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Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Jeffco prepares for new graduation requirements

Current Jefferson County Public Schools freshmen — the class of 2021 — will have to show career and college readiness in math and English to graduate, either by scoring well on college entrance … more

Conversation on Pleasant View begins

Conversations about the future of the property that formerly housed Pleasant View Elementary School have begun. However, it is still undetermined what the site will become. Everything is just ideas … 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

Marijuana money and education in Denver metro schools

Jefferson County Public Schools is hiring six more social-emotional counselors for 14 elementary schools. Douglas County School District has one additional school counselor at each of its nine middle … more

Jeffco Board of Education moves forward

As votes cast Nov. 7 are now official per the canvass board, Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon and Ron Mitchell were officially sworn in at a special meeting Nov. 27. “I would like to first say thank you … more

Children love making pretzel based treats

Let’s get some of the warnings and negatives out of the way. One large pretzel rod has about 40 calories from the flour, but pretzels are basically nutritionally empty and may be a choking hazard … more

West Chamber celebrates women leaders

Jefferson County leaders gathered to honor nine of their peers who have worked passionately in a variety of fields to make Jefferson County a better place at the West Chamber’s 16th annual … more

‘Working out the kinks’ of a school transition

In the neighborhoods near Shelton Elementary School, students and parents placed signs along the school’s bus routes in August to welcome new students on the first day of school. At Welchester … more

Hero Awards highlight resilient Jeffco students, innovative teachers

The Jeffco Schools Foundation honored four students, three teachers and a principal Nov. 13 for their stand-out work. Recipients attend or work at various schools in the district, but all share a … 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

An invitation to join the education conversation

With election season now in our rear-view mirror, Jeffco Public Schools now turns our attention to the future, and what that means for our schools and community. In October, we released a vision document for the community to consider. … more

Results of Adams County school districts

Following are results in Adams County school board races as of 9:30 p.m. Nov. 7, according to early countywide returns.Westminster Public Schools (11,434 ballots cast) The two open seats on the … more

Jeffco Board of Education incumbents prove victorious

Incumbents Brad Rupert and Susan Harmon won the two contested races on the Jefferson County Board of Education. Incumbent Ron Mitchell is running unopposed for … 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

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

Sixth-grade shift moves ahead in Jeffco

When parent Darcie Weiser first heard of Jeffco’s intent to move sixth-grade students to middle school, she was not a fan. In 2014, her son was a fifth-grader at Meiklejohn Elementary in Arvada when the talk of moving sixth-grade students from … 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
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