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Drake seventh graders share ideas through editorial cartoons

Topics from political controversies to environmental issues and bullying were chosen by seventh-grade students at Drake Middle School in Arvada as they learned to express themselves through the art … more

Traveling solo with grandkids part II

Sandi Poindexter, grandparent and worldwide traveler has more suggestions for traveling solo with a grandchild based on research and personal experience in part two. She suggests to set expectations, … more

Wheat Ridge STEM ‘class functions like a company would’

Wheat Ridge High School’s STEM engineering program operates more like a business than a class. Walk to the lower level of the high school, and you’ll find three classrooms dedicated to the … more

Jeffco officials, former Columbine High School principal reflect on threat

After two days of disrupted schools, and a statewide hunt by law enforcement, Jefferson County Public Schools will be heading back to something closer to normal Thursday. Multiple Jeffco schools — … more

Archways to Opportunity leads to two McDonald’s employees finishing school

Kirsten Hanson never had the opportunity to experience what it felt like to be a high school graduate due to personal reasons. The 22-year-old has been a McDonald’s employee for the past five … more

Hard lessons from Columbine help protect kids

Tragedy has changed the way area school districts assess and approach threats. As the home district of Columbine High, the site of what was once the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, … more

FBI: "No longer a threat to the community"

Shortly after noon today, multiple Jefferson County School District schools were placed on lockout — meaning business as usual within buildings but all access in and out of school buildings is … more

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic … more

Serving Kids receives annual donation pledge from Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club

When longtime Jefferson County Public Schools volunteer Nancy Hoffmaster surveyed school principals in the district in 1996, she learned something troublesome — at least 500 children didn’t have … more

Little Elementary celebrates the arts

Little Elementary was transformed into an artistic space March 22 for Art Day, a partnership with the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities designed to bring educational art experiences to students. … more

Social etiquette fit for a queen

On the chance that she would ever get to visit with a queen, it is important to 9-year-old Elena Perrotto that she knows some formal dance moves and proper dining manners. However, these are just two … more

Jeffco nets $523,030 in GOCO grants

The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board recently awarded three grants totaling $523,030 for projects in Jefferson County. The City of Arvada, in partnership with North Arvada Middle School, received … more

Board of Ed works through 2019-20 budget

Jefferson County Public Schools’ proposed budget prioritizes things like family engagement, at-risk student support, maintaining dropout support and expansion of a teacher residency program. The … more

It’s test time again for Jeffco students

This month students in our community, across our state, and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, our district is … more

Jeffco schools funds second round of innovations

First grade students at Fremont Elementary in Arvada are now incorporating learning on touch-screen Chromebooks into their daily routine. The initiative bridges the gap of technology between the … more

Jeffco BOE extends superintendent contract by 5 years

Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass now holds a contract for the position until June 2025. The Jeffco Board of Education voted unanimously March 7 to extend Glass’ contract by five … 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

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

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

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of … more
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