Tuesday, March 23, 2021
TSD Career Corner
You are invited to explore current work-based learning opportunities in the latest issue of the TSD Career Corner newsletter. This issue contains the following opportunities for students to explore and experience careers in our community:
NOCO Health Virtual Career Chat on March 24th
Colorado Virtual Career Fair on April 19-22
Larimer County Workforce Summer Employment Nights on March 3 and 10
Explore a career...virtually - Sign-up for Job Shadow
Earn while you learn with Apprenticeships - earn wages, certifications, and debt-free college credit or training through these opportunities:
Columbine Health Systems CNA Apprenticeship - Application deadline March 26
CareerWise Colorado Apprenticeships - featuring these positions and employers:
TSD is hiring 2 Future Educator apprentices - underrepresented and bilingual students are encouraged to apply!
Tolmar Pharmaceuticals is hiring 2 Manufacturing Technicians
StickerGiant is hiring 1 Quality Control Technician
SparkFun Electronics is hiring 2 Manufacturing Technicians
For more information:
Visit TSD's Work-Based Learning webpage: https://www.thompsonschools.org/WBL
Contact your school's Work-Based Learning Coordinator:
BHS: Robb Sommerfeld firstname.lastname@example.org
FHS/TCC: Suzanne Ellis email@example.com
LHS:Richy Lynn firstname.lastname@example.org
MVHS: ErikKaufhold email@example.com
TVHS:RyanStillahn firstname.lastname@example.org below
Contact TSD Business Community Coordinator: Susan Scott at email@example.com or call/text: 970-541-1232
CareerWise Apprenticeship Available for Students
Position: Logistics Technician
Employer: Bobo's Oat Bars
Location: 629 14th St SW, Loveland, CO (On 402 in the industrial complex just west of the railroad tracks - in the same building as Rise Broadband).
Special requirements/Qualifications: They require apprentices to be 17 by June (all other apprenticeships are age 16). So this is a great one for rising Seniors! They are also seeking BIPOC and Bilingual students - they really want Spanish speakers!
- Prepare, package, and ship products to customers
- Assist with scheduling of LTL shipment pickups
- Conduct three-way match to ensure that company purchase order, vendor invoice, and materials received are consistent with respect to quantities, product, and price.
- Conduct inventory checks and resolve any discrepancies between what is physically in stock and what the computer system says is in stock.
Job description is attached and is on the WBL page, found here:
MVHS Testing Spring 2021
Shortly after spring break we will be conducting a series of tests for all grades except seniors. The first test is CMAS (science for 11th grade). This is the only opportunity to report out to the state on science competencies and how our 11th grade students are doing compared to other students across the state. All in-person juniors are required to take the CMAS science assessment, and will not be attending classes in the morning of their assigned testing day.
On Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, all in-person Mountain View High School 9th-11th grade students will be taking the PSAT 9, PSAT 10, or SAT (11). Seniors will have asynchronous Google Classroom work at home this day. Afterwards, students may get lunch but there will be no classes for the rest of the day. If your student takes the bus, they may stay until the bus arrives at the normal time, but please be advised there will not be class, so no attendance will be taken.
If you have questions, please contact Nathan Gurrini, Assistant Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-613-7856.
Do’s and Don’ts
Bring #2 pencils, non mechanical
Bring a MASK!
Bring a calculator. (You cannot use your personal device as a calculator.)
Do NOT bring a cell phone or smartwatch. You will have to turn them in with your test proctor if you do.
If you bring snacks and/or drink they must remain at the back of the room. You may have bottled water with a sealed cap to keep under your desk.
Any personal belongings need to remain in the back of the room, or car, or locker…. It is easier to not take them into the testing room.
About the Tests:
PSAT/SAT - April 13th, 2021 - 9th -11th
All students 9th-11th take some form of the SAT. Students in grades 9 and 10 take the PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 and once they are in 11th grade they take the SAT, which is a college admissions test, but the state also uses it to measure student academic progress as a whole. The PSAT 9 and 10 are basically the same test but at grade level - which is also reported out to the state. We (MvHS) use the scores to see where kids are academically and use that information to structure classroom instruction. The SAT Suite of Assessments’ Career and College Readiness Benchmarks (PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and the SAT) is closely aligned to challenging classroom work of Mountain View High School and Colorado State Standards. It focuses on the key skills and concepts that evidence shows matter most for career and college readiness.
