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Jeffco schools to close March 19 for labor shortage

With a number of Jefferson County School Distirct teaching staff taking Thursday, March 19 off for the CEA Educator Day of Action, the school district has announced all schools will close that day, … more

Amidst lawsuit, Everitt Middle works to ‘reinvigorate the perception’

Becca Shramek, whose eighth-grade daughter attends Everitt Middle School in Wheat Ridge, has seen firsthand the positive effects of the school’s recent improvement efforts, particularly those … more

Pomona student projects combine film with cancer awareness

Many of the students in Pomona High School’s video production elective grew up sharing their ideas with the world. Juniors Isaac Rosasco and Gage Fish posted videos on YouTube when they were … more

Jeffco students tackling youth issues at national conference

A group of 14 Jefferson County high school students — all interns with the county’s public health department — got to meet with the nation’s leaders, and conduct research on youth drug use as … more

Changing Jeffco school start times would cost millions

Following years of work to establish later start times across the district, the Reimagining Time Task Force, made up of Jeffco parents and district employees, presented to the school board Feb. 5 … more

In Jeffco, a Chromebook for every kid

In a single day, Arvada K-8 student Nicolas Sanchez logs onto his Chromebook in almost every class. The eighth grader accesses online resources during his reading and history classes. He uses his … more

In Jeffco, a Chromebook for every kid

In a single day, Arvada K-8 student Nicolas Sanchez logs onto his Chromebook in almost every class. The eighth grader accesses online resources during his reading and history classes. He uses his … 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

‘Seeing who we’re playing for’

For patients visiting the infusion center at Wheat Ridge’s Lutheran Medical Center, an appointment can mean sitting in the same room for four hours, six hours or even all day, said Janette … more

Former Everitt student says she was groped dozens of times

A parent of a former Everitt Middle School student has filed a complaint against Jeffco Public Schools, alleging the district ignored evidence in 2017 that the student had been sexually assaulted by … 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

Sixth-grade science project aims to clean up Lake Arbor

A project that has taken over the entire sixth grade class at Moore Middle School — and will soon find its way into Arvada City Hall — started with one 11-year-old, Zach Ford, while he was on a … more

Student leaders ‘making way for change’ in tobacco conversation

On a professional development day in September, Wheat Ridge High School teachers, administrators and staff sat down for a student presentation on how to better connect with students. The tactics … more

With suicidal ideation high in Jeffco, groups launch community trainings

Before attending a community QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer Training), former educator Cecelia Lange would never have considered directly asking if an individual was feeling suicidal, she … more

District leaders preview four potential changes coming to Jeffco

After dropping their children off at school for the day, about a dozen parents from schools across the area gathered to discuss what their kids are learning every day, the future of the district and … more

Jeffco school enrollment opens for 2020-2021

With 30 to 45 minutes of nightly homework covering almost every subject, sixth grader Oscar Young often finds himself spending more time doing homework after school than his middle- and … more

'Jeffco Generations' tactics under review before January revision

With the end of the year approaching, the Board of Education conducted its annual discussion around the district's strategic plan, Jeffco Generations, during the annual Colorado Association of School … 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
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