Category: STEM

Parent/Teacher Conferences 2017

Twice a year we invite parents to come in to have a conversation with your student’s teachers.  The first conferences for this year are on October 5, 10 and 11.  Conferences are scheduled via an on-line scheduler system on a first come, first served basis.  This system will be open for you to set up conferences starting […]

What Is Cyberpatriot?

What is CyberPatriot?  CyberPatriot is the a national education program that teaches secondary students about cyber ethics and cyber security..  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Acting as newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company, students work in teams of five on a […]

Altona’s 100 Mile Club Starting 10/25!

Altona will be implementing the 100 Mile Club on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning on Tuesday, October 25th from 7:30 – 8 AM.   You must sign up to participate by going through the school’s online payment system, Revtrak. If you need help getting registered, email Mrs. Tina Mills ( or Mrs. Jakobsen ( The registration cost for 100 Mile Club […]

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: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Our winning […]

Schoology Update

August 21st, 2015   Dear Parents/Guardians, As part of St. Vrain Valley School’s ongoing technology improvements, Altona will begin using Schoology, an integrated learning management solution that helps track and improve student outcomes as well as enhance student engagement. Schoology lets our class connect both at school and from home.   With Schoology, students can […]

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 […]