and receive both high school and college credit AND be reimbursed for the cost of tuition. Students can attend either Front Range or CU – Boulder but must complete the necessary paperwork and return it to their respective counselor by November 1st, at the absolute latest. Students may take up to two classes per semester. Classes must be approved by the counselor, the principal and then a district representative before a student can participate in the program. Please note that evening classes and online classes are not available through Concurrent Enrollment. Tuition is paid upfront by the family and then upon successful completion of the class(es), which is a grade of C or better, there will be a refund of the tuition. Please contact one of the counselors for more information but don’t delay since the deadline is next Thursday!

Athletics

Winter Sports (boys and girls basketball, girls swimming, and wrestling) officially begin on November 9th.  All students will need to have filed paperwork and paid their fees with Ms. Lehman BEFORE tryouts or practice.  Click here for more information.

There will be an all-winter sport parent/student meeting on Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the large gym.

The Girls Soccer Team is selling ButterBraid pastries (www.coloradobutterbraid.com) to raise funds to help support SC soccer.  These are the delicious braids that you let thaw & rise overnight and bake in the morning…perfect for Thanksgiving break or anytime!  $12/pastry Available braid fillings are Cherry, Apple, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese & we also have Caramel Rolls.  To order some, please see any SC Girls Soccer player, or contact Donna Chuang at dschuang@yahoo.com .   Orders must be in by Nov. 5th, pastries will be available for delivery Nov. 14th.

RABC

Join the RABC.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.  If every family in Silver Creek joined, it would provide $20,000 towards our programs.

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

Entertainment (coupon) Books  $10
It is snowing!  Buy an E-book and save $ skiing this ski season
Copper Mountain:  2 for 1 lift ticket (4 coupons)
Copper Mountain:  $69 Adult lift ticket, $49 Child lift ticket
Granby Ranch: $40 lift ticket (3 coupons)
Loveland Ski:  $10 off lift ticket (2)
Loveland Ski:  Free child lift ticket with purchase of adult ticket (2 coupons)
Sunlight Resort:  $35 Adult lift ticket
Winter Park:  $79 Adult lift ticket (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – early season, before Dec 14th (2 coupons)
Winter Park:  $62 Adult lift ticket – late season, after April 1 (2 coupons)
Winder Park:  $49 Child lift ticket (2 coupons)
Available at silvercreekstore.org OR school store on Thursday 10-1

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

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

School Store:  Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.

Did you buy a t-shirt this school year in the school store? Does that shirt have the ink coming off?  If so, we would like to encourage you to bring that t-shirt to school with your name and number pinned onto the shirt.  There was a problem with the creation of some shirts and we would like to get your shirt replaced.  Please leave it with Ms. Lindsey in the health office or give it to the ladies at the school store on Thursday during your lunch.

High School Football in St. Vrain will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz”
Our Home games will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz” from Everly Montgomery Field.

SCOPA

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

The Marching Band will be participating in the Halloween Parade on Saturday, Oct 27th at 10:00a.m. and the Marching Band will be performing at the Twin Peaks Mall on Saturday, Oct 27th at 5:00 pm.

Tickets for the fall play, “You Can’t Take it With You”, are now on sale.
Students will be selling tickets and information for ticket sales is on SCOPANEWS.ORG.

ROYAL MADRIGAL Feast 2012
Ticket are now on sale.
Ticket order forms are available in the SCHS Main Office and at the following Silver Creek Performing Arts events:
· “You Can’t Take It With You” fall drama, November 8-10

Order forms will also be available online to download at www.scopanews.org

Madrigal dates and details:
Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.  Dessert-only performance. Cost is reduced to $12 students, $14 adults
Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)

Online ticket sales using a credit card via PayPal are available at www.scopanews.org (PayPal link will be enabled Friday evening, October 19). Paper order forms, with payment to SCOPA, will be accepted at Performing Arts events noted above and in the SCHS office with receptionist, Lois Davis. These forms require payment by check or cash only. //(The sole form of electronic payment is via PayPal and credit card.) Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please order early to ensure the best possible table. Your table placement is determined by the date and time of your ticket order (PayPal sales and hand delivered order forms with payment, are all date and time stamped upon receipt). Any subsequent ticket orders may not be able to be seated with the original ticket orders. All efforts will be made to seat your subsequent ticket purchases together; however, there are no guarantees. //

NOTE: Acceptance of order forms in the SCHS office, and PayPal payments online, will END at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2012. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door one hour before each show.

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!

Yearbook

Senior pictures are due by November 1st. Submit your pictures through the yearbook link on the Silver Creek High School homepage or on a disc.  Quotes are FREE, but must be under 25 words. See Ms.Boardman with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Sometimes the best pictures occur when you aren’t posing. Show your Raptor spirit by uploading pictures YOU want included in our yearbook to Replayit.com.  The link is located on the Silver Creek Yearbook website, can be found on our SCHS homepage, or you can download the Replayit app!

Weekly blog for Ocotber 19th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 19th

Congratulations to the following students who were inducted this past week into the Silver Creek Chapter of National Honor Society:
CLASS OF 2013
Anne Birkeland
CLASS OF 2014            CLASS OF 2014 (Cont.)
Katherine Adams            Zane Lindsey
Andre Apodaca                Owen Maldonado
Devin Aubry                     Thomas Marks
Alex Bart                         Sebastian Metcalf
Julia Bishop                     Todd Millard
Emily Booth                      Dare Murray
Hannah Brague                 Corinne Novak
Koby Brown                     Doug Palmer
Julie Dauer                      Nathan Palmer
Margaret Davis               Rachael Palmer
Morgan Deegan                Alex Pierce
Kathryne Dugwyler          Scott Platt
Isabelle Fischer              RaeAnn Pollard
Joseph Fischer                Erika Price
James Fuhrman                Andrew Rademacher-Howe
Michael Gaffney              Jacquelyn Reh
Dalton Haase                   Emilie Rembert
Ava Hartmann                  Kylie Rembert
Kara Haskins                   Erik Sargent
Hailey Hebert                 Helena Scharf
Lily Hetherington           Rachel Serafin
Alexander Hurd               Taylor Sexton
Lucie Hurlburt                 Madison Siegle
Nicolas Killeen                 Madeleine Smith
Jamie Kirkland                Taylor Strub
Kayla Kloster                   Madison Toretto
Olivia Knight                     Thomas (Jake) Woodruff

Wanted:  Parents for Accountability Committee

Silver Creek’s first accountability meeting is set for Thursday, October 25, 2:30 p.m.  We will be providing state-of-the-school information, ranging from programming to test scores to finances, etc.  Any parents interested in serving on the committee are invited; please e-mail assistant principal, Eric Ottem (ottem_eric@svvsd.org) so we can choose a room to fit the crowd and provide enough copies of reports.

