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

Weekly blog for August 3rd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, August 3rd

Silver Creek High School sends out many announcements and information via Infinite Campus Shout Point email. Please check “Change contact info” once you have logged in to ensure that your email address in is correct.  Parents have a separate log-in account than students.  (Parents with more than one child in St. Vrain Schools can access their children’s records from the same parent account).  Students should also check to ensure that their email is entered on the “Change contact info”, since teachers send out emails to students from Infinite Campus.  If you have verified that your parent and student e-mail contacts are correct, yet do not receive email from the school by the 2nd Friday after school begins, please check your spam filter. Email will come from an SVVSD-DO-NOT_REPLY address. We look forward to a successful 2012-2013 school year and will see you in August.

Picture/Locker Day

Schedule

Freshmen and Seniors – August 8th 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sophomores and Juniors – August 9th 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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

Information about Schedules and Schedule Changes

Please click on this link

Schedule Changes continued

• Beginning Wednesday, August 8th at 8:00 a.m., your 2012/2013 schedules will be available for viewing. 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

Silver Creek Ice Cream Social

August 16th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Hold the Date!!  Please join us for an Ice Cream Social, 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.

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!

Silver Creek HS Back to School Night

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

Non-Student Contact Days for SY 2012-13

Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day)

Friday, October 12th (End of Quarter 1)

November 16th – 25th (Thanksgiving Break)

December 19th – January 2nd (Winter Break)

Monday, January 21st (MLK)

Monday, February 18th (President’s Day)

Friday, March 1st (End of Trimester)

April 1st – 5th (Spring Break)

Friday, May 24th (Start Summer Break)

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

Yearbook

The 2012-2013 Silver Creek yearbook will be pre-sold for 60 dollars from 8:00 -12:00 during picture/locker day on Wednesday, August 8th and Thursday, August 9th.  If yearbooks are purchased at this time, students will receive a FREE line of personalized text, to appear on the front cover of the book.  Order now!!

Counseling Corner

All counselors will return Monday, August 13th.

 

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

After Prom

Are you a party planner?  Are you creative or do you have creative friends?  We are looking for a Chairperson(s) for After Prom 2013.  The inflatables are reserved over the summer and the planning begins in the fall.  Contact Annie Simboski if you are interested.  PresidentRABC@gmail.com

Weekly blog for Friday May 25th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 25th

Update from the Principal

Congratulations 2012 Graduates

Student Schedules & Summer Homework/Assignments

Most of the students have been contacted for acceptance into various programs.  A final email will be sent to both students and parents (through email accounts in Infinite Campus), with summer homework/assignment directions.

Student schedules will be available for viewing within Infinite Campus, after Monday, August 6th 2012.  We are continuing to work on students schedules to ensure appropriate placement for the next school year.

We will post the schedule and directions on how to make schedules changes in the fall (please look at our website for links, after Monday, August 6th, 2012).

If you have any questions, please email: silvercreekhs@svvsd.org (After June 8th, we will respond within 48 hours).

Our counselors last day is this Friday, May 25th, they will return August 13th.  Our counseling secretary, Linda Monteil, last work day is Tuesday, June 5th, she will return Wednesday, August 1st.

After Prom

Are you a party planner?  Are you creative or have creative friends?  We are looking for a Chairperson(s) for After Prom 2013.  The inflatables are reserved over the summer and the planning begins in the fall.  Contact Annie Simboski if you are interested.  PresidentRABC@gmail.com

ATTENTION SENIORS, Graduating Class of 2012!!!

Graduation Pictures:
Lifetouch photography will be capturing that special moment as your graduate crosses the stage to receive their diploma.  If you would like to purchase any pictures of graduation day click on the links for more information or contact the Main Office at 720-494-3721.
LifetouchCommencementProgramblurb
CommencementPreEventSellSheet-Flyer

Thank you for your support of The Raptorian

Yearbooks are still available in the Main Office until Thursday May 25th for $70. Our cover has been selected as one of 5 in the nation to be selected as a national sample! If you see any of our staff, be sure to congratulate them on a job well done.

Counseling Corner

The COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE is currently looking for families to host a Foreign Exchange student for either one or two semesters.  If you are interested, please contact Sue Schwenz at (303) 254-5796 or at orcasports@comcast.net.  You may also visit their website at http://www.ciee.org/highschool

Students, if you were not able to attend the Award Ceremony on May 7th, you may pick up your award from Ms. Monteil in the Counseling Office.

SCHS Tennis Camps

There is one final tennis camp for 9th – 12th graders.  See the attached flyer for more information.
High School

Fines/Fees

The end of the school year is approaching.   Fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office. SENIORS, PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL fees/fines must be paid in full before official transcripts will be sent to colleges.  Seniors still owing fines cannot participate in graduation.

News From the Art Department

Thank you for all of your support!

Check the Art of Dairy website on May 31st to see if we won!

Please pick up any artwork from the Art Show, anything not picked up will be subject to disposal!

Weekly blog for May 18th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 11th

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

It was a rousing sendoff at Silver Creek, yesterday, for the Class of 2012.  The timer and students counted down the final moments. The main corridor was lined with underclassmen cheering on the Class of 2012 as they exited in t-shirts (provided by a silent donor) that read “ACCEPTED Silver Creek Grad Going Places”.  Graduates were then greeted by parents, extending the tunnel of applause all the way to the flagpole.  This will be a tradition we will carry on for years to come.

We’ve also received word that our Yearbook cover was ranked top five in the nation by Josten’s publishing!  Great thanks to the yearbook crew and Ms. Mason.  Our Yearbook will be featured as a selected cover and used as an exemplar in design for other schools across the country.

One more chance tonight to catch our Raptor performing artists in action.  Beautiful performances have been occurring all week by these elite level performers.  Come join us this evening at 7:00 PM for the solo and ensemble concert.

Silver Creek High School has been presented a Silver Ranking by the US News and World Report for Best High Schools in the United States.  We have been ranked nationally as #1128 and #35 in the state of Colorado.  This is the first time for Silver Creek to gain recognition by US News and World Report.  This ranking is a combination of factors including AP participation, math and reading scores, student to teacher ratio, socio-economic factors and college preparedness.  Feel proud that your child goes to a school that has received national acclaim, and it is only getting better!  Students, feel proud that you helped Silver Creek to gain this recognition!

Let’s keep this positive momentum growing, Raptor Nation!  With finals and major assignments due within the next week or two, please take the time to talk with your child regarding his/her academic workload and preparation for a strong finish.

Kindest regards,
Erick Finnestead
Principal, Silver Creek High School

Upcoming Dates:
May 22……………..Finals for grades 9-11  (Silver Day 5-7)
May 23……………..Finals for grades 9-11  (Maroon Day 1-3) 9th Grade Picnic to follow Finals
May 24……………..Finals for grades 9-11 (Blocks 4 & 8)
May 24 7:00 pm….Senior Night in SCHS Gymnasium (seniors arrive at 6:30 pm commons)
May 26 10:00 am..GRADUATION SCHS Main Football Field (Seniors must be in gymnasium by 9:30 am)
!!!CLASS OF 2012 IMPORTANT DATES!!!
May 14…………Senior checkout sheets available LINK Senior Survey LINK

May 14-18……Caps and Gowns may be picked up in the Main Office.  All fines and fees must be paid prior to pickup.

    May 18………..Last day to turn in all missing work.

May 24………..Senior Night, 7:00 -9:00, Main Gym, business/casual attire required (no shorts).
Seniors arrive at 6:30 in commons.  Consider bringing a cushion to sit on.  Limited chair seating will available for our senior citizens.
May 26………..Graduation, 10:00 a.m., Main Football Field. Seniors arrive in gymnasium at 9:30 am.

On Graduation Day

7:30 am……….Earliest time that chairs may be placed on the football field (no tents or canopies). Seating is not provided, please bring your own chairs.

