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

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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.

Weekly blog for September 21st

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 21st

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 extremely 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.

Commitment to Graduate

In this section you will find some very helpful information in your child’s march towards graduation.  The link includes a descriptive list of the benefits of a high school diploma, accompanied by a yearly checklist for each grade level in preparation for college and career readiness.  LINK  By clicking on the following classes (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) you will be presented with a Commitment to Graduate support form for your student, and by signing this, along with three other adults in your child’s life, you will have cultivated a network of academic support. Reports on national graduation rates hover between 65%-75% completion, whereas Silver Creek has a 90% graduation rate.  This exceeds the state and district average, but we want a 100% graduation rate!

!!!!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.

SILVER CREEK SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK

Great news: our school has achieved PERFORMANCE accreditation on our school performance framework.  This measure is distributed by the Colorado Department of Education and takes into account performance on TCAP and Post-Secondary Readiness measures.  Silver Creek ranks first amongst large high schools in SVVSD with this school accreditation report.  Please click on the linkfor further information. TCAP results, Code of Conduct and School Pictures are currently being distributed to your student to bring home.

Homecoming Dance

We are in need of parent chaperones for the homecoming dance on Sat. September 22 8:30-11p.m.. If you are interested or have any questions regarding chaperons please email Mr. Steve McNichols at  mcnichols_steve@svvsd.org

Dance Info Sat. Sept 22 8:30-11p.m. ticket Price $10 Students will be able to purchase tickets at the door.  Student ID’s, tickets and permission slips signed by parents are required for admittance to the dance.

Tailgate Party Tailgate BBQ on Friday –  FREE for all students & faculty – 5:00-6:30p.m. in the SW parking lot at LHS.

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 re-taking the ACT, or taking/re-taking the SAT, here are the first few test dates and their registration deadlines:

ACT Test Date                       Registration Deadline

Oct. 27                                         Sept. 21

SAT Test Date                        Registration Deadline

Oct. 6                                            Sept. 7

Nov. 3                                            Oct. 7

Please note that for security reasons, both 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

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.

 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.

Upcoming Performing Arts events include: Choir performing the National Anthem at the Homecoming football game on Friday, Sept 21st at 7:00 p.m., the Marching Band performing the “Zombie” show at halftime of the Homecoming game, and the Marching band performing at CU Band Days on Saturday, Sept 22nd at 3:45. For more exciting news about the performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.ORG!

RABC

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!

 Next Booster Meeting is Monday, September 24th Guest Speaker:  SCLA  (Leadership Academy) 6:00 p.m. in the library EVERYONE is welcome to attend We would love to have more clubs/activities join Boosters.  It is a great way to raise money for your activity.

 RABC = Raptors Activity Booster Club 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!

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.

The Silver Creek boy’s soccer team is selling Old Chicago Pizza Palz as a fundraiser.  The coupons can be redeemed for ANY large pizza at Old Chicago’s–any location in the U.S.  Value:  $22.  The coupons are good Thursday-Sunday only. The coupons are only $11 each—a bargain! If interested in purchasing coupons, please contact Brian Hardy, Silver Creek student, or call Donna Hardy at (303) 859-0163 to arrange pick up.

                   Picture Retakes/ID’s

 If you missed Picture/Locker day, picture retakes will be Friday, October 5th, from 10:15 – 2:30.

Yearbook

!!SENIORS!!  To take advantage of early bird pricing, senior baby ads are due by September 27th!  Information concerning baby ads should have arrived at your home via the mail.  If you did not receive the information, and your parents are interested in purchasing an ad, please contact Ms. Boardman.

Seniors, reminder that Senior pictures are due by  November 1st. Submit your pictures through the yearbook link on the Silver Creek Hig 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!

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

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

– On Saturday, September 29, 2012, there is a CureSearch Walk in Denver for Childhood Cancer Research.  Students can create teams and register at www.curesearch.org/denver

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.

