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Teacher contract, test results prompt budget changes

Student standardized test results came back just in time for the first regular school board meeting on Sept. 5, at which board members pressed for answers on how the district would improve for 2020. … more

Jefferson County’s fourth grade initiative boosts student test scores

After seeing a decrease in the percentage of fourth graders who passed the standardized test CMAS in 2018, district executives felt compelled to make a change. “We targeted support specifically for … more

Back to school

Students from across Adams County returned to classes Aug.15, from kindergarten through 12th grade. At Thornton’s Century Middle School, incoming 6th graders were greeted by 8th grade students … more

Gov. Polis visits Westminster kindergarten

Governor Jared Polis (D) visited Westminster's Cotton Creek Elementary Aug. 14 to mark the beginning of school and the start of the schools full-day kindergarten program. Polis toured the school … more

Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School. more

Back to school in Jeffco: Five things to know

With most Jefferson County students scheduled to return to school on Aug. 14, the district is encouraging members of the school community to stay in the know on important dates, events and tips for … more

Construction wraps on Adams 12 STEM Lab

When students return to Adams District 12’s STEM Lab School next week, they’ll get to spread out a little now that building reconstruction is finished. They’ll also find a school that’s been … more

Teacher survey results provide ‘opportunity to learn from each other’

“This school is led by an effective team.” “I would recommend this school as a good place to work.” “I would recommend this school as a good place for students to learn.” For some … more

Adams 12 breaks ground on new career school

Adams 12’s new career and technical school will feature classes heavy on emergency services and construction when it opens next year. A group of school district and municipal officials were joined … more

Metz Elementary now Metropolitan Arts

Most adults remember learning history in school by reading history books and watching grainy black and white movies on an overhead projector. Math often entailed repeatedly doing times tables charts … more

District considers weekly late start or early release for all schools

After a March survey and June school board meeting, Jeffco Public Schools is considering its next steps for a plan that could set a weekly late start or early release for all of its schools. The … more

Citizens, district dispute amount of Jeffco bond money charters receive

Hundreds of construction projects will be underway at Jefferson County district schools this summer, funded by the $567 million in bond money approved by voters in November. The district previously outlined how that … more

District-wide effort brings cameras, security glass to Jeffco schools

For dozens of district schools, the summer will usher in important security improvements, with 37 schools receiving new security cameras and nine scheduled to have front doors outfitted with … more

Adopting budget and pay raises, board calls for changes in negotiation process

Thursday’s school board meeting found some board members feeling somewhat “backed into a corner,” in the words of board member Brad Rupert, as the board adopted the district budget for … more

Without low-cost adult ed classes, ‘I couldn’t have gone on in school’

It had been 29 years since Aimee Diehl had last taken a math class. Having struggled with math in high school, the Lakewood resident believed the subject would stand in the way of her going to … more

Jeffco school district considering tearing down old Columbine High School

Dear Jeffco Public Schools parents, staff, students, and community members, On April 20, 1999, the Jeffco community was rocked by the then unimaginable school shooting which took the lives of … more

Adams 12 kindergarten registration begins June 10

All non-charter elementary and K-8 schools in the Five Star District will offer free full-day kindergarten beginning next all and check in and registration opens June 10. Adams 12’s online check-in … more

NORTH 0530 Graduations Holy Family HS

Seniors, teachers and family members gathered at the Holy Family’s Mike Gabriel Statium May 23 for graduation and commencment ceremonies for the Class of 2019. In all, 163 students received their … more

Class of 2019 scholarships boost Rotary past $1 million mark

A record 21 recipients propelled the Rotary Club of Westminster’s scholarship program to more than $1 million awarded since it began in the 1990s. This year’s grantees were presented scholarships … more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more
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