If you're looking for some financial advice, ask one of these sophomores: Owen Robbins, Zachary Shutes, JT Sears, Jackson Staver, Lucy Matheson, and Emma Kittler. These LHS High School of Business Students competed in the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge at the Charles Schwab campus in Lone Tree. Teams of six from schools across the state including 5A schools Monarch, Broomfield, and Grand View were each given $500,000 to invest and grow for 60 simulated days. The winning LHS team grew their investment over 90% to $952,000 landing them in 1st place out of 42 teams!
Congratulations to our boys' basketball team for our first state basketball championship since 1942! The final score was 62-59, decided in the final seconds of a thrilling game against the Lewis-Palmer Rangers. After trailing by fifteen at the start of the 4th quarter Lewis-Palmer managed to tie the game in the final minute. Oakley Dehning hit a huge three-point basket from the corner with 12.8 seconds to put the Trojans up for good.
Karen Holmes McKay passed the National Boards for Certified Teachers in School Counseling! She is now one of only 8 certified school counselors in the state of Colorado, and the first counselor in our district to become certified. The National Board certification process is a rigorous and self-reflective process that can take up to 3 years to complete.
Please be reminded that we will continue to ask that students carry their LHS student ID with them at all times. We also ask that all visitors, including parents, volunteers, and other guests, have a photo ID with them and check in with the main office upon entering our school building during the school day. Visitor badges will be issued at the front desk and we ask that you display them in a visible manner while you are visiting Longmont High.
Public education is the cornerstone of our democracy. The impact of our schools and their role in shaping the future success of our society extends far beyond the smart boards, desks and walls of our classrooms. From economic development, to national security, to home and commercial property values, to business and corporate development, and community growth, our public schools provide a strong foundation for advancing the quality of our lives and the direction of our future.
Across St. Vrain Valley Schools, we are advancing public education for our community, state and nation. St. Vrain prepares students for their future by giving them a strong competitive advantage that will empower their success in a complex globalized economy. Learn more in the 2017-2018 edition of St. Vrainnovation Magazine, now available online.