Weekly blog for September 14th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 14th

Commitment to Graduate

In this section you will find some very helpful information in your child’s march towards graduation.  The link includes a descriptive list of the benefits of a high school diploma, accompanied by a yearly checklist for each grade level in preparation for college and career readiness.  LINK  By clicking on the following classes (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) you will be presented with a Commitment to Graduate support form for your student, and by signing this, along with three other adults in your child’s life, you will have cultivated a network of academic support.
Reports on national graduation rates hover between 65%-75% completion, whereas Silver Creek has a 90% graduation rate.  This exceeds the state and district average, but we want a 100% graduation rate!

SILVER CREEK SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK

Great news: our school has achieved PERFORMANCE accreditation on our school performance framework.  This measure is distributed by the Colorado Department of Education and takes into account performance on TCAP and Post-Secondary Readiness measures.  Silver Creek ranks first amongst large high schools in SVVSD with this school accreditation report.  Please click on the link for further information.

!!!!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.

Homecoming Dance

We are in need of parent chaperons for the homecoming dance on Sat. September 22 8:30-11. If you are interested or have any questions regarding chaperons please email Mr. Steve McNichols at  mcnichols_steve@svvsd.org

Dance Info
Sat. Sept 22 8:30-11
ticket Price $10
Tickets will be on sale starting Tuesday Sept. 18 during both lunches.

Spirit Week starts Monday September 17th:
Monday – College Day
Tuesday – Neon Day
Wednesday – Twin Day
Thursday – Dress to Impress
Friday – Raptor Day

Cookie Donations for tailgate party
It’s that time of year again.  Love to bake??   We need 50 dozen freshly baked cookies and bars for the students’ Homecoming tailgate party at the football stadium on Friday, September 21.     Please contact Pat Carson at mpcarson@comcast.net  if you can make 2 dozen cookies/bars and drop them off at the school front office before 2:30 p.m. on Friday, the 21st.

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 re-taking the ACT, or taking/re-taking the SAT, here are the first few test dates and their registration deadlines:
ACT Test Date                       Registration Deadline
Oct. 27                                         Sept. 21

SAT Test Date                        Registration Deadline
Oct. 6                                            Sept. 7
Nov. 3                                            Oct. 7
Please note that for security reasons, both 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 Representatives at Silver Creek
The following colleges/universities will have representatives at Silver Creek next week.
Sign up with Ms. Monteil in the counseling office if you would like to attend these informational meetings.

Colorado Mesa College – Tuesday, September 18th @ 8:30 a.m.
Johnson & Wales University – Wednesday, September 19th @1:00 p.m.
Bethany College (Linsborg, KS) –  Wednesday, September 19th @ 11:30 a.m.
University of Arizona – Thursday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m.

TCAP Results
Student results from the 2011 TCAPs are available from Ms. Monteil in the counseling office.

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.

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.

Upcoming Performing Arts events include: Choir performing the National Anthem at the Homecoming football game on Friday, Sept 21st at 7:00 p.m., the Marching Band performing the “Zombie” show at halftime of the Homecoming game, and the Marching band performing at CU Band Days on Saturday, Sept 22nd at 3:45.

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

RABC

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!

Homecoming Shirts $10
Last week to purchase your Homecoming shirt!  They are not only for students……parents LOVE them too and they are only $10.  We are out of smalls, but have the rest of the sizes.  Stop by the school store (10-1) or order on-line at silvercreekstore.org

Next Booster Meeting is Monday, September 24th
Guest Speaker:  SCLA  (Leadership Academy)
6:00 p.m. in the library
EVERYONE is welcome to attend
We would love to have more clubs/activities join Boosters.  It is a great way to raise money for your activity.
RABC = Raptors Activity Booster Club

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!

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.

The Silver Creek boy’s soccer team is selling Old Chicago Pizza Palz as a fundraiser.   The coupons can be redeemed for ANY large pizza at Old Chicago’s–any location in the U.S.  Value:  $22.  The coupons are good Thursday-Sunday only. The coupons are only $11 each—a bargain!

