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
Registration Days are coming! Registration information was mailed home to all NHS students in July. Please return the following completed and signed paperwork. It must be turned in before students pick up their schedules. Please check Infinite Campus for any outstanding fees or fines. If you have any questions about them, please contact Michelle Henry at 303-652-2550.
On Saturday, July 27 teams from across St. Vrain competed in the first ever NAO Challenge USA finals. The event was co-hosted by Aldebaran Robotics and the St. Vrain’s Innovation Center and held at the Longmont Museum in their new Stewart Auditorium and Kaiser-Permanente Education Hall.
St. Vrain high schools continue to rank locally and nationally according to the recent U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best High Schools Rankings. In Colorado, St. Vrain high schools were compared to 448 high schools and four ranked in the top nine percent. Nationally, St. Vrain high schools were compared to more than 21,000 public high schools throughout all 50 states and the District of Columbia and four ranked in the top eight percent.
Niwot High School will administer the Colorado ACT to all juniors on Tuesday, April 28. Juniors should bring a photo ID, an approved calculator, and number 2 pencils for testing. Having a cell phone will invalidate the test. The ACT begins at 7:20 am. Juniors will need to be in their seats in their assigned test rooms by 7:15 am. The test will be completed at 11:30 am.
Leaders! Any Niwot freshmen, Soph, or junior who is interested in membership on the 2015-16 Niwot Student Council please stop by room 460 before or after school or during passing periods to discuss this opportunity with Sponsor Mr. Duffy and to pick up an Election Application Packet. All completed applications are due back to Mr. Duffy by 2:30 on Wednesday, April 22nd.
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.