Identify students who are thriving and require greater challenges.
Identify students who require additional academic support.
Inform instructional and curricular enhancements throughout the school.
Students may also look through the Student Guide for more information about the SAT, test-taking advice and tips, and practice questions.
CMAS - March 29th - 31st, 2021 - 11th grade only
On March 29-31, 2021 all MVHS juniors will take the CMAS. The duration of the test is from 8:30a to about 11:55a. Lunch will follow and then students may return to afternoon classes. Our 11th grade students will be assessed on progress towards meeting the Colorado Academic Standards in Science. Below is the date(s) students will be taking these assessments:
We ask that you avoid these days as much as possible as you look to schedule appointments for your child so that they will be in attendance during testing. Having said that, we do understand that some absences are unavoidable. In the event that your child will be absent on any of these days, please contact Nathan Gurrini at 970-613-7856 or email@example.com. .
The Colorado Department of Education has produced a document with details about the 2020-2021 CMAS assessments. This document can be found at this link CMAS Fact Sheet: What to expect for assessments in the 2020-21 school year
For a general schedule of these assessments in the Thompson School District, including the grades affected, visit our Assessments of Learning web page. Head to our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information about assessments in Thompson School DIstrict.
Can parents excuse their children from taking the state tests?
Yes. State law allows parents to excuse their child from state assessments. This law requires districts to have policies that explain how parents may excuse a student from participating in one or more state assessments and notify parents of those policies. TSD excusing students from state assessments board policy.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding PSAT, SAT, or CMAS testing this year.
MVHS is offering the ASVAB on March 31 at 9am for interested 11th and 12th graders.
Why take the ASVAB? It can count for the competency graduation requirement for the class of 2022 and beyond, is a great career exploration tool, and is required to enlist in the military (but scores are only shared with the military when a student and guardian sign the specific permission form). https://www.asvabprogram.com/
Interested? Sign up here: https://forms.gle/c8WkK84Kq1gtM1959
SAT Testing for Juniors
Hello MVHS Junior Students, Parents and Guardians!
All students at MVHS, and across the state of Colorado, take the SAT exam during their junior year of high school. Juniors take the SAT, which is a college admissions test, and the state also uses it to measure student academic progress as a whole. We (MVHS) use the scores to see where students are academically and use that information to structure classroom instruction. The SAT Suite of Assessments’ Career and College Readiness Benchmarks (PSAT 9, PSAT 10, and the SAT) is closely aligned to the challenging classroom work of Mountain View High School and Colorado State Standards. It focuses on the key skills and concepts that evidence shows matter most for career and college readiness.
Identify students who are thriving and require greater challenges.
Identify students who require additional academic support.
Inform instructional and curricular enhancements throughout the school.
This year’s SAT exam will be in person at MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021. More information will follow in the coming weeks with specific details on what to bring, testing room locations, etc.
To help students prepare for the SAT exam, Thompson School District has purchased a program through Doorway To College, where students can access a link to online videos that will walk them through practice tests, as well as advice and tips for success on the SAT exam.
Here is the link and password that is accessible to each student 24/7 through April 13:
Juniors that are learning in person will receive a Study Guide and SAT Workbook during school on February 22nd and 23rd. Juniors currently learning on TCO are welcome to stop by the attendance office from 8am-4pm next week to pick up their materials. Students may also look through the Student Guide for more information about the SAT, test-taking advice and tips, and practice questions.
If you have any questions about the SAT process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via phone at 970-613-7856, or email at
MVHS Assistant Principal
Loveland Youth Library Board
The Loveland Public Library is recruiting one high school teen for their 2021 Youth Library Board Member.
You can find information by visiting https://www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org/services/teens/youth-library-board-member.
LOVELAND POET LAURETTE'S POETRY CONTEST
Thompson Kids Can Change the World Contest
Deadline is April 5th.