If interested in purchasing coupons, please contact Brian Hardy, Silver Creek student, or call Donna Hardy at (303) 859-0163 to arrange pick up.

Homecoming Tailgate BBQ
Interested in helping with the Homecoming Tailgate BBQ for students and faculty?  We need servers, setup, grillers and clean up help on September 21st at Longmont High School parking lot.  Contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcvicepresident@gmail.com if you would be willing to help.

Picture Retakes/ID’s

If you missed Picture/Locker day, picture retakes will be Friday, October 5th, from 10:15 – 2:30. Students that had their pictures taken on Picture/Locker day will have their pictures distributed to Block A2 classes on Monday for students to take home.  If you do not receive your students pictures contact the main office.

Students will also be bringing home Code of Conduct books for parents to review.

Yearbook

SENIOR BABY ADS!!  Place your order for Senior baby ads by September 27th and you will receive an early bird discount!!  Click on this link for more information:
www.theyearbookcompany.com

2012-2013 Yearbooks are on sale NOW!! Secure your early bird price of 60 dollars by filling out a yearbook registration form and bringing a check -written to Silver Creek- or money to Ms. Boardman or the front office by September 7th. Yearbooks are also sold online at jostensyearbook. com!
Want to add your own memories to our yearbook?  Click on the REPLAY IT icon to download your photos for potential use in our 2012-2013 RAPTORIAN!!

SENIORS!! If you want to download your senior pictures to yearbook, please submit your images on the Silver Creek website under the yearbook link.

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

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

– On Saturday, September 29, 2012, there is a CureSearch Walk in Denver for Childhood Cancer Research.  Students can create teams and register at www.curesearch.org/denver

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.

Weekly blog for September 7th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 7th

 

LEADERSHIP ST. VRAIN

If you are interested in serving upon Leadership St. Vrain, please contact Mr. Finnestead.  This district level consortium is a dedicated parent group that explores issues impacting our schools, communities and families.  Requirements are one meeting per month.

SILVER CREEK SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK

Great news: our school has achieved PERFORMANCE accreditation on our school performance framework.  This measure is distributed by the Colorado Department of Education and takes into account performance on TCAP and Post-Secondary Readiness measures.  Silver Creek ranks second in SVVSD behind only Lyons with this school accreditation report.  Please click on the link for further information.

!!!!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. Click on the following LINK to view the brochure for our Brick Buy Brick Fundraiser.

RABC

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!

The E Book is now available for $10
$10 E-Books are available online and at the school store on Thursdays.  You may designate a classroom, club, sport or activity to receive the proceeds for the book you purchase.  There are coupons at King Soopers for over $20.  Ms. Boardman had 2 books designated to her classroom on the first day the store was open!!

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.

2012 Homecoming Shirts: Only 2 weeks left to purchase your 2012 Homecoming Shirt.  Order on-line and/or purchase on Thursdays at the school store from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (outside the Commons)

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.

The Silver Creek boy’s soccer team is selling Old Chicago Pizza Palz as a fundraiser.   The coupons can be redeemed for ANY large pizza at Old Chicago’s–any location in the U.S.  Value:  $22.  The coupons are good Thursday-Sunday only. The coupons are only $11 each—a bargain!

If interested in purchasing coupons, please contact Brian Hardy, Silver Creek student, or call Donna Hardy at (303) 859-0163 to arrange pick up.

Homecoming Tailgate BBQ
Interested in helping with the Homecoming Tailgate BBQ for students and faculty?  We need servers, setup, grillers and clean up help on September 21st at Longmont High School parking lot.  Contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcvicepresident@gmail.com if you would be willing to help.

School Pictures

Students that had pictures taken on picture/locker day  may pick up their school pictures in the Main Office.    If you missed Picture/Locker day picture retakes will be Friday October 5th.   Students may also pick up their new ID’s in the Main Office.

SCOPA

SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization For the Performing Arts) supports the students and staff of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
The next SCOPA meeting will be Tuesday, Sept 11th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the choir room.
SCOPA BINGO times are: Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 and Sundays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main St and 19th Ave.
For exciting news about performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.org!!
We are looking forward to a great year!

