It has been an outstanding start to the 2018-2019 academic year and I want to express my deep appreciation to our community for your continued partnership and support in advancing student achievement. In Colorado and across the United States, St. Vrain Valley Schools is leading the conversation on how to build a highly-successful public education system that is not only giving our students a strong competitive advantage for their future success, but also having a significant impact on the economic growth and overall health of our community.
St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.
This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St.
Mrs. Amanda Menihan taught at Altona prior to moving to West Virginia. She is now a 7th grade math teacher back at Altona. During her tenure in West Virginia, Mrs. Menihan was nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This summer Mrs. Menihan was informed that she won this award for the state of West Virgina. She had quite the experience in Washington D.C. during the reception and we are very proud of her and her accomplishments. We are very lucky to have her back with us at Altona.
On June 14, our Superintendent, Dr. Haddad, presented the Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Education to Altona Middle School for the innovative and excellent work of our whole learning community. Congratulations!!!
Congratulations to Kendall Madine who has earned a spot on the United States Junior National Karate Team and has qualified to represent the United States in the Pan American Karate Federation Continental
Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kendall is part of an elite group of US Athletes who will represent our nation in the international compe
One of the most important institutions in our society is public education. Of the approximately 55 million K-12 aged children in the United States, it is estimated that 90 percent are enrolled in public schools. Second only to parenting, the longstanding institution of public education will have the greatest influence on America’s future.
In Colorado, we’ve experienced an ongoing discussion around the adequacy of resources for our public schools with mixed results.