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  • NHS Teacher Profile: Erin Smith

    Neharika Bhandari|Jul 17, 2024

    Mathematics is the foundation of many subjects and is crucial to understand. Math teachers help students gain critical thinking skills and help them understand and engage with the world. Erin Smith is a dedicated math teacher at Niwot High School, entering her third year at NHS and her fifth year of teaching overall. Smith began her teaching career in a middle school in eastern Longmont, but after two years, she felt the call to high school education. Smith speaks highly of Niwot High School's m...

  • Niwot High School teacher Angela Roberts inspired and inspirational

    Neharika Bhandari|Jul 10, 2024

    Niwot High School students thrive with the help of teachers who are dedicated to teaching and ensuring their students succeed. One of these teachers is Angela Roberts who has been teaching several English classes at Niwot High School for the last 16 years. She was inspired by her English 10 teacher who left a lasting impression on her students. Her teacher's classroom was more than just a place for academic learning, it was a sanctuary where students felt comfortable and valued. Under her...

  • Up-A-Creek Robotics

    Neharika Bhandari|Jul 10, 2024

    Founded in 2005 as an after-school club at Silver Creek High School, Up-A-Creek Robotics has evolved from humble beginnings into a renowned institution at the forefront of STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and competitive robotics. For two decades, this organization has been a place of inspiration, nurturing the talents of countless students and sharpening the future of engineering and technology. Up-A-Creek Robotics, also known as FRC (FIRST Robotics...

  • NHS grad Ava Dumler gives back

    Neharika Bhandari|Jul 3, 2024

    Elementary school teachers play a vital role in nurturing young minds, fostering a love for learning, and laying the foundation of academic and personal growth. Among these is Niwot resident Ava Dumler, who was named Teacher of the Year at Mead Elementary School in just her second year of teaching. Dumler is a 2019 graduate of Niwot High School where she earned her IB Diploma while also making her mark on the soccer field as a varsity player and team captain. Her drive and determination... Full story

  • Niwot Jazz Festival, a jazz lover's paradise

    Neharika Bhandari|Jun 12, 2024

    The Niwot Jazz Festival is bringing Niwot its third year of melodious magic. Founded by Gene Hayworth and Keith Walters in conjunction with the Niwot Cultural Arts Association in 2021, this festival has quickly become a beloved tradition in Niwot. With over 800 visitors in past years from all over Colorado, the 2024 Niwot Jazz Festival, set for Saturday, June 22, in Cottonwood Square, promises to be the place to be. From 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Cottonwood Square will transform into a jazz...

  • P-TECH offers advanced degrees to SVVSD students

    Neharika Bhandari|Jun 12, 2024

    For many years now, the Saint Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) has offered students the opportunity to jumpstart their careers through the Innovation Center and the Career Elevation and Technology Center. Then, in 2016, SVVSD introduced a way for high school students to earn an associate degree along with their high school diploma, providing yet another great opportunity for local high school students. P-TECH, which stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School, was first introduced in Colorado by the St. Vrain Valley School...