A publication for the St. Vrain community.

April 2018  - Volume 14

 Photo of the Month

Frederick High students compete against Silver Creek at St. Vrain Valley Schools' first districtwide Unified Sports tournament on March 3. As part of the Special Olympics programming, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

Learn more about Unified Sports in St. Vrain >>

 Superintendent's Update

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

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.

This year we have celebrated a record number of state and national champions in our schools. Never in my career have I seen such a large number of students recognized for their work outside the classroom – on top of our highest levels of academic growth, concurrent enrollment college credits, Advanced Placement exams, prestigious scholarships and so much more.

These important activities not only foster engaged school communities, but also strengthen our students by increasing academic performance, enhancing graduation rates and building essential skills such as communication, drive, teamwork, resilience, commitment and the capacity to compete. As students across St. Vrain are demonstrating excellence in leadership, advancing their academic skills and showcasing world-class sportsmanship that is systemic across our schools, they are graduating with a strong competitive advantage that will empower their success now and in the future.

In this edition of The Newsroom, we share just a few of the hundreds of accomplishments, events and programs impacting students in every school in our district. I am incredibly proud to be a part of the St. Vrain Valley community and greatly look forward to the continued success of our students, teachers and staff. 

Don Haddad, Ed.D.


 Featured Stories

St. Vrain schools recognized with state performance awards

This year six schools within St. Vrain received awards by the state for their academic achievements during the 2016-17 school year. These awards recognize the work ethic of our students, strength of academic commitment from parents, impact of high-quality teachers and districtwide support that schools receive.


St. Vrain Valley Schools wins national tech award

St. Vrain Valley's partnership between instruction and the IT department in rolling out a one-to-one iPad initiative recently netted the school district a national award. St. Vrain Valley is the first school district in Colorado to win the National Team Award from the Consortium for School Networking for the leadership team's impact on student learning with technology.


Moving to the rhythm – music in our schools

St. Vrain Valley Schools prides itself on designing an academic experience for our students that encompasses a wide-range of subjects. This begins in full-day kindergarten where students rotate through a series of specials including music, art and physical education in addition to their traditional coursework in math, reading, science, social studies and writing. 


Civic action in St. Vrain

St. Vrain Valley Schools is building a community of engaged students. What began as a class assignment landed Silver Creek junior Brooke Wager at the state Capitol where she had the eyes and ears of the House Education Committee.



Studying for the math portion of the SAT has never been easier thanks to Beyoncé and a group of Frederick High School students. Frederick High Senior Josephine Murphy and her classmates created a video to help students across St. Vrain Valley Schools solve upper algebra equations. The video is part of St. Vrain’s #SATChallenge – a yearlong initiative to help students prepare for the SAT through fun, engaging content created by students and teachers.


Students exchange knowledge and culture

Students around the world are taking pieces of Colorado home with them and leaving a bit of their own culture behind in high schools throughout St. Vrain Valley Schools.


 School Headlines

 Upcoming Events

April 17-21: Districtwide Student Art Show

May 5: SVVSD Student Film Festival

May 23: Life Skills ACE Completion Ceremony

May 24: Graduation - Universal HS, Olde Columbine HS

May 25: Graduation - St. Vrain Online Global Academy

May 26: Graduation - Erie HS, Frederick, HS, Longmont HS, Lyons Middle/Senior, Mead HS, Niwot HS, Silver Creek HS and Skyline HS

 Video Spotlight

Accelerating Student Learning

Learn how curriculum and educational technology are accelerating student learning.

Watch now >>
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