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Finding the F-U-N in STEM

At most summer camps, there is no need for attendees to put on safety googles and a protective jacket for any of the activities. But the Full STEM Ahead camp held at Colorado School of Mines earlier … more

Another avenue for RRCC students to further higher education

Graphic Design and Print Production students at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) now have another way to apply their Associates Degree credits toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree. RRCC and … more

Jeffco Schools’ bond construction continues

Summer break rules for students. But for construction crews working on projects for the District’s Capital Improvement Program, the work goes on despite current triple-digit temperatures. Jefferson … more

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with … more

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school … more

Pitching in to keep Jeffco’s summer learners fed

The countywide effort to feed hungry children and families across Jefferson County is a collaborative effort. That’s the message from Carolyn Alexander, the senior director of operations for The … more

Wild summer for Jeffco readers

Registration is still open for Wild Ideas, this year’s theme in the Jeffco Library Summer Challenge. Book lovers of all ages can participate. Simply log onto to www.jeffcolibrary.org and click on … more

Collaboration in Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

As the 2020-21 school year drew to a close, a number of community organizations were concerned that summer supports for students would need to be more robust than ever to give students who struggled … more

Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster … more

Shots in before schools out

When the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in kids ages 12-15 just three weeks before the end of the school year in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health was faced with its latest challenge in a … more

Lakewood grad awarded scholarship for mental health awareness

Avery Wilson isn’t trying to change the world — just a really painful part of it. Wilson, a 2021 Lakewood High School graduate, has been working for the past three years to end the stigma around … more

Faith Christian Academy celebrates 2021 graduation

Graduating seniors at Faith Christian Academy were able to have a traditional graduation celebration on May 27 at the school's Family Worship Center. The graduation was mask-optional and welcomed … more

Funding boon to Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab program

The Outdoor Lab Foundation announced a donation of $235,000 to Jefferson County public schools for Outdoor Lab. The money will help sustain the popular program that’s been part of the district for … more

Q and A: Association of Christian Schools International

The Association of Christian Schools International, a Colorado Springs-based organization founded in 1978 that aims to advance “excellence in Christian schools by enhancing the professional and … more

PHOTOS: Ralston Valley Mustangs celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2021

The in-person ceremony took place the evening of May 21, at the Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.  more

PHOTOS: Wheat Ridge High School's Class of 2021 graduation

Wheat Ridge High School Farmers' Class of 2021 celebrated  their graduation on May 21 at the North Area Athletic Complex.  more

Arvada High School Class of 2021 graduation

The scarlet red robes of the Arvada High School's 2021 graduates stood out in stark contrast to the green grass on May 20 at the North Area Athletic Complex. more

PHOTOS: Standley Lake High School Class of 2021 graduation

Standley Lake's Class of 2021 celebrated its graduation ceremony  on the evening of May 20, at the North Area Athletic Complex.  more

PHOTOS: Pomona High graduates 2021 class

Pomona High School celebrated over 200 graduates in its class of 2020, May 20, at theNorth Area Athletic Complex in Arvada. The 47th class to graduate from Pomona accrued over $3 million in … more

Time to turn the tassels

A school year that was anything but typical ended on a traditional note on last weekend as Colorado School of Mines held its commencement ceremonies. According to the school's website, Mines … more
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