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Newsletter from Mrs. Evans - November 15, 2020

Silver Hills Celebrations & Reminders
November 15th, 2020

Upcoming Events

No School for Students Nov. 23rd-Nov.27 (Repeat) for Thanksgiving Break.
Book Fair (Repeat)

The Scholastic Book Fair is here! 

The Fair will be held all online this year and you can start shopping tomorrow! Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards.) This is a great time to get some new books into your home or to think about holiday gifts.

View our school’s Book Fair site and shop November 9th-22nd! 

Our Online Store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/silverhillsmiddleschool

Take a sneak peek at the bookfair here - We can’t wait to “see” you there!


8th Grade Career Fair (Repeat) will be a virtual event for all 8th grade students on Wednesday, Nov. 18th.  Click here for more information about the Career Fair for your 8th grade student.
 

General School Business  

Remote Meal Pick-Up Free breakfast and lunch for students and community youth (ages 1-18) will be available via drive thru or walk up service at multiple locations across the district.

 

Meal pick up will be available every Tuesday and Thursday. The walk-up locations will have 20 minute windows between 1:15 and 2:45 p.m. and each drive-thru location will have a two hour window between 1 and 5 p.m. 

 

Meals for Fall and Winter Break will be served out the week prior to each  district scheduled break. The last day of meal service will be Thursday, Dec. 17. 

 

Specific times and locations can be found at https://www.adams12.org/nutrition or by clicking the image below. 

Safety and Security
 

Instruction
Curbside Library Book Pick Up (Repeat)  The Silver Hills Library is now open for curbside pickup! Students can reserve books by placing a hold on Destiny Discover. Then, come by the school every Monday from 8:30 to 4:30 to pick them up! More details can be found here

Sources of Strength/Positive Action
Sources of Strength Peer Leaders (Repeat) Are you a leader?  Do you want to positively influence your friends and the Silver Hills community? If so, Sources of Strength wants you!  Mrs. Bills and Mrs. Albi are looking for 6th, 7th & 8th grade students to become Peer Leaders.  Peer Leaders are individuals who leverage their personal leadership qualities and their social influence to help prevent bullying, violence, substance abuse and suicide.  Our mission is to spread Hope, Health and Strength and to Break the Silence by focusing on stories of strength, rather than stories of trauma. The Sources of Strength program focuses on Family Support, Positive Friends, Mentors, Healthy Activities, Generosity, Spirituality, Medical Access and Mental Health as protective factors to create positive change within the school community.   We will have an interactive virtual peer leader training on December 9th from 9-11:30.  If interested please fill out this Peer Leader Contract or email Mrs. Bills at bil008077@adams12.org or Mrs. Albi at alb018246@adams12.org.  #SHSourcesStrong. We ARE Sources of Strength!

Counseling Department
Why Kindness Matters Did you know that yesterday, November 14, was National Kindness Day?  We have a soothing video for you to help you remember how to be kind to others, and especially those people that get on our nerves and irritate us! 

Relaxation Video to Remind us to Be Kind

Remember that when we show GENEROSITY and KINDNESS it helps our own mental health, as well.  Keep practicing kindness and you'll become a happier person throughout your whole life!

8th Grade Virtual Career Expo
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
9:00 am- 11:00 am

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

  • 8th grade Students Only

  • Attend Virtual Career Fair

    • 9 am - 11 am

    • Visit 4 company presentations

    • 8th Grade Schedule for today will be:

      • 9:00-9:25am        Session 1 

      • 9:30- 9:55am       Session 2

      • 10:00- 10:25am   Session 3

      • 10:30- 10:55am   Session 4

    • Business Booth List as of 10/22/20 

  • For Help or Clarification 

    • Counselors will be in this google meet to answer any questions that you may have.

    • 8:30am - 11:00am on 11/18/20 

Helpful Information Below:

What is the Career Expo?

  • Yearly Event for ALL Adams County 8th grade students

  • Required Virtual Field Trip for 8th graders

  • Booths about career and postsecondary options

  • Allow 8th grade students to explore career options by talking to people in the field and doing the jobs they are interested in!

CAREER EXPO VIDEO

This will help to understand the Career Expo platform and how to maneuver around the event.

