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.
We hope everyone had a restful summer. We are ready for school to start. Our teachers have been busy with professional development and planning exciting lessons for this year. We are continuing to evolve and improve while helping each student prepare for their future.
Being accepted to one United States military academy is an honor, but acceptance to all four is rare and exceptional.
Frederick High School graduate Julia Wyatt, 17, was accepted to every college she applied to, including seven public universities, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
When she found out she was accepted, Julia said she felt “a little shock but for the most part I simply felt proud.
Please enjoy a collection of images from the 2017 Frederick High School Graduation Ceremony. To download any of the images for personal use, you must have a Flickr account (free to sign-up) and follow these instructions >>
Weather forecasts today look definitive for rain and thunderstorms, and to ensure the safety and comfort of our 2017 graduates and their guests, we will be hosting our graduation ceremony in our gymnasium. As space is more limited inside, every student has been given four tickets to distribute to family members or friends to have a guaranteed seat inside the main ceremony.
We are making final preparations for tomorrow’s graduation ceremony and are very excited to celebrate this significant milestone in the lives our students and their families. As we all know, the only thing that is consistent with spring weather in Colorado is its unpredictability. We are keeping an eye on the forecast and will notify families by 7:30 a.m.
As we move towards the end of another highly successful school year, it will be an honor to join our Board of Education, principals, parents, teachers and staff in recognizing the unwavering drive, strength of character and rigorous academic preparation that has propelled approximately 2,000 students to the day of their high school graduation.
In this era of credit cards, PayPal, online shopping, and sophisticated marketing, many parents feel challenged to instill a sense of financial responsibility in their teens.
However, it was not parents, teachers, administrators or school board members – but last year’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) which was the driving force behind the district’s new Financial Literacy requirement.
“I have always thought it was something that should be implemented.
February 13, 2017, 8:48am By Kimberly Wiggins and Doug Morland, Assessment Coordinators, St Vrain Valley School District
On April 11, 2017, all sophomores and juniors in Colorado will be taking the PSAT 10 and SAT at their home schools. The good news? It’s free! AND you don’t have to do a thing to register. But wait … there’s more! Millions of dollars in scholarships (yes, millions…) are tied to both assessments, so even if you’re not 100% sure about your after-high-school plans, still use this time to prepare just in case - they’re there anyways, might as well get the most you can out of it!