weekly blog for November 14th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 14th

A Royal Madrigal Feast

You are cordially invited to attend …A Royal Madrigal Feast

December 5 and 6, 2014

Silver Creek High School’s

Performing Arts Tradition since 2002

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

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

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

Education Foundation

We are constantly amazed at the generosity and support of SCHS families and friends who are willing to give back to the classrooms and staff at Silver Creek High School. The Silver Creek Education Foundation has raised over $90,000 in our first five years and has issued 90 grants to the staff which include purchases of a variety of items including laptops and laptop carts, document cameras, iPads, a cello, Nooks and novel sets among many other items.

Here is an update on the Education Foundation’s current activities.   There are a variety of ways for each Silver Creek family to get involved.

Save the Dates:

Tuesday, November 18 –Chipotle Night, 1100 Ken Pratt Boulevard

     5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Supporters can show the attached fundraiser flyer on paper or mobile device, or verbally communicate to the cashier that they are supporting the fundraiser and 50% of the proceeds will go to the SC Education Foundation.   Make your receipt count!  Thanks.

                         chipotle

  •         Mardi Gras Celebration – Saturday, February 21

Live music, delicious food and fabulous auction items

      mardigras                            

College and Career Center (CCC) – Donate Today

  •         In addition to raising money to support our grant process, our fundraising focus this year is on providing resources and support to the CCC as it opens its doors to our students.

  •         Please consider donating today. attached donation form.

King Soopers Reloadable Cards – 5% donated to SCEF

  •         5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   Buy cards for your family, relatives and/or neighbors.  Anyone who shops at King Soopers can support Silver Creek with one of our reloadable cards. Start with a $5 card and reload at your convenience.  The cards can be used throughout the year.

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

Brick By Brick Donations – Show Your Raptor Pride

  •         Be a part of Raptor history.  Donate and place your order by November 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver by the holidays.

  •         Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:  Brick order form

Parent Volunteers Needed

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

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

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

Kim Fuhrman, President                Erick Finnestead, Principal

Silver Creek Education Foundation Board

Shannon Andrews, Vice President

Randy Ahlberg

Pat Carson, Secretary

Julie Forbes, Staff Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Natalie Hill, Treasurer

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Julie Nielson

Scott Neuhard

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

TO BENEFIT THE SILVER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TEAM.

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

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

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

Ready to shop?

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

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

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

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

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

2014-2015 Prospective Family Open House

December 9, 2014 6:00 PM

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

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st!  Please email your picture to Ms. Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

Longmont Rotary Coat Drive

Silver Creek High School is a current drop-off for gently used or new Winter coats, blankets, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boots.  Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office between 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. until Friday November 21st.

Athletics

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

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

School Store Blog

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

The store is unveiling three new shirt designs and have LOWERED prices on Hoodies and Sweatshirts!!  All just in time to shop for the holidays.  Please open our flyer and take a look.  We are accepting orders until Thursday, November 20th.  These orders will arrive by Thursday, December 11th.

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

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

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

Drivers Education

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

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

Counseling News

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

Counselors recently visited 9th grade Social Studies classes and presented information on graduation credit requirements, overall tips for success in high school, the importance of grades, and how to build a strong resume for college.  A link to the presentation is included here...

The SCHS Counselors recently visited senior English classes and presented information on the college application process.  The presentation covered a variety of topics including college visitation programs, requesting letters of recommendation, college essays, procedure for submitting transcripts, application due dates & timelines, searching for scholarships, and various resources to help them through this often arduous process.  An outline of the presentation, which includes several live links to pertinent websites, is attached here.  Senior Checklist.

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

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

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

College Representative Visits

Tuesday, November 18 @ 1:00, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Please sign up in the Counseling Office.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

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

Art Department

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Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

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

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

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

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

Bingo Help!

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

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

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

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

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

Reminder that our next meeting is a week earlier due to the Thanksgiving Break, join us on November 17th at 6:30 in the Library.  Hope to see you all there!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.com

SCOPA

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

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

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

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

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

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

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

November Approved Flyers

Interested in Carpooling

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

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

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

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

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

weekly blog for November 7th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, November 7th

Education Foundation

We are constantly amazed at the generosity and support of SCHS families and friends who are willing to give back to the classrooms and staff at Silver Creek High School. The Silver Creek Education Foundation has raised over $90,000 in our first five years and has issued 90 grants to the staff which include purchases of a variety of items including laptops and laptop carts, document cameras, iPads, a cello, Nooks and novel sets among many other items.

Here is an update on the Education Foundation’s current activities.   There are a variety of ways for each Silver Creek family to get involved.

Save the Dates:

  •         Tuesday, November 18 –Chipotle Night, 1100 Ken Pratt Boulevard

     5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Supporters can show the attached fundraiser flyer on paper or mobile device, or verbally communicate to the cashier that they are supporting the fundraiser and 50% of the proceeds will go to the SC Education Foundation.   Make your receipt count!  Thanks.

                                                            chipotle

  •         Mardi Gras Celebration – Saturday, February 21

Live music, delicious food and fabulous auction items

                                   mardigras

College and Career Center (CCC) – Donate Today

  •         In addition to raising money to support our grant process, our fundraising focus this year is on providing resources and support to the CCC as it opens its doors to our students.

  •         Please consider donating today. attached donation form.

King Soopers Reloadable Cards – 5% donated to SCEF

  •         5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   Buy cards for your family, relatives and/or neighbors.  Anyone who shops at King Soopers can support Silver Creek with one of our reloadable cards. Start with a $5 card and reload at your convenience.  The cards can be used throughout the year.

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

Brick By Brick Donations – Show Your Raptor Pride

  •         Be a part of Raptor history.  Donate and place your order by November 15th to see your personalized engraved brick paver by the holidays.

  •         Go to schsedfoundation.org to order your brick today or download the order form here:  Brick order form

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Parent Volunteers Needed

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

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

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

Kim Fuhrman, President                Erick Finnestead, Principal

Silver Creek Education Foundation Board

Shannon Andrews, Vice President

Randy Ahlberg

Pat Carson, Secretary

Julie Forbes, Staff Representative

Mary Griffin

Sonja Hartmann, Student Representative

Natalie Hill, Treasurer

Tyler Lis, Student Representative

Jody Nagus

Julie Nielson

Scott Neuhard

Eric Ottem, Assistant Principal

 

A Royal Madrigal Feast

You are cordially invited to attend …A Royal Madrigal Feast

December 5 and 6, 2014

Silver Creek High School’s

Performing Arts Tradition since 2002

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

Ticketing online at www.silvercreektickets.com or in-person orders at the Silver Creek High School Main Office.  Reservation deadline is Monday, December 1 at 2:15 p.m.  This years event is catered by Oskar Blues.  Order form.

RABC News

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

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

Bingo needs your help, not just volunteering – but playing!  Come support RABC by playing Bingo on Wednesday nights at the Longmont Bingo Hall.  We do want to thank our volunteers & a huge thank you to Crystal Behrens, Lenore Jagerson, & Karen Gray for being dedicated Games Managers.

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

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

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

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

Reminder that our next meeting is a week earlier due to the Thanksgiving Break, join us on November 17th at 6:30 in the Library.  Hope to see you all there!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.com

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st!  Please email your picture to Ms. Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

Longmont Rotary Coat Drive

Silver Creek High School is a current drop-off for gently used or new Winter coats, blankets, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boots.  Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office between 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Athletics

The deadline to register for boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling is Monday, November 10.  For all those interested in participation, there will be player/parent/coach meeting at 6:00 pm in the large gym on Monday, November 10.  Students interested in boys or girls basketball, girls swimming or wrestling will need to complete the online registration form and turn in a current physical to the athletic office.

**NEW FOR WINTER**  All those who sign up will need a participation clearance note from Ms Lehman (athletics offices).  This note will need to be given to the coach on the first day of practice/tryouts (Nov. 12).

If this is your student’s second sport this school year,  please sign him/her up for that sport in the online registration system and verify the school has an updated copy of the physical.

Contact Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary, if you have any questions regarding sports registration.

