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Managing COVID-19 not an easy task for schools

With the return of in-person learning on Oct. 5, Niwot schools and the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) are working...

 

St. Vrain parents group seeks return to in-person learning

A growing number of local families are deeply frustrated with full-time remote learning in the St. Vrain Valley School...

 

Crayons to Calculators helps local students prepare for learning in the classroom or at a distance

Since 2005, the nonprofit Crayons to Calculators (C2C) program has had a simple mission: to provide local students with the...

 

Mwebaza Foundation organizes community mural to support Ugandan partner communities

Since 2008, the Mwebaza Foundation has been an integral part of our Niwot community. The nonprofit has expanded its partner...

 

A COVID-19 Odyssey

When longtime Gunbarrel resident Lori Highfill left Colorado on Saturday, March 14, for a week's vacation in her home state...

 
 By Hannah Stewart    News    May 6, 2020

Sunset Middle students use passion for 3D printing to help during COVID

When Krista Chiaravalle was first asked to leave her biology teacher position at Niwot High to join Sunset Middle School's...

 

SVVSD Teacher of the Year honors awarded

The Education Foundation of the Saint Vrain Valley School District recently announced the winners of their 2020 Tribute to Te...

 

Dogs sniff out human remains on Niwot trails

If you were walking the Niwot Loop Trail last Tuesday afternoon, you likely bumped into Kodi and his owner Jayne Zmijewski....

 

Esperanza means hope

Colorado state minimum wage is $11.10 an hour. But by various exemptions provided by law, many agricultural workers make...

 

Principal Barela goes pink to celebrate Fall Crawl haul

Sunset Middle School principal Anthony Barela showed off his new pink hair-do to a crowd of fawning admirers after the Fall...

 

Ninjas invade 4th annual Fall Crawl

On Friday Oct. 5, a cadre of tweenage ninjas-in-training jumped, swung, and climbed their way through a colorful obstacle...

 

Sunset Middle School to host 4th annual Spartan Fall Crawl

Autumn brings crisp mornings, spiced treats, shorter days, and, for many excited Sunset Middle Schoolers, the annual Spartan...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    September 4, 2019

Student-Athlete of the Week: Preston Lee

Knowing children in Uganda were playing soccer barefoot, and in some instances with only one cleat, was not acceptable to...

 

Mwebaza Foundation completes Project Uganda: Cougars/CDC Creating Classrooms

Last year, Mwebaza Foundation set the goal of outfitting Niwot Elementary’s sister school, Mwebaza Infant Primary School...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    August 21, 2019

Sunset Middle teachers enjoy the first week back

Heading back to school is often a mix of emotions for students and teachers alike. For many students, the end of summer is...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    June 12, 2019

Left Hand Laurel – Debbie Lammers

Debbie Lammers is this month’s Left Hand Laurel recipient because of her dedication to St. Vrain Valley School District... Full story

 

Makeover at Niwot High

Next fall, students and staff will notice huge changes when they return to Niwot High School. Renovations will occur both...

 
 By Abigail Scott    News    May 22, 2019

Sean McMullen named Sunset Middle's Teacher of the Year

A teacher’s job description doesn’t fit a set list of responsibilities, chronologically checked off and completed at the...

 
 By Kim Glasscock    News    April 27, 2019

NCA welcomes area educators to 2019 annual meeting

The Niwot Community Association did one of the things it does best at its April 17 annual meeting for members – connect...

 
 By Kim Glasscock    News    April 12, 2019

NCA looks ahead to eventful spring

Niwot Community Association board members are gearing up for the group’s busy seasons. Kicking off the spring is the... Full story

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    February 14, 2019

Students produce play to fight human trafficking

More than 50 women and girls are taken from Nepal to India every day to begin a horrific existence as a sex slave. Learning...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    February 2, 2019

Niwot Elementary School hosts robotic challenge

Students, coaches, judges, volunteers, families, and technology fans overflowed Niwot Elementary School’s (NES) gymnasium... Full story

 

Obituary: Olivia Ann Kunik

September 10, 1999- January 8, 2019 Olivia Ann Kunik, 19, made her final curtain call on Tuesday January 8, 2019. She leaves...

 

NCA discusses additional holiday decorations

Contributing to Niwot’s festive holiday decorations around town was on the minds of Niwot Community Association board... Full story

 

Students of the Week: Mwebaza Student Volunteers

Last year at this time, Dale Peterson’s bold vision for building and equipping a new classroom and then shipping it...

