News Archive

Parents, community members encouraged to attend safety workshop


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Workshops held 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30

In Adams 12 Five Star Schools’ ongoing effort to support staff and families in helping our students be safer and make smart decisions, the district is partnering with leading safety experts to present a two-hour safety workshop on two different nights:

Northglenn High School on Monday, Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. in their small auditorium and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. at Mountain Range High School in their auditorium.

District outlines precautionary safety measures


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Safety Measures
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Measures include increased patrols of bus stops and walk areas

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has implemented some additional precautionary safety measures in light of the Jessica Ridgeway case in Jefferson County.

Resources help parents talk with their children, promote safety


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Safety Resources

The Five Star community shares in the grief over Jessica Ridgeway’s death. News of this nature is upsetting to the entire community, and adults often ask how they can best support their children.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Mentoring Project Group seeks volunteers


Register by Monday, Oct. 22, to provide Adams County youth with relational and life-skill mentoring

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Mentoring Project Group is looking for 12 men and 12 women volunteer mentors to serve youth across Adams County. Mentors help youth reach their full potential and encourage healthy physical, social and educational development in one-on-one and group settings.

Don't miss your last chance to attend our "Countdown to Kindergarten" resource fair


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Fair takes place Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. at The International School at Thornton Middle

If you have a child entering kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year, get a jump start on planning for next year by attending the district's last "Countdown to Kindergarten" resource fair scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. (dinner will be served) at The International School at Thornton Middle, 9451 Hoffman Way in Thornton.

Five Star District celebrates Classified School Employees Week


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Board of education proclamation highlights contributions of support staff

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education has proclaimed Oct. 7 - 13 as Classified School Employee Week.

The district's classified employees include school and district office staff, school lunch staff, paraeducators, maintenance employees and bus drivers to name a few.

Board of Education passes resolution in opposition of Amendment 64


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Board Opposes Amendment 64
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The proposed consititutional amendment would legalize the sale of marijuana, as well as use and possession by persons over 21

At its regular board meeting on Oct. 3, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education passed a resolution opposing Amendment 64 which will appear on this November's ballot. Read the board's resolution.

Nominate your school for a Bright Horizons Award


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Bright Horizons Award
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Award celebrates achievements, milestones within the Five Star District

Nominate your school for a Bright Horizons Award. Horizons North Credit Union (HNCU) developed the award to recognize the achievements and milestones within the Five Star District.

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

View Questions & Answers about the Budget

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.