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

School Store Blog

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

The store is unveiling three new shirt designs and have LOWERED prices on Hoodies and Sweatshirts!!  All just in time to shop for the holidays.  Please open our flyer and take a look.  We are accepting orders until Thursday, November 20th.  These orders will arrive by Thursday, December 11th.

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

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

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

Counseling News

This is a great opportunity for students to begin gathering information about their next step in education with Front Range Community College!

Counselors recently visited 9th grade Social Studies classes and presented information on graduation credit requirements, overall tips for success in high school, the importance of grades, and how to build a strong resume for college.  A link to the presentation is included here...

The SCHS Counselors recently visited senior English classes and presented information on the college application process.  The presentation covered a variety of topics including college visitation programs, requesting letters of recommendation, college essays, procedure for submitting transcripts, application due dates & timelines, searching for scholarships, and various resources to help them through this often arduous process.  An outline of the presentation, which includes several live links to pertinent websites, is attached here.  Senior Checklist.

 Juniors and Seniors interested in attending CU Boulder for Engineering, Music or Business, attend one of the visit days for these programs in October and November. These are FREE and fill quickly. See your Counselor for specific dates and registration information or go to http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit

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

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

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

 Infinite Campus Tutorial

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

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

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

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

Bingo Help!

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

SCOPA

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

Come learn more about how to support our wonderful performing arts program.

Fall meeting dates:   November 11

Time:  7:00 pm  in the Choir room.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

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

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

Drivers Education

Registration is still ongoing for Fall/Winter Driver Education classes.  The schedule of classes for 2014-2015 can be found @ svvsd.org, Parents & Students (blue tab), Driver Education.  The cost is $395 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes 6 hours of behind the wheel driving with a certified instructor.  You may register online if paying with credit card @ https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp, choose Program Registration, or you can call 720-494-3960.

November Approved Flyers

Interested in Carpooling

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

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

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

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

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

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Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 31st

RABC News

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

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

Bingo needs your help, not just volunteering – but playing!  Come support RABC by playing Bingo on Wednesday nights at the Longmont Bingo Hall.  We do want to thank our volunteers & a huge thank you to Crystal Behrens, Lenore Jagerson, & Karen Gray for being dedicated Games Managers.

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

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

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

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

Reminder that our next meeting is a week earlier due to the Thanksgiving Break, join us on November 17th at 6:30 in the Library.  Hope to see you all there!

RABC President

Kaydene Hubert

rabcpresident@gmail.com

Silver Creek Theatre Company

Come See “Almost, Maine,” performed by the Silver Creek Theatre Company!

Join us Thursday, November 6, Friday, November 7, or Saturday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium for SCTC’s production of “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani.

In 8 scenes, you will be transported to a mythical town in upper Maine (“far away from things”) for glimpses into a moment of time in various relationships and the honest, ordinary people who experience them.

Tickets will be available at the door: $10 adults and $6 students. Theatre doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for general admission seating.

For more information, go to www.scopanews.org.  Thank you!

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Silver Creek Women’s Soccer

Silver Creek Women’s Soccer program is selling delicious Butter Braid Pastries!  These are the ones that come frozen, you let thaw and rise overnight, and bake in the morning.  Yum!! They are perfect to have on hand during Thanksgiving break for family and guests!  Orders may be placed with any soccer player, or email dschuang@yahoo.com   between now and Nov. 4th.  See www.coloradobutterbraid.com for pastry details.  We are selling Caramel Rolls (9 per batch), and braids with the following fillings:  Cinnamon, Cherry, Cream Cheese, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Raspberry, Bavarian Cream and Apple.  Each pastry is $12.  Payment is due with the order.  The braids will be available for delivery Nov. 13th.

Senior Pictures

Seniors:  Your senior picture is due to Ms. Bockelmann by Friday, November 21st!  Please email your pic to Ms. Bockelmann at bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

Longmont Rotary Coat Drive

Silver Creek High School is a current drop-off for gently used or new Winter coats, blankets, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boots.  Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office between 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Athletics

The deadline to register for boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling is November 10.  For all those interested in participation, there will be player/parent/coach meeting at 6:00 pm in the large gym on Monday, November 10.  Tryouts/Practices will officially begin on November 12.   Students interested in boys or girls basketball, girls swimming or wrestling will need to complete the online registration form and turn in a current physical to the athletic office.

**NEW FOR WINTER**  All those who sign up will need a participation clearance note from the athletic office.  This note will need to be given to the coach on the first day of practice/tryouts (Nov. 12).

If this is your student’s second sport this school year,  please sign him/her up for that sport in the online registration system and verify the school has an updated copy of the physical.

Contact Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary, if you have any questions regarding sports registration.

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

Silver Creek Education Foundation

SCHS Families – here are a few great ways to support your child’s classrooms and the school:

Support the new College and Career Center.  Donate today at schsedfoundation.org or submit the attached donation form.  All donors will be recognized in the school’s electronic newsletter – the Weekly Update.   Additional recognition for Maroon and Silver donors:

  • Maroon Donors ($500 – $999):  Family name will be listed on a plaque with other Maroon donors

  • Silver Donors ($1,000 or more):   Name (and/or company logo if desired) will be prominently displayed on an individual plaque as well as on the SCHS lighted announcement sign at the front of the building

King Soopers $5 reloadable cards are available from the Education Foundation – 5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   You can get a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we’ll get one to you. Cards are reloaded at your convenience and can be used throughout the school year.

Parent volunteers needed:  Board openings (we meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. at the school) and many other opportunities. Any questions? Contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com.

( Volunteer Form)

Support the new College and Career Center.  Donate to the Foundation’s $10,000 campaign to help provide the CCC with resources and programming opportunities.  You can donate at schsedfoundation.org or submit the attached donation form.

King Soopers $5 reloadable cards are available from the Education Foundation – 5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   You can get a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we’ll get one to you. Cards are reloaded at your convenience and can be used throughout the school year.

School Store Blog

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

The store is unveiling three new shirt designs and have LOWERED prices on Hoodies and Sweatshirts!!  All just in time to shop for the holidays.  Please open our flyer and take a look.  We are accepting orders until Thursday, November 20th.  These orders will arrive by Thursday, December 11th.

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

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

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

Counseling News

A Front Range Community College Representative will be visiting Silver Creek on Thursday, November 6th during B-Lunch in Ms. Giese’s room C-108.  Students who are considering Front Range as a potential college of interest are strongly encouraged to attend. This will be the first in a series of meetings designed to familiarize students with the process of applying to FRCC while giving them valuable information to prepare them for the transition from High School.   Topics will include:

How do I apply?

Choosing a program of study

Degree options (Certifications, guaranteed transfer to 4-year colleges, etc.)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Timing and Deadlines

Required placement testing or using your ACT scores

Academic advising and assistance in registering for classes

This is a great opportunity for students to begin gathering information about their next step in education with Front Range Community College!

Counselors recently visited 9th grade Social Studies classes and presented information on graduation credit requirements, overall tips for success in high school, the importance of grades, and how to build a strong resume for college.  A link to the presentation is included here...

The SCHS Counselors recently visited senior English classes and presented information on the college application process.  The presentation covered a variety of topics including college visitation programs, requesting letters of recommendation, college essays, procedure for submitting transcripts, application due dates & timelines, searching for scholarships, and various resources to help them through this often arduous process.  An outline of the presentation, which includes several live links to pertinent websites, is attached here.  Senior Checklist.

Students who took the PSAT test on Saturday, October 18th should expect to receive their results sometime in December.  Score reports will include critical reading, math, and writing skills scores; score ranges; national percentiles; and Selection Index.  National Merit Scholarship Corporation uses the Selection Index as an initial screen to determine eligibility for its scholarship program.

Applications for the Daniel’s Scholarship Program are available in the Counseling Office. You must be a senior with financial need, and proven leadership abilities are eligible to apply. Apply at DanielsFund.org or see your Counselor for more information.

Juniors and Seniors interested in attending CU Boulder for Engineering, Music or Business, attend one of the visit days for these programs in October and November. These are FREE and fill quickly. See your Counselor for specific dates and registration information or go to http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit

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

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

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College Representative Visits

Monday, November 3 @ 9:00 – United States Merchant Marine Academy

Tuesday, November 4 @ 11:00 – Colorado Mesa University

Please sign up in the Counseling Office.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

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

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

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

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

Bingo Help!

