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Students help break ground on STEM Lab renovation

Updated on Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:19pm

Two-year renovation project begins in June

Students and staff celebrated the start of construction May 18 on a planned two-year renovation and reconstruction of the STEM Lab school in Northglenn with a groundbreaking ceremony.

“I don’t know how common it is for a groundbreaking ceremony to take place indoors,” Principal Tracy Tellinger joked of the ceremony that was forced inside because of poor weather. “But, then again, there ...

Legislature funds schools at higher level than anticipated

Updated on Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:08am

Increase falls short of covering ongoing expenses, results in budget reductions

With the adjournment of the state Legislature on May 10, the funding picture for Colorado’s 178 school districts became much clearer. Adams 12 Five Star Schools planned for the worst case scenario – the need to make more than $13 million in cuts for next school year.

Funding for school districts is largely dependent on the School Finance Act initiated by state legislation. In the end, ...

Certified Educator of the Year award recognizes excellence

Updated on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:16pm

Over 65 educators nominated by colleagues for 2016-17

Adams 12 Five Star Schools, in partnership with the District Twelve Educators Association (DTEA), announces the finalists and grand-prize winner of the first-ever Certified Educator of the Year award. From teachers to counselors, librarians to learning specialists and social workers to speech pathologists, the many different roles and responsibilities of certified employees pave the road for ...

Northglenn High teacher earns statewide recognition

Updated on Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:18pm

Teacher named the 2017 Colorado Civic Educator of the Year

Northglenn High School's Victoria Bull named the 2017 Colorado Civic Educator of the Year, sponsored by the Civic Canopy, for her unparalleled commitment to her students. Bull has spent her entire teaching career, 19 years, at Northglenn High School. She spends countless hours outside the classroom not only preparing her students to participate in the 'We the People Competition' but deepening ...

Significant academic gains lead to "performance" rating

Updated on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 8:27pm

District posts largest math growth among state's 10 largest school districts

The recent state release of preliminary performance ratings for schools and districts demonstrates strong academic gains for Adams 12 Five Star Schools. For the first time since the state began giving school and district accountability ratings in 2010, the Five Star District has been accredited as a Performance District.

“This demonstrates that when you give high-caliber teachers and ...

2016 Bond Program timeline announced

Updated on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 8:26pm

District outlines multi-year timeline for bond projects at all schools

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Five Star community, the 2016 bond proposal passed! The Five Star District is now able to invest in aging school buildings, relieve overcrowding, address programming needs and ensure all students in the Five Star District are able to learn in a safe, warm and dry environment.

The 2016 Bond Program Timeline – what projects will ...

Budget challenges for next year

Updated on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 8:25pm

Superintendent Gdowski explains factors leading to 2017-18 budget challenges

Dear Five Star families and staff members,

I hope this letter finds families celebrating their children’s progress this school year following parent/teacher conferences, and that all of you had an enjoyable extended holiday weekend.

I’m writing today to bring you up-to-date regarding our work in preparing the district’s budget for the 2017-2018 school year. We’re facing, like ...

Parents encouraged to attend Back to School Bash on Aug. 12

Updated on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 1:36pm

Find resources to support your child's learning

Join us on August 12, 2017 for the Adams 12 Five Star Schools' "Back to School Bash"! Hosted by Student Engagement Initiatives, the bash provides needed resources to students in the Five Star District for the 2017-18 school year. Join us at the Five Star Stadium to find resources on immunizations, transportation and even free backpacks!

DATE: Saturday, August 12, 2017 TIME: 9 a.m. to ...

Seven schools earn academic achievement awards

Updated on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:53pm

Colorado Department of Education honors schools at March 1 ceremony

With great honor, we announce seven Adams 12 Five Star Schools have received school performance awards from the Colorado Department of Education. On March 1, 2017, Superintendent Chris Gdowski celebrated our schools in an awards ceremony at the Colorado Department of Education in Denver.

Of the nine categories for awards, schools in the Five Star District earned awards in two ...

Children eat free

Updated on Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:49am

Six schools offer free breakfast and lunch programs this summer

Adams 12 Five Star Schools offers free breakfast and/or lunch this summer at six schools to children ages one to 18 years old. Meals are provided to all children at no charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To participate in the program, children simply need to eat at one of the participating schools. It is not necessary to ...

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