9:30……………Seniors report to main gym in cap and gown.  Do not bring toys or other
distractions!
10:00…………..Ceremony begins
11:30…………..Ceremony ends (approx.) Grads return to the main gym to pick up diplomas.

After Prom

Are you a party planner?  Are you creative or have creative friends?  We are looking for a Chairperson(s) for After Prom 2013.  The inflatables are reserved over the summer and the planning begins in the fall.  Contact Annie Simboski if you are interested.  PresidentRABC@gmail.com

ATTENTION SENIORS, Graduating Class of 2012!!!

All seniors need to complete a senior checkout form (document) and staple it to the “submission complete” page of the senior survey (link).  The survey can be completed anytime; the senior checkout form needs to be completed once all fees/fines, textbooks, library books, and all assignments have been completed and turned in.

ALL SENIOR ASSIGNMENTS/ASSESSMENTS are DUE to teachers by Thursday or Friday, May 17 & 18 (depending on the course).  All senior grades will be final the afternoon of Monday, May 21st, 2012, to ensure graduation requirements have been met prior to senior festivities.

Graduation Pictures:
Lifetouch photography will be capturing that special moment as your graduate crosses the stage to receive their diploma.  If you would like to purchase any pictures of graduation day click on the links for more information or contact the Main Office at 720-494-3721.
LifetouchCommencementProgramblurb
CommencementPreEventSellSheet-Flyer

Thank you for your support of The Raptorian

Yearbooks are still available in the Main Office until Thursday May 25th for $70. Our cover has been selected as one of 5 in the nation to be selected as a national sample! If you see any of our staff, be sure to congratulate them on a job well done.

Free Physical/Medical Examinations

For those student-athletes interested in playing sports during the 2012-13 school year, a current physical form must be on file in the office before tryouts. Front Range Orthopedics (1551  Professional Lane, Suite #200, Longmont) will be performing free physical examinations on May 23 and 24 from 7 – 8:30 pm.  Please be aware this service is offered to all the schools and families in the St. Vrain Valley School District and long lines may occur.

Counseling Corner

Seniors:  Please let Ms. Monteil (in the counseling office) know of any scholarships you have been offered.  It is not necessary that you accept the scholarship. This information will be compiled and announced at Senior Night.

The COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE is currently looking for families to host a Foreign Exchange student for either one or two semesters.  If you are interested, please contact Sue Schwenz at (303) 254-5796 or at orcasports@comcast.net.  You may also visit their website at http://www.ciee.org/highschool

Students, if you were not able to attend the Award Ceremony on May 7th, you may pick up your award from Ms. Monteil in the Counseling Office.

SCHS Tennis Camps

There will be tennis camps starting May 14th.  See the attached flyers for more information.
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Fines/Fees

The end of the school year is approaching.   Fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office. SENIORS, PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL fees/fines must be paid in full before official transcripts will be sent to colleges.  Seniors still owing fines cannot participate in graduation.

News From the Art Department

Thank you for all of your support!

Check the Art of Dairy website on May 31st to see if we won!

Please pick up any artwork from the Art Show, anything not picked up will be subject to disposal!

Weekly blog for Friday May 11th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 11th

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to the 235 underclassmen who received Academic Letter awards this week!  Your hard work, perseverance and scholarly dedication is what makes Silver Creek an excellent school to learn and work in.

This just in…  Silver Creek High School has been presented a Silver Ranking by the US News and World Report for Best High Schools in the United States.  We have been ranked nationally as #1128 and #35 in the state of Colorado.  This is the first time for Silver Creek to gain recognition by US News and World Report.  This ranking is a combination of factors including AP participation, Math and Reading scores, student to teacher ratio, socio-economic factors and college preparedness.  Feel proud that your child goes to a school that has received national acclaim and it is only getting better!  Students feel proud that you helped Silver Creek to gain this recognition!

Let’s keep this positive momentum growing Raptor Nation!  With finals and major assignments due within the next week or two; please take the time to talk with your child regarding their academic workload and preparation for a strong finish.

Don’t forget to vote for our Vance Brand Bovine!!! link

Kindest regards,
Erick Finnestead
Principal, Silver Creek High School

Upcoming Dates:
May 17……………..Seniors Graduation Rehearsal and Last Day
May 18 2:15 pm….ALL SENIOR ASSIGNMENTS DUE
May 22……………..Finals for grades 9-11  (Silver Day 5-7)
May 23……………..Finals for grades 9-11  (Maroon Day 1-3) 9th Grade Picnic to follow Finals
May 24……………..Finals for grades 9-11 (Blocks 4 & 8)
May 24 7:00 pm….Senior Night in SCHS Gymnasium (seniors arrive at 6:30 pm commons)
May 26 10:00 am..GRADUATION SCHS Main Football Field (Seniors must be in gymnasium by 9:30 am)
!!!CLASS OF 2012 IMPORTANT DATES!!!
May 14…………Senior checkout sheets available LINK Senior Survey LINK

May 14-18……Caps and Gowns may be picked up in the Main Office.  All fines and fees must be paid prior to pickup.

May 17…………Seniors’ Last Day, Blocks 1 and 2 ONLY

May 17…………Senior Countdown!  Announcement will release students from class to meet in front of the Main Office.

 May 17………..Graduation Practice, immediately after countdown, Main Gym.  ALL  GRADUATING SENIORS MUST ATTEND

May 18………..Last day to turn in all missing work.

May 24………..Senior Night, 7:00 -9:00, Main Gym, business/casual attire required (no shorts).    Seniors arrive at 6:30 in commons.  Consider bringing a cushion to sit on.  Limited chair seating will available for our senior citizens.
May 26………..Graduation, 10:00 a.m., Main Football Field. Seniors arrive in gymnasium at 9:30 am.

On Graduation Day

7:30 am……….Earliest time that chairs may be placed on the football field (no tents or canopies). Seating is not provided, please bring your own chairs.

9:30……………Seniors report to main gym in cap and gown.  Do not bring toys or other distractions!
10:00…………..Ceremony begins
11:30…………..Ceremony ends (approx.) Grads return to the main gym to pick up diplomas.

After Prom

Are you a party planner?  Are you creative or have creative friends?  We are looking for a Chairperson(s) for After Prom 2013.  The inflatables are reserved over the summer and the planning begins in the fall.  Contact Annie Simboski if you are interested.  PresidentRABC@gmail.com

SCOPA (SILVER CREEK ORGANIZATION for PERFORMING ARTS) NEWS

Choir Concert May 16th
Jazz Concert May 16th (at The Dickens)
Orchestra Concert May 17th

SCOPA hosts bingo every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Longmont Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St).

If you are a SCOPA parent and would like to support the performing arts by becoming a BINGO volunteer, please call Evonne at 720-320-7142.

ATTENTION SENIORS, Graduating Class of 2012!!!

All seniors need to complete a senior checkout form (document) and staple it to the “submission complete” page of the senior survey (link).  The survey can be completed anytime; the senior checkout form needs to be completed once all fees/fines, textbooks, library books, and all assignments have been completed and turned in.

ALL SENIOR ASSIGNMENTS/ASSESSMENTS are DUE to teachers by Thursday or Friday, May 17 & 18 (depending on the course).  All senior grades will be final the afternoon of Monday, May 21st, 2012, to ensure graduation requirements have been met prior to senior festivities.

Guarantee your 2012 Copy of The Raptorian

Unveiling will be May 15 at the Signing Party

Pizza for the early birds!
Don’t miss your chance to keep the memories of this school year for years to come! Purchase your Raptorian now at https://sites.google.com/a/svvsd.org/schs-yearbook-2011-2012/ or go to jostens.com
On sale at school the week of May 7-11

Happy Smackah

Register now for the Happy Smackah!  The 2nd Annual Happy Smackah 5K Fun Walk/Run will be held on May 12 at 8 am at Lake Macintosh.  Come bring all your friends and join the fun to support Longmont High sophomore twins, Kaylee and Aubrey Adams who are battling kidney
disease.  You can register at http://www.happysmackah.com/

Free Physical/Medical Examinations

For those student-athletes interested in playing sports during the 2012-13 school year, a current physical form must be on file in the office before tryouts. Front Range Orthopedics (1551  Professional Lane, Suite #200, Longmont) will be performing free physical examinations on May 23 and 24 from 7 – 8:30 pm.  Please be aware this service is offered to all the schools and families in the St. Vrain Valley School District and long lines may occur.

