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'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as … more

Phase one of EnrollJeffco opens

Jeffco Public Schools opened the first phase of a new online enrollment system, www.EnrollJeffco.org, Dec. 17. The EnrollJeffco School Finder enables families to learn about neighborhood, option, and … more

Jeffco schools moves toward opt-out model for Health Kids CO survey

Jefferson County Public Schools will be moving to a passive consent, or opt-out model, for Healthy Kids Colorado surveys moving forward. The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is the state’s only … more

Tides turning in Jefferson County

Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more

Hardwired to learn in Jeffco

A couple hundred Jeffco Public Schools high schoolers attended the second annual Jeffcon on Jan. 25. Jeffcon is a conference specifically geared toward the students to give them the opportunity to … more

Jeffco board raises eyebrows

It only took until the first full meeting of the new Jefferson County School Board for fears to be renewed about changes the new board will make. New board president Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams outvoted Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill … more

Top stories of the year

It has been a year of change for Golden with well-respected community leaders stepping down to new faces on city council next year. There was a lot to report on this year but here is a list of some of the top 10 stories listed in no particular … more

School of Mines names new provost

Colorado School of Mines has named Richard C. Holz its next provost. Holz is dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines in June 2019. As provost, … more

Stereotypes bad predictors of school violence, experts say

When it comes to preventing the next Columbine High School shooting, two school security experts urged educators to look at what their students say and where they say it. “A lot of these kids are … more

Jeffco students, staff honored as heroes in overcoming adversity

When Adrena Rocha was a freshman at Arvada High School she was more interested in partying than coming to school. She described herself as a “lost child,” her lowest point being when she ran away … more

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override … more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Bell orchestra worthy of a standing ovation

Bell Middle School’s Chamber Orchestra rose to the occasion for its big performance at the Colorado Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) annual conference. So much so that the audience applauded … more

Warren Tech program trains next 911 dispatchers

A new program at Warren Tech is working to address the need for more emergency dispatchers nationwide. The program, held at the north campus at Arvada West High, teaches students the skills to become … more

Jeffco’s 4-H seeks help for dog project

Jefferson County’s 4-H program isn’t just for youth who are enveloped by foothills or surrounded by an agrarian lifestyle. The youth development program also offers a dog training program which may peak the interest of some of Colorado’s more … more

Conifer family sues Jeffco Public Schools over handling of anti-Semitism claims

A former West Jefferson Middle School student and her father are suing Jeffco Public Schools over the district’s handling of the family’s anti-Semitism claims. The case, initially filed in the … more

Bear Creek HS teacher among Teacher of the Year candidates

The Colorado Department of Education has announced six finalists for the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition with the sole finalist to be announced by Nov. 1. Bear Creek High School teacher … more

Jeffco school board legal costs may rise

Jeffco Schools Board of Education's recent hiring of a Colorado Springs attorney Brad A. Miller, could cost the district an additional $90,000 this year. Hired by a 3-2 vote (Ken Witt, Julie … more

School safety task force calls for proactive approach

The goal of the Jefferson County Public Schools’ community safety and security task force recommendations are to move from a reactive to proactive response when it comes to the safety and security … more
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