Community Service - Clothe Our Kids
Graduation ~ May 29, 2021 at 8:00 am to be held at Ray Patterson Field
Class of 2021 Senior Acknowledgements
Dear 2021 Mountain View Grads and Parents,
We are gathering information for our MVHS 2021 Senior Acknowledgements. Below is a QR code that can be used to submit information for all scholarships that you have been offered (accepted and declined), dollar amounts and how many times you can renew, colleges you have been accepted to (accepted and declined), awards you have been presented, and certificates you have earned. If you have enlisted in the military, please note this here along with your future plans. This form can be submitted multiple times,
so as information becomes available, please let us know:
If you have questions concerning the 2021 Senior Acknowledgements, please contact your counselor or Marty Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-613-7831.
Participation in a MVHS 2021 Senior Acknowledgement is optional.
Free Practice SAT/ACT PSAT Tests
Our tutoring center, Tutoring Excellence of Loveland, offers FREE practice testing for the SAT and the ACT once monthly for the entirety of the school year. Our upcoming testing dates are listed below and attached. Help us make your students aware of this service! Thank you.
FREE SAT/ACT TESTING DATES:
February 20th, March 20th, April 16th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th
ATHLETICS, ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS
Congratulations to these Senior Athletes!
New Head Football Coach - Steve Frye
Off-season workouts are beginning for some sports! If you are interested in the following sports, feel free to reach out to the coaches directly to be added to their communication lists. All athletes intending to attend these practices must have a signed COVID waiver on file with the head coach of that sport. The wavier can be found on the MVHS athletics website (mvhsathletics.org)
- Girls Soccer (official season starts 4/26)
- Head Coach: Dirk Habig: email@example.com
- Optional workouts (Start February 8) - Tu, Th @4:30-5:30pm East Soccer Field
- Football (official season starts 8/9)
- Head Coach: TBD - contact Steve Frye for off-season information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Optional workouts (Start February 1) - M, W, F @7-8am Weight Room
- Baseball (official season starts 4/26)
- Head Coach: Brian Smela (email@example.com)
- Optional workouts
- Feb 8-12 - M-F by cohort A/B @4:15-4:45pm in Never Summer FTLA
- Starting Feb 15 - M, W @4:15-5:45pm & 1-2:30m on Saturday on the baseball field
- Track & Field (official season starts 4/26)
- Head Coach: Matt Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Optional workouts (start February 1) - M, Tu, Th @4:30-6pm Weight Room, Tu @4:15-5:30pm Distance runners on track
National Signing Day
Student Essay Contest
We the Students essay contest, deadline: April 15, 2021.
This essay prompt this year is: What is the relationship between equality and justice?
The sixteen student winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes. More details including rules and regulations can be found on our website.
Larimer County Conservation Corps
The Larimer County Conservation Corps now has positions for 16-18 year olds!
The Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) is happy to announce we are hiring 16 -18 year olds this summer as part of our Land Program. Corpsmembers will work work on local, state and federal lands throughout Larimer County, perform various conservation work and participate in personal & professional development activities. Here are some details on the positions:
Number of positions available: 16
Must be 16 years old by the start of the program.
Applications are open through April 2, 2021.
In addition to the land program positions for 16-18 year olds, LCCC is hiring 18-25 year olds for the Rocky Mountain National Park trail crew, the forestry crew and the fire crew.
NOCO Healthcare Careers
Attention High School Students and Families -
You are invited to the second NOCO Healthcare Careers LIVE Virtual Chat on March 24th, 12pm to 1pm via Zoom meeting.
Celebrate Disability Awareness Month
Celebrate Disability Awareness Month with TSD in March 2021 by entering our t-shirt design contest for “We Choose to Include!”
TSD’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) chooses to include, and invites all TSD artists (including students, staff, and community members) to create designs that will support our efforts to bring more awareness about, and inclusion of, TSD students with disabilities.
TSD believes in school and administration campuses that foster a welcoming environment, a sense of hope, a sense of belonging, and a safe environment where students, families, staff, and community members will feel supported and comfortable in our growth.
Due by midnight April 4th. Judging will take place on Wednesday, April 14th by the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Executive Committee and select TSD staff.
TSD Career & Technical Education Program
New CareerWise Colorado LPR Construction Co.
CareerWise Coloradoapprenticeship just posted today!
LPR Construction Co.in Loveland is hiring a sophomore or junior for an Estimator position. LPR currently hosts 2 TSD apprentices and we are so grateful for their continued partnership!
This 3-year apprenticeship is perfect for a student who enjoys the methodological details of drawings and is interested in learning how to interpret construction drawings in order to predict the cost of a project.
