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A season of thanks

Monday, December 23, 2019 - 10:00am

Who do you want to thank after this semester?

As one season ends and another begins, we say thanks to those who have helped us along the way, who have gone above and beyond and those who have exemplified our district strengths of Care, Collaborate, Empower, Engage and Focus on Students.

Who deserves a thank you in your community? Take a look at a few thank you notes from the fall or read more here .

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Governor shares budget; safety bills to be introduced

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 1:30pm

With the second regular session of the 72nd General Assembly on the horizon and scheduled to convene on Jan. 8, 2020, legislative interim committees have settled on the bills they will introduce in January. Additionally, Gov. Jared Polis unveiled his proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 state budget Nov. 1, kicking off the long process that will end with the passage of the long bill, which is the ...

District outlines deadlines for 2020-2021 Choice process

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:30pm

Third round of Choice applications being accepted now

Due to the COVID-19 closure we will be keeping our schools open to Choice for the 2020-2021 school year through mid-September. Any spaces remaining after Rounds 1 and 2 will be available in Round 3. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Round 3 applications will be processed once a week beginning May 1, 2020. Learn more.

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools ...

Countdown to Kindergarten

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 1:30pm

Learning the ins and outs of starting kindergarten

Parents of 2020-2021 kindergartners in Adams 12 Five Star Schools are invited to an informational fair to learn the ins and outs of attending school:

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Come anytime between 5:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m. Hosted at the Educational Support Center located at 1500 E 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241.

This event will provide opportunities to learn about the district ...

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 8:00am

On Nov. 6 the web of safety series focuses on social-emotional learning & safety

On Nov. 6 the Board of Education will host a community conversation about the district’s focus on Social-Emotional Learning and Safe Schools. As part two of the two-part “web of safety” series, the conversation will highlight social-emotional learning curriculum, supports and staff at all grade levels; and mental health supports in Adams 12 Five Star Schools.*

WHEN : November 6 from ...

How to know when inclement weather will impact school

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:00am

Weather impacts to schools are communicated in multiple ways

Inclement weather can come at any time and Adams 12 Five Star Schools uses a variety of resources to determine if conditions exist that will impact schools.

The district closely monitors weather reports and road conditions and makes a decision regarding school on a daily basis between the following three options :

All schools/offices are Open : All ...

New logo represents CTE programming in Five Star District

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

FutureForward logo unveiled following community input and feedback

After a year-long engagement process, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to reveal the new logo to represent Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming in the district.

We had nearly 2,000 responses to our survey earlier this month and it was very clear what the preferred logo was out of the five we presented. Out of the five options, 55 percent of respondents ...

Mountain Range teacher named Colorado Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:30am

Hilary Wimmer named from seven finalists across the state

Hilary Wimmer, Career and Technical Education Instructional Leader, DECA Advisor and High School of Business coordinator at Mountain Range High School, was named the Colorado Department of Education Teacher of the Year for the state of Colorado at a surprise assembly at her school on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

For more information, visit the Teacher of the Year page through the ...

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 ...

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