Help us to refresh our mission statement!

Parents, please help us to refresh our mission statement.  Our current mission statement was created several years back, when Silver Creek did not have many of the great scholastic opportunities we have today.  This mission statement review is the culminating work of student, parent and staff committees.  Please click on the following LINK and help us to refine the mission statement for Silver Creek High School.

End of Quarter 1 Progress Grades

After Thursday, October 11th, Infinite Campus will show your student’s progress grade for Quarter 1.  This is an “in-progress” grade and will stay in IC for a month.  Eligibility is posted weekly, except during progress grade times.  Please contact the individual teacher if you have questions about a particular grade.  You can print your own unofficial progress report card through “reports” within your Infinite Campus access.

Grade Categories:
S1 Progress: Status in the gradebook as of October 11th.
S1 Eligibility: Weekly grade posting throughout the semester.
S1 Semester: Ongoing grade scores

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Don’t miss this terrific opportunity!  This year the Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms “Brick-Buy-Brick”.  This is a new spin on engraved bricks.  We will be using engraved Colorado Red Sandstone.  Be sure to get in on the initial offering at the most prime location as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. AND WHAT A PERFECT GIFT TO CELEBRATE GRADUATING SENIORS.  Click on the following LINK to view the brochure for our Brick-Buy-Brick Fundraiser.  Brick samples can be seen in the main office.

Attention Seniors

Graduation order day is coming.  Dave Graf from Jostens will be in school to help you place your class graduation order on Thursday October 25th and Friday October 26th during A and B lunches.

Jostens/Class Rings

Dave Graf from Jostens will be here Thursday October 25th and Friday October 26th during A and B lunches to help place class ring orders.  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to pick up packets in the Main Office.  Students may also design their ring at www.jostens.com

Counseling Corner

FALL IS COLLEGE FAIR SEASON!
The following college events are coming up within our school district and in the surrounding area. While many wait until their junior or senior year to start their college searches, we strongly encourage ALL families to take advantage of these opportunities to start researching college options. Advance preparation can lead to more options, better decision-making, more programming and scholarship opportunities. We hope you find time to attend the event(s) that suit your needs!
For college fairs, please be aware that most have instituted a new registration program. This online process can help families save time from filling out cards for every school they want information from. To learn more about the program and how to register, click here.
What is a College Fair? How to make the most of a college fair, including sample questions to ask college representatives.
College Day/Night Fair at Longmont HS, Nov. 1, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Instate 2- and 4-year colleges, universities, and vocational schools will be represented. Click here to see the flyer and get a QR code to register online (not required, but helpful!).
Out-of-State College Fair at Monarch H.S., Louisville, Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Click here for a list of over 200 schools attending from around the country.

Athletics

Winter Sports (boys and girls basketball, girls swimming, and wrestling) officially begin on November 9th.  All students will need to have paid their fees and filed paperwork with Ms. Lehman BEFORE practice starts.  Click here for more information.

There will be an all-winter sport parent/student meeting on Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the large gym.

Interested in Girls Swimming? Head Coach, Debbie Stewart will be holding preseason swimming clinics at the Longmont YMCA.  Clinics will be held every Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday starting October 16th through Nov. 8th.  Times will be from 3:15 until 4:15 p.m.  Either pay as you go $4.00 each or $42.00 if you commit to the whole 4 weeks (Payable to Debbie Stewart).  Contact coach Debbie via email (debbie@terastorm.com) if you are interested.

Help raise funds for the Tennis Team.  Click on the attached link for more information.  Tennis

RABC

Join the RABC.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.  If every family in Silver Creek joined, it would provide $20,000 towards our programs.  The next meeting is Monday October 22nd at 6:00p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.  Our guest speaker is our amazing librarian, Phil Goerner.  Come and hear about the Clubs he sponsors.

Help Needed for Concessions for Saturday’s Football Game at Everly Montgomery.
We are in need of 4 people willing to work concessions tomorrow.  We have 3 open shifts for 2:30-close.
Please contact me ASAP if you are willing to work.  The slot payout can go to your choice of activity.
Thank you.  Kaydene Hubert
RABC Concessions
rabcconcessions@gmail.com
303-845-2290

Also – if you are at all interested in being the Concessions CEO for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact me as well.  We would like to start training asap for this open position.

E-Books  $10
You can designate a classroom, sport, club, or activity to receive the profit from the books.  Just stop by the school store (Thursday 10-1) and pick up a book or order online at silvercreekstore.org.   Let’s raise money for our school and save money at the same time!!!  $20 at King Soopers…..you make money on the deal!

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

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

School Store:  Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order online at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.

High School Football in St. Vrain will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz”
Our Home games will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz” from Everly Montgomery Field.

SCOPA

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

Tickets for the fall play “You Can’t Take it With You” go on sale this Friday Oct 19th.

Students will be selling tickets and information for ticket sales is on SCOPANEWS.ORG.

ROYAL MADRIGAL Feast 2012
Ticket sales begin on Friday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket order forms will be available in the SCHS Main Office beginning Monday, October 22, and at the following Silver Creek Performing Arts events:
· SCHS Orchestra Concert, October 19
· Choir Concert, October 23
· “You Can’t Take It With You” fall drama, November 8-10

Order forms will also be available online to download at www.scopanews.org

Madrigal dates and details:
Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 p.m.  Dessert-only performance. Cost is reduced to $12 students, $14 adults
Saturday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. Dinner Performance ($20 students, $22 adults)

Online ticket sales using a credit card via PayPal are available at www.scopanews.org (PayPal link will be enabled Friday evening, October 19). Paper order forms, with payment to SCOPA, will be accepted at Performing Arts events noted above and in the SCHS office with receptionist, Lois Davis. These forms require payment by check or cash only. // (The sole form of electronic payment is via PayPal and credit card.) Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please order early to ensure the best possible table. Your table placement is determined by the date and time of your ticket order (PayPal sales and hand delivered order forms with payment, are all date and time stamped upon receipt). Any subsequent ticket orders may not be able to be seated with the original ticket orders. All efforts will be made to seat your subsequent ticket purchases together; however, there are no guarantees. //

NOTE: Acceptance of order forms in the SCHS office, and PayPal payments online, will END at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2012. A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door one hour before each show.

