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Hard lessons from Columbine help protect kids

Tragedy has changed the way area school districts assess and approach threats. As the home district of Columbine High, the site of what was once the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, … more

FBI: "No longer a threat to the community"

Shortly after noon today, multiple Jefferson County School District schools were placed on lockout — meaning business as usual within buildings but all access in and out of school buildings is … more

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic … more

Serving Kids receives annual donation pledge from Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club

When longtime Jefferson County Public Schools volunteer Nancy Hoffmaster surveyed school principals in the district in 1996, she learned something troublesome — at least 500 children didn’t have … more

Golden Backpack Program continues its mission of feeding hungry kids

When a child is hungry, that hunger affects much more than just that child. “It’s more than just having an empty stomach,” said Tyson Noeth, the executive director of the Golden Backpack … more

Social etiquette fit for a queen

On the chance that she would ever get to visit with a queen, it is important to 9-year-old Elena Perrotto that she knows some formal dance moves and proper dining manners. However, these are just two … more

Jeffco nets $523,030 in GOCO grants

The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board recently awarded three grants totaling $523,030 for projects in Jefferson County. The City of Arvada, in partnership with North Arvada Middle School, received … more

Board of Ed works through 2019-20 budget

Jefferson County Public Schools’ proposed budget prioritizes things like family engagement, at-risk student support, maintaining dropout support and expansion of a teacher residency program. The … more

It’s test time again for Jeffco students

This month students in our community, across our state, and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, our district is … more

Jeffco schools funds second round of innovations

First grade students at Fremont Elementary in Arvada are now incorporating learning on touch-screen Chromebooks into their daily routine. The initiative bridges the gap of technology between the … more

Jeffco BOE extends superintendent contract by 5 years

Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass now holds a contract for the position until June 2025. The Jeffco Board of Education voted unanimously March 7 to extend Glass’ contract by five … more

Compass Montessori students learn to ‘eat a rainbow’

Eat a rainbow, Heather Aardema said to about 110 of Compass Montessori-Golden Campus’ first-through-sixth graders. Aardema was not talking about the Skittles advertising slogan. She was talking … more

Jeffco teachers and district reach agreement

Teachers and support staff will receive extra earnings from the passing of the mill levy override, which came with a commitment of $15 million to go toward compensation. At the end of February, the … more

Jeffco schools tests 2-hour snow delay

Following a particularly snowy and cold winter, Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass is moving forward with implementing a two-hour delay schedule for inclement weather days. Up until … more

Handing out the Constitution to the next generation

The Wheat Ridge Optimist Club realizes that although most youths today rely on technology devices for research and other academic needs, there’s still value in having a book in hand. That’s why … more

B.I.O.N.I.C. Team wins Innovators Society grand prize

After four student suicides in the 2001-02 school year at Green Mountain High School, GHS counselor Sandy Austin created the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team so caring students could connect with people who might … more

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of … more

$1.4 million gift to Regis athletic program

A $1.4 million donation to the Regis University athletics program will go toward the construction of a multi-functional practice facility, providing additional training space and accommodations for … more

Consequences in Jeffco Public Schools for vaping

It is possible for students who get caught violating the Tobacco Free Schools Policy to receive a suspension in Jeffco schools. According to Jen Bolcoa, health education liaison for the school … more

Forming a pipeline for future talent

Aerospace is a worldwide endeavor. “It is one thing that unites the nation, and it unites the world,” said Paul Anderson, the Orion program director with Lockheed Martin. “And it even goes … more
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