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Our weekly newsletter, called the Otter News, is sent out to all JVA families on Monday mornings 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.


We hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break. As we head into the last few weeks of the first semester, remember to stay focused and stick to your schedule. It’s easy to get distracted during the season and we want you to finish strong!

​​​​​​​Here’s the link to the this week's Otter News, it’s full of things you otter know:
Otter News - December 2nd, 2019

All School

  • December Dates
  • JVA Student Profile: Jenna
  • Bettering the JVA Experience Focus Group #2 is this week 12/5
  • MAP Testing Round 2
  • Connect 4 Showdown Champs!

Middle School

  • MAP Testing Round 2

High School

  • Check Your JVA Semester 2 Schedule
  • Spring Credit Recovery Application Opens December 2
  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for December
  • MAP Testing Round 2

TAG

  • LEAP Workshops: Aims Community College
  • Another week of Awesome Performance!

Counseling Corner

  • 8 Scientifically Ways to Fight Off Winter Blues
  • Warren Tech Application
  • College Planning & Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • Band Instrument Repair College Fair 12/6
    • Red Rocks Community College
  • Scholarships:
    • Going Merry
    • Weird Scholarships
    • Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
    • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship


Otter News - November 18th, 2019

All School

  • Thanksgiving Break 11/25-29
  • JVA Students are Amazing Feature
  • Connect 4 Showdown 11/21
  • New Login Procedure for Campus
  • Here’s What We Talked About: Results from the first JVA Focus Group

Middle School

  • WOW Wednesday: Kindness Rocks!

High School

  • Check you JVA Semester 2 Schedules
  • High School On-Campus Staff Schedule for November
  • Are you interested in Construction or Construction-Related Trades?

TAG

  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Careers in Auto Mechanics
  • Another week of Awesome Performance!
  • Are you interested in Construction or Construction-Related Trades?

Counseling Corner

  • 5 Reasons Keeping a Gratitude Journal Will Change Your Life
  • Transgender Awareness
  • Warren Tech Application
  • College Planning & Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • Red Rocks Community College
  • Scholarships:
    • Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
    • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship


 

Otter News - November 11, 2019

 

All School

  • Suggestion Box
  • Bettering the JVA Experience Focus Group is this week 11/14
  • Connect 4 Showdown 11/21

Middle School

  • Check your Semester 2 Schedule

High School

  • Are you interested in Construction or Construction-Related Trades?
  • Cherry Creek Diversity Conference RSVP
  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for November

TAG

  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Careers in Real Estate
  • Another week of Awesome Performance!
  • Are you interested in Construction or Construction-Related Trades?
  • Cherry Creek Diversity Conference RSVP

Counseling Corner

  • Second 6 Weeks Grades Posted 11/8
  • 5 Reasons Keeping a Gratitude Journal Will Change Your Life
  • Transgender Awareness
  • Warren Tech Application
  • College Planning & Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • MSU Denver Art Department Shadow Day 11/14
    • University of Northern Colorado: Discover UNC 11/15
  • Scholarships:
    • Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program
    • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship

 


Otter News - November 4th, 2019


All School

  • Picture Retakes 11/8  RSVP Needed
  • We Need You! Parent/guardian and Student members needed for Focus Group on School Improvement 11/14
  • Second 6 Week Grades Posted 11/8

Middle School

  • Light Week on News

High School

  • Need a Job? Jimmy John’s is asking for JVA students to apply.
  • Student Opportunities!
  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for November

TAG

  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Auto Care & Basic Maintenance
  • Student Opportunities
  • Another week of Awesome Performance!
  • Need a Job? Jimmy John’s is asking for JVA students to apply.

Counseling Corner

  • Second 6 Weeks Grades Posted 11/8
  • 5 Reasons Keeping a Gratitude Journal Will Change Your Life
  • Transgender Awareness
  • Warren Tech Application
  • Great Opportunities:
    • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
  • Employment Opportunities:
    • Job Fair
  • College Planning & Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design: Jeffco Senior Day 11/9
    • MSU Denver Music Department Shadow Day 11/11
    • MSU Denver Art Department Shadow Day 11/14
    • University of Northern Colorado: Discover UNC 11/15
    • CU Denver: Preview Day 11/8
  • Scholarships:
    • Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Program
    • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship

Otter News - October 29th, 2019


All School

  • JVA Inclement Weather Policy
  • Picture Retakes 10/30 RSVP Needed
  • Parent/guardian and Student members needed for Focus Group on School Improvement 11/14

Middle School

  • Cancelled:  WOW: Cottonwood Farms in Boulder County 10/30

High School

  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for October
  • Warren Tech Application Opens 10/29

TAG

  • Another week of Awesome Performance!
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Careers in Auto Mechanics

