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Jeffco sports spring trips, games canceled

In the second week of March, the Wheat Ridge High boys’ baseball team learned that the team’s spring break trip, a tournament in Phoenix, had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A … more

To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would … more

Here's what remote learning looks like in Jeffco

March 12, Jeffco Public Schools announced it would be closing all school buildings the following week, leaving district and school employees a matter of days to ensure that, by March 17, tens of … more

Warren Tech student snowboards for sale after contest

For its seventh year, snowboard company Never Summer is selling boards created by Warren Tech students after about 90 teenagers from the school’s graphic design department competed to submit … more

Students ask council to invest in Lake Arbor project

With its upcoming plans to dredge Lake Arbor and remove excess sediment, the city is considering working a $10,000 proposal into the mix after the proposal’s authors — a sixth-grade class from … more

Local Methodists grapple with national changes

When the Jardine family joined St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch in 2018, they were grateful to have a place where their oldest son would be accepted. Not long before, the then … more

Broomfield withdraws support for Jefferson Parkway

A Feb. 25 city council meeting in Broomfield attracted residents from across the Denver area, with individuals from Arvada, Jefferson County, Longmont, Boulder and Aurora addressing a council that … more

Changing Jeffco school start times would cost millions

Following years of work to establish later start times across the district, the Reimagining Time Task Force, made up of Jeffco parents and district employees, presented to the school board Feb. 5 … more

In Jeffco, a Chromebook for every kid

In a single day, Arvada K-8 student Nicolas Sanchez logs onto his Chromebook in almost every class. The eighth grader accesses online resources during his reading and history classes. He uses his … more

‘Seeing who we’re playing for’

For patients visiting the infusion center at Wheat Ridge’s Lutheran Medical Center, an appointment can mean sitting in the same room for four hours, six hours or even all day, said Janette … more

Sixth-grade science project aims to clean up Lake Arbor

A project that has taken over the entire sixth grade class at Moore Middle School — and will soon find its way into Arvada City Hall — started with one 11-year-old, Zach Ford, while he was on a … more

Fitness company taking off for Arvada native

When Jon Cerf talks about his company Core Progression, he emphasizes one takeaway: his personal training business is more than a personal training business. The gym offers a wide variety of fitness … more

With suicidal ideation high in Jeffco, groups launch community trainings

Before attending a community QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer Training), former educator Cecelia Lange would never have considered directly asking if an individual was feeling suicidal, she … more

District leaders preview four potential changes coming to Jeffco

After dropping their children off at school for the day, about a dozen parents from schools across the area gathered to discuss what their kids are learning every day, the future of the district and … more

Jeffco school enrollment opens for 2020-2021

With 30 to 45 minutes of nightly homework covering almost every subject, sixth grader Oscar Young often finds himself spending more time doing homework after school than his middle- and … more

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English … more

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

Survivalists offer range of options for uncertain future

Castle Rock resident Kiki Bandilla wanted to live a self-reliant life — the kind of life, as she describes it, in which she could sustain herself without depending on “institutions or grocery … 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
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