In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we discuss Apple's new parental controls, explore ideas for family video making, and share a recent study on technology use and teen well-being. To sign up to receive the monthly newsletter in your email, click here!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.