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Ollie the OtterOllie the Otter sends out our weekly newsletter called the Otter News.  Families receive the news update via email every Monday morning during the school year.  School Messenger sends communications out to the information parents/guardians save in their Jeffco Connect account.  If you are not receiving our school communications, please check your account to make sure your information is accurate.  If you are unsure of how to log into your account, contact our main office at (303) 992-6770.

Good morning,

State testing makeups are scheduled for this week. Please be sure to attend if you missed your initial testing slot. Our on-campus schedule is back to normal—Tuesday TAG, Wednesday Middle School (except for 6th grade), and Thursday High School. Our High School Dance is this Thursday (April 18) at Hudson Gardens. All full time and part time students and their guests are welcome. You can still purchase tickets for $15 each. The link to RSVP is in the Otter News.

Be sure to read the details in this week’s Otter News.

Otter News - April 15, 2019

10th Anniversary Celebration  

JVA is celebrating its 10th year as a school and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share this milestone with past and present students, families and staff. We will be highlighting our staff and students in upcoming editions of the Otter News. If you would like to be included, please email Kelly.Swindell@jeffco.k12.co.us .

  • Staff Reflections: Jane Good
  • A Letter to Alumni and Parents (please share)

All School

  • Field Day Volunteers Needed

Middle School

  • CMAS Testing, April Schedule

High School

  • State Testing Makeup Dates
  • Starry Night at Hudson Gardens for JVA High School Student Dance April 18
  • Job Shadow Field Trip at Slalom Consulting
  • Outdoor Lab Leaders Needed for Next Year

TAG Program

  • Please see the articles under High School as they pertain to all TAG students.

Part Time

  • Starry Night at Hudson Gardens for JVA High School Student Dance April 18

Counseling Corner

  • 20 Year Columbine Remembrance Service: April 20th
  • Employment Opportunities
  • FBI Denver Teen Academies
  • Life After High School Event/College Career Fair
  • Youth Roots
  • University of Colorado Denver: BOLT Summer Camp
  • Adolesco Youth Exchange
  • Camp Ember
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • CU Anschutz Medical Campus: Department of Bioengineering Open House
  • Dianne Sawaya Denver Safe Driver Scholarship
  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Have a great week!


Good morning,

Spring Testing for high school students begins this week and our rooms will be full! That means there is no required or drop-in campus time this week. As agreed upon for enrollment, student attendance is required for state testing and your cooperation is appreciated as we continue to improve student achievement. Details about the Spring Dance are included this week! All high school students (full and part time) are invited to join us at A Starry Night at Hudson Gardens on April 18. Be sure to read the details in this week’s Otter News.

Otter News - April 8, 2019

10th Anniversary Celebration  

JVA is celebrating its 10th year as a school and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share this milestone with past and present students, families and staff. We will be highlighting our staff and students in upcoming editions of the Otter News. If you would like to be included, please email Kelly.Swindell@jeffco.k12.co.us .

  • Staff Reflections: Michelle Marie Halloway
  • A Letter to Alumni and Parents (please share)

All School

  • Campus Closed for Testing This Week: No on-campus required time.

Middle School

  • CMAS Testing, April Schedule

High School

  • High School State Testing Starts This Week
  • Starry Night at Hudson Gardens for JVA High School Student Dance April 18
  • Where’s My Math Teacher in April?
  • Class of 2019 Graduation Update

TAG Program

  • High School State Testing Starts This Week
  • Starry Night at Hudson Gardens for JVA High School Student Dance April 18

Part Time

  • State Testing Clarification
  • Starry Night at Hudson Gardens for JVA High School Student Dance April 18

Counseling Corner

  • April is National Stress Awareness Month
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Life After High School Event/College Career Fair
  • Youth Roots
  • University of Colorado Denver: BOLT Summer Camp
  • Adolesco Youth Exchange
  • Camp Ember
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • CU Anschutz Medical Campus: Department of Bioengineering Open House
  • Front Range Community College Pathway Day: Health Sciences and Wellness Careers
  • Celebration of Teaching Scholarship

Have a great week!


