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Longs Peak Middle School named a 2017 Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch

On March 9, Long’s Peak Middle School was recognized as a 2017 Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education (CAMLE).
 
CAMLE partners with the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, searching annually for middle grades schools across the nation that embrace academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and strong organizational structures.
 
Longs Peak staff and community work in partnership to provide the 21st cent

Recognize your favorite St. Vrain educator with an Encore Award- deadline Wednesday, March 15th

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley would like to remind the St. Vrain community that Encore Award Nomination forms are due Wednesday, March 15th. The Encore Awards program provides an opportunity for students, parents, teachers, staff, volunteers --- anyone in the St. Vrain Valley community --- to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K – 12 levels who exemplify excellence in teaching. A review committee convenes and selects three teachers from every St.

February LTP Family Connections Newsletter

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.

LTP Family Connections January Newsletter

Check out the latest issue of the LTP Family Connections Newsletter. In this issue, we share information on the updated screen time recommendations from the American Association of Pediatrics, give tips for thinking about data privacy and Internet safety, and help you learn more about reading resources available at home and school.

LTP Family Connections Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of the Family Connections Newsletter! In this issue, we share thoughts around the future of technology, wonder about the role of families in helping students navigate the digital world and share a project idea for your family enjoyment!

Times Call Article: Longs Peak Prepares Students for Innovation

Longs Peak kids take virtual Google expeditions from classroom

A representative from Google was at Longs Peak Middle School on Friday to give the students an early look at the new Expeditions Android app, a virtual reality platform for the classroom.

While the on-hand Google employee had been instructed to not talk to the media, she did say in passing that the reactions of the children when they used Expeditions was the most enjoyable part of the experience.

Tech-savvy students build foundation in computer science

St. Vrain Valley District students today are a tech-savvy generation who know their way around apps and mobile devices. But SVVSD educators are ensuring that students have a strong foundation in computer science beyond the touchscreen, covering areas like innovation, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and what it means to be a good digital citizen.  

Student involvement soars

The Mead Middle School band and orchestra hosted a standing room only show for their first concert of the year. Supportive parents, family members and community members lined the gym to show their support for the Halloween themed concert. Joshua Barnett, principal of Mead Middle School, spoke of the dramatic turnaround the orchestra had performed. “When we hired our new director [Megan Rubin] the eighth grade orchestra had three members. Now it has over twenty,” and those aren’t the only programs for MMS students to enjoy.

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