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Meet Joan Chávez-Lee, District 4 candidate for school board

Before Joan Chávez-Lee was a Jeffco principal, she was a Jeffco parent. She was raising her kindergarten-aged daughter on her own when, inspired by how impactful her daughter’s teacher was, … more

Meet Susan Miller, District 4 candidate for school board

Lakewood resident Susan Miller has two distinct backgrounds: a longtime finance professional, she has worked as an investment banker and company vice president; and a mother of four former Jeffco … more

Olde Town shops transform into student art show

Last weekend the businesses of Olde Town became a widespread, eclectic art gallery as 18 stores displayed student artwork for the Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. The contest was an effort by the … more

Three-time summer reading champion shares secrets to success

Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading program is nothing new. But every year, there’s something different to look forward to, said marketing manager Cindy Matthews - whether it’s … more

Local conference to give ‘grandparenting’ tips for the 21st century

After nearly 200 grandparents attended Arvada’s first grand-parenting conference in 2018, Arvada resident Pat Whiteley and her co-planners will bring back the conference for its second year on … more

School board candidates on budget, programming priorities

Sept. 25 saw school board candidates take to the stage in Lakewood High School's auditorium as the Jeffco PTA hosted its candidate forum for the 2019 election. The forum followed Superintendent Jason … more

Jefferson County marching bands face off

Marching bands big and small stepped onto the field as part of the Jeffco Marching Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The Bulldogs won the Class 2A title performing … more

Meet Rob Applegate, candidate for school board

Rob Applegate says the things from his elementary school years which stands out to him include the connections he made with classmates, but also the hard work his mother put in behind the scenes. … more

Meet Stephanie Schooley, candidate for school board

As former president and current member of the Stober Elementary PTA, Stephanie Schooley has spent years brainstorming ways the PTA can help its community improve. But she’s also put a special … more

District talks tactics to engage ‘kids on the outer circle’

Since 2018-2019 data came back for the school district’s Make Your Voice Heard Survey — with 20.4% of middle schoolers and 16.3% of high schoolers saying they do not feel safe at school — … more

A place for cooling down in class

Sometimes we all need to step away and take a moment for a breather to calm our emotions and refocus. This is the idea behind a Cool Down Corner. “The idea resonates with people,” said Golden … more

Parents appeal decision not to designate feeder for option school

Neighboring schools Maple Grove Elementary for kindergarteners through fifth graders and the Manning School of Academics and Arts for sixth through eighth graders are at odds over a decision on … more

2020 National Merit semifinalists named

Semifinals in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program have been announced. The program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous … more

Back to school also means elections around the corner

With Labor Day behind us, the days are getting shorter which means summer is winding down and fall is just ahead. This also means we are coming up on the scariest time of year. That’s right, folks … more

Two new members to be elected to school board

For voters in the Jefferson County School District, Nov. 5 will see them select two representatives to sit on the school board, which is made up of five seats total. The representatives will serve a … more

Teacher contract, test results prompt budget changes

Student standardized test results came back just in time for the first regular school board meeting on Sept. 5, at which board members pressed for answers on how the district would improve for 2020. … more

Jefferson County’s fourth grade initiative boosts student test scores

After seeing a decrease in the percentage of fourth graders who passed the standardized test CMAS in 2018, district executives felt compelled to make a change. “We targeted support specifically for … more

Mines students to compete in Solar Decathlon AFRICA

It’s not an African safari, but Colorado School of Mines students are participating in quite an adventure in Morocco this September. A group from Mines is competing in Solar Decathlon AFRICA — an … more

Jeffco schools receive 2019 standardized test scores

With the August release of Colorado Measurement of Academic Success scores, or CMAS — a standardized math, English and science test for third through eighth graders, and a science test for 11th … more
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