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Warren Tech students design snowboards

Elijah Quinones, 16, aspires to be a graphic designer. “Anything you can imagine, you can create with graphic design,” he said. As a junior in Warren Tech’s graphic design program, Quinones is one of almost 90 students getting a head … more

Sixth-grade shift moves ahead in Jeffco

When parent Darcie Weiser first heard of Jeffco’s intent to move sixth-grade students to middle school, she was not a fan. In 2014, her son was a fifth-grader at Meiklejohn Elementary in Arvada when the talk of moving sixth-grade students from … more

Hickenlooper budget would boost school funding

Colorado would give school districts more money next year and the state would make a dent in its school funding shortfall under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2018-19 budget released Nov. 1. If the plan is approved by state lawmakers, school … more

Mental health in the spotlight at Mines

Colorado School of Mines is an elite school — its students are high performers. But that comes along with high expectations and high stress, said Karyn Burry, a senior studying chemical and biochemical engineering who is the president of … more

Study shows Red Rocks positive economic impact

Red Rocks Community College creates a positive net impact on the regional economy, according to a recent study of Red Rocks and others in the Colorado Community College System. Results of the study by Economic Modeling Specialists, a leading … more

RMCAD celebrates a new vision for future

When Chris Spohn, the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design’s president for the past seven months, first moved to the Denver area from Los Angeles, he took an Uber or Lyft to campus every day. “I’d ask whoever was driving me if they’d … more

RRCC teaches managerial skills to keep employees safe

A person can have all the technical training necessary to be successful on a job site, but training to be a good boss is something most don’t receive. “You might be an awesome welder on Friday and then have to be a boss on Monday,” said … more

‘Stop the Bleed’ class offers tools for helping

Theresa Carrol stood over a prosthetic wound as it spouted fake blood and quickly stuffed it with gauze. She was one of 60 community members learning how to pack wounds and apply pressure in emergency situations. “I don’t want to feel … more

Teacher unions support incumbents for Jeffco school board

Incumbents in the Jefferson County Board of Education race have garnered significantly more financial support than their challengers, as reported by the Oct. 17 contributions and expenditures report filed with the Colorado Secretary of … more

Teaching students how to cope socially, emotionally

Eighth-grader Morgan Fritzler is working to improve her self-awareness. “Sometimes, I have anxiety and perfectionist issues and I expect myself to get everything on the first try,” Fritzler, 12, said. “It makes me feel frustrated.” But … more

Jeffco libraries talk beer and books

Karen Hertz founded Holidaily Brewing in Golden in 2016 after battling health issues that forced her to eliminate gluten from her diet. Overcoming melanoma and thyroid cancer meant that she could no longer enjoy one of her favorite drinks — … more

Ron Mitchell - Jefferson County School Board, District 5

Ron Mitchell graduated from Arvada High School. He earned an undergraduate in education, and a master's in administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He served six years in the Army Reserves, before his education career. He taught at … more

Getting to Belmar by foot

Belmar Elementary knows how to throw a party, and on Oct. 4 students, parents, and staff gathered at nearby Addenbrooke Park for International Walk and Bike to School Day.  "It's all about being healthy," said Principal Meredith … more

Looking good at Alameda homecoming

It was a special homecoming for about 18 of Alameda International Junior/Senior High School’s students, who received all the primping they needed thanks to donations from the community. Several hours before the dance started on the evening of … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

New university is for parents, community

A new university will teach parents, guardians and other community members about education in Jefferson County Public Schools while engaging the community in the district’s strategic direction and purpose. “One of the goals we have … more

DACA students rally to renew eligibility, ‘mourn loss of dream’

When she was 2 years old, Claudia Hurtado and her sister were taken across the border with people she didn’t know. Separately, her parents crossed from Mexico to Texas, and there, met the people with their children, before coming to Denver to … more

Jeffco hopes for better funding for school safety training facility

In the six months since the Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety opened, over 4,000 officer from 34 law enforcement agencies have trained there. Named after former Columbine High Principal Frank DeAngelis, the center is located at the … more

Mines students thinking big with tiny homes

They may be small, but tiny homes are a huge thing right now. And Colorado School of Mines is making one that's even more futuristic. “We're putting a science-y twist on a pop culture thing,” said Katie Schneider, a junior at Mines … more

Jeffco school marching bands take the field

Nerves were high, but so was musicality as 15 Jefferson County high school marching bands took the field for their first performance of the season at the Jeffco Marching Band Festival held Sept. 19 … more
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