Counseling Corner

  • October is National Bullying Awareness Month
  • Warren Tech Application
  • Great Opportunities:
    • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    • Colorado School of Mines Intro to Petroleum Course
  • College Planning/Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • Colorado State University: October Twilight Tours (every Tuesday night in October)
    • University of Northern Colorado: Discover UNC 11/15
    • CU Denver: Preview Day 11/8
  • Scholarships:
    • The Daniels Fund Scholarship
    • Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship


Otter News October 21st, 2019

All School

  • JVA Students are Amazing! Student Feature:  Evan / 7th grade
  • October is National School Principals Month

Middle School

  • WOW: Cottonwood Farms in Boulder County 10/30

High School

  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for October
  • Warren Tech Application Opens 10/29
  • Post-Secondary Options Presentation Available

TAG

  • A Whole Quarter of Awesome Performance!
  • Post-Secondary Options Presentation Available
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: No new workshop this week. Complete your work from previous workshops.

Counseling Corner

  • October Digital Citizenship
  • Warren Tech Application
  • Great Opportunities:
    • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    • Colorado School of Mines Intro to Petroleum Course
  • College Planning/Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • Colorado State University: Explore CSU 10/25
    • Colorado State University: October Twilight Tours (every Tuesday night in October)
    • University of Northern Colorado: Discover UNC 11/15
    • CU Denver: Preview Day 10/25 and 11/8
  • Scholarships:
    • The Daniels Fund Scholarship
    • Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship


 

Otter News - October 7, 2019

All School

  • Fall Conferences 10/10
  • Restaurant Fundraising Night and Fall Conferences 10/10
  • Student Photos and ID Cards Available for Pickup
  • Student Opinions—Student Feature Survey
  • Parent Perspectives—Parent/Guardian Survey

Middle School

  • Photos from the WOW Warren Tech Tour

High School

  • 2019 High School Career Expo 10/29
  • If you have no idea what you want to do after high school...Post-Secondary Planning Presentation 10/14
  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for October
  • Interested in a career in Healthcare?—LEAP workshop:  10/8

TAG

  • If you have no idea what you want to do after high school...Post-Secondary Planning Presentation 10/14
  • Another Week of Awesome Performance!
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Careers in Healthcare 10/8

Counseling Corner

  • Fall Conferences
  • Tips for Attending a College Fair
  • Great Opportunities:
    • Colorado School of Mines Intro to Petroleum Course
  • College Planning/Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
    • Colorado applies month runs from September 23 through October 31!
      • Colorado Free Application Day!  10/15
  • Scholarships:
    • The Daniels Fund Scholarship
    • Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship

Otter News - September 30, 2019

All School

  • JVA’s Amazing Students—Student Feature Survey
  • Message From the Principal—October Count Day, 10/2
  • Fall Conferences 10/10
  • Restaurant Fundraising Night and Fall Conferences 10/10
  • Student and Parent Feedback Survey

Middle School

  • WOW Warren Tech Tour (10/2)
  • Outdoor Lab for 6th Graders 9/30-10/4

High School

  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for October

TAG

  • Another Week of Awesome Performance!
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Red Rocks Community College Admissions 10/2

Counseling Corner

  • 1st 6 Week Grades
  • Tips for Attending a College Fair
  • Great Opportunities:
    • Colorado School of Mines Intro to Petroleum Course
  • College Planning/Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • College Fairs of Greater Denver
    • Colorado applies month runs from September 23 through October 31!
      • MCJ Metro-Area Workshops
      • Colorado Free Application Day!  10/15
    • Denver National College Fair
    • CU Boulder Fall Update: Program in Exploratory Studies
    • Colorado College Fall Update: The Colorado Pledge
    • CU Denver BA/BS-MD and BA/BS-DDS Pre-Application Programs Information Session
  • Scholarships:
    • White Rose Scholarship Foundation


Otter News September 23, 2019

 

All School

  • 1st 6 Week Grades
  • Student and Parent Feedback Survey
  • SAC Meeting 9/27
  • Restaurant Fundraising Night and Fall Conferences 10/10
  • Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference
  • From Our School Nurse: Stop the Spread of Lice

Middle School

  • WOW Warren Tech Tour Permission Slips
  • 7 Days Until Outdoor Lab for 6th Graders

High School

  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for September
  • Life Coaching Skills for Parents Workshop

TAG

  • Another Week of Awesome Performance!
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Pipefitters Union and Virtual Reality Welding Fun 9/24

