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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 .

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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, ...

Certified Educator of the Year award recognizes excellence

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:15pm

Over 65 educators nominated by colleagues for 2016-17

Adams 12 Five Star Schools, in partnership with the District Twelve Educators Association (DTEA), announces the finalists and grand-prize winner of the first-ever Certified Educator of the Year award. From teachers to counselors, librarians to learning specialists and social workers to speech pathologists, the many different roles and responsibilities of certified employees pave the road for ...

Northglenn High teacher earns statewide recognition

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:21pm

Teacher named the 2017 Colorado Civic Educator of the Year

Northglenn High School's Victoria Bull named the 2017 Colorado Civic Educator of the Year, sponsored by the Civic Canopy, for her unparalleled commitment to her students. Bull has spent her entire teaching career, 19 years, at Northglenn High School. She spends countless hours outside the classroom not only preparing her students to participate in the 'We the People Competition' but deepening ...

2018-19 Five Star Leadership Academy applications now open

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 11:30pm

Parents and community members encouraged to apply by May 11, 2018

Five Star Leadership Academy

Video of Five Star Leadership Academy

Want to learn more about how public schools are funded? How we choose curriculum? How we keep your kids safe? Parents and community members are invited to apply for the 2018-19 Five Star Leadership Academy cohort.

The Five Star Leadership Academy is an opportunity for Adams 12 Five Star Schools parents and ...

Principal named for new Anthem school

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:26am

Benallo to start work in July 2017

The start of construction on a neighborhood school in the Anthem community of Broomfield fulfilled a long-time wish for local families.

The new school’s principal Teresa Benallo shares the community’s excitement.

“I’m thrilled to be the principal of this amazing new school community,” she said. “I know it’s a dream come true for the community and it’s also a dream come true for me.”

Seven schools earn academic achievement awards

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 2:24pm

Colorado Department of Education honors schools at March 1 ceremony

With great honor, we announce seven Adams 12 Five Star Schools have received school performance awards from the Colorado Department of Education. On March 1, 2017, Superintendent Chris Gdowski celebrated our schools in an awards ceremony at the Colorado Department of Education in Denver.

Of the nine categories for awards, schools in the Five Star District earned awards in two ...

Budget challenges for next year

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:18pm

Superintendent Gdowski explains factors leading to 2017-18 budget challenges

Dear Five Star families and staff members,

I hope this letter finds families celebrating their children’s progress this school year following parent/teacher conferences, and that all of you had an enjoyable extended holiday weekend.

I’m writing today to bring you up-to-date regarding our work in preparing the district’s budget for the 2017-2018 school year. We’re facing, like ...

Congratulations to Mary Shea - 2016 CHSAA Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:45am

Mary Shea, Thornton HS alumnus inducted into the CHSAA Hall of Fame

A three-sport athlete at Thornton High School, Mary Shea played volleyball, basketball and tennis for the Trojans. Shea was a starter in all three sports, earning all-conference honors from the beginning of her collegiate career.

Despite never playing competitive tennis before high school, Shea earned the no. 2 singles position on the tennis team as a sophomore and made the state ...

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