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 re-taking the ACT, or taking/re-taking the SAT, here are the first few test dates and their registration deadlines:
ACT Test Date                       Registration Deadline
Oct. 27                                         Sept. 21

SAT Test Date                        Registration Deadline
Oct. 6                                            Sept. 7
Nov. 3                                            Oct. 7
Please note that for security reasons, both 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

TCAP scores are available to be picked up in the Counseling Office.

Yearbook

SENIOR BABY ADS!!  Place your order for Senior baby ads by September 27th and you will receive an early bird discount!!  Click on this link for more information:
www.theyearbookcompany.com

2012-2013 Yearbooks are on sale NOW!! Secure your early bird price of 60 dollars by filling out a yearbook registration form and bringing a check -written to Silver Creek- or money to Ms. Boardman or the front office by September 7th. Yearbooks are also sold online at jostensyearbook. com!
Want to add your own memories to our yearbook?  Click on the REPLAY IT icon to download your photos for potential use in our 2012-2013 RAPTORIAN!!

SENIORS!! If you want to download your senior pictures to yearbook, please submit your images on the Silver Creek website under the yearbook link.

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

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

– CrackPots is hosting a Curesearch Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Research on Thursday, September 13.  The fundraiser will be all day, 10a.m. – 10 p.m. 15% of proceeds will go to CureSearch if you bring a picture or copy of the flyer. Crackpots flyer

– On Saturday, September 29, 2012, there is a CureSearch Walk in Denver for Childhood Cancer Research.  Students can create teams and register at www.curesearch.org/denver

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.

SCHS weekly blog for August 31st

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 31st

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5:30-8:00

Silver Creek HS Back to School Night

At 5:30 p.m. all families new to Silver Creek are invited to meet in the Auditorium for a brief introduction from the principal.  At 6:00 p.m. all Silver Creek families are invited to review class schedules and visit classrooms to meet teachers.  Hope to see you all there.

“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.

Late Start Schedule

 Wednesday September 5th is the first Late Start of the 2012-2013 school year.  Classes start at 9:45 and busses will run 2 ½ hours later than normal time.

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.

RABC

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.

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

The Silver Creek boy’s soccer team is selling Old Chicago Pizza Palz as a fundraiser.   The coupons can be redeemed for ANY large pizza at Old Chicago’s–any location in the U.S.  Value:  $22.  The coupons are good Thursday-Sunday only. The coupons are only $11 each—a bargain!

If interested in purchasing coupons, please contact Brian Hardy, Silver Creek student, or call Donna Hardy at (303) 859-0163 to arrange pick up.

The E Book is now available  $10
This is called the eduproject and is sponsored by King Soopers and Channel 9.  You may order the book on-line at silvercreekstore.org, or purchase it when the school store is open.  Designate the club or sport to which you want the profit to go.  E Book sales is sponsored by RABC to benefit all activities at Silver Creek.  The club of your choice will earn $4 per book sold and the main Booster account will earn $2 per book. The Booster Club (RABC) supports ALL activities in the school.

There are coupons for Ace Hardware, AMC Theaters, Bowling, Pizza, Brakes Plus, Christy Sports, Copper Mountain, Avalanche tickets, Mammoth tickets, Grease Monkey, King Soopers, Loveland ski area, Subway, Sports Authority, SkyVenture, USA Parking, Winter Park Resort, etc.

SCLA

The Silver Creek Leadership Academy is a busy part of SCHS.  Ever wondered who we are and what we do?
It is 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 students and staff of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
The next SCOPA meeting will be Tuesday, Sept 11th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the choir room.
SCOPA BINGO times are: Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 and Sundays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bingo Alley near Main St and 19th Ave.
For exciting news about performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.org!!
We are looking forward to a great year!

