Principal’s Update & Important Dates
We had such an amazing time celebrating the STEAM learning in LaunchED at our Family STEAM Night this past Wednesday.  Over 100 students and families joined us for a plethora of STEAM activities including robotics, live science experiments and more. Thank you to Sherry Legrand and our staff for all their hard work to make this night such a success!

~Julie Read, Principal, LaunchED Virtual Academy

🚀 Jan 16-23: ACCESS Testing
🚀 Jan 24: LaunchED Family STEAM Night (see below for more details)
🚀 Feb 7: LaunchED PLC/Late Start
🚀 Feb 5-9: LaunchED Virtual Academy Teacher/Parent Conferences
🚀 Feb 14: Practice SAT and Practice PSAT for 9th-11th grade (online!)

LaunchED Photos of the Week

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A group of 5 people holding up images of their microbiome projects.

Last night we hosted our 2nd Annual LaunchED Virtual Family STEAM Night at the SVVS Innovation Center.  Over 100 students and families joined us for a plethora of STEAM activities including learning about microbiomes with Jennifer Fouquier of CU Anschutz, participating in the state wide Microplastics Project with Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza of Ocean First Institute, and playing a game to learn about greenhouse gases and Earth’s temperature led by CU’s Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences’ graduate students. In addition, our K-12 students created their own pottery led by Anna Freeman, our LaunchED Art teacher, and enjoyed activities on the Mobile Innovation Lab related to our K-12 PollinEERING a Pollinator Habitat design challenge. Thank you to all of our community partners, Innovation Center and LaunchED staff, and our wonderful students and families for making it such a fun and engaging STEAM event!

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LaunchED Parent and Teacher Conferences February 5th-9th

Please take a moment to sign up for our Spring parent-teacher conferences. These conferences allow parents and teachers to connect and talk about their child’s progress, answer questions and talk about future planning for your child.

You can sign up for conferences at this link:

Nominate an Educator for Teacher of the Year!

We have an incredible team of teachers in our school (including our interventionist and counselor!). Our teachers embrace innovation and compassion in equal measure–and they understand how to honor where a student is as a learner and help them see what they can be as they grow. And to teach online is truly magical, to build relationships through a screen that feel even more authentic and connected is a super power all of our teachers possess.

Please help recognize a teacher in LaunchED Virtual Academy by nominating a teacher who you believe exemplifies excellence for a Teacher of the Year Award. Visit St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation’s website at for the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 11:45 pm.

Our admin team, Julie Read and Nannette McMurtry, can help you gather any information you need to fill out this nomination form–you can reach them via email or call the office. Thank you for all the ways you honor our teachers in LaunchED!

New Club/Team Opportunity!

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Do you love learning about different online tools and resources? Do you like helping people problem solve their tech issues? Do you want to help teach students that are new to LaunchED how to use tools like Schoology or Notability? Then, the Tech Team is for you! Please fill out this interest form below! This team is open to students in 4th-12th grades. This team is an online-only team (we will not meet in person).

Link to Student Tech Team Interest Form (students you must be logged in to your SVVSD account to see the form)

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Attention Students (and parents)!

Please make sure that your iPad is updated to the latest iOS. We recommend checking weekly to see if there is a new update for your iPad’s operating system. So many apps and websites for LaunchED rely on these updates.

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