Friday, August 23, 2013

Back in the daily grind!



SCLA is excited to begin the 2013-2014 new school year.
We know this year is going to be one of our best ever! 

 A quick overview of our students: 

Total SCLA students:  305 
Total SCLA students who open-enroll at SCHS: 104 

Breakdown by grade: 

12th: 45 students 
11th: 55 students 
10th: 90 students 
9th: 105 students 

We continue to grow which gives us an increased opportunity to do good  in our community, and give our students the chance to find their strengths, work on their weaknesses, and build skills that will benefit them for years to come.   
This program's success is a testament that schools, students, parents, teachers, businesses and communities can work together and make great things happen.  
Thank you to all of you who continue to support this program and we look forward to meeting the 105 freshmen families that have joined us!   

Upcoming events:  

Join us as we say goodbye to a wonderful summer and hello to a great new school year!  This is a fun family event. 
 Bring your lawn chairs and meet and greet SCLA teachers, ambassadors and other students and their families. 
 See the upcoming volunteer opportunities and learn more about some of the Senior Capstone Projects that you will be able to participate in! 

Monday, August 26th 7-9pm 
Sunset Pool 
$10 per family 
Potluck Dinner 

9th grade- main dish for 12 
10th grade-dessert for 12 
11th grade- bottled water, soda or gatorade- 12 pack 
12th grade- side dish for 12 

Paper products  and plasticware will be provided 

Click this link to add what you food you are bringing to the pool party! 


Wednesday August 28th
 Freshmen parents and New Students to the district: 5:30pm in the Auditorium 
All other parents: 6:00-8:00 p.m.


SCLA is part of RABC (Raptor Athletic Booster Club) 
and we have the opportunity to earn money by working concessions at some of our fall sporting events.  These are a couple hour slots for adults- but this year your student can volunteer with you! 

The dates needed are: 

9/4 Boys soccer 4-7 
9/11 Boys soccer 4-7 
9/13 Boys football - Varsity at Lyons HS 
9/24 Girls Volleyball 4:30-6:30 
9/26 Boys soccer 4-7
10/10 Girls volleyball 4:30-6:30 

To sign up for these dates, go to this link: Fall Concessions Sign Up
and SCLA is holding a space on these dates.  

If you have any questions contact Ms. Adams 


Want to go places?  

Join Ms. Adams on the adventure of a lifetime!! 

Costa Rica- Spring Break 2014 
Peru- Summer 2014 

There is still time to sign up for these amazing adventures!  

Spend 7 days during Spring Break in Costa Rica kayaking, hiking, ziplining, seeing volcanoes, amazing beaches, and sea turtles.   Work with local students and get a game of soccer in with the kids.  
This trip includes EVERYTHING including hotel, airfare and three meals a day.  PARENTS and other siblings are welcome to come along! 

Check our trip site out for more information! 

No summer plans yet?  
Join us in early June for the "Bucket-list" trip!! 

9 days in this amazing country seeing everything from amazing monasteries, marketplaces and the Sacsayhuaman Fortress to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  We will spend two days working with local villagers and students blending amazing adventure with service learning.  Parents and siblings welcome.  

Check out our PERU site for more information! 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

2013 Leadership Retreat a success!

What a way to kick off 
school year! 
100 incoming freshmen heading the the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado to host our 5th Annual Silver Creek Leadership Academy Retreat.  
We started out before leaving Silver Creek HS with a visit from the Longmont Sister Cities groups from Japan and Mexico.  Our SCLA ambassadors took them on a tour of SCHS, did some team building activities with them and we wrapped up with a group picture!  

We enjoyed some get-to-know you games as soon as we arrived in Estes Park. 

An "Instagram" scavenger hunt- #sclaretreat2013 

We had an evening meeting sharing the message of Rachel's Challenge, and why Silver Creek HS is a place where we work to create a chain reaction of kindness.

Cookies and rootbeer floats! 

Kicked the morning off with "THE GREAT POTATO DERBY" 
Big Shout out  to SCLA Ambassador Keira Hook for her outstanding work leading this event! 

"Earn your items" activities 

RACE your team's potato! 

Service Projects- 
SCLA believes in making a difference in the lives of those around us. 

75 letters to servicemen written

300 ready to use laundry kits- with a positive note for the Longmont Inn Between 

125 Hygiene Kits: 
with towel, washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, comb and soap in ziplock bags with a positive note in each one.  

A wonderful hike lead by our Principal, Erick Finnestead and new Assistant Principal, Karen Norris. 

A few more activities-  Card bridges and building a device to catch a falling golf ball! 

30 hours later 
we arrive back at Silver Creek HS! 
Ready to kick off high school for the class of 2017!!