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

SCOPA

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

Come learn more about how to support our wonderful performing arts program.

Fall meeting dates:   November 11

Time:  7:00 pm  in the Choir room.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

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

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

Drivers Education

Registration is still ongoing for Fall/Winter Driver Education classes.  The schedule of classes for 2014-2015 can be found @ svvsd.org, Parents & Students (blue tab), Driver Education.  The cost is $395 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes 6 hours of behind the wheel driving with a certified instructor.  You may register online if paying with credit card @ https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp, choose Program Registration, or you can call 720-494-3960.

Interested in Carpooling

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

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

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

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

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

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Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 24th

Symposium for Gifted and Talented

There will be a symposium for parents and students (4th-12th grade) for Gifted and Talented students on Wednesday, October 29th from 6-8 p.m. at Timberline PK-8 Community Room.  Dr. Jennifer Ritchotte, University of Northern Colorado, will provide background information regarding common social and emotional needs that surround gifted and talented students.  A student panel composed of SVVSD students will share their perspectives on this topic as well.  For more information contact Karla Williams at williams_karla@svvsd.org.

Longmont Rotary Coat Drive

Silver Creek High School is a current drop-off for gently used or new Winter coats, blankets, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boots.  Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office between 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

SILVER CREEK THEATRE COMPANY fundraiser

SILVER CREEK THEATRE COMPANY is having a fundraiser at Nicolo’s Pizza, 1631 Pace Street, on Monday, October 27 from 4 – 9 p.m. Nicolo’s is donating a portion of the proceeds to our theatre fund. Be sure to mention Silver Creek Theatre! Nicolo’s is near the King Soopers at Pace and 17th Avenue in Longmont. Thank you!

Silver Creek Theatre Company

Come See “Almost, Maine,” performed by the Silver Creek Theatre Company!

Join us Thursday, November 6, Friday, November 7, or Saturday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium for SCTC’s production of “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani.

In 8 scenes, you will be transported to a mythical town in upper Maine (“far away from things”) for glimpses into a moment of time in various relationships and the honest, ordinary people who experience them.

Tickets will be available at the door: $10 adults and $6 students. Theatre doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for general admission seating.

For more information, go to www.scopanews.org.  Thank you!

Silver Creek Women’s Soccer

Silver Creek Women’s Soccer program is selling delicious Butter Braid Pastries!  These are the ones that come frozen, you let thaw and rise overnight, and bake in the morning.  Yum!! They are perfect to have on hand during Thanksgiving break for family and guests!  Orders may be placed with any soccer player, or email dschuang@yahoo.com   between now and Nov. 4th.  See www.coloradobutterbraid.com for pastry details.  We are selling Caramel Rolls (9 per batch), and braids with the following fillings:  Cinnamon, Cherry, Cream Cheese, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Raspberry, Bavarian Cream and Apple.  Each pastry is $12.  Payment is due with the order.  The braids will be available for delivery Nov. 13th.

Athletics

You have 2 weeks to sign up for a winter sport!  The deadline to register for boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling is November 10.  Tryouts/Practices will officially begin on November 12.   Students interested in boys or girls basketball, girls swimming or wrestling will need to complete the online registration form and turn in a current physical to the athletic office.   If this is your student’s second sport this school year,  please sign him/her up for that sport in the online registration system and verify the school has an updated copy of the physical.

**NEW FOR WINTER**  All those who sign up will need a participation clearance note from the athletic office.  This note will need to be given to the coach on the first day of practice/tryouts (Nov. 12).

Contact Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary, if you have any questions regarding sports registration.

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

Silver Creek Education Foundation

SCHS Families – here are a few great ways to support your child’s classrooms and the school:

Support the new College and Career Center.  Donate today at schsedfoundation.org or submit the attached donation form.  All donors will be recognized in the school’s electronic newsletter – the Weekly Update.   Additional recognition for Maroon and Silver donors:

  • Maroon Donors ($500 – $999):  Family name will be listed on a plaque with other Maroon donors

  • Silver Donors ($1,000 or more):   Name (and/or company logo if desired) will be prominently displayed on an individual plaque as well as on the SCHS lighted announcement sign at the front of the building

King Soopers $5 reloadable cards are available from the Education Foundation – 5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   You can get a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we’ll get one to you. Cards are reloaded at your convenience and can be used throughout the school year.

Parent volunteers needed:  Board openings (we meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. at the school) and many other opportunities. Any questions? Contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com.

( Volunteer Form)

Support the new College and Career Center.  Donate to the Foundation’s $10,000 campaign to help provide the CCC with resources and programming opportunities.  You can donate at schsedfoundation.org or submit the attached donation form.

King Soopers $5 reloadable cards are available from the Education Foundation – 5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   You can get a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we’ll get one to you. Cards are reloaded at your convenience and can be used throughout the school year.

School Store Blog

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

The store is unveiling three new shirt designs and have LOWERED prices on Hoodies and Sweatshirts!!  All just in time to shop for the holidays.  Please open our flyer and take a look.  We are accepting orders until Thursday, November 20th.  These orders will arrive by Thursday, December 11th.

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

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

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

Counseling News

The SCHS Counselors recently visited senior English classes and presented information on the college application process.  The presentation covered a variety of topics including college visitation programs, requesting letters of recommendation, college essays, procedure for submitting transcripts, application due dates & timelines, searching for scholarships, and various resources to help them through this often arduous process.  An outline of the presentation, which includes several live links to pertinent websites, is attached here.  Senior Checklist.

 Concurrent Enrollment: If you’re a junior or senior and are interested in taking a class, or maybe two, at either Front Range or CU Boulder, you may be eligible to have your tuition covered by St. Vrain. Concurrent Enrollment is only available for classes that are not offered at Silver Creek and have a connection to your future goals. For more information and to get the handout that will walk you through the on-line application process, please see your respective Counselor. The deadline to complete your application and turn in your signature page is Wed., October 29th.

Students who took the PSAT test on Saturday, October 18th should expect to receive their results sometime in December.  Score reports will include critical reading, math, and writing skills scores; score ranges; national percentiles; and Selection Index.  National Merit Scholarship Corporation uses the Selection Index as an initial screen to determine eligibility for its scholarship program.

Applications for the Daniel’s Scholarship Program are available in the Counseling Office. You must be a senior with financial need, and proven leadership abilities are eligible to apply. Apply at DanielsFund.org or see your Counselor for more information.

Juniors and Seniors interested in attending CU Boulder for Engineering, Music or Business, attend one of the visit days for these programs in October and November. These are FREE and fill quickly. See your Counselor for specific dates and registration information or go to http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit

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

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

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College Representative Visits

Monday, October 27 @ 9:00 Colorado Christian University

Tuesday, October 28 @ 11:00 Fort Hays State University

Please sign up in the Counseling Office.

 Picture Orders

There are still pictures in the office for students to pick up.  If you have any questions regarding your current order or would still like to place an order, please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

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

Math Department Info

Purchasing a TI calculator product?  Bring in the “points” from the box.  We are hoping to accumulate enough points to help replace our decade-old fleet.  The points coupon can be given to your student’s math teacher or placed in Ms. Rubino’s mailbox.  Thank you!

The AP Statistics teachers are looking for people willing to come to class and be part of a conversation about how stats is used in the world.  If you pay insurance, go to the doctor, drive, or make any other choices in your life, you qualify!  We will have conversations during classes the week of September 22.  Please contact Carmen Rubino at rubino_carmen@svvsd.org if interested.

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

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

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

Bingo Help!

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

SCOPA

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

Come learn more about how to support our wonderful performing arts program.

Fall meeting dates:   November 11

Time:  7:00 pm  in the Choir room.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

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

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

Drivers Education

Registration is still ongoing for Fall/Winter Driver Education classes.  The schedule of classes for 2014-2015 can be found @ svvsd.org, Parents & Students (blue tab), Driver Education.  The cost is $395 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes 6 hours of behind the wheel driving with a certified instructor.  You may register online if paying with credit card @ https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp, choose Program Registration, or you can call 720-494-3960.

