March: Award Letters

Financial aid letters will start showing up between now and mid-April. Use this month to get a clear financial picture. Understand each award you have received, compare them side by side and explore the ramifications each choice will have on your future.

Understanding Awards
Financial aid letters differ in presentation. Call the financial aid office to get clarification as to what part of the award is gift aid, what part is a loan, and/or what part is

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Gerald Boland Memorial Scholarship Created

By Monique Sawyer-Lang
How do you honor a man whose working life was dedicated to educating children, specifically the children of Lyons? You create a college scholarship in his name, that’s how. The Lyons Community Foundation has created the Gerald Boland Memorial Scholarship to honor a man whose commitment to the Lyons community was

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February: Follow-Up, The Future And Financial Aid

February is the lull month between the frenzy of applying for school and financial aid, and the anticipation of award letters and the decision. Take this opportunity to follow up on all you have accomplished, catch up on all that you haven’t, and prepare yourself for what is to come.

Follow-Up:
If you have already applied for post secondary education, scholarships, and completed the FAFSA, follow up with schools to ensure they have transcripts and all application material. Some schools require your mid-year transcript.

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Ameritowne Daily

By Harrison Abernathy, Editor/Manager

On a sunny and chilly Tuesday morning four classes, Mrs. Stahl’s, Mr. Ambrose’s, Mrs. Johnson’s and Mrs. Roe’s  took two crammed busses to Young Ameritowne. The busses left shortly after 8:05 a.m. for Denver. Friends and classmates talked, chatted, and even sang to keep them selves entertained

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August: Important Documents

Life 101: Beyond High School 2012 by Joanne Barnard

Welcome class of 2013 to Life 101 – a series of ten articles that takes the otherwise daunting task of preparing for life after high school, and breaks it down in to a monthly “to do” list. For this month find out where you stand now.

 

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Local Art Teacher Has Life-Changing Adventure In France

Local Art Teacher Has Life-Changing Adventure In France

TASIS Art Teacher Workshop

Les Tapies, Ardeche, France, July 15 – 25, 2012

By Stephanie Busby

“…not only renew, energize and educate the teacher involved, but that the teacher’s experience would be brought home to their classroom, fellow teachers, and students and provide broad-based benefits for a long time to come.…” reads the website for the St. Vrain Valley Education Foundation program called the Eleanor Venture. On my third proposal (this was my year) my proposal was chosen.  Somehow I found a magical experience in southern France that it

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Crayons To Calculators

There are over 8,500 children in the St. Vrain Valley School District on the federal lunch assistance program, a common indicator of family poverty. Many of these children routinely start school without basic school supplies for learning. Last year, through the Crayons to Calculators program, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley provided approximately 3,100 backpacks to ensure that an increasing number of our

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Lyons High School Received National Recognition

US News & World Report recently released their annual ‘Best High Schools’ rankings. After evaluating nearly 22,000 public high schools across the nation, three SVVSD high schools ranked in the top 5%, including Niwot High, Lyons Senior High, and Silver Creek High.
Schools were evaluated based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors.

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Three Lyons High Students To Visit Supreme Court

A group of high school students from Denver, Thornton, and Lyons are in for an experience of a lifetime when a University of Colorado Boulder law professor takes them to Washington, D.C. for a moot court competition this weekend (March 29 through April 1). The Lyons students are Sean Flynn, Isabella Solman, and Marcos Rodriguez. The trio was selected because of their high finishes at a regional moot court competition at the CU Law School in Boulder earlier this year.

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