Thursday, March 4, 2021
SPRING BREAK ~ MARCH 15TH TO MARCH 19TH
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 email@example.com
FHS/TCC: Suzanne Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org
LHS:Richy Lynn email@example.com
MVHS: ErikKaufhold firstname.lastname@example.org
TVHS:RyanStillahn email@example.com below
Contact TSD Business Community Coordinator: Susan Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text: 970-541-1232
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 POET LAURETTE'S POETRY CONTEST
Thompson Kids Can Change the World Contest
Deadline is April 5th.
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 email@example.com 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
Season C Sports ~ Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Gymnastics
Season C sports are open for registration! Athletes planning to participate in
- Girls Volleyball (Tryouts starting Thursday, March 11)
- Boys Soccer (Tryouts starting Monday, March 8th)
- Gymnastics (Tryouts starting Monday, March 8th at Loveland High School)
can sign up now. Go to mvhsathletics.org and click on 2020-21 Athletic Registration for instructions on how to register. If you have any issues with getting registered, please contact Mae Svendsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More specific questions for each sport can be sent to coaches directly. Their contact information is also on the athletic website.
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)
- Boys Soccer (official season starts 3/8)
- Head Coach: Ismael Gallardo: email@example.com
- Optional Workouts (start February 8) - M, W, F @4:30-6pm East Soccer Field
- Girls Soccer (official season starts 4/26)
- Head Coach: Dirk Habig: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 (email@example.com)
- Optional workouts (Start February 1) - M, W, F @7-8am Weight Room
- Baseball (official season starts 4/26)
- Head Coach: Brian Smela (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 (email@example.com)
- Optional workouts (start February 1) - M, Tu, Th @4:30-6pm Weight Room, Tu @4:15-5:30pm Distance runners on track
- Volleyball (official season starts 3/8)
- Head Coach: Rhiannon Tovani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2021-2022 CHSAA State Reps
The Google form application for 2021-2022 CHSAA State Reps is now live! Please forward this email to your students interested in becoming a State Rep for 2021-2022 or have them find it on the Student Leadership page of CHSAANow or CHSAA.org. Our students and advisers that make up CHSAA are excited for another amazing group of student leaders to guide us successfully through the next school year.
Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021
From our current State Rep President Caden Salladay of Manitou Springs High School – “Being a State Representative is a duty where you represent the state of Colorado and the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) through CHSAA committees and conferences. It requires a person to be dedicated, consistent, purposeful, and open to new things. By applying you will be joining a group of people with similar motives, but diverse backgrounds, allowing you to meet and work with others from around the state and grow in your leadership abilities.”
National Signing Day
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
Looking for a Summer Job?
Do you know a youth looking for a summer job? The Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development's CareerRise team is connecting teens, ages 14-18, to business information and opportunities.
We are hosting two, virtual Summer Employment Nights for youth and their families, where you can expect the following:
- Hear from a local employer panel about job search best practices and their unique opportunities
- Learn about paid internships, other summer opportunities & MORE!
- Apply to the Larimer County Conservation Corps (ages 18-25)
Summer Employment Nights are scheduled for:
-Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for Loveland. Employer panelists currently include: City of Loveland, Culver's, JAX Outdoor Gear, Farm & Ranch, and The Summit.
- Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 5:30-7:00 p.m for Fort Collins. Employer panelists currently include: City of Fort Collins, Urban Air, Walrus Ice Cream, and MORE!
GIRLS WHO CODE SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM APPLICATION - Due by March 19th
Girls Who Code virtual summer program! Application due by March 19.
Women are underrepresented in leadership in tech, health, and cybersecurity. Want to learn how successful women got where they are today? Want to explore a career protecting the nation? FREE registration for #WorldDenverIWD2021 International Woman’s Day opens on Feb. 1.
International Women's Day, held every year on March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Since 2013, WorldDenver, a Denver-based non-profit, has hosted the city's premier International Women's Day celebration. This year, on March 8 from 11am - 1pm, we will honor women in national security with a live broadcast and virtual event from the Denver Center for Performing Arts that's FREE and open to the public. The event will feature, among others, Lauren Bean Buitta, CEO of Girl Security, Dr. Janine Davidson, MSU Denver President, and U.S. Congresswoman Elisa Slotkin.
Questions? Please contact Alison Garfield at email@example.com
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
FRCC Virtual Open House - March 10th from 3:30 to 6:00 pm
Join us to learn more about FRCC resources, admissions, how to get started, & more! Find out how FRCC is the right fit for you. Talk with faculty and student services staff and learn everything that FRCC has to offer.
At our open house you will:
· Learn about our academic programs and talk with faculty members
· Get detailed information about financial aid, academic advising, and transfer options
· Attend an information session
· Meet with our admissions teams to learn how to get started at FRCC
All are invited. Families and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.
CU DENVER/ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS - ADMITTED STUDENT DAY - MARCH 13TH FROM 12:00 TO 2:30 PM
March 13, 2021
The event will occur over Zoom from 12pm – 2:30pm
Sign up today!
During this day, students can:
Explore their intended major
Connect with our current students
Learn about our 140+ student organizations
Be entered to win a $1000 Tuition Grant
Register here: https://application.admissions.ucdenver.edu/.../admitteds...
SCAD Virtual Zoom Workshop ~ March 5th and March 12th
You and your students are invited: Engage with SCAD faculty during virtual workshops on art, design, business and STEM topics!
