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.
In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we take a look at robotics programming across the district, offer a tutorial on parent access to Schoology, give links to resources for talking to kids about technology use, and peak inside some kindergarten classrooms to see how technology is enhancing students' experiences.
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.
In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, learn more about: offerings at our Innovation Center, science exploration, and tips and tricks for home devices. To sign up to receive the monthly newsletter in your email, click
In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we look back at Computer Science Ed Week events, discover resources for supporting students' fair use of media, and offer up some ideas for Winter Break activities and device free"-ish" activities for families.
In November's Family Connections Newsletter we share interesting online links for family learning and exploration, as well as information about this year's Computer Science Education Week. To sign up to receive the monthly newsletter, click here.
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.