Westview teams competed in the VEX Robotics US Open (Nationals) today (April 6) in Iowa.
Our robotics teams acquitted themselves nicely . Semicolon and The Martians made it all the way to the semifinals in a strong alliance. In Robot Skills the Martians finished 18th and Semicolon 2nd. Team Semicolon was awarded the Amaze Award. Congratulations to Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Kath, and all of our robotics students. Hard work has paid off!
We will be conducting our annual state CMAS testing April 8-15. Eighth graders only will also have science testing April 16-18. Please encourage your child to get a good night sleep and a good breakfast each day.
A group of students at Westview known as STEM Explorers have been working with Boulder County Parks and Open space for several years. They have been engaged in water quality studies, learning about the Emerald Ash Borer, and engaging in conservation efforts at several local open space properties. They have been conducting water quality studies at Heil Ranch for several years. In the fall they built fishing line receptacles, conducted water quality studies, and surveyed trash and human impact at Pella Crossing.
On Wednesday, March 5 Denver Broncos Mascot Miles came to help celebrate the new breakfast program at Westview. The cafeteria opens at 7:45 each day for breakfast. All students are welcome. Breakfast is provided free to students who qualify and the cost is only $1.75 for all others. So important to send all students to classes each day fueled up and ready to learn.
Westview 8th Graders Ava Bennell, Rachel Mau, and Ella Jackson are spearheading a kindness campaign at Westview. This initiative is part of their National Junior Honor Society service project. Their kindness initiative works hand in glove with our 7 Mindsets theme for the month, "Attitude of Gratitude". Students and teachers are spreading messages of support and kindness, we have a daily announcement of kindness, and our hallways are adorned with posters featuring insprirational messages. Thank you girls for making Westview Middle School a little better each day.
Westview robotics teams were invited to the Innovation Center to be part of the Partners in Education Breakfast this morning at the Innovation Center. They joined teams from Erie Middle School in demonstrating one of the outstanding things that is going on in our St. Vrain Schools!
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.