Oct 19th – Orchestra Concert at 8:00 p.m. at Silver Creek High.
Oct 23rd – Fall Choir Concert at 7:00 p.m. at Silver Creek High.
Oct 24th – St Vrain Valley District Choir Festival 7:00 p.m. at Longmont High.
Oct 20th – Senior Day during the football game at Longmont High from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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

Yearbook

Senior pictures are due by November 1st. Submit your pictures through the yearbook link on the Silver Creek High School homepage or on a disc.  Quotes are FREE, but must be under 25 words. See Ms.Boardman with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Sometimes the best pictures occur when you aren’t posing. Show your Raptor spirit by uploading pictures YOU want included in our yearbook to Replayit.com.  The link is located on the Silver Creek Yearbook website, can be found on our SCHS homepage, or you can download the Replayit app!

Weekly blog for October 12th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 12th

Raptor Families,
This fall has brought about many accomplishments by both our students and staff.  We are all very proud of the effort being given to make Silver Creek High School an excellent high school!
Some of the many accolades include the announcement of thirteen Advanced Placement Scholars.  This accomplishment denotes students having taken at least three AP tests and having achieved a score of three or better.  Many students took far more than the requisite three tests to achieve this honor. Besides our AP Scholars, on Monday night we will be inducting fifty-two new members into our National Honor Society.  This prestigious honor is offered to students who uphold the highest values of scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship.

While our list of accomplishments continues to grow — including such awards as the number one ranked library in the state of Colorado, a diamond designation for teacher Kristin Holtz by the National Speech and Forensics League, four more teachers becoming certified to offer Advanced Placement classes, state ranked athletic teams, our greatest number of all-state musician selections, and don’t forget about our Marching Zombies being featured on the Travel Channel October 21 at 7:00 p.m. — we are not without our challenges.

This year we are experiencing larger class sizes.  Some academic classes have 35-38 students in them.  I applaud the efforts of our teachers to maintain student engagement and continue increasing academic achievement in these unprecedented times for Silver Creek. While last year we were able to stave off the increased class size in the 9/10 grades, that is no longer the reality.  As I have spoken to our school board, the Longmont Chamber of Commerce and those who attended the “Debates” held at Silver Creek last week; our biggest challenge at Silver Creek is to continue offering an excellent educational product preparing kids with choices for their future, while at the same time experiencing a continued reduction in state educational budgets.

I invite you to be part of our Accountability Committee as we examine the complexities of budget, staffing, curriculum and social issues that impact our school.  I also invite you to help work with our Parent Organizations.  SCOPA and RABC would love to see you as a member or as a participant in their weekly Bingo sessions.  Our Silver Creek Education Foundation could also use your support as we fundraise for classrooms Brick Buy Brick.

Our staff has embraced the challenges that we face.  We are motivated and working S.M.A.R.T. to implement our professional goals within departments and with all teachers.  Be on the lookout as we intend to share these goals in an upcoming weekly update.  Also, be on the lookout for an incredible learning opportunity we’ve been working on with our local and national technology companies “Silver Creek Mobile App Hackathon 2012”, coming in December.

A HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful students, staff, parents and community partners in making Silver Creek a leader amongst high schools!

Erick Finnestead
Principal

Wanted:  Parents for Accountability Committee

Silver Creek’s first accountability meeting is set for Thursday, October 25, 2:30 p.m.  We will be providing state-of-the-school information, ranging from programming to test scores to finances, etc.  Any parents interested in serving on the committee are invited; please e-mail assistant principal, Eric Ottem (ottem_eric@svvsd.org) so we can choose a room to fit the crowd and provide enough copies of reports.

Help us to refresh our mission statement!

Parents, please help us to refresh our mission statement.  Our current mission statement was created several years back when Silver Creek did not have many of the great scholastic opportunities we have today.  This mission statement review is the culminating work of student, parent and staff committees.  Please click on the following LINK and help us to refine the mission statement for Silver Creek High School.

End of Quarter 1 Progress Grades

After Thursday, October 11th, Infinite Campus will show your students progress grade for Quarter 1.  This is an “in-progress” grade and will stay in IC for a month.  Eligibility is posted weekly except during progress grade times.  Please contact the individual teacher if you have questions about a particular grade.  You can print your own unofficial progress report card through “reports” within your infinite campus access.

Grade Categories:
S1 Progress: Where your student is currently at in the gradebook as of October 11th.
S1 Eligibility: Weekly grade posting throughout the semester.
S1 Semester: Ongoing grade scores

Collegiate Prep Test Day

One of our priorities (and an area in which we have received the highest possible marks in state accountability) is preparing students for success after high school.  For over ninety percent of Silver Creek graduates, the future begins with college.  And since entrance into most colleges (as well as vocational placement) entails success on standardized tests like the ACT and SAT, we have instituted Collegiate PrepTest Day for all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  The 9th and 10th grade assessments are aligned with (and created by) the ACT, so the data provides an indication of where students are, how much they’ve grown, and the practice helps our students become more comfortable with standardized testing formats.

On Wednesday October 17th, all students will participate in their grade-specific test.  Test fees can be paid via  RevTrak, or by cash/check in the counseling office.

Freshmen will take the EXPLORE test, which includes a non-testing section devoted to career interests. The fee for the EXPLORE test is $10.  EXPLORE

Sophomores will take the PLAN test, test number two in the ACT sequence, which not only projects a student’s likely score on the ACT, but also addresses ways for students to improve before they take the mandatory ACT as juniors in April of 2014. The PLAN also contains an interest inventory which follows on the EXPLORE’s diagnostic and provides still more information on potential careers and college majors. The fee for the PLAN test is $12.  PLAN

Juniors will take the PSAT. A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT “measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills (see PSAT website link below).  This test doesn’t require you to recall specific facts from your classes. Besides helping students prepare for both the ACT and the SAT, the PSAT is also the measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility. For the past several years, Silver Creek has boasted at least one National Merit Semi-finalist, which continues to enhance our academic reputation as one of the top 5% of all high schools in the nation.  The fee for the PSAT is $15.  PSAT

Seniors attend classes  beginning at 11:24 a.m.

