Enrico (Rico) Figueroa has been appointed to the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education. Figueroa is a program manager for The Center for Relationship Education/The Colorado Healthy Marriage Project. He has worked and volunteered with students in various programs that provide tutoring and character development.
Years of substantial budget cuts to K-12 education have Colorado school districts, including Adams 12 Five Star Schools, looking for innovative ways to help drive new revenue. Through the district’s public engagement process for making budget cuts, community members indicated their support for the district pursuing new revenue opportunities, including bus advertising.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Five Star District with its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
New for the 2012-13 school year, tuition for Extended Day Kindergarten will be reduced to $300 per month.
The Studio School in Northglenn has earned a $10,000 award from the "Glee Give a Note Contest." The "Glee Give A Note" campaign started more than three months ago and will distribute $1 million to schools nationwide in grants to support music programs.
Twentieth Century Fox Television and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) presented the contest.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools recognizes that some children may benefit academically, socially and/or emotionally from Early Entrance into Kindergarten. For those students that do not meet the age requirement, the District will take applications beginning December 1st through March 1, 2012 for placement in the fall.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools has opened 32 schools to the Choice application process for the 2012-2013 school year. To see the schools and grades open for Choice, please visit http://www.adams12.org/choice_schools. Several schools are also offering open houses and tours for prospective parents and students to learn more.
The Board of Education for Adams 12 Five Star Schools has declared a vacancy in the school director office for Director District No. 4 due to the resignation of Heidi K. Williams. This vacancy will be filled through an appointment by the board.
The Legacy High School Lightning Marching Band is representing Colorado in the 85th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The six-time, 5A State Champion Marching Band is the first band to represent Colorado in the parade in more than a decade. The band will perform “A Colorado Winter Wonderland,” arranged by Director Clay Stansberry.