Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thank you SCLAers!

On the back of SCLA 2013 graduate Trenton Hoshiko's tee shirts he created as a fundraiser for flood victims it says, "When the waters rise, Colorado rises too."  That certainly has been the case as we have dealt with this flood.  Each of your efforts, whether big or small, have contributed to helping ease someone's suffering.  Thank you for your leadership.

Thank you for taking our BIG SIX leadership skills of


to work in real life.  I have received so many compliments on so many of you.  Your commitment to the  community is outstanding.  Thank you for showing what the Silver Creek Leadership Academy is really all about.

Here are links to some of our articles: 

SVVSD students used time off wisely 

Volunteers making a difference 
When needed most

SCHS students help with OUR Center Drive at the Longmont Airport
Airport Link

Trenton Hoshiko radio interview: 

Purchase a Colorado Flood T-shirt 

We would like to encourage you to share your flood stories.  Did you volunteer? What did you do? Where were you? What "stories" did you hear?  Was your family affected? Write your short story and include a picture of you working in the flood if you have one, if not, include a photo of you. We hope to put the stories of the flood all around the school to celebrate our Raptor Spirit.  Encourage ALL your friends to write- this is not just an SCLA thing..... Its a Silver Creek thing...



Back to work!


Saturday Sept. 28th 3-5pm & 5-7pm- Assist with child care at the Disaster Recovery Center at the Longmont Mall.  Sign up on Ms. Adams door. 

SCLA Homecoming Float- We need a flatbed trailer and driver for the homecoming parade!  If you have this item and are willing to drive during the homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 4th contact Ms. Adams   If you would like to help decorate the float and be on the float- sign up on Ms. Adams door.

Parent / Teacher Conference Dinners- SCLA is responsible for dinner on WED. OCT. 9th for the SCHS staff during P/T conference time.  Our theme is Italian night.  Sign up to bring food here:
 Parent Teacher Conference Dinner signup  If anyone is able to chair this project that would  be appreciated.  Contact Ms. Adams. 

Concessions- We are still in need of help covering concessions slots.  This creates some income for SCLA so it is a great volunteer opportunity.  This year, there are student slots to fill!  Check out the sign-up sheet and donate a couple hours of your time!     Concessions sign up

Bingo- Some of you are supportive of Bingo as a fundraiser and some of you are not.  I respect all sides of that discussion.  If you would like to volunteer your time working Bingo SCLA puts our portion of the funds to good use.    Bingo Signups

City Council Debates- Monday, Oct. 7th Plaza Convention Center- Volunteer slots are between 4:30-8:30pm.  Contact Maddie Toretto at for more information or sign up on Ms. Adams door.  Maddie's Senior Capstone Project is working with the Longmont Chamber of Commerce putting on events like this.  Please support her!

OUR Center-  The OUR Center is in need of volunteers to help sort all the recent donated items.  Contact  Jennifer by emailing or calling 303-772-5529 ext 235.

Remember to keep track of who your volunteer for and your hours.  
While we are not "clock watchers" we do like to report back on our efforts to assist the community.

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!  Donate your gently used children's books!  We are adopting Tennyson Knolls Elementary School in Arvada helping them with organizing their classroom books. They need more books!  Picture books, easy readers, easy chapter books, anything for elementary school students.  We are also starting a fund to purchase each student a new book of their own, that SCLA students will write messages about how important learning is for these awesome youngsters.  Drop books off at Ms. Adams office.

1500 Tiny Houses- Mrs. Giese is working with SCHS students to create 1500 clay miniature houses to show the impact of the flood in our world.  Our students are creating these tiny houses and then we will sell them at a silent auction during parent / teacher conferences.   They can be used as key rings, Christmas ornaments, or anything you like.  Watch for more information as for our fundraiser to assist those dealing with issues caused by the floods.  


Senior Capstone Project Updates! 

Adopt a Grandparent-  Senior Hannah Brague is working with a local retirement home creating "adopted grandparents" for you to get to know and enjoy time with them.  Come to an informational meeting on FRIDAY, Sept. 27 2:30 in the IMC at SCHS.  Sometimes your time is the best gift of all.

Live Stream Events at SCHS- Erika Price and Corinne Novak are busily working to bring you live streamed events at Silver Creek HS.  Do grandparents live out of state but want to watch the volleyball game? Now they can!  Check out the site and watch for upcoming events!

Doug Palmer is working hard on his TEDx Application.  Mrs. Kohn has been working with him to fill all of the necessary paperwork and items to host this great event.

Are you a golfer? Andrew Rademacher-Howe and Dalton Haase are working on golf tourneys this spring.  Get your foursome ready to play some golf!

G.E.M.S- (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Jackie Reh is working hard on this exciting day to introduce young women to G.E.M.S!   If this is your area of expertise, join in!

FBLA- Surprisingly enough, SCHS does not have an FLBA club.  Claire McCoy is working to change that!  Talk to her, or Mr. Tesone to join in.

The Talon Tribune-  The SCHS school newspaper was forced to end last year.  It will take a lot of work to get the paper back on it's feet- but Charles Sigworth and  Erik Sargent are ready for the challenge!

Would you like to be a Senior Capstone Project Sponsor? 

Your financial support helps our projects go from good to great! 
We also need your expertise as a guest speaker, give a tour of your workplace, or any other ideas you may have to assist. or seniors with their projects.  

Contact Lauren Kohn at for more information on all of the projects or to find out how you can support our students.  

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