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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A lot goes into making a school a positive place for students to be, but one that many may not think about is pride. “We’re always looking for opportunities to give out students a sense of pride in their school,” said Jeffrey Gomez, … more
Jack Maher can often be seen around Jefferson County schools, always with his black cap, a Sony Alpha 77 II camera, a mini-tripod and an extra lens. Sometimes, he brings along his larger Sony 4K video camera, the much-smaller GoPro cameras, a … more
The Jefferson County Board of Education met for its first study session of the 2017-18 school year the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Windy Peak Outdoor Lab School just outside Bailey. The agenda included orienting new superintendent Dr. … more
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