In accordance with recommendations from the Governor's Office and our county health agency partners, all in-person (in building) instruction in St. Vrain, will be canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The district will continue to implement its online learning in accordance with the district calendar.
Additional information can be found at http://svvsd.org/coronavirus.
De acuerdo con las recomendaciones de la Oficina del Gobernador y los socios de nuestra agencia de salud del condado, toda la instrucción en persona (en el edificio) en St. Vrain se cancelará por el resto del año escolar 2019-2020. El distrito continuará implementando su aprendizaje en línea de acuerdo con el calendario del distrito.
Continuaremos actualizando a los padres a través de nuestro sitio web http://svvsd.org/coronavirus-espanol
A BIG congratulations goes out to Ms. Rachel Arbor, 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Altona Middle School for being awarded the NSTA (National Science Teacher Association) Vernier Technology Award. She was selected to receive this prestigious award because of the innovative use of data-collection technology in her science classroom.
In her submission for this award, she wrote about how her students utilized data-collection technology throughout the Energy and Waves unit in order to access deeper thinking and analyze the major concepts at play. Rachel discussed the Rube Goldberg machines and how students were calculating the velocity of spheros in order to program them within the machines. During this project, students also used infrared thermometers to analyze the temperature at which different colored balloons would pop, as to catalyze the movement within the rest of the machine (the pop's energy cause the nearby domino to roll down a ramp and make dominoes fall, etc.). She then discussed how students used the infrared temperature data collection during the solar oven project to analyze how the temperature of the object changed based on its albedo. Finally, Rachel talked about the waves project she created, in which students used slo-motion videos to analyze the frequency and wavelength of different strings on various instruments in Altona's Orchestra room.
What did she win?
$1,000 cash, $3,000 in Vernier Products for my classroom, free NSTA membership and attendance at the upcoming spring conference, and $1,500 in expenses towards room and board, flights, NSTA activities, and workshops during the NSTA National Conference Weekend.