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 to register by Sept. 28th. The cost of the test is $15, to be paid by cash or check (made out to SCHS) to Mrs. 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 re-taking the ACT, or taking/re-taking the SAT, here are the first few test dates and their registration deadlines:
ACT Test Date                       Registration Deadline
Oct. 27                                         Sept. 21

SAT Test Date                        Registration Deadline
Oct. 6                                            Sept. 7
Nov. 3                                            Oct. 7
Please note that for security reasons, both 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

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.

Weekly blog for August 24th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 24th

 

Fines/Fees

Fees will be available to be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office on or after August 30th.

2012-2013 Silver Creek Calendar

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5:30-8:00

Silver Creek HS Back to School Night

At 5:30 p.m. all families new to Silver Creek are invited to meet in the Auditorium for a brief introduction from the principal.  At 6:00 p.m. all Silver Creek families are invited to review class schedules and visit classrooms to meet teachers.  Hope to see you all there.

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.

RABC

Giving Back to the Community
The Silver Creek Football and Cheer teams joined together to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Burn Camps.  They held a car wash at Schlotzsky’s in Longmont last Sunday and raised almost $700.  It was a day of scrubbing cars, laughing, and having a good time knowing that they were doing something positive for someone else.  So proud of them!

School Store
The store will be outside the Commons on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Stop by to see the new items, pick up your Homecoming Shirt and purchase an “E-Book” (more description below).  This book is $10 and has coupons at King Soopers for $20.  You may designate the money to be donated to your student’s classroom, club, sport, music department, etc.  The Booster Club (RABC) supports ALL activities in the school.

Golf Tournament – JOIN IN THE FUN !!
August 25th at Twin Peaks Golf Course    Shotgun start at 1 p.m.
$80 person (includes dinner)
Register on-line at silvercreekstore.org
You may attend the delicious dinner for only $5 (6 p.m.)

The Silver Creek boy’s soccer team is selling Old Chicago Pizza Palz as a fundraiser.   The coupons can be redeemed for ANY large pizza at Old Chicago’s–any location in the U.S.  Value:  $22.  The coupons are good Thursday-Sunday only. The coupons are only $11 each—a bargain!

If interested in purchasing coupons, please contact Brian Hardy, Silver Creek student, or call Donna Hardy at (303) 859-0163 to arrange pick up.

The E Book is now available  $10
This is called the eduproject and is sponsored by King Soopers and Channel 9.  You may order the book on-line at silvercreekstore.org, or purchase it when the school store is open.  Designate the club or sport to which you want the profit to go.  E Book sales is sponsored by RABC to benefit all activities at Silver Creek.  The club of your choice will earn $4 per book sold and the main Booster account will earn $2 per book.  There are coupons for Ace Hardware, AMC Theaters, Bowling, Pizza, Brakes Plus, Christy Sports, Copper Mountain, Avalanche tickets, Mammoth tickets, Grease Monkey, King Soopers, Loveland ski area, Subway, Sports Authority, SkyVenture, USA Parking, Winter Park Resort, etc.

RABC Raptor Activity Booster Club
Our first meeting is on Monday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Come meet our new Athletic Director/Assistant Principal, Marty Tonjes.  Our guest speaker is Amy Goodner.  She is speaking about Childhood Cancer Awareness.

SCLA

The Silver Creek Leadership Academy is a busy part of SCHS.  Ever wondered who we are and what we do?
It is 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 students and staff of Silver Creek through fundraising and volunteer opportunities.

The next SCOPA meeting will be Tuesday, Sept 11th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the choir room.

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

For exciting news about performing arts go to SCOPANEWS.org!!

We are looking forward to a great year!

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 to register by Sept. 28th. The cost of the test is $15, to be paid by cash or check (made out to SCHS) to Mrs. 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 re-taking the ACT, or taking/re-taking the SAT, here are the first few test dates and their registration deadlines:
ACT Test Date                       Registration Deadline
Oct. 27                                         Sept. 21

SAT Test Date                        Registration Deadline
Oct. 6                                            Sept. 7
Nov. 3                                            Oct. 7
Please note that for security reasons, both 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

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.