Interested in Carpooling

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

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

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

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

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

weekly blog for October 17th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 17th

Symposium for Gifted and Talented

There will be a symposium for parents and students (4th-12th grade) for Gifted and Talented students on Wednesday October 29th at Timberline PK-8 Community Room.  Dr. Jennifer Ritchotte, University of Northern Colorado, will provide background information regarding common social and emotional needs that surround gifted and talented students.  A student panel composed of SVVSD students will share their perspectives on this topic as well.  For more information contact Karla Williams at williams_karla@svvsd.org.

Silver Creek Women’s Soccer

Silver Creek Women’s Soccer program is selling delicious Butter Braid Pastries!  These are the ones that come frozen, you let thaw and rise overnight, and bake in the morning.  Yum!! They are perfect to have on hand during Thanksgiving break for family and guests!  Orders may be placed with any soccer player, or email dschuang@yahoo.com   between now and Nov. 4th.  See www.coloradobutterbraid.com for pastry details.  We are selling Caramel Rolls (9 per batch), and braids with the following fillings:  Cinnamon, Cherry, Cream Cheese, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Raspberry, Bavarian Cream and Apple.  Each pastry is $12.  Payment is due with the order.  The braids will be available for delivery Nov. 13th.

Silver Creek Theatre Company

Come See “Almost, Maine,” performed by the Silver Creek Theatre Company!

Join us Thursday, November 6, Friday, November 7, or Saturday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium for SCTC’s production of “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani.

In 8 scenes, you will be transported to a mythical town in upper Maine (“far away from things”) for glimpses into a moment of time in various relationships and the honest, ordinary people who experience them.

Tickets will be available at the door: $10 adults and $6 students. Theatre doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for general admission seating.

For more information, go to www.scopanews.org.  Thank you!

Silver Creek Education Foundation

SCHS Families – here are a few great ways to support your child’s classrooms and the school:

Support the new College and Career Center.  Donate today at schsedfoundation.org or submit the attached donation form.  All donors will be recognized in the school’s electronic newsletter – the Weekly Update.   Additional recognition for Maroon and Silver donors:

  • Maroon Donors ($500 – $999):  Family name will be listed on a plaque with other Maroon donors

  • Silver Donors ($1,000 or more):   Name (and/or company logo if desired) will be prominently displayed on an individual plaque as well as on the SCHS lighted announcement sign at the front of the building

King Soopers $5 reloadable cards are available from the Education Foundation – 5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   You can get a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we’ll get one to you. Cards are reloaded at your convenience and can be used throughout the school year.

Parent volunteers needed:  Board openings (we meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. at the school) and many other opportunities. Any questions? Contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com.

( Volunteer Form)

School Store Blog

New winter gear!!!!  New sweats, sweatshirts, hoodies and zippered hoodies in the store now!  We will also have new t-shirts in two weeks that are really cool.  Check out all our new and future stuff in our new online store at:

www.mkt.com/silver-creek-store.  You can purchase with credit card here. If you want to pay with cash or check, stop by and see us on Thursdays from 10:30am-12:30pm at school.  We’d be happy to show you all our fun stuff.

Counseling News

Reminder:  If your student has pre-registered for this Saturday’s PSAT Exam they should plan on arriving at 7:30 for check in.  Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 and late students will not be admitted.  Students should bring picture ID, #2 pencils, and a calculator.

The SCHS Counselors recently visited senior English classes and presented information on the college application process.  The presentation covered a variety of topics including college visitation programs, requesting letters of recommendation, college essays, procedure for submitting transcripts, application due dates & timelines, searching for scholarships, and various resources to help them through this often arduous process.  An outline of the presentation, which includes several live links to pertinent websites, is attached here.  Senior Checklist.

Concurrent Enrollment: If you’re a junior or senior and are interested in taking a class, or maybe two, at either Front Range or CU Boulder, you may be eligible to have your tuition covered by St. Vrain. Concurrent Enrollment is only available for classes that are not offered at Silver Creek and have a connection to your future goals. For more information and to get the handout that will walk you through the on-line application process, please see your respective counselor. The deadline to complete your application and turn in your signature page is Wed. October 29th.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 21st so time is of the essence!  We encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are interested in applying.

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.

Interested in attending an out-of-state college? Check out schools from across the country at the National College Fair on Oct. 18th from 1-4 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Go to www.nacacnet.org for more information.

Applications for the Daniel’s Scholarship Program are available in the Counseling Office. You must be a senior with financial need, and proven leadership abilities are eligible to apply. Apply at DanielsFund.org or see your counselor for more information.

Juniors and seniors interested in attending CU Boulder for Engineering, Music or Business, attend one of the visit days for these programs in October and November. These are FREE and fill quickly. See your counselor for specific dates and registration information or go to http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit

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

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

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

College Representative Visits

Wednesday, October 22:

8:00  CU Boulder

9:30  University of Wyoming

Thursday, October 23 @11:00 CSU Pueblo

Monday, October 27 @ 9:00 Colorado Christian University

Tuesday, October 28 @ 11:00 Fort Hays State University

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Picture Orders

There are still pictures in the office for students to pick up.  If you have any questions regarding your current order or would still like to place an order, please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

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

Athletics

The registration window for winter sports is open!  The deadline to register is November 10.  Tryouts/Practices will officially begin on November 12.   Students interested in boys or girls basketball, girls swimming or wrestling will need to complete the online registration form and turn in a current physical to the athletic office.   If this is your student’s second sport this school year,  please sign him/her up for that sport in the online registration system and verify the school has an updated copy of the physical.

**NEW FOR WINTER**  All those who sign up will need a participation clearance note from the athletic office.  This note will need to be given to the coach on the first day of practice/tryouts (Nov. 12).

Contact Melissa Lehman, Athletic Secretary, if you have any questions regarding sports registration.

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

Math Department Info

Purchasing a TI calculator product?  Bring in the “points” from the box.  We are hoping to accumulate enough points to help replace our decade-old fleet.  The points coupon can be given to your student’s math teacher or placed in Ms. Rubino’s mailbox.  Thank you!

The AP Statistics teachers are looking for people willing to come to class and be part of a conversation about how stats is used in the world.  If you pay insurance, go to the doctor, drive, or make any other choices in your life, you qualify!  We will have conversations during classes the week of September 22.  Please contact Carmen Rubino at rubino_carmen@svvsd.org if interested.

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

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

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

Bingo Help!

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

SCOPA

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

Come learn more about how to support our wonderful performing arts program.

Fall meeting dates:   November 11

Time:  7:00 pm  in the Choir room.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

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

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

Drivers Education

Registration is still ongoing for Fall/Winter Driver Education classes.  The schedule of classes for 2014-2015 can be found @ svvsd.org, Parents & Students (blue tab), Driver Education.  The cost is $395 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes 6 hours of behind the wheel driving with a certified instructor.  You may register online if paying with credit card @ https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp, choose Program Registration, or you can call 720-494-3960.

Interested in Carpooling

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

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

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

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

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

weekly blog for October 10th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 10th

Cap and Gown Orders

If your student missed the senior presentation, Jostens will be here Monday October 13th from 10:30 -12:30 p.m.  Now is the time to place cap and gown orders at the discounted rate.  After the 13th prices will go up.  If you have questions contact the Main Office at 720-494-3721 or Jostens at 970-223-7119.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences are Tuesday October 14th and Wednesday October 15th from 2:45-7:00 p.m.  Parents can sign up with the online scheduler.  Information can be found on the Silver Creek Homepage.  The password for all accounts is raptors.  For more information contact the Main Office at 720-494-3721.

Symposium for Gifted and Talented

There will be a symposium for parents and students (4th-12th grade) for Gifted and Talented students on Wednesday October 29th at Timberline PK-8 Community Room.  Dr. Jennifer Ritchotte, University of Northern Colorado, will provide background information regarding common social and emotional needs that surround gifted and talented students.  A student panel composed of SVVSD students will share their perspectives on this topic as well.  For more information contact Karla Williams at williams_karla@svvsd.org.

