Students around the world are taking pieces of Colorado home with them and leaving a bit of their own culture behind in high schools throughout St. Vrain Valley Schools.
During the past five years, about 180 students from across the globe have participated in the foreign exchange student program that brings international students to district high schools to learn about American culture and share information about their home countries with local students.
Each spring, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley hosts the Tribute to Teachers, which honors and recognizes the excellence of our teachers. Students, parents, colleagues and community members are invited to nominate teachers, and three from each school are selected to attend the event as finalists. During the event, one teacher from each school receives an Encore Award and a $100 gift card. Additionally, several teachers are honored as Spotlight educators and one as Teacher of the Year for their outstanding efforts on behalf of their schools and students.
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.