From science fiction tales of R2-D2 and HAL 9000, comes today’s reality of robotics in our daily lives. This advancing technology requires 21st century skills of teamwork, critical thinking and creativity. In April, three teams from the St. Vrain Valley School District will take on that challenge at world level robotics competitions.
Niwot High School will be starting its first Parent Book Club this semester! The book club is open to all NHS parents. There will be two one hour discussions, one on Thursday, April 2nd from 4pm to 5pm, and the other, on Monday, April 13th from 6pm to 7pm. Both discussion dates will cover the same information, so only one meeting is necessary to attend. The group will be led by Assistant Principal, Susan Burnett and School Counselor, Amy Foote. The book we will be reading this semester is Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel.
On January 29, 2015, the new NHS sign became fully functional. This should allow the staff and administration of NHS to keep the community more up to date on upcoming events and news happening at Niwot High School. Thank you to the NHS Education Foundation and the St. Vrain Valley School District for partnering in bringing this sign to fruition!
Parent/Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching. They will be held on February 4th and 11th, from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. We are trying something new! We will be using an on-line reservation system which will go live via a link on our website on January 30th.
On February 8th the Niwot High School Education Foundation will be hosting their annual Signature Event at the Cyclhops in Longmont from 5 to 8 pm. This is the major fundraising event for the Ed Foundation to help continue to support our efforts to educate the youth of NHS. Any and all staff members, community members, and parents are welcome to attend! The aim of the signature event is to raise an average of over $100 per person attending in order to adequately support NHS teachers in their curriculum.
NHS Student Council is sponsoring the following activities!
The dodgeball tournament is coming up on January 31st. The captains meeting will be held on Wednesday January 28th right after school in Mr. Duffy’s room. Captains be sure to collect and bring all money and permission slips to the meeting. Also, if you are not on a team be sure to come and watch!
At the SVVSD Board of Education meeting on 1/14/15, NHS Choral Director Mrs. Kim Watkins and senior Katie Gillett were granted the "Excellence in Education" award. This is given by the SVVSD Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Don Haddad for outstanding contributions to education. Katie was honored for her perfect 36 on the ACT and Mrs. Watkins was honored for the difference she makes in her students' lives. Way to go, we are proud of both of you!