Good morning,

Welcome back from Spring Break! Is everyone rested and ready to finish this school year STRONG? Spring Testing for high school students begins next week. As agreed upon for enrollment, student attendance is required for state testing and your cooperation is appreciated as we continue to improve student achievement. Be sure to read the details in this week’s Otter News.

Otter News - April 1, 2019

10th Anniversary Celebration  

JVA is celebrating its 10th year as a school and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share this milestone with past and present students, families and staff. We will be highlighting our staff and students in upcoming editions of the Otter News. If you would like to be included, please email Kelly.Swindell@jeffco.k12.co.us .

  • Mark Your Calendars:  JVA Open House 4/26 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Staff Reflections: Shannon  Mitchell

All School

  • April Important Dates
  • Hit the Ground Running
  • Shoe Drive Winding Down.

Middle School

  • CMAS Testing, April Schedule

High School

  • High School State Testing Starts Next Week
  • Are You Ready to Dance? April 18

TAG Program

  • High School State Testing Notification

Part Time

  • State Testing Clarification

Counseling Corner

  • April is National Stress Awareness Month
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Transportation & Construction Career Day for Girls
  • Adolesco Youth Exchange
  • Camp Ember
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • Front Range Community College Pathway Day: Health Sciences and Wellness Careers
  • Celebration of Teaching Scholarship
  • Work Ethic Scholarship Program

Have a great week!


Good morning,
The week before Spring Break is busy! Middle Schools students will be participating in state testing on Wednesday and have an extended day. Our trip to the Denver Zoo has been rescheduled to this Friday due to the snow days last week. Be sure to read the details in this week’s Otter News.

Otter News - March 18, 2019
10th Anniversary Celebration  
JVA is celebrating its 10th year as a school and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share this milestone with past and present students, families and staff. We will be highlighting our staff and students in upcoming editions of the Otter News. If you would like to be included, please email Kelly.Swindell@jeffco.k12.co.us .
  • Mark Your Calendars:  JVA Open House 4/26
  • Staff Reflections: Kristen Boehm

All School
  • Spring Break 2019
  • Time’s Almost Up (Again)
  • March Fun Event: The Denver Zoo, March 22

Middle School
  • CMAS Testing, Wednesday, March 20: 8:45 am to 3:10 pm

High School
  • Career Panel, March 19
  • Spring Job Fair, March 20
  • High School State Testing Notification

TAG Program
  • High School State Testing Notification
  • Career Panel, March 19

Part Time
  • State Testing Clarification

Counseling Corner
  • March is National Nutrition Month
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day
  • Camp Ember
  • Girls Inc. Eureka! Program
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • Celebration of Teaching Scholarship
  • Work Ethic Scholarship Program

Have a great week!

March 11, 2019

Good morning,

This Friday is the deadline to register for JVA classes for next year. Please read the instructions in your program’s section of the news. This Friday is also our trip to the Denver Zoo. Be sure to RSVP. So far, the weather looks good with 45 degrees and sunshine forecast. The link to the Otter News is below:

 Otter News - March 11, 2019 

10th Anniversary Celebration  

JVA is celebrating its 10th year as a school and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share this milestone with past and present students, families and staff. We will be highlighting our staff and students in upcoming editions of the Otter News. If you would like to be included, please email Kelly.Swindell@jeffco.k12.co.us .