Silver Creek Education Foundation

SCHS Families – here are a few great ways to support your child’s classrooms and the school:

Support the new College and Career Center.  Donate today at schsedfoundation.org or submit the attached donation form.  All donors will be recognized in the school’s electronic newsletter – the Weekly Update.   Additional recognition for Maroon and Silver donors:

  • Maroon Donors ($500 – $999):  Family name will be listed on a plaque with other Maroon donors

  • Silver Donors ($1,000 or more):   Name (and/or company logo if desired) will be prominently displayed on an individual plaque as well as on the SCHS lighted announcement sign at the front of the building

King Soopers $5 reloadable cards are available from the Education Foundation – 5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   You can get a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we’ll get one to you. Cards are reloaded at your convenience and can be used throughout the school year.

Parent volunteers needed:  Board openings (we meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. at the school) and many other opportunities. Any questions? Contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com.

( Volunteer Form)

Counseling News

The SCHS Counselors recently visited senior English classes and presented information on the college application process.  The presentation covered a variety of topics including college visitation programs, requesting letters of recommendation, college essays, procedure for submitting transcripts, application due dates & timelines, searching for scholarships, and various resources to help them through this often arduous process.  An outline of the presentation, which includes several live links to pertinent websites, is attached here.  Senior Checklist.

Concurrent Enrollment: If you’re a junior or senior and are interested in taking a class, or maybe two, at either Front Range or CU Boulder, you may be eligible to have your tuition covered by St. Vrain. Concurrent Enrollment is only available for classes that are not offered at Silver Creek and have a connection to your future goals. For more information and to get the handout that will walk you through the on-line application process, please see your respective counselor. The deadline to complete your application and turn in your signature page is Wed. October 29th.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 21st so time is of the essence!  We encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are interested in applying.

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.

Interested in attending an out-of-state college? Check out schools from across the country at the National College Fair on Oct. 18th from 1-4 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Go to www.nacacnet.org for more information.

Applications for the Daniel’s Scholarship Program are available in the Counseling Office. You must be a senior with financial need, and proven leadership abilities are eligible to apply. Apply at DanielsFund.org or see your counselor for more information.

Juniors and seniors interested in attending CU Boulder for Engineering, Music or Business, attend one of the visit days for these programs in October and November. These are FREE and fill quickly. See your counselor for specific dates and registration information or go to http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit

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

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

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

College Representative Visits

Monday, October 13:

9:00 Valparaiso University

10:00 Fort Lewis College

Tuesday, October 14:

10:30 Western State Colorado University

11:00 Bates College

12:15 St. Catherine University

1:30 University of Colorado @ Colorado Springs

Wednesday, October 15:

7:30 University of Tulsa

8:00 University of Utah

1:30 Hamline University

Thursday, October 16:

8:30 Unity College

9:00 Johnson & Wales University

Please sign up in the Counseling Office.

School Store Blog:

New winter gear!!!!  New sweats, sweatshirts, hoodies and zippered hoodies in the store now!  We will also have new t-shirts in two weeks that are really cool.  Check out all our new and future stuff in our new online store at:

www.mkt.com/silver-creek-store.  You can purchase with credit card here. If you want to pay with cash or check, stop by and see us on Thursdays from 10:30am-12:30pm at school.  We’d be happy to show you all our fun stuff.

Picture Orders

There are still pictures in the office for students to pick up.  If you have any questions regarding your current order or would still like to place an order, please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

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

Athletics

The registration window for winter sports is open!  The deadline to register is November 10.  Tryouts/Practices will officially begin on November 12.   Students interested in boys or girls basketball, girls swimming or wrestling will need to complete the online registration form and turn in a current physical to the athletic office.   If this is your student’s second sport this school year,  please sign him/her up for that sport in the online registration system and verify the school has an updated copy of the physical.

**NEW FOR WINTER**  All those who sign up will need a participation clearance note from the athletic office.  This note will need to be given to the coach on the first day of practice/tryouts (Nov. 12).

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

Math Department Info

Purchasing a TI calculator product?  Bring in the “points” from the box.  We are hoping to accumulate enough points to help replace our decade-old fleet.  The points coupon can be given to your student’s math teacher or placed in Ms. Rubino’s mailbox.  Thank you!

The AP Statistics teachers are looking for people willing to come to class and be part of a conversation about how stats is used in the world.  If you pay insurance, go to the doctor, drive, or make any other choices in your life, you qualify!  We will have conversations during classes the week of September 22.  Please contact Carmen Rubino at rubino_carmen@svvsd.org if interested.

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

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

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

Bingo Help!

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

SCOPA

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

Come learn more about how to support our wonderful performing arts program.

Fall meeting dates:  October 14

                               November 11

Time:  7:00 pm  in the Choir room.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

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

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

Drivers Education

Registration is still ongoing for Fall Driver Education classes.  The schedule of classes for 2014-2015 can be found @svvsd.org, Parents & Students (blue tab), Driver Education.  The cost is $395 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes 6 hours of behind the wheel driving with a certified instructor.  You may register online if paying with credit card @https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp, choose Program Registration, or you can call 720-494-3960.

 Interested in Carpooling

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

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

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

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

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

weekly blog for October 3rd

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, October 3rd

Cap and Gown Orders

Jostens will be here for a presentation to the senior class on Monday October 6th.   Seniors will report to the auditorium at 9:45 a.m. to discuss cap and gown orders.  Students will need to turn in their orders on Thursday October 9 from 12-1 p.m., October 10 from 10-11 a.m. and Monday October 13th from 10:30-12:30 p.m.  If you have questions contact the Main Office at 720-494-3721.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences are Tuesday October 14th and Wednesday October 15th from 2:45-7:00 p.m.  Parents can sign up with the online scheduler.  Information can be found on the Silver Creek Homepage.  The password for accounts in raptors.  For more information contact the Main Office at 720-494-3721.

Silver Creek Education Foundation

Parent volunteers needed:  Board openings (we meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. at the school)

Please check out other volunteer opportunities on the attached form and let us know where you would like to help. There is something for everyone – work that can be done from home, work on an as needed basis for projects/events, and serving on the board, a committee or a task force. Any questions? Contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com.

( Volunteer Form)

Support the new College and Career Center.  Donate to the Foundation’s $10,000 campaign to help provide the CCC with resources and programming opportunities.  You can donate at schsedfoundation.org or submit the attached donation form.

King Soopers $5 reloadable cards are available from the Education Foundation – 5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   You can get a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we’ll get one to you. Cards are reloaded at your convenience and can be used throughout the school year.

Counseling News

The SCHS Counselors recently visited Senior English classes and presented information on the College Application process.  The presentation covered a variety of topics including college visitation programs, requesting letters of recommendation, college essays, procedure for submitting transcripts, application due dates & timelines, searching for scholarships, and various resources to help them through this often arduous process.  An outline of the presentation which includes several live links to pertinent websites is attached here.  Senior Checklist.

 Students, on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm, The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will be hosting a College & Career Fair in the Governor’s Square Foyer/Concourse Level at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.  The Fair is FREE and open to the general public.  They will have over 100 colleges and universities, corporations and federal agencies.  In addition, they will be offering workshops on college admissions, financial aid, career planning and information on athletics in higher education by NCAA.  Please visit the Counseling Office for more information.

Concurrent Enrollment: If you’re a junior or senior and are interested in taking a class, or maybe two, at either Front Range or CU Boulder, you may be eligible to have your tuition covered by St. Vrain. Concurrent Enrollment is only available for classes that are not offered at Silver Creek and have a connection to your future goals. For more information and to get the handout that will walk you through the on-line application process, please see your respective counselor. The deadline to complete your application and turn in your signature page is Wed. October 29th.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 21st so time is of the essence!  We encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are interested in applying.

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.

Attention Juniors:  The Deadline to Register for the PSAT exam is Friday, October 3rd!   This important test will be offered here at Silver Creek on Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams.  The PSAT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors.  There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $20 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Leslie Chopp, Registrar in the Counseling Office.  Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT can sign up to be on a waiting list with Ms. Chopp.  If spots are available these sophomores will be notified in October.   Don’t wait!  Register now for the PSAT!

Interested in attending an out-of-state college? Check out schools from across the country at the National College Fair on Oct. 18th from 1-4 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Go to www.nacacnet.org for more information.

