Looking for a volunteering opportunity?

The Sunrise Stampede, which is a fundraiser for SVVSD schools, needs volunteers:

Sunrise Stampede on Saturday, August 13.  There are  openings in the following areas:
–Finish line – 7:45 AM – 10:00 AM (Assist race officials at finish line – cheering runners through the chutes, keeping them moving and in order, etc.).  Still need 8 volunteers
–Water stations – 7:45 AM – 10:30 (Fill water cups, hand out to runners, put discarded cups into garbage bags).  I have 3 water stations that I need to man – and need a total of 15 more volunteers. The water stations are a great spot for families or a sports team who want to volunteer together.
–Registration – 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM (Help runners complete race day registrations).  1 more volunteer needed.
–T-shirt/bib distribution – 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM.   4 more volunteers needed.
–Course marshals – 7:00 AM – until all runners/walkers have passed – probably till 10:30 or 11:00. (Direct runners on the course).  12 volunteers  needed.  NOTE:  This is a new volunteer position!
Thank you!  I look forward to hearing from you!  When you respond, please include:

–volunteer position
–t-shirt size
–summer email for reminder
–school or department (so I can send your volunteer t-shirt)
Email Donna Thompson: thompson_donna@svvsd.org

Summer STEM class options

This summer Skyline HS & The Innovation Center are offering three summer STEM courses to any high school students, at any SVVSD high school, who might be interested. These cost $125 and run during the month of June, Mon-Thurs, 8am-12noon.
  1. Intro to Programming
  2. Tech 1 (CompTIA Introduction to IT)
  3. Tech 2 (Apple Mac repair certification)
These are classes that lead to STEM industry knowledge and certifications. We are opening these up to the entire district for the first time, and we hope you might know some high school students who might be interested.
If you do, please tell them to go to: http://tinyurl.com/stemsum16 and download the application. Ignore prerequisites and application dates on the application. You can also have them email me if they are interested and have questions or trouble applying.
-Thom Ingram

Instructional Technologist

FRCC Open Houses!

Front Range Community College is excited to be hosting a Spring Open House, be sure to REGISTER TODAY!

Boulder County Campus Open House

Mon., Apr. 25 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

2121 Miller Drive, Longmont

Westminster Campus Open House

Tues., Apr. 26 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

3645 W. 112th Ave, Westminster

There are a number of academic program that will be participating to share information that has a focus of college to career.  Faculty members have been working on creative ways to share their information, as well as inviting current and former students to talk about their experiences during the Academic Program Fair.

All Student Services will be available to speak with students and answer their questions.  This will be an excellent opportunity for future FRCC students to engage with staff and students to help them feel more confident about their decision to attend FRCC.

Campus Tours and FRCC Informational workshops at the Boulder County Campus will be going on throughout the evening. The agenda is as follows:

4:45 English
5:30 Spanish and English
6:15 English
7:00 Spanish and English
FRCC General Workshops (C1606 and C1772)
5:00 English and Spanish
6:00 English and Spanish

University of Wyoming STEM Bridge Program

The University of Wyoming STEP Summer Bridge program, is an unique opportunity for incoming freshman.  STEP Summer Bridge is a four week program for entering freshman who wish to get a jump start on their college career.  It is comprised of a self-directed math course, a first year seminar, as well as co-curricular activities aimed at exposing students to campus resources and the community of Laramie, WY at large.  Students will live on campus and build a community with their fellow students.

The mission of STEP Summer Bridge is to prepare students for academic success by challenging them to engage with their studies in a supportive learning environment.  Students will be empowered to grow academically as they work collaboratively with their fellow classmates and instructors.  Students will also become connected to Laramie as a community outside of the university to create a sense of belonging that will make their transition to the University of Wyoming a positive and welcoming experience.

Girl’s and Boy’s State Summer 2016

Happy snowy Friday Falcons! As the snow falls and makes messes of our streets, I hope you dreaming about summer and all the possibilities that lie before you with your 2.5 months of freedom.

Speaking of the possibilities have you considered the awesome option to not only experience something fun but something to make you smarter, improve your college applications/resumes? Check out Girl’s State and Boy’s State! You can work with your peers from all over Colorado and learn about government and actually start influencing policy. It’s five days in June (June 5 – 10) and you get to hang on college campuses, work on actual issues, and figure out how to make a difference.

Job and Career Fair

The weather is getting warmer and that means it’s time ot start earning money for sunscreen and flip flops. One wouldn’t want to be without those two important spring break/summer break essentials.

If you’re looking for a job, we have a great event you should attend. Workforce Boulder County is having a Job and Career Fair on Thursday, March 10 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.

Employers will be there to hire you (on the spot), look at resumes, and give you information on job/career opportunities.

Job & Career Fair Flyer

Girl’s State – Calling all of our juniors Falcons

Lady Falcons! This is a great resume builder (think college, think work, think politics) and you absolutely can make a difference by attending this prestigious (and nationally known) program. If you’re interested in making a difference in our world, Girl’s State would be a great stepping stone to you learning how to get active in our government processes. Check in with your counselor or Government teacher to get the details.