SCHS Tennis Camps

There will be tennis camps starting May 14th.  See the attached flyers for more information.
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Fines/Fees

The end of the school year is approaching.   Fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office. SENIORS, PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL fees/fines must be paid in full before official transcripts will be sent to colleges.  Seniors still owing fines cannot participate in graduation.

News From the Art Department

This is it, Voting ENDS on Tuesday. Please Vote for the  Astro Cow! You can vote an unlimited amount of times. Go to www.artofdiary.com, or click this link. There’s a lot at STEAK here! Go Vote!!!

If this cow wins, Silver Creek’s Art Dept gets $20,000 from Lucerne Corp.

Counseling Corner

Seniors:  Please let Ms. Monteil (in the counseling office) know of any scholarships you have been offered.  It is not necessary that you accept the scholarship. This information will be compiled and announced at Senior Night.

The COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE is currently looking for families to host a Foreign Exchange student for either one or two semesters.  If you are interested, please contact Sue Schwenz at (303) 254-5796 or at orcasports@comcast.net.  You may also visit their website at http://www.ciee.org/highschool

Students, if you were not able to attend the Award Ceremony on May 7th, you may pick up your award from Ms. Monteil in the Counseling Office.

Weekly blog for May 4th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, May 4th

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to Annie Simboski for being awarded the St. Vrain Valley School District’s Volunteer Organizer of the Year!  Annie serves as President of RABC and commits numerous hours to the improvement of our school.  Her work in bringing on volunteers to assist us in athletics, activities, fundraising, concessions and school improvement is well deserving of such acknowledgement!

Leadership St. Vrain (LSV) is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Please direct any questions to John Poynton (at 303-682-7404) or LSV Chair, Jay Stype (303-653-5616). The program is especially appropriate for parents who want to obtain a foundation in the operations and management of the St. Vrain Valley School District. The training program provides valuable information about curriculum, finance, operations safety, governance, operations, education legislation, and public participation. Applicants can apply by visiting Leadership St. Vrain’s online application page, linked below and posted to the homepage under “What’s New.” The Department of Communications recommends that schools place the following link on your school’s website: (http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/news/2011051902.php). Parents can obtain a hardcopy of the application by contacting John Poynton (303-682-7404 or poynton_john@svvsd.org) or by picking up a copy at the Educational Services Center, 395 S. Pratt Parkway, Longmont. In addition to the online application, parents can submit an application to LSV Chair Jay Stype (303-653-5616 or jaystype@sbcglobal.net).

Interested in hearing about the state of the school district?  Click on the following link for more details. Please join us on 5/7/12 at Heritage Middle School at 6:30 pm for the most current information on SVVSD.

Keep up the excellent work, Raptor Nation!

Sincerely,
Erick Finnestead
Principal, Silver Creek High School

Upcoming Dates:
May 7 7:00 pm……Awards Night for 9th, 10th and 11th Grades (invitations have been sent to student/family)
May 17……………..Seniors Graduation Rehearsal and Last Day
May 18 2:15 pm….ALL SENIOR ASSIGNMENTS DUE
May 22……………..Finals for grades 9-11  (Silver Day 5-7)
May 23……………..Finals for grades 9-11  (Maroon Day 1-3) 9th Grade Picnic to follow Finals
May 24……………..Finals for grades 9-11 (Blocks 4 & 8)
May 24 7:00 pm….Senior Night in SCHS Gymnasium (seniors arrive at 6:30 pm commons)
May 26 10:00 am..GRADUATION SCHS Main Football Field (Seniors must be in gymnasium by 9:30 am)
!!!CLASS OF 2012 IMPORTANT DATES!!!
May 14…………Senior checkout sheets available LINK Senior Survey LINK

May 14-18……Caps and Gowns may be picked up in the Main Office.  All fines and fees must be paid prior to pickup.

May 17…………Seniors’ Last Day, Blocks 1 and 2 ONLY

May 17…………Senior Countdown!  Announcement will release students from class to meet in front of the Main Office.

    May 17………..Graduation Practice, immediately after countdown, Main Gym.  ALL

                               GRADUATING SENIORS MUST ATTEND  

May 18………..Last day to turn in all missing work.

May 24………..Senior Night, 7:00 -9:00, Main Gym, business/casual attire required (no shorts).
Seniors arrive at 6:30 in commons.
May 26………..Graduation, 10:00 a.m., Main Football Field. Seniors arrive in gymnasium at 9:30 am.

On Graduation Day

7:30 am……….Earliest time that chairs may be placed on the football field (no tents or canopies). Seating is not provided, please bring your own chairs.

9:30……………Seniors report to main gym in cap and gown.  Do not bring toys or other
distractions!
10:00…………..Ceremony begins
11:30…………..Ceremony ends (approx.) Grads return to the main gym to pick up diplomas.

SCOPA (SILVER CREEK ORGANIZATION for PERFORMING ARTS) NEWS

SCOPA Meeting May 8th at 6:00 pm
Band Concert May 9th at 7:00
Choir Concert May 16th
Jazz Concert May 16th (at The Dickens)
Orchestra Concert May 17th

SCOPA hosts bingo every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Longmont Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St).

If you are a SCOPA parent and would like to support the performing arts by becoming a BINGO volunteer, please call Evonne at 720-320-7142.

Silver Creek Education Foundation

The Silver Creek High School Education Foundation is looking for parent volunteers to serve on the Board and/or various committees for the upcoming school year. The current board members are holding an information session this Wednesday May 9, 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the school’s administrative office conference room. Please join us if you are interested in getting involved. For more information, please contact Michelle Foster, President, at mmfoster1@qwestoffice.net

We would like to thank the following families for their generous donations to the Silver Creek Education Foundation this semester:

The Bart Family

The Baumgartner Family

The Call Family

The Ewing Family

The Frothingham Family

The Goldstein Family

The Haase Family

The Heidebrecht Family

The Hirsh Family

The Howell Family

The Koschade Family

The Laxton Family

The Martorano Family

The Mast Family

The McReynolds Family

The Meier Family

The O’Rell Family

The Pierce Family

The Rosenthal Family

The Skazinski Family

The Storaci Family

The Whitmore Family

Ball Corporation

 

ATTENTION SENIORS, Graduating Class of 2012!!!

All seniors need to complete a senior checkout form (document) and staple it to the “submission complete” page of the senior survey (link).  The survey can be completed anytime; the senior checkout form needs to be completed once all fees/fines, textbooks, library books, and all assignments have been completed and turned in.

ALL SENIOR ASSIGNMENTS/ASSESSMENTS are DUE to teachers by Thursday or Friday, May 17 & 18 (depending on the course).  All senior grades will be final the afternoon of Monday, May 21st, 2012, to ensure graduation requirements have been met prior to senior festivities.

Guarantee your 2012 Copy of The Raptorian

Unveiling will be May 15 at the Signing Party

Pizza for the early birds!

Don’t miss your chance to keep the memories of this school year for years to come! Purchase your Raptorian now at https://sites.google.com/a/svvsd.org/schs-yearbook-2011-2012/ or go to jostens.com
On sale at school the week of May 7-11

Happy Smackah

Register now for the Happy Smackah!  The 2nd Annual Happy Smackah 5K Fun Walk/Run will be held on May 12 at 8 am at Lake Macintosh.  Come bring all your friends and join the fun to support Longmont High sophomore twins, Kaylee and Aubrey Adams who are battling kidney
disease.  You can register at http://www.happysmackah.com/

Free Physical/Medical Examinations

For those student-athletes interested in playing sports during the 2012-13 school year, a current physical form must be on file in the office before tryouts. Front Range Orthopedics (1551  Professional Lane, Suite #200, Longmont) will be performing free physical examinations on May 23 and 24 from 7 – 8:30 pm.  Please be aware this service is offered to all the schools and families in the St. Vrain Valley School District and long lines may occur.

