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'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

Warder students walk to school

Over 200 Warder Elementary School students in Arvada braved the cold and rain Oct. 10 to participate in the annual Walk to School Day. “It's so exciting to see people come together with the common … more

Jeffco schools tests 2-hour snow delay

Following a particularly snowy and cold winter, Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass is moving forward with implementing a two-hour delay schedule for inclement weather days. Up until … more

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as … more

Sports business pathway comes to Arvada High next year

After high school, 3-5 percent of students athletes go on to play collegiately. Of those, 1 percent will earn a pro ranking. But sports is a multi-billion dollar industry with a variety of … more

Jeffco teachers and district reach agreement

Teachers and support staff will receive extra earnings from the passing of the mill levy override, which came with a commitment of $15 million to go toward compensation. At the end of February, the … more

Pomona High presents student-directed one-act plays

For Pomona High School seniors Benjamin Saprano and Abbie Traynor, both members of the schools arts and humanities program PAH, directing a play of their choosing with their peers as actors is a … more

Phase one of EnrollJeffco opens

Jeffco Public Schools opened the first phase of a new online enrollment system, www.EnrollJeffco.org, Dec. 17. The EnrollJeffco School Finder enables families to learn about neighborhood, option, and … more

Jeffco schools moves toward opt-out model for Health Kids CO survey

Jefferson County Public Schools will be moving to a passive consent, or opt-out model, for Healthy Kids Colorado surveys moving forward. The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is the state’s only … more

B.I.O.N.I.C. Team wins Innovators Society grand prize

After four student suicides in the 2001-02 school year at Green Mountain High School, GHS counselor Sandy Austin created the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team so caring students could connect with people who might … more

Tides turning in Jefferson County

Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more

Hardwired to learn in Jeffco

A couple hundred Jeffco Public Schools high schoolers attended the second annual Jeffcon on Jan. 25. Jeffcon is a conference specifically geared toward the students to give them the opportunity to … more

Jeffco board raises eyebrows

It only took until the first full meeting of the new Jefferson County School Board for fears to be renewed about changes the new board will make. New board president Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams outvoted Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill … more

FCA students donate food to the hungry

An annual food drive doubles as an opportunity to teach generosity of spirit at Faith Christian Academy. For a second year, the entire school gathered donations together to send to Community Table … more

Consequences in Jeffco Public Schools for vaping

It is possible for students who get caught violating the Tobacco Free Schools Policy to receive a suspension in Jeffco schools. According to Jen Bolcoa, health education liaison for the school … more

Play Center teaches cognitive skills

After several attempts to find a play center for her son, Stacy Graham, decided to take matters into her own hands, and created a functional play center for children with sensory disabilities. A Place 4 Me play center, LLP, 11651 W. 64 Ave., … more

School of Mines names new provost

Colorado School of Mines has named Richard C. Holz its next provost. Holz is dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines in June 2019. As provost, … more

Stereotypes bad predictors of school violence, experts say

When it comes to preventing the next Columbine High School shooting, two school security experts urged educators to look at what their students say and where they say it. “A lot of these kids are … more

Arvada High students commit to internships

The Arvada High School Career Explore program took a page out of the athletics playbook Feb. 19 with a signing day. Thirteen students in the program signed letters of intent to complete 160-hour … more

Jeffco students, staff honored as heroes in overcoming adversity

When Adrena Rocha was a freshman at Arvada High School she was more interested in partying than coming to school. She described herself as a “lost child,” her lowest point being when she ran away … more
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