School & District News
Our fifth Centaurus Academic Support Fund (CASF) fundraising campaign kicks off October 15th! The purpose of CASF is to directly support academics at Centaurus, providing materials, equipment, student support services, and enriching academic opportunities for students. We have a fundraising goal of $25,000 this fall.
All families are encouraged to donate at an amount meaningful to them - no amount is too big or small! All donations are 100% tax deductible and directly benefit Centaurus HIgh School academic programs. We hope you will consider making a donation during our three week campaign. Please watch for an emailed invitation to participate or visit this link and help us reach our goal!
Each year Centaurus High School recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of our students by awarding academic letters. We are excited to honor 450 of our current students who earned this award last year. Please check this link to see the full recipient list and award requirements.
Students were notified and asked to pick up their recognition items this week. Students who did not yet pickup their award should stop by the Counseling office next week.
Please join us in congratulating these students for their hard work and accomplishment last year!
Each year the National Merit Scholarship Corporation identifies approximately 50,000 program participants with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores (the index is calculated by doubling the sum of the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Test scores of the qualifying test).
Congratulations to our students who have been recognized in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The following students are honored for their academic promise:
National Merit Scholarship Commended Students
National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists
Of the approximately 50,000 honorees, about 16,000 were chosen as Semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring.
On September 21st the team reached its pinnacle event, competing in the Region 3 competition at Highland Hills GC in Greeley, CO. The team consisted of Asa, Matthew, Jeffery and Jamison. Asa and Matthew were each competing in their second regional competition while Jeffery and Jamison each were competing in their first regional event.
Asa led the team with a 76, finishing in 6th overall and qualifying for the 4A state competition. Matthew finished second on the team shooting an 82 and was first alternate for the state championship.
Asa represented Centaurus High School at the State Championship on October 4th and 5th. He played two inspired rounds of golf, scoring a 78 and a 73 respectively for a total of 151 and finished tied for 23rd (25th) place in the State... Congratulations to Asa for a great performance!
For over ten years, BVSD’s Food Services Department has been working hard to support children’s health by providing fresh nutritious food in schools every day. This past summer, the Food Services team took that work a step further by working to address a little-known but potentially serious threat hiding in plain sight - sesame.
A long-time dream of BVSD’s librarians is finally a reality. With a recent vote by its city council, Lafayette became the latest city in Boulder Valley to implement Student 1, ensuring that most Boulder Valley School District students will have access to age-appropriate local library databases at school, home and the library, without even having to get a library card
Students learn at their own pace and may require various levels of support. Honing in on each individual student's needs is a key component of the All Together for All Students Strategic Plan, specifically our first strategic theme: Challenging, engaging and relevant instruction, which aims to provide all students with a tiered system of academic supports. To accomplish this goal, schools throughout the district have taken the lead in creating new programs and strategies to address those students that may be struggling.
There is no doubt that bullying is and has been a worldwide problem for generations. That is why Boulder Valley School District is stepping up to do everything they can to stop bullying once and for all.
Tackling the issues around climate change and environmental sustainability can’t happen by just one person or one school. It will take our whole community working towards common goals
Boulder Valley School District broke new ground last year, becoming the first school district in Colorado to announce plans to test every kindergartner for dyslexia.