CareerWise apprentices earn approximately $30K-$40K over the course of the apprenticeship, debt-free college credit related to this industry, a nationally recognized industry credential, and high school elective credit!
See the full job description and learn how to apply: https://www.thompsonschools.org/Page/23356
Aquetza Academic Summer Program
Aquetza is a FREE 10-day residential academic and community leadership program for students with strong ties to the Chican@/Latin@ community who are interested in cultivating their leadership skills and gaining the tools necessary to engage with the process of enacting meaningful social change.
This summer, the program will run from July 10-July 18, 2021. We are currently accepting applications from Colorado high school students in grades 9, 10 and 11 to attend our program this summer. There is no GPA requirement and no cost for the program. Students with nontraditional academic and social backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Please share the attached flyer with teachers and students. Included on the flyer is both the informational website and the application website.
For more information on the program, please visit our website: https://www.colorado.edu/aquetza/ or contact myself or one of our co-directors, Magnolia Landa-Posas [ email@example.com ] and Jason Romero [ firstname.lastname@example.org ].
Inaugural Colorado Virtual Career Fair for Youth
Announcing the inaugural Colorado Virtual Career Fair for youth!
April 19-22, 2021
4:00pm to 6:30pm each evening (4-5pm Career Panel, 5-6pm Career Panel & 6-6:30pm Special Topic Presentation)
Format: via Zoom
This explorative & informative fair for youth will feature career panels representing a wide variety of industries throughout the state. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for youth attendees, parents, educators, and potential career panelists via the website: https://bit.ly/2PF7nR1
The Colorado Virtual Career Fair is a collaboration between the Colorado State Youth Council, Colorado Workforce Development Council, Colorado Association of Career & Technical Education, other Colorado professional education agencies & organizations; and many Colorado school districts.
The design of this fair has an intention of facilitating access and awareness of career path opportunities to students who may or may not have been able to access the options before. Beyond the barrios of geographic location, beyond zip code, beyond regional location and beyond school district - students & families, youth & individuals of any age or grade level are welcome to attend. Explore more: www.youthcareerfair.org
Larimer County Funded Internships
Interns will be paid $14 per hour beginning in June for a total of 250 hours to be completed by the end of the summer. Interns selected for these opportunities may also have access to financial support for job related needs as it applies. Ongoing support throughout the internship is available to ensure a successful experience.
Eligibility- Applicants for these positions must be Larimer County resident AND meet certain income criteria in order to be considered.
Income Eligibility could include one or more of the following:
- Public assistance within the last 6 months (TANF, Food Assistance, SSI, LEAP, Section 8, CCAP, Refugee Cash Assistance, etc.)
- Free and Reduced Lunch
- Foster Care
- Individual with a disability
If the above aren't met, current household income calculations must be at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Applications are due March 31, 2021
StuCo MVHS Announcements
MV StuCo has a continuous slide show presentation of announcements. Please click here to view.
MVHS Virtual College and Military Visits Calendar
THE NOCO COLLEGE AND RESOURCE FAIR FOR MARCH 30TH FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM
The NOCO College and Resource Fair for March 30th, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm (Save The Date).
We will have all our Northern Colorado community colleges and universities and additionally two institutions from our bordering neighbors in Wyoming. The event will also have a variety of resources from northern Colorado.
We hope you can join us!
please register by clicking the link down below:
Student Registration Link: http://bit.ly/NOCO_College_Fair
Army Virtual Visits
Army is having a virtual visit during lunch on every Wednesday. Here is the meeting link:https://meet.google.com/jbu-yugq-bio
The Failure Scholarship
The Failure Scholarship is an annual scholarship award available for graduating, college-bound Colorado high-school seniors. The Failure Scholarship is open to all seniors, regardless of intended field of study in college. Student must submit a creative project (created as a school project or otherwise) that is representative of the individuals own identity and life experiences. Projects of all types will be considered, including, but not limited to visual arts, performing arts, fashion, technology, design, and others. The creative project must be created solely by the applicant, group projects will not be accepted. We want to get to know YOU through your creative project. A 500 – 1,000 word essay about your artwork must be submitted.
Deadline: April 19
Loveland Elks Scholarships
McKee Wellness Foundation Scholorship
The McKee Foundation Scholarship is now open. This is for students who plan on studying in a medical field or who have a parent who works for the McKee Medical Center.
