November 1, 2017, Firestone, CO – Taking a pledge to avoid distracted driving has paid off for Christy Clark-Weese. The PE teacher at Coal Ridge Middle School in the St. Vrain Valley School District in Firestone, Colorado, is the recipient the $20,000 grand prize in California Casualty’s Promise to Drive Focused sweepstakes.
Clark-Weese said taking the pledge to stay focused while driving was very important.
The St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Senior Volunteer Program is once again available for the 2017-2018 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 $10.20 per hour for a total of $408 between January 2, 2018 and April 30, 2018.
Carbon Valley Communities That Care is looking for members and Volunteers. The Carbon Valley Communities That Care is an empowered coalition that support youth through prevention efforts, building strong leaderships that inspire caring and resposible future leaders. The Carbon Valley Communities That Care Coalition is looking for members and parent volunteers. An orientation to find out more about the coalition is being held on Thursday, November 30th from 5:30-7:30 at the Carbon Valley Regional Library. RSVP: Shaley Maher at 970-400-5455 or email@example.com.
Across St. Vrain Valley Schools, we are advancing public education for our community, state and nation. St. Vrain prepares students for their future by giving them a strong competitive advantage that will empower their success in a complex globalized economy. Learn more in the 2017-2018 edition of St. Vrainnovation Magazine, now available online.
It has been an outstanding start to the academic year and I want to thank our students, families, teachers, staff and other partners for continuing to support St. Vrain Valley Schools’ drive for excellence in serving our community and advancing public education.
In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we explore Inquiry-Based Learning, Thinking Differently About Digital Devices, and visit with one of our schools as they learn about Slam Poetry with local expert Joaquin Zihuatanejo in partnership with High Plains Library System.
Thank you for your partnership as we continue to advance the academic success and well-being of our students. Communication throughout our community is essential to ensuring the ongoing safety of our community. Toward this end, we would like to share important inclement weather information so that your family can be prepared in the event severe weather results in the closure or delay of our schools.
Challenge: To read 1 million words from August to May! The goal is broken into 4 levels. And there will be open library time each quarter for students who reach a new goal as well as extra time for those that hit the million words. We will also display student names on our bulletin board when they reach that level! Check your LA teacher's Schoology page for more information. Check out this video to learn more!