Lady Falcons, here is a great college info session for you

Calling all of the SHS Lady Falcons! We have an opportunity for you and your mom (aunt, grandma, favorite cousin) to learn about college with expert advice. You and your leading lady can attend the From Nest to Wings college conference. It is designed for sophomores through seniors to get help with scholarships, college searches and more.

The event is Saturday, March 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the IBMC Building, 2315 Main Street. You can register online to get your spot.

new iThrive sessions to start

Teens and parents, this is a great local resource for you to work on substance abuse issues. The Longmont classes are located at 24 Ninth Avenue and start on Tuesday, March 17. Here are the details:

iTHRIVE is an early intervention program for teens 12-17 years of age that are struggling with alcohol or drug use.  It’s also a program that works closely with the parents/guardians of the participating teens.

 There are 6 meetings in a session.  An intake must take place before enrolling for a 6 week session

Each evening begins at 6:00 pm and goes until 8:00 pm.

The teens will be in a group led by Dr. Alexis Saccoman, a doctor of psychology with years of experience in the substance abuse arena for youth and families.  In the teen sessions, youth will receive skills needed to understand why they use, what their triggers are, and how to stop the use.  It is a safe and supportive arena in which to listen, share and learn.

While the teens meet, the parents/guardians meet separately with Leon Bartholomay, CAC III counselor with many years of experience in the addiction field with teens and families.  The parents will learn new skills around the effects of substances on the developing brain, communication skills, how to set boundaries and get support from other parents who are experiencing the same thing.

The cost of the 6 week session is on a sliding fee scale depending on family yearly gross income, (please call for fee).

TO REGISTER call us at 303-776-8184 to schedule an intake with both the teen and the parent/guardian.  If you are with Boulder Valley School District complete the Google doc form. To learn more about iTHRIVE, visit our website at or call us at 303-776-8184.

Colorado Northwestern Comm. College – Paleontology Camp

Greeting from Colorado Northwestern Community College.

We are excited to announce that CNCC is now offering summer dinosaur digs.  Our first excavation is planned for this summer, and we would like to invite you and your teachers and staff to work alongside professional paleontologist to uncover fossils that have been buried for over 65 million years.

Teachers from all disciplines and staff from every department can spend two weeks of their summer in the heart of dinosaur country learning about paleontology by digging, brushing and uncovering a unique fossilized specimen. CNCC’s Summer Paleontology Camp will offer two sessions on the Rangely Campus, each two weeks in duration.  Teachers and staff can participate in the non-credit camp only or choose to earn three college credit hours by enrolling in GEY 229, Paleontology Field Studies.   On-campus housing and food service are available.  No prior experience is required to take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

I have attached an electronic copy of our brochure for distribution to your colleagues.  Additional information and application materials can be found at  Space is limited, so please pass this information along as quickly as possible.

FRCC Scholarships are going unclaimed – apply now!

Falcons there is money to be had and there is money for you. The Front Range Community College Foundation has more than $300,000 in scholarships that you can apply for now. Seriously, there is so much money that students don’t try to get because they think they “can’t” or they aren’t “eligible.” How can I disprove this myth? I’m not sure, how I can, but you can by hitting this link: Front Range Community College Foundation.

Scholarships are due 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015.

United States Naval Academy Summer Programs

USNA Summer Programs Applications are now open!
Greetings from Annapolis! With winter halfway through and spring on the horizon, the Office of Admissions team at the United States Naval Academy is actively gearing up to host high school students from across the nation at our two marquis summer programs, Summer STEM Camp and Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

Summer STEM Camp is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, design-based program, Naval Academy Summer STEM will challenge students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, and work cooperatively in teams. Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipmen and is a great fit for students looking to broaden their understanding of STEM study and careers.

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation’s leaders. If you have students you feel would be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation’s service academies and serving the country as an officer, encourage them to consider attending the Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar.


Boys and Girls State – it’s time to show your citizenship and leadership

The American Legion Auxiliary presents Boys and Girls State. Boys and Girls State are leadership programs that center on the processes of democracy and good citizenship. Any boy or girl who has just completed their junior year of high school can apply for this prestigious program. If you’re interested in current events and government this is the program for you.

The information has been given to your government teachers (Ms. Strock, Mr. Swanson, Ms. McGinn and Ms. Scott), so ask them for the paperwork.

Boys State: will run May 31 through June 6 at Colorado State University (Fort Collins)

Girls State: will run June 7 through June 12 at University of Northern Colorado (Greeley)

Calling all sophomore Lady Falcons

We have an amazing opportunity for young women to enhance their leadership chops. The Women’s Foundation of Colorado hosts the Girls Leadership Council. The GLC is a hands-on training and program designed to help young women discover their power and potential to help their communities. Interested? Check out the WFCO web site.

Here are the details:

Eligibility: Any high school sophomore girl in Colorado who will be a junior in the Fall 2015

Program Dates: July 26 – August 1, 2015

Program Location: University of Denver campus

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

Finalist Interview Date: May 16, 205

Interested in CU Denver – College of Arts and Media

I’m inviting your junior & senior students to learn more about the College of Arts & Media programs at CU Denver at our arts CU Denver undergraduate college visit day Friday, February 27th 8:30am – 4pm:

Preview our financial aid programs
Preview what it’s like here with a campus tour
Preview what it’s like to be a CU Denver student from student panelists!

Sign up here

Front Range Scholarship Help Sessions

FRCC-BCC Scholarship Workshops

The FRCC Foundation will have Scholarship Sessions for individuals to ask questions and get assistance with Foundation scholarships.

The session will be in the Community Room of the Classroom Building, C1480, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont, 80501.

  • February 5, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • February 11, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Grant at 303-404-5464

CDC Open House = Feb. 18, 3 – 6 p.m.

Calling all current juniors, sophomores and freshmen! The Career Development Center (CDC) is hosting their Open House from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18. This is the perfect time to meet with CDC teachers to discuss your career options and how their classes can get you ready for college, and work.

CDC Open House Poster 2015