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Education

  • Boggs tries to block filming at school board meeting

    Jeffco schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson summoned security at last Thursday’s board meeting when school board member Laura Boggs tried to prevent a district employee from recording video of a speaker.

    Broomfield resident Kelly Scott was addressing the board about his desire for schools to get back to Judeo-Christian roots and teachings when Boggs stood and blocked the iPad camera of communications manager Marlene Desmond.

  • Conifer High has a new principal

    Conifer High School’s new principal has 21 years of education experience and is leaving his position at Northridge High School in Greeley to come to CHS.

    Jeffco schools announced to parents on Friday that Wesley Paxton will succeed Mike Musick as the school’s principal in the 2013-14 school year. Musick has taken a position at the district level in the new School Innovation and Effectiveness Division.

  • Broberg to take over helm at Evergreen Middle School

    Joelle Broberg wants to be in the middle of education in Evergreen.

    She will be this fall when she takes over as principal at Evergreen Middle School.

    Broberg, who has spent the past four years as an assistant principal at Evergreen High School, says the new position is her dream job.

    “I miss being at a middle school,” said Broberg, who had been a counselor at Deer Creek Middle School and a social studies teacher at Manning Option School before coming to EHS. She also taught at Green Mountain, Alameda and Wheat Ridge high schools.

  • New EHS principal coming from Alaska

    Although Evergreen High School’s new principal will be traveling a long way to take the position this fall, it’s really more like coming home.

    Ryan Alsup, who was introduced to the EHS faculty last Thursday, has been the principal at Juneau-Douglas High School in Alaska for the last three years.

    While that’s a long trip to make to get to Evergreen, Alsup actually grew up outside Larkspur, graduated from Douglas County schools, taught social studies, and was an administrative dean and assistant principal there.

  • Wilmot celebrates its 50th

    Over the past 50 years, Wilmot Elementary School has been many things: among them a place for students to get a good education and a school surrounded by parent and community support.

    However, at the school’s golden anniversary celebration on April 30, about 300 attendees learned that Wilmot also is a place where love sometimes gets its spark.

  • Parents offer variety of opinions at school achievement meetings

    Put a group of parents in a room, and you will get a plethora of ideas on how to improve student achievement.

    That’s exactly what happened when nine parents primarily from Conifer and Evergreen schools attended a 90-minute forum Saturday morning at EHS conducted by Jeffco Public Schools. It was one of several meetings at which the district is gathering information about how parents think students can be better served.

  • EHS, CHS place in national academic rankings

    It’s no secret that Evergreen and Conifer high schools are sporting rivals. And the academic rivalry is just as strong, but maybe a bit friendlier.

    That’s why both principals are applauding their national rankings among the top 500 high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and their rankings as two of the most challenging high schools in the country by the Washington Post.

  • Growth opportunity: Evergreen Country Day School students dig in to create greenhouse

    A small greenhouse at Evergreen Country Day School has created large opportunities for students to learn.

    The geodesic-dome greenhouse behind the school is being put together by students with the help of teachers and the founder of Evergreen nonprofit Global Children’s Gardens.

  • LESSON PLANS: Wilmot to celebrate 50th anniversary with walk down memory lane

    Wilmot Elementary School is planning a party April 30 to celebrate its 50th anniversary with building tours and a look at Wilmot through the years.

    Alums, former staff, parents and the community are invited to the celebration, called World of Wilmot: Then and Now, which will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the school, 5124 S. Hatch Drive.

  • Evergreen Middle off-center with Schuh’s imminent departure

    Principal Kristopher Schuh knows the name of every one of the 682 students at Evergreen Middle School.

    Not only does he know their names, he knows a little something about each of them, according to the teachers. That is part of what makes Schuh such a great principal, and what makes the faculty and staff sad that he is leaving EMS at the end of the school year. Schuh is joining 15 of his colleagues in the School Innovation and Effectiveness Division at the district level.