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Meet Radhika, Parent of Hulstrom K-8 student

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 3:30pm

Faces of Five Star Schools

Meet Radhika Prout , Parent of Hulstrom K-8 student. We asked her a number of questions and here are five of her answers.

Something people may not know about me is that I have an M.ED and PH.D in education. The best advice I have ever gotten is "all things in moderations, including moderation." My favorite book is The Namesake , by Jhumpa Lahiri. My favorite subject in school was world ...

BTEC students lead coding activities for second-graders

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 2:30pm

"Hour of Code" part of district expansion of computer science education

Bollman Technical Education Center (BTEC) students from Bobbie Bastian's computer science classes lead a variety of computer science activities at four elementary schools throughout the week of December 3 as part of Computer Science Education Week's Hour of Code.

The "Buddy with BTEC" program is designed to give elementary students an opportunity to engage in computer science and ...

Substitute Teachers Needed

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 9:45am

Positions open immediately with flexible schedules

We need you to substitute teach! Adams 12 Five Star Schools is looking for more substitutes to help with teaching, paraprofessional work, clerical, etc.

Substitute teaching jobs are a great way to be involved with your school community and provide:

Increased competitive pay Flexible days and hours Meaningful work with students Training opportunities Pathways to teacher ...

Safety at center of recent, future bond improvements [video]

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:30pm

Secured school main entry vestibules provide additional layer of security

When the Five Star Schools community approved a $350 million construction bond in November 2016 to update district schools and facilities, school safety and security was a key component of the plan.

Planned safety and security upgrades include new and upgraded building security cameras and electronic building access for staff.

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District outlines deadlines for 2019-2020 Choice process

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 8:45am

Schools open to Choice will be published on Dec. 1

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received more than 4,500 Choice applications for the 2018-2019 school year. In accordance with the state’s open enrollment law, the district’s Choice program allows for students to apply to attend schools outside of their attendance area boundary.

Both in-district and out-of-district students can apply for Choice. Out-of-district Choice requests ...

Community approves Ballot Issue 5C

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:30pm

Additional funding will jump-start strategic plan priorities

Thank you! Thank you for investing in the students of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Ballot Issue 5C passed with 56.30 percent voter approval.

With your support, we are now able to jump-start the priorities outlined in our strategic plan ELEVATE that parents, students, staff and community members worked together to create.

Thank you for passing 5C

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District accredited with performance rating for third year

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:45pm

Rating continues to rise given gains in academic performance year-over-year

For the third consecutive year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools has been accredited as a Performance District. The recent state release of preliminary performance ratings for schools and districts show the Five Star District continues to make strong strides in the right direction.

The Five Star District received 63.2 percent of framework points, an increase of more than 6 percent ...

Board places $27 million mill levy override on Nov. ballot

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 4:45pm

Funding proposal will jumpstart district’s new strategic plan

View each school's investment plan.

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education approved the placement of a $27 million mill levy override (Ballot Issue 5C) on the November 2018 ballot. In addition to the local measure, the board passed a resolution in support of Amendment 73, the statewide education funding measure that would raise $60 million for ...

Meet three students in Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 4:15pm

District sets goal to know students by name, strength and need

The district's strategic plan — ELEVATE — includes three high-level goals for Adams 12 Five Star Schools as it relates to student success. One of those goals is focused on knowing our students by their name, strength and need.

To start the 2018-2019 school year, we got to know three students — one at each level. #ELEVATEFiveStar

Name Strength Need Fall 2018

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District celebrates gains in academic achievement

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:15am

Year-over-year proficiency in assessments meeting or exceeding state performance

The Five Star community has much to celebrate with the recent release of achievement and growth scores on a variety of student assessments. Performance on statewide assessments in English language arts and math; along with results on the PSAT and SAT exams demonstrate gains at all levels — elementary through high school.

Literacy proficiency continues to rise

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