We saved you a seat! You and your students are invited to join SCAD faculty for an upcoming one-hour virtual Zoom workshop:
Workshop: Mindfulness and Creativity
Friday, March 5, 10 a.m. ET
In this workshop with SCAD faculty Irini Kokkinou, students will learn about the theory behind mindfulness meditation, engage in a mindfulness meditation exercise while learning to improve the ability to think outside of the box, come up with multiple solutions to the same problem, and express their emotions and ideas in creative ways.
Storytelling workshop: Designing a Successful Advertising Campaign
Friday, March 5, 12 p.m. ET
In this workshop with SCAD user experience design faculty Clark DeLashmet, learn the elements of an advertising campaign and how a team of diverse disciplines and skillsets come together to create the content used in the campaign. Discover how your skillset can be used best! Students interested in social marketing and management, writing, advertising and branding will learn to design an advertising campaign.
Workshop: Portrait Drawing in Perspective
Friday, March 5, 1 p.m. ET
SCAD foundation studies professor Ben Ward will demonstrate constructive techniques for drawing heads in perspective. Proportion, anatomy, and the features of the head will also be discussed. Students will learn the Loomis Method of construction and will practice drawing the head from a variety of angles. Students interested in anatomy, illustration and drawing will learn about the importance of drawing in perspective.
Accessory design workshop: Make your cool ideas come true
Friday, March 5, 1 p.m. ET
Explore the amazing world of accessory design with a focus on handbag design, footwear design, and sneaker design. Hear about the wide range of career opportunities and see samples of student work. Learn about the state of the industry and how SCAD is preparing students for internships and jobs in this dynamic design field. Students interested in product design, fashion and design will learn more about the program and the fascinating opportunities.
Workshop: The Art of Communication: An Exercise in Creative Thinking and Concept Development
Friday, March 5, 3 p.m. ET
In this exercise with SCAD fashion historian Carmela Spinelli, students will explore how brands from Chanel to shampoo use various media to communicate their messaging and maintain relevance. We will look at several forms of media from video, sequential art, animation, illustration and more. Students will serve as creative directors and create a tagline and concept for a poster to respond to current events. Students interested in marketing, writing, English, branding and design should attend!
Workshop: From Louis XIV to Louis Vuitton: A History of French Fashion
Friday, March 12, 10 a.m. ET
SCAD fashion historian Carmela Spinelli will guide students through the fascinating world of French fashion. Students will learn how fashion has been influenced by French culture, politics, socioeconomic station, trade and war. They will understand the fashion of yesterday to craft the best fashion of tomorrow. Students will design a logo using their initials to represent a brand. Thinking of how many logos have survived decades, even centuries of change, students will create their own logo, hand drawn or digital.
Industrial design workshop
Friday, March 12, 12 p.m. ET
Join SCAD industrial design chair Cesar Pieri for this workshop exploring the creative design process, from hand sketches to Photoshop renders. Students interested in design, drawing and STEM-related fields will learn the design process.
Workshop: Creative Entrepreneurship
Friday, March 12, 1 p.m. ET
Creative innovators are shaping the world. In this workshop, students will explore how creative problem solving can lead to a viable business. SCAD business professor Jody Buelterman will guide students through the startup process and explore everything from product ideation and experimentation through managing a team and resources. Students interested in business and entrepreneurship will gain some helpful tips.
Workshop: Shape Your Story
Friday, March 12, 3 p.m. ET
Learn how to establish your professional presence and shape your story with SCAD communication coach John Staley! Every presenter has a story, a journey they've traveled that is distinctly their own. Explore strategies to showcase your virtual presence and amplify your personal and professional narrative. Participants should plan to interact with cameras on.
Loveland Elks Scholarships
FINANCIAL AIDE 101- MARCH 10, 2021 FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 PM
On Wednesday, March 10th, from 6 to 7pm, admissions counselors with four universities from around the state of Colorado will be hosting a Virtual Financial Aid 101 Webchat.
Join representatives from Adams State University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado School of Mines, and the University of Colorado Boulder, to learn some basic financial aid terminology, get advice on what questions to ask, and gain some confidence on how to navigate the financial aid process.
This event is open to Colorado incoming first-year students and families that are curious about the college financial aid process. No matter the university you are hoping to attend, we just want to be a resource for you!
All the registration information can be found below and we hope to connect with you in March.
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!
Angels Wings Foundation Scholarship
Applicants must have at least one Thai parent to qualify for consideration. The application deadline is June 30, 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
YMCA of Northern Colorado Scholarship Opportunities
Did you know? TEF has awarded over $1.5 million dollars in scholarship awards to graduates since 2015.
TEF will be accepting scholarship applications for 2021 for Thompson School District Students until midnight on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
Please see our website for more information. https://www.thompsontef.org/scholarships
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The Alexander Foundation Scholarship
The Alexander Foundation was founded in 1981 as a public, non-profit, philanthropic organization. Through our three education scholarships, the foundation has continued a tradition of caring for the LGBTQIA+ community to overcome barriers they may face in pursuit of academic success.
Applicants for ALL scholarships must:
Identify within the LGBTQIA+ community
Be residents of Colorado
Be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the state of Colorado
Applications for ALL scholarships require:
A completed online application form
A personal essay that tells us about you and your goals, how the scholarship will help you achieve them, elaborate on your financial need, and your current or future plans for supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.
Two signed letters of recommendation, including at least one academic reference on school letterhead.
A photocopy of a state or federally issued ID
Furthermore, each scholarship has additional eligibility and application requirements. Please see below for further details about each of the three scholarship opportunities.
Applications will be accepted through March 21, 2021.
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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