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Superintendent Update - The Future of America

Across the district, we have been championing a new motivational motto that is uniting our shared vision for excellence in learning and student advancement: We are taking public education by #StVrainStorm! Every day, I observe countless examples of students, teachers, staff, and community partners exemplifying the highest levels of achievement and drive that represent the very best of our public schools. Our graduation rates are at their highest level – over 90 percent at our traditional schools – and St. Vrain was also one of only four districts in Colorado and 373 nationally to be recognized by College Board’s Annual AP District Honor Roll. Enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses has increased by 50 percent since 2014 with over 3,000 students enrolled in at least one AP class.

January Family Connections Newsletter

In this month's issue of the Learning Technology Plan Family Connections Newsletter, we offer suggestions for establishing healthy bedtime routines for teens and their families, and we invite you to join us for a parent workshop hosted in partnership with Dr. Devorah Heitner that will focus on challenges and opportunities around technology use.

Save the Date!

Supporting and mentoring kids in the digital age is a community effort. Join St. Vrain Valley Schools and Dr. Devorah Heitner the evening of March 12th as we partner together to host a family engagement night for parents of current and incoming middle school students. Click here to learn more and to RSVP!

December Family Connections Newsletter

In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we offer suggestions for balancing technology use over the holidays and explore ways families can use technology together to listen to audio books and record family stories and conversations. To sign up to receive the monthly newsletter in your email, click here.

Superintendent Update - Outstanding Achievements

It has already been an outstanding year of growth and success across St. Vrain Valley Schools. Day after day, we hear of numerous student achievements, teacher accolades, industry partnerships, grant awards, and so many more recognitions that are building significant momentum behind our world-class education system. This year, St. Vrain Valley Schools continues to see significant advancements in academic achievement. Specifically: four-year graduation rates have continued to increase with among the highest requirements in the state; test scores, achievement, and participation with the SAT, ACT, CMAS, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate continues to rise; numerous students are earning many highly-competitive and prestigious scholarships, all of which has garnered statewide and national acclaim for St. Vrain Valley Schools and our entire community.

October Family Connections Newsletter

In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we share information on Apple's new tool for parents, called Screen Time, and offer suggestions for using iPad apps to help your child get organized.

Superintendent Update - Advancing the Future

It has been an outstanding start to the 2018-2019 academic year and I want to express my deep appreciation to our community for your continued partnership and support in advancing student achievement. In Colorado and across the United States, St. Vrain Valley Schools is leading the conversation on how to build a highly-successful public education system that is not only giving our students a strong competitive advantage for their future success, but also having a significant impact on the economic growth and overall health of our community.

September Family Connections Newsletter

In this month’s issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we show you how to access the SVVSD digital library and share an article with hints for maintaining tech harmony at home.

State of St. Vrain - Fall Community Forums

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.
 
This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St.

August Family Connections Newsletter

In this month’s issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we share information on the SVVS Optional iPad Insurance Program, introduce a new Schoology course for families of incoming 6th graders, share a link to the American Academy of Pediatrics' tool for a customizable family media plan, and hear from a teenager who describes some of the challenges and benefits of growing up surrounded by technology and social media.

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