Future Teacher Scholorship
Alpha Delta Kappa is an international sorority for women educators and they are awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a student who is interested in pursuing a career in education. Applications must be mailed and postmarked by March 29, 2021
This specific application is only for students in our area, so you won't be competing with thousands of applicants!
Email Jen.Schwab@thompsonschools.org if you want a copy of the application!
RMRC College Scholarship
The Rocky Mountain Relocation Council (RMRC) is a non-profit organization that brings together corporations and relocation service providers in and around Denver for the primary purpose of providing educational information and current industry updates to its members.
RMRC sponsors an annual scholarship program for current high school seniors who have relocated into the Denver and surrounding areas during grades 9 through 12. RMRC would like to encourage your eligible students to apply. The one-time award of $1,500 for each scholarship will be presented to two (2) well-deserving seniors. The award will be sent to the college (2-year or 4-year) or university that the scholarship winner will be attending in 2021 to assist with tuition and other applicable expenses.
RMRC will select the scholarship winner based on the strength of the total application package. Each applicant will be evaluated on academic performance, extra-curricular activities and an original essay that addresses the way he or she handled the challenges associated with relocating to a new area and a new high school. We ask that you assist with the following items:
1) Identify eligible seniors based on the fact that they have:
- a. Relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools during grades 9 through 12 due to their family's relocation.
- b. A cumulative grade point average minimum of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent achievement on a different scale)
2) Inform eligible students of this scholarship opportunity and encourage their participation. Please post the scholarship application on your website or in your newsletter to seniors.
3) Provide an official transcript inclusive of all academic information including grades and major test scores (SAT, ACT) to accompany the student's application.
All applications and supporting documents must be received online, postmarked, or date stamped no later than April 1, 2021 as the scholarship will be awarded in person at our 2021 RMRC Spring Conference. We will be contacting both the selected scholarship winner and the winner’s high school prior to our meeting to invite the winner to present the original essay at our conference.
Please contact Wendy if you need any additional information. She can be reached by phone at 720.744.2770, or email email@example.com. To find out more about Rocky Mountain Relocation Council and the scholarship, please visit our website at https://rmrconline.org.
The scholarship is now open! All directions and materials can be found online at https://rmrconline.org/RMRC_College_Scholarship.
Positive Coaching Alliance Scholarship
First Generation Webinar Series offered by Colorado State University
Saturday March 6th, at 12:00 PM College 101
Learn about the foundational process of looking and applying to various types of colleges.
Saturday March 13th, at 12:00 PM Applications tips and tricks
The application process can be intimidating - but it does not have to be. Join an admissions counselor as they walk you through the application process and provide helpful tips.
Saturday March 20th, at 12:00 PM Information Session In Spanish
¡EN ESPAÑOL! SESION DE INFORMACION - TODO SOBRE LA UNIVERSIDAD!
Saturday March 27th, at 12:00 PM Financial Aid 101
When we talk about financial aid, we are talking about ways you can get assistance paying for college. Financial aid comes in many forms. Join the Office of Financial Aid as they provide a foundational understanding of this process.
Saturday April 3rd, at 12:00 PM Student Resource Panel
You may feel like you are coming to college on your own, but you are not ALONE! CSU offers many different programs that offer support and community to students just like you. You will hear about the different resources available to CSU students across campus.
Saturday April 10th, at 12:00 PM Application Case Study
Wondering what it is like to be a college admissions counselor reviewing applications? Join this interactive webinar to be an admissions counselor for the day and make decisions.
Stick with SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
On March 26, 2021, we will be holding a live, virtual shadow event called Stick With SWE (SWS). SWS is aimed toward high school juniors and seniors interested in STEM. The high schoolers will be paired with a current SWE undergraduate member and get to observe classes, learn about campus life, and learn about SWE. SWS is open to everyone, regardless of what gender they identify as. We are asking for your help in advertising this one-of-a-kind shadow event to your students.
Stick with SWE is a great opportunity to connect with current engineering students, learn about how to get involved in college, and get a personal look into a day-in-the-life of an engineer at CSU. This benefits your students by providing them with a personal tour guide studying the major that most interests them and a run-down of the benefits of being involved in clubs on campus.
If you missed any of our prior announcements, you may check them out here.
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