TESTING DAY BELL SCHEDULE

 7:15 – 10:30
Test window for EXPLORE & PLAN tests…
Proctors will start with the Needs Assessment, Background Information, Interest Inventory section between 7:15 & 7:30 and should begin actual testing no later than 8:30…  The earliest release time (other than Juniors for the PSAT) should be 10:25…

10:25 – 11:24      Lunch
11:24 – 12:03   5th  block
12:08 – 12:47   6th  block
12:52 – 1:31     7th  block
1:36 – 2:15       8th block

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Don’t miss this terrific opportunity!  This year the Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms “Brick-Buy-Brick”.  This is a new spin on engraved bricks.  We will be using engraved Colorado Red Sandstone.  Be sure to get in on the initial offering at the most prime location as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. AND WHAT A PERFECT GIFT TO CELEBRATE GRADUATING SENIORS.  Click on the following LINK to view the brochure for our Brick-Buy-Brick Fundraiser.  Brick samples can be seen in the main office.

Seniors

On Friday October 19th Jostens will be here to visit with Seniors regarding their cap and gown orders. Seniors will meet in the auditorium at 9:30a.m. for a brief presentation and to pick up order forms. Orders are due back on Thursday October 25th or Friday October 26th to receive the discounted price. This is a very important meeting for seniors regarding graduation and all seniors need to be present.

Counseling Corner

FALL IS COLLEGE FAIR SEASON!
The following college events are coming up within our school district and in the surrounding area. While many wait until their junior or senior year to start their college searches, we strongly encourage ALL families to take advantage of these opportunities to start researching college options. Advance preparation can lead to more options, better decision-making, more programming and scholarship opportunities. We hope you find time to attend the event(s) that suit your needs!
For college fairs, please be aware that most have instituted a new registration program. This online process can help families save time from filling out cards for every school they want information from. To learn more about the program and how to register, click here.
What is a College Fair? How to make the most of a college fair, including sample questions to ask college representatives.
College Day/Night Fair at Longmont HS, Nov. 1, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Instate 2- and 4-year colleges, universities, and vocational schools will be represented. Click here to see the flyer and get a QR code to register online (not required, but helpful!).
Out-of-State College Fair at Monarch H.S., Louisville, Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Click here for a list of over 200 schools attending from around the country.

JUNIORS – REGISTER FOR THE PSAT!
As part of Silver Creek’s College Prep Test Day, the PSAT will be administered on the morning of Wed., Oct. 17th. Juniors must sign up to take the test on the Silver Creek website, just click on the PSAT link by September 28th to register. The cost of the test is $15, payable by cash or check (made out to SCHS) to Mrs. Chopp in the Counseling Office.
If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dC1vMVAzdHdnbWwxNUdwUllBOE9WNkE6MA

Seniors: If you are considering taking/re-taking the SAT, here are the first few test dates and their registration deadlines:

SAT Test Date                        Registration Deadline
Nov. 3                                            Oct. 7
Please note that for security reasons, tests now require that you upload a photo of yourself in order to register! This will add time to your registration process, so be prepared. Also, there have been some changes to their policies regarding stand-by testing. Please access their websites (below) for details. Good luck on your tests!
www.actstudent.org
www.collegeboard.org

College Representative Visits

University of Denver – October 16th at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up with Mrs. Chopp in the counseling office if you would like to attend the brief yet informational meeting.

Athletics

Boys Golf Update:  Congratulations to the boy’s golf team!  They finished their 2012 season with the Northern Conference title, the Regional Title and a 3rd place finish at the State Tournament.

Silver Creek Golfer, Jack Adolfson, was named an HP Scholastic Junior All-American.  Click here for the press release on this outstanding award.

Boys Tennis Update:  For the first time in school history, the boys tennis team claimed the Regional Championship Title. The team prevailed over rival, Broomfield High School, with a 66 point total.  The squad will head to Pueblo for the State Championship next weekend!

Boys Soccer Update:  On Tuesday, October 2nd, the Silver Creek Boys Soccer team hosted Longmont High School at Everly-Montgomery Stadium. The game was played in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Silver Creek Athletics donated $335 for Childhood Cancer Awareness to the Children’s Hospital.

Girls Soccer is having an informational meeting in the IMC on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. for all girls (and their parents/guardians) interested in playing soccer for SCHS in the spring. Coach Pat Monacelli will be sharing information about optional winter trainings, upcoming fundraisers, expectations and winter indoor soccer.
Students should also email their contact information to Adria Repp at adralynn@yahoo.com.

Winter Sports (boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling) officially begin on November 9th.  All students will need to have paperwork on file & fees paid with Ms. Lehman BEFORE practice starts.  Click here for more information.

Interested in Girls Swimming? Head Coach, Debbie Stewart will be holding preseason swimming clinics at the Longmont YMCA.  Clinics will be held every Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday starting October 16th through Nov. 8th.  Times will be from 3:15 until 4:15 p.m.  Either pay as you go $4.00 each or $42.00 if you commit to the whole 4 weeks (Payable to Debbie Stewart).  Contact coach Debbie via email (debbie@terastorm.com) if you are interested.

The Silver Creek Girls Softball and Girls Basketball are having a fundraiser on October 12th at the Greenbriar Inn  .  See the attached flyer for more information

RABC

Raptor Activities Booster Club
Every year we hear that we are facing yet another state budget cut in education and the activities at Silver Creek take their fair share of the hit.  Currently, our athletic programs receive state/district funding that provides for an internal school operating budget of $18,000. Funding is also provided to help cover the expense of most in-state travel and officials, when athletic fees may not. The remainder of expenses are met through fund-raising events sponsored by the various teams or through the Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC).  RABC has also grown quite active in providing financial support to clubs and organizations throughout Silver Creek.  When the needs can’t be met, families are left picking up the expenses or the programs get cut.

How can you help?
1.  The most lucrative RABC fund raiser is, by far, our weekly Bingo sessions.  Historically, Bingo has brought in approximately $50,000 a year to RABC.  Through these funds we were able to purchase supplies for our athletic trainer, volleyball nets, folding chairs, basketball hoops, football headsets, event loudspeakers, wrestling mats, cheer mats, a defibrillator… the list goes on and on.  However, our ability to continue doing this in the future is dependent on a strong volunteer base and a large group of bingo players.  The health of our Bingo program will directly impact our athletic program and critical activities.
2.  Join the RABC.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.  If every family in Silver Creek joined, it would provide $20,000 towards our programs.

