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Jefferson County school district data highlights need for longer lunch times

A Nov. 13 presentation to the Board of Education from leaders with the district’s Food & Nutrition Services sparked some board members to call for a change in how much time students have to eat … more

With Jefferson County bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events … more

Schooley and Miller take Jeffco school board races

Election results in at 10:09  a.m. Nov. 8 showed Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was victorious over Rob Applegate, and Susan Miller over Joan Chávez-Lee … more

WPS head Swanson wins state education honors

Westminster Public School’s superintendent Pamela Swanson has been picked as the 2020 Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives. Swanson, a one-time principal in … more

Presidential award bestowed upon STEM lab teacher

When Jina Bradford finished second grade, she knew she wanted to become a teacher when she grew up. The Colorado native went on to achieve her goal, and has been teaching young children for nearly 16 … more

Bollman renovations give career programs a lift

The auto repair lab at Thornton’s Bollman Technical Center, with numerous bays and lifts and brand new sets of tools, is the envy of professional shops, according to the school’s students. “It … more

Applications for $1 million innovation fund now open to students

For two years now the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund has invited school district staff to apply for a portion of a $1 million fund to support creative ideas. And this year, thanks to some … more

Susan Miller, Candidate for Jeffco School Board District 4

Profession: School district and financial adviser, former WRHS PTSA President Contact: millerforjeffcostudents.com and www.facebook.com/Miller4Students and susan@millerforjeffcostudents.com Why are … more

Joan Chávez-Lee, Candidate for Jeffco School Board District 4

Profession: Retired teacher and school administrator Contact: jchavezleeforjeffcoschools.com or llaves81@yahoo.com Why are you seeking this office? As a former Jeffco teacher and principal, and as a … more

Stephanie Schooley, Candidate for Jefferson County School Board District 3

Profession: Executive Director for a higher education nonprofit City: Lakewood Contact: www.stephanieschooleyforjeffcoschools.com Why are you seeking this office? All children can succeed if they are … more

Rob Applegate, Jefferson County School Board District 3 candidate

Profession: Research and Analysis Associate Director City/neighborhood: Applewood Contact: www.applegateforjeffcokids.com and rob@applegateforjeffcokids.com Why are you seeking this office? I was … more

Meet Joan Chávez-Lee, District 4 candidate for school board

Before Joan Chávez-Lee was a Jeffco principal, she was a Jeffco parent. She was raising her kindergarten-aged daughter on her own when, inspired by how impactful her daughter’s teacher was, … more

Meet Susan Miller, District 4 candidate for school board

Lakewood resident Susan Miller has two distinct backgrounds: a longtime finance professional, she has worked as an investment banker and company vice president; and a mother of four former Jeffco … more

Olde Town shops transform into student art show

Last weekend the businesses of Olde Town became a widespread, eclectic art gallery as 18 stores displayed student artwork for the Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. The contest was an effort by the … more

Three-time summer reading champion shares secrets to success

Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading program is nothing new. But every year, there’s something different to look forward to, said marketing manager Cindy Matthews - whether it’s … more

Local conference to give ‘grandparenting’ tips for the 21st century

After nearly 200 grandparents attended Arvada’s first grand-parenting conference in 2018, Arvada resident Pat Whiteley and her co-planners will bring back the conference for its second year on … more

Jefferson County marching bands face off

Marching bands big and small stepped onto the field as part of the Jeffco Marching Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The Bulldogs won the Class 2A title performing … more

Meet Rob Applegate, candidate for school board

Rob Applegate says the things from his elementary school years which stands out to him include the connections he made with classmates, but also the hard work his mother put in behind the scenes. … more

Meet Stephanie Schooley, candidate for school board

As former president and current member of the Stober Elementary PTA, Stephanie Schooley has spent years brainstorming ways the PTA can help its community improve. But she’s also put a special … more

District talks tactics to engage ‘kids on the outer circle’

Since 2018-2019 data came back for the school district’s Make Your Voice Heard Survey — with 20.4% of middle schoolers and 16.3% of high schoolers saying they do not feel safe at school — … more
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