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Expressing themselves: Vertical Skills Academy students recite original poetry

Writing poetry is like taking your heart and putting it on paper. That was how Wynston Unger, a fourth grader at Vertical Skills Academy, explained his second attempt at writing poetry. Winston and his classmates read their poetry and explained their inspiration for their topics at a Poetry Jam on Nov. 18 at Bivouac Coffee. more

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers … more

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops … more

Broadcasting the news: Bergen Valley fifth graders tell stories, build confidence

Broadcast journalists-in-training have been working at Bergen Valley Elementary School, creating the Bergen Broadcast to inform The Bergens community about school news. more

Blossoming painters: Evergreen High School club adds beauty near the dam by creating a blooming mural

The Evergreen dam garden is now blooming year-round. more

Jeffco Board of Education votes to close 16 elementary schools

The Jefferson County Board of Education unanimously voted to close 16 elementary schools on Nov. 10, approving a consolidation plan initially presented to the Board by the District on Aug. 25. more

RE-8 board to continue school safety discussions

Discussion about school security in the Weld Re-8 School District Nov. 10 ranged from arming teachers to bringing in armed security guards to leaving security in the hands of those with professional … more

Bergen Meadow to close, combine with sister school

Sixteen schools in Jefferson County — including Bergen Meadow Elementary School — will be closing. more

Adams 14 teachers union, Together Colorado to host anti-district reorganization rally

The Adams 14 School District teachers union and Together Colorado started a new community campaign to stop the reorganization of the school district and to shift narratives around the … more

Election 2022 results: Foothills Fire voters turn down bond and mill levy increase

Voters in the Foothills Fire Protection District have turned down the district’s request for a bond and a mill levy increase to purchase property and build a fire station to help decrease response times to emergencies. more

Big send-off for Thimmig student, big Tampa Bay Bucs fan w/video

THORNTON – Members of the Brighton, Commerce City and Thornton police departments were on hand at Thimmig Elementary School Nov. 3. Students from all three 27J Schools’ high schools … more

Jeffco Board of Education to vote on consolidations Nov. 10

The Jefferson County Board of Education is set to vote Nov. 10 on whether to carry out the District’s plan of closing 16 elementary schools within the county.  more

Parmalee second graders create pumpkin catapults in STEM exercise

The second graders at Parmalee Elementary School have catapulted themselves — and candy pumpkins — into STEM fun. more

Mixed response on merging Bergen Meadow, Valley

If Bergen Meadow Elementary School is merged into its sister school Bergen Valley, then do it right, so it will accommodate students for the next 50 years. If the two schools consolidate, then solve the traffic issues on Sugarbush Drive, the only road that leads to Bergen Valley. Those were the messages from several speakers at a public hearing conducted by the Jefferson County Public Schools school board on Oct. 28 attended by about 50 parents. more

It's all new at Marshdale Elementary: School opens with help from alums, former staff

New rooms, new routines, new everything — the students and staff at Marshdale Elementary are settling in to their new school building. more

Champions of composting: Wilmot's Green Team Superheroes begin monthly program in cafeteria

Wilmot Elementary School's  Green Team Superheroes have started a new campaign to help the planet. more

In Douglas County, voters will decide whether teachers get 9% pay bump

Lucy Squire just marked her 18th year as a teacher at Copper Mesa Elementary School in Douglas County. One of the things she has that many teachers here and around Colorado don’t is a home. more

Adams 14 receives notice of reorganization

The Colorado Department of Education sent a notice to Adams School District 14 requiring it to begin a reorganization process. It will involve this school district plus Mapleton Public Schools, Adams … more

Evergreen's new mountain bike track delights EHS team

The new mountain bike track at Evergreen High School is a dream come true for coach Andrew Speers. more

Electing to learn: RMAE students choose from a host of fun electives

School isn’t only about reading, writing and arithmetic. At Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, every school day for the middle school is also about the electives — everything from Adulting 101 to juggling, grilling, film studies, creative writing, origami, trail running and more. more
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