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'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

Adams 12 voters could decide fate of ELEVATE

A new five-year master plan that shows how the schools in Adams 12 Five Star District can operate and improve is not linked to a property tax increase proposal on November’s ballot, according to … more

Test scores boost Westminster past state sanctions

Officials at Westminster Public Schools breathed a sigh of relief Aug. 24, learning that their test scores had improved enough to have increased their state rating. “We’ve been working very hard, … more

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as … more

Tides turning in Jefferson County

Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more

Hardwired to learn in Jeffco

A couple hundred Jeffco Public Schools high schoolers attended the second annual Jeffcon on Jan. 25. Jeffcon is a conference specifically geared toward the students to give them the opportunity to … more

Jeffco board raises eyebrows

It only took until the first full meeting of the new Jefferson County School Board for fears to be renewed about changes the new board will make. New board president Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams outvoted Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill … more

FCA students donate food to the hungry

An annual food drive doubles as an opportunity to teach generosity of spirit at Faith Christian Academy. For a second year, the entire school gathered donations together to send to Community Table … more

Jeffco students, staff honored as heroes in overcoming adversity

When Adrena Rocha was a freshman at Arvada High School she was more interested in partying than coming to school. She described herself as a “lost child,” her lowest point being when she ran away … more

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override … more

Program provides therapy within schools

Community Reach Center in Adams County is extending services to meet the needs of students in area school districts through the school-based therapy program. The program provides counseling … more

Westminster students to compete in Science Bowl

Students from Woodrow Wilson Charter Academy in Westminster will compete Feb. 2 in the regional competition of the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl. Teams of four students face off in … more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Jeffco’s 4-H seeks help for dog project

Jefferson County’s 4-H program isn’t just for youth who are enveloped by foothills or surrounded by an agrarian lifestyle. The youth development program also offers a dog training program which may peak the interest of some of Colorado’s more … more

High school business students get ‘a jumpstart on life’

Westminster’s newest entrepreneurs are self-motivated and tech-savvy — and they’re also students at Mountain Range High School. Juniors in the school’s branch of the National High School of … more

Jeffco school board legal costs may rise

Jeffco Schools Board of Education's recent hiring of a Colorado Springs attorney Brad A. Miller, could cost the district an additional $90,000 this year. Hired by a 3-2 vote (Ken Witt, Julie … more

Parents, community key in coping with four-day week

When Adams County’s 27J school district decide to move to a four-day student contact week, officials found that one of parents’ biggest concerns was child care for elementary-aged students. … more

Hospital program seeks to hone students’ focus

Mindy Blas knew for a long time that she wanted to work in a hospital, but a familiarity program sponsored by St. Anthony’s North Health campus has helped her zero in on just where where. “I knew … more

School safety task force calls for proactive approach

The goal of the Jefferson County Public Schools’ community safety and security task force recommendations are to move from a reactive to proactive response when it comes to the safety and security … more

Jeffco school district to seek a bond and mill levy this November

The Jefferson Public Schools Board of Education went three for three at its Aug 23 meeting, voicing support for a statewide school funding measure, and also deciding to go for county tax increases as … more
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