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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,
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!


Happy Tuesday!

 

Did you have a relaxing three-day weekend? We hope so! There are plenty of activities to fill the shortened week. For more details, please read this edition of the Otter News.

Otter News - February 19, 2019

All School

  • Shoe Drive Fundraiser results
  • February Fun Event: Movie at JVA this Friday
  • Make Your Voice Heard Survey Ends this Friday
  • Family-Teacher Conferences 2/28

Middle School

  • WOW Wednesday Trip to State Capitol February 20

High School

  • Prom Dress Exchange March 9
  • Jeffco Foothills Parks and Rec Job Fair February 24

TAG Program

  • LEAP Workshop #12: Consumer Protection February 19

Part Time

  • Make Your Voice Heard Survey Closes This Friday
  • Family-Teacher Conferences 2/28

Counseling Corner

  • February is Black History Month
  • SWENext Community Award
  • Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program
  • Employment Opportunities: Jeffco Foothills Parks and Rec
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • University of Northern Colorado Future Teacher Conference
  • 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
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Scholarship
  • Outdoor Lab Leader Scholarship

Have a great week!


Happy Monday!

 

The Make Your Voice Heard Survey for students opens today. The student survey gives you a chance to tell your principal and teachers what you think about your school. We encourage all students (full time and part time) to complete the survey. Instructions on how to access the survey are in the Otter News. This week's edition also includes:

Otter News - February 11,2019

All School

  • 5 Days Left for the Shoe Drive Fundraiser and we’ve only collected 14 bags of shoes!
  • Student Panel Volunteers Were Amazing!
  • Make Your Voice Heard Survey Opens Today
  • February Fun Event: Movie at JVA RSVP Needed
  • Presidents’ Day is Feb 18th
  • Family-Teacher Conferences 2/28
  • Colorado Book and Arts Festival at the Arvada Center

High School

  • SAT Update: Register for the Optional Essay by February 12

TAG Program

  • LEAP Workshop #11: Credit and Debt February 12
  • SAT Update: Register for the Optional Essay by February 12

Part Time

  • Make Your Voice Heard Survey Opens Today!
  • Family-Teacher Conferences 2/28

Counseling Corner

  • Happy Valentine’s Day
  • Warren Tech 2019/2020 Application is open
  • SWENext Community Award
  • Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program
  • Employment Opportunities: Jeffco Foothills Parks and Rec
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • Colorado State University
  • Front Range Community College Pathways Day
  • Celebration of Teaching Scholarship
  • Work Ethic Scholarship Program
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Scholarship
  • MCA Denver Failure Award Scholarship
  • Outdoor Lab Leader Scholarship

Have a great week!


Happy Monday!

 

Welcome to February!  Saturday was Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow!  According to legend, that means Spring will arrive 6 weeks early. Spring Semester is always busy so be sure to read the weekly Otter News for important information. This edition includes:

Otter News - February 4, 2019

All School

  • Volunteers Needed for Student Panel
  • February Fun Event: Movie at JVA
  • Time is Running Out for the Shoe Drive Fundraiser
  • Make Your Voice Heard Survey
  • Family-Teacher Conferences 2/28
  • 2nd Semester Fun Events

Middle School

  • Did you remember to get the Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

High School

  • Class of 2019 Graduation Details

TAG Program

  • LEAP Workshop #10: Saving 2/5

Part Time

  • Enrollment for 2019/2020
  • Make Your Voice Heard Survey
  • Family-Teacher Conferences 2/28

Counseling Corner

  • Early Spring is Coming!
  • Warren Tech 2019/2020 Application is open
  • SWENext Community Award
  • Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program
  • Employment Opportunities: Jeffco Foothills Parks and Rec
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Northern Colorado Future Teachers Conference
  • Front Range Community College Pathways Day
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Scholarship
  • MCA Denver Failure Award Scholarship
  • Outdoor Lab Leader Scholarship

Have a great week!


Happy Snowy Monday (AGAIN)!

 

Let’s be positive! At least we had good weather for the weekend and snowy weather makes for great studying weather! For details on the activities at JVA this week, check out the Otter News.  This edition also includes:

Otter News - January 28, 2019

All School

  • Volunteers Needed for student panel
  • New! Student Contest for Shoe Drive Fundraiser
  • From the School Nurse
  • For JVA English Language Learners Only!

