District celebrates graduating scholarship recipients

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:30am

Graduates from each comprehensive high school earn scholarship honors

As we near the end of another school year, we are reminded that getting to graduation is a true testament of not only the student’s hard work, but that of the families, teachers and community members who helped them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a future of their choosing.

This educational teamwork, yet again, proved a success with select graduates from each of the ...

Northglenn High School Principal earns prestigious award

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 4:45pm

Sharee Blunt named 2018 Colorado High School Principal of the Year

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to announce that Northglenn High School Principal Sharee Blunt has earned the 2018 High School Principal of the Year award for the state of Colorado. The district celebrates Blunt and her dedicated staff for receiving this prestigious honor from the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE), in conjunction with the Colorado Association of ...

Parents, Community members encouraged to get involved

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 4:30pm

District opens applications three 2018-19 committees

For the 2018-19 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. District Accountability Committee (DAC)

The DAC is an educator, parent and community member committee working to advise and prioritize district initiatives to the Board of Education, including spending ...

ELEVATE Summit brings together advocates districtwide

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:30pm

Over 200 participants help prioritize action steps for the new five-year plan

On April 5, 2018, we hosted the ELEVATE Summit where over 230 parents, students, staff and community members came together to continue the year-long ELEVATE engagement process of determining a new five-year strategic plan.

The Summit was the capstone event for the process and featured opportunities to:

Learn about the the strengths of the district discovered in the fall through ...

Families need to benefit from Colorado’s strong economy

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:15pm

State lawmakers are making budget decisions; let them know Kids Matter Too

The state Legislature is currently making critical budget decisions about how to fund our public schools for next year, and there’s an important opportunity to make your voice heard at the Colorado Capitol. An ad hoc coalition of school districts from across the state has come together to launch Kids Matter Too . This statewide coalition of parents and educators is calling on ...

Title VI grant planning meeting scheduled for April 19

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:45am

Community invited to discuss plans for the 2018-2019 Native Education Program

“The mission of the Adams 12 Title VI Native Education Program is to meet the unique and culturally related academic needs of the American Indian and Alaskan Native students.”

The Adams 12 Native Education Program is made available through the Title VI Grant offered by the Indian Education office of the U. S. Department of Education. This federal program has been created to ...

Lawmakers still have decisions to make about school funding

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:30pm

Funding decisions hinge on March economic forecast

The 2018 Colorado Legislature has passed the halfway point of its 120-day session with no significant action thus far on major issues.

That’s not unusual – lawmakers traditionally leave the big decisions to the end. But legislators have been hard at work advancing routine measures and also eliminating lots of bills, including several related to education.

It’s been a slower- ...

Community support provides laundry facility for student use

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:00pm

Five Star Education Foundation grant enhances experience at Vantage Point

The Five Star Education Foundation, in partnership with Adams County contractors, community organizations and members, provides washer and dryer facilities at Vantage Point High School. Facility modifications and additions were made possible with an awarded grant through the Five Star Education Foundation’s Five Star Fund and community support. The Five Star Fund was created by the Foundation ...

Riverdale Elementary Principal earns national honor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:00am

Kristin Golden named 2018 Colorado Distinguished Principal of the Year

Riverdale Elementary principal, Kristin Golden, earned the prestigious National Distinguished Principal of The Year award for the state of Colorado on Feb. 1, 2018. The National Distinguished Principals (NDP) program was established in 1984 to recognize elementary and middle level principals who ensure children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement. Principals who ...

ELEVATE survey seeks feedback on strategic direction

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:30pm

Survey open March 5 - March 16

The Five Star District is participating in a year-long engagement process called ELEVATE, bringing parents, community members, students and staff together to develop a five-year strategic plan to elevate student success. A five-year strategic plan reflecting the community's priorities will be unveiled August 2018.

In Fall 2017, more than 3,000 people and 49 schools participated in the ...