SCHS Boys Soccer Parent/Player Meeting

There will be a parent and player meeting on May 8th in the auditorium at 7:00 p.  Meet the coach, talk about summer camps and training sessions!  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Coach Shane at ssmith@jumpbunch.com.

SCHS Football Parent/Player Meeting

There will be a parent and player meeting on May 10th in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.  Meet the coaches, talk about Camp Chadron and get to know each other!  If your son has an interest in playing football this fall, please attend!!!

SCHS Tennis Camps

There will be tennis camps starting May 14th.  See the attached flyers for more information.
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Fines/Fees

The end of the school year is approaching.   Fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office. SENIORS, PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL fees/fines must be paid in full before official transcripts will be sent to colleges.  Seniors still owing fines cannot participate in graduation.

CrayonsToCommencement

Show your graduate how much you care with a special caption to run alongside his or her senior photo or baby picture in the June issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier.   See the attached flier for more information. CrayonsToCommencement

After Prom Photo Booth Photos

Great news! In an effort to go green we are now providing our customers with instant digital downloads of their photo booth gallery.
Your digital files for Silver Creek HS After Prom 4-21-12 are ready and waiting. Click on this link to get your zip file: http://www.smugmug.com/downloads/39986d95fa3d0da8ea85/453893 (141.28 MB)
Download your zip files or share the links any time in the next two weeks, but after 08:15 a.m. PDT on May 8th, 2012 you’ll need to go back to the gallery and generate a new request.
Need help? Don’t hesitate to write us at:  info@redeyebooths.com.

Prom photos are also ready!  Each student who attended prom will receive a free 5×7 print of their choice.  You can view the photos at http://tinyurl.com/SilverCreekProm2012.  In order to receive the free print, students must give Ms. Lindsey the file name of the photo they want.  Additional prints can be purchased as well as packages.  If you purchase a package you are able to choose multiple poses.  Please contact Cindi Lindsey at 720-494-3728 or lindsey_cindi@svvsd.org if you have any questions.

News From the Art Department

Vote for the  Astro Cow! You can vote an unlimited amount of times. Go to www.artofdiary.com, or click this link. There’s a lot at STEAK here! Go Vote!!!

If this cow wins, Silver Creek’s Art Dept gets $20,000 from Lucerne Corp.

Art Show
This year’s art show will begin on April 20th and run until May 6th at the former Steve and Berry’s. Come visit and see all the wonderful artwork from around the district.

Counseling Corner

Money Smart Colorado week is finally here!
Through Saturday, April 28, Money Smart Colorado partners are hosting free events all over Colorado to help you be smart about your money.  See a full list Money Smart Colorado activities at www.moneysmartcolorado.org/activities.

Seniors:  Please let Ms. Monteil (in the counseling office) know of any scholarships you have been offered.  It is not necessary that you accept the scholarship. This information will be compiled and announced at Senior Night.

The COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE is currently looking for families to host a Foreign Exchange student for either one or two semesters.  If you are interested, please contact Sue Schwenz at (303) 254-5796 or at orcasports@comcast.net.  You may also visit their website at http://www.ciee.org/highschool

RABC

Come play Bingo run by the RABC on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Longmont
Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St). Families are
welcome.  Silver Creek students have won some of our big games.  Please
contact Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net if you have any
questions or would like to volunteer.

School Store  silvercreekstore.org

Raptor families, do you need a special gift for your Raptor student?  Visit the school store at silvercreekstore.org and place your order. Generally, if the item is in stock, it will be available in the office the following day!  It’s easy and your student will love it!!!

Weekly blog for April 27th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, April 27th

 Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to our students and staff on successfully participating in the annual Colorado ACT exam!  We are very excited to hear of our results, which typically become available in August.

    Leadership St. Vrain (LSV) is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Please direct any questions to John Poynton at 303-682-7404 or LSV Chair, Jay Stype at 303-653-5616. The program is especially appropriate for parents who want to obtain a foundation in the operations and management of the St. Vrain Valley School District. The training program provides valuable information about curriculum, finance, operations safety, governance, operations, education legislation, and public participation.  Applicants can apply by visiting Leadership St. Vrain’s online application page, linked below and posted to the homepage under “What’s New.” The Department of Communications recommends that schools place the following link on your school’s website: (http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us/news/2011051902.php). Parents can obtain a hardcopy of the application by contacting John Poynton at 303-682-7404 or email or by picking up a copy at the Educational Services Center, 395 S. Pratt Parkway, Longmont. In addition to the Online application, parents can submit an application to LSV Chair Jay Stype:  303-653-5616  jaystype@sbcglobal.net

Interested in hearing about the state of the school district?  Click on the following link for more details. Please join us on 5/7/12 at Heritage Middle School at 6:30 pm for the most current information on SVVSD.

Keep up the excellent work, Raptor Nation!

Sincerely,
Erick Finnestead
Principal, Silver Creek High School

Upcoming Dates:
May 1 7:15 am……Advanced Placement Pre-Administration (for students participating in an AP test in 2012)
May 1 2:30 pm……SCHS Accountability Committee
May 2……………….PLC Late Start Staff Development
May 7 7:00 pm……Awards Night for 9, 10, 11 Grades (invitations have been sent to student/family)
May 17……………..Seniors Graduation Rehearsal and Last Day
May 18 2:15 pm….ALL SENIOR ASSIGNMENTS DUE
May 24 7:00 pm….Senior Night in SCHS Gymnasium (seniors arrive at 6:30 pm commons)
May 26 10:00 am..GRADUATION SCHS Main Football Field (Seniors must be in gymnasium by 9:30 am)
!!!CLASS OF 2012 IMPORTANT DATES!!!
May 14…………Senior checkout sheets available LINK Senior Survey LINK

May 14-18……Cap and Gowns may be picked up in the Main Office.  All fine and fees must be paid prior to pickup.

May 17…………Seniors’ Last Day, Blocks 1 and 2 ONLY

May 17…………Senior Countdown!  Announcement will release students from class to meet in front of the Main Office.

    May 17………..Graduation Practice, immediately after countdown, Main Gym.  ALL

                               GRADUATING SENIORS MUST ATTEND

May 18………..Last day to turn in all missing work.

May 24………..Senior Night, 7:00 -9:00, Main Gym, business/casual attire required (no shorts).
Seniors arrive at 6:30 in commons.
May 26………..Graduation, 10:00 a.m., Main Football Field. Seniors arrive in gymnasium at 9:30 am.

On Graduation Day

7:30 am……….Earliest time that chairs may be placed on the football field (no tents or canopies). Seating is not provided, please bring your own chairs.

9:30……………Seniors report to main gym in cap and gown.  Do not bring toys or other
distractions!
10:00…………..Ceremony begins
11:30…………..Ceremony ends (approx.) Grads return to the main gym to pick up diplomas.

Silver Creek Education Foundation

The Silver Creek High School Education Foundation is looking for parent volunteers to serve on the Board and/or various committees for the upcoming school year.  The current board members are holding an information session on Wednesday May 9, 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the school’s administrative office conference room.  Please join us if you are interested in getting involved.   For more information, please contact Michelle Foster, President, at mmfoster1@qwest.net .

ATTENTION SENIORS, Graduating Class of 2012!!!

All seniors need to complete a senior checkout form (document) and staple it to the “submission complete” page of the senior survey (link).  The survey can be completed anytime; the senior checkout form needs to be completed once all fees/fines, textbooks, library books, and all assignments have been completed and turned in.

ALL SENIOR ASSIGNMENTS/ASSESSMENTS are DUE to teachers by Thursday or Friday, May 17 & 18 (depending on the course).  All senior grades will be final the afternoon of Monday, May 21st, 2012, to ensure graduation requirements have been met prior to senior festivities.

