Newsletter March 2016

St. Vrain's Timberline K-8 wins award for college and career plans

A group of freshmen at Skyline High School are regularly called on to speak at schools and conferences about their experiences using a career planning tool that's mandated by the state.

Where is the car going and how far?

Students in K - 4th grae visited the STEM Lab in Febraury to learn more about engineers and motion.

Applications for the first P-TECH cohort are now being accepted

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a new type of school that brings together the best elements of high school, college and the professional world. St. Vrain Valley School District has partnered with IBM and Front Range Community College to provide this unique opportunity to our students. Students enrolled in P-TECH will take high school and college courses, simultaneously working toward a High School Diploma and Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Information Systems.

Timberline Wins State ICAP Award

Computers, coding and more

Computer science week at Timberline was awesome! Students K - 8 were able to learn about computers, coding and robotics. All students went online to Hour of Code to practice their programming skills and also used some apps on the ipads. By having students learn about the programming they are learning another language that will help them in the future. Students had to communicate with the technology to make the robot or the creature on the app do some sort of action.

Robotics is Here!

Timberline had the privelege to host the Kickoff Srimmage for the Robotics Season. Around 25 teams participated for the half-day event and learned the process of a VEX IQ Tournament. They were able to learn the set up, the names of the areas for the tournament and how to get ready to compete with each other. Participating in a VEX IQ tournament is about collaboration and communication for students while they are having fun.  Students are engaged in how the robot works and driving the robot to get the most points possible.

St. Vrain Valley chosen as one of two school districts to offer P-TECH

St. Vrain Valley students soon will have the opportunity to graduate from high school with an associate degree, with the college classes paid for by the state.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education announced Tuesday that St. Vrain was chosen as one of two districts in the state to offer a Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools, or P-TECH, program.

PTECH interest high among Timberline 8th Graders

Timberline Pk-8 Won A 2015-16 ICAP Award!

Timberline Pk-8 has been selected as an ICAP Award winner for our excellent School ICAP Team.


The other award winners include: Center Consolidated School District for their District ICAP Leadership; Adams 12 Five Star Schools for their District ICAP Team; and shared with St Vrain Valley School District and Timberline Pk-8 is the Poudre School District, Poudre School District and Poudre High school for their School ICAP Teams.