Applications for the Daniel’s Scholarship Program are available in the Counseling Office. You must be a Senior with financial need, and proven leadership abilities are eligible to apply. Apply at DanielsFund.org or see you Counselor for more information.

Juniors and Seniors interested in attending CU Boulder for Engineering, Music or Business, attend one of the visit days for these programs in October and November. These are FREE and fill quickly. See your Counselor for specific dates and registration information or go to http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit

TCAP scores have been delivered to students English/Language Arts class this week for students to take home.  If you have not received them contact the Counseling office.

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

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

College Representative Visits

Cornell College, Wednesday, October 8 @ 9:15

Hofstra University, Friday, October 10 @ 8:00

Montana State University, Friday, October 10 @ 9:30

Please sign up in the Counseling Office.

Picture Orders

There are still pictures in the office for students to pick up.  If you have any questions regarding your current order please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

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

Athletics

The registration window for winter sports is October 1 through November 10.  Tryout/Practice will officially begin on November 12.   Students interested in playing boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling will need to complete the online registration form and turn in a current physical to the athletic office.   If this your student’s second sport this school year,  please sign him/her up for that sport in the online registration system and verify the school has an updated copy of the physical.

**NEW FOR WINTER**  All those who sign up will need a participation clearance note from the athletic office.  This note will need to be given to the coach on the first day of practice/tryouts (Nov. 12).

Girls Soccer Players!  There will be a fall soccer meeting onTuesday, Oct. 7, at 7:15 p.m. in the Silver Creek IMC.  If you are interested in playing, please attend.  If you are unable to attend, contact the head coach Pat Monacelli: calciocoach@yahoo.com

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

Need a fall activity?  Head to the Colorado Rockies game!

The Silver Creek Baseball team is STILL selling Colorado Rockies Tickets. All tickets are field level Outfield Box seats in Section 117-110 or 144-150. Tickets cost $20 each (a $15 savings off face value).  Contact Mike Larimore: raptorbaseball7@yahoo.com or 303-717-0404.

Math Department Info

Purchasing a TI calculator product?  Bring in the “points” from the box.  We are hoping to accumulate enough points to help replace our decade-old fleet.  The points coupon can be given to your student’s math teacher or placed in Ms. Rubino’s mailbox.  Thank you!

The AP Statistics teachers are looking for people willing to come to class and be part of a conversation about how stats is used in the world.  If you pay insurance, go to the doctor, drive, or make any other choices in your life, you qualify!  We will have conversations during classes the week of September 22.  Please contact Carmen Rubino at rubino_carmen@svvsd.org if interested.

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

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

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

Bingo Help!

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

SCOPA

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

Come learn more about how to support our wonderful performing arts program.

Fall meeting dates:  October 14

                               November 11

Time:  7:00 pm  in the Choir room.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

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

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

Drivers Education

Registration is still ongoing for Fall Driver Education classes.  The schedule of classes for 2014-2015 can be found @svvsd.org, Parents & Students (blue tab), Driver Education.  The cost is $395 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes 6 hours of behind the wheel driving with a certified instructor.  You may register online if paying with credit card @https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp, choose Program Registration, or you can call 720-494-3960.

Interested in Carpooling

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

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

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

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible to for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

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

weekly blog for September 26th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 26th

No Late Start October 1st due to student count

Dear SVVSD Parents and Guardians:

The Colorado Department of Education has identified Wednesday, October 1 as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2014-2015 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, St. Vrain Valley Schools will have a full day of school with a normal start time on Wednesday, October 1 in place of the previously scheduled late start time.

Please make every effort to have your student arrive to school at the normal start time on Wednesday, October 1. Your assistance in this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as state funding for St. Vrain schools is directly impacted by the October 1 attendance numbers. For more information, please contact the school office.

Thank you again for your ongoing support for our students and schools.

Department of Communications (303) 682-7404.

Class Ring/Cap and Gown Orders

Jostens will be here for presentations to the sophomore and senior classes on Monday October 6th.  Sophomores will need to report to the auditorium at 8:45 a.m. to discuss class ring orders.  Seniors will report at 9:45 a.m. to discuss cap and gown orders.  Students will need to turn in their orders on Thursday October 9 from 12-1 p.m., October 10 from 10-11 a.m. and Monday October 13th from 10:30-12:30 p.m.  If you have questions contact the Main Office at 720-494-3721.

Counseling News

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 21st so time is of the essence!  We encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are interested in applying.

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.

Attention Juniors:  The Deadline to Register for the PSAT exam is Friday, October 3rd!   This important test will be offered here at Silver Creek on Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams.  The PSAT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors.  There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $20 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Leslie Chopp, Registrar in the Counseling Office.  Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT can sign up to be on a waiting list with Ms. Chopp.  If spots are available these sophomores will be notified in October.   Don’t wait!  Register now for the PSAT!

Interested in attending an out-of-state college? Check out schools from across the country at the National College Fair on Oct. 18th from 1-4 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Go to www.nacacnet.org for more information.

Applications for the Daniel’s Scholarship Program are available in the Counseling Office. You must be a Senior with financial need, and proven leadership abilities are eligible to apply. Apply at DanielsFund.org or see you Counselor for more information.

Juniors and Seniors interested in attending CU Boulder for Engineering, Music or Business, attend one of the visit days for these programs in October and November. These are FREE and fill quickly. See your Counselor for specific dates and registration information or go to http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit

TCAP scores have been delivered to students English/Language Arts class this week for students to take home.  If you have not received them contact the Counseling office.

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

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

College Representative Visits

Oklahoma Christian University, Monday, September 29 @ 9:00

Colorado State University, Monday, September 29 @ 11:00

Pacific Lutheran University, Tuesday, September 30 @ 9:30

Tufts University, Friday, October 3 @ 10:00

Skidmore College, Friday, October 3 @ 11:00

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes is Friday October 3rd from 10:00-1:00 p.m in the A-wing near the auditorium. Students can pick up previously ordered pictures in the Main Office.  If you have any questions regarding your current order please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

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

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

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

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

Athletics

The registration window for winter sports is October 1 through November 10.  Tryout/Practice will officially begin on November 12.   Students interested in playing boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling will need to complete the online registration form and turn in a current physical to the athletic office.   If this your student’s second sport this school year,  please sign him/her up for that sport in the online registration system and verify the school has an updated copy of the physical.

**NEW FOR WINTER**  All those who sign up will need a participation clearance note from the athletic office.  This note will need to be given to the coach on the first day of practice/tryouts (Nov. 12).

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

Need a fall activity?  Head to the Colorado Rockies game!

The Silver Creek Baseball team is STILL selling Colorado Rockies Tickets. All tickets are field level Outfield Box seats in Section 117-110 or 144-150. Tickets cost $20 each (a $15 savings off face value).  Contact Mike Larimore: raptorbaseball7@yahoo.com or 303-717-0404.

Math Department Info

Purchasing a TI calculator product?  Bring in the “points” from the box.  We are hoping to accumulate enough points to help replace our decade-old fleet.  The points coupon can be given to your student’s math teacher or placed in Ms. Rubino’s mailbox.  Thank you!

The AP Statistics teachers are looking for people willing to come to class and be part of a conversation about how stats is used in the world.  If you pay insurance, go to the doctor, drive, or make any other choices in your life, you qualify!  We will have conversations during classes the week of September 22.  Please contact Carmen Rubino at rubino_carmen@svvsd.org if interested.

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

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

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

Bingo Help!

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

SCOPA

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

Come learn more about how to support our wonderful performing arts program.

Fall meeting dates:  October 14

                               November 11

Time:  7:00 pm  in the Choir room.

Drivers Education

Registration is still ongoing for Fall Driver Education classes.  The schedule of classes for 2014-2015 can be found @svvsd.org, Parents & Students (blue tab), Driver Education.  The cost is $395 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes 6 hours of behind the wheel driving with a certified instructor.  You may register online if paying with credit card @https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp, choose Program Registration, or you can call 720-494-3960.

Silver Creek Education Foundation

Parent volunteers needed:  Board openings (we meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. at the school)

Please check out other volunteer opportunities on the attached form and let us know where you would like to help. There is something for everyone – work that can be done from home, work on an as needed basis for projects/events, and serving on the board, a committee or a task force. Any questions? Contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com.

