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Spiders are often over-feared and misunderstood. When a spider web and huge “Charlotte” appear in the yard you might turn them into family STEAM activities at home (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Adults and children can … more
Standley Lake sophomore Jack Knight was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, an incurable genetic disease that causes muscle weakness and eventually robs patients of their ability to walk, move … more
Three years ago, Mitchell Elementary in Golden became a K-5 school, shifting its sixth graders over to Bell Middle School. The move has been a good one, Mitchell Principal Samantha Hollman said. “It strengthened our K-5 curriculum,” she … more
It took 12 rounds to dwindle the 13 contestants in the Arvada Harvest Festival Spelling Bee to one champion, then several rounds to break the third-place tie Saturday. Cheyenne Trujillo, 10, won first place after Dutch Neuweiler, 9, incorrectly … more
Standley Lake High School freshmen Kaitlyn McCubbins and Delaney Huetson stood among classmates Sept. 1, watching as BMX rider Coco Zurita repeatedly launched from the half-pipe set up in the school’s parking lot. “There was a really cool guy … more
Lots of hustle and bustle on the Colorado School of Mines campus was going on during the third week of August as students were getting ready for classes to begin on Aug. 22. Aug. 16 and 18 were move-in days when all first-year, transfer and … more
History was made at the Arvada Campus of Red Rocks Community College recently, when the newly rebuilt facility became the first community college in the nation to offer a master’s degree program. Ed Perlmutter recognized the significance and … more
Back to school shopping for a family can be daunting, but imagine shopping for 5,500 students. The Action Center, a Lakewood-based nonprofit, does just that on an annual basis. Aided by a small army of volunteers, and a lot of corporate and … more
Students at Stott Elementary School got the VIP treatment for their first day of school on Aug. 18, complete with the Arvada West High School marching band and cheerleaders. “We really … more
The 2016 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) test results for science and social studies were released last week. The tests, conducted last April, tested fifth, eighth and 11th graders in science, and a sampling of fourth and seventh … more
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