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Jefferson County graduates: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I have learned the positive impact that one kind action can have. It is incredibly easy to be kind to someone and make them feel welcome and included. I will carry this with me into my future career … more

Wizards take the court to raise funds for Arvada schools

The gym at Arvada High School was packed Friday, May 4 with families from throughout the city with two goals: be entertained and raise funds for Arvada area schools. The Harlem Wizards were in town … more

Q&A with Samuel Allan, Faith Christian High School

I was student body president at Faith Christian High School. Over the past four years, I have participated in Mock Trial, soccer, track, jazz and concert band. I plan to attend Wheaton College … more

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver … more

Arvada author honored for magazine article

An article written by Arvada author Carrie Seidel was named “best of issue” by the editorial, art and production staff at Highlights magazine. Published in December 2017, “Danger! Rescue on … more

Belmar Elementary celebrates Walk to School Day

The weather was chilly, but Belmar Elementary students bundled up and gathered at Addenbrooke Park to walk to school together on Oct. 10 for Walk to School Day. October is Colorado Pedestrian Month, … more

Forty girls participate in STEM camp at Mines

Some 40 seventh-and-eighth grade girls spent a week of their summer vacation learning how to isolate DNA, participating in a scavenger hunt at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and … more

Summer food service offers meals to students in need

Jefferson County Schools’ Summer Food Service Program kicked off the summer with an event at Emory Elementary School in Lakewood featuring the program’s mobile bus as well as vendors including … more

Free Horizon Montessori receives new status

Next school year, the halls of an empty school building that once hosted Pleasant View Elementary will again be bustling with students. The Colorado Department of Education unanimously approved Free … more

Q&A with Sidney Tonkin, Green Mountain High School grad

I participated in varsity swimming, President of Green Mountain HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America), participation in the Academy Student Leadership Team, Ram Council, and Chamber Orchestra. … more

Q&A with Devyn Schneider, Green Mountain High School grad

I participate in Academy Student Leadership Team, Ram Council (Student Council), Event Planning Committee, and Science Olympiad. I am also a part of Ed Perlmutter's youth advisory board. In addition … more

Jefferson County schools' mill levy override focuses on bringing classrooms to life

In addition to the $567 million bond Jefferson County Public Schools is seeking to address facility needs within the district, it is also asking voters to approve a $33 million mill levy override … more

Q&A with Brandon Henry, Green Mountain High School grad

In my high school career I participated in cross-country, choir and theater as well as being in a part time job at PetSmart and a volunteer job at the Ridge Recreation Center working alongside of … more

Q&A with Kelly Franson, D’Evelyn High School grad

I served as president of National Honor Society while dividing time between Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M, Mu Alpha Theta, and Girls Mentoring. I’m an avid mock trialer, and explored my law … more

Q&A with Juan Carlos Franco Orellana, Bear Creek High School grad

I’ve participated in wrestling, criminal justice club, HOSA, science NHS, and National History Day. After high school plans? The University of Colorado Denver and study either medicine or law. What … more

Geek Squad Academy comes to Lakewood

Gold Crown Enrichment in Lakewood has served thousands of children ages 10-18, mainly those who are from underserved communities. It hosts children from surrounding schools by offering mentorship and … more

Jeffco school district is weighing its funding options

This past spring and through the summer, Jefferson County Public Schools has been engaged in a community conversation about possibly putting ballot questions on for the November election. … more

School safety task force works to create safer schools

Over the course of the summer, a school safety and security task force for Jefferson County Public Schools has been working to brainstorm innovative ideas on how to keep Jeffco students safe. On … more

Playing and moving with drums helps relieve stress in kids, boosts mood

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at powwows, band concerts, weddings, and parades. They are jumping and … more

Nonprofit gets $1,000 grant to help refugees

An Arvada based nonprofit has been awarded a $1,000 grant to help provide financial literacy training to refugees in the Denver area. Teach By Tech and its founder Linnie Pawlek received the award … more
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