Fall into the Five Star Journal's October issue

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Five Star Journal highlights student & community success across the district

The Five Star Journal is a quarterly publication (October, December, March and May) of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. The Journal features news from our more than 50 schools, districtwide learning initiatives, tips for parents to support their students and much more. The families of our more than 39,000 students receive the Journal.

Stories you won’t want to miss in this issue: ...

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:30am

District policy outlines parameters on political and campaign matters

As we draw closer to Election Day, Nov. 5, it’s important to keep in mind the legal parameters involved in election matters.

District Policy 8500 , “Political and Campaign Matters,” outlines the expectations for employees and community members.

There is a specific protocol for the distribution of political and campaign literature on school grounds. While this is ...

Legislators keep busy before next session

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 11:30am

Interim committees tackle safety and school finance

The Colorado State Legislature has spent its time between legislative sessions addressing two very profound issues relating to K-12 public schools. The first of which is the school finance interim committee, which is charged with reviewing the state’s formula for funding public education in Colorado. The second is the School Safety Committee, which is charged with reviewing existing statutes ...

District celebrates Classified Employee Week Oct. 7-11

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 2:00pm

Honoring the over 1,800 classified employees that support student success

This week and throughout the year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools appreciates the hard work of each and every classified employee. To rightfully honor their essential work, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education proclaims October 7-11, 2019 Classified School Employees Week. Read the full proclamation .

The entire Five Star community appreciates the classified employees who are ...

Board of Ed passes resolution in support of Proposition CC

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:00am

With no tax increase, the ballot issue provides dollars for public schools

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education passed a resolution in support of Proposition CC at its special meeting on Sept. 25.

Proposition CC, a measure that the Colorado Legislature referred to this November’s ballot through House Bill 19-1257, states: Without raising taxes and to better fund public schools, higher education, and roads, bridges, and transit, within ...

Social-Emotional Learning Survey Coming Soon

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 10:30pm

District seeks feedback from students through social-emotional learning survey

Panorama Education will provide Adams 12 Five Star Schools with a survey focused on learning more about students' social-emotional needs.

Social-emotional learning is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others and maintain positive relationships.

Over 7,000 parents, staff, ...

Five Potential FutureForward Logos Released

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:15am

District seeks feedback on potential logos for districtwide CTE program

In spring of 2019, over 2,000 people provided feedback to determine the name and colors of the Five Star District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. That feedback, along with input from focus groups of staff and students, determined that FutureForward would be the new name of CTE programming across the Five Star District.

The launch of FutureForward coincides ...

You're invited to a conversation about our focus on safety

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 1:00pm

On Oct. 2 part one of a two-part web of safety series focuses on physical safety

On Oct. 2 the Board of Education will host a community conversation about the district’s focus on Safe Schools. In part one of a two-part “web of safety” series, the conversation will highlight current physical safety measures in Adams 12 Five Star Schools.*

WHEN : October 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE : Educational Support Center located at 1500 E. 128th Ave, Thornton, CO ...

Community-driven strategic plan released

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Plan to elevate student success for years to come.

We asked staff members how they will ELEVATE student success this year. Watch below to hear what they said!

How will you ELEVATE student success?

Video of How will you ELEVATE student success?

View the video with Spanish subtitles .

ELEVATE, our community-created strategic plan, is complete and we are well on our way to implementing the initiatives dreamed-up by our ...

Mountain Range home to Colorado teacher of the year finalist

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:30am

High School teacher one of seven finalists for state educator of the year

Hilary Wimmer, Career and Technical Education Instructional Leader, DECA Advisor and High School of Business coordinator at Mountain Range High School, was named one of the Colorado Department of Education seven finalists for the 2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition on Monday, September 9. In May 2019, Mrs. Wimmer was named Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educator of the Year.