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Five Star Board of Education Honors Pride Month

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 1:15pm

The proclamation recognized the importance of a welcoming learning environment.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools' Board of Education adopted a proclamation honoring June as Pride Month at its May 25 meeting.

The proclamation voted on by the board recognizes the district’s commitment to the right of every child to access a free K-12 public education, regardless of their gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. The proclamation also honored the district ...

VIDEO: "We did it" - Happy Last Day of School!

Monday, May 23, 2022 - 3:15pm

Here these amazing student success stories to wrap up another great year!

To celebrate the end of another great year, we want to give you a glimpse at the strong relationships between staff and students and how those relationships help students succeed​.

We asked students, alongside a staff member with whom they have a strong connection, to tell us about a challenge they overcame and who helped them, or something that made them proud this year.

We ...

Five Star grads thank a teacher who made all the difference

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 2:30pm

Mr. Z says he wants his students to know 'they've found their home.'

When Chace Underwood walked across the stage at Thornton High School’s graduation, he was thinking about a teacher who changed his life more than a decade ago.

Chace doesn’t hesitate to say that without Rocky Mountain Elementary School affective needs teacher Peter Ziltz, he doesn’t think he would have graduated. Chace first met Ziltz, or Mr. Z, as students call him, when he was a ...

Five Star District Prepares Application for Federal Funds

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:30pm

Through June 30, 2022, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Office of Federal Programs will coordinate preparation of the annual Consolidated Application for federal education funds under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) formerly known as No Child Left behind (NCLB).

Parents, community members, teachers, students and other constituents of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools community are ...

Celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 11:00am

More than 90 percent of graduates said they’ve decided on post-secondary plans

As we near the end of another school year, we are reminded that getting to graduation is a true testament of not only the student’s hard work, but that of the families, teachers and community members who helped them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a future of their choosing.

This educational teamwork proved a success as we celebrate our more than ...

Teacher Cadet earns scholarship to become teacher

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 3:45pm

Tristian is the first Five Star student to earn entry into TREP program

Legacy senior Tristian Guerin-Lautenschlager graduated Wednesday knowing that she’s going to college to be a teacher – and the first two years’ tuition is paid for.

Tristian is the first Five Star student to earn entry into Teacher Recruitment Education and Preparation (TREP). TREP is a program that allows qualified students in an educator career pathway to concurrently enroll in ...

2022-23 Budget Update

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 3:15pm

More CTE, sports in grades 6-8, special ed and GT resources proposed

In addition to providing competitive compensation to attract and retain high quality staff, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools proposed budget for 2022-2023 includes priority investments in several key areas, including: the return of competitive sports in grades 6-8, expanded career and technical education opportunities, staffing for three new programs in special education, and additional support ...

Proposed budget includes sports for students in grades 6-8

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 10:00am

The Board of Education is scheduled to adopt the budget in June

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to share that the proposed budget for the 2022-2023 school year provides funding to offer some sports for students in grades 6-8. The Board of Education is scheduled to adopt next year’s budget in June.

“Athletics are an important part of the adolescent experience,” Kylie Russell, Director of Athletics and Activities said. “Not only ...

2022 District & Juried Art Show Winners

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 8:15am

Students honored for top art projects

Each year, art teachers from around the Five Star District select their students’ best work for consideration in the the District and Juried Art Shows.

Congratulations to all of the participants as well as the students who won awards for their outstanding works of art! A huge thank you also goes to our amazing art teachers that have instructed and inspired their student ...

2022 FREE Summer Meals

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 1:45pm

Free meals available for ages 1-18 at select locations

Locations Serving Breakfast & Lunch:

Location Breakfast Time Lunch Time Days Dates Open Centennial Elementary 8:00 - 8:30 10:30 - 11:00 M-Th June 6-July 29 Thornton High School 7:45 - 8:15 11:00 - 12:45 M-Th June 6-July 14

Locations Serving Lunch Only:

Location Lunch Time Days Dates Open Coronado Hills Elementary 12:00 - 12:30 M-Th June 6-July 14 ...

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