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Family-School Relationships Survey

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 8:30am

Your opinion matters!

Thank you for taking the annual Family-School Relationships Survey. Your feedback will provide insight that allows us to measure year-over-year trends for your school and the district to ensure we are best serving you and your child. Evaluating how well we are doing is central to living out our strengths and goals in our new strategic plan, ELEVATE , so we encourage you to provide valuable ...

School Board Recognition Month

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:00am

Get to know our Board of Education

January is School Board of Education Recognition Month. We took the time to share some fun facts about our Board with a special edition of the Faces of Five Star Schools . Get to know them below.

We are very grateful for our Board and rolls they serve in the Five Star Community.

Kathy Plomer, Board President

I joined the Board in 2013. I ran because I believe that strong ...

Meet Shelby, Director of Bands at Rocky Top Middle

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:00am

Faces of Five Star Schools

Shelby Carne , Director of Bands at Rocky Top Middle School. We asked her a number of questions and here are five of her answers.

In college I studied in Salzburg, Austria and played trombone in an Austrian Brass Band. My favorite thing to do outside of work is ski. My favorite childhood memory is going to Lake Champlain in Vermont with my family every summer. If a genie granted me three ...

District continues to elevate graduation rate beyond state

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:00pm

All district traditional high schools surpass state for second consecutive year

Adams 12 Five Star Schools four-year on-time graduation rate continues to rise, reaching 84.5 percent* for the Class of 2018. This is up more than 11 percentage points from 2010, making it the district’s highest graduation rate since the state changed how the rate is calculated. The Five Star District surpassed the state average of 80.7 percent, as reported by the Colorado Department of ...

AIPAC to host 10th annual pow wow

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:45pm

January 19, 2019 at 11:30 at Century Middle School

The American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is hosting its 10th annual pow wow on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Century Middle School (1300 Lafayette Street, Thornton, Colorado 80241).

The grand entry begins at 11:30 a.m.

The Pow-Wow is a gathering to connect American-Indian families through traditions and dance. From live music to food and dances to ceremonies, the ...

Schools honored with academic achievement awards from state

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:45am

Eight schools earn awards from the Colorado Department of Education

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to announce that eight schools have earned school performance awards from the Colorado Department of Education in three categories. Members of the district’s leadership team surprised each of the schools to recognize the hard work of staff and community to help students succeed academically in every classroom, every day.

CDE Awards Celebration 2018 ...

New Date! Students & Parents are invited to meet the author

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 9:45am

Former district employee Mary Louise Sanchez to share new novel

On Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, the Hispanic Advisory Council is sponsoring a meet-the-author night with local author, Mary Louise Sanchez. Her debut middle grade novel, “The Wind Called My Name”, was the 2016 recipient of Lee and Low Books New Visions Award.

Join us from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at STEM Launch (9450 N Pecos St, Thornton, CO 80260). The event is free and open to ...

Superintendent Chris Gdowski honored with prestigious award

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

Gdowski was named one of Metro Denver's Most Admired CEOs

It is with great honor that we announce that Superintendent Chris Gdowski was named one of Metro Denver’s Most Admired CEOs by the Denver Business Journal. Superintendent Gdowski is one of 15 executives honored out of over 100 nominations. Awardees were selected based on company success, civic engagement and innovation. He was honored among CEOs from such companies as Noodles & Company, Vail ...

Democrats to control both chambers and governor’s office

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

First regular session of the 72nd General Assembly convenes in January

The first regular session of the 72nd General Assembly convened Jan. 4, 2019.

Democrats lead both chambers of the Legislature, as well as the executive branch with the election of Governor Jared Polis. Democrats also regained control of all the statewide offices in Colorado.

Colorado school districts are on track for a funding increase in Governor Hickenlooper’s Fiscal Year ...

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 ...

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