Counseling Corner

  • 1st 6 Week Grades
  • September is National Suicide Prevention Month
  • Second Wind Fun Walk/Run
  • Great Opportunities:
    • Colorado School of Mines Intro to Petroleum Course
  • Employment Opportunities:
    • Jeffco School Age Enrichment (SAE) programs Employment Opportunity
  • College Planning/Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • College Fairs of Greater Denver
    • Colorado applies month runs from September 23 through October 31!
      • MCJ Metro-Area Workshops
      • Colorado Free Application Day!  10/15
    • Denver National College Fair
    • CU Boulder Fall Update: Program in Exploratory Studies
    • Colorado College Fall Update: The Colorado Pledge
  • Scholarships:
    • White Rose Scholarship Foundation


Otter News - September 16, 2019

 

All School

  • JVA’s Report Card: Performance
  • School Pictures and IDs Update
  • Vision and Hearing Screening   9/18

Middle School

  • Announcing the LEGO Club
  • Brain Break Permission Slips due NOW
  • Pictures from the WOW: Wednesdays of Wonder Bowling Field Trip

High School

  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for September
  • National College Planning Calendar 2019/2020

TAG

  • TAG Students Working Hard! Student Achievement 9/6-9/12
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Nutrition and Healthy Eating 9/17 10:00 – 11:00 am

Counseling Corner

  • September is National Suicide Prevention Month
  • Second Wind Fun Walk/Run
  • DEC Tech Colorado School of Mines: STEM Program for girls 7th-9th grade
  • Transportation and Construction Girl Day
  • Jeffco School Age Enrichment (SAE) programs Employment Opportunity
  • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
  • College Fairs of Greater Denver
  • Colorado applies month runs from September 23 through October 31!
    • MCJ Metro-Area Workshops
    • Colorado Free Application Day!  10/15
  • University of Colorado Denver: STEAMposium
  • Denver National College Fair
  • White Rose Scholarship Foundation


Otter News - September 9, 2019

All School

  • School Pictures and IDs   9/12
  • Vision and Hearing Screening   9/18

Middle School

  • WOW: Wednesdays of Wonder Bowling Field Trip 9/11
  • Jeffco Generations Skills
  • MAPS Testing Makeups 9/11
  • Attention Parents: Brain Breaks Permission Slip
  • 6th Graders and Outdoor Lab 9/30-10/4

High School

  • MAPS Testing for Full Time 9th and 10th Graders is September 5
  • LEAP Workshops are open to all High School Students
  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for September
  • National Honor Society Interest Meeting 9/10

TAG

  • You Otter Be Proud Of Yourself! Student Achievement 8/30-9/5
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Encore Electric 9/14

Counseling Corner

  • September is National Suicide Prevention Month
  • Second Wind Fun Walk/Run
  • DEC Tech Colorado School of Mines: STEM Program for girls 7th-9th grade
  • Transportation and Construction Girl Day
  • Jeffco Student Health Advisory Council
  • Jeffco School Age Enrichment (SAE) programs Employment Opportunity
  • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
  • College Fairs of Greater Denver
  • Colorado applies month runs from September 23 through October 31!
    • MCJ Metro-Area Workshops
    • Colorado Free Application Day!  10/15
  • University of Colorado Denver: STEAMposium
  • Denver National College Fair
  • Brockman Scholars Program Scholarship

Otter News - September 3, 2019

All School

  • A Look Ahead: September Important Dates
  • What’s This Life Skill Stuff?

Middle School

  • Measuring Academic Growth through MAPS Testing
  • Brain Breaks Permission Slip

High School

  • MAPS Testing for Full Time 9th and 10th Graders is September 5
  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for September

TAG

  • You Otter Be Proud Of Yourself!
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit
  • Aviation Day Field Trip September 6

Counseling Corner

  • September is  National Suicide Prevention Month
  • Second Wind Fun Walk/Run
  • Jeffco Student Health Advisory Council
  • Jeffco School Age Enrichment (SAE) programs Employment Opportunity
  • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
  • University of Colorado Denver: STEAMposium
  • Denver National College Fair
  • Brockman Scholars Program Scholarship
  • Add/Drop Dates and Consequences 

Otter News - August 26, 2019

All School

  • On Campus Time Starts this Week
  • School Accountability Committee this Friday (8/30)

Middle School

  • Middle School On Campus in Wednesday
  • MAPS Testing for MS is September 4

High School

  • High School On Campus Staffing Schedule
  • MAPS Testing for HS is September 5

TAG

  • LEAP Workshops for Credit
  • Aviation Day Field Trip September 6
  • Meet Your TAG Team

Counseling Corner

  • The Counseling Corner with Schedule information
  • Add/Drop Dates and Consequences 

Otter News - August 19, 2019

  • Back to School Night, August 22
  • Organizing Your Courses in Schoology
  • Building Your Weekly Schedule
  • Helpful tips for the first week of school
  • Middle School On Campus starts August 28
  • MAPS Testing for MS
  • High School On Campus starts August 29
  • MAPS Testing for HS
  • We need Outdoor Lab High School leaders!
  • TAG On Campus time starts Tuesday, August 20
  • TAG Mobile Phone Policy while on campus
  • The Counseling Corner with Schedule information
  • Add/Drop Dates and Consequences 

