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District committees seeking new members

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 4:45pm

Parents and community members encouraged to apply by May 19, 2019

So you want to get involved and make a difference in education for your community. How about joining a committee? For the 2019-20 school year, the Five Star District is looking for quality parent and community leaders to join committees to help influence and lead our district work.

1. Mill Levy Override Oversight Committee (MLOC) *NEW*

The Mill Levy Override Oversight Committee ...

Seven high school educators receive statewide recognition

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:00am

Recipients receive Teacher Recognition Award from The Boettcher Foundation

On April 2, 2019, The Boettcher Foundation announced a group of standout Colorado teachers from across the state for their impact and dedication to students. Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to be home to seven of this year's Teacher Recognition Award recipients. The seven recognized educators come from five of the district's high schools:

Dave Cialone — Horizon High School Brian ...

State lawmakers face key school funding questions

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 12:15pm

Many educators and parents hoped they had an answer for Colorado’s school funding challenges with last November’s Amendment 73. But voters defeated that plan, making it the third statewide tax increase for schools to be rejected in less than a decade.

That sent the school finance problem back to the Legislature, which faces three key questions about paying for education; issues that ...

Community input needed in CTE branding effort

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:30pm

Help define the “look” of the district’s CTE expansion

Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities for students will nearly double in the next few years thanks to the support of voters in the Five Star community. A new CTE center is set to be constructed in the center of the district and a planned two-year renovation of Bollman Technical Education Center will begin this spring.

With the expansion of programming, we look to further ...

Community nights to provide families with useful information

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:00pm

Upcoming opportunities for information on safety and graduation requirements

Families are invited to participate in two different informational opportunities this March:

Community Safety Night

Two nights to choose from (identical presentations at each event):

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 or Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Educational Support Center (1500 E. 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241)

Learn about district safety policies, procedures and home ...

National Career & Technical Education Month

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:15am

CTE is offered at all district high schools and is housed at Bollman Tech

Superintendent Chris Gdowski has proclaimed February 2019 as National Career and Technical Education Month in Adams 12 Five Star Schools, and urges the Five Star Community to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in this community and to support and participate in the programs to enhance their individual skills and productivity ...

2019 Aim for the Stars Scholarship

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 1:15pm

Multi-year scholarship worth $5,000 per year - apply by March 22

Adams County and Adams 12 Five Star Schools Aim for the Stars Scholarship is a multi-year scholarship worth $5,000 per year (for a total scholarship award of $20,000 over four years or $10,000 over two years). Yearly scholarship award will be divided evenly between the Fall and Spring semesters.

Apply Now!

To be eligible, students must be:

Scheduled to graduate in May 2019 from a ...

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 ...

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