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.
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.
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.
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.
January 12, 2016, 9:01am By Beth Potter, Staff Writer, Colorado Hometown Weekly
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.
October 14, 2015, 10:00am By Amy Bounds, Daily Camera
Erie's Red Hawk Elementary recently was awarded a grant to develop an online class for teachers on incorporating more movement into the school day.
The $50,000, two-year Thriving Schools grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado allows the school to continue work from a previous $100,000, two-year Thriving Schools grant, said Red Hawk Principal Cyrus Weinberger.
"We want to take a very successful model and scale it up," he said.
In the most recent round of Thriving Schools grants, sixteen Colorado school districts will receive a combined $968,080.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Education Director Louisa Koch will honor the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 3, at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.