Grant helps rebuild school library after unprecedented challenges

During the pandemic, the Monarch High School library sat unused. Books sat dusty and uncatalogued and, perhaps more importantly, went out of date. Things got worse when the Marshall Fire struck—the Monarch community was disproportionally affected, and many books that students checked out were lost in the fire. As schools resumed in-person learning, Katherine Croasdale set to work fixing the library.

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How a former BVSD student is shaping the future of healthcare

Boulder High School graduate Adriana Aguirre, a recipient of the Earl & Barbara Bolton scholarship, represents the future of nursing with her big dreams of diversifying the industry and providing culturally competent care to her patients.

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Higher property taxes don’t provide extra funding for public education

As homeowners in our community see their property values and tax bills increase, many may assume the additional funds are flowing into our public schools. They’re not wrong – but increases in local property taxes don’t equate to increases in funding for the Boulder Valley School District. The reality of how school funding works is more complex.

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2024 Impact Awards honor dedicated BVSD educators

We host the Impact Awards each year to honor educators across the Boulder Valley School District. Recognizing their dedication is essential, as they play a vital role in providing excellent and equitable education to all students. While we’re only able to recognize a small number of BVSD educators at the Impact Awards, we value and appreciate the hard work and dedication of every educator across BVSD.

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Sara McIntosh honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Sara says her life’s mission is empowering others, particularly children who are still learning how to find their own way in the world. Interventionists like McIntosh play a crucial role in ensuring young readers who struggle get on track before they fall too far behind. McIntosh, who goes above and beyond for her students, was recently awarded the 2024 Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Fairview High School’s Ash Mattys receives Imogene Maxon New Teacher Award

Unlike most first-year teachers who join the profession directly after college, Mattys delayed getting her degree so she could see the world instead. She’s now an English Language Arts teacher at Fairview High School and the winner of the 2024 Imogene Maxon New Teacher Award.

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Announcing our 2024 scholarship recipients

This year we awarded over $53,500 in scholarships for Boulder Valley School District graduates, including $28,500 in scholarship renewals for 16 students and over $25,000 to 8 graduating seniors in the Class of 2024.

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From park ranger to education advocate: Meet volunteer Rich Smith

Rich Smith, a dedicated volunteer with Impact on Education, has committed his life to educating, both inside the classroom and beyond. From his early days as a park ranger teaching the tenets of environmental stewardship to youth mentoring and coaching, Smith’s career journey reflects a profound passion for fostering learning opportunities and supporting underserved communities.

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An innovative approach to improving teenage mental health

Tess Amer, a mental health advocate at Fairview High School, knows the pressures Boulder’s teenagers face firsthand. As a licensed counselor and certified teacher, she oversees the school’s Wellness Center, a cozy and calming space that welcomes teenagers seeking mental health support.

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