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Diversity night at Emory Elementary

On Feb. 28, Emory Elementary hosted “International Night,” a night where the school celebrated different cultures and highlighted that there is strength in diversity. Students performed by … 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

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

Belmar Elementary celebrates the Most Valuable Teacher

James Hoekstra was presented with the Most Valuable Teacher award from Isaiah Thomas of the Denver Nuggets. As part of winning the award, Hoekstra will be treated to a Nuggets game and a $500 check. … 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

A new chapter for Glennon Heights Elementary

The library at Glennon Heights Elementary School in Lakewood was in need of a makeover for the school’s 250 some kindergarten through sixth grade students. Books were ripped and old, photos inside … 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

Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action

Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was eating … more

Grants provide increased school security

Jeffco Public Schools will be replacing elementary classroom locks and installing a mass notification system thanks to grants from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. … more

Show celebrates elementary student art

Red Rocks Community College was swarming with budding artists and their families Feb. 22 for the opening reception of the 2019 Elementary Jeffco Schools Foundation Art Exhibit. “When they're here, … more

Girls & Science event picks up STEAM

Girls and their families will learn about STEAM fields at the fifth annual Girls & Science event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Career mentors working in the science, technology, … more

Positivity with Devinny Elementary

Second and fifth graders at Devinny Elementary in Lakewood canvased the school’s surrounding neighborhood to deliver handcrafted messages for Valentine’s Day. The project was through the … more

Jeffco schools moves toward opt-out model for Health Kids CO survey

Jefferson County Public Schools will be moving to a passive consent, or opt-out model, for Healthy Kids Colorado surveys moving forward. The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is the state’s only … more

Jeffco schools plans 1:1 device roll out

In August Jeffco Public Schools will begin getting a touchscreen device into the hands of every student, from fifth grade and up. The initiative will take four years to implement for all fifth-12th … more
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