On Tuesday, Nov. 1, voters in the Five Star District elected three board members to four-year terms. Norm Jennings was elected for Director District No. 1, R. Max Willsey for Director District No. 2 and current Vice President Mark D. Clark was re-elected to a second term for Director District No. 5.
At its regular board meeting on Nov. 2, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education conditionally approved the charter renewal of Westgate Community School. The renewal is for a period of three years, from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.
Wayne Voorhees, social studies teacher and football coach at Legacy High School, has earned the 2011 Dominic Capra "It's About the Kids" Award.
The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education is composed of five board members elected at large to four-year terms. The Five Star District has a director district plan of representation which requires school board members reside in a specific geographic area, but all director district seats are elected at large. Director Districts 1, 2 and 5 are up for election on Nov. 1, 2011. Director District 1, held by Darwin Strickland, and Director District 2, held by Cindy Dascher, are open seats as these directors are term limited. Mark Clark is the current director in District 5 and he is running unopposed.
Candidates for Director District 1 are Antonio B. Esquibel and Norm Jennings. Philip R. Corn listed on your ballot for Director District 1 has withdrawn from the election and is no longer a candidate for the Board of Education. Candidates running for Director District 2 are R. Max Willsey and Richard R. Ezo.
Please join the Adams 12 Fvie Star Schools Board of Education in honoring Board President Cindy Dascher for her 10 years of service (2001-2011), and Board Secretary Darwin Strickland for his eight years of service (2003-2011).
With your help, The Studio School has a chance to earn $50,000 in support of music and performing arts education.
Fox, Ryan Murphy (the creator of GLEE), and the National Association for Music Education have teamed up to create GLEE Give A Note. The contest will award $1 million in prize money to music programs throughout the United States.
Five Star District hosts open house for new Support Services Center and Consolidated Services Center
Adams 12 Five Star Schools invites staff and community members to take a tour of the district’s new Support Services Center and Consolidated Services Center on Friday, Oct. 14 anytime between 2 and 6 p.m. The facilities are located at 1350 E. 126th Ave. in Thornton.
The Five Star Education Foundation has donated refreshments for the event.
Dear Adams 12 Families,
Thank you for a great start to the 2011-2012 school year and for your continued support of your child’s education and of the staff of our 50-plus schools in the Five Star District.
The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education will host a community conversation about values and priorities for education at its Wednesday, Oct. 5 meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. at Thornton High School, 9351 Washington St.
In response to parent interest and demand, Adams 12 Five Star Schools will expand its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) offerings beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. The district is opening its second STEM school, in part, because there are more than 450 families with a student on the STEM waitlist.