Category Archives: GSV Leadership

Leadership Retreat

The Grassroots St. Vrain leadership team retreated to the mountains this fall for a focused two-day session to hone its strategy for work to come in 2016, as well as refine its statements of vision and mission. The team started … Continue reading

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New GSV Board Member

Hadley Solomon is joining the GSV board as Vice President. Hadley and her family moved to SVVSD in 2008, before any of her kids were in school. She now has four children attending SVVSD schools and has been actively involved … Continue reading

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GSV Co-Founder Honored with Pacesetter Award

  Laura McDonald, GSV co-founder, was honored with the Daily Camera’s 2014 Boulder County Pacesetter in Education Award. The work of Grassroots St. Vrain and Leadership St. Vrain was celebrated at a luncheon attended by an impressive list of people … Continue reading

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GSV Learns from Other Schools and Districts

This year, GSV made an effort to learn more about other districts to  begin to understand common interest and needs of Colorado Schools.  In doing so, we visited Tollgate Elementary School in Aurora and Elizabeth School District. In January, Grassroots … Continue reading

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Parent Group Visits

Thank you SVVSD schools for your responses and enthusiasm about our “class size” video!   This Fall, we enjoyed visiting and presenting to 23 schools in our district and appreciated your thoughtful questions and interest in learning about how class … Continue reading

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Leadership St. Vrain Earns National and International Recognition

Leadership St. Vrain was co-founded by John Poynton, SVVSD Communication Director, and Laura McDonald, SVVSD parent, in the Fall of 2009. Since that time nearly 250 SVVSD community members have been through the program which is designed to help stakeholders … Continue reading

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Celebrating Parent Leaders LSV 2014

Since 2009, Leadership St. Vrain (LSV) has “graduated” five classes of committed parents and community leaders that chose to be involved in LSV with the goal of making our School District a better place to live, work and learn. LSV … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Grassroots St. Vrain!

In 2008, Grassroots St. Vrain began our community work to support education and share information as widely as possible throughout St. Vrain communities. We started as a group of parents concerned about staffing and program cuts at our respective schools.  We have … Continue reading

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Let’s Keep the Momentum Going!

Grassroots St. Vrain is dedicated to informing our community about state and local funding issues that affect our schools.  Like any charitable organization, we have expenses for doing our work, such as printing costs, table rentals at community events, and … Continue reading

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Leadership St. Vrain Takes Root

Leadership St. Vrain (LSV) was established in the Fall of 2009 as an annual training program for parents and other stakeholders in the St. Vrain Valley School District.  Members meet once a month to learn about the “business of education”. … Continue reading

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