  • Mark Your Calendars:  JVA Open House 4/26
  • Staff Reflections: Suzanne Jimenez

All School

  • Don’t Be Like Homer! Register for the 2019/2020 School Year
  • More Time = More Shoes = More Money
  • March Fun Event: The Denver Zoo, March 15

Middle School

  • WOW Bowling: Peers Supporting an Inclusive Climate
  • Don’t Be Like Homer! Register for the 2019/2020 School Year
  • CMAS Testing, Wednesday, March 20

High School

  • Don’t Be Like Homer! Register for the 2019/2020 School Year
  • Career Panel, March 19
  • Career Fair—Summer Job, Future Jobs and MORE! March 20

TAG Program

  • Don’t Be Like Homer! Register for the 2019/2020 School Year
  • LEAP Workshop #14: Risk Management, March 12

Part Time

  • Don’t Be Like Homer! Register for the 2019/2020 School Year
  • Career Fair—Summer Job, Future Jobs and MORE! March 20

Counseling Corner

  • March is National Nutrition Month
  • Girls Inc. Eureka! Program
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • Front Range Community College Open House
  • Celebration of Teaching Scholarship
  • Work Ethic Scholarship Program
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Scholarship

Have a great week!


 

March 4, 2019

Good morning,

Welcome to March, the snowiest month of the year! This week, we also welcome a new section to the Otter News—10th Anniversary Celebration. JVA is celebrating its 10th year as a school and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share this milestone with past and present students, families and staff. We will be highlighting our staff and students in upcoming editions of the Otter News. If you would like to be included, please email Kelly Swindell at kswindel@jeffco.k12.co.us .

The link to the Otter News is below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pUZ35QKwWtwKUJASFt3O0Ca4BRqQYyusjQyl3Y5mQps

10th Anniversary Celebration

  • Mark Your Calendars:  JVA Open House 4/26
  • Staff Reflections: Marcee Taylor

All School

  • Register for the 2019/2020 School Year
  • Shoe Drive Fundraiser EXTENDED
  • Congratulations to Student Athletes
  • March Fun Event: The Denver Zoo, March 15

Middle School

  • Pick Your 2019/2020 Classes Now!
  • Middle School Mingle, March 6
  • CMAS Testing, Wednesday, March 20

High School

  • Pick Your 2019/2020 Classes Now!
  • Career Fair—Summer Job, Future Jobs and MORE! March 20
  • Career Panel, March 19
  • Where’s My Math Teacher on Thursdays?
  • 84 Days Until Graduation. February Update

TAG Program

  • Pick Your 2019/2020 Classes Now!
  • LEAP Workshop #14: Risk Management, March 5

Part Time

  • Pick Your 2019/2020 Classes Now!

Counseling Corner

  • March is National Nutrition Month
  • Girls Inc. Eureka! Program
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • Celebration of Teaching Scholarship
  • Work Ethic Scholarship Program
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Scholarship

Have a great week!


 

Good morning,

We begin this week on a somber note as Bridget Jones, our assistant principal, passed away over the weekend. Please see the letter from Mr. Hohman in the All School section of the Otter News. We will have mental health support at school this week for those in need. As we move forward during the week, let's do so with smiles, laughter and purpose in memory of Mrs. Jones. The link to the Otter News is below:

Otter News - February 25, 2019

All School

  • A note from the Principal about Mrs. Jones
  • Registering for the 2019/2020 School Year
  • Shoe Drive Fundraiser EXTENDED
  • Family-Teacher Conferences 2/28

Middle School

  • State Capitol Field Trip was Fun and Educational!
  • Girls Inc. Eureka! Program

High School

  • Graduation Deadlines This Week
  • Save the Date for the Spring Dance
  • Prom Dress Exchange March 9

TAG Program

  • LEAP Workshop #13: Smart Shopping February 26

Part Time

  • Family-Teacher Conferences 2/28

Counseling Corner

  • February is Black History Month
  • Warren Tech Equipment Sale
  • Girls Inc. Eureka! Program
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • FAFSA Help
  • Front Range Community College Pathways Days
  • RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship
  • University Hills Rotary Club foundation Scholarship
  • MSU Denver One-Stop-Shop
  • Celebration of Teaching Scholarship
  • Work Ethic Scholarship Program
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
  • Outdoor Lab Leader Scholarship

Have a great week!


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