Weekly blog for August 17th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 17th

 

 

2012-2013 Silver Creek Calendar

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5:30-8:00

Silver Creek HS Back to School Night

At 5:30 p.m. all families new to Silver Creek are invited to meet in the Auditorium for a brief introduction from the principal.  At 6:00 p.m. all Silver Creek families are invited to review class schedules and visit classrooms to meet teachers.  Hope to see you all there.

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.

School Store

The school store will be open on Thursday, August 23th from 9-12 outside of the Commons.  Please pick up your Homecoming shirts (orders were placed on Picture/Locker Day) and Raptor wear at that time.
We are hoping to have the school store open every week.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Annie Simboski at PresidentRABC@gmail.com.

RABC

Golf Tournament – JOIN IN THE FUN !!
August 25th at Twin Peaks Golf Course    Shotgun start at 1 p.m.
$80 person (includes dinner)
Register on-line at silvercreekstore.org
You may attend the delicious dinner for only $5 (6 p.m.)

2012 Homecoming Shirts are available NOW!
$10… shirts are also available on-line at silvercreekstore.org

The Silver Creek boy’s soccer team is selling Old Chicago Pizza Palz as a fundraiser.   The coupons can be redeemed for ANY large pizza at Old Chicago’s–any location in the U.S.  Value:  $22.  The coupons are good Thursday-Sunday only. The coupons are only $11 each—a bargain!

If interested in purchasing some coupons, please contact Brian Hardy, Silver Creek student, or call Donna Hardy at (303) 859-0163 to arrange pick up.

The E Book is now available  $10
This is called the eduproject and is sponsored by King Soopers and Channel 9.  You may order the book on-line at silvercreekstore.org, or purchase it when the school store is open.  Designate the club or sport that you want the profit to go to.  This is being sponsored by RABC to help all activities at Silver Creek earn money.  The club of your choice will earn $4 per book sold and the main Booster account will earn $2 per book.  There are coupons for Ace Hardware, AMC Theaters, Bowling, Pizza, Brakes Plus, Christy Sports, Copper Mountain, Avalanche tickets, Mammoth tickets, Grease Monkey, King Soopers, Loveland ski area, Subway, Sports Authority, SkyVenture, USA Parking, Winter Park Resort, etc.

RABC Raptor Activity Booster Club
Our first meeting is on Monday, August 27th at 6:00 pm in the library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Come meet our new Athletic Director/Assistant Principal, Marty Tonjes.  Our guest speaker is Amy Goodner.  She is speaking about Childhood Cancer Awareness.

Counseling Corner

Seniors: If you are considering re-taking the ACT, or taking/re-taking the SAT, here are the first few test dates and their registration deadlines:
ACT Test Date                       Registration Deadline
Sept. 8                                         AUGUST 17th!!
Oct. 27                                         Sept. 21

SAT Test Date                        Registration Deadline
Oct. 6                                            Sept. 7
Nov. 3                                            Oct. 7
Please note that for security reasons, both 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

Message from Nutrition Services

Newsletter
Attached is a NS newsletter.
Charge Policy
Attached is the charge policy.

Menus and Nutritionals
Posted on the NS web page through the district website. August and September will be on the web page on Monday, August 6.
http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?page=menus&sid=1907111832370459

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

School Payment Solutions – on-line school lunch payment program

http://www.schoolpaymentsolutions.com/

Meal Cost

Meal Prices:
Breakfast Elementary      $1.25
Secondary                $1.50
K-12 Reduced              Free
Adult                   $1.75

Lunch
Elementary         $2.50
Secondary          $2.75
Adult                  $3.00
Reduced             $.40

Fines/Fees

Fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office.  Payments will also be accepted at Picture/Locker day.

