Friday, January 18, 2013

This week in SCLA / MLK Day

CREEK WEEK has been a great success!  Thanks to all who have participated in getting the word out to 8th graders about attending Silver Creek HS in the fall!  We had around 280 8th graders at SCHS today taking a tour from our SCLA Ambassadors group and enjoying a movie put together by Ms. Olson.

You can watch the video here:  SCHS Freshman video 2013

We will have COURSE INFORMATION NIGHT on Wed. Jan 23 from 6:30-8 at SCHS.  If you know of 8th graders coming to SCHS or still trying to decide, please remind them of this meeting!

SCLA gives Terri Ward inaugural Lifetime Leadership Award 
On Tuesday, January 15th at halftime of the SCHS/Niwot girls basketball game SCLA was pleased to award Terri Ward, longtime SVVSD teacher and coach the Lifetime Leadership Award.  Terri is currently mentoring two SCLA seniors, Valarie Allman and Anthony Emberley with their capstone project of soles4souls.  Terri has been a wonderful example of our BIG SIX leadership skills and we were very pleased to have her as the first ever recipient of this award.   The next award will be given in January of 2014 with nominations beginning in  September of 2013.  


Read more on this event at BOCO Preps. 

MLK Jan 21 2013 

Volunteers needed to help out at the MLK event at SCHS on MONDAY JAN 21 1-4pm

  • Set up (12:00-1:30) 
  • Participate in remembrance march and help open the event up (12:30-2) 
  • Usher (12:30-2)
  • Photography/ video (12:30-2 and 2-4) 
  • Clean up (3-4:30)
NHS hours - and a great activity to be a part of for your SCLA website!  Let Ms. Adams know if you can help!


 Thank you to McDonalds and Longmont United Hospital for being our first sponsors of the SCLA capstone projects.  We still are in need of a few more sponsors to help fund these projects.  Contact Ms. Adams at to find out how you can get involved!


We have a few concessions slots to fill: 

1/22 6:45-close Girls Basketball 
1/25 6:45-close Boys Basketball 
2/8 6:45-close Boys Basketball 
2/15 5-7 Boys Basketball 
Go to the link below and sign up! 


Are you interested in helping the seniors with their capstone projects?    Ms. Adams can help connect you with the senior that needs your help.    Stop by and sign up on her door.

Volunteer on the 

SCLA is beginning the SCLA Leadership Foundation Board!  It is a volunteer group of parents, business leaders and students joining together to build our program.  Together we can gain momentum, gather corporate sponsors and give our students even more "real world" experiences.   If you are interested in helping us get the foundation off the ground, and are willing to meet once a month for 7am meetings, WE NEED YOU!  Contact Ms. Adams for more  details. 

Our SCLA Seniors continue to shine as they prepare for the next step of their lives. 
SCLA is proud to be a part of their success! 

Valarie Allman- Stanford University -Athletic Scholarship -Track and Field
Marlyssa Chhay- University of Northern Colorado- Scholarship 
Kailee Cox- University of Colorado- President Horace M. Hale Academic Scholarship 
Anthony Emberley- Colorado School of Mines- Academic and Football Scholarship
Hannah Foster- Arizona State University- Academic Scholarship
 Noah Grolnick- Duke University
Allie Houghton- Ozark Christian College 
Jonathan Ibarra- Oral Roberts University- Scholarship  
Payton Peterson- Live TV Director and Business Entrepreneur
Austin Rankin- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology- Athletic scholarship - Soccer 



Monday, January 7, 2013

Back in action!

Welcome back to school! 
We sent a large package of beautiful snowflakes to show our love and support in their time of difficulties.  

We have a few concessions slots to fill: 
1/15 6:45-close Girls Basketball 
1/22 6:45-close Girls Basketball 
1/25 6:45-close Boys Basketball 
2/8 6:45-close Boys Basketball 
2/15 5-7 Boys Basketball 
Go to the link below and sign up! 

We are excited for 2nd semester SCLA~ it contains many "firsts!" 

  • SCLA class of 2013, will be our first graduating class- CONGRATS!
    • These seniors are working on amazing capstone action projects.  Younger SCLA students are welcome to volunteer on these projects.  Details coming soon on how you can get involved. 
    • Evening of Excellence- Mark your calendars!  MONDAY, MAY 13 6-8pm at SCHS to celebrate our seniors and see their capstone projects. 

  • We have 4 levels of SCLA in class this semester: Thank you for your continued support of this great program.
    • 9th grade with Mr. Lathrop 
    • 10th grade with Ms. Adams 
    • 11th grade- two classes with Mrs. Forbes 
    • 12th grade- with Mrs. Kohn.   

International travel is not an "official" part of SCLA.  However, we offer OPTIONAL trips to enhance your leadership experience during the four years of SCLA.

Summer of 2014 

We are finding with our graduating seniors that SCLA is really setting them apart from the competition as they apply for college.  When so many students have great grades, volunteer work, extra-curricular activities, what is the one component that sets them apart?  LEADERSHIP.   With SCLA, leadership is not just a word.  It is who we are and what we do.  

2014 Nicaragua trip will be the experience of a life-time.

Info on Nicaragua 
  • Get your hands dirty!  Build a school in a small village.  
  • You will have the chance to use your Spanish skills or take  immersion lessons in Spanish. 
  • End your evening with daily LEADERSHIP discussions with local leaders.   
  • Play with local children joining in games of soccer or baseball
  • Visit a turtle hatching project and take in the amazing wildlife
  • Tour a coffee plantation 
  • Visit local markets 
  • See the Masaya Volcano
  • Beach time! 
We are partnering with the ME TO WE group to give us a little more hands on, service learning experience.  Imagine the college essay you will be able to write after this adventure.

Let me know if you would like more info @