Otter News - August 12, 2019

  • Link to the Welcome Back Virtual Assembly on August 14th at 9:00 am
  • A note from Principal Hohman
  • Introducing our New Assistant Principal
  • The first week is NOT that scary!
  • Helpful tips for the first week of school
  • On Campus dates and times
  • Back to School Night and School Picture dates and times
  • NEW Middle and High School Mingle Events
  • We need Outdoor Lab High School leaders!
  • The Counseling Corner with schedule information 

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All School

  • JVA Inclement Weather Policy
  • Picture Retakes 10/30 RSVP Needed
  • Parent/guardian and Student members needed for Focus Group on School Improvement 11/14

Middle School

  • Cancelled:  WOW: Cottonwood Farms in Boulder County 10/30

High School

  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for October
  • Warren Tech Application Opens 10/29

TAG

  • Another week of Awesome Performance!
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Careers in Auto Mechanics

Counseling Corner

  • October is National Bullying Awareness Month
  • Warren Tech Application
  • Great Opportunities:
    • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    • Colorado School of Mines Intro to Petroleum Course
  • College Planning/Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • Colorado State University: October Twilight Tours (every Tuesday night in October)
    • University of Northern Colorado: Discover UNC 11/15
    • CU Denver: Preview Day 11/8
  • Scholarships:
    • The Daniels Fund Scholarship
    • Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zRYCSM5CfvRrllC6Q4GwTv6-JVL2FfsoAn1DHP7EtDM/edit#

All School

  • JVA Inclement Weather Policy
  • Picture Retakes 10/30 RSVP Needed
  • Parent/guardian and Student members needed for Focus Group on School Improvement 11/14

Middle School

  • Cancelled:  WOW: Cottonwood Farms in Boulder County 10/30

High School

  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for October
  • Warren Tech Application Opens 10/29

TAG

  • Another week of Awesome Performance!
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Careers in Auto Mechanics

Counseling Corner

  • October is National Bullying Awareness Month
  • Warren Tech Application
  • Great Opportunities:
    • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    • Colorado School of Mines Intro to Petroleum Course
  • College Planning/Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • Colorado State University: October Twilight Tours (every Tuesday night in October)
    • University of Northern Colorado: Discover UNC 11/15
    • CU Denver: Preview Day 11/8
  • Scholarships:
    • The Daniels Fund Scholarship
    • Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zRYCSM5CfvRrllC6Q4GwTv6-JVL2FfsoAn1DHP7EtDM/edit#

All School

  • JVA Inclement Weather Policy
  • Picture Retakes 10/30 RSVP Needed
  • Parent/guardian and Student members needed for Focus Group on School Improvement 11/14

Middle School

  • Cancelled:  WOW: Cottonwood Farms in Boulder County 10/30

High School

  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for October
  • Warren Tech Application Opens 10/29

TAG

  • Another week of Awesome Performance!
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Careers in Auto Mechanics

Counseling Corner

  • October is National Bullying Awareness Month
  • Warren Tech Application
  • Great Opportunities:
    • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    • Colorado School of Mines Intro to Petroleum Course
  • College Planning/Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • Colorado State University: October Twilight Tours (every Tuesday night in October)
    • University of Northern Colorado: Discover UNC 11/15
    • CU Denver: Preview Day 11/8
  • Scholarships:
    • The Daniels Fund Scholarship
    • Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zRYCSM5CfvRrllC6Q4GwTv6-JVL2FfsoAn1DHP7EtDM/edit#

All School

  • JVA Inclement Weather Policy
  • Picture Retakes 10/30 RSVP Needed
  • Parent/guardian and Student members needed for Focus Group on School Improvement 11/14

Middle School

  • Cancelled:  WOW: Cottonwood Farms in Boulder County 10/30

High School

  • High School On Campus Staff Schedule for October
  • Warren Tech Application Opens 10/29

TAG

  • Another week of Awesome Performance!
  • LEAP Workshops for Credit: Careers in Auto Mechanics

Counseling Corner

  • October is National Bullying Awareness Month
  • Warren Tech Application
  • Great Opportunities:
    • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    • Colorado School of Mines Intro to Petroleum Course
  • College Planning/Information:
    • JVA College Planning Calendar 2019-20
    • Colorado State University: October Twilight Tours (every Tuesday night in October)
    • University of Northern Colorado: Discover UNC 11/15
    • CU Denver: Preview Day 11/8
  • Scholarships:
    • The Daniels Fund Scholarship
    • Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship
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