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Jeffco Public Schools changes start and end times for next school year

The stereotype of the tired teenager trudging to school and falling asleep in class is no myth. As kids reach puberty, they naturally stay awake later, and become sleep deprived as school start times generally stay the same.  more

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life. more

Ralston Valley percussionist to play in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Arvadans tuning in to this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will see a bit of local representation, as Ralston Valley High School junior Jack Schwartz was selected to play cymbals in The Macy’s Great American Marching Band. more

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers … more

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops … more

Jeffco Board of Education votes to close 16 elementary schools

The Jefferson County Board of Education unanimously voted to close 16 elementary schools on Nov. 10, approving a consolidation plan initially presented to the Board by the District on Aug. 25. more

RE-8 board to continue school safety discussions

Discussion about school security in the Weld Re-8 School District Nov. 10 ranged from arming teachers to bringing in armed security guards to leaving security in the hands of those with professional … more

Adams 14 teachers union, Together Colorado to host anti-district reorganization rally

The Adams 14 School District teachers union and Together Colorado started a new community campaign to stop the reorganization of the school district and to shift narratives around the … more

Big send-off for Thimmig student, big Tampa Bay Bucs fan w/video

THORNTON – Members of the Brighton, Commerce City and Thornton police departments were on hand at Thimmig Elementary School Nov. 3. Students from all three 27J Schools’ high schools … more

Jeffco Board of Education to vote on consolidations Nov. 10

The Jefferson County Board of Education is set to vote Nov. 10 on whether to carry out the District’s plan of closing 16 elementary schools within the county.  more

Guns, schools and safety: Perspectives on armed school staff in Weld RE-8

On Sept. 11, 1992, a student at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, TX brought a gun into the building. He opened fire after a pep rally, shooting and wounding six other students. Steve Reams, a … more

RE-8 modifies dress code policy for Fort Lupton High School

As of Oct. 28, students at Fort Lupton High School are permitted to wear hats indoors and expose two inches of midriff, due to recent changes in the Weld RE-8 dress code policy. more

In Douglas County, voters will decide whether teachers get 9% pay bump

Lucy Squire just marked her 18th year as a teacher at Copper Mesa Elementary School in Douglas County. One of the things she has that many teachers here and around Colorado don’t is a home. more

Adams 14 receives notice of reorganization

The Colorado Department of Education sent a notice to Adams School District 14 requiring it to begin a reorganization process. It will involve this school district plus Mapleton Public Schools, Adams … more

Jeffco Board of Education hears updates on possible school closures

With the Jeffco Board of Education vote on whether to consolidate elementary schools approaching on Nov. 10, the board heard another update on how closures would affect enrollment, students, staff and transportation. more

Inside Jeffco Kids First, and Ganahl's furor over students

Over the summer, the members of a Facebook group called Jeffco Kids First began shifting their  concern away from pandemic policies in  schools to identities it deemed disruptive to learning. A leading voice in the group told parents to empower their children to find “furries,” kids who dress up in animal accessories, and to record them.  more

Classes continue at Fort Lupton High School despite circulated threats

The Weld Re-8 School District became the latest in a series of school districts to face rumored threats to school safety.   In a district website post Sept. 23, Weld Re-8 Superintendent … more

Adams City HS gets all-clear for regular day Sept. 22

Adams City High School students returned to class Sept. 22 after an unsubstantiated threat closed the building the day before. A combined investigation between Adams  District 14 officials … more

State board of education restores accreditation to Adams 14 School District

The state board of education had some good news for the Adams 14 School District Sept. 14. It restored the district's accreditation during the board's meeting in Colorado Springs. The vote was … more

Daniels Scholarship Program applications open

Colorado high-school seniors can apply to become a 2023 Daniels Scholar and receive up to $100,000 towards their college degree. The program provides a chance for students to attend the college of … more
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