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Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers … more

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops … more

Welchester Elementary School hosts 20th annual chili cookoff fundraiser

It may not be the Stanley Cup, but the traveling Chili Master of the Year trophy is a sought-after prize among the Welchester Elementary School staff members. more

Fairmount Elementary School receives prestigious Blue Ribbon award

The Firebirds of Fairmount Elementary School have transformed from red to blue — burning hotter and brighter than before — as the school recently received the prestigious Blue Ribbon award. more

Jeffco Board of Education votes to close 16 elementary schools

The Jefferson County Board of Education unanimously voted to close 16 elementary schools on Nov. 10, approving a consolidation plan initially presented to the Board by the District on Aug. 25. more

RE-8 board to continue school safety discussions

Discussion about school security in the Weld Re-8 School District Nov. 10 ranged from arming teachers to bringing in armed security guards to leaving security in the hands of those with professional … more

Adams 14 teachers union, Together Colorado to host anti-district reorganization rally

The Adams 14 School District teachers union and Together Colorado started a new community campaign to stop the reorganization of the school district and to shift narratives around the … more

Golden runs into 2nd round of 4A state playoffs

ARVADA — Golden’s first-year head football coach Matt McDougal received a nice birthday gift from his Demons on Nov. 4. more

Big send-off for Thimmig student, big Tampa Bay Bucs fan w/video

THORNTON – Members of the Brighton, Commerce City and Thornton police departments were on hand at Thimmig Elementary School Nov. 3. Students from all three 27J Schools’ high schools … more

Jeffco Board of Education to vote on consolidations Nov. 10

The Jefferson County Board of Education is set to vote Nov. 10 on whether to carry out the District’s plan of closing 16 elementary schools within the county.  more

In Douglas County, voters will decide whether teachers get 9% pay bump

Lucy Squire just marked her 18th year as a teacher at Copper Mesa Elementary School in Douglas County. One of the things she has that many teachers here and around Colorado don’t is a home. more

Adams 14 receives notice of reorganization

The Colorado Department of Education sent a notice to Adams School District 14 requiring it to begin a reorganization process. It will involve this school district plus Mapleton Public Schools, Adams … more

Jeffco Board of Education hears updates on possible school closures

With the Jeffco Board of Education vote on whether to consolidate elementary schools approaching on Nov. 10, the board heard another update on how closures would affect enrollment, students, staff and transportation. more

Inside Jeffco Kids First, and Ganahl's furor over students

Over the summer, the members of a Facebook group called Jeffco Kids First began shifting their  concern away from pandemic policies in  schools to identities it deemed disruptive to learning. A leading voice in the group told parents to empower their children to find “furries,” kids who dress up in animal accessories, and to record them.  more

Kyffin Elementary event raises $25,000 for schoolwide projects, field trips

For Kyffin Elementary School students, it’s one of the best days of the year. On Oct. 7, the school in southeast Golden hosted its 12th annual fun run. more

Ralston Elementary kicks off spooky season with annual fall fest

For Ralston Elementary School families, Halloween started 30 days early. The Genesee-area school hosted its annual fall festival Oct. 1, where youngsters donned their costumes, collected candy, played games, and enjoyed other activities. more

Classes continue at Fort Lupton High School despite circulated threats

The Weld Re-8 School District became the latest in a series of school districts to face rumored threats to school safety.   In a district website post Sept. 23, Weld Re-8 Superintendent … more

Adams City HS gets all-clear for regular day Sept. 22

Adams City High School students returned to class Sept. 22 after an unsubstantiated threat closed the building the day before. A combined investigation between Adams  District 14 officials … more

State board of education restores accreditation to Adams 14 School District

The state board of education had some good news for the Adams 14 School District Sept. 14. It restored the district's accreditation during the board's meeting in Colorado Springs. The vote was … more

Daniels Scholarship Program applications open

Colorado high-school seniors can apply to become a 2023 Daniels Scholar and receive up to $100,000 towards their college degree. The program provides a chance for students to attend the college of … more
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