As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone in the Boulder Valley School District.
Emily Gaud, a Special Aide Para, is a crucial part of Halcyon School, one of the Special Education Programs in the Boulder Valley School District. This unique school serves students from 1st to 12th grade who are referred through a district and Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, primarily dealing with serious emotional disabilities or requiring mental health support. Gaud’s role as at Halcyon exemplifies her belief that “no student is beyond help; sometimes it takes more effort, but every kid is worth our time.”
After 16 years as Boulder Valley School District’s director of enrollment, it's hard to imagine Mike Wilcox in any other job. It was a long and winding path to the position he has today, which facilitates all of the district’s enrollment processes, from students that are registering in their neighborhood school or the many that choose to apply for the lottery for the chance to move to another school in the district.
Bear Creek is a nationally recognized school for academic achievement and growth. The school’s community is strong and committed to developing caring, curious, and resilient kids through rich learning experiences. Teachers create safe, welcoming classrooms and celebrate that children’s learning styles vary. All students are supported to achieve academic success through differentiated instruction and staff collaboration. Subjects are frequently integrated to increase relevancy, connections, and creativity. Bear Creek offers engaging Art, Music, and Physical Education programs, a Gifted and Talented program, in-person accelerated mathematics classes, language services, intervention supports, and a center-based program for autistic students. Parents and community partnerships, including a highly supportive PTO, create opportunities for whole school events (Fall Carnival, Lip Sync, Cultural Festival), and an extensive list of extracurricular activities (Intramurals, Choir/Musical, Math Olympiad, Battle of the Books, and Lifelong Learning classes). Students' love for Bear Creek can be seen on the smiling faces of children arriving at school each morning. "Bear Creek School Flyer"
National Blue Ribbon Award Winner
The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms schools where students master challenging content and is based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps.
Unique Staff Collaberation
While all teachers maintain a balance between off-line and holistic learning opportunities, our one-to-one device initiative means that every student has the technology they need to be successful in the world today.