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Middle schoolers learn about engineering in the real world

The middle schoolers that competed in the Future City Competition can tell you exactly how their city functions — how people travel or how the city is powered, for example. “They really get into … 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

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

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

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 graduation rates continue to rise

Jeffco Public Schools on-time graduation rates continue to improve, according to the most recent data provided to the Colorado Department of Education. Over the last five years, Jeffco Public Schools … more

Jeffco schools looks at mill levy budget requests

Ballot language for 5A, the mill levy override approved by Jefferson County voters in November, provided five specific areas funds could be dedicated to. Now, Jefferson County Public Schools staff … more

Turning bond dollars into tangible projects

As principal of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colleen Owens spends a good chunk of her time dealing with facilities problems — a leaky roof, a flooding gymnasium floor, and the … more

Foster Elementary expands dual language program

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Foster Elementary in Arvada will be expanding its K-6 duel language program to seventh grade. The pilot program hopes to continue to eighth grade the … more

Q&A with Bryan Wickoren, Adapted PE Teacher of the Year

What do you do in Jeffco Public Schools? I am the district’s adapted physical education coordinator and I also coordinate adapted athletic events. I work with all the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf … more

Mines students challenged with finding a use for Henderson Mine

Twenty-one college students spent an entire semester pondering what should happen to the Henderson Mine when its mineral resources are depleted. But the students, most of whom attend the Colorado … more

School leaders looks at future programming options

Leaders in Jefferson County Public Schools gathered Dec. 19 during study session to discuss future programming options and opportunities through group dialog and brainstorming. Some problems to work … more

Students, teachers and voters raise voices for eduction in 2018

The education story of the year in Jefferson county was undeniably the outcome of the November 2018 general election, specifically, the county’s school district getting voter approval for a $567 … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

'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

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

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’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

Arvada West veteran serves calling

In 2002, Kami Fluetsch, made a decision that would shape the next decade of her life – she enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Prior to joining the Navy, Fluetsch, an Arvada West High School alum, dreamt … 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
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