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St. Vrain Valley Schools Launches New Initiative to Close the Word Gap

As St. Vrain Valley Schools continues to advance our programs that support our youngest learners, we are proud to announce a new partnership with the LENA Research Foundation and the OUR Center in Longmont that will prepare infants and toddlers (0-3 years) for school by encouraging parents to talk and engage more with their children.

Summer in St. Vrain

As the countdown to summer winds down, students and teachers across the district are gearing up for camp season and it’s not too late to sign up. 
 
Performing arts, financial literacy and STEM camps are among the district’s summer programs that still have openings.

ITAC: You're Invited

The Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) is looking for additional members to join and help us refine our district-wide plan for instructional technology.

Olympic Medalist Visits Red Hawk to Speak with Students About Character

Red Hawk Elementary welcomed Olympic medalist Jenny Simpson to their school today.  Jenny spoke to students during this month's character assemblies on responsibility.  She focused on her own experiences that led her to Olympic success.  It was wonderful to hear that she started her running career in 3rd grade.  Jenny focused on setting goals, being responsible, eating well and exercising.  A highlight of the experience was when students got a close-up look at Jenny's Bronze Olympic medal.

Experience robotics in St. Vrain on March 9

Do you ever miss that sense of exploration and curiosity you had as a kid? If the answer is ‘yes,’ we have the event for you. St. Vrain Valley Schools is hosting its first ever VEX Robotics Showcase from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 9. Open to the public, the event an evening of the same fun, hands-on robotics play, learning and experimentation that St. Vrain students relish day-in and day-out, in both class and extracurricular settings.

Two SVVSD Elementary Schools Host Green Apple Day of Service with School Tours

Red Hawk Elementary in Erie and Eagle Crest Elementary in Longmont will host School House Walks during the Green Apple Day of Service – an annual event focused on K-12 schools and celebrated globally. Both elementary schools will showcase their implementation of green, healthy, sustainable initiatives with tours conducted at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24.

Astronaut visits Erie students with Space Foundation program

Two years ago, after becoming a teacher liaison for The Space Foundation, Kristina Stem vowed to bring an astronaut to Erie Elementary School — and this week she delivered.

Former astronaut Leroy Chiao wowed Erie Elementary students Wednesday with anecdotes about eating and showering at the International Space Station.

Chiao has been to space four times during his career, including a six-month stint as commander of the Space Station.

Space Foundation to Bring NASA Astronaut and STEM Education Program to St. Vrain Valley Schools

The Space Foundation is taking its Space in the Community STEM education program to St. Vrain Valley Schools in February.

Former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., will share his experiences in space with students at several St. Vrain Valley Schools in Erie and Longmont, Colo., and will also join a panel discussion for a free public presentation and Star Party on Feb. 17 at Erie High School.

Sphero balls spark Erie students' curiosity

If you've seen the new Star Wars movie, you know the rotund BB-8 is the latest droid character to hit the big screen.

With the popularity of the film, you might guess BB-8 would be an instant hit with elementary school students. That's why Red Hawk Elementary School computer lab teacher Chris Schmitz likes to use a replica toy version of the droid in his teaching in Erie.

Red Hawk Chess Tournament Featured in Hometown Weekly

Learning, check; fun, checkmate: Red Hawk Elementary in Erie plays host to kid-friendly chess tourney

 By Beth Potter

Staff Writer

Wyatt Hendricks Johnson, 10, left, plays a chess game against Maddox Scarpella-Coet, 10, while Parker Driscoll, 10, and Connor Waldau, 6, watch during the St. Vrain Elementary Chess Tournament at Red Hawk Elementary School in Erie on Saturday.</p></body></html>

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