Guarantee your 2012 Copy of The Raptorian

Unveiling will be May 15 at the Signing Party

Pizza for the early birds!

Don’t miss your chance to keep the memories of this school year for years to come! Purchase your Raptorian now at https://sites.google.com/a/svvsd.org/schs-yearbook-2011-2012/ or go to jostens.com
On sale at school the week of May 7-11

AP Testing

The pre-administration session for AP testing will take place on Tues., May 1st, at 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. The pre-administration is required for test-takers to fill out their initial information before the start of testing on May 7th. Starting Monday, students & parents will receive emails reminding them of which pre-admin session they signed up for and other AP testing information, so please check your email regularly!

Happy Smackah

Register now for the Happy Smackah!  The 2nd Annual Happy Smackah 5K Fun Walk/Run will be held on May 12 at 8 am at Lake Macintosh.  Come bring all your friends and join the fun to support Longmont High sophomore twins, Kaylee and Aubrey Adams who are battling kidney
disease.  You can register at http://www.happysmackah.com/

Fines/Fees

The end of the school year is approaching.   Fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office. SENIORS, PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL fees/fines must be paid in full before official transcripts will be sent to colleges or to participate in graduation.

CrayonsToCommencement

Show your graduate how much you care with a special caption to run alongside his or her senior photo or baby picture in the June issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier.   See the attached flier for more information. CrayonsToCommencement

After Prom Photo Booth Photos

Great news! In an effort to go green we are now providing our customers with instant digital downloads of their photo booth gallery.
Your digital files for Silver Creek HS After Prom 4-21-12 are ready and waiting. Click on this link to get your zip file: http://www.smugmug.com/downloads/39986d95fa3d0da8ea85/453893 (141.28 MB)
Download your zip files or share the links any time in the next two weeks, but after 08:15 AM PDT on May 8th, 2012 you’ll need to go back to the gallery and generate a new request.
Need help? Don’t hesitate to write us at:  info@redeyebooths.com.

Prom photos are also ready!  Each student who attended prom will receive a free 5×7 print of their choice.  You can view the photos at http://tinyurl.com/SilverCreekProm2012.  In order to receive the free print students must give Ms. Lindsey the file name of the photo they want.  Additional prints can be purchased as well as packages.  If purchasing a package you are able to choose multiple poses.  Please contact Cindi Lindsey at 720-494-3728 or lindsey_cindi@svvsd.org if you have any questions.

Silver Creek Leadership Academy

The Silver Creek Leadership Academy is hosting an online auction to raise funds for Spangler Elementary. The auction is hosted by the SCLA  11th grade community leadership class.
This school will be closing in Fall of 2014 but in the meantime we want to make sure the students have the access to items to help with learning.  They are working hard to raise money to take the kindergarteners to the Denver Zoo, 5th graders to Calwood, and purchase needed school supplies.
You can visit our online auction by going to http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/3537/auctions/3939 and making a bid on some of the great items we have.  Be sure to check back often, we are adding new items daily!   Contact Carrie Adams, SCLA Program Coordinator at adams_carrie@svvsd.org for more info.

SCHS Football Parent/Player Meeting

There will be a parent and player meeting on May 10th in the auditorium at 6:30 pm to meet the coaches, talk about Camp Chadron and get to know each other!  If your son has an interest in playing football this fall, please attend!!!

2012-13 Dance Team Tryouts

Interested in being a member of the Silver Creek Dance Team? The time for tryouts has arrived and we want you to come and try out for the team. Tryouts will be next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday- May 1st-3rd from 3:30 to 5:30 in the small gym. Click here for the Dance Team flyer! Hope to see you there!

News From the Art Department

Vote for the  Astro Cow! You can vote an unlimited amount of times. Go to www.artofdiary.com, or click this link. There’s a lot at STEAK here! Go Vote!!!

If this cow wins, Silver Creek’s Art Dept gets $20,000 from Lucerne Corp.

Art Show
This year’s art show will begin on April 20th and run until May 6th at the former Steve and Berry’s. Come visit and see all the wonderful artwork from around the district.

Counseling Corner

Money Smart Colorado week is finally here!
Through Saturday, April 28, Money Smart Colorado partners are hosting free events all over Colorado to help you be smart about your money.  See a full list Money Smart Colorado activities at www.moneysmartcolorado.org/activities.
$2000 Scholarship – Don’t miss it! Money Smart Colorado week is just one reason to be excited for the end of April.  This week is also the last week of Financial Literacy Month, and the last week that you can use your Rewards points to enter the $2,000 Annual Education Cents Rewards Scholarship drawing. The deadline to enter the drawing is Monday April 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm MT.

Seniors:  Please let Ms. Monteil (in the counseling office) know of any scholarships you have been offered.  It is not necessary that you accept the scholarship. This information will be compiled and announced at Senior Night.

The COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE is currently looking for families to host a Foreign Exchange student for either one or two semesters.  If you are interested, please contact Sue Schwenz at (303) 254-5796 or at orcasports@comcast.net.  You may also visit their website at http://www.ciee.org/highschool

SCOPA (SILVER CREEK ORGANIZATION for PERFORMING ARTS) NEWS

SCOPA Hosts Bingo Every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Longmont Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St).

If you are a SCOPA parent and would like to support the performing arts by becoming a BINGO volunteer, please call Evonne at 720-320-7142.

RABC

Come play Bingo run by the RABC on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Longmont
Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St). Families are
welcome.  Silver Creek students have won some of our big games.  Please
contact Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net if you have any
questions or would like to volunteer.

School Store  silvercreekstore.org

Raptor families, do you need a special gift for your Raptor student?  Visit the school store at silvercreekstore.org and place your order. Generally, if the item is in stock, it will be available in the office the following day!  It’s easy and your student will love it!!!

Weekly blog for April 20th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, April 20th

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

I would like to thank all of our parents and community businesses who have stepped forward to make Prom and After Prom successful events.  Information upon donations is below and your help is greatly appreciated.

Prom and After Prom are being held this Saturday night 4/21/2012.  All students and their guests who attend Prom may attend After Prom, which will be held at Silver Creek from 12:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m., free of charge.  All Silver Creek juniors and seniors may attend After Prom, free of charge, regardless of their attendance at Prom.  Freshmen and sophomores who have attended Prom may also attend After Prom, free of charge.

Mark the date as all juniors in the state of Colorado will be taking the ACT (free of charge) on Tuesday, April 24.  Juniors will take the test at Silver Creek High School.  No lunch will be provided on this day.  Buses will run on a schedule that is 4.25 hours later than normal, thus arriving at SCHS at 11:30 am.

Please see the following schedule for 4/24/12 at SCHS:
7:00-7:15 am………….All juniors arrive at the usual time
7:15-7:30 am…………Students check in with identification to testing rooms
7:30-11:15 am……….Junior ACT Testing
11:30 am………………Junior Dismissal – Buses arrive with Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors
12:00-12:30 pm……..5th Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors)
12:35-1:05 pm……….6th Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors)
1:10-1:40 pm…………7th Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors)
1:45-2:15 pm…………8th Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors)
BUSES RUN 4:25 HOURS LATE ON 4/24/12
**Juniors, don’t forget your picture ID, pencils and calculator**
Talk with your math teacher to ensure your calculator is approved for ACT.

It’s time to vote for our cow in the Lucerne Art of Dairy 2012 Contest! Click here to vote now for our own Lindsay Droege (Class of 2012), who is one of nine finalists of 9,300 entries nationwide. Please click on the link to watch her video of creating the cow! YouTube: watch her video!  Vote early and vote often as our school is in the final running for $20,000 in support of our Fine Arts program.

Interested in hearing about the state of the school district?  Click on the following link for more details. Please join us on 5/7/12 at Heritage Middle School at 6:30 pm for the most current information on SVVSD.       Keep up the excellent work, Raptor Nation!

