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Niwot High School hosts SVVSD Middle School Honor Choir

Some of the best middle school choir students in the area came to Niwot High School last week for a district-wide honor choir concert. Despite the start of a mid-winter snowstorm, more than 100...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Greta Stauch

Greta Stauch has a passion for choral music. The Niwot High School sophomore describes the music as "a group of people attempting to blend their voices into one sound with as much beauty as...

 

Leopold brothers take first place in Water '22 Student Showcase

Niwot Elementary School third-grader Oskar Leopold and his brother, kindergartener Teddy Leopold, won first prize in the Water Education Colorado's "Water '22 Student Showcase" competition awarded...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Aiden Sagner

"There is a kind of closeness in the theater," the musical composer John Kander once said. "The rehearsal pianist, the head carpenter, the stage manager, the star of the show-all are family." Niwot...

 

Students from Sunset Middle School and Niwot High School selected to Colorado All State Choir

Four Sunset Middle School students and nine Niwot High School students have been selected to perform in the Spring 2023 Colorado All State choirs. Charlotte Stauch, Bryce Grayless, Athil Henderson...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Sebastian Aguirre

During the first week of December, the Niwot High School Jazz Band played in an unusual venue. Instead of performing in the school auditorium, where such performances have been held in the past, the...

 

The Niwot Elementary Spelling Bee results

The 13th annual Niwot Elementary School Spelling Bee was held Wednesday. Dec. 7. The first place winner was fifth-grader Eden Himmerick, who won third place in last year's competition. Fifth-grader...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Mya Wells

Arts Student of the Week Mya Wells has fond memories of the music that surrounded her during her childhood in California. "My mom was born in Mexico. In the morning she'd sing mariachi songs while...

 

Art Student of the Week: ReyLynn Killinger

Although ReyLynn Killinger specializes in beautifully drafted, intricate graphite portraits, the Niwot High School senior gets especially excited when she talks about her work as a make-up artist. "I...

 

Niwot High creates Hall of Fame

As part of its 50-year anniversary celebration, Niwot High School is creating a Hall of Fame to recognize teachers, coaches, players, students, administrators, and community members who have played a significant role in the history of the school, or...

 

Arts Student of the Week Paige Ioerger

For someone who has always been interested in theater, Paige Ioerger knew at an early age that acting was not her calling. "I did a little of it when I was young," Ioerger said, "but I've stepped...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Mark Crochiere

If there is one art form Niwot High School senior Mark Crochiere would encourage people to try, it would be ceramics. "Just try out ceramics," Crochiere says. "It's not for everyone, but you can't...

 

"Noises Off" Opening at Niwot High School on Nov. 10, 2022

By the time the curtain rises for the opening night of the Niwot High School theater production "Noises Off," the student actors and stage crew will have clocked more than 150 hours of rehearsal...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Shefali Joshi

Shefali Joshi has an earnest curiosity about the world which lights up her face when she talks about her studies and her plans for the future. This curiosity led the Niwot High School sophomore to tak...

 

Arts Student of the Week Sophie Arnett-Simon

In seventh grade, Sophie Arnett-Simon traveled with her family to New York City for spring break. While they were there, they saw "Wicked" on Broadway. The moment the show started, Arnett-Simon knew t...

 

NHS Fall Fest a big hit with local children

Niwot High School got a head start on Halloween with the school's first annual Fall Fest after school on Friday, Oct. 21. Children of all ages enjoyed a variety of booths sponsored by an array of NHS...

 

Art Student of the Week: Kaitlyn Duncan

Discipline is a trait Kaitlyn Duncan developed at an early age. Duncan, the Niwot High School Arts Student of the Week, is a section leader in the Niwot Band flute section. Growing up, she tried to...

 

NHS hosts Niwot Community Fall Fest

The Niwot High School Student Council, led by students Jamie Williamson and Sadie Warren, with the assistance of faculty advisor Leah Messinger, is hosting the Niwot Community Fall Fest. It will take place on Friday, Oct. 21, from 4-6 p.m. at the...

 

Arts Student of the Week: John Hu

Keynes Chen, the Niwot High School Orchestra Director and the Assistant Director of Band, said his student, John Hu, "has shown dedication and strong leadership ever since he was a freshman at NHS."...

 

Arts Student of the Week: Paige Hahn

When you listen to Paige Hahn talk about her daily schedule, it is easy to get the impression that this dynamic Niwot High School junior never sleeps. Her coursework in the high school International...

 

Art Student of the Week: Ruby Walker

"Every child is an artist," Pablo Picasso once said. "The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." In her four years in the art program at Niwot High School, Ruby Walker has matured as an...

 

Boulder Country Day School Hosts BoCo High School Fair set for Oct. 12

Boulder Country Day School will host a high school fair for all Boulder County middle school students on Oct. 12, 2022, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This is the ninth year that Boulder Country Day has held...

 

Art Student of the Week: Hannah Rudolph

Niwot High School student Hannah Rudolph has an energetic optimism that drives her to succeed. She is an artist, a singer, and a cheerleader. She plays guitar and she played flute for three years in... Full story

 

Shine Prom offers formal prom to special needs students

Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot sponsored the Shine Prom again on Sept. 17, as part of the church's ministry to special needs students. Niwot High cheerleaders and others lined the entrance...