Weekly blog for August 10th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 10th

Principal’s Message

Raptor Families,
Welcome back to Silver Creek High School and Raptor Nation!  We are so very excited to begin the 2012-2013 school year.  We have much to celebrate as we look back upon the 2011-2012 school year, and although we may face challenges, we are ready to take them on and turn them into future successes.
A quick recap of our accomplishments during the course of the 2011-2012 school year include:
-Raising our achievement in TCAP tests in 6 of the 7 tests administered
-16 Advanced Placement Scholars
-2 National Merit Finalists
-A Boettcher Scholarship Winner (our second in three years)
-Development of the 11th and 12th Grade Leadership Curriculum
-Implementing an ACT Preparatory Program for juniors
-Embedding a Commitment to Graduate within our School Culture
-Establishing a High Functioning Autism Program
-Competing in multiple state and national level academic contests
-Establishing CU Succeeds college credit in US History
-Piloting the Video Production course
-13 Letters of Intent to play collegiate sports
-218 of the 228 Class of 2012 graduates accepted to a two-year or four-year college.
-Many all state and all-conference musicians and athletes
-Colorado Drumline State Champions (4th consecutive)
-Recognition as a US News and World Report Silver Rated School (Top 5% of Public High Schools Nationwide)
-Construction of a new entrance that serves as both a security measure and immediate greeting
-Resurfacing of our track facilities
The list goes on as our kids and our staff remain dedicated to improving our school and community. Parents, you are a significant reason for our success as well.  Your constant support of programs through volunteer hours and financial contribution is simply the reason we can continue to offer such great opportunities. There are too many accolades to list in this short letter.  Better yet is what we are all going to do in 2012-2013 to make it our best year yet.
This year we have a few new staff members joining us.  Marty Tonjes will take the reins as our new Athletic Director.  He has previously served in great capacity at Horizon High School, providing leadership as a coach, dean, and serving on numerous school/district improvement teams.  Andrea Helmus will be joining us in our Spanish Department and comes to us having taught at the collegiate level at the University of Arizona in Latin Studies.  Ron Tesone will join us as our Business teacher, and arrives with multiple years of teaching experience and a desire to continue and improve our great Business Education opportunities.  Mary Vigil will once again join us, but rather than attendance liaison, she will be serving our community as a Campus Supervisor.
This year Silver Creek sees its highest enrollment at 1060 students.  With declining budgets from the state of Colorado over the last three years, and an uncertain economic forecast, we are all doing more with less.  Our staff has been taking great care to balance class sizes and offerings, their work is nothing short of miraculous.  Even more so is the generous acts our staff has taken upon themselves to help others and create or maintain others’ jobs.  It hasn’t been uncommon for a coach to split his or her contract to allow for another coach to come aboard and open more opportunities for athletes, or for a teacher to voluntarily reduce his or her contract to provide for a new teacher to stay aboard.  Folks, we are all truly blessed to learn and work in such a school where everyone is accepted and supported.
Welcome to the Class of 2016, to all our new students, and welcome back to all of Raptor Nation!

Erick Finnestead

Picture/Locker Make-Up Day

Wednesday, August 15th, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This is for students who missed picture/locker day.    Picture retakes for students are scheduled for October 5th.  Student I.D.s not printed in time for pick up during Picture Days will be available at the Attendance Office beginning August 13th.

IMPORTANT NOTE!!! STUDENTS MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING PAPERWORK TO  PROCEED THROUGH THE ID/ PICTURE/LOCKER PROCESS!

Checklist

Behavior Form Click here (required for all students EXCEPT those new to district)

Activity Pass (optional)

Parking Permit (if applicable)

Picture Day Order Form 1 (if purchasing)

Picture Day Order Form 2 (if purchasing)

Colorado Health Letter (informational only)

Homecoming Shirt (optional)

• Outstanding fines and fees may be paid in full throughout the day. Credit card payments may also be made through the district RevTrak.

Thursday, August 16th

  • Back to School Celebration @ 5:30 pm (Light meal & ice cream social)

Friday, August 17th

  • PLEASE PRINT OR COPY YOUR SCHEDULE DOWN PRIOR TO TODAY!
  • Running all 8 blocks, no CDC classes today
  • Schedule

Monday, August 20th

2012-2013 Silver Creek Calendar

Information about Schedules and Schedule Changes

Please click on this link

All counselors will return Monday, August 13th.

