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Shirley Bradsby remembers when shopping for school supplies for her children — all now grown — was much simpler. And cheaper. These days, with longer lists that include technology and earbuds, getting kids ready for school can dig a deep … more
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
A person can have all the technical training necessary to be successful on a job site, but training to be a good boss is something most don’t receive. “You might be an awesome welder on Friday and then have to be a boss on Monday,” said … more
Theresa Carrol stood over a prosthetic wound as it spouted fake blood and quickly stuffed it with gauze. She was one of 60 community members learning how to pack wounds and apply pressure in emergency situations. “I don’t want to feel … more
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
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
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
Twenty-two teams raised more than $7,000 in the annual Pins for Kids fundraiser, organized by the Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis Club and held at Western Bowl in Arvada. The money raised through entry fees … more
The day before students returned to Arvada High for the new school year, teachers gathered to put a plan into motion to become the first high school in the Jefferson County school district to make a school-wide shift toward project based … more
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
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