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Warren Tech students go head to head in 48-hour creative jam

As Stuart Compton, game development teacher at Warren Tech, did 4 a.m. rounds at the school Sunday morning, he passed by a team of students and heard various call-outs. “Is this file checked in … more

Pomona High School program builds artists

D’Naya Stone, 16, found her love of the arts by accident. She was placed in a pottery class at Pomona High School — one she didn’t want to be in. But by the end of the first week, she was hooked. Now the is one of almost 200 students in the … more

Leadership stays the same for Jeffco Public Schools

Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon and Ron Mitchell keep their seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education, having won re-election Nov. 7. The three incumbents were elected following the recall of the board majority in 2015. Two challengers, … more

Kids enjoy paper core projects

Families are often looking for ways to recycle and reuse materials instead of throwing them in the trash. Think of how many paper towel and bathroom tissue cores we throw each month. They can be used … more

Cherry Creek band teacher residing in Jeffco arrested on sex assault on a child allegations

A volunteer coach with the Arvada High School Band and part-time band teacher in the Cherry Creek School District was arrested on Jan. 7 on suspicion of having sexual relations with a band student … more

More grads and fewer dropouts in Jefferson County

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released 2016-17 school year graduation, completion, and dropout rates last week. For Jefferson County Public Schools, the news is positive; more students … more

Pennington Elementary shifts to expeditionary learning school

An old school will be teaching students some new tricks at Pennington Elementary School in Wheat Ridge. The school, located at 4617 Independence St., will transition into an expeditionary learning … more

Evening rally against gun violence draws Jeffco students

Golden High School senior Emmy Adams and her friend Kaylee Coffman helped organize a district-wide rally for the Jefferson County Public Schools community, held the evening of March 14, as a … more

Jeffco policy change does not reduce transparency

On Jan. 18, a letter to the editor, “Jeffco gets less transparent for parents,” criticized a school board policy update. We would like to clarify the reasons behind this action. Jefferson County … more

Study shows Red Rocks positive economic impact

Red Rocks Community College creates a positive net impact on the regional economy, according to a recent study of Red Rocks and others in the Colorado Community College System. Results of the study by Economic Modeling Specialists, a leading … more

Dogs help Van Arsdale students learn

Bella, a Labrador retriever, visits Van Arsdale Elementary in Arvada every Monday to work with students. She is one of three dog/human teams that are helping students learn fine motor skills, projection when speaking, reading, sequencing and impulse … more

Metro area schools look to later start times

Research says that a later school start time positively impacts alertness, mental health, wellness and behavior in high school and middle school students, which means students are better prepared to … more

Hickenlooper budget would boost school funding

Colorado would give school districts more money next year and the state would make a dent in its school funding shortfall under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2018-19 budget released Nov. 1. If the plan is approved by state lawmakers, school … more

Jeffco schools prepares for early budget direction

Staff presented the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education with a request for $9.3 million in additional on-going funds in a budget presentation Thursday, March 1. more

Jeffco Schools launches million dollar innovation fund

In an effort to capitalize on great ideas from teachers, the Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education will be launching the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund that will invest in the … more

Warren Tech students design snowboards

Elijah Quinones, 16, aspires to be a graphic designer. “Anything you can imagine, you can create with graphic design,” he said. As a junior in Warren Tech’s graphic design program, Quinones is one of almost 90 students getting a head … more

Jeffco students say `enough,' plan walkout events

After the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Golden High School senior Emmy Adams said her heart was “shattered.” “Enough is enough and it's time … more

Jeffco school distirct talks out budget priorities

More money for an online choice enrollment system, new hires, communications and mental health supports were on the discussion table March 5 when the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a … more

Sharing stories and goals for future care

Usually this space is reserved for grandchildren’s care. This time Kate LA Beau, an Advance Care Planning Program Manager is a guest writer addressing grandparent’s needs and future care. … more

Keeping students, schools safe

In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … more
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