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ESSER money for Jeffco Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds were a hot topic during the April 8 Jeffco School Board meeting.  ESSER Funds are a $13.2 billion portion of the $30.75 billion … more

Red Rocks Theatre Department wins award

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has been selected by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance) to be the recipient of the 2021 Bernice Joseph Award. The award, … more

The right chemistry for Clear Creek students

Chemistry students at Clear Creek High School always are up for a challenge. The latest was to make a chemical reaction similar to the reaction that happens in a vehicle airbag. Not a huge reaction, … more

Supporting our kids any way we can

Community. Connections. Coherence. We’ve been thinking a lot about these words over the last year. In Clear Creek, we’ve been fortunate to have kids in school for the majority of the … more

Clear Creek board to decide on 4-day school week, Carlson Elementary renovations

April 20 is a big day for the Clear Creek school board when it is expected to decide on two issues: whether to move the district to a four-day school week and whether to renovate Carlson Elementary … more

School district rolls out 2021 remote learning plan

Students enrolling in Jeffco Public Schools’ remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year can expect an equitable learning experience on par with in-person school, district officials told … more

Green thumbs

If students learn more by doing, then the Wilmot Elementary School fourth graders are going to be well versed in gardening. The students won an indoor tower garden from Juice Plus through an essay … more

Jeffco Schools names superintendent finalist

Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as its final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools on March 25. Dorland has served as Deputy … more

Jeffco Schools accountability board calls for minimum in-person testing

Jefferson County's own District Accountability Committee has unanimously called for the district to do a minimum of in-person testing for this school year as possible. The DAC, a group of volunteer … more

Eating the colors of the rainbow at West Jeff Elementary

“Red and yellow and pink and green, Purple and orange and blue, I can eat a rainbow, eat a rainbow, eat a rainbow too.” With apologies to composer Arthur Hamilton, whose original children’s … more

CCSD decision: four- or five-day school week

The Clear Creek school board and district officials are trying to wrap their heads around the issues surrounding a potential move to a four-day school week. They began official discussions in the … more

Jeffco schools looking at $54 million in cuts for 2021-22

At a recent Jeffco School Board meeting, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Nicole Stewart, gave a presentation asking board members for input on where to make needed cuts in the 2021-22 budget.  The … more

Clear Creek students get a snow day for March 15

Clear Creek schools will have a snow day and Jeffco schools will use remote learning for all students Monday as the area digs out from up to 3 feet of snow. In addition, the Clear Creek rec center … more

Testing takes center stage in school board session

In a Feb. 23, meeting of the Jeffco School Board, assessment tests and the possibility of their results having a punitive effect on the District and teachers were the main topic of concern. Matthew … more

Jeffco Capital Improvement Program: The numbers

In the beginning, there was the flipbook. Before bringing the 2018 Bond vote to the people, the Jeffco Public Schools district created a document known as the flipbook. It was a comprehensive index … more

Jeffco announces return to full in-person learning plan

Interim Superintendent Kristopher Schuh announced the District’s two-phase plan to return to 100% in-person learning for grades 6-12. This will replace the Hybrid learning option but will not … more

Jeffco Schools declares a remote-only day for Thursday, Feb. 25

Jeffco Public Schools will conduct an all-remote learning day on Thursday, February 25 due to weather and road conditions. School buildings and other district buildings are closed. For students in … more

Mines becomes first school to offer minor in space mining

Colorado School of Mines graduates have gone on to engineer mines around the world. Now the school is hoping to set up its students to do something out of this world. Next school year, undergraduates … more

Clear Creek School District briefs

Golddigger Field grand opening tentatively set for April A grand opening/homecoming for the new Golddigger Field is tentatively planned for April 9, but two factors will determine whether the event … more

Launching into educational fun

3 … 2 … 1 … blast off! Clear Creek Middle School students counted down before they launched their rockets high into the sky recently as part of Stephanie Mellon's STEM (science, technology, … more
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