( Volunteer Form)

Support the new College and Career Center.  Donate to the Foundation’s $10,000 campaign to help provide the CCC with resources and programming opportunities.  You can donate at schsedfoundation.org or submit the attached donation form.

King Soopers $5 reloadable cards are available from the Education Foundation – 5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   You can get a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we’ll get one to you. Cards are reloaded at your convenience and can be used throughout the school year.

CHILI COOKOFF to benefit SVVSD

Interested in Carpooling

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

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

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

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Approved August Flyers

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible to for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

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

weekly blog for September 19th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 19th

No Late Start October 1st due to student count

Dear SVVSD Parents and Guardians:

The Colorado Department of Education has identified Wednesday, October 1 as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2014-2015 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, St. Vrain Valley Schools will have a full day of school with a normal start time on Wednesday, October 1 in place of the previously scheduled late start time.

Please make every effort to have your student arrive to school at the normal start time on Wednesday, October 1. Your assistance in this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as state funding for St. Vrain schools is directly impacted by the October 1 attendance numbers. For more information, please contact the school office.

Thank you again for your ongoing support for our students and schools.

Department of Communications (303) 682-7404

Homecoming Football Game

Come out and support the Silver Creek Raptors as they take on Thompson Valley for their Homecoming Football game on Friday September 19th at 7:00 p.m. at Everly Montgomery field (Longmont High School).

Free Tailgate Party Before the Game

Festivities start early with a FREE Tailgate Party from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Longmont High School Parking lot.   RABC (booster club) will be serving up hotdogs, burgers & brats, chips, drinks and dessert.  The cost is free for Silver Creek students and faculty.  Parents, RABC NEEDS YOUR HELP !  Please sign up at the following link

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a5ab2aa2ff2-free

Homecoming Dance

Saturday September 20th will be the Homecoming Dance at Silver Creek from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  Permission forms can be picked up in the Main Office or downloaded here.  If Silver Creek students are bringing guests from other schools, their administrators and parents need to sign prior to attending the dance.  Tickets are $15 per person and a limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.  Students will need a student I.D., permission form and Ticket.

Counseling News

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship application is now open to all students, regardless of their academic background.

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  The merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is extremely competitive and has a rigorous application process.  The application deadline is October 21st so time is of the essence!  We encourage all interested seniors to review the Selection and Eligibility Criteria and the Frequently Asked Questions sections on Boettcher Foundation Scholarship website to help determine if you are interested in applying.

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-process/

There is also a helpful Competitiveness Quiz available to help you in this process:

https://www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/competitive/?y=s

IMPORTANT:  If you are interested in applying for the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, you MUST request to be invited by your specific Counselor.  To do this, please email or see them in person and be able to provide your full name and personal email address.  This will be the method by which you are contacted by the Boettcher Foundation. Your email will not be used for any other reason.

Attention Juniors:  The PSAT exam will be offered here at Silver Creek on Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams.  The PSAT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors.  There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $20 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Leslie Chopp, Registrar in the Counseling Office.  Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT can sign up to be on a waiting list with Ms. Chopp.  If spots are available these sophomores will be notified in October.   Don’t wait!  Register now for the PSAT!

This year’s In State College Fair is just around the corner. All students are invited to attend and meet reps from colleges around the state and nation. This year’s fair is at Skyline High School on Tuesday, September 23 from 6-7:30 pm. Look for flyers around campus for the QR code to register in advance or see your Counselor for more information.

Interested in attending an out-of-state college? Check out schools from across the country at the National College Fair on Oct. 18th from 1-4 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Go to www.nacacnet.org for more information.

Seniors, the Better Business Foundation scholarship deadline is Sept. 25. Go to www.tomorrowsMarketplace.org for an application or see your Counselor for more information.

Seniors: Applications for the Daniel’s Scholarship Program are available in the Counseling Office. You must be a Senior with financial need, and proven leadership abilities are eligible to apply. Apply at DanielsFund.org or see you Counselor for more information.

Juniors and Seniors interested in attending CU Boulder for Engineering, Music or Business, attend one of the visit days for these programs in October and November. These are FREE and fill quickly. See your Counselor for specific dates and registration information or go to http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit

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

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

College Representative Visits

Arizona State University, Monday, September 22 @ 8:00

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Monday, September 22 @ 12:45

University of Northern Colorado, Tuesday, September 23 @ 9:00

Western Nebraska Community College, Tuesday, September 23 @ 11:30

University of Denver, Thursday, September 25 @ 8:00

Bethany College, Friday, September 26 @ 9:30

Colorado State University, Monday, September 29 @ 11:00

Pacific Lutheran University, Tuesday, September 30 @ 9:30

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Picture Retakes

It’s not too late to order pictures. Order online!  Visitwww.studio5schoolportraits.com and use Login: SilverCreekHS1415.  If you have any questions please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.  Picture Retakes are October 3rd from 10:00-1:00 p.m. by the auditorium.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

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

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

Athletics

Winter sports will officially begin November 12.   Students interested in playing boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling will need to complete the online registration form (opening October 1) and turn in a current physical.  If this your student’s second sport this school year,  please sign him/her up for that sport in the online registration system and verify the school has an updated copy of the physical.

**NEW FOR WINTER**  All those who sign up will need a participation clearance note from the athletic office.  This note will need to be given to the coach on the first day of practice/tryouts (Nov. 12).

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

Need a fall activity?  Head to the Colorado Rockies game!

The Silver Creek Baseball team is STILL selling Colorado Rockies Tickets. All tickets are field level Outfield Box seats in Section 117-110 or 144-150. Tickets cost $20 each (a $15 savings off face value).  Contact Mike Larimore: raptorbaseball7@yahoo.com or 303-717-0404.

Math Department Info

Purchasing a TI calculator product?  Bring in the “points” from the box.  We are hoping to accumulate enough points to help replace our decade-old fleet.  The points coupon can be given to your student’s math teacher or placed in Ms. Rubino’s mailbox.  Thank you!

The AP Statistics teachers are looking for people willing to come to class and be part of a conversation about how stats is used in the world.  If you pay insurance, go to the doctor, drive, or make any other choices in your life, you qualify!  We will have conversations during classes the week of September 22.  Please contact Carmen Rubino at rubino_carmen@svvsd.org if interested.

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

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

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

Bingo Help!

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

SCOPA

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

Come learn more about how to support our wonderful performing arts program.

Fall meeting dates:  October 14

                               November 11

Time:  7:00 pm  in the Choir room.

Drivers Education

Registration is still ongoing for Fall Driver Education classes which begin next week, Sept. 8th. The schedule of classes for 2014-2015 can be found @svvsd.org, Parents & Students (blue tab), Driver Education.  The cost is $395 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes 6 hours of behind the wheel driving with a certified instructor.  You may register online if paying with credit card @https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp, choose Program Registration, or you can call 720-494-3960.

Silver Creek Education Foundation

Parent volunteers needed:  Board openings (we meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. at the school)

Please check out other volunteer opportunities on the attached form and let us know where you would like to help. There is something for everyone – work that can be done from home, work on an as needed basis for projects/events, and serving on the board, a committee or a task force. Any questions? Contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com.

( Volunteer Form)

Support the new College and Career Center.  Donate to the Foundation’s $10,000 campaign to help provide the CCC with resources and programming opportunities.  You can donate at schsedfoundation.org or submit the attached donation form.

King Soopers $5 reloadable cards are available from the Education Foundation – 5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   You can get a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we’ll get one to you. Cards are reloaded at your convenience and can be used throughout the school year.

CHILI COOKOFF to benefit SVVSD

  Interested in Carpooling

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

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

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

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Approved August Flyers

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible to for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

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

weekly blog for September 12th

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, September 12th

Homecoming week

The Homecoming Parade is Friday September 19th at 3:00 p.m.  The parade starts at the Silver Creek tennis courts and moves south on Grandview Meadows Dr. to Altona Middle School and Eagle Crest Elementary where it circles back to Silver Creek.  Clubs, Silver Creek organizations and sports interested in creating a float need to sign up in the main office. All float drivers must sign a release form and be 21 years or older. Informational packets are available in the main office. All organizations are encouraged to participate.

