News Archive

Voters elect three board members


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Board members to be sworn in on Nov. 18

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.

Board of education conditionally approves Westgate Charter Renewal


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Westgate Charter Conditional Approval
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Renewal is for a period of three years

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.

Voorhees earns "It's About the Kids" Award


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"It's About the Kids" Award
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Award honors the legacy of the late, long-time Five Star District coach and teacher Dominic Capra

Wayne Voorhees, social studies teacher and football coach at Legacy High School, has earned the 2011 Dominic Capra "It's About the Kids" Award. 

View profiles of candidates running for the Board of Education


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Please contact candidates directly with questions regarding their candidacy

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 Philip R. Corn listed on your ballot for Director District 1 has withdrawn from the election and is no longer a candidate for the Board of Education.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.

Board of Education honors two members for their combined 18 years of service to the district


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Reception scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the ESC Training Center

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).

Help The Studio School earn $50,000 in support of arts education


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VOTE Studio School!
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Make your vote count in the GLEE Give a Note competition

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


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Staff and community members can tour facility Friday, Oct. 14 anytime between 2 and 6 p.m.

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.

President Barack Obama to make his third annual Back-to-School Speech on Sept. 28


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Read a message from the superintendent about the speech

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.

You're invited to a community conversation with the board of education


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Meeting set for Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7-8:30 p.m.

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.

Five Star District to open second STEM school for 2012-2013 school year


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Second STEM School Opening
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Apply beginning Dec. 1 for your child to attend this K-8 school

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.