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Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was … more

Plans to move Free Horizon Montessori into former Pleasant View

One shuttered Golden-area school might become the new home of an area charter school. Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass announced recently that the school district intends to go … more

Golden boys lacrosse looking to return to its glory days

ARVADA — Mike Thumim returned for a second stint at the helm of Golden’s boys lacrosse team a year ago with a clear-cut agenda. “One of the things I was excited about coming back to Golden was … 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

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 students participate in national walkout protest

Students across Jefferson County headed out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. on March 14, as part of a national protest against gun violence in schools. Students participated in the protest in at … more

Lakewood girls basketball’s postseason ends in state semis

DENVER — Regis Jesuit girls basketball had simply been unbeatable in the state of Colorado during the 2017-18 season heading into the Class 5A state semifinal March 8. The No. 6-seeded Raiders … more

Here is how we keep Jeffco schoolchildren safe

Since the terrible school shooting in Florida, many have asked me, “What does Jefferson County Public Schools do to keep our students safe?” In the years since Columbine, we have learned a great … more

Buzzer-beater ends Golden’s boys hoops season abruptly

GOLDEN — Senior Matt Krage became an instant folk hero at Ponderosa High School with a last-second heave Feb. 28. With 2 seconds on the clock and the Mustangs tied 41-41 with No. 2-seeded Golden, … more

Golden defeats rival D’Evelyn in all-Jeffco Sweet 16 showdown

DENVER — Golden senior Mia Johnson picked the perfect time to play her best game of the season. “I knew D’Evelyn’s plan would be to double-down on Abby (Garnett) and Makena (Prey) because … more

Golden holds off Evergreen to win 4A Jeffco title outright

EVERGREEN — The Class 4A Jeffco League boys basketball title is heading back to Golden. “It was a pride thing. We wanted it back,” Golden coach Erik Buehler said of winning the league. … more

Jeffco policy change does not reduce transparency

On Jan. 18, a letter to the editor, “Jeffco gets less transparent for parents,” criticized a school board policy update. We would like to clarify the reasons behind this action. Jefferson County … more

Keeping students, schools safe

In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … more

Keeping the curious out at Columbine

John McDonald, executive director of safety, security and emergency planning for Jefferson County Public Schools, says the evidence of a security team’s success lies in what events have been … more

No. 2 Golden undefeated heading into showdown

GOLDEN — Bumps in the road are always expected during the basketball season. While Golden (11-0, 2-0 in Class 4A Jeffco League) remained at No. 2 in the latest CHSAANow.com 4A girls basketball … more

A look back at the top issues in Jefferson County Public Schools in 2017

Despite small raise, teacher pay continues to lag With the failure of the $33 million mill levy override and $535 million bond package that the Jefferson County Schools Board of Education presented … more

Glass: What makes a great school in Jeffco

In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and … more

Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … 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

Conversation on Pleasant View begins

Conversations about the future of the property that formerly housed Pleasant View Elementary School have begun. However, it is still undetermined what the site will become. Everything is just ideas … more
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