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News from the Knights is a weekly news production bringing relevant news and stories from Severance High School. News from the Nights is produced by the Video II class at
Severance High School.
In this edition:
- Knightly News
- More college fairs
- Interview with Coach Johnson on the upcoming baseball season
- Profile of SRO Officer Hahn
Junior Spring Formal
In lieu of Prom this year SHS will be having a COVID-safe spring formal at the SHS stadium! This will take place on May 8th, from 8:00-11:00 PM. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 26th during lunch and tickets will be available in the office. This event is for SHS Juniors ONLY and their dates (dates can be from SHS, WHS or Inspire online) Theme is: Enchanted Garden
After Prom- HELP!!!
Families of Freshman/Sophomore/Junior SHS students,
It is the season of proms and after proms and we are so thankful that the decision to allow our Juniors a spring formal has been made. We are now asking for your help with an after party for the Juniors.
Normally a committee is in place that has raised funds to provide a safe and fun activity for the students after prom. We do not, yet, have such a committee in place. Plus with the dance being such a short notice event we haven’t had notice to raise the funds to provide the after party.
We have secured a spot at Fort Fun for an after party but would like to offer this event FREE to the Juniors to attend. We would appreciate a contribution that could be made on behalf of the Juniors.
Please know that we will be working on building an after prom committee at the beginning of the next school year so that we can be in a better position to offer this to students free of charge in the future.
Thank you for any help you can give to make this evening fun and special for our Juniors. You may send any donations to the SHS office to the attention of Kim Arnold - After Prom.
(phone/text 970-623-2675 or email, email@example.com)
PS. If you would be interested in being part of an after prom committee and helping out with planning for next year activities, I will be sending out an email through the school more towards the beginning of next year with contact information.
Daylight Savings Time
Do you hate daylight savings time? If you live in Arizona, you definitely aren’t a fan! Guess what? You can blame the Germans. Germany was the first country to implement daylight savings time in 1916. From there, it spread across Europe and the rest of the world. Although a small town in Canada had experimented with seasonal clock changes as early as 1908, it was Germany's implementation that sparked a trend that soon spread across Europe. The practice, which is currently regulated across the European Union, has grown increasingly unpopular over the years. In 2018, an EU poll indicated overwhelming support for ending daylight saving time altogether. A year later, the European Parliament voted to abolish it by 2021. Blame the disruption of your circadian rhythms on the Germans!!! Bis nächste Woche!
COVID Vaccine for Teens
COVID vaccinations are available for teenagers 16 years and older. Starting on May 1, teens can schedule vaccination appointments through our district partner, UCHealth. More information is available here.
Las vacunas COVID están disponibles para adolescentes mayores de 16 años. A partir del 1 de mayo, los adolescentes pueden programar citas de vacunación a través de nuestro socio distrital, UCHealth. Más información está disponible aquí.
Virtual College Fairs
These virtual College Fairs are designed to help students connect with college admission officers and ask important questions about the application process. Each fair offers students the opportunity to watch college’s Zoom presentations, ask questions via chat, and demonstrate interest - all without leaving home. Students can sign up for free (link below)
May 2nd: 1:00 to 7:00 PM ET- 600 colleges
Colorado Collaborative Youth Summit!
The Collaborative Youth Summit will bring together Colorado young people for a three-and-a-half-day virtual conference.
The goal is to connect and inspire ALL youth to embrace your unique leadership by providing an open and inclusive space to further expand your knowledge and skills to create and lead the changes you want to see.
Attend sessions presented BY youth FOR youth. Session topics will cover mental health, civic engagement, youth leadership, social issues, equity, and making change in your community.
At this conference, you will have opportunities to:
● Connect with young people from across Colorado
● Learn new skills
● Attend conference sessions and hear a youth keynote speaker
● Discuss future opportunities to make change in your community
“Weld RE-4 Heroes” Weld RE-4 Education Foundation 2021 Essay Contest
In our Weld RE-4 community, we have many different individuals who have an impact on our students’ education on a daily basis: teachers, administrators, counselors, bus drivers, crossing guards and other staff members. They all play an important part in creating an environment for innovation and success for our students. Each one makes a difference in our children’s lives every day.
As part of celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, the Weld RE-4 Education Foundation is inviting all students enrolled in the Weld RE-4 School District to participate in our annual essay contest, telling us about their “Weld RE-4 Hero.” Essays will be judged based on the quality and sincerity of the student’s writing (taking into consideration the student’s grade level) and the compelling story of how the featured hero has made a difference for that student.
Students: One winner will be selected from each of the following grade categories:
Pre-K to 2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, middle school (6th – 8th grades) and high school (9th – 12th grades). The student winner in each category will receive a $100 prize donated by the Windsor branch of Bank of Colorado.
Heroes: The “Hero” from the district honored in each of the first-place essays will receive a
$50 gift certificate to Knowledge Bound, donated by Knowledge Bound and Greg Backhaus, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Windsor.
• Entries may be dropped off at the school district office at 1020 Main Street in Windsor by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14th. Essays may be mailed to the Foundation at the district office, but must be post-marked no later than May 14th. Entries can also be e-mailed to Education_Foundation@weldre4.k12.co.us.
No late entries will be accepted.
• Each essay submitted should have the entry form completed and attached. DO NOT PLACE THE PARTICIPANT’S NAME ON THE ESSAY ITSELF; all essays will be judged anonymously by a committee of volunteers selected by the Foundation. Winners will be determined in the judges’ sole discretion based upon the criteria stated above.
• The contest is open to all students enrolled in the Weld RE-4 school district; one entry per student.
• Maximum length: Two pages typed, using double-spacing and 12-pt type. Handwritten entries are allowed for pre-K to 2nd grade participants.
• All entries may be publicly disseminated, including in print and social media; a copy of each essay will also be provided to the Weld RE-4 hero honored by the student.
• Winners will be announced honored at the June school board meeting. Photos of the winners will be taken at that meeting and made public.
• Questions should be directed to Heather Kintz at 686-8090 or Education_Foundation@weldre4.org
SELECTION OF WINNER:
All entries will be judged by a panel of judges selected by the Board of Directors of the Educational Foundation. Winners will be determined in the judges’ sole discretion, based upon the following criteria: compelling nature of teacher’s inspiring qualities, sincerity of student’s appreciation, and the quality of expression and writing (taking into consideration the student’s grade level).
Questions should be directed to Heather Kintz at
970-686-8090 or Education_Foundation@weldre4.k12.co.us
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