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Adams 14 files complaint with state board of education

The ongoing war of words between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado State Board of Education is heading for a court hearing.  The district filed a complaint for judicial review … more

Jeffco Schools' spring 2022 MAP test results good fall-to-spring growth

Student achievement and growth results in reading and math 2018-2022 — with no results for 2020 when students didn’t take the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test due to COVID-19 — were discussed June 2 during the final Jeffco Board of Education meeting of the 2021-22 school year. more

In the aftermath: Communication is key when talking to children about recent mass shootings

Sandy Austin, founder and executive director of B.I.O.N.I.C. (Believe it or not, I care), an outreach group dedicated to changing the atmosphere in schools by creating a climate where peers look out for each other, has counseled students through every type of tragedy imaginable. more

Arvada West, Lakewood musical theater programs recognized at Bobby G Awards

Jefferson County high schools were honored at the 8th Annual Bobby G Awards, a celebration of Colorado high school musical theater productions organized by the Denver Center for Performing Arts. more

Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They … more

Kiowa Schools will keep Indians mascot

The Kiowa School District won its year-long battle to keep its Indians mascot on May 19, when the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs voted to allow the district to keep the Indians name and imagery. more

Fort Lupton football program may be on the chopping block

The Weld Re-8 board of education pointed its budget eyes toward the Fort Lupton High School athletic program during a May 12 workshop. The area of specific interest was the Bluedevils' football … more

Adams 14 loses state accreditation, must partner for reorganization

DENVER -- The Adams 14 School District will reorganine, thanks to a pair of actions from the state board of education May 10. The board removed the district's accreditation and ordered it to … more

Fort Lupton teacher honored after 31 years in the school district

For 31 years, Angeles Navarro taught many generations of students in the Weld Re-8 School District from elementary to high school.  Navarro migrated from Guanajuato, Mexico to Fort Lupton and … more

Jeffco Public Schools tackles declining enrollment

According to Board President Stephanie Schooley, the district has space for 96,000 students in traditional schools and enrollment is currently at 69,000 in those schools. more

Excel Academy students film informative sign language video about Olde Town Arvada

Seventh and 8th graders in Tracy Puckett’s American Sign Language class went on a special field trip to Olde Town Arvada April 27 to film informative videos about the historic district in sign language. more

Parents to Re-8 board: School bullying has to stop 

To paraphrase the late actor Peter Finch in the movie “Network,” a handful of Weld RE-8 School District parents are mad about bullying and they’re not going to take … more

Weld Re-8 ponders use of Narcan for emergencies

The Weld Re-8 School District nurse wants the district to allow the use of Narcan in emergency situations. Paula Samide made the request of the school board during an April 28 … more

‘We’re on the air’

Behind the mic. Behind a camera. Setting up streams and the behind-the-scenes pieces that go into on-air … more

State board to Adams 14: Come back with co-management plan

DENVER -- The Colorado State Board of Education told Adams 14 School District officials to present a co-management plan next month. The vote from the state board was unanimous. A subcommittee … more

'They’re taking away our home:' Pomona students walk out in protest of budget cuts to arts programs

Students at Pomona High School walked out of class on March 29 in protest of the school’s budget cuts to their arts program, which were announced on March 17. more

Fitzmorris Elementary School in Arvada to close at end of school year

With enrollment dwindling, Fitzmorris Elementary School will close at the end of the 2021-2022 school year after a 4-1 vote on March 17 from the Jefferson County School Board approved the superintendent’s recommendation to close the school. Fitzmorris’ enrollment dropped to 114 this year, with projections for next year placing the school’s student body under 100 students. more

State recommends closing Adams City HS, district reorganization

The state of the Adams 14 School District was on the mind of Superintendent Karla Loria, so much so that she updated the community on Facebook last week. Dear Members of Team Adams 14, As you … more

Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian D. Boatright visits Arvada North Middle School

Eighth graders at Arvada North Middle School got a visit from a special guest on March 11 when Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian D. Boatright came for a Q&A with students from history teacher Matt Chisholm’s class. Chisholm said the visit arose from a letter that one of his students sent Boatright. more

Fired Douglas County Schools superintendent hired in Jeffco

Corey Wise has joined Jeffco Public Schools’ team of community superintendents for the remainder of second semester. According to a district spokesperson, Wise is temporarily filling a vacancy that was created when Dave Weiss was hired as Jeffco’s chief of schools in February.  more
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