With a record turn out this year for our Arbor Day Contest, more than 20 little budding arborist planted 2 new trees for LES. Thanks to the Town of Lyons, 2 Pinion Pines will now take root on the playground. Participants were also awarded a seedling of their own to plant at home. Good work, everyone!
On Saturday, April 20th, 27 femme's and 16 volunteers immersed themselves in SCIENCE! All participants started with a chemistry experiment with chromotography and tshirts, then transitioned to a specialized area of choice. Those in Math learned the wonders of code with Ceaser Wheels, Biology, discovered the wonders of DNA, Technology participants used SCRATCH to code, Engineering femme's designed a cost effective egg drop which they tested on the roof (who knew we had a door that leads right out onto the roof!) and Physics used tuning forks to hear and discover the wond
On April 20th, Lyons Elementary School will host the first annual Femme in STEM day. 3rd through 5th grade students are invited to sign up to participate in this all girl event. Girls will engage in activities across the STEM fields with an in-depth exploration in the morning and a science fair in the afternoon. Your day could involve anything from sharpie chemistry to DNA extraction to math magic. We invite you to come put the femme in STEM!
A BIG THANK YOU to STAPP Interstate Toyota for sponsoring our event.
February 28, 2019, 8:49am By Kim Doering, Secretary
On February 23rd, Madeline Johnson, LES 5th grader and winner of the LES Spelling Bee, participated in the Regional Spelling Bee in Boulder. Maddie did an amazing job, going 5 rounds before going out on the word "inselberg" (a word Maddie says she hadn't even heard of)! She aced words like "exuberant and erudite" and says she really enjoyed the experience. We are so proud of you, Maddie!
Across the district, we have been championing a new motivational motto that is uniting our shared vision for excellence in learning and student advancement: We are taking public education by #StVrainStorm! Every day, I observe countless examples of students, teachers, staff, and community partners exemplifying the highest levels of achievement and drive that represent the very best of our public schools. Our graduation rates are at their highest level – over 90 percent at our traditional schools – and St. Vrain was also one of only four districts in Colorado and 373 nationally to be recognized by College Board’s Annual AP District Honor Roll. Enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses has increased by 50 percent since 2014 with over 3,000 students enrolled in at least one AP class.