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Jeffcon teaches students tech opportunities

Technology Trivia got about 200 Jefferson County high school students rowdy during lunch Jan. 31 at the first ever Jeffcon, technology conference held at the Jeffco schools building. “I’ve seen … more

School district lays groundwork for budget

Jefferson County Public Schools is in the early phases of laying groundwork for the 2018/19 budget. During the month of February, the district will begin community engagement, negotiations with the … more

Jefferson County graduates: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I have learned the positive impact that one kind action can have. It is incredibly easy to be kind to someone and make them feel welcome and included. I will carry this with me into my future career … more

Wizards take the court to raise funds for Arvada schools

The gym at Arvada High School was packed Friday, May 4 with families from throughout the city with two goals: be entertained and raise funds for Arvada area schools. The Harlem Wizards were in town … more

Similiarities between leading a city and leading a school

Being mayor is a part time job, said Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan during a luncheon with 10 Golden High School sophomores who make up part of the school’s student council. “Really, it’s more … more

Q&A with Samuel Allan, Faith Christian High School

I was student body president at Faith Christian High School. Over the past four years, I have participated in Mock Trial, soccer, track, jazz and concert band. I plan to attend Wheaton College … more

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver … more

Arvada author honored for magazine article

An article written by Arvada author Carrie Seidel was named “best of issue” by the editorial, art and production staff at Highlights magazine. Published in December 2017, “Danger! Rescue on … more

McLain welcomes all to a ‘school of hope’

The way that Chris Eberhardt, principal of Jefferson County’s McLain Community High School, sees it, his school does more than offer students of all ages an opportunity for a second chance at an … more

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers … more

Forty girls participate in STEM camp at Mines

Some 40 seventh-and-eighth grade girls spent a week of their summer vacation learning how to isolate DNA, participating in a scavenger hunt at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and … more

Jeffco Schools selects 10 innovations to fund

Tinker labs, makerspaces, career exploration and wellness rooms are just some of the innovations being funded by the first year of the Jefferson County Public School’s Innovation Acceleration Fund. … more

Jeffco schools find threats unfounded as work goes on to assure safety

There were multiple threats against students and faculty in Jefferson County Public Schools in the week following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, but all of them were deemed … more

Summer food service offers meals to students in need

Jefferson County Schools’ Summer Food Service Program kicked off the summer with an event at Emory Elementary School in Lakewood featuring the program’s mobile bus as well as vendors including … more

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final … more

Free Horizon Montessori receives new status

Next school year, the halls of an empty school building that once hosted Pleasant View Elementary will again be bustling with students. The Colorado Department of Education unanimously approved Free … more

Science Sunday event brings subject to life

Elementary and middle school students can get their hands on some science at the third annual Science Sunday event April 8 at Regis University. The free event lasts from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Pomponio … more

No option off the table at Jeffco Safety Forum

With the recent attack at a Parkland, Florida, high schools — and with the massacre at Columbine High School nearing its 19th anniversary — parents, students and Jefferson County Public Schools … more

‘Chasing Coral’ star visits Golden High School

Zack Rago loves coral. “I could sit here and talk to you about them forever,” he said to about 300 Golden High School students on March 21. “But they’re in trouble.” Rago, 25, of Arvada … more

Q&A with Sidney Tonkin, Green Mountain High School grad

I participated in varsity swimming, President of Green Mountain HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America), participation in the Academy Student Leadership Team, Ram Council, and Chamber Orchestra. … more
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