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Board adopts plan for start of 2020-2021 school year

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 4:30pm

Plan includes remote learning and some periodic, in-person opportunities

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On July 29, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Chris Gdowski's recommended plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year*.

This adopted plan takes into consideration three key priorities as outlined by Superintendent Gdowski: 1. Safety, 2. Family Needs, 3. Efficiency (i.e. greater ...

Becoming Adaptable

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:15am

Hilary Wimmer finds lessons to be learned in unpredictable times

Hilary Wimmer was stunned when she was named Colorado Teacher of the Year in October 2019.

The Mountain Range High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructional Leader didn’t anticipate that being named the Five Star Schools Certified Employee of the Year earlier in 2019 would put her on a path to being honored as the state’s top educator.

But ...

United Against Racism

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 11:00am

Area Superintendents commit to listening more

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Dear Adams and Broomfield County School Community,

Over the past two weeks school districts and superintendents throughout the country have released community letters following the horrific murder of George Floyd, and the messages include common themes of condemning racism, citing current and proposed school district policies in support of equity ...

Special Edition of the Five Star Journal

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 2:30pm

Including celebrations, summer send off and important community updates

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Read the Special Edition — click on the appropriate cover (English & Spanish)

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Special Edition of the Five Star Journal: An unforgettable ending to the year

In this special edition of the Five Star Journal:

Special Video Message — Page 5 Watch a special video message from ...

Announcing new bell schedules for the 2020-2021 school year

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:00am

Superintendent outlines decision to push bell times 30 minutes at all levels

>>>For complete Bell Times information, including the challenge, the process and the final decision, visit: www.adams12.org/belltimes .

For the letter from Superintendent Chris Gdowski regarding his decision to push bell times 30 minutes, see below ( Lea este artículo en español )

Dear Five Star Families,

As we enter the final month of the 2019-2020 school ...

Announcing the 2019-20 Five Star Awards!

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 11:15pm

Employees of the Year and Employee Awards as Nominated By Peers

Though we are not together this spring, we still have incredible employees to celebrate for the great year we had! We continue to ELEVATE student success, in school or at home, by recognizing the great work all our employees do each day for our students. From teachers to custodians, principals to counselors, the many different roles and responsibilities of Five Star employees ELEVATE student ...

Five Star Community Encouraged to take the 2020 Census

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 4:15pm

2020 Census now available to take online, by mail or in person.

The United States 2020 Census is here! Be in the know about how the census helps our community and how important it is to participate. Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, by phone or in person by responding to a census enumerator.

2020 Census: What is the Census?

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