E-Books  $10
You can designate a classroom, sport, club, or activity to receive the profit from the books.  Just stop by the school store (Thursday 10-1) and pick up a book or order on-line at silvercreekstore.org.   Let’s raise money for our school and save money at the same time!!!  $20 at King Soopers…..you make money on the deal!

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

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

School Store:  Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order on-line at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.

High School Football in St. Vrain will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz”
Our Home games will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz” from Everly Montgomery Field.

SCLA

The Silver Creek Leadership Academy is a busy part of SCHS.  Ever wondered who we are and what we do? It’s easy to find out!
Weekly blog at: sclaweekly/blogspot.com
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/svvsd.org/scla/home
Twitter: www.twitter.com/silvercreekLA

SCOPA

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

Oct 12th – Marching band Zombie show performance at the half time of foot ball game – Longmont High
Oct 13th – Speech and Debate Tournament in Greeley at Northridge High 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Oct 19th – Orchestra Concert at 8:00p.m. at Silver Creek High.
Oct 23rd – Fall Choir Concert at 7:00p.m. at Silver Creek High.
Oct 24th – St Vrain Valley District Choir Festival 7:00 pm at Longmont High.

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

Yearbook

Senior pictures are due by  November 1st. Submit your pictures through the yearbook link on the Silver Creek High School homepage or on a disc.  Quotes are FREE, but must be under 25 words. See Ms.Boardman with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Sometimes the best pictures occur when you aren’t posing. Show your Raptor spirit by uploading pictures YOU want included in our yearbook to Replayit.com.  The link is located on the Silver Creek Yearbook website, can be found on our SCHS homepage, or you can download the Replayit app!

This is an important reminder for parents of SILVER CREEK High School seniors. The FINAL deadline for submitting your child’s senior yearbook baby ad is coming up very soon, on Thursday, October 18th. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. For more information, please visit TheYearbookCompany.com or call 951-274-9561. Again, the website is TheYearbookCompany.com, or you can call 951-274-9561 for more details.

Fines/Fees

Fees can now be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office.  Refer questions to Lois Davis at 720-494-3721.

2012-2013 Silver Creek Calendar

Weekly blog for October 5th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 5th

Wanted:  Parents for Accountability Committee

Silver Creek’s first accountability meeting is set for Thursday, October 25, 2:30 p.m.  We will be providing state-of-the-school information, ranging from programming to test scores to finances, etc.  Any parents interested in serving on the committee are invited; please e-mail assistant principal, Eric Ottem (ottem_eric@svvsd.org) so we can choose a room to fit the crowd and provide enough copies of reports.

SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE

The Silver Creek High School Education Foundation is hosting school board President, John Creighton, on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:00 a.m.    Please join us in the IMC from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. for an update from the Board.  A representative of Grassroots St Vrain will also provide an update on their current activities and opportunities for parent volunteers.

Conferences

Silver Creek Parent/Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, October 10th (A-L) and Thursday, October 11th (M-Z), from 2:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. both days.

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday October 12th.

Help us to refresh our mission statement!

Parents, please help us to refresh our mission statement.  Our current mission statement was created several years back when Silver Creek did not have many of the great scholastic opportunities we have today.  This mission statement review is the culminating work of student, parent and staff committees.  Please click on the following LINK and help us to refine the mission statement for Silver Creek High School.

Collegiate Prep Test Day

One of our priorities (and an area in which we have received the highest possible marks in state accountability) is preparing students for success after high school.  For over ninety percent of Silver Creek graduates, the future begins with college.  And since entrance into most colleges (as well as vocational placement) entails success on standardized tests like the ACT and SAT, we have instituted Collegiate PrepTest Day for all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  The 9th and 10th grade assessments are aligned with (and created by) the ACT, so the data provides an indication of where students are, how much they’ve grown, and the practice helps our students become more comfortable with standardized testing formats.

On Wednesday October 17th, all students will participate in their grade-specific test.  Test fees can be paid via  RevTrak, or by cash/check in the counseling office.

Freshmen will take the EXPLORE test, which includes a non-testing section devoted to career interests. The fee for the EXPLORE test is $10.  EXPLORE

Sophomores will take the PLAN test, test number two in the ACT sequence, which not only projects a student’s likely score on the ACT, but also addresses ways for students to improve before they take the mandatory ACT as juniors in April of 2014. The PLAN also contains an interest inventory which follows on the EXPLORE’s diagnostic and provides still more information on potential careers and college majors. The fee for the PLAN test is $12.  PLAN

Juniors will take the PSAT. A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT “measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills (see PSAT website link below).  This test doesn’t require you to recall specific facts from your classes. Besides helping students prepare for both the ACT and the SAT, the PSAT is also the measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility. For the past several years, Silver Creek has boasted at least one National Merit Semi-finalist, which continues to enhance our academic reputation as one of the top 5% of all high schools in the nation.  The fee for the PSAT is $15.  PSAT

Seniors will attend a class meeting from 9:15-10:30.  They’ll receive information about Commitment to Graduate – C2G

School Board Update/Education Foundation

The Silver Creek High School Education Foundation is hosting school board President, John Creighton, on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:00 a.m.    Please join us in the IMC from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. for an update from the Board.  A representative of Grassroots St. Vrain will also provide an update on their current activities and opportunities for parent volunteers.

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

Don’t miss this terrific opportunity!  This year the Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms “Brick-Buy-Brick”.  This is a new spin on engraved bricks.  We will be using engraved Colorado Red Sandstone.  Be sure to get in on the initial offering at the most prime location as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. AND WHAT A PERFECT GIFT TO CELEBRATE GRADUATING SENIORS.  Click on the following LINK to view the brochure for our Brick-Buy-Brick Fundraiser.  Brick samples can be seen in the main office.

