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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...

 

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."...

 

Flagstaff Academy awarded Colorado 'Schools to Watch'

Flagstaff Academy's middle school is once again being recognized as a Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch by The Colorado Association of Middle Level Education (CAMLE). Flagstaff is the only...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Mya McGovern

Mya McGovern has always had a creative side, and, since coming to Niwot High as a freshman in 2020, she has been taking advantage of opportunities to develop it. So far, the sophomore has taken the...

 

Area students helping Marshall fire victims

Months after the Marshall Fire, many of those impacted are still coping with what happened. Area students, fundraising through schools and in conjunction with Niwot businesses, have been doing what th...

 

Flagstaff students shine at Regional Science Fair

Flagstaff Academy sixth-grader Mandy Roth received the top junior division award, "Best in Show," and also the Office of Naval Research Award at the Boulder County Regional Science Fair on Feb. 26....

 

Arts Student of the Week-Ava Pres

Niwot sophomore Ava Pres started playing the cello as a sixth-grader at Sunset Middle, but long before that, the instrument became a source of fascination to her, thanks to some sibling rivalry....

 

Record breaking performance of Mamma Mia by NHS theater

As the lights dimmed in the Niwot High School auditorium, people settled into their seats for another ordinary high school musical. That's not at all what they got. This year, Niwot's theater...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Alexis Marez

When Niwot senior and trombone player Alexis Marez learned that he had been named first chair for the All-District honor band earlier this year, he was not sure how to take it. "I guess I shouldn't...

 

Student of the Week: Mercer Stauch

If being a well-rounded student means engaging with a wide range of opportunities for learning and success at school, then the term applies to Niwot senior Mercer Stauch, whose list of high school...

 

Niwot High is even more green

Niwot's silver and green take on new meaning as the school has been recognized by the Youth Sustainability Board as a Green Star School. The program is part of a collaboration between Eco-Cycle and sc...

 

Arts Student of the Week--Jonah Fahlin

Jonah Fahlin has always had an artistic side, which he started exploring through digital art. Since coming to Niwot High, however, the sophomore has taken a more hands-on approach to expressing...

 

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...

 

Flagstaff Academy teachers named finalists for Educator of the Year

The Colorado League of Charter Schools has named two Flagstaff Academy Charter School teachers as finalists for the 2022 Charter School "Educator of the Year" award. Flagstaff Academy elementary... Full story

 

Splashing success: St. Vrain Valley Schools officially opens new pool

Just days after her grand finale at the Class 4A state swim and dive championships, Niwot standout Mary Codevilla found herself in the spotlight once again. On Feb. 16, the seven-time individual...

 

Flagstaff Academy librarian earns 'Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries' designation

Flagstaff Academy Charter School Librarian Denise von Minden is the only charter school librarian in the state of Colorado to earn a Highly Effective Schools Through Libraries (HESTL) designation....

 

Arts Student of the Week-Aliyah Backus

As both a featured performer and student dance director for Niwot High's upcoming production of "Mamma Mia", senior Aliyah Backus doesn't have a lot of leisure time these days. But the talented...

 

Front Range Community College adds STEM degree and paid apprenticeships

On Nov. 1, Front Range Community College (FRCC) announced that the college has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer a new degree—a two-year Associate of Engineering Science (AES). FRCC is the first community college in...

 

Walking in a Flagstaff wonderland

The holiday spirit was in overdrive at the inaugural Festival of Lights, a dazzling open-air celebration held at Flagstaff Academy (2040 Miller Drive, Longmont) on Dec. 9. The event featured 20 origin...

 

Arts Student of the Week-Evelyn Mason

Evelyn Mason is a naturally gifted musician who has been playing piano and violin since a very young age. Now a junior at Niwot High, she is the longtime concertmaster for the school’s symphony orchestra, and is a “good role model for her...

 

Spelling bee returns to Niwot Elementary

Her winning word may have been 'mystified', but fifth grader Sylvia Madry was anything but as she outlasted 11 other contestants to take first place in the 13th annual Niwot Elementary spelling bee, h...

 

Front Range Community College reaches the community through the stars

On a chilly Thursday night, the courtyard behind Front Range Community College's (FRCC) classroom building was dark and still. But voices could be heard; behind a massive tree, a white dome hid, and...

 

Niwot High Arts Student of the Week-Tessa Whittaker

Senior Tessa Whittaker hasn't been a Niwot High student for long, but she's making up for lost time in the school's vocal music department, according to choir director Laura Walters. Though a recent...

 

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