Show your Spirit by dressing up during Spirit Week:

Mon-College Day

Tues- Twin Day

Wed-Super hero Day

Thurs- Decades Day

Fri-Raptor Spirit Day

Homecoming Football Game

Come out and support the Silver Creek Raptors as they take on Thompson Valley for their Homecoming Football game on Friday September 19th at 7:00 p.m. at Everly Montgomery field (Longmont High School).

Free Tailgate Party Before the Game

Festivities start early with a FREE Tailgate Party from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Longmont High School Parking lot.   RABC (booster club) will be serving up hotdogs, burgers & brats, chips, drinks and dessert.  The cost is free for Silver Creek students and faculty.  Parents, RABC NEEDS YOUR HELP !  Please sign up at the following link

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a5ab2aa2ff2-free

Homecoming Dance

Saturday September 20th will be the Homecoming Dance at Silver Creek from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  Permission forms can be picked up in the Main Office or downloaded here.  If Silver Creek students are bringing guests from other schools, their administrators and parents need to sign prior to attending the dance.  Tickets will be available for purchase next week during A and B lunch.  Tickets are $15 per person.  For questions call the office at 720-494-3721.

Parents who are interested in Chaperoning the Homecoming Dance September 20th Sat. 8-11 pm. Please contact Steve McNichols at mcnichols_steve@svvsd.org. We do have a need for a few parent chaperons this year.

SCLA Chili cook off

Do you make the  best Chili in the west?  Now is your chance to prove it and help the clubs at Silver Creek HS the same time! SCLA is hosting a chili cook off on Wednesday, September 17th right after the Powder Puff game at 6:30 p.m.  It is $25 to enter your chili or just $5 per person to enjoy the delicious entries.

Sign up to compete here:Chili Cookoff Signup

Tickets will be on sale next week at lunch and at the front desk.  For more information contact SCLA Program Coordinator Carrie Adams at adams_carrie@svvsd.org

Counseling News

DEADLINE TO DROP CLASSES WITHOUT PENALTY is Tuesday, September 16th!  If a class is dropped after this date, it will result in an “F” on the student’s transcript, unless a prior arrangement has been discussed with the Teacher/Counselor.  Note: All students must maintain a minimum of 6 classes in his/her schedule per District policy.

Attention Juniors:  The PSAT exam will be offered here at Silver Creek on Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 am.  A precursor to the SAT, the PSAT is a great practice tool that provides excellent preparation for the important ACT and SAT college admission exams.  The PSAT is also the sole measure used to determine National Merit Scholarship eligibility for juniors.  There are a limited number of tests available and they will be sold on a first come first served basis.  To register you must bring $20 (cash or check payable to Silver Creek High School) to Leslie Chopp, Registrar in the Counseling Office.  Sophomores who would like to take the PSAT can sign up to be on a waiting list with Ms. Chopp.  If spots are available these sophomores will be notified in October.   Don’t wait!  Register now for the PSAT!

This year’s In State College Fair is just around the corner. All students are invited to attend and meet reps from colleges around the state and nation. This year’s fair is at Skyline High School on Tuesday, September 23 from 6-7:30 pm. Look for flyers around campus for the QR code to register in advance or see your Counselor for more information.

Interested in attending an out-of-state college? Check out schools from across the country at the National College Fair on Oct. 18th from 1-4 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Go to www.nacacnet.org for more information.

Seniors, the Better Business Foundation scholarship deadline is Sept. 25. Go to www.tomorrowsMarketplace.org for an application or see your Counselor for more information.

Seniors: Applications for the Daniel’s Scholarship Program are available in the Counseling Office. You must be a Senior with financial need, and proven leadership abilities are eligible to apply. Apply at DanielsFund.org or see you Counselor for more information.

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

thomas_judith@svvsd.org  alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  alphabet O-Z

College Representative Visits

Arizona State University, Monday, September 22 @ 8:00

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Monday, September 22 @ 12:45

University of Northern Colorado, Tuesday, September 23 @ 9:00

Western Nebraska Community College, Tuesday, September 23 @ 11:30

University of Denver, Thursday, September 25 @ 8:00

Bethany College, Friday, September 26 @ 9:30

Colorado State University, Monday, September 29 @ 11:00

Pacific Lutheran University, Tuesday, September 30 @ 9:30

Please sign up in the counseling office.

Picture Retakes

It’s not too late to order pictures. Order online!  Visitwww.studio5schoolportraits.com and use Login: SilverCreekHS1415.  If you have any questions please contact Studio 5 at 888-674-0525. Please do not call the school.  Picture Retakes are October 3rd from 10:00-1:00 p.m. by the auditorium.

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

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

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

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

Athletics

Fall sports have started!

There will be second chance tryouts for the cheerleading squad on Monday, August 25 and Tuesday, August 26 from 2:30 to 4:30 in the wrestling room.   Those interested in trying out need to be cleared by Ms. Lehman in the Athletic office before tryouts.  To be cleared, you will need to complete the  Online Registration Form and provide a copy of the student-athlete’s current SVVSD Student Medical History and Screening Form (including a physician’s signature stating student-athlete is cleared for athletic participation).

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

Need a fall activity?  Head to the Colorado Rockies game!

The Silver Creek Baseball team is selling Colorado Rockies Tickets. All tickets are field level Outfield Box seats in Section 117-110 or 144-150. Tickets cost $20 each (a $15 savings off face value).  Contact Mike Larimore: raptorbaseball7@yahoo.com or 303-717-0404.

Math Department Info

Purchasing a TI calculator product?  Bring in the “points” from the box.  We are hoping to accumulate enough points to help replace our decade-old fleet.  The points coupon can be given to your student’s math teacher or placed in Ms. Rubino’s mailbox.  Thank you!

The AP Statistics teachers are looking for people willing to come to class and be part of a conversation about how stats is used in the world.  If you pay insurance, go to the doctor, drive, or make any other choices in your life, you qualify!  We will have conversations during classes the week of September 22.  Please contact Carmen Rubino at rubino_carmen@svvsd.org if interested.

Art Department

Art Club/National Art Honor Society

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

RABC

We want you as an RABC member!   Your membership will help us to update athletic equipment, subsidize student clubs and continue providing excellent activities and athletic opportunities for our kids. Your membership means a great deal to our school as we face declining revenue and budgets for our schools.  Meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Library.

Membership Form

Membership Levels

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

Vice President – Belinda Davison- rabcvicepresident@gmail.com

Treasurer – Kelly Dykema – rabctreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary – Joan Foster – rabcsecretary@gmail.com

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

Bingo Help!

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

SCOPA

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

Come learn more about how to support our wonderful performing arts program.

Fall meeting dates:  October 14

                               November 11

Time:  7:00 pm  in the Choir room.

Drivers Education

Registration is still ongoing for Fall Driver Education classes which begin next week, Sept. 8th. The schedule of classes for 2014-2015 can be found @svvsd.org, Parents & Students (blue tab), Driver Education.  The cost is $395 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and includes 6 hours of behind the wheel driving with a certified instructor.  You may register online if paying with credit card @https://stvrain.revtrak.net/tek9.asp, choose Program Registration, or you can call 720-494-3960.

Silver Creek Education Foundation

Parent volunteers needed:  Board openings (we meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. at the school)

Please check out other volunteer opportunities on the attached form and let us know where you would like to help. There is something for everyone – work that can be done from home, work on an as needed basis for projects/events, and serving on the board, a committee or a task force. Any questions? Contact us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com.

( Volunteer Form)

Support the new College and Career Center.  Donate to the Foundation’s $10,000 campaign to help provide the CCC with resources and programming opportunities.  You can donate at schsedfoundation.org or submit the attached donation form.

King Soopers $5 reloadable cards are available from the Education Foundation – 5% of your purchases will be donated to the Foundation by King Soopers.   You can get a card from Lois Davis in the school’s office or email us at schsedfoundation@gmail.com and we’ll get one to you. Cards are reloaded at your convenience and can be used throughout the school year.

CHILI COOKOFF to benefit SVVSD

     Interested in Carpooling

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

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

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

Sincerely,

Randy McKie

Director of Transportation

Approved August Flyers

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible to for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

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