Counseling Corner

FALL IS COLLEGE FAIR SEASON!
The following college events are coming up within our school district and in the surrounding area. While many wait until their junior or senior year to start their college searches, we strongly encourage ALL families to take advantage of these opportunities to start researching college options. Advance preparation can lead to more options, better decision-making, more programming and scholarship opportunities. We hope you find time to attend the event(s) that suit your needs!
For college fairs, please be aware that most have instituted a new registration program. This online process can help families save time from filling out cards for every school they want information from. To learn more about the program and how to register, click here.
What is a College Fair? How to make the most of a college fair, including sample questions to ask college representatives.
College Day/Night Fair at Longmont HS, Nov. 1, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Instate 2- and 4-year colleges, universities, and vocational schools will be represented. Click here to see the flyer and get a QR code to register online (not required, but helpful!).
Out-of-State College Fair at Monarch H.S., Louisville, Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Click here for a list of over 200 schools attending from around the country.

JUNIORS – REGISTER FOR THE PSAT!
As part of Silver Creek’s College Prep Test Day, the PSAT will be administered on the morning of Wed., Oct. 17th. Juniors must sign up to take the test on the Silver Creek website, just click on the PSAT link by September 28th to register. The cost of the test is $15, payable by cash or check (made out to SCHS) to Mrs. Chopp in the Counseling Office.
If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dC1vMVAzdHdnbWwxNUdwUllBOE9WNkE6MA

Seniors: If you are considering taking/re-taking the SAT, here are the first few test dates and their registration deadlines:

SAT Test Date                        Registration Deadline
Nov. 3                                            Oct. 7
Please note that for security reasons, tests now require that you upload a photo of yourself in order to register! This will add time to your registration process, so be prepared. Also, there have been some changes to their policies regarding stand-by testing. Please access their websites (below) for details. Good luck on your tests!
www.actstudent.org
www.collegeboard.org

College Representative Visits

The following colleges/universities will have representatives here next week.  Please sign up with Mrs. Chopp in the counseling office if you are interested in attending their informational meetings.

University of Washington – Tuesday, October 9 @1:00 p.m.
St. Olaf College – Tuesday, October 9 @1:45 p.m.
Stephens University – Thursday, October 11 @ 7:30 a.m.

Mrs. Chopp also has information on a babysitting job for a four-year-old boy in Longmont Estates. Student must have his/her own transportation. CPR/First Aid training preferred but not a must. Please see Mrs. Chopp  in the counseling office if you are interested.

Athletics

Boys Golf Update:  Congratulations to the boy’s golf team!  They finished their 2012 season with the Northern Conference title, the Regional Title and a 3rd place finish at the State Tournament.

Silver Creek Golfer, Jack Adolfson, was named an HP Scholastic Junior All-American.  Click here for the press release on this outstanding award.

Boys Tennis Update:  For the first time in school history, the boys tennis team claimed the Regional Championship Title. The team prevailed over rival, Broomfield High School, with a 66 point total.  The squad will head to Pueblo for the State Championship next weekend!

Boys Soccer Update:  On Tuesday, October 2nd, the Silver Creek Boys Soccer team hosted Longmont High School at Everly-Montgomery Stadium. The game was played in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Silver Creek Athletics donated $335 for Childhood Cancer Awareness to the Children’s Hospital.

Girls Soccer is having an informational meeting in the IMC on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. for all girls (and their parents/guardians) interested in playing soccer for SCHS in the spring. Coach Pat Monacelli will be sharing information about optional winter trainings, upcoming fundraisers, expectations and winter indoor soccer.
Students should also email their contact information to Adria Repp at adralynn@yahoo.com.

Winter Sports (boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling) officially begin on November 9th.  All students will need to have paperwork on file & fees paid with Ms. Lehman BEFORE practice starts.  Click here for more information.

Interested in Girls Swimming? Head Coach, Debbie Stewart will be holding preseason swimming clinics at the Longmont YMCA.  Clinics will be held every Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday starting October 16th through Nov. 8th.  Times will be from 3:15 until 4:15 p.m.  Either pay as you go $4.00 each or $42.00 if you commit to the whole 4 weeks (Payable to Debbie Stewart).  Contact coach Debbie via email (debbie@terastorm.com) if you are interested.

Peace and Service for Africa (PSA) Fundraiser

Parents and students, come join us this Tuesday at Basil Flats! Peace and Service for Africa is having a fundraiser at Basil Flats this Tuesday, October 9th from 4-9. When you dine at Basil Flats tell them that you are there for PSA at SCHS and 25% of the proceeds will support our cause. The money will go to help Dominic go to medical school in Meru, Kenya.

Email Justelle Grandsaert if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.
grandsaert_justelle@svvsd.org

RABC

Raptor Activities Booster Club
Every year we hear that we are facing yet another state budget cut in education and the activities at Silver Creek take their fair share of the hit.  Currently, our athletic programs receive state/district funding that provides for an internal school operating budget of $18,000. Funding is also provided to help cover the expense of most in-state travel and officials, when athletic fees may not. The remainder of expenses are met through fund-raising events sponsored by the various teams or through the Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC).  RABC has also grown quite active in providing financial support to clubs and organizations throughout Silver Creek.  When the needs can’t be met, families are left picking up the expenses or the programs get cut.

How can you help?
1.  The most lucrative RABC fund raiser is, by far, our weekly Bingo sessions.  Historically, Bingo has brought in approximately $50,000 a year to RABC.  Through these funds we were able to purchase supplies for our athletic trainer, volleyball nets, folding chairs, basketball hoops, football headsets, event loudspeakers, wrestling mats, cheer mats, a defibrillator… the list goes on and on.  However, our ability to continue doing this in the future is dependent on a strong volunteer base and a large group of bingo players.  The health of our Bingo program will directly impact our athletic program and critical activities.
2.  Join the RABC.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.  If every family in Silver Creek joined, it would provide $20,000 towards our programs.

E-Books  $10
You can designate a classroom, sport, club, or activity to receive the profit from the books.  Just stop by the school store (Thursday 10-1) and pick up a book or order on-line at silvercreekstore.org.   Let’s raise money for our school and save money at the same time!!!  $20 at King Soopers…..you make money on the deal!

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

Bingo Help!
Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We hold Bingo every Wednesday night from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.
Volunteers are usually on a 4 week rotation and the schedule is put out in 4 Month intervals.  We are in need of the following positions:
Floor Workers – Volunteers walk the floor selling bingo games and check to see if “Bingos” are correct.
Pickle Seller – Volunteers sell pull tabs.
Cashiers – This is a trained position; these are the people who show up first and are the last to leave.

School Store:  Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
You may order on-line at silvercreekstore.org and pick up your items on Thursday.

