A Very Important Date

Students: some of you have turned in permission slips for the field trips to CSU and CU. If you haven’t already, it’s too late. I know, it’s sad, but there’s always next year, and or you can pick yourself up by your boot straps and call those lovely schools yourself.

For those Falcons who did get their slips in on time, don’t forget to bring these items:

1. Sack lunch or money for food

2. A jacket – it’s November people, dress accordingly

3. Wear good walking shoes – no stilettos or flip flops that blister. You don’t look cute if you are limping.

Gates Millenium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is one of the largest, most prestigious scholarships in the United States.  If selected, students receive a scholarship award that is good-through-graduation at any college/university of their choice.  Furthermore, this program provides leadership training, career tools, and even graduate funding in many cases.

The Gates Millennium Scholars at CU are looking to give some advice on how to receive scholarships like the Gates Millennium to high school seniors who are eligible.  Eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.gmsp.org/.

The University of Colorado Boulder invites eligible candidates to a workshop on Saturday, November 10th.  Check in will be at 9:30 am at the Visual Arts Complex.  The event will last until 3:30 pm.  Lunch will be provided.  This event is completely free. 

We do ask that students RSVP by emailing their name, phone number, high school, and dietary restrictions to gatesmillennium@colorado.edu by November 7th.  Once we receive an RSVP, we will follow-up with parking information.

For questions/concerns, please email gatesmillennium@colorado.edu or contact Tyler Hallmark at
(918) 720 2150.

Tyler Hallmark — CU Campus-Based Leader — Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Front Range CC – take classes now!

Skyline is in a unique position because we offer college classes on our very own campus! Say what? I know, right. How cool is it that you can get college classes on your high school transcript AND on your college transcript AND I haven’t even mentioned the best part. I know, I know… you’re thinking, how can life get any better? Well prepare to have your hair blown back. If you get a C or better in the class, the school district will pay for it. Are your eyes bulging out of disbelief? They should be Falcons, they should be.

Here are a couple of the parameters to get yourself in line with this process:

1. You must take an Accuplacer test at FRCC, and or have already taken the ACT. Check with your counselor to see if your scores get you in.

2. You must have the paperwork turned into Julie Steele, in the counseling office, NO LATER than Wednesday, October 31. We want ghosts and goblins to get the ultimate treat: free college classes

3. This is for juniors and seniors, so you 9th and 10th graders can hold your horses until a later time. We love your enthusiasm though!


Volunteer opportunities for students

Halloween Parade
Date:  Saturday, October 27th
Time:  9am – 11:30am
Who:  Junior and Seniors only
Location:  Meet at the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak
Duties:  Help us organize people who are walking in the Halloween Parade down Main Street.  You will carry a sign to help everyone keep moving throughout the parade route.  Please only Juniors and Seniors

Turkey Trot 10k & 2 mile Race  
Date:  Saturday, November 10th  
Time:  8am – 12noon  
Who:  Everyone is welcome to volunteer!  Families, friends, seniors, adults, teenagers, anyone!   This is a great opportunity for High School students who are trying to earn volunteer hours as well!  The only exception is that we ask that an ‘adult’ (someone 16 or older) volunteer with youth 14 and under.  
Location: Altona Middle School, 4600 Clover Basin Drive
Duties: Course Marshals and Water Station workers – Cheer on the runners as they race through the course.  Fill and hand out water along the course.  

Longmont Lights/ Santa’s Workshop
Dates:  Friday and/or Saturday, December 7th & 8th
Time:  8am – 12noon  
Who:  This is a great opportunity for High School students who are trying to earn volunteer hours as well!  The only exception is that we ask that an ‘adult’ (someone 16 or older) volunteer with youth 14 and under.  
Location: St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak & Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak
Duties: Various duties.  We need helpers at Friday night Santa’s Workshop (4-8:30pm) Costume Characters Friday and Saturday (Fri 4:30-8pm & Sat 6-8:00pm) Holiday Parade helpers (Juniors and Senior only Sat, 4-6pm) Inside Assistants – help with set up and clean up (Fri 5-8pm & Sat 6-8pm)  

Don’t miss out on these FUN volunteer opportunities.  Contact Terri Calvin, terri.calvin@ci.longmont.co.us or call 303-774-4694 to sign up