The Great American Eclipse

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:30am

August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017 at 11:47 a.m., our district will experience a 93% eclipse of the sun. It has been nearly 100 years since this rare phenomenon last occurred in the United States. As such, many of our teachers are excited to use this event as an opportunity for students to engage in real-world learning activities. To ensure a safe and enjoyable learning experience, all students and staff will ...

Parents encouraged to attend Back to School Bash on Aug. 4

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:30pm

Find resources to support your child's learning

Join us on August 4, 2018 for the Adams 12 Five Star Schools' "Back to School Bash"! Hosted by Student Engagement Initiatives, the bash provides needed resources to students in the Five Star District for the 2018-19 school year. Join us at the Five Star Stadium to find resources on online enrollment, transportation and even free backpacks!

DATE: Saturday, August 4, 2018 TIME: 9 a.m. ...

Two board of education seats up for election this November

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 8:00am

Interested candidates must submit an application by 4:30 p.m., Sept. 1

Adams 12 Five Star Schools calls for nomination of candidates for two board of education seats up for election this November. Nominated candidates will be placed on the ballot for the regular biennial school election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

At this election two directors will be elected, one from Director District No. 3, and one from Director District No. 4 for a four-year ...

Back to School: celebrating success, building for the future

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 8:00am

Read Superintendent Chris Gdowski's welcome back letter

Summer is a time for students, families and staff to relax, recharge and enjoy time with family and friends. As the break comes to an end, we cannot wait to welcome back students, staff, families and the entire Five Star community for the 2017-18 school year. Don't forget to visit our online back to school resource page for all you need to know to start the school year off on the right foot, ...

JHL Constructors to build pair of school expansions

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:45am

Projects to begin in early 2018

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has selected a general contractor to build two major school additions that are scheduled to begin in early 2018.

Centennial-based JHL Constructors was selected through a competitive RFP process to build a 12-classroom expansion at Arapahoe Ridge Elementary in Westminster and an eight-classroom expansion at Cotton Creek Elementary, also in Westminster. As ...

Industry Talks connect businesses with CTE expansion plans

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

District enlists industry partners to envision new career training programs

How do you best equip students to be successful in the 21 st Century without knowing what the new economy will need? The Five Star District spent the summer trying to solve this question by meeting with community business and industry leaders to hear needed input on the direction of our Career and Technical Education program.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Adams 12 Five Star ...

District Crisis Recovery Team recognized nationally

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 9:30am

The Five Star District's crisis response team was recognized in a recent training publication from the National Association of School Psychologists. The article follows:


Spotlight on Adams 12 Five Star Schools Crisis Recovery Team

By Lisa Coffey, Member, School Safety and Crisis Response ...

Summer Literacy Intervention program expands in second year

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 7:45am

Program provides English as a second language course for parents

After a long school year, teachers typically reserve the month of June for some well-deserved rest and relaxation; but every morning, Monday through Thursday, the parking lot at Coronado Hills Elementary School was full in the month of June. More than 20 teachers and interventionists, 10 Reading Corp members and five high school students volunteered their time to provide a focused ...

Online registration open for the 2017-2018 school year

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:30pm

Families with students in high, middle or K-8 schools can register online

Online registration available this summer for families with children enrolled in Five Star District high schools, middle schools or K-8 schools (Hulstrom K-8, STEM Lab or STEM Launch) for fall 2017. The registration process is open this summer from June 19 through August 15 .

To begin online registration , log in to your Infinite Campus portal account .

Online registration ...

Legislature funds schools at higher level than anticipated

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:30am

Increase falls short of covering ongoing expenses, results in budget reductions

With the adjournment of the state Legislature on May 10, the funding picture for Colorado’s 178 school districts became much clearer. Adams 12 Five Star Schools planned for the worst case scenario – the need to make more than $13 million in cuts for next school year.

Funding for school districts is largely dependent on the School Finance Act initiated by state legislation. In the end, ...