High School Football in St. Vrain will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz”
Our Home games will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz” from Everly Montgomery Field.

SCLA

The Silver Creek Leadership Academy is a busy part of SCHS.  Ever wondered who we are and what we do? It’s easy to find out!
Weekly blog at: sclaweekly/blogspot.com
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/svvsd.org/scla/home
Twitter: www.twitter.com/silvercreekLA

SCOPA

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

The next SCOPA meeting will be on Tuesday Oct 9th from 6:00 – 7:00 in the choir room.
St Vrain Band night is on Oct 10th at 7:00 pm at Longmont High.
Silver Creek Debate has a tournament on October 13th and 20th.
There is a choir concert  October 23rd.
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!

Yearbook

Senior pictures are due by  November 1st. Submit your pictures through the yearbook link on the Silver Creek High School homepage or on a disc.  Quotes are FREE, but must be under 25 words. See Ms. Boardman with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Sometimes the best pictures occur when you aren’t posing. Show your Raptor spirit by uploading pictures YOU want included in our yearbook to Replayit.com.  The link is located on the Silver Creek Yearbook website, can be found on our SCHS homepage, or you can download the Replayit app!

Fines/Fees

Fees can now be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office.  Refer questions to Lois Davis at 720-494-3721.

2012-2013 Silver Creek Calendar

Weekly blog for September 28th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 28th

Help us to refresh our mission statement!

Parents, please help us to refresh our mission statement.  Our current mission statement was created several years back when Silver Creek did not have many of the great scholastic opportunities we have today.  This mission statement review is the culminating work of student, parent and staff committees.  Please click on the following LINK and help us to refine the mission statement for Silver Creek High School.

Collegiate Prep Test Day

One of our priorities (and an area in which we have received the highest possible marks in state accountability) is preparing students for success after high school.  For over ninety percent of Silver Creek graduates, the future begins with college.  And since entrance into most colleges (as well as vocational placement) entails success on standardized tests like the ACT and SAT, we have instituted Collegiate PrepTest Day for all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  The 9th and 10th grade assessments are aligned with (and created by) the ACT, so the data provides an indication of where students are, how much they’ve grown, and the practice helps our students become more comfortable with standardized testing formats.

On Wednesday October 17th, all students will participate in their grade-specific test.  Test fees can be paid via  RevTrak, or by cash/check in the counseling office.

 Freshmen will take the EXPLORE test, which includes a non-testing section devoted to career interests. The fee for the EXPLORE test is $10.  EXPLORE

Sophomores will take the PLAN test, test number two in the ACT sequence, which not only projects a student’s likely score on the ACT, but also addresses ways for students to improve before they take the mandatory ACT as juniors in April of 2014. The PLAN also contains an interest inventory which follows on the EXPLORE’s diagnostic and provides still more information on potential careers and college majors. The fee for the PLAN test is $12.  PLAN

Juniors will take the PSAT. A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT “measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills (see PSAT website link below).  This test doesn’t require you to recall specific facts from your classes. Besides helping students prepare for both the ACT and the SAT, the PSAT is also the measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility. For the past several years, Silver Creek has boasted at least one National Merit Semi-finalist, which continues to enhance our academic reputation as one of the top 5% of all high schools in the nation.  The fee for the PSAT is $15.  PSAT

Seniors will attend a class meeting from 9:15-10:30.  They’ll receive information about Commitment to Graduate – C2G – and take home order forms for their caps and gowns.  C2G

October Count

Raptor Families, in the state of Colorado our funding per pupil is determined by a count that occurs the last week in September and first week in October.  This is known as the October Count.  It is imperative that your child have good attendance everyday to fulfill his/her academic achievement and it is ever more important that your child demonstrate excellent attendance during this two week window as it directly impacts our operating budget.  Please plan to schedule appointments outside of this timeframe or outside of the school day.  Thank you for your support in your child’s daily attendance.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. GOERNER  AND MS. HOGAN

SILVER CREEK LIBRARY NAMED COLORADO LIBRARY OF THE YEAR

This award is given to the top library in Colorado, including all schools K-University and independent public libraries.  This truly is an honor!!! This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments by the Colorado library or library district during the past year.  The Nominations are based upon the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of noteworthy customer service.
  • Community outreach and programming that results in significant increases in circulation, library visits, and/or library card registrations.
  • Creative and effective partnerships with teachers, faculty, or others working within the same institution
  • Innovative ideas and contributions that enhance the library experience.
  • Significant leadership in support of Colorado Libraries
  • Creative use of resources (staff, money, community contacts, supplies, volunteers, etc.) which allows the library to provide excellent services.

!!!!Brick Buy Brick!!!!

You don’t want to be left out on this terrific opportunity!  This year the Silver Creek Education Foundation is funding our classrooms “Brick-Buy-Brick”.  This is a new spin on engraved bricks.  We will be using engraved Colorado Red Sandstone.  Be sure to get in on the initial offering at the most prime location as we begin replacement of our front walkway with the engraved sandstone. AND WHAT A PERFECT GIFT TO CELEBRATE GRADUATING SENIORS.  Click on the following LINK to view the brochure for our Brick-Buy-Brick Fundraiser.  Brick samples can be seen in the main office.

LATE START Schedule

There is a late start on Wednesday October 3rd.  School starts at 9:45a.m. and buses will run 2½ hours later than normal time.

Counseling Corner

JUNIORS – REGISTER FOR THE PSAT! As part of Silver Creek’s College Prep Test Day, the PSAT will be administered on the morning of Wed., Oct. 17th. Juniors must sign up to take the test on the Silver Creek website, just click on the PSAT link by September 28th to register. The cost of the test is $15, payable by cash or check (made out to SCHS) to Ms. Monteil in the Counseling Office. If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dC1vMVAzdHdnbWwxNUdwUllBOE9WNkE6MA

Seniors: If you are considering taking/re-taking the SAT, here are the first few test dates and their registration deadlines:

SAT Test Date                        Registration Deadline

Nov. 3                                            Oct. 7

Please note that for security reasons, tests now require that you upload a photo of yourself in order to register! This will add time to your registration process, so be prepared. Also, there have been some changes to their policies regarding stand-by testing. Please access their websites (below) for details. Good luck on your tests! www.actstudent.org www.collegeboard.org

College Representative Visits

The following colleges/universities will have representatives here next week.  Please sign up with Ms. Monteil in the counseling office if you are interested in attending their informational meetings

 Montana State University – Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:30 a.m.

