Saving For Education

By Joanne Barnard
Paying education costs can be stressful for parents and graduates; estimates are staggering. Yet post secondary education is becoming a necessity to ensure a productive life. Planning for post-secondary education now will alleviate borrowing later.

Newborn to seven years old
Monthly set aside money for college; even one hundred dollars for eighteen years at eight percent, will give you nearly $50, 000.

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Ameritowne Daily

By Harrison Abernathy, Editor/Manager

On a sunny and chilly Tuesday morning four classes, Mrs. Stahl’s, Mr. Ambrose’s, Mrs. Johnson’s and Mrs. Roe’s  took two crammed busses to Young Ameritowne. The busses left shortly after 8:05 a.m. for Denver. Friends and classmates talked, chatted, and even sang to keep them selves entertained

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Crayons To Calculators

There are over 8,500 children in the St. Vrain Valley School District on the federal lunch assistance program, a common indicator of family poverty. Many of these children routinely start school without basic school supplies for learning. Last year, through the Crayons to Calculators program, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley provided approximately 3,100 backpacks to ensure that an increasing number of our

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August: Important Documents

Life 101: Beyond High School 2012 by Joanne Barnard

Welcome class of 2013 to Life 101 – a series of ten articles that takes the otherwise daunting task of preparing for life after high school, and breaks it down in to a monthly “to do” list. For this month find out where you stand now.


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Lyons High School Received National Recognition

US News & World Report recently released their annual ‘Best High Schools’ rankings. After evaluating nearly 22,000 public high schools across the nation, three SVVSD high schools ranked in the top 5%, including Niwot High, Lyons Senior High, and Silver Creek High.
Schools were evaluated based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors.

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Local Art Teacher Has Life-Changing Adventure In France

Local Art Teacher Has Life-Changing Adventure In France

TASIS Art Teacher Workshop

Les Tapies, Ardeche, France, July 15 – 25, 2012

By Stephanie Busby

“…not only renew, energize and educate the teacher involved, but that the teacher’s experience would be brought home to their classroom, fellow teachers, and students and provide broad-based benefits for a long time to come.…” reads the website for the St. Vrain Valley Education Foundation program called the Eleanor Venture. On my third proposal (this was my year) my proposal was chosen.  Somehow I found a magical experience in southern France that it

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Three Lyons High Students To Visit Supreme Court

A group of high school students from Denver, Thornton, and Lyons are in for an experience of a lifetime when a University of Colorado Boulder law professor takes them to Washington, D.C. for a moot court competition this weekend (March 29 through April 1). The Lyons students are Sean Flynn, Isabella Solman, and Marcos Rodriguez. The trio was selected because of their high finishes at a regional moot court competition at the CU Law School in Boulder earlier this year.

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