Friday, March 6, 2015

March Madness in SCLA!

The school  year is flying by and spring will soon  be upon us! Join in our SCLA March Madness with some great events and volunteer opportunities!


Thanks to all who volunteered to assist in making Chinese New Year a big success!  Senior Teagan Knechtel did a great job planning!   However, many people signed up to volunteer and did not show up.  It is important to follow through when  you volunteer so you don't leave us high and dry.  Please help us keep our commitments within the community by coming to events when you volunteer.

Big shoutouts to Seniors Matthew Carson and Trevor Bane, and Freshmen Jacob Boettcher for their extra efforts helping things run smoothly.

THANK  YOU to all the awesome parents / students who provided dinner for the Parent / Teacher Conference night! Our food was a big hit! Once again, SCLA FAMILIES ROCK!!

THANK YOU To those who volunteered to help with the juniors mock interviews.  Such a good experience for our students!

Longmont Humane Society is hosting it’s annual fundraising event Homeward Bound on March 21, 2015 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. This is one of LHS’s largest fundraising events of the year. Homeward Bound gives us a chance to raise the funding needed, to continue providing the animals with excellent care. In order to make this event successful, we need the help of volunteers! 

We have various opportunities still available for volunteers to help us make this event a success! We do ask that our volunteers be at least 16 years old, and if you are under the age of 16, a parent or legal guardian must be willing to volunteer with you. 

 Below are some of the opportunities we are still needing to fill.

 If you are interested please email Kirsten at or  you can also call her  at 303-772-1232 ext 243.

  1. Event set-up-(9am-1pm)
  2. Event set-up-(1pm-5pm)
  1. Volunteer check-in (5pm-7:30pm)
  2. Parking & Directions Volunteers for Homeward Bound-(5:40-7:00pm)
  3. Check out for volunteers(8:30pm-9:30pm)
  4. Closing volunteers to help clean/pack up- (9:00pm-done) ****this position is ideal for group volunteers.****


 March 28th is our 
1st Annual
 "Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars" 
Tickets are on sale now through the school store website, in the front office, or by contacting Kaydene Hubert.  The tickets are $35 and include the Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing, & Dessert. 
 Donations for your favorite dancing couple can be made through the school store website as well as on the night of the event.  All checks can be made out to RABC
 Here are the list of our awesome dancers:
AD/AP Marty Tonjes & Mimi Ferrie
Principal Erick Finnestead & Meg Matthews
Teacher/Coach Vincent Redding & Brittney Kirkpatrick
Coach Keven Hilliard & Katie Taylor
AD Secretary Melissa Lehman & Ernie Lee
Health Clerk Cindi Lindsey & Kathe Caranade
Spread the word of this great event & fundraiser! 

Help is needed to make this event a success!!
   Sign up here to help  

Don't forget to attend the  "Student Only Night" to watch Dancing with the Silver Creek Stars on March 27th in the Auditorium 6:00-8:00. There will be snacks & refreshments!!! Free for all students, but encourage them to bring cash or change to vote for their favorite couple!!
After Prom
  Sign ups for volunteers will be out soon or you can contact any of the Board Members if you want to help.  We are also seeking monetary donations to help with this event for our students.  
 We have set up scholarship funds this year to be given away to a few lucky Junior & Senior students that attend.  All donations are tax deductible, please contact Kelly Dykema at for a tax receipt.  
After Prom is also in need of Food and Beverage Donations.  Attached is a Google sign up-please write your name next to the item you can bring.  
Please remember that in previous years most food was donated so feel free to approach a business to donate these items or you can bring them yourselves.  Any questions please contact  

Sign up here to bring items: 

After Prom Donations 
 Mark your calendars for these great
 Capstone Projects and Events! 
MARCH 14th, 8am  

Senior Jack  Poole is working with CrossFit Longmont to host the St. Patty's Day Challenge
for LiveWell Longmont  on March 14 at 
CrossFit Longmont – 1401 Ken Pratt Suite #2, Longmont, CO 80503
Cost: $25
For more information: 
 MARCH 21st 12-4pm 

STEAM-(Science, technology, engineering and math) This fun hands-on open house is hosted by Senior Courtney Howell who is doing this project for her Girl Scout Gold award.   The event will be on March 21st from 12pm-4pm at Silver Creek High School in Longmont.  Check out the Facebook page for more info! 

 March 21st, April 18th and May 9th.  Choose one or come to all! 
 1-3pm Scornavacco Martial Arts Academy

 Please join us for Angela Walter’s Silver Creek Leadership Academy project, POP. The project will consist of a series of self-defense classes for women and teens in the community held at the Scornavacco Martial Arts Academy. We invite you, your family, and your friends to come to these free classes and learn about self-defense.
Classes are FREE! 
Sign up here: 
Facebook page with information and videos from earlier classes 
POP Facebook 
Running for HOPE 5K 
April 19th 
Mac Lake in Longmont 
Senior Amelia Repp is hosting a 5K for the non-profit organization HOPE.  The event will be a fun day at Mac Lake in Longmont.  Sign ups are open now!  
Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and come out for a great day of exercise and making a difference! 
Breaking the Wall 
April 25th 10am SCHS 
Join Senior Kaari Von Bernuth as she hosts "Breaking the Wall."  This event is for the entire Longmont Community and works to improve the feel in our town.  
This presentation is sure to make a difference in the way you look at people! 
For updates check out Kaari's Twitter feed: 

 Wednesday- March 11th
ALL SCLA Juniors will be headed to Colorado Springs to the Challenger Space Center for a leadership training event.  
Bus will leave her at 6am in the front parking lot and we will return to SCHS at 3pm.  
Bring a sack lunch. 
Business casual attire.  
Permission slips must be turned into Mrs. Forbes by MONDAY, March 9th. 

 Wednesday, March 17th and Thursday, March 18th 
SCLA 10 will be off to experience an ethnic cuisine lunch and learn from the owners about their experiences.
Students will go during classtime to have lunch and parent drivers are needed. 
Check to see what day your student has SCLA and sign up here- Drivers needed! to drive and enjoy lunch with us!

International Travel - CHINA Summer of 2016

We don't just talk about having cultural intelligence- WE LIVE IT!  
SCLA is all about providing you well rounded opportunities to work on your leadership skills in real life.  
Travel to a foreign country can change your perspective and help you be a better global leader. 

 This 14 day adventure will be an amazing opportunity to learn more about the Chinese Culture. 
 Parents are invited to join us on this trip to Bejing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai and Hong 

We are allowing the class of 2019 to join us on this trip! 
Please RSVP here: China RSVP 
to let us know you are coming.   

Next Informational meeting will be on 
THURSDAY, MARCH 19th at 6pm 
in room

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 SCLA Ambassadors! 
11th grade
Keira Hook 
Madison DeMartini 
Zoe Grolnick 
Emily Atwood 
Tianna Chandler 
Christiana Vasquez
Gretchen Devereaux
Maria Buzbee
Elizabeth Willes 
Kenzie Peila 
Jeffery Meier 
Sam Willett 
Mohammed Aziz 
Nick Hartman 
Hunter Johnsen
Ryan Speckl  

10th grade
Katie Emberley 
Mckinnley Coppock 
Kelley Laxton 
Katie Laxton 
Darah Gaffney 
Vishal Ravi 
Hunter Becvar 
9th grade 
Maddie Karr
Megan Long 
Parker Nicholas 
Isabelle Filippi 
Sam Noledo 
Conner Hansen 
Chris Medrano 
Jacob Boettcher