Middle School

  • Permission Slip Required!
  • Book Purchase Notice

High School

  • Career Explore Internship Meeting 1/30

TAG Program

  • LEAP Workshop #9: Budgeting with Junior Achievement 1/29
  • Strategy for Success

Part Time

  • Online GT Classes for Middle School Students

Counseling Corner

  • Happy New Year Otters
  • Warren Tech 2019/2020 Application is open
  • SWENext Community Award
  • Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
  • MCA Denver Failure Award Scholarship
  • Outdoor Lab Leader Scholarship

Have a great week!


Happy Snowy Monday!


On the bright side, there’s only 56 days until Spring so let's  enjoy the snow while it's here! Our January Fun Event is this Friday at the Belmar Ice Skating rink. Join students, families and staff for some laughs and comradery! For more details on this week’s JVA activities, check out the Otter News.  This edition also includes:

Otter News - January 22, 2019

All School

  • Course Add/Drop Dates & Consequences
  • January Fun Event: Ice Skating at Belmar
  • School Accountability Meeting: 1/25
  • JVA Shoe Drive Fundraiser: Otters Wear Shoes!
  • JVA's Student Council is filling positions 2nd semester and we’re recruiting!

Middle School

  • First Semester Honor Roll
  • TED Talks

High School

  • First Semester Honor Roll
  • Warren Tech Open House
  • New Date and Location for 11th Grade SAT Test
  • Rocky Mountain Youth Summit

TAG Program

  • New Date and Location for 11th Grade SAT Test

Part Time

  • Did you Skip the ALL SCHOOL Section?

Counseling Corner

  • Happy New Year Otters
  • Course Add/Drop Dates & Consequences
  • Warren  Tech Open House
  • Warren Tech 2019/2020 Application is open
  • CareerWise Apprenticeship Fair
  • SWENext Community Award
  • Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program
  • A Day Without Hate Student Planners Needed
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Scholarship
  • MCA Denver Failure Award Scholarship
  • Outdoor Lab Leader Scholarship

Have a great week!

 


 Happy Monday!

 

Welcome to the first full week of second semester. Let’s get settled in and focused. On-Campus time start this week. For more details on the week’s JVA activities, check out the Otter News.  This edition also includes:

Otter News - January 14, 2019

All School

  • On-Campus Days Start This Week
  • Course Add/Drop Dates & Consequences
  • Check Your JVA Sem 2 Schedule
  • January Fun Event: Ice Skating at Belmar
  • National Western Stock Show
  • JVA Shoe Drive Fundraiser: What’s A Micro Enterprise?
  • JVA's Student Council is filling positions 2nd semester and we’re recruiting!

Middle School

  • WOW Wednesday, January 16

High School

  • New Date and Location for 11th Grade SAT Test

TAG Program

  • Don’t Forget the New Schedule

Part Time

  • Did you Skip the ALL SCHOOL Section?
  • Final Semester 1 Grades / Second Semester Schedule

Counseling Corner

  • Happy New Year Otters
  • How to View Your Grades From Semester 1
  • Your Semester 2 Schedule and Courses
  • Warren Tech 2019/2020 Application is open
  • CareerWise Apprenticeship Fair
  • SWENext Community Award
  • Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program
  • A Day Without Hate Student Planners Needed
  • Employment Opportunities
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar
  • Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado Scholarship
  • MCA Denver Failure Award Scholarship
  • Outdoor Lab Leader Scholarship

Have a great week!


Welcome Back!  

 

We are so excited to start the second semester. By now students, parents and teachers are in the online groove and this semester typically is not so overwhelming. Spring Semester also brings many exciting events at JVA including our 10th Anniversary Celebration, the Spring Dance and Graduation. Students should be able to see their JVA schedule in Family Portal and their courses in Schoology this morning. For more details on how to view schedules and what to do if you have questions, please read this week’s Otter News.  This edition also includes:​​​​​​​

Otter News - January 9, 2019

All School

  • Notable January Dates
  • Second Semester 2019—Start Strong
  • Check Your JVA Schedule
  • Semester 1 Final Grades are Posted
  • Shoe Drive Fundraiser: Now through February 15

Middle School

  • WOW Wednesday, January 16

High School

  • New Date and Location for 11th Grade SAT Test
  • On-Campus time starts January 17, 2019

TAG Program

  • Don’t Forget the New Schedule

Part Time

  • Final Semester 1 Grades
  • Second Semester Schedule

Counseling Corner

  • Happy New Year Otters
  • How to View Your Schedule
  • Warren Tech 2019/2020 Application is open
  • A Day Without Hate Student Planners Needed
  • 2018-2019 College Planning Calendar

Have a great week!


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