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Longs Peak Middle School students learn cybersecurity basics

Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call >>

Longs Peak Middle School eighth-grader Carmen Oliveros started coding in elementary school and now is tackling protecting computers from hackers.

"It's opened a whole new world of computers," she said. "I'm learning a lot of cool security ideas."

St. Vrain’s Senior Volunteer Program Enters Seventh Year

The St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Senior Volunteer Program is once again available for the 2018-2019 school year. The program began in November 2012 to welcome seniors and individuals with disabilities into our schools and provide them financial assistance with their county property taxes. Up to 200 participants will be paid a maximum of 40 hours at $11.10 per hour for a total of $444 between January 2, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

High Schools Launch Annual Fall Theater Performances

St. Vrain high school students across the district have spent countless hours during and after school in preparation for their school's fall theater production. Watch our students' showcase their talent and hard work. Performances are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.

Superintendent Update - Advancing the Future

Dear St. Vrain Valley Schools Community,

State of St. Vrain - Fall Community Forums

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.

Join the Conversation about Technology use at School and Home

Technology is such an integral part of daily operations that is second nature to our students. This generation of students will be the first to never know life before the internet or cell phones. For parents and guardians, navigating these new opportunities can also bring uncertainties of how to have conversations about technology use at school and home.

Got an iPad? Get Insurance!

Accidents happen! The SVVSD Optional iPad Insurance Program for secondary students covers many of the costs associated with a damaged or lost iPad.  This year, the cost has been lowered to $25 AND includes new levels of coverage.  Plus, students who opt into insurance this year will be able to exchange a non-functioning cable for a new one at no cost! Use this link to learn more.

Educator Highlight: Colin Rickman

This month we are proud to highlight Longs Peak Middle School (LPMS) teacher, Colin Rickman. Colin will be starting his ninth year at LPMS when school starts next month. Colin is no stranger to St. Vrain Valley Schools. He grew up in Longmont and graduated from Longmont High School. He has family who were or still are teachers in the district as well. He jokes that he teaches at the middle school his wife attended and she teaches at the elementary school he attended.

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Schools Recognized with USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge Awards

In May of 2016, Nutrition Services and School Wellness applied for USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge awards for all of our middle schools and high schools that participate in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch program.

The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms is a voluntary certification initiative that recognizes schools creating healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.

Education, and the greatness of our nation

One of the most important institutions in our society is public education. Of the approximately 55 million K-12 aged children in the United States, it is estimated that 90 percent are enrolled in public schools. Second only to parenting, the longstanding institution of public education will have the greatest influence on America’s future.
 
In Colorado, we’ve experienced an ongoing discussion around the adequacy of resources for our public schools with mixed results.

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