A Message from the Board of Education

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 3:04pm
A Message from the Board of Education

Board gives thanks to community for outpouring of support

Dear Five Star District parents, students and community,

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support for our Five Star District community in response to the bus accident that occurred on Sept. 11. The magnitude of the help and encouragement to both our Legacy High School football team and coaches, and to our Transportation Department has been inspiring.

From the bus drivers from surrounding school districts who drove routes the day after the accident; to the restaurants that donated food; to the schools from all over our district, city, state and nation that sent cards, hosted fundraisers, and wore symbolic colors to honor the Legacy team and Transportation Department; to the appearance of Denver Broncos football players at our homecoming game; there was some new sign of caring and support every day. It would take many pages to thank everyone who showed kindness and thoughtfulness.

Our sincere condolences go to the family, friends and co-workers of Kari Chopper. We know the grieving process for her, and the healing process for the coaches and students who sustained injuries and witnessed the crash will take time. The school district will continue to provide resources and support to all those effected where they are needed most and will do all we can.

Unfortunately since this accident, we learned we lost a Thornton High School student in a tragic neighborhood shooting early Saturday morning. Crisis teams responded to Thornton High School during the weekend and through the start of the school week, and will provide ongoing support as needed. Our thoughts and prayers go to the student’s family and friends.

The support of friends and family is critical in these times and we are thankful for the community of Adams 12 Five Star Schools and how we come together to support each other.


Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education