Altona's State Assessment Information for 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In advance of D.C. trip, Altona students salute Longmont veterans

One Altona Middle School student was moved to tears as she spoke with veterans from the Longmont American Legion's Honor Guard about their experiences in the military. Many others leaned forward, fascinated by what the vets had to say.

Wednesday morning, 10 veterans who accepted an invitation to speak to students introduced themselves to the eighth-graders in the school library, before the students were broken up into smaller groups and the vets rotated around the tables, answering any questions that the students fired at them.

Bolder Boulder (BB) Club Registration

See the information below on how to register for the upcoming Bolder Boulder race!  Also, there is a link to a parent letter outlining information about signing your student up.  Please contact our attendance clerk, Brooke Coder ( for more information.

Attention Incoming 5th Graders!

Mark you calendars!  On Wednesday, May 4th, Altona will be hosting their annual "4 Months Until You're A Rattler" day.  This event is for all of our incoming 5th grade students and parents.  Please see the flyer below for more information.

Altona MathCounts Team Is Headed to State!

For the fifth year in a row, Altona's MATHCOUNTS team will be representing the Boulder Chapter at the State competition in March.  These students out-performed fourteen other middle school teams in the Boulder area in solving complex, non-routine math and logic problems to advance t

Altona Middle students win 'Best in Nation' for app idea

Five Altona Middle School students who recently developed a concept for a writing and grammar game now will get expert instruction to turn it into an app.

The Longmont team, with computer science teacher Mollie Kelleher serving as the coach, was one of four middle school teams to win Best in Nation in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Four high school teams also won the award.

Team Altona Wins National Title for the Verizon Innovative App Challenge

It was officially announced today that our students won Best in Nation for the Verizon App Challenge for their app, "Diction Defender."  There are a total of four middle school national winners across the country, one for each region.  Our region includes: 

Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up!

Parent/Teacher conferences for this semester will be on Tuesday, February 9th and Wednesday February 10th (invite ONLY night, no sign ups) from 4-8:30 pm.  You may sign up for a 10 minute time slot with each of your student's teachers by clicking on the link below.  Sign ups for Tuesday are first come, first served.  If you are having difficulty scheduling a time to meet with one of your student's teachers, please email the teacher directly and ask if they have a time slot available for Wednesday the 10th.

Altona students win app creation challenge at state level

Five Altona Middle School students recently won best of state and best in the region for middle schoolers for their idea for a writing skills app.

The students — eighth-grader Carolyn Qiu and seventh-graders Rachel Su, Advika Jayanti, Jeffrey Hew and Sterling Gardner — won the awards in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their "Diction Defender" app concept. The challenge is open to middle and high school students.

Altona students in the running for 'Best in the Nation' for their app design, Diction Defender

A group of Altona students were recently awarded Best in State and Best in the Region in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge for their app concept, Diction Defender. Diction Defender is an app designed to help students and adults improve their writing skills while having fun in a game environment. This achievement is a direct result of a new emphasis on computer science that was brought into the school this year.