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GOLDEN — The first joint food drive — Cans Around the Campus — put on by Jeffco Public Schools was a great success. More than 5,000 pounds of can food was collected during the week-long event by nine Jeffco high schools: Arvada, Chatfield, … more
Jefferson County Public Schools has a plan to move Long View High School, a small alternative school, into the campus of another larger school for next school year. But parents, students and alumni say doing so would be the demise of the program. … more
The charter for Mountain Phoenix Community School in Wheat Ridge was approved for another three years. The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously March 9 to renew the schools charter application on a three year contract with the … more
The mornings are perhaps the most important time of day in Faye Doverspike’s classroom. That’s when the sixth-grade reading and writing teacher at Pleasant View Elementary School gets to know her 30 students simply as kids. “We bond … more
Jefferson County Public Schools has narrowed down the qualifications for its next superintendent. Throughout February, the district held 13 stakeholder focus groups, five community and six staff forums, and conducted a superintendent profile … more
Staff from the Keystone Policy Center came away from the first meeting on the best way to increase blended learning opportunities — using a digital component for some or all of the instruction — with good and bad news. The good news — there … more
In the process of building a miniature solar-powered car, Bell Middle School students Alicia Crespin, Jacqueline Rossell-Rust and Joanna Toy put their problem-solving skills to the test. “We kept coming up with problems, so we had to find ways … more
New boundaries for elementary schools in Golden have been approved for the 2017-18 school year. Because of the closure of Pleasant View Elementary School — which the Jefferson County Board of Education approved on Feb. 9 — new school boundary … more
Students at Arvada West High School are preparing to visit Nicaragua this summer for a hands-on extension of what they learned in their Advanced Placement Environmental Science class. Jackson Conrad, Hunter Gasper and Harrison Sandusky — all … more
Retired Arvada Police Officer Jim Glasmann is remembered at Jefferson County Schools as starting each day by offering “greetings and salutations” in his booming voice. He is remembered at the Arvada Police department for always being “happy … more
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