We are off to a great start in the library. Students are checking out books and becoming accustomed to our new technology routine. September we begin our center focused activities. All students will work at centers except preschoolers. These centers will focus on coding, applications, design thinking and library skills. Students are using the design thinking process to develop a new name for our library space. Stay tuned for these results.
Each year schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students in grades K-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may therefore qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s) and require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress. In addition, they usually demonstrate characteristics of unique creativity and high motivation in their strength areas.
We are off to a great start in Preschool! We have been working hard on routines and expectations and we are enjoying getting to know each other. We have learned lots of new songs and have listened to many stories. We are also working hard on recognizing and writing our names.
On August 21, students across St. Vrain Valley Schools experienced the 'Great American Eclipse' through district-provided safety viewing glasses, indoor live-streaming and immersive classroom activities.
The start of a new academic year is one of my favorite times to visit our schools and talk with our students, families, teachers and staff. Our hallways are filled with a palpable optimism and drive to continue our momentum toward the highest levels of academic growth and success.