Winner of Longmont science fair finds that playing video games just before bedtime prevents sleep

The winner of the grand prize at an elementary school science fair discovered that, while video games immediately before bedtime can be detrimental to sleep patterns, ceasing to play an hour before going to bed can be as good as not playing at all.

SCHS Mardi Gras

The SCHS Education Foundation raises money for our students, classrooms, teachers, and for the benefit of our future Raptors. One of the ways they do this is by having a yearly online silent auction.  There is NO FEE to browse or bid on almost 200 LOCAL businesses that are offering Gift Cards to NUMEROUS restaurants, Gift Cards to businesses, product such as Otterbox, IPL or Microneedling, Hot Air Balloon Rides for 1, 2, or 4 people, Teeth Whitening, Fitness, Automobile Care, etc.

Exercise and the Brain

Parents and Guardians,

The specialist team (Art, PE, and MESA) had the opportunity to take a book study this fall called SPARK written by John Ratey.  It is an excellent book with some incredible information.  This book focuses on the importance of exercise and how it enhances brain functions.  While reading this book, we decided to work collaboratively on a unit that centered around the amazing concept of how exercise positively influences our brains.  

Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting

We will be having an information meeting for incoming kindergarten parents on Wednesday, December 2nd from 5:30-6:30pm in the gym.  There will be an overview of Blue Mountain's instructional programming, kindergarten content, expectations and registration information.  We hope to see you there!

Lynx To Movement - October Results

We have completed the first month of our new Lynx to Movement program.  We would like to congratulate Mrs. Glasgow's 5th grade class on being the class winner for October.  They had 75% participation!! AWESOME JOB!  We also chose one student from K-2nd and one student from 3rd-5th who had highest participation and those winners were: Matthew Scogin - 2nd grade (Hayles/Fischer) and Spencer Giles - 4th (Hampton).  Thank you to everyone who participates in this awesome program! 

Student Exchange Program: Student Needs Host Family

My name is Morgan McKibben, and I am the Field Director overseeing Colorado for a student exchange program called Youth For Understanding.  I have a student, Josephine (Josi) from Germany who is in need of a new host family.  She is currently attending Silver Creek High School in Longmont, and has grown to love the town and people in it.  She loves singing, sports, pets, math, stitching and spending time with family and friends.

Turkey Trot is TOMORROW!

Tomorrow is our 6th Annual Turkey Trot!  We are so excited!!  Just a reminder that students shirts will be in their classrooms tomorrow morning.  We also wanted to remind everyone to have your students wear tennis shoes, comfortable clothing such as sweat pants and long sleeve shirts and/or sweatshirts.  Please remember NO snow boots, pajamas or clothing not conducive to running.  Also, no Uggs, flip flops, crocs etc.  You will want to make sure your student has a water bottle and have them come ready to run and have a GREAT TIME!

Trick-or-Treat Street

Hello Parents


Every year Silver Creek Student Senate hosts an event in which we invite elementary school students to Silver Creek High School to participate in Trick-or-Treat Street. Trick-or Treat Street is a carnival where students can win prizes and games in carnival activities and Trick-or-Treat with the clubs and sports at Silver Creek High School. 


We invite you to come by Silver Creek (4901 Nelson Rd, Longmont) between 5-7 on October 31st to participate in the games and activities. 



Celebrating 5 Years as a Green Star School

This week Blue Mountain Elementary celebrated 5 years as a Green Star School.  We had Dr. Haddad, St. Vrain Valley Schools Superintendent and County Commissioner Deb Gardner here to celebrate on Wednesday.  Continuing this week and into next week Eco-Cycle will have activities set up for students at recess and refresher presentations in the classrooms. Thank you all for your support and for helping us to achieve this milestone.

Science Fair Chairperson Needed


Lynx PTO is looking for a Science Fair Chairperson.  Responsibilities will include coordinating the Science Fair as well as recruiting and organizing judges, many of whom will have judged previous Science Fair’s.  Prior Science Fair Chair is willing to provide support and guidance when and where needed.  If you are interested in this position please email: