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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

Glass: Survey says Jeffco community and employees support this direction

A little over a month ago, we launched a survey to gauge the opinion of the community on the direction of Jeffco Public Schools and to get feedback on possible fall election questions. To date, … more

A thank-you to our elementary school teachers

Many moons ago, back when I was still in a phase of my career in which I had to purchase my pay raises, I had to take a class called “Trends in Modern Education.” I remember very little of the … more

Green Mountain's Ram Nation graduates 44th class

It was a mostly celebratory evening for Green Mountain High School's Ram Nation as it said goodbye its 233-student 2018 graduating class. But there's always a little sadness when students leave for … more

Jeffco schools approves Free Horizon shift from charter school to district option school

Pending approval by the Colorado Department of Education, Free Horizon Montessori is on its way to obtaining a slightly different configuration, and a new home.On May 3, the Jeffco Board of Education … 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

Jeffco youth help inform county's efforts to become a community that cares

Youth today have a lot to deal with. They face the pressures of fitting in among their peers and the stressors of succeeding in academics and extracurricular activities. And all this at an age when … more

Why Jeffco teachers are walking out

In a recently published article in Education Week, Marc Tucker (CEO of the National Center on Education & the Economy) wrote, “Little wonder the teachers are striking. The only question is why … more

My Name Is: Gretchen Carter

Looping with students for four years of high school I’m the ninth-grade assistant principal activities director at Golden High School. I’ve been at Golden High School for eight years. A large … more

No. 7 Ralston Valley baseball suffers loss against Chatfield

LITTLETON — Chatfield junior Luke LaChance accomplished a rare feat on the baseball field Monday at Chatfield Senior High School. LaChance led off the bottom of the third inning with a single … more

Troublesome timing on those teacher walk-outs

Did you ever see something, and immediately ask yourself, “who thought that was a good idea?” I had a really strong moment of that about three months ago. Think back to early February: at that … more

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
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