One morning this past fall, Boulder TEC students gathered for a not-so-typical lesson in plumbing. Instead of happening in the Construction Trades classroom at Boulder TEC, the lesson took place at Boulder High’s Recht Field and was led by BVSD’s lead plumber Ted Burke. The experience was part of an innovative program that took advantage of BVSD’s in-house construction trades expertise and a district-wide inventory of facilities to provide authentic, work-based learning experiences for TEC students.
Where students learn matters. In order for students to learn, they need environments that are safe, functional, and comfortable. Additionally, it takes consistent maintenance to ensure taxpayer-funded facilities are ready for students and staff and everything they accomplish on a daily basis.
The nation collectively held its breath a few weeks ago when Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suddenly collapsed during a Sunday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was a terrifying event. Thankfully, it is a scenario that the team at Boulder Valley School District has prepared for.
The goal of every educator is to teach in a way where students not only learn the material, develop skills and master the standards -- but that they enjoy the experience and that ultimately the lesson inspires and informs their life. A new instructional model was recently developed by district educators as an outstanding framework to ensure that best practices are consistently utilized. This consistency for both teachers and students is one of the initiatives of BVSD’s All Together for All Students Strategic Plan to help strengthen the instructional infrastructure across the district.
When a Boulder Valley School District student applies for a job, one of the ways that they can stand out is by earning industry certifications while enrolled in school. “Industry certificates are defined by the specific businesses and industry areas as a way for their current employees or prospective employees to demonstrate that they have a certain level of competency in that particular area,” explained Dr. Arlie Huffman, BVSD’s director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and the principal of Boulder TEC.
As a parent or caregiver, it’s never easy getting that dreaded call from the principal saying that your child is in trouble. Finding out that your child was involved in a fight or might have been picking on another student is disappointing. Fortunately, the Boulder Valley School District has systems and processes in place to address these situations and to help students work through them in a healthy and productive manner.
The Latinx Parent Advisory Committee (CAPL) is going into its 4th year of service in collaboration with the Boulder Valley School District. Established in 2018 as a collaborative network of parents from the Latinx, Caribbean, and/or Spanish-speaking community who come together for the educational well-being of our students, and contribute to closing the gaps in education. CAPL creates a representative space for advocacy and consultation for the promotion of equitable educational outcomes within the district.
Attend an upcoming community engagement session this January, offered in both Spanish and English. All Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) families are welcome to a presentation and conversation with district leadership.
BVSD is hosting three (two English/one Spanish) events for parents and guardians to engage with Superintendent Rob Anderson, other district leaders and members of the BVSD Board of Education.
The Boulder Valley School District has developed a new Strategic Plan. This ambitious, exciting and comprehensive effort will guide BVSD for the next five years and aims at bringing everyone together to meet the needs of all students.
All students benefit from challenging and relevant educational opportunities
Reduce disparities in achievement
Every student graduates empowered with the skills necessary for post-graduate success