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Superintendent's Update - October 2017

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

It has been an outstanding start to the academic year and I want to thank our students, families, teachers, staff and other partners for continuing to support St. Vrain Valley Schools’ drive for excellence in serving our community and advancing public education. 

Community Discussion: State of St. Vrain Valley Schools & National Trends in Education

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.
 
This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St. Vrain launches the start of the 2017-2018 school year, St.

Red Hawk Elementary now accepting Open Enrollment

This is a unique opportunity for parents to place their students in a high-achieving, collaboration-based school. At Red Hawk, students are equipped with strong academic curriculum, state-of-the-art technology, and world-class educators dedicated to teaching students what they need to learn, succeed and grow.

Families are welcome to visit Red Hawk for a tour of our award-winning facilities and to meet our new principal, Tim Garcia. Our school is located at 1500 Telleen Avenue in Erie, Colorado.

Superintendent's Update - August 2017

The start of a new academic year is one of my favorite times to visit our schools and talk with our students, families, teachers and staff. Our hallways are filled with a palpable optimism and drive to continue our momentum toward the highest levels of academic growth and success.

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.

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.

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.

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