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Parent group pushes for in-person after hybrid half year

As COVID-19 averages over 1,000 new cases a day in Colorado, St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) has provided hybrid...

 

Niwot, Creek and Dawson students' excel at State Forensics Festival

Many students initially enroll in forensics (speech and debate) to overcome their fear of public speaking, to improve those...

 

Teacher of the Year Nominations now open

In a year full of challenges, educators have gone above and beyond to support their students. Teachers have been placed in...

 

Five Niwot High forensics students compete and succeed at Colorado Cup

In 1925, the National Speech and Debate Association (formerly the National Forensic League) was created to "provide...

 

Niwot High duo starts student newspaper

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is typically defined by its accelerated and demanding academic level. But as it...

 

Niwot High sending five students to International ThesCon Festival

In 1928, Earl Blank, a Wyoming teacher, suggested that his school celebrate the achievements of high school theater...

 

SVVSD plan in play for in-person learning

On Wednesday, Dec. 16 the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education held a special meeting to discuss the return...

 

SVVSD Board of Education hears 2020 enrollment update

It almost seems that since COVID shook the nation in March, it has been an easy scapegoat for many shortcomings. Even if...

 

NHS environmental club puts pressure on county commissioners in light of proposed fracking site

In 2017, Crestone Peak Resources, a Denver-based producer of oil and natural gas, requested permits from the Colorado Oil...

 

SVVSD returns to remote learning

In a special meeting of the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) Board of Education held last week, Superintendent Don...

 

A Culture of Caring: Flagstaff Academy launches canned food drive

In time for Thanksgiving and in the spirit of helping others, Flagstaff Academy, Longmont's pre- K through eighth grade publi...

 

St. Vrain students may shift to be more remote than before

On Nov. 4, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) moved Boulder to level Orange, "Safer at Home -...

 

NHS environmental club hosts first ever ribbon project to raise awareness ahead of election

In the past few years, Niwot High School's Environmental club has grown in size, but also in civic engagement. Previously,...

 

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...

 

Niwot senior organizes St. Vrain for the Brain

At Niwot High School, students in the International Baccalaureate diploma programme are expected to complete, among other...

 

Niwot graduate Matthew Kachensky receives scholarship

Matthew Kachensky, a 2020 graduate of Niwot High School, is the recipient of this year's Molecular Biosciences, Inc.,...

 

Parents urged to prepare students for back-to-school anxiety

Things will look different when St. Vrain Valley School District students step into the classroom next week for the first...

 

Three Niwot High students honored as National Merit Semifinalists

When high school students take the preliminary scholastic assessment test (PSAT) in their junior year, some know that they...

 

Hybrid learning approved for St. Vrain students

St. Vrain Valley School District students will soon be seeing each other, their teachers and staff again in person. Though be...

 

Flagstaff Academy Smart Start prepares the school for quarter two

The old adage advises that when life presents us with lemons, we should make lemonade! This positive attitude has certainly...

 

Area schools receive $494K for new P-TECH program

Area schools received a boost to help high school students on their path to tech career readiness. The National Science...

 

Boulder Country Day preschoolers get 'adventure' in learning

This fall Boulder Country Day's preschool is taking class outside. Among the many ways BCD has adapted and is thriving this...

 

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...

 

Parents are looking for help with remote school, forming pods and joining hubs

Once a week I help my brother by supervising his eight and 10-year old boys during remote school. Once a week I am reminded...

 

Twin Peaks Charter tests in-person learning

As much of St. Vrain Valley School District starts an unprecedented academic year by tuning into video calls, Twin Peaks Charter Academy is one of two schools in the district...

 

Families, teachers navigate 'weird' first week of SVVSD online learning

Tens of thousands of students returned to school in St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) last week for what will...

 

Local private schools prepare for in-person learning

The scramble for a viable plan to reopen schools amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced many area parents to weigh the...

 

Niwot High welcomes new teachers

With students returning to school on Tuesday, Aug. 18, it is time to meet all of the new teachers who will be entering Niwot...

 

Students seek way forward for co-curriculars as school starts online

Students at Niwot High School returned to school on Tuesday, Aug. 18, albeit through virtual means. And while the academic...

 

Teachers, families brace for unprecedented school year during pandemic

As both Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District announced after a summer of sparse communication...

 

A teacher prepares for an uncertain school year

Editor's note: On Aug. 4, as this issue was about to go to press, St. Vrain Valley Schools announced that the 2020-21 school...

 

NHS students share thoughts on the upcoming school year

Editor's Note: Covid-19 has made an impact on almost everyone in the Left Hand Valley, with the announcement of a new online...

 

Race to benefit St. Vrain special needs students goes virtual

The annual Sunrise Stampede 10K run-walk has served as the unofficial kick-off to the new school year in St. Vrain Valley...

 

'Our journey together has had its highs and lows, but has also been a sweet dream'

There wasn't anything normal about the way high school ended for the Niwot Class of 2020, but the belated graduation ceremony...

 

Niwot High School Booster Club plans wellness initiative

At Niwot High School, there are two parent groups that aim to support students--the Niwot High School Education Foundation...

 

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...

 

Graduation information for Niwot High School

Niwot High School has announced plans for an official graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. In a letter sent out to...

 

Niwot High School students win international award

Two Niwot High School students made their voices heard in an international competition with their performance of "I Am The...

 

Niwot Elementary's Odyssey of the Mind team goes to world competition

Much of what students learn in school is something called "crystalline knowledge," or knowledge that is based on...

 

SVVSD and NHS celebrate Seal of Biliteracy

In the fall of 2019, St. Vrain Valley School District formally announced its participation in awarding the Seal of...

 

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...

 

Niwot High campus supervisors receive commendation

Around lunchtime on February 20, a scary situation unfolded outside of the entrance to Niwot High School when a belligerent...

 

Student of the Week: James Tran

During his four years at Niwot High, James Tran was always eager to accept a new challenge, from joining the knitting club, t...

 
 By Emily Long    Education    June 10, 2020

Beloved Niwot teachers and administrator retiring

This year has been strange and challenging for educators everywhere, including in Niwot. In a time of unprecedented change...

 

Senior Rachael Triplett on graduation

For graduating senior Rachael Triplett, much of her career at Niwot High School has been marked by her involvement in clubs...

 

Omnia Sol brings Niwot singers together-from a distance

Staging a multi-part choral performance featuring seven dozen voices is challenging even under normal circumstances, but add...

 

Boulder Country Day eighth-graders Zoom to graduation

On the beautifully sunny morning of Friday, May 22, Boulder Country Day School celebrated the graduation of their eighth-grad...

 

Boulder Country Day teacher goes more than the extra mile

On May 18, BCD 3rd grade teacher, Amanda Demler, rode her bike 82 miles to visit all 12 of her students at home. She left...

 

Student of the Week: Audrey Rhoadarmer

For Audrey Rhoadarmer, being editor of the Niwot High yearbook was more like holding a part-time job, albeit one with no pay...

 

Torres awarded Pursuit for Education scholarship

Each spring, the Niwot High School Education Foundation awards the Pursuit for Education scholarship to honor "motivated...

 

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