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Back to school also means elections around the corner

With Labor Day behind us, the days are getting shorter which means summer is winding down and fall is just ahead. This also means we are coming up on the scariest time of year. That’s right, folks … more

Jefferson County’s fourth grade initiative boosts student test scores

After seeing a decrease in the percentage of fourth graders who passed the standardized test CMAS in 2018, district executives felt compelled to make a change. “We targeted support specifically for … more

Know when to get out of your own way

On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, I had a couple nighttime events that, really, I have no way to explain. I think the closest analogy to them is, maybe, the Moscow Circus. Without a ringleader. Or, … more

Jeffco teachers to be paid back for 2010 pay freeze

For many Jeffco teachers, the final bell on the first day of school didn't quite signal the end of the day; rather, it signaled a shift to an impassioned discussion as teachers continued to negotiate … more

Morning celebration welcomes Thomson Tigers back to school

Beth and Matt House didn't know everything to expect for their oldest daughter's first day of kindergarten at Thomson Elementary School. But as the couple stood in front of the school with their … more

Estimated 5,000 students receive needed school supplies

The day started with a series of lines for Loretta Ornelas and her three grandchildren: a line to get around the parking lot of Wheat Ridge's Stevens Elementary, where cars had begun piling up along … more

Firefly Autism coming to Lakewood

Nicole Taylor was watching “Monsters, Inc.” three months ago with her three-year-old grandson, Bubba. He suffers from Autism, a developmental disorder that can impair the ability to communicate … more

Citizens, district dispute amount of Jeffco bond money charters receive

Hundreds of construction projects will be underway at Jefferson County district schools this summer, funded by the $567 million in bond money approved by voters in November. The district previously outlined how that … more

District-wide effort brings cameras, security glass to Jeffco schools

For dozens of district schools, the summer will usher in important security improvements, with 37 schools receiving new security cameras and nine scheduled to have front doors outfitted with … more

Jeffco families welcome shift to free full-day kindergarten

In the week from May 21 to May 28, enrollment in Arvada’s Weber Elementary’s half-day kindergarten program dropped to zero — with each of the six families who had enrolled their children in … more

‘Freedom at last’: Students excited about new STEM labs

The first time he visited Swanson Elementary School’s STEM Lab, second-grader Caleb Vo had one thing to say: “I am just blown away by this.” Alongside his classmates, Vo was exploring the new … more

Grads could learn what not to do from me

Tomorrow morning, some of my favorite people in the whole world will celebrate one of the more significant milestones in their life. Along with over 400 of her own classmates, and about 380 of her … more

Hunt leads Ralston Valley baseball in race to 5A Jeffco title

LITTLETON — Ralston Valley senior Calvin Hunt was a one-man wrecking crew on the baseball diamond May 2 at Dakota Ridge High School. Hunt pitched six innings, giving up just two runs on three hits. … more

Jeffco’s young readers, writers honored at annual ceremony

Todd Fahnestock writes because it makes magic. “And because it makes lives and because it saves lives,” he said. “Writers … created heroes to look up to when my real-life heroes had failed … more

Teens empower the younger generation to become leaders

Elizabeth Crim and Kaylyn Buchanan have been friends since the second grade. The two, now juniors at Lakewood High School, got together for coffee last year and started talking about how women are … more

Outdoor Lab Foundation donates to Jeffco schools

For generations of sixth graders growing up in Jefferson County, the annual Outdoor Lab trip experience has become a rite of passage. To ensure that the experience remains available to all children, … more

Area students speak in threat aftermath

As the threat of violence kept students across Colorado from attending school on April 17, Colorado Community Media reached out to students in and around Jefferson County, ground zero for one of the … more

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

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

Spreading love, support in tragedy

Sandy Austin was a school counselor at Jefferson High in 1999. A few years before, she completed her student teaching across the district at Columbine High. So when the call came on April 20 asking … more
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