Once again, in the initial school spelling bee, 8th graders Graham Daniel and Aidan Hansell tied with perfect scores. They went on to a very difficult tie breaker. Graham Daniel won, with Aidan finishing in a close second missing one word more than Graham. A wonderful effort by all involved!
Think back to a time where the phone was attached to the wall, and how excited you felt when your parents bought a longer cord, an answering machine or that magical moment when the cordless phone was brought home and you could talk to your friends in you bedroom away from your pesky sibling. Now, fast forward 20 years and staying connected is a whole new ballgame. We have all grown accustomed to the 24/7 news cycle and at times we cannot get information fast enough.
We will be hosting two informational parent meetings in the coming weeks. On each of the nights high school conselors and/or administrators from one of our feeder high schools will be joining us. All middle schools and high schools in the district have created similar transition plans.
Our annual Geography Bee was held on January 19. After many rounds of competition we were finally down to our two finalists. Eight grader Mia Novick and seventh grader Eric Testori squared of for the final round. When the dust settled, Eric Testori had won the contest. Eric will now take a test to see if he can qualify to participate in the state Geography Bee. Good luck Eric! Congratulations to Mia and all of our Geo Bee finals competitors.
On Thursday January 11, a group of science students from South Korea visited Westivew Middle School to learn about STEM education. They visited and collaborated with our students learning about STEM Block programs such as Plains to the Park, Robotics, STEM Explorers, Video Production, Science Olympiad and Environmental Art. In addition to their school visit, these students joined the students from the Plains to the Park Program in their studies in Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday.
We all know the rituals: turn your pajamas inside out and wear them backwards, put a spoon under your pillow and finally dance the most epic snow dance around. These practices have been carried down through generations as students go to bed hoping for a fresh blanket of snow in the morning. For administrators in St.
On January 8, all Westview 8th graders had the opportunity to participate in a town hall meeting with Colorado General Assembly representatives Mike Foote and Jonathan Singer. The event started as a question from a group of our students to their teachers. These students worked with their teachers to contact the legislators and put together the meeting.
What does attendance mean to you? Every student and family will have their own meaning for great attendance. For schools in St. Vrain, the goal is simple - have your student attend everyday and miss less than 10 days of school per year for any reason. The value of consistent attendance is one of the most important factors in determining if a student will do well in school, graduate and be prepared for success in future grades, their careers and postsecondary education.
As we approach the halfway mark of another successful school year, I want to thank you for your continued support as we strive for excellence in serving our students, parents and community. Communication throughout our community is essential to ensuring the ongoing success of our students and staff.