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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

Schooley and Miller take Jeffco school board races

Election results in at 10:09  a.m. Nov. 8 showed Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was victorious over Rob Applegate, and Susan Miller over Joan Chávez-Lee … 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

Jefferson County marching bands face off

Marching bands big and small stepped onto the field as part of the Jeffco Marching Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The Bulldogs won the Class 2A title performing … more

20-year-old time capsule opened at Drake Middle School

At the end of 2019, Drake Middle School teacher Garden Marantino was looking through school storage when he stumbled upon five boxes, each signed by dozens of students with Sharpie markers. The … 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

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

Unique sports business classes may ‘bring kids back’ to AHS

What started as a dead-end for a plan to create a new Jeffco charter school led to an opportunity for an Arvada High School program, with 2019-2020 the inaugural year for AHS’s Sports Business … more

George’s Cafe donation to pay off AHS student lunch debt

Owners of George’s Café Deanna and George Karavasilis have donated to the community for more than a decade, with a new passion —to pay off Arvada High student’s lunch debts — driving those … more

Elementary launches its reading relay

One book, two books, red books, blue books, oh the places you’ll go with reading. In an effort to combat childhood illiteracy, KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory firm, in conjunction with Allendale Elementary, 5900 Oak St., held a Dr. Seuss … more

Jeffco’s 4-H seeks help for dog project

Jefferson County’s 4-H program isn’t just for youth who are enveloped by foothills or surrounded by an agrarian lifestyle. The youth development program also offers a dog training program which may peak the interest of some of Colorado’s more … more

Students, pets and parents join Wednesday walk to Warder

For more than 100 Warder Elementary students, the morning of Oct. 2 marked a change in routine as they got out of bed, skipped the usual homemade breakfast and headed out to Robby Ferrufino Park, … more

Olde Town shops transform into student art show

Last weekend the businesses of Olde Town became a widespread, eclectic art gallery as 18 stores displayed student artwork for the Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. The contest was an effort by the … more

Foster to become district’s first dual language option school

Next school year will mark the establishment of Jeffco’s first Dual Language Option School, with Arvada’s Foster Elementary transforming into Foster Dual Language PK-8 School. That decision was … more

Jeffco school board legal costs may rise

Jeffco Schools Board of Education's recent hiring of a Colorado Springs attorney Brad A. Miller, could cost the district an additional $90,000 this year. Hired by a 3-2 vote (Ken Witt, Julie … more

Applications for $1 million innovation fund now open to students

For two years now the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund has invited school district staff to apply for a portion of a $1 million fund to support creative ideas. And this year, thanks to some … more

Teaching students to code

Coding: It’s about giving directions and for 637 students at West Woods Elementary School, an hour of direction learning how to code has opened up a world of possibilities. “It’s like … more

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English … more

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he … more

Susan Miller, Candidate for Jeffco School Board District 4

Profession: School district and financial adviser, former WRHS PTSA President Contact: millerforjeffcostudents.com and www.facebook.com/Miller4Students and susan@millerforjeffcostudents.com Why are … more
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