Sincerely,
Erick Finnestead
Principal, Silver Creek High School

ATTENTION SENIORS, Graduating Class of 2012!!!

All seniors need to complete a senior checkout form (document) and staple it to the “submission complete” page of the senior survey (link).  The survey can be completed anytime; the senior checkout form needs to be completed once all fees/fines, textbooks, library books, and all assignments have been completed and turned in.

ALL SENIOR ASSIGNMENTS/ASSESSMENTS are DUE to teachers by Thursday or Friday, May 17 & 18 (depending on the course).  All senior grades will be final the afternoon of Monday, May 21st, 2012, to ensure graduation requirements have been met prior to senior festivities.

FREE FREE After Prom FREE FREE

FREE   FREE  FREE for all Juniors, Seniors and their prom dates.  You do NOT need to attend Prom to attend After Prom.  Wear comfortable clothes!!!!!  We will have a Velcro Wall, inflatable obstacle course, Minute to Win It games, Photo Booth, Casino, ping pong, the latest electronic games, food, and TONS OF PRIZES!!!!  Don’t miss this great opportunity to have fun with your peers!  Midnight until 3 a.m.

Parents, if you can provide the following, please let Annie Simboski know.  PresidentRABC@gmail.com

1.  Pulled pork in a crock pot
2.  Cookies, veggies, finger food
3.  6 Black jack dealers
4.  Help with the food during After Prom
5.  Set up on Friday Night 5 p.m.-10 p.m.  (we give National Honor Society volunteer hours!!)
6.  Set up on Saturday noon – ?  (we give National Honor Society volunteer hours!!!)
7.  Tear down at 3 a.m.
8.  $$ and gift cards

Fines/Fees

The end of the school year is approaching.   Fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office. SENIORS, PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL fees/fines must be paid in full before official transcripts will be sent to colleges or to participate in graduation.

CrayonsToCommencement

Show your graduate how much you care with a special caption to run alongside his or her senior photo or baby picture in the June issue of the Left Hand Valley Courier.   See the attached flier for more information. CrayonsToCommencement

Silver Creek Education Foundation

The Silver Creek High School Education Foundation is looking for parent volunteers to serve on the Board and/or various committees for the upcoming school year.  The current board members are holding an information session on Wednesday May 9, 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the school’s administrative office conference room.  Please join us if you are interested in getting involved.   For more information, please contact Michelle Foster, President, at mmfoster1@qwest.net .

Silver Creek Leadership Academy

The Silver Creek Leadership Academy is hosting an online auction to raise funds for Spangler Elementary. The auction is hosted by the SCLA  11th grade community leadership class.
This school will be closing in Fall of 2014 but in the meantime we want to make sure the students have the access to items to help with learning.  They are working hard to raise money to take the kindergarteners to the Denver Zoo, 5th graders to Calwood, and purchase needed school supplies.
You can visit our online auction by going to http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/3537/auctions/3939 and making a bid on some of the great items we have.  Be sure to check back often, we are adding new items daily!   Contact Carrie Adams, SCLA Program Coordinator at adams_carrie@svvsd.org for more info.

SCHS Football Parent/Player Meeting

There will be a parent and player meeting on May 10th in the auditorium at 6:30 pm to meet the coaches, talk about Camp Chadron and get to know each other!  If your son has an interest in playing football this fall, please attend!!!

AP Testing

The pre-administration session for AP testing will take place on Tues., May 1st, at 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. The pre-administration is required for test-takers to fill out their initial information before the start of testing on May 7th. Starting Monday, students & parents will receive emails reminding them of which pre-admin session they signed up for and other AP testing information, so please check your email regularly!

ACT Preparation Materials

The Longmont Public Library has lots of free practice tests in Learning Express for ACT, SAT, PSAT, as well as preparation for US citizenship and much more!

Here are directions to the library (tell your students- they’ll need their library number!):
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/library/adult/educationandtestpreparation.htm

Bolder Boulder Racers

Thinking about running the Bolder Boulder this year?  If so, registering through the SC BBRacers group will save SC students $22 on the registration fee.  Both SC students, family members and friends can register through the group so that you can get in the same wave, if desired.  Please contact Ms. Rossman (rossman_megan@svvsd.org) or Mr. Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org) to receive the necessary information.  The registration deadline to receive the discount is Friday, April 20.  We will also be running after school on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Let us know if you’d like to train with us and we’ll keep you posted.

Friends and Family of Seniors!

Friends and Family of Seniors!
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to remind your seniors how extraordinary they are. The senior issue of The Talon Tribune, Silver Creek’s student-run newspaper, will be distributed to all students on Monday, May 14, and we will be including special notes to seniors from their families and friends.
You can buy a…
2 by 4.5 message with text: $15
4 by 4.5 message with text, photo, graphics (your choice): $25
6 by 4.5 message with text, photo, graphics (your choice): $40
If you are interested in buying a senior ad, forms are available in the Silver Creek front office or by clicking here.  You may also contact Jamie Neufeld, the Tribune’s newspaper advisor, at neufeld_jamie@svvsd.org. Also, if you’re interested in buying a bigger-sized advertisement, then you can do so upon request to Jamie Neufeld at her e-mail address.
You can either pay with cash or a check. Make checks payable to SCHS. You can personally deliver your senior advertisement to the front desk at Silver Creek, or you can mail your advertisement to Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80503.
Sign-up for senior advertisements will end on April 24, 2012.

News From the Art Department

Vote for the  Astro Cow! You can vote an unlimited amount of times. Go to www.artofdiary.com, or click this link. There’s is a lot at STEAK here! Go Vote!!!
If this cow wins, Silver Creek’s Art Dept gets $20,000 from Lucerne Corp.

Art Show
This year’s art show will begin on April 20th and run until May 6th at the former Steve and Berry’s. Come visit and see all the wonderful artwork from around the district.

Counseling Corner

Junior Leadership Opportunity:  Girls and Boys State
The American Legion and its Auxiliary are offering a fun filled week for juniors! Girls: Columbine Girls State will be held June 10-15, at Western State College, Gunnison, CO. Boys: Colorado Boys State will be held June 3-9, at CSU-Pueblo, Pueblo, CO. Both options provide an opportunity to learn about government, test your leadership skills and make friends from all across the state. College credit is also available. Applications and contact info for Girls and Boys State programs are available from SCHS US Gov’t teachers and in the Counseling Office and are due Apr. 19th.

The 2012 Denver Spring College Fair, a Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) and Colorado Council for High School/College Relations (CCHS/CR) co-sponsored event will be held at the University of Denver, Daniel L. Ritchie Athletic Center, Gates Field House, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
FREE Admission
A flier for counselors, students and parents can be found at http://www.rmacac.org/media/docs/9a7de3af23208e5b70c6af188ccc1afb.pdf.

Summer School 2012 – Students interested in summer school for 2012 please click on the following link to find out more information about registration and classes offered.

A Representative from Grand Canyon University in Arizona will be here on Thursday, April 26th at 11:30.  Sign up in the counseling office if you are interested in meeting with her.

Seniors:  Please let Ms. Monteil (in the counseling office) know of any scholarships you have been offered.  It is not necessary that you accept the scholarship. This information will be compiled and announced at Senior Night.

Athletic/Activity — Parent Volunteers Needed

Athletic/Activity parents we need your help!!!!  A great big thank you to Kevin and Joan Brundage, Andrea Kreitman and Shirlee Adolfson for their tireless support of Raptor Activity Booster Club through their sponsorship of BINGO!  With students graduating this year we need to find a few parents who can help us continue BINGO.

We need your help!  We are looking for 2-3 new general managers to help Pam Prinz with BINGO.  We are also looking for 9-10 volunteers to help serve as volunteers to help with sessions.  Please contact Kevin or Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net or Annie Simboski at anniesimboski@gmail.com or (303)545-5150.

