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District leaders preview four potential changes coming to Jeffco

After dropping their children off at school for the day, about a dozen parents from schools across the area gathered to discuss what their kids are learning every day, the future of the district and … more

Jeffco school enrollment opens for 2020-2021

With 30 to 45 minutes of nightly homework covering almost every subject, sixth grader Oscar Young often finds himself spending more time doing homework after school than his middle- and … more

'Jeffco Generations' tactics under review before January revision

With the end of the year approaching, the Board of Education conducted its annual discussion around the district's strategic plan, Jeffco Generations, during the annual Colorado Association of School … more

Jeffco works to avoid potential ‘dead-ends’ of new state grad requirements

When Arvada High junior Sebastian Owens takes the SAT this spring, he’s not only counting on scores good enough to get him into the college of his choice; he’s also hoping for math and English … more

Students with disabilities find jobs through Project SEARCH

From an early age, Arvada resident Chris Cannizzaro was acquainted with the radiology department; even now, he can recall MRIs he had as a toddler. “As a kid, I was afraid of the MRI machine,” he … more

Jefferson County school district data highlights need for longer lunch times

A Nov. 13 presentation to the Board of Education from leaders with the district’s Food & Nutrition Services sparked some board members to call for a change in how much time students have to eat … more

Foster to become district’s first dual language option school

Next school year will mark the establishment of Jeffco’s first Dual Language Option School, with Arvada’s Foster Elementary transforming into Foster Dual Language PK-8 School. That decision was … more

With Jefferson County bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events … more

Schooley wins District 3, but running mate loses to Miller

When first results came in at 7:08 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 5, Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was shown to be leading over Rob Applegate, while Susan Miller led over … more

Survivalists offer range of options for uncertain future

Castle Rock resident Kiki Bandilla wanted to live a self-reliant life — the kind of life, as she describes it, in which she could sustain herself without depending on “institutions or grocery … more

Applications for $1 million innovation fund now open to students

For two years now the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund has invited school district staff to apply for a portion of a $1 million fund to support creative ideas. And this year, thanks to some … more

Severe weather shelters open in Jefferson County

Starting this month, Jefferson County's Severe Weather Shelter Network opened its doors with plans to continue hosting the homeless throughout the winter. Formed in 2013, the network is a nonprofit … more

Financial gaps widen between school board campaigns

This year’s four school board candidates filed their latest reports of contributions and expenditures Sept. 30, which saw the financial margins between competing campaigns widen as Election Day, … more

Maple Grove students will not have Manning enrollment priority

At the Oct. 10 school board meeting, both sides of the ongoing Maple Grove and Manning debate — a question of whether neighborhood elementary school Maple Grove should feed into Manning, an option … more

Meet Joan Chávez-Lee, District 4 candidate for school board

Before Joan Chávez-Lee was a Jeffco principal, she was a Jeffco parent. She was raising her kindergarten-aged daughter on her own when, inspired by how impactful her daughter’s teacher was, … more

Meet Susan Miller, District 4 candidate for school board

Lakewood resident Susan Miller has two distinct backgrounds: a longtime finance professional, she has worked as an investment banker and company vice president; and a mother of four former Jeffco … more

Olde Town shops transform into student art show

Last weekend the businesses of Olde Town became a widespread, eclectic art gallery as 18 stores displayed student artwork for the Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. The contest was an effort by the … more

Meet Rob Applegate, candidate for school board

Rob Applegate says the things from his elementary school years which stands out to him include the connections he made with classmates, but also the hard work his mother put in behind the scenes. … more

District talks tactics to engage ‘kids on the outer circle’

Since 2018-2019 data came back for the school district’s Make Your Voice Heard Survey — with 20.4% of middle schoolers and 16.3% of high schoolers saying they do not feel safe at school — … more

Parents appeal decision not to designate feeder for option school

Neighboring schools Maple Grove Elementary for kindergarteners through fifth graders and the Manning School of Academics and Arts for sixth through eighth graders are at odds over a decision on … more
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