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Cherry Creek School District 'strongly encourages' but doesn't require masks

After concerns about the Delta coronavirus variant drove new federal guidelines for mask-wearing indoors for all people in certain areas — regardless of vaccination status — the Cherry Creek … more

Englewood Schools to require masks indoors, vaccinated or not, as classes begin

Englewood Schools will require the wearing of masks by all students, visitors and staff inside its schools this fall, regardless of whether a person is vaccinated for COVID-19 or not. more

Jeffco Schools is hiring but diversity lags

Despite months of calls by educators and promises of diversifying hiring, the Jeffco Public Schools district is not able to show an improvement in the number of African American educators at the … more

We are family

Family. When Evergreen High School grads from the 1950s to the 1970s talk about what they remember most about their school experiences, they say it was how their classmates were a family. “It was a … more

Explaining a $33 million bond proposal

Clear Creek residents asked a host of questions at community meetings in the last two weeks to get a better understanding of the condition of Clear Creek School District buildings and of the $33 … more

Liking literacy learning

Bergen Meadow Elementary School has been alive with literacy this summer. Forty students in kindergarten through fifth grade are getting additional help with reading through the Jeffco Summer of … more

Another avenue for RRCC students to further higher education

Graphic Design and Print Production students at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) now have another way to apply their Associates Degree credits toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree. RRCC and … more

Jeffco Schools’ bond construction continues

Summer break rules for students. But for construction crews working on projects for the District’s Capital Improvement Program, the work goes on despite current triple-digit temperatures. Jefferson … more

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with … more

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school … more

Pitching in to keep Jeffco’s summer learners fed

The countywide effort to feed hungry children and families across Jefferson County is a collaborative effort. That’s the message from Carolyn Alexander, the senior director of operations for The … more

Wild summer for Jeffco readers

Registration is still open for Wild Ideas, this year’s theme in the Jeffco Library Summer Challenge. Book lovers of all ages can participate. Simply log onto to and click on … more

Collaboration in Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

As the 2020-21 school year drew to a close, a number of community organizations were concerned that summer supports for students would need to be more robust than ever to give students who struggled … more

Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster … more

A strong educational foundation

When one of their teachers and her neighbors needed help preparing their new yards, students Evergreen Country Day School were more than willing to help. The school’s 16 seventh-graders took a … more

Of student, education … and bison

In the 1980s, Marshdale Elementary School had the distinction of being known for — among other things — conducting bison drills. Alum Liam Vickers remembers when students would practice steering … more

Two EHS science teachers retiring

The foothills’ public schools are saying goodbye to nine staff members this year, two of whom have been staples in the Evergreen High School science department. Dave Moutoux and Cheryl Manning will … more

Funding boon to Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab program

The Outdoor Lab Foundation announced a donation of $235,000 to Jefferson County public schools for Outdoor Lab. The money will help sustain the popular program that’s been part of the district for … more

Conifer High School's Class of 2021 graduates

There's nothing like celebrating a major life milestone after a school year that was in the midst of a pandemic — and cheering like you would at a pep assembly. That was the tone of the … more

Clear Creek graduates celebrate accomplishments, reflect on unique high school experience

The Class of 2021 lost some of those little moments that make up the high school experience. But, each loss taught Clear Creek High School seniors the value of love, valedictorian Elsie Gothman … more
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