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WPS head Swanson wins state education honors

Westminster Public School’s superintendent Pamela Swanson has been picked as the 2020 Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives. Swanson, a one-time principal in … more

Presidential award bestowed upon STEM lab teacher

When Jina Bradford finished second grade, she knew she wanted to become a teacher when she grew up. The Colorado native went on to achieve her goal, and has been teaching young children for nearly 16 … more

Bollman renovations give career programs a lift

The auto repair lab at Thornton’s Bollman Technical Center, with numerous bays and lifts and brand new sets of tools, is the envy of professional shops, according to the school’s students. “It … more

Teen suicide PSAs released by coalition of Colorado state offices, parents, teens

When the impact of a suicide started to take a toll on Jim Janicek's kids, he knew he had to do something. “My kids go to Arapahoe High School,” Janicek told a crowd at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado … more

Bridge between schools and emergency services grows in 27J

Eastern Adams County teachers and administrators will get a more direct link with emergency services thanks 359 new two-way radios. Adams County School District 27J added the interoperable radios … more

Local conference to give ‘grandparenting’ tips for the 21st century

After nearly 200 grandparents attended Arvada’s first grand-parenting conference in 2018, Arvada resident Pat Whiteley and her co-planners will bring back the conference for its second year on … more

Back to school

Students from across Adams County returned to classes Aug.15, from kindergarten through 12th grade. At Thornton’s Century Middle School, incoming 6th graders were greeted by 8th grade students … more

Comcast awards scholarships to area students

Comcast awarded $75,000 in scholarships to 30 college-bound students across Colorado, including students from the metro Denver area, as part of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. … more

Pinnacol Foundation scholarships total $474,890

The Pinnacol Foundation recently awarded $474,890 in scholarships to 100 students across Colorado for the 2019-20 academic year. The foundation provides scholarships each year to students whose … more

Gov. Polis visits Westminster kindergarten

Governor Jared Polis (D) visited Westminster's Cotton Creek Elementary Aug. 14 to mark the beginning of school and the start of the schools full-day kindergarten program. Polis toured the school … more

Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School. more

Construction wraps on Adams 12 STEM Lab

When students return to Adams District 12’s STEM Lab School next week, they’ll get to spread out a little now that building reconstruction is finished. They’ll also find a school that’s been … more

Marketing fruits and veggies to kids

“Yum. Here are some fruits and vegetables,” says adult to child. Young child’s mouth is sealed shut. “Let’s eat some salsa you helped chop up! Yummy!” Magically the mouth may open up with … more

Adams 12 breaks ground on new career school

Adams 12’s new career and technical school will feature classes heavy on emergency services and construction when it opens next year. A group of school district and municipal officials were joined … more

Metz Elementary now Metropolitan Arts

Most adults remember learning history in school by reading history books and watching grainy black and white movies on an overhead projector. Math often entailed repeatedly doing times tables charts … more

Adams 12 kindergarten registration begins June 10

All non-charter elementary and K-8 schools in the Five Star District will offer free full-day kindergarten beginning next all and check in and registration opens June 10. Adams 12’s online check-in … more

Colorado kids compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

The week of May 26 saw 562 students travel to Maryland for the Scripps National Spelling Bee — but for second-time national competitor Lauren Guo, 13, the trip was becoming a tradition. “I’ve … more

NORTH 0530 Graduations Holy Family HS

Seniors, teachers and family members gathered at the Holy Family’s Mike Gabriel Statium May 23 for graduation and commencment ceremonies for the Class of 2019. In all, 163 students received their … more

Class of 2019 scholarships boost Rotary past $1 million mark

A record 21 recipients propelled the Rotary Club of Westminster’s scholarship program to more than $1 million awarded since it began in the 1990s. This year’s grantees were presented scholarships … more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more
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