BVSD Board of Education President Nicole Rajpal has been actively involved in the school district since her children were BVSD kindergarten students. Now her kids are in middle and high school and over that time Rajpal’s positive impact on the students and staff experience in BVSD continues to grow.
On February 1, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) hosted a group of leaders from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and nearly 60 educators from 19 other school districts in the state to discuss practices and approaches for supporting newcomer students.
Wanda Vasquez Garcia has been a music teacher at Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer for the past five years, but her love for music began at a very young age. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, her father, a librarian for the National Symphony Orchestra in the Dominican Republic, played a crucial role in her musical upbringing, opening doors to opportunities that she might not have otherwise encountered. Bilingualism and her multicultural background serve her well in her role as the music teacher at a dual language school. Now, her mission is to extend those possibilities to her students, helping them grow and learn through music.
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
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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.