I Teach Because...

Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.

Niwot High senior chosen as Boettcher scholar

Rohan Baishya, a senior at Niwot High School, is one of 42 high school seniors chosen for a Boettcher Foundation scholarship.

He plans to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder.

SVVSD Superintendent Dr. Haddad coming to NHS!

The Niwot Feeder System (NHS, Sunset MS, Burlington ES, Indian Peaks ES & Niwot ES) is hosting an informational night on Tuesday, April 26th from 6:00 - 8:00 in the Auditorium of Niwot High School.  Dr. Don Haddad, the Superintendent of the St. Vrain Valley Schools, will present information regarding the bond issue that may be on November's ballot.  Dr.

The second annual Niwot Student Film Festival now accepting submissions

Are your media students looking for a place to show their films?

New for this year, the Niwot Student Film Festival is extending an invitation to all middle school students as well as high school students across the district to enter films in the March festival. Students from all schools now have the opportunity to participate in this district-wide event.

"The Sound of Music" coming to NHS!

Niwot High School presents "The Sound of Music!"

November 12 - 15, 2015


November 12, 13, 14 - 7:00 PM

November 15 - 2:00 PM


Adults $15

Under 18, Seniors & Veterans $12

Children under 5 are free

Tickets can be purchased online at:  

General Admission Tickets available at the door

For information call:  (303) 652-2550

NASA Project Scientist to speak at NHS on Thursday, October 15th!

I wanted to alert you that on Thursday, 10/15/15, we will have a guest speaker joining us at 2:30 PM in room 575. Her name is Dr. Cathy Olkin. Dr. Olkin is a planetary scientist at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder Colorado and is Deputy Project Scientist on NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto.


Class of 2016 Panoramic Picture

The Senior Class Panoramic Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 29th at 10:00 AM in the gym.  This is the ONLY time the picture will be taken of the whole Senior class, so please make sure your student is in school and on time for this special event.  Students will receive order forms on picture day.  The order deadline for the best price will be Sunday, October 4th.  Additional information is available at

Welcome to another great year at NHS!

     This summer has been a fantastic one for me, both personally and professionally.  Last summer was very hectic, as my family and I moved here from Ohio and I hit the ground running in assuming the principalship here at Niwot High School.  Last month, my wife Kate and our children Ethan, Ben, and Ellie were able to enjoy a beautiful multi-day camping excursion at Golden Gate Canyon State Park.  In addition, we spent a weekend with extended family up in Dillon.  It was such a refreshing and invigorating chance to reconnect with family and to enjoy the i