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All Five Star District employees participate in 1.5 percent salary reduction to meet PERA mandatory increases


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Measure avoids $3 million in additional cuts

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School districts across the state have faced substantial budget cuts during the past few years due to shortfalls at the state level and increased costs for benefits such as healthcare and retirement pensions.

Medical and Dental Care Mobile Services arrive at Adams 12 Five Star Schools


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Medical/Dental Mobile Program
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The mobile will be at district schools twice a week

Adams 12 Five Star Schools welcomes the Rocky Mountain Youth Ronald McDonald House Charities Medical and Dental Care Mobile Program to our school district. The program will serve children in the district by appointment at three locations two days per week.

"Experience 9 to 5" allows students to explore different career paths first-hand


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Register through Sept. 24

Experience 9 to 5 is a multi-industry career exploration program through the Adams County Education Consortium that runs in the fall and is open to all Adams County high school students.

Donate new and used sports equipment and help Colorado youth in need


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Equipment will be collected at several locations on Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 – 7 p.m.

New and used sports equipment will be collected on Friday, Sept. 7, at several Five Star Schools football games for the Jessica Redfield Ghawi giveSPORTS drive.

Jessica was one of the Aurora theater tragedy victims and a sports participant and writer. It was her dream to get sports equipment in the hands of children who lost everything in the recent Colorado wildfires.

Five Star teacher named Teacher of the Year finalist


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Teacher of the Year Finalist
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Dr. Karen Johnson teaches science and engineering at STEM Lab

Dr. Karen Johnson, a sixth-grade science and engineering teacher at STEM Lab, has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Teacher of the Year award.

The Colorado Teacher of the Year program is our state’s oldest and most prestigious honors program that recognizes the contributions of the classroom teacher.

Five Star District sees strongest performance ever on the ACT


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ACT Scores Up
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Horizon and Legacy High Schools demonstrate outstanding growth

Adams 12 Five Star Schools saw its strongest performance ever on the ACT. The district's composite score for the ACT is 19.5, compared to 18.6 in 2006.

Horizon and Legacy High Schools demonstrated outstanding growth compared to prior years. They both saw a 0.5 increase in their ACT composite score. Horizon's composite is 19.9, and Legacy's is 22.4. The state's composite score is 20.

Select schools open to choice for 2012-2013 school year


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2012-13 Choice Schools
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Choice to open for some secondary schools beginning Aug. 6, some elementary schools beginning Aug. 13

Adams 12 Five Star Schools will hold a third round of Choice beginning Aug. 6 for some secondary schools and beginning Aug. 13 for some elementary schools. Applications will be accepted at schools directly. Applications will not be accepted at the Educational Support Center. 

NEW! Families can now pay student fees online


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Pay Fees Online
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System accepts credit and debit cards without a transaction fee

New for the 2012-2013 school year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools now provides parents with an easy way to pay most student fees using the online tool PayForIt. Debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) will be accepted. The district is providing this benefit free of any transaction fees.

Free immunizations offered for those 18 and younger


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Register in advance for this Aug. 3 event

Broomfield Public Health is hosting a FREE immunization clinic for all children 18 and younger regardless of whether they live in Broomfield. The clinic is Aug. 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Comforter, 1700 W. 10th Ave. in Broomfield. Those interested in attending need to register by calling 720-887-2220. Learn more. 

Five Star community offers condolences, support in wake of tragedy


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Resource helps parents talk to children

The Five Star community offers its condolences and support to those impacted by the tragedy that took place early Friday morning at a movie theater in Aurora. News of this nature is upsetting to the entire community, and adults often ask how they can best support their children. You can find tips from the National Association of School Psychologists by clicking here.