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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
Following the floods from the fall of 2013, several dams in the Colorado Front Range either overflowed or gave out completely. Our class focused on the Foothills Reservoir Dam, located on the east side of the Boulder Reservoir.
Students in the Explorations of STEM class began this unit by learning about different soil types from the site: gravel, sand, silt, and clay. They used the touch method to classify the soils, and then determined the permeability, strength, and density of each type. For each soil characteristic, students performed an experiment, collected data, and graphically represented their data. With this new knowledge, along with an understanding of basic earth dam structures, students collaborated with their teammates to select a design. They communicated their ideas through scaled drawing and then began building a (scaled) model of their dam. During testing, students were able to find out if their dam would survive. They needed to hold five gallons of water for five minutes. Some dams were successful, some had some seepage, and some catastrophically failed.
All in all, students learned a ton about the earth dams that protect areas where we live, and learned that soil is more than just DIRT! Several students commented that they enjoyed this project because of the direct applicability to the floods that struck our area a year and a half ago.
This project was led by our CU-Teams fellow, Valerie. She did a terrific job engaging our students in this unit on geotechnical engineering!
The Innovation Center is a comprehensive research and development center. It provides an environment tailored to aspiring student inventors, designers and entrepreneurs.Click to Learn More
Rigorous K-12 Programming that includes STEM at all levels. This initiative aligns and transforms Skyline feeder schools with a STEM focus.
Offering competitive and innovative 21st Century learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Illuminating young minds... When you need a place to focus that energy...the new Spark! Discovery Preschool of St. Vrain is a bright idea!