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New facilities will even playing field for Arvada High

After seasons full of surprise indoor training days, when Arvada High School athletes trained in the hallways to avoid a muddy track, the school is celebrating the construction of its new track and … more

District considers weekly late start or early release for all schools

After a March survey and June school board meeting, Jeffco Public Schools is considering its next steps for a plan that could set a weekly late start or early release for all of its schools. The … more

Citizens, district dispute amount of Jeffco bond money charters receive

Hundreds of construction projects will be underway at Jefferson County district schools this summer, funded by the $567 million in bond money approved by voters in November. The district previously outlined how that … more

District-wide effort brings cameras, security glass to Jeffco schools

For dozens of district schools, the summer will usher in important security improvements, with 37 schools receiving new security cameras and nine scheduled to have front doors outfitted with … more

Former Faith Christian Academy teacher sues school for wrongful termination

A former teacher at Arvada’s Faith Christian Academy filed a lawsuit against the school on June 7, alleging the school wrongfully terminated him when he organized a symposium to address what he … more

With 5A money, district accelerates digital learning plan

From conducting virtual dissections to putting together podcasts, students at Arvada West High School find themselves on their devices “in every single subject for every grade,” said librarian … more

Adopting budget and pay raises, board calls for changes in negotiation process

Thursday’s school board meeting found some board members feeling somewhat “backed into a corner,” in the words of board member Brad Rupert, as the board adopted the district budget for … more

Without low-cost adult ed classes, ‘I couldn’t have gone on in school’

It had been 29 years since Aimee Diehl had last taken a math class. Having struggled with math in high school, the Lakewood resident believed the subject would stand in the way of her going to … more

Jeffco school district considering tearing down old Columbine High School

Dear Jeffco Public Schools parents, staff, students, and community members, On April 20, 1999, the Jeffco community was rocked by the then unimaginable school shooting which took the lives of … more

Treasure hunting for great reads

All the smiles are wonderful. Whether it be an adult who found a book that completes a his or her collection by a certain author, or a little kid who can’t wait to take home their bag full books … more

Mines students connect science with social studies for seventh-grade project

A group of seventh graders learned something last school year that they found quite interesting: the difference between fusion and fission in an atom bomb. “It’s interesting how you can either … more

Without agreement on salary, union and district must meet in August

With the Board of Education adopting its budget on June 6, district leaders and members of district unions — the Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA) and Jeffco Educational Support … more

Jeffco families welcome shift to free full-day kindergarten

In the week from May 21 to May 28, enrollment in Arvada’s Weber Elementary’s half-day kindergarten program dropped to zero — with each of the six families who had enrolled their children in … more

Colorado kids compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

The week of May 26 saw 562 students travel to Maryland for the Scripps National Spelling Bee — but for second-time national competitor Lauren Guo, 13, the trip was becoming a tradition. “I’ve … more

Faith Christian's Class of 2019 graduates

Faith Christian High School's graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 occurred on May 23. Seniors Madison Walker and Thomas MacPhee (one of two class valedictorians) provided the student address, … more

Arvada businesswoman opens new early education academy

When Olivia Zhou moved to Arvada in 2017, one of her first priorities was to find a preschool for her five-year-old daughter. Faced with what she described as unreasonable waitlists and outdated … more

Passion behind what we were singing’

May 10 was a day of firsts for choir teacher Chris Maunu as he directed a piece that was full of challenges, changed at the last minute and unusually captivating for the audience. “When we … more

Jeffco school district and employees need more time to find common ground

At their last scheduled bargaining session on May 15, school district leaders and employees continued to negotiate an agreement for their 2019-2020 contract — and scheduled a new final session for … more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more

Arvada High School's Class of 2019

Arvada Senior High School’s Class of 2019 celebrated its commencement on May 20 at the Boettcher Concert Hall on May 20. “It is because of the support network here that we are where we are,” … more
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