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Board of education approves 2018-19 budget at final meeting

The Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education approved the 2018-19 budget June 7 at its final regular meeting of the school year. The new fiscal year begins July 1. The budget process began … 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

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

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

Diza-mbelolo, Martin and Williams bring home track titles

LAKEWOOD — A damp, cold and rainy Jeffco Stadium didn’t slow down D’Evelyn junior Esther Diza-mbelolo and Standley Lake junior Tyler Williams on Saturday, May 19. Diza-mbelolo ran in four Class … 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

Jeffco BOE puts value on employees in proposed budget

The Jefferson County Board of Education is putting value on its educators in its proposed 2018-19 budget with increased pay and cost of living increases for teachers and an increase to long-term … 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

Jeffco educators join groundswell of teachers protesting for funding

Teachers from Jefferson County will join the hundreds who have already lobbied at the Colorado State Capitol this month pressuring lawmakers to address education funding and protect the Public … more

Jeffco students with disabilities step up to the plate

A select group of athletes from 15 Jefferson County schools gathered at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood, to play some softball, Adapted Athletics style. The April 18 event was the latest … more

Jeffco students hold 'Vote For Our Lives' rally at Columbine

Hundreds gathered at Clement Park April 19, the evening before the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, for the Vote for Our Lives Rally organized by Jefferson County … more

Jeffco schools closed April 26 for teacher shortage

Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed April 26 due to a labor shortage. Diana Wilson, chief communications officer for the district, said that as of April 17, 1,650 teachers had put in … more
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