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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 ...

2016