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Nerves were high, but so was musicality as 15 Jefferson County high school marching bands took the field for their first performance of the season at the Jeffco Marching Band Festival held Sept. 19 … more
Schools choice, transparency and opportunities for all students were hot topics at the first Jefferson County Board of Education candidate forum held Sept. 13 at Wheat Ridge High School. The forum, presented by Support Jeffco Kids and Arvadans for … more
Every sixth grader in Jefferson County Schools spends a week at one of the districts two outdoor labs, Mt. Evans or Windy Peaks. Soon, those students will be learning in new greenhouse classrooms set for completion this fall. “Our whole mission … more
Teachers, students and alumni of Westminster’s Crown Pointe Academy will celebrate the charter school’s 20th anniversary with  “It’s probably the first charter school in the area,” said Keith Ouweneel, school director. “We might … more
Educator Dianna Henn, who provides instruction to teachers, says the key to learning just about anything else might be learning penmanship. “When you want to remember something, how do you usually do it? You write it down,” said Henn, an … more
Both challengers in the Jefferson County Board of Education race oppose the shift of sixth-graders to middle school and are concerned about the stress school closures brings to a community. “I know the devastation closing Pleasant View caused … more
Two last minute challengers filed to run for Jefferson County Board of Education. Three incumbents, board president Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert will seek reelection for their seats, which they acquired in 2015 after the recall of … more
The goal: To read 30 million minutes for the Jefferson County Library Foundation to donate $500 to the Foothills Animal Shelter. And Jeffco readers far exceeded expectations. The goal was met on July 25, but everybody kept on reading, reaching … more
Thornton High School students returning from summer break came back to the school’s newest addition — a school-based health clinic that was completed over the summer. Students have been involved in the creation of the clinic, including … more
A Horizon High School teacher who focuses on teaching language skills to English language learners is one of seven finalists for the state Teacher of the Year award. Amy Rehberg, a 24-year veteran teacher at Adams 12 Five Star School’s Horizon … more
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