 
 By Katie Rowley    News    December 7, 2018

The Mwebaza Foundation marks end of ‘Cougars/CDC Creating Classrooms’

Mwebaza Foundation founder and president Dale Peterson was in good spirits after the closing ceremony for ‘Cougars/CDC...

 

St. Vrain Valley Schools offer focus programming

Communities within St. Vrain are thriving and leading the way as Colorado continues to build and attract the top workforce... Full story

 

Why consider an International Baccalaureate program for middle school?

International Baccalaureate programs, offered to kindergarten through high school students, aim to go beyond basic curricula...

 

Sunset Middle students bust a move at Fall Crawl

For 25 minutes on Oct. 5, students at Sunset Middle School walked, jogged or did something in between to raise money for...

 

Left Hand Laurel – Dale Peterson

There’s a school in Kyengera, Uganda named Mwebaza. Two hundred students and six teachers spend their days learning and... Full story

 

Sunset Middle gears up for Fall Crawl

The annual Fall Crawl fundraiser hasn’t been a Sunset Middle School tradition for very long, but it has quickly become a fa...

 

City of Longmont proclaims Sept. 11 as Mwebaza Day

In a ceremony at the Longmont City Council chambers, the Longmont City Council designated Sept 11 as Mwebaza Day. The...

 

SVVSD shoots down gun storage suggestion

In a surprise announcement on Sept 10, St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) Superintendent Dr. Don Haddad informed those...

 

Niwot nixes homecoming parade

In an effort include a broader cross-section of the community, Niwot High will be hosting a carnival at Everly-Montgomery...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    August 23, 2018

Sunset Middle School New Spartan Staff

Sunset Middle School (SMS) is welcoming 10 new staff members to its team this school year, starting with the top two...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    August 11, 2018

‘Cougars Creating Classrooms’ to expand opportunities for African students

On July 27-28, students from Niwot High kicked off the fabrication phase of ‘Cougars Creating Classrooms,’ a building...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 19, 2018

Rock & Rails Volunteer of the Week: Merrick Blondeau

Sunset Middle School seventh-grader Merrick Blondeau is the Rock & Rails Volunteer of the Week. Like his fellow gargoyles,...

 
 By Jocelyn Rowley    News    July 5, 2018

Livy & the Boys showcases local school talent

For Olivia “Livy” Herring, playing for thousands of fans at Red Rocks as a member of the Boulder School of Rock’s...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    June 28, 2018

Left Hand Laurel – Jim Jones

Sponsored by Fabulous Finds The work of a few who quietly and reliably give from their hearts becomes the powerful way in...

 
 By Vicky Dorvee    News    June 14, 2018

SVVSD considers possible rifle storage at NHS

A community meeting called by St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) to discuss the Boulder County Sheriff’s office...

 

Boulder County Sheriff’s Department requests AR-15 rifle storage at NHS

The Boulder County Sheriff’s office is holding a meeting for the Niwot feeder community on Thursday, June 7 from 6-7 p.m. at Sunset Middle School to present a pilot program... Full story

 
 By Bobbie Turner    Sports    May 23, 2018

Niwot Youth Sports home run derby

The Home Run Derby kicked off the Opening Weekend of Niwot Youth Sports baseball May 5. With the first clicks of the bats and...

 
 By Jesse Murphy    News    April 27, 2018

Morton Heights shows up for service project

When Sunset Middle School eighth-grader Sadie Connolly had a service project coming up, she knew exactly what she wanted to... Full story

 
 By Julie Rich    News    April 27, 2018

Looking back on two epic careers at Sunset Middle School

How do you capture the careers of two teachers whose combined experience totals over 50 years of teaching at Sunset Middle...

 
 By Julie Rich    News    April 6, 2018

Ninth-annual Doing Democracy Day at Sunset

Doing Democracy Day has been a St. Vrain Valley School District annual event for the past nine years. It’s a day when...

 
 By Julie Rich    News    March 23, 2018

Solo and ensemble festival at Sunset Middle School

The sound of music filled the hallways at Sunset Middle School on Feb. 24 as band students warmed up for their District Solo...

 
 By Jennifer Simms    News    March 22, 2018

RMCA Hosts Middle School Choir Festival

Karen Hannahoe, choir festival clinician at Rocky Mountain Christian Academy’s (RMCA) first middle school choir festival,...

 
 By Jennifer Simms    News    March 16, 2018

Young journalist fundraises for dream opportunity

With summer just a few months away, families and students are busy registering for camps and booking vacation plans. One Suns...

 

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