Coming Up

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Important Info:

Aug 12 - Classroom Placements available in Infinite Campus (grade 1-5)
 
Aug 14 - Meet the Teacher, 3:00-4:00
 
Aug 17 - 1st Day of School - NOT a late start day
  • All 1st - 5th grade
Aug 17, 18, 19 - Kindergarten Schedule
  • Last name A-L will attend 7:50-10:45
  • Last name M-Z will attend 11:50-2:50
Aug 19 - Kindergarten Class Placements available
 
Aug 22 - 1st full day for all Kindergarten students
 
Sep 1 - Back to School Night - 5:00-6:30 (see email for more information)
 
Sep 5 - No School, Labor Day

 

Front of Louisville Elementary School

The story of the bell...

The iconic bell in front of Louisville Elementary School has become a hallmark of many first and last day of school photos, but did you know the history of the bell dates back over 140 years?

The Louisville History Museum researched the history of the bell and shared their findings with us. It is strongly believed the bell dates back to 1881, which is the year that the Louisville Grade School at Spruce and Jefferson opened. This is now the site of Memory Square Park. Local historian Carolyn Conarroe did research and states in her book "Louisville Legends" that the bell dates back to 1881. Also, the bell can be seen in the school's bell tower in historic photos that are from before 1903, which is the year that the school was remodeled and enlarged. This makes the bell one of the oldest artifacts from Louisville's history, as Louisville was founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1882. The bell was manufactured by Goulds Mfg. Co. of Seneca Falls, NY. It is 33 inches in diameter and weighs approximately 700 pounds. When Louisville Elementary School opened its doors in 1964, the bell was relocated to the front of the building. Now our community can enjoy this piece of Louisville history each time they visit our school!

Read more about the history of the Louisville Grade School, the famous bell, and the construction of Louisville Elementary School by reading the Fall 2021 edition of the Louisville Historian. 

Louisville Historian Fall 2021

District and School News

Centaurus

With the impact of the pandemic on learning evident, the team at Centaurus High School decided it was time to try something new. They needed to proactively find the students that were struggling. So the team intently focused on enhancing their Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), a framework that uses data to identify which students might need more support, and then tailoring that support to meet their specific needs.

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Facilities team members provide authentic expertise and experiences for TEC students

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.

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‘This is what we train for’  BVSD athletic trainers are prepared for a gamut of medical emergencies

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.

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BVSD Instructional Model: A consistent model of instruction

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.

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Industry certifications open doors for students, build resumes

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. 

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