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Airport Road Construction

With Airport Road being a construction zone for the first weeks of the upcoming school year, the City is requesting help with getting this message out to students, parents, and school staff:

During this Airport Road construction phase, people walking and bicycling should only cross Airport Road at the signalized intersections of Clover Basin Drive or Nelson Road. Be sure to press the pedestrian button, wait for the “walk” light, and, even then, check for oncoming or turning traffic before entering the street.

King Soopers Cards

A couple of years ago we discontinued our Buy Nothing, Sell Nothing spring fundraiser and switched to the King Soopers Gift Cards.  This proved to be an easy way to support the PTO principal’s fund and give (now) Jeremy flexibility in proving such things as emergency lunches for students, special recognition for staff members and bagels for weekly professional development meetings.  We need everyone who shops at King Soopers to use the gift card option when shopping there.  We automatically receive a 5% rebate from your purchases.

WEB Leader Training Dates

WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Leader Training is on Wednesday, August 12th and Thursday, August 13th, at 

2015 iPad Deployment Info!

iPad deployment for the 2015-15 school year is here!  Please read the information below BEFORE your scheduled date to pick up your iPad!

 

Dear Parents and Students,

St. Vrain students journey from source to sea in Costa Rica

A wide shadow emerges from the depths of the Pacific Ocean. As it moves closer, its giant wings come into focus and as it soars onward to reveal itself to the dark shapes bobbing up and down above.

Source to Sea Costa Rica

There were seventeen students, four from Altona, that accompanied Mr. LaCrosse, Ms. Campbell, and Mr. O'toole (district science coordinator) to Costa Rica in June on a science learning expedition to Costa Rica.  The focus of this trip was to study the ecosystems in the rainforest at the University of Georgia near the Monteverde Cloud rainforerest and all the way down through the dry forest ending up at the estuaries, intertidal zones and open ocean on the Pacific side near Guancaste Province.

Altona's Odyssey of the Mind Teams Excel at Worlds

The three teams representing Altona at the Odyssey of the Minds World Finals did very well.  Altona was the only school in Colorado to send three teams to this competition that is comprised with over 840 teams representing 16 countries.  There were five problems and four divisions.  Click here for full results. 

Summer School Information

Information about Altona's 2015 summer school program is now available on the website!  Use the drop down menu links at the top of our homepage and select academics > summer school, or check it out by clicking here.

Origami, card tricks, slime...MATH?

What do origami, card tricks, and slime all have in common? For the Math Circle students at Altona Middle School, the answer is mathematics, of course!

For the last five years, Linda Goertz, 8th grade math teacher at Altona, has attended the Rocky Mountain Math Teachers’ Circle sponsored by the University of Colorado- Denver. Math Teachers’ Circle is a group of middle school educators and mathematicians that meet to solve and discuss unique and interesting math problems.

2015 Rattler Cup & Awards Ceremony

The last day of school, Thursday May 21st, will be our annual Rattler Cup and student awards ceremony.  Students will be signing up all this week for events, such as ping-pong, bingo, softball, 4 square volleyball, etc.  At approximately 1pm, we will begin our annual student awards ceremony and parents of students receiving an award will get a personal invitation to attend.  Please call the office at 720-494-3980 if you have any other questions.

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