Did you know that contributions to the RABC from BINGO for the last two years was more than $90,000?  Did you know that BINGO is the biggest fundraiser for RABC and our school?  Did you know that BINGO proceeds have gone to purchasing the following: Medical Supplies for the Athletic Trainers, Soccer Goal & Nets, Volleyball Standards, School Marquee, Flag, Pole at the Athletic Field, Technology for the School Newspaper, Staff Appreciation Gifts & Meals, Windscreens, Posts & Nets for Boy & Girls Tennis Teams, Protective Screens & Nets for the Baseball and Softball Teams, Electronic Headsets for Football and many more great additions?

Officers for Booster Club (RABC)

At our meeting on Monday, April 23rd at 6 p.m. in the library, we will be voting on our Booster Officers for next year.  If you would like to be an officer, please contact Annie Simboski at presidentRABC@gmail.com.  There are 2 officer positions available:
Secretary (involves takes notes during meetings and distributes to all members, types agenda, huge help to President)
Treasurer (keeps track of all finances for RABC, writes checks to clubs, pays taxes, keeps everything legal, uses Quickbooks).

SCOPA (SILVER CREEK ORGANIZATION for PERFORMING ARTS) NEWS

SCOPA Hosts Bingo Every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Longmont Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St).

If you are a SCOPA parent and would like to support the performing arts by becoming a BINGO volunteer, please call Evonne at 720-320-7142.

RABC

JOIN the BOOSTER CLUB!!!  Only $20
RABC – Next Booster meeting is Monday, April 23rd @ 6:00 p.m.
The Booster Club sponsors all Clubs and Sports in the school.  Please join and support all of the fabulous activities happening at Silver Creek.

RABC Hosts Bingo Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.!
Come play Bingo run by the RABC on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Longmont
Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St). Families are
welcome.  Silver Creek students have won some of our big games.  Please
contact Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net if you have any
questions or would like to volunteer.

School Store  silvercreekstore.org

Raptor families, do you need a special gift for your Raptor student?  Visit the school store at silvercreekstore.org and place your order. Generally, if the item is in stock, it will be available in the office the following day!  It’s easy and your student will love it!!!

Guarantee your 2012 Copy of The Raptorian

Unveiling will be May 15 at the Signing Party

Pizza for the early birds!

Don’t miss your chance to keep the memories of this school year for years to come! Purchase your Raptorian now at https://sites.google.com/a/svvsd.org/schs-yearbook-2011-2012/ or go to jostens.com
On sale at school the week of May 7-11

Weekly blog for April 13th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, April 13th

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,
Congratulations to our four-time state champion Drumline.  This past weekend our Drumline successfully defended their crown and once again have brought home the gold to Silver Creek.  What a fantastic achievement!

We are looking for 8-10 senior/junior parent chaperones to assist us with our PROM Dance.  If you are the parent of a junior or senior and are interested in serving as a chaperone, please notify the Silver Creek main office at (720)494-3721 or Prom Sponsor Cindi Lindsey at (720)494-3728.

Mark the date as all Juniors in the state of Colorado will be taking the ACT (free of charge) on Tuesday, April 24.  Juniors will take the test at Silver Creek High School.  No lunch will be provided on this day.   Buses will run on a schedule that is 4.25 hours later than normal, thus arriving at SCHS at 11:30 a.m. 

Please see the following schedule for the day:
7:00-7:15 am………….All juniors arrive at the usual time
7:15-7:30 am…………Students check in with identification to testing rooms
7:30-11:15 am……….Junior ACT Testing
11:30 am………………Junior Dismissal – Buses arrive with Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors
12:00-12:30 pm……..5th Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors)
12:35-1:05 pm……….6th Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors)
1:10-1:40 pm…………7th Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors)
1:45-2:15 pm…………8th Block (Freshmen, Sophomores, Seniors)

**Juniors don’t forget your picture ID, pencils and calculator**
Talk with your math teacher to ensure your calculator is approved for ACT.

Keep up the excellent work, Raptor Nation!

Sincerely,
Erick Finnestead
Principal, Silver Creek High School

ATTENTION SENIORS, Graduating Class of 2012!!!

All seniors need to complete a senior checkout form (document) and staple to the “submission complete” page of the senior survey (link).  The survey can be completed anytime; the senior checkout form needs to be completed once all fees/fines, textbooks, library books, and all assignments have been completed and turned in.

ALL SENIOR ASSIGNMENTS/ASSESSMENTS are DUE to teachers by Thursday or Friday, May 17 & 18 (depending on the course).  All senior grades will be final the afternoon of Monday, May 21st, 2012 to ensure graduation requirements have been met prior to senior festivities.

GREASE

Slip on your leather jacket, pull on your bobby socks, and fall back to a simpler time as “bad boy” Danny and Sandy, the “girl next door”, fall in love. Join the Silver Creek Theatre Company for the original high-school musical, featuring songs including “You’re the One that I Want,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “Grease is the Word.”

Evening shows Friday, April 13, and Saturday April 14 at 7 pm
Matinee show on Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm
Ticket price: Adults $12.00 Students $8.00 from Silver Creek.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Senior Panoramic Picture

The Senior Class Panoramic Pictures were taken this week.
The deadline for ordering pictures without a late fee is Saturday, April 14th.
For additional information and online ordering, go to BestClassPicture.com.
Please click on the “Picture Taken This Week” button so you aren’t charged a late fee.
Students received order envelopes and extras are in the main office.
Part of every order comes back to our school. Thank you for your support.

Fines/Fees

The end of the school year is approaching.   Fees may be paid through RevTrak or submitted to the Main Office. SENIORS, PLEASE REMEMBER: ALL fees/fines must be paid in full before official transcripts will be sent to colleges or to participate in graduation.

PROM

This year’s Prom will be held from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st, at the Gatehouse in Lafayette.  Tickets are $40 per person or $75 a couple.  Prom is open to juniors, seniors and their dates.  All students, their parents and guests are required to sign the dance expectation and guest contract.   Tickets can be purchased with cash or check (made out to SCHS) during lunches or from Cindi Lindsey in the health office until 2:15 p.m. daily.  If you are interested in assisting with set-up, clean-up, chaperoning or have any questions, please contact Cindi Lindsey at 720-494-3728.

FREE FREE After Prom FREE FREE

FREE   FREE  FREE for all Juniors, Seniors and their prom dates.  You do NOT need to attend Prom to attend After Prom.  Wear comfortable clothes!!!!!  We will have a Velcro Wall, inflatable obstacle course, Minute to Win It games, Photo Booth, Casino, ping pong, the latest electronic games, food, and TONS OF PRIZES!!!!  Don’t miss this great opportunity to have fun with your peers!   Midnight until 3 a.m.

Parents, if you can provide the following, please let Annie Simboski know.  PresidentRABC@gmail.com

1.  pulled pork in a crock pot
2.  cookies, veggies, finger food
3.  6 Black jack dealers
4.  Help with the food during After Prom
5.  Set up on Friday Night 5 p.m.-10 p.m.  (we give National Honor Society volunteer hours!!)
6.  Set up on Saturday noon – ?  (we give National Honor Society volunteer hours!!!)
7.  Tear down at 3 a.m.
8.  $$ and gift cards

ACT Preparation Materials

The Longmont Public Library has lots of free practice tests in Learning Express for ACT, SAT, PSAT, as well as preparation for US citizenship and much more!

Here are directions to the library (tell your students- they’ll need their library number!):
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/library/adult/educationandtestpreparation.htm

Bolder Boulder Racers

Thinking about running the Bolder Boulder this year?  If so, registering through the SC BBRacers group will save SC students $22 on the registration fee.  Both SC students, family members and friends can register through the group so that you can get in the same wave, if desired.  Please contact Ms. Rossman (rossman_megan@svvsd.org) or Mr. Smedley (smedley_matthew@svvsd.org) to receive the necessary information.  The registration deadline to receive the discount is Friday, April 20.  We will also be running after school on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Let us know if you’d like to train with us and we’ll keep you posted.

Raptor Track Pancake Breakfast for Dinner!

