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Program helps students find right direction

Brady High School student Melody Soto wasn’t sure what to expect the first time she met with her mentor, Ashley Becker. “I thought I could only talk about certain things and had to be a certain way,” said Soto, who aims to graduate from … more

Farm to Table dinner supports Warren Tech program

Seven Denver chefs and a plethora of Warren Tech culinary students gathered under a white tent erected in the middle of ACRES Farm on the Warren Tech campus in Lakewood. The table was filled with plates and an avocado mouse sat in the middle of each … more

Jeffco school board candidates talk issues

Schools choice, transparency and opportunities for all students were hot topics at the first Jefferson County Board of Education candidate forum held Sept. 13 at Wheat Ridge High School. The forum, presented by Support Jeffco Kids and Arvadans for … more

Outdoor Labs add greenhouse classrooms

Every sixth grader in Jefferson County Schools spends a week at one of the districts two outdoor labs, Mt. Evans or Windy Peaks. Soon, those students will be learning in new greenhouse classrooms set for completion this fall. “Our whole mission … more

Jeffco school board looks at student achievement

In its first board meeting of the school year, the Jefferson County Board of Education looked at the districts performance on the most recent Colorado Measures of Academic Success test results. One area of concern for school board member Ali … more

Glass: `Jeffco Public Schools is open to and welcomes all families'

On Sept. 5, the Trump Administration announced its plans to end the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Accordingly, the Department of Homeland Security will stop processing any new applications for the program and action is … more

Shields and Van Gieson challenge incumbents for school board

Both challengers in the Jefferson County Board of Education race oppose the shift of sixth-graders to middle school and are concerned about the stress school closures brings to a community. “I know the devastation closing Pleasant View caused … more

Red Rocks unveils state-of-the-art student rec center

A good way to measure a project’s success is to check in with those who opposed it in the beginning and see what they think at the end. By that measure, Red Rocks Community College’s newly opened student recreation center is already a … more

School wants Jefferson to be a community hub again

Jefferson Junior/Senior High School in Edgewater threw a massive community party on Aug. 30, with music, barbecue, games and a lot of laughter. But the party wasn’t just to welcome students and their families back to the school for another … more

Jeffco explores discipline for early learners

Based on a recent study that examined discipline incidents for kindergarten through third-grade students, Jefferson County Public Schools will be looking at alternative ways to discipline early learners. “From a discipline standpoint, there’s … more

Two last minute challengers emerge in Jeffco school board race

Two last minute challengers filed to run for Jefferson County Board of Education. Three incumbents, board president Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert will seek reelection for their seats, which they acquired in 2015 after the recall of … more

State awards Jeffco over $825,000

The Colorado State Board of Education will be giving a $825,164 award to Jefferson County Public Schools from the School Health Professionals Grant Program This state grant program utilizes recreational marijuana tax dollars to help hire … more

Arvada High leaps toward project-based learning

The day before students returned to Arvada High for the new school year, teachers gathered to put a plan into motion to become the first high school in the Jefferson County school district to make a school-wide shift toward project based … more

A happy ending for Jeffco's furry tails

The goal: To read 30 million minutes for the Jefferson County Library Foundation to donate $500 to the Foothills Animal Shelter. And Jeffco readers far exceeded expectations. The goal was met on July 25, but everybody kept on reading, reaching … more

Rare raptor track unveiled at Dinosaur Ridge

Every year, thousands of people walk up and down Dinosaur Ridge to get a glimpse into a world millions of years in the past. But little did anyone know, until last year, that all the people walking on the southeast side of West Alameda Parkway … more

Students back at Belmar

It was a perfect summer morning when students, parents and staff gathered outside of Belmar Elementary for the first day of school on Aug. 17. Students were met outside the doors by balloons, music like Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and free … more

Rose Stein reopens with a new community focus

For the past year, the Zimmer family — Craig, Meghan, Wyatt and Paige — have seen the reconstruction of Stein Elementary as they go to and from their home, just a few blocks away. On Aug. 16, they were among the first to see the school, now … more

Jeffco students mark new high on CMAS growth data

Growth can be seen from almost all grade levels in the Jeffco Public Schools Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) performance results. Jeffco’s overall district CMAS English Language Arts (ELA) and Math median scores went up for all grades … more

Diverse WRHS student body returns to class

Summer break has officially come to an end, and students' moods heading back into the halls of Wheat Ridge High School on Thursday, Aug. 17 ran the gamut. Ivan Stanton, incoming freshman with a … more

‘We’re a school of innovation’

In the weeks before the first day of school for Jefferson County students, teachers at Three Creeks K-8 in Arvada saw their classrooms for the first time. As construction workers put the finishing touches on the new school, technology was being … more
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