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The Colorado State Board of Education will be giving a $825,164 award to Jefferson County Public Schools from the School Health Professionals Grant Program This state grant program utilizes recreational marijuana tax dollars to help hire … more
The day before students returned to Arvada High for the new school year, teachers gathered to put a plan into motion to become the first high school in the Jefferson County school district to make a school-wide shift toward project based … more
The goal: To read 30 million minutes for the Jefferson County Library Foundation to donate $500 to the Foothills Animal Shelter. And Jeffco readers far exceeded expectations. The goal was met on July 25, but everybody kept on reading, reaching … more
Every year, thousands of people walk up and down Dinosaur Ridge to get a glimpse into a world millions of years in the past. But little did anyone know, until last year, that all the people walking on the southeast side of West Alameda Parkway … more
The late Lorraine Wagenbach loved the Golden community. “It was very appealing to her how the community centered on how people cared about each other,” said Wagenbach’s daughter Margo Faso. “She felt very strongly about not losing that … more
Growth can be seen from almost all grade levels in the Jeffco Public Schools Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) performance results. Jeffco’s overall district CMAS English Language Arts (ELA) and Math median scores went up for all grades … more
With backpacks draped over their shoulders, filled with new school supplies, 576 students burst through the front doors of Mitchell Elementary School. It was a time to be joyful. As of 2:55 p.m. on Aug. 17, this year's Mitchell Mustangs had … more
Summer break has officially come to an end, and students' moods heading back into the halls of Wheat Ridge High School on Thursday, Aug. 17 ran the gamut. Ivan Stanton, incoming freshman with a … more
In the weeks before the first day of school for Jefferson County students, teachers at Three Creeks K-8 in Arvada saw their classrooms for the first time. As construction workers put the finishing touches on the new school, technology was being … more
A lot goes into making a school a positive place for students to be, but one that many may not think about is pride. “We’re always looking for opportunities to give out students a sense of pride in their school,” said Jeffrey Gomez, … more
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