In Spring 2016, St. Vrain Valley Schools completed the two-year process of selecting a new keystone curricular resource for elementary literacy instruction. Through selection and pilot processes driven by classroom teachers - including input from community members as well as the biliteracy, special education, and professional development offices - the district selected ReadyGen to aid teachers in building effective holistic practices.
Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.
June 24, 2016, 10:17am By Brett Callwood, Times-Call Staff Wrtier
Jalali Hartman said Thursday that prior to working with St. Vrain Valley students, he didn't know what they'd be capable of, but that he was ultimately impressed. He even joked that he has been left wondering why he needs to hire anyone.
The USDA and Colorado Department of Education Office of School Nutrition recently awarded 12 St. Vrain Valley schools with HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) Bronze Awards.
The HUSSC: SL is a certification initiative that recognizes schools for their efforts in improving food and beverage offerings, teaching kids about nutritious food choices, providing opportunities for physical activity, and having supportive school wellness policies.
Right before the winter break, the parent involvement team at Rocky Mountain Elementary collaborated around the idea of bringing parents together to witness STEM learning with their children. The result was STEM night.