Emory University – Tuesday, October 2nd at 1:30 p.m.

 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs – Wednesday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m.

University of Evansville – Thursday, October 4th at 10:00 a.m.

Ms. Monteil also has information on a babysitting job for a four-year-old boy in Longmont Estates. Student must have his/her own transportation. CPR/First Aid training preferred but not a must. Please see Ms. Monteil in the counseling office if you are interested.

Speaking of Ms. Monteil…… a personal note from her……..

Hello families of Silver Creek,

I am so sad to share the news that my run here at Silver Creek is coming to a finish.

I will be trading in my school seal for a post hole digger. 🙂  I’m slightly kidding, but I am leaving this beautiful state of Colorado and moving up to the other beautiful state of Montana where I will have an abundance of acreage to relax on and enjoy.

My last full day is today, September 28th but I plan to be here half days for the next couple of weeks so as to smooth the transition to the new Registrar.  It is a very bittersweet move for me as I have loved, Loved, LOVED working both here at Silver Creek and at Altona which is where I met many of you wonderful families.

Please stop by in the next few weeks and say good bye.  I would love to see you.

RABC

Raptor Activities Booster Club Every year we hear that we are facing yet another state budget cut in education and the activities at Silver Creek take their fair share of the hit.  Currently, our athletic programs receive state/district funding that provides for an internal school operating budget of $18,000. Funding is also provided to help cover the expense of most in-state travel and officials, when athletic fees may not. The remainder of expenses are met through fund-raising events sponsored by the various teams or through the Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC).  RABC has also grown quite active in providing financial support to clubs and organizations throughout Silver Creek.  When the needs can’t be met, families are left picking up the expenses or the programs get cut.

How can you help?

1.  The most lucrative RABC fund raiser is, by far, our weekly Bingo sessions.  Historically, Bingo has brought in approximately $50,000 a year to RABC.  Through these funds we were able to purchase supplies for our athletic trainer, volleyball nets, folding chairs, basketball hoops, football headsets, event loudspeakers, wrestling mats, cheer mats, a defibrillator… the list goes on and on.  However, our ability to continue doing this in the future is dependent on a strong volunteer base and a large group of bingo players.  The health of our Bingo program will directly impact our athletic program and critical activities.

2.  Join the RABC.  Membership cost is only $20 per family per year.  If every family in Silver Creek joined, it would provide $20,000 towards our programs.

 E-Books  $10

Bob Banning is leading the way with the profit from 30 books being donated to Boys Basketball.  Remember, you can designate a classroom, sport, club, or activity to receive the profit from the books.  Just stop by the school store (Thursday 10-1) and pick up a book or order on-line at silvercreekstore.org.   Lets raise money for our school and save money at the same time!!!  $20 at King Soopers…..you make money on the deal!

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

Bingo Help! Bingo is a huge fundraiser for our school and our athletic department.  We hold Bingo every Wednesday night from 5:30 until about 9:00 at the Longmont Bingo hall 640 19th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501. Volunteers are usually on a 4 week rotation and the schedule is put out in 4 Month intervals.  We are in need of the following positions:

Floor Workers – Volunteers walk the floor selling bingo games and check to see if “Bingo’s” are correct

Pickle Seller – Volunteers Sell pull tabs

Cashiers – This is a trained position, these are the people Who show up first and are the last to leave.

Any cross country or track families (adults and kids can volunteer) who are interested, write me back and I will help put you on the schedule.

 School Store: Open weekly, Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may order on-line at silvercreekstore.organd pick up your items on Thursday.

High School Football in St. Vrain will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz” Our Home games will be broadcast on KRCN 1060 “The Biz” from Everly Montgomery Field.

SCLA

Join SCLA and the Longmont Chamber of Commerce for the candidate debates here at SCHS on Monday, Oct  1st at 5pm.  Candidates Brandon Shaffer and Cory Gardner will be part of the evening along with candidates for house district 11 and 12, RTD, County Commissioners and many others.  Also, tables will be set up in the cafeteria to get info on ballot issues including the mill levy, fracking and other important topics.  The event is free and open to the public! Come be a more informed voter!

The Silver Creek Leadership Academy is a busy part of SCHS.  Ever wondered who we are and what we do? It’s easy to find out! Weekly blog at: sclaweekly/blogspot.com Website: https://sites.google.com/a/svvsd.org/scla/home Twitter: www.twitter.com/silvercreekLA

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for the Performing Arts) supports the staff and students of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities. The next SCOPA meeting will be on Tuesday Oct 9th from 6:00 – 7:00 in the choir room.

St Vrain Band night is on Oct 10th at 7:00 pm at Longmont High.

Silver Creek Debate has a tournament on October 13th and 20th.

There is a choir concert  October 23rd.

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!

Yearbook

Seniors, reminder that Senior pictures are due by  November 1st. Submit your pictures through the yearbook link on the Silver Creek High School homepage or on a disc.  Quotes are FREE, but must be under 25 words. See Ms.Boardman with any questions, comments, or concerns. Sometimes the best pictures occur when you aren’t posing. Show your Raptor spirit by uploading pictures YOU want included in our yearbook toReplayit.com.  The link located on the Silver Creek Yearbook website, found on our SCHS homepage, or you can download the Replayit app!

It Can Wait

Take the pledge now at the following link http://www.itcanwait.org/.  This campaign is sponsored by AT&T to reduce the all-too-common occurrence of texting and driving.  Have your teen take the pledge… and you too… today!

Fines/Fees

Fees can now be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office.  Refer questions to Lois Davis at 720-494-3721.

2012-2013 Silver Creek Calendar

FROM THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE…

Parents, if you need to sign your student out during the day, please send him/her to school with a note, signed by you, indicating the time the student needs to leave. Have your student take that note to the attendance office first thing in the morning, where he/she will exchange it for a pink pass that will indicate the time he/she is to be dismissed. The student should present the pass to his/her teacher at the time the student needs to leave, and then sign him/herself out at the attendance window.

Interested in a carpool

Interested in joining a carpool list or have a student who would like to drive other students for some gas money?   If so, please email Tina Martin @ tinar_martin@yahoo.com.   You will be added to the list and will receive updates to the list.   Members are responsible for contacting the people on the list to possibly carpool with the other members.