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District earns grant from Colorado Health Foundation

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 9:41am

Grant addresses well-being and whole child gaps

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to announce that the district has received a $120,000 planning grant for the 2016-2017 school year from the Colorado Health Foundation. This planning grant will fund the Wellness Priorities Planning Initiative, helping the district develop a long-term plan to address well-being and whole child gaps. This initiative will positively impact the lives of our ...

August is here and Back to School season is in full gear

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 1:13pm

Explore new learning opportunities in the superintendent's back 2 school letter

Most of our students will never admit it. They dream about summer starting in the spring, but I know deep inside, the initial excitement of summer break is beginning to wear off. They’re starting to look forward to reconnecting with all of their friends, teachers and staff at school.

It’s not just the students who are excited for school to start – the parents are too. As both a parent ...

Student named Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 2:45pm

STEM Lab student built invention to impact hunger in third-world countries

Kathryn Lampo, a seventh grade student at STEM Magnet Lab School, has been named the state merit winner in the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge . As the nation’s premier science competition for students grades 5-8, the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students nationwide to submit short videos describing a new innovation or solution that ...

Adams 12 Five Star Schools celebrates the class of 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 3:25pm

Graduates leave Five Star Schools for the next phase of their lives

High School graduation marks the end of a student’s K-12 educational career and opens the door for the next phase of their life. This May, Adams 12 Five Star Schools proudly celebrated the accomplishments of over 2,000 graduating students from our eight high schools. By graduation, 86 percent of the graduating class were decided on their post-secondary plans. Whether that is college, an ...

Superintendent recommends $350 million bond to board

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 2:05pm

Plan reflects community input; board to vote on placing ballot measure Aug. 24

(Letter from the Superintendent, June 30) As we approach the mid-point of summer break, I hope you’ve had some time to connect with families and friends over a BBQ, sporting event, an extended trip or at your neighborhood pool. Before we enter the back-to-school season, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our facility planning work that has been ongoing since September 2015 ...

Level 3 grants program awards the Five Star District

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 2:45pm

Grants support new PTECH program

Level 3 Communications has generously granted money to the Adams 12 Five Star District. The following grants were approved through the "Level 3 Gives" grants program to specifically support the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) program:

Five Star Education Foundation - $1000 EC@N-STEM – Northglenn High School - $2500 Adams 12 School District - $1000 Front Range ...

McElwain Elementary students work as a team in 'space'

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 1:12pm

Students gain valuable life-skills at the Challenger Learning Center

Fifth grade students from McElwain Elementary took part in a Challenger Space Mission “traveling through space” and gaining valuable life-skills along the way. On May 18, 2016, with the Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs, students worked together to overcome challenges and complete a successful space mission. The day of experience was only one part of the journey. The students ...

You spoke. We listened.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 4:25pm

Five Star community weighs in on facility and operational needs

In order to understand the Five Star community's values and priorities for investing in student success and addressing needs in facilities, overcrowding and programming, Adams 12 Five Star Schools hosted an online survey for parents and community members.

The survey was open from April 11 through April 22, 2016 and received 2,584 responses. The majority of responses were from parents ...

Apply now to serve on District Accountability Committee

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 4:36pm

Applications due Aug. 1, 2016

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) will work to advise and prioritize district initiatives to the Board of Education, including budget, district performance plans and charter school applications.

The committee will be comprised of parents, teachers, administrators and community members. The committee will meet at least three times per school year with extra meetings as needed ...

Five Star Schools' Counselors Recognized

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 1:17pm

District earns the Colorado School Counseling Corps Grant

Adams 12 Five Star Schools was recently awarded the Colorado School Counseling Corps Grant. Focusing on Postsecondary Workforce Readiness (PWR) for high school students, the goals of the grant are to increase graduation completion rates, decrease dropout rates, increase Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion and increase the number of students participating in ...

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