  • Schedules are now available on Infinite Campus.  Please review them carefully for mistakes.
  • All juniors and seniors must be enrolled in a minimum of six classes per semester.  Freshmen and sophomores must have a full schedule (8 classes).
    • Core classes should be in the same blocks both A and B semesters
    • Prerequisites should have been successfully completed, and classes that you passed in summer school or on-line should not be included.
  • Schedules may be subject to change based on administrative decisions at any point, so we recommend that you print your schedule the day before your classes begin.
  • Requests for changes other than those outlined above will be given low priority, particularly if students did not adequately complete their registration and did not include sufficient alternates.
  • All schedule changes need to be completed prior to August 19th, the first full day of classes when all students will go through all eight blocks of their schedule.
  • Student’s Last Name Counselor E-mail

A – Go Barb Norrbom norrbom_barb@svvsd.org

Gr – N Michael Sardinia sardinia_michael@svvsd.org

O – Z Andy Yeomans yeomans_andy@svvsd.org

FROM THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE…

If you need to sign your student out during the day, please send them to school with a note, signed by a parent, indicating the time they need 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.

Silver Creek/Light Meal and Ice Cream Social

August 16th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Hold the Date!!  Please join us for sub sandwiches, hot dogs and ice cream hosted by our Raptor Booster Club, the Silver Creek Education Foundation, and SCOPA (Silver Creek Organization for Performing Arts).   This event is free but donations are always welcome. We will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new entryway, along with information tables to share details on our parent groups  and other volunteer opportunities.   Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening.  SC clubs and teams will have displays in the Commons and representatives available to answer questions.  If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Pat Carson mpcarson@comcast.net

Silver Creek HS Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 6:30-8:00

Message from Nutrition Services

Newsletter
Attached is a NS newsletter.
Charge Policy
Attached is the charge policy.

Menus and Nutritionals
Posted on the NS web page through the district website. August and September will be on the web page on Monday, August 6.
http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?page=menus&sid=1907111832370459

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

School Payment Solutions – on-line school lunch payment program

http://www.schoolpaymentsolutions.com/

Meal Cost

Meal Prices:
BreakfastElementary          $1.25
Secondary           $1.50
K-12 Reduced        Free
Adult                   $1.75

Lunch
Elementary         $2.50
Secondary          $2.75
Adult                  $3.00
Reduced             $.40

FALL SPORTS INFORMATION

For anyone interested in playing a fall sport (cross country, boys golf, football, boys soccer, softball, boys tennis, and volleyball), you must turn in the Athletic Paperwork BEFORE August 13.  Click here for the sports paperwork and specific dates and times for tryouts.

Contact Ms. Lehman (lehman_melissa@svvsd.org or 720-494-3729) if you have any questions!

Fines/Fees

Fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office.  Payments will also be accepted at Picture/Locker day.

RABC

Golf Tournament – JOIN IN THE FUN !!
August 25th at Twin Peaks Golf Course    Shotgun start at 1 p.m.
$80 person (includes dinner)
Register on-line at silvercreekstore.org
You may attend the delicious dinner for only $5 (6 pm)

2012 Homecoming Shirts are available NOW!
$10   Shirts will be available on picture/locker day
The shirts will also be available on-line at silvercreekstore.org

The Silver Creek boy’s soccer team is selling Old Chicago Pizza Palz for a fundraiser.  The Silver Creek boy’s soccer team is selling Old Chicago Pizza Palz coupons.  The coupons can be redeemed for ANY large pizza at Old Chicago’s–any location in the U.S. Value:  $22.  The coupons are good Thursday-Sunday only. The coupons are only $11 each—a bargain!

If interested in purchasing some coupons, please contact Brian Hardy, Silver Creek student, or call Donna Hardy at (303) 859-0163 to arrange pick up.

Thanks for your support.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS “Back to School Bash”
Wednesday, August 15th   6:30 – 8:30 pm
2303 Clover Basin Drive