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Silver Hills and Northglenn Middle Schools earn Counselor Corps grant

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Counselor Grant
Grant funds an additional full-time counselor at each school

Silver Hills and Northglenn Middle Schools earned a Counselors Corps grant from the Colorado Department of Education. This grant will fund an additional full-time counselor in each of these schools for two years beginning in 2014.

The grant is worth about $350,000 over the next three years. 

Lead a healthy life with help from Horizon Health

June newsletter features tips on getting organized, eating Superfoods and doing a mid-year check-up on your 2013 goals

Horizon Health, the district's Employee Assistance Program, shares some tips for leading a healthy life in its June newsletter. Learn how to get organized, eat Superfoods and do a mid-year check-up on your 2013 goals.

Tracy Dorland named new Chief Academic Officer

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Dorland to join Five Star District on July 15

Superintendent Chris Gdowski has named Tracy Dorland as the Five Star District's new Chief Academic Officer.

The International School at Thornton Middle earns IB authorization

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The International School IB
School underwent rigorous qualification process

After undergoing a lengthy and rigorous qualification process, The International School at Thornton Middle has earned full authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the IB Middle Years Programme.

Children eat free this summer

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Kids eat free
Six schools offer free breakfast and lunch program

Centennial Elementary, Coronado Hills Elementary, Federal Heights Elementary (lunch only), Leroy Drive Elementary, STEM Launch and The Studio School are participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children and will offer free breakfast and lunch this summer.

Five Star District prepares application for federal funds

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Federal Funds Application
Questions, comments or suggestions invited through June 30

Through June 30, 2013, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Grants Office will coordinate preparation of the annual Consolidated Application for federal education funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) formerly known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

Adams 12 Five Star Schools appreciation days at Elitch Gardens

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Elitch tickets
Purchase discount tickets and support the Five Star District

This month, the Five Star Education Foundation is partnering with Elitch Gardens for Adams 12 Five Star Schools Days.

Elitch Gardens is offering specially priced tickets for $25.99 (face value $45.99) for admission on Saturday, May 11, May 18, or May 24. For every ticket purchased, $4 will be donated to the Five Star District through the Five Star Education Foundation. 

Hillcrest Elementary celebrates 50th anniversary

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Hillcrest 50th celebration

Hillcrest Elementary is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a carnival, slideshow and memorabilia. The event will be held Thursday, May 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria at 10335 Croke Dr. in Northglenn.

For more information, please call 720-972-5381.

Five Star Education Foundation partners with the Colorado Rockies for Adams 12 Five Star Schools Appreciation Night

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Rockies game
Discounted tickets available for the May 17 Rockies vs. Giants game

 Come see the Colorado Rockies play the San Francisco Giants on Friday, May 17, at 6:40 p.m. and support the Five Star Education Foundation.

The Rockies are offering discounted tickets for the game as well as donating $2 from each ticket sold to the Foundation. Ticket prices are $14 for the upper level and $20 for lower/mid level.

Two Five Star high schools among Colorado’s most challenging

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High schools honored for rigor
Legacy and Thornton High Schools recognized for challenging students to achieve at high levels

Legacy High School ranked No. 15 and Thornton High School ranked No. 20 in the Washington Post’s annual list of Most Challenging High Schools in Colorado.

The Washington Post’s rankings are based on a formula that divides the total Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and other college-level tests given at the school by the number of seniors who graduate that year.