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'Sick-out' closes two high schools

An empty parking lot symbolizes more than a school closure. Late Thursday evening, Standley Lake and Conifer high schools canceled classes for Friday, Sept. 19, following a … more

Belmar Elementary School shifts toward arts integration

Michelle Saeger’s second grade class at Belmar Elementary School is learning about the science of how organisms survive in different habitats — through art. Students were required to create a … more

Jeffco Schools prepares to launch online enrollment tool

Starting in December, students and parents will be able to browse schools throughout the districts and compare and contrast their offerings through the school finder tool, which will be launched as … 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

Phase one of EnrollJeffco opens

Jeffco Public Schools opened the first phase of a new online enrollment system, www.EnrollJeffco.org, Dec. 17. The EnrollJeffco School Finder enables families to learn about neighborhood, option, and … more

Tides turning in Jefferson County

Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more

Hardwired to learn in Jeffco

A couple hundred Jeffco Public Schools high schoolers attended the second annual Jeffcon on Jan. 25. Jeffcon is a conference specifically geared toward the students to give them the opportunity to … more

Jeffco board raises eyebrows

It only took until the first full meeting of the new Jefferson County School Board for fears to be renewed about changes the new board will make. New board president Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams outvoted Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill … more

Play Center teaches cognitive skills

After several attempts to find a play center for her son, Stacy Graham, decided to take matters into her own hands, and created a functional play center for children with sensory disabilities. A Place 4 Me play center, LLP, 11651 W. 64 Ave., … more

School of Mines names new provost

Colorado School of Mines has named Richard C. Holz its next provost. Holz is dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines in June 2019. As provost, … more

Jeffco students, staff honored as heroes in overcoming adversity

When Adrena Rocha was a freshman at Arvada High School she was more interested in partying than coming to school. She described herself as a “lost child,” her lowest point being when she ran away … 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

Year of new beginnings, old battles

Presented here are the Lakewood Sentinel’s top 10 stories of 2013. W Rail Line opens After years of work and waiting, the W Rail Line began running through Denver, Lakewood and Golden on April 26. RTD estimated that there were 35,000 … more

Kerr named Senate Education Committee chair

Sen. Andy Kerr was named as chair of the Senate Education Committee on Dec. 16, taking over from Evie Hudak, who resigned in November. “I’m very honored to have been chosen for this position,” Kerr said. “I think it’s very appropriate … 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

Field of Dreams coming true

“If you build it, they will come.” That is what Foothills Elementary, 13165 W. Ohio Ave., is hoping will be the case with it’s new Field of Dreams project, which just received a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). The field was … more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Warren Tech program trains next 911 dispatchers

A new program at Warren Tech is working to address the need for more emergency dispatchers nationwide. The program, held at the north campus at Arvada West High, teaches students the skills to become … more

Jeffco’s 4-H seeks help for dog project

Jefferson County’s 4-H program isn’t just for youth who are enveloped by foothills or surrounded by an agrarian lifestyle. The youth development program also offers a dog training program which may peak the interest of some of Colorado’s more … more

Conifer family sues Jeffco Public Schools over handling of anti-Semitism claims

A former West Jefferson Middle School student and her father are suing Jeffco Public Schools over the district’s handling of the family’s anti-Semitism claims. The case, initially filed in the … more
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