The Silver Creek Track Team wants to invite one and all to attend our annual Pancake Breakfast! However, this year we are serving it up for dinner on Friday, April 13th from 5pm-7pm right. This is a fun way to spend an evening with other school families and athletes while raising some money for our track program. The dinner will begin right after practice for our spring athletes and right before SCOPA’s spring performance of the high-school musical classic, Grease. If you are attending the performance, why not begin your evening by dining on delicious pancakes and sausage with us. There will be incredible door prizes including a 46″ flat screen TV and much more! Tickets for the dinner are $5 per person and door prize drawing tickets are $1 each. We look forward to see you all there.

Friends and Family of Seniors!

Friends and Family of Seniors!
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to remind your seniors how extraordinary they are. The senior issue of The Talon Tribune, Silver Creek’s student-run newspaper, will be distributed to all students on Monday, May 14, and we will be including special notes to seniors from their families and friends.
You can buy a…
2 by 4.5 message with text: $15
4 by 4.5 message with text, photo, graphics (your choice): $25
6 by 4.5 message with text, photo, graphics (your choice): $40
If you are interested in buying a senior ad, forms are available in the Silver Creek front office or by clicking here.  You may also contact Jamie Neufeld, the Tribune’s newspaper advisor, at neufeld_jamie@svvsd.org. Also, if you’re interested in buying a bigger-sized advertisement, then you can do so upon request to Jamie Neufeld at her e-mail address.
You can either pay with cash or a check. Make checks payable to SCHS. You can personally deliver your senior advertisement to the front desk at Silver Creek, or you can mail your advertisement to Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80503.
Sign-up for senior advertisements will end on April 24, 2012.

News From the Art Department

Coming April 16th! Vote for the Cow!
If this cow wins, Silver Creek’s Art Dept gets $20,000 from Lucerne Corp.

This year’s art show will begin on April 20th and run until May 6th at the former Steve and Berry’s. Come visit and see all the wonderful artwork from around the district.

Counseling Corner

Junior Leadership Opportunity:  Girls and Boys State
The American Legion and its Auxiliary are offering a fun filled week for juniors! Girls: Columbine Girls State will be held June 10-15, at Western State College, Gunnison, CO. Boys: Colorado Boys State will be held June 3-9, at CSU-Pueblo, Pueblo, CO. Both options provide an opportunity to learn about government, test your leadership skills and make friends from all across the state. College credit is also available. Applications and contact info for Girls and Boys State programs are available from SCHS US Gov’t teachers and in the Counseling Office and are due Apr. 19th.

Representatives from Johnson and Wales University and from the University of Nebraska @ Lincoln will be here Friday, April 13th, at 9:30 and 1:00 respectively.  Please sign up in the counseling office if you are interested in meeting with them.

The 2012 Denver Spring College Fair, a Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) and Colorado Council for High School/College Relations (CCHS/CR) co-sponsored event will be held at the University of Denver, Daniel L. Ritchie Athletic Center, Gates Field House, Sunday, April 22, 2012, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
FREE Admission
A flier for counselors, students and parents can be found at http://www.rmacac.org/media/docs/9a7de3af23208e5b70c6af188ccc1afb.pdf.

Summer School 2012 – Students interested in summer school for 2012 please click on the following link to find out more information about registration and classes offered.

The Colorado Academy Information Day will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Aurora Central High School, 11700 E. 11th Ave, Aurora, CO  80010.  The formal program will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Academy Information Day is an opportunity for potential service academy applicants, parents, teachers, and counselors to receive information from each member of the Colorado congressional delegation, as well as ROTC and the service academies – Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Military Academy, Merchant Marine Academy and Coast Guard Academy.

Scholarships Offered

Seniors:  Please let Ms. Monteil (in the counseling office) know of any scholarships you have been offered.  It is not necessary that you accept the scholarship. This information will be compiled and announced at Senior Night.

Concurrent Enrollment (formerly PSEO)

Any students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2012/2013 school year are potentially eligible to participate in the Concurrent Enrollment program, which allows students to take college courses at either Front Range or CU and get reimbursed for the cost of the tuition. Only courses that aren’t offered at Silver Creek will be eligible and there are additional requirements that must be met in order to be approved. Please contact the student’s respective counselor in order to pick up a copy of the State Agreement form. That form MUST be completed and turned in to the counselor by Wednesday April 18th in order to participate for the Fall semester of 2012.

Elementary and Middle School Tennis Clinic to Benefit Trey

Please click on the following link for more information.
Girls Tennis is offering babysitting to benefit Trey.  Click on the link for more information.

Athletic/Activity — Parent Volunteers Needed

Athletic/Activity parents we need your help!!!!  A great big thank you to Kevin and Joan Brundage, Andrea Kreitman and Shirlee Adolfson for their tireless support of Raptor Activity Booster Club through their sponsorship of BINGO!  With students graduating this year we need to find a few parents who can help us continue BINGO.

We need your help!  We are looking for 2-3 new general managers to help Pam Prinz with BINGO.  We are also looking for 9-10 volunteers to help serve as volunteers to help with sessions.  Please contact Kevin or Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net or Annie Simboski at anniesimboski@gmail.com or (303)545-5150.

Did you know that contributions to the RABC from BINGO for the last two years was more than $90,000?  Did you know that BINGO is the biggest fundraiser for RABC and our school?  Did you know that BINGO proceeds have gone to purchasing the following: Medical Supplies for the Athletic Trainers, Soccer Goal & Nets, Volleyball Standards, School Marquee, Flag, Pole at the Athletic Field, Technology for the School Newspaper, Staff Appreciation Gifts & Meals, Windscreens, Posts & Nets for Boy & Girls Tennis Teams, Protective Screens & Nets for the Baseball and Softball Teams, Electronic Headsets for Football and many more great additions?

Officers for Booster Club (RABC)

At our meeting on Monday, April 23rd at 6 p.m. in the library, we will be voting on our Booster Officers for next year.  If you would like to be an officer, please contact Annie Simboski at presidentRABC@gmail.com.  There are 2 officer positions available:
Secretary (involves takes notes during meetings and distributes to all members, types agenda, huge help to President)
Treasurer (keeps track of all finances for RABC, writes checks to clubs, pays taxes, keeps everything legal, uses Quickbooks).

SCOPA (SILVER CREEK ORGANIZATION for PERFORMING ARTS) NEWS

SCOPA Hosts Bingo Every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Longmont Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St).

If you are a SCOPA parent and would like to support the performing arts by becoming a BINGO volunteer, please call Evonne at 720-320-7142.

RABC

JOIN the BOOSTER CLUB!!!  Only $20
RABC – Next Booster meeting is Monday, April 23rd @ 6:00 p.m.
The Booster Club sponsors all Clubs and Sports in the school.  Please join and support all of the fabulous activities happening at Silver Creek.

RABC Hosts Bingo Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.!
Come play Bingo run by the RABC on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Longmont
Bingo Alley, 640 19th Ave.  (Behind Wendy’s on Main St). Families are
welcome.  Silver Creek students have won some of our big games.  Please
contact Joan Brundage at joan.brundage@comcast.net if you have any
questions or would like to volunteer.

School Store  silvercreekstore.org

Raptor families, do you need a special gift for your Raptor student?  Visit the school store at silvercreekstore.org and place your order. Generally, if the item is in stock, it will be available in the office the following day!  It’s easy and your student will love it!!!

Lucerne Art of Dairy Project

Lindsay Droege entered a national contest with 9,300 other entries. Her design was chosen as a finalist along with 8 others. We received the large fiberglass cow, and she spent countless hours painting it. Here is the part where you, your family and friends come in! National voting starts on April 16th, whichever cow receives the most votes wins the grand prize! What is the grand prize? The art department will receive $20,000 and Lindsay and Kate Giese will win a cash prize!

Next week  voting will  start on Monday the 16th, stay tuned for more information on how to vote.  The cow itself will be on display at the Safeway at 17th and Hover starting Monday.

For more information go to the Lucerne Art of Dairy website.