 

Art Student of the Week: Jessi Lehman

Niwot High School senior Jessi Lehman clearly remembers her experience as a trumpet player in middle school. "There were definitely a lot more boys in the trumpet section," Lehman said, "Pesky middle...

 

Preschool through Eighth Grade Education: Where Childhood Thrives and Confidence Takes Root

Special to the Courier from Boulder Country Day School At Boulder Country Day, a commitment to helping each student discover their unique excellence underlies our entire approach — beginning with our firm belief in the benefits of a...

 

Cougar mascot lore

As we approach NHS's 50-year anniversary celebration on Sept. 9, we take a look back at the Cougar mascot and its history. The first graduating class of 1974 selected the mascot. Sources say that it...

 

NHS Grad Finds Success on Poker's Biggest Stage

As the song says, "You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table, there'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done." For 2003 Niwot High School graduate and current...

 

Art Student of the Week: Jude Dow-Hygelund

Jude Dow-Hygelund graduated from Niwot High School this spring and has been accepted to CU Boulder to study piano performance. Wade Hendricks, Jude's teacher at the high school, spoke highly of his...

 

Student-Athlete of the Week: Easten Leatherwood

Niwot High graduated senior Easten Leatherwood has just a few more weeks before he leaves for Durango to begin his college football career at Fort Lewis College. A 3A North Central 3 League...

 

Art Student of the Week: Eli Rose

When Eli Rose was in sixth grade, they remember watching their best friend learn to draw. "I thought it was so cool to be able to make something like that," Eli Rose said. "That's when I really...

 

Beloved Niwot Elementary teachers retire, their impact will live on

It's the children that drew them to teaching and what they'll miss the most in retirement. But two Niwot Elementary School teachers have decided it's time to focus on other things in life. "I came...

 

Niwot Eagle Scouts

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 161B held its Court of Honor ceremony to award the rank of Eagle Scout to Wyatt Boyd and Cole Robinson May 16 at the Left Hand Grange No. 9. Boyd and Robinson are...

 

Art Student of the Week

Niwot High School freshman Claire Plath started her theater career at Altona Middle School, where she made the Honor Roll in sixth and seventh grades. Claire first became interested in theater after h...

 

Montgomery wins stock market game

Canon Montgomery, an eighth-grade student at Boulder Country Day School in Gunbarrel, was recognized by the SIFMA Foundation as the Fall 2021 State Champion for Colorado in the InvestWrite...

 

Art Student of the Week: Claire Plath

Niwot High School freshman Claire Plath started her theater career at Altona Middle School, where she made the Honor Roll in sixth and seventh grades. Claire first became interested in theater after h...

 

Niwot Eagle Scouts

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 161B held its Court of Honor ceremony to award the rank of Eagle Scout to Wyatt Boyd and Cole Robinson May 16 at the Left Hand Grange No. 9. Boyd and Robinson are...

 

Niwot High leads SVVSD high schools on U.S. News Annual Survey

There's good news for the staff, administration, students, and families of Niwot High School. The school once again ranked well in the recently released 2022 U.S. News and World Report annual schools...

 

Niwot senior car parade

Niwot High School seniors are invited to participate in a car parade Thursday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m., a repeat of the p2021 Covid-year parade to honor seniors. The parade will start at Niwot High...

 
 By Kristy Zado    Education    May 11, 2022

Arts Student of the Week - Drew Moore

When Niwot sophomore and guitar player Drew Moore was asked to play the upright bass in the orchestra, he took on the challenge and excelled at it. This student taking on a new challenge is nothing...

 

Up-a-Creek Robotics wins world championship

On April 23, Up-a-Creek Robotics won both the World Championship of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC Team 1619) and the FIRST Tech Challenge Competition (FTC Team 11260), something that has never...

 

NHS student wins state prize

On March 2, 14-year-old Niwot High School student Joséphine Briggs finished as runner-up in the Colorado Poetry Out Loud contest. The statewide contest requires high school-aged students to memorize...

 
 By Kristy Zado    Education    May 4, 2022

Mary Ellen Coates

Mary Ellen Coates, a Niwot High School Senior, is inspired by music. Asked about how she got her start in choir, Coates said she began in elementary school. While she was a member of the NHS Marching...

 

Niwot High hosts the Centennial State Ballet for spring performance of Don Quixote

The air was electric at the Longmont Dance Theater. Dancers flitted about the studio, chatting, practicing their moves, and making sure everything was ready for rehearsal. Clap, clap,...

 

Art Student Lyric, waxes poetic about art

Lyric Bishop is a Niwot High School junior interested in all aspects of art. Technical Theater teacher Jason Watkins said, "Lyric is an exceptional and profoundly optimistic person. Lyric is always up...

 

Senior Will Barnett publishes first book

Late one night, Shining Mountain Waldorf senior and avid reader Will Barnett was flipping through A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami. While this night might have started like any other, it proved t...

 

NHS students conduct food drive

Niwot High senior Tyler Atkins manned a table in front of Niwot Market on Sunday, March 27, collecting donations for the school's food pantry. Atkins and partner Sadie Connolly (not pictured)...

 

'Under the Marshall Stars'

From last month's issue of Niwot High's student newspaper, the Green + Black, comes this cartoon by Daniela Garcia titled "Under the Marshall Stars."...

 

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