  • Students will will have two hours to visit four booths in 25-minute segments on 11/18/20

Registration

Students can register anytime

  • Students have the directions in their Language Arts Schoology Class

NAVIANCE LESSON

Many! Many! Students still need to complete the Career Research Lesson

  • Lesson is included in the Schoology Assignment for Wed 11/18/20 or in Science

  • In Naviance they will save three careers/clusters/pathways

  • In Naviance they will complete the Career Research Survey

  • Please contact anita.mckiernan@adams12.org for any questions or assistance

Food Drive (Repeat) As we move into November, and start to think about the upcoming holidays, the counseling department will begin the Silver Hills annual holiday food drive.  We will be collecting non-perishable canned foods for our families in need this holiday season.  If you have the ability to provide any donations, such as food or gift cards, it would greatly appreciated. Outside of the gymnasium entrance there will be a box for food drop off.   We will start collecting food items November 9th and collect through December 16th.  Please reach out to the counseling department if you have any questions.

Community News
Free and convenient COVID testing sites available across Colorado 

REMOTE, (Nov. 12, 2020): As demand for COVID-19 testing increases, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment wants to remind Coloradans that there are numerous state-sponsored community  testing sites across the state. They are free, convenient, and do not require a doctor’s note, identification, or insurance. There are more than 50 free community testing sites across the state, as well as dozens of locations offered by private providers. The state’s website has a list of locations.
 

Anyone who needs a test is encouraged to get one. Anyone who has symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate for at least 10 days from onset and until they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the help of medication), and their symptoms are improving. In some more severe cases, medical providers may recommend isolation for longer. Anyone who has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days and get tested seven days after the exposure. A negative test should not release someone quarantine because symptoms might not appear for up to 14 days after exposure.
 

The following community testing sites are free to the public:  

(Many of the sites request advance registration to speed the testing process, but it is not required.) 

  • Federal Heights: Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St. Federal Heights, CO 80260 (parking lot adjacent to W. 90th Ave.)

Open Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m.– 7 p.m.

  • Aurora: Aurora Center for Active Adults, 30 Del Mar Circle Aurora, CO 80010 (in the parking lot) 

Open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

  • Centennial: Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave. Centennial, CO 80111 (east of Arapahoe Road and Peoria Street) 

Open Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m.– 6 p.m.

  • Thornton: City of Thornton Municipal Service Center, 8651 Colorado Blvd. Thornton, CO 80229 (south of the intersection at 88th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard)

Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., and  Saturdays from 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

  • Fountain: 6436 US Highway 85-87 Colorado Springs, CO 80911 (formerly known as the Beckett Event Center)

          Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Falcon/Peyton: Rock Island Regional Trailhead, 7281 McLaughlin Road Peyton, CO 80831

Open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Monument: 25 Jefferson St. Monument, CO 80132 (southwest parking lot at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and N. Jefferson Street in the church rectory)

          Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Colorado Springs: Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive E. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (parking lot just south of JCPenney)

          Open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

  • Mesa County: Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 US-50, Grand Junction, CO 81503

Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

  • Pueblo: State Fairgrounds, 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004 (enter through Gate 4 off Mesa and Gaylord avenues.  

Open Monday-Friday and every second and fourth Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.

The following test sites require advanced registration;

Site 

Address

Site Times

All City Stadium

*South

1495 S Race St., Denver, CO 80210

M, T, W: 11:30 a.m - 5p.m.

Th, F: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning Office & Conference Center

5771 E 1st Ave., Aurora, CO 80011

M, T: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.

W, Th, Fr : 12 - 5 p.m.

Mountain Range HS

12500 Huron St., Westminster, CO 80234

M-F 12 - 5 p.m.

North High School

3125 Eliot St., Denver, CO 80211

M-W: 7 a.m. - 1p.m.

Th, F: 11:30 a.m. - 5p.m.

St. Vrain Valley Schools Innovation Center

33 Quail Road, Longmont, CO 80504

M-F: 12 - 5 p.m.

Instructional Support Facility / Cherry Creek High School 

ISF: 5416 S. Riviera Way Aurora, CO 80015 / CCHS: 4700 South Yosemite St., Greenwood
Village, CO, USA

M: 12 - 5 p.m.

T: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

W, Th: 12 - 5 p.m.

F: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Colorado Mesa University

1280 Cannell Ave.*

M-F 4-5:30 p.m.

Please check out more community testing sites in your area at covidtest.colorado.gov/map

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.