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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.
Students in biology class at Skyline High School were given a challenging design project as they explored the effect of increasing human population on the biosphere.
Problem: Humans have overpopulated the Earth and a large part of the population will be moving to colonize Mars.
Challenge: Create a prototype of a biome found on Earth that could be built on Mars with improvements that would alleviate some of the problems we are facing on Earth (such as pollution, overuse of natural resources and loss of habitat to development).
Students did research on the current environmental issues facing ecosystems, human population growth over the past 100 years and projected growth for the next three decades, and alternate forms of energy, housing and development. With all of this information, students built some innovative and creative prototypes of biomes using materials such as straws, yarn, q-tips, pipe cleaners, construction paper and cardboard.
When their prototypes were completed, students created a Google slide presentation for their “clients” (scientists, NASA, local government, families) explaining the relationship between the abiotic and biotic features of ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles, and the place of humans within these systems. Their slides also explained how their new and improved biomes had “fixes” that would solve the current problems of energy production, natural resource use, food production, housing and development, and habitat loss we are currently facing on Earth.
One particularly innovative design included having people in the rainforest living in tree houses rather than in developments on the ground leaving more land open for grazing and agriculture without having to resort to deforestation. Another group used solar panels in deserts to capture the abundant sunlight to provide a renewable source of energy.
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!