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Community asked to provide feedback on state of education

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:00am

Statewide survey through the Education Leadership Council

The Education Leadership Council (ELC) is a nonpartisan, multi-stakeholder council, created through executive order by Governor John Hickenlooper. The ELC and the many leaders involved with this effort are looking at the state of Colorado’s education system, asking the hard questions, and working passionately to create a level playing field for every student.

We are developing a ...

Schools share Points of Pride for the '17-18 School Year

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:30pm

School achievements highlighted by level

The following list of school achievements was compiled by schools that submitted a point of pride for the May issue of the Five Star Journal.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Arapahoe Ridge

Recipient of the Playworks Golden Ball for its excellent implementation of structures and routines outlined by the Playworks Recess Program. Fifth-grade student, Addison Ginthe, is the proud recipient of ...

Legislature restores some funding for K-12 education

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:15pm

Plan to shore up retirement system passes

The second regular session of the 71st General Assembly adjourned on May 9. Colorado school districts are on track for their most significant funding increase in years as the Legislature finished work on education finance bills for 2018-19.

Total program funding, the amount of state and local revenues allocated for basic school operating costs, is projected to be $7.08 billion in 2018- ...

Families provide valuable feedback to schools

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Record number of parents participate in districtwide parent survey

In spring 2018, Adams 12 Five Star Schools families responded in record number to the 2017-18 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. Nearly 6,200 parents across the Five Star District participated in the online survey, representing more than 10 ethnicities.

View the 2017-18 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey districtwide results Read the "Parent Guide to Understanding ...

Important: No school for students on April 27, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:45pm

Community message from Superintendent with additional information and logistics

Dear Five Star Community,

Adams 12 Five Star Schools will be closed for students on Friday, April 27, 2018 due to labor shortages.

The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is planning a statewide rally of educators at the Capitol on Friday, April 27, to advocate for greater state funding, and hundreds of teachers from Adams 12 Five Star Schools ...

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 ...

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