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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.

Congratulations Class of 2018

Public Education – Empowering the Future
 
Public education is one of the most powerful systems for driving positive change in our society. 
Across the United States, approximately 90 percent of our children attend a public school – and in the St. Vrain Valley, that percentage is even higher.

IMPORTANT: Student Calendar Change on 4/27

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

Thank you for your continued partnership and unwavering support which has contributed significantly to student achievement and success. I am deeply appreciative of our community, as you have consistently demonstrated your value for public education through the generous passage of several mill levy overrides and bond initiatives, among many other ways that you have strengthened our schools. Together with our excellent teachers and staff, our students are receiving the benefit of an outstanding education.

Superintendent's Update

As we move closer to the end of another outstanding year in St. Vrain Valley Schools, I want to take a moment to recognize the achievements and growth we have seen across our system. In the coming weeks, we will be championing the thousands of students who will be transitioning to kindergarten, middle school, high school or graduating with their St. Vrain Valley Schools diploma. It is through our outstanding educators, dedicated parents and unwavering community support that we have seen our students and schools excel to the highest levels of achievement.

Education Foundation honors outstanding SVVSD teachers

Each spring, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley hosts the Tribute to Teachers, which honors and recognizes the excellence of our teachers. Students, parents, colleagues and community members are invited to nominate teachers, and three from each school are selected to attend the event as finalists. During the event, one teacher from each school receives an Encore Award and a $100 gift card. Additionally, several teachers are honored as Spotlight educators and one as Teacher of the Year for their outstanding efforts on behalf of their schools and students.

Superintendent's Update

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

Public education is the cornerstone of our democracy. The impact of our schools and their role in shaping the future success of our society extends far beyond the smart boards, desks and walls of our classrooms. From economic development, to national security, to home and commercial property values, to business and corporate development, and community growth, our public schools provide a strong foundation for advancing the quality of our lives and the direction of our future.

St. Vrain Valley robotics teams dominate rankings, prepare to compete Saturday

 

Erie resident Michelle Lonsinger's basement buzzed with activity Wednesday afternoon as a bevy of elementary school students practiced maneuvering their robots around a field and manipulating plastic rings.

3rd Annual Innovation Fair

Forty-four students from Longmont Estates took part in our third annual Innovation Fair.  They were given the challenge of "How might I create something to make the world a better place, or to make life easier for someone?"  We had students from each grade level use the design thinking process to create prototypes of their solutions.  We had some very creative ideas--from a robot that can do hair,to how to make the oceans cleaner by using biodegradable straws.  Students worked on

Superintendent's Update - December 2017

Dear St. Vrain Valley Schools Community,

Modern Learning in the Great Outdoors

St. Vrain Valley Schools is featured in a story by Front and Central for the district's work to develop and reinforce environmental literacy programs beyond the classroom walls.

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