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 By Vicki Maurer    News    March 30, 2022

LHVC: This was then

In celebration of 25 years, the Courier staff thought it would be fun to give a brief summary of articles from Volume 1, Issue Number 1 of the Left Hand Valley Courier, published April 1,...

 

Buzzing past the competition

A group of school children sits or stands at the front of the class, one apart from the rest. One, or perhaps a few adults sit at a table facing the children with a crowd of parents and students...

 
 By Bruce Warren    News    August 4, 2021

Niwot's Elise Cranny shines at Olympics

Niwot's downtown was packed on Friday, July 30 – at 4:00 a.m. Over 200 fans of Niwot High grad Elise Cranny packed Niwot Wheel Works to witness Cranny's Olympic debut as part of the USA track team....

 

SVVSD honors its Teachers of the Year

Niwot Elementary's Jessica Easley says she has an amazing job. Her passion for teaching and dedication to her students earned her Teacher of the Year for her school, an award she's won multiple times...

 

SVVSD Teacher of the Year finalists stepped up in new ways

It's always a great honor to be named a finalist for Teacher of the Year, but this year's group earned recognition in a pandemic year that brought unforeseen challenges to them, students and schools....

 
 By Patricia Logan    News    March 3, 2021

Left Hand Laurel - Lydia Moy

School volunteer Lydia Moy looks at every opportunity and raises it up a notch. "Your job is not to do 10,000 cutout Valentines for second grade, your job is to spread the love," Moy said. Moy has...

 

Courier Country

You never know who or what you're going to find on a walk around Niwot. On a lovely day, in-between a bitter cold day, and a foot of snow the next, Karin Antoni and her daughter Alma Boyd were out...

 

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 to manage the impact of COVID-19 on their school communities. It has not...

 

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 District (SVVSD), and now they've banded together in an effort to get students...

 

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 supplies they need to start the school year successfully. Created by a...

 

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 schools to include Coyote Ridge, Coronado Hills, and Eagle Crest while also...

 

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 of New Jersey, she never thought that it would turn into a two-month...

 
 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 staff as the STEM & Learning Coach, she was a little nervous but...

 

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 Teachers, which honors individual teachers at the Pre-K through 12th grade, w...

 

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. Kodi may have looked like any other yellow lab, but he wasn't out for...

 

Esperanza means hope

Colorado state minimum wage is $11.10 an hour. But by various exemptions provided by law, many agricultural workers make only $7.25 per hour. That might be enough during the long days of summer, but...

 

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 Crawl wrap-up assembly on Oct. 31. Barela was once again subject to the...

 

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 course that tested the strength and agility of even the most seasoned...

 

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 Fall Crawl. On Oct. 4th, middle schoolers will get the chance to partake...

 
 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 Preston Lee, so he launched a project to remedy the situation. Called Kleats...

 

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 in Kyengera, Uganda, with two shipping container classrooms to help with...

 
 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 bittersweet, nostalgia for mid-week sleepovers and late night pool parties...

 
 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 (SVVSD) and schools throughout Colorado. Lammers spent her formative years in... 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 inside and outside the building. There will be new signage outside the school...

 
 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 end of each day. In fact, the job description is ever-changing and unique...

 
 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 NCA members with the broader Niwot area community. The group invited the...

 
 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 annual membership drive, already underway. Emails have gone out to members... 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 about this statistic and an unfathomable number of young girls around the...

 
 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 on Saturday, Jan. 26 as NES hosted its first VEX IQ Robotic Challenge... 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 behind her heartbroken parents, Honey Beuf, Chuck Barnett, Maitland Kunik,...

 

NCA discusses additional holiday decorations

Contributing to Niwot’s festive holiday decorations around town was on the minds of Niwot Community Association board members at their Dec. 5 meeting. The NCA put up holiday decorations this year... 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 overseas seemed like an impossibly complex undertaking. But thanks to a willingly...

 
 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 Creating Classrooms,’ held at Niwot High on Nov. 29. “I’m feeling...

 

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 and companies who want to call our thriving state home. St. Vrain Valley... 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 by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people. In the...

 

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 some exciting events coming up during the school year, as well as some much...

 

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 teaching there. More than 8,000 miles away, at Niwot Elementary School (NES),... 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 favorite among parents and students alike. Last year’s event raised nearly...

 

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 proclamation acknowledged the work of the Mwebaza Foundation, an organization...

 

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 attending the school year’s first community meeting at Niwot High School...

 

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 Field ahead of this year’s football game, instead of the traditional...

 
 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 administrative positions in the school - principal and assistant principal....

 
 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 project spearheaded by the Mwebaza Foundation to transform used shipping...

 
 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, Blondeau’s reasons for volunteering at Niwot’s weekly concert series are...

 
 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 House Band was easy compared to stepping onto the bandstand at Whistle Stop...

 
 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 which people’s lives are touched and forever changed for the better. Jim...

 
 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 proposal to store an AR-15 rifle inside Niwot High School (NHS) was quick to...

 

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 that would allow the sheriff’s department to securely store an AR-15... Full story

 

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