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.
We’ve been busy in here! We jumped into coding before Winter break, and continued with the older grades learning BitsBox. They are really getting the hang of it! Grades 3-5 also got an intro to the SVVSD Digital Library…super cool! The younger grades got to learn the basics of coding, Scratch Jr, and got to know the computer keyboard a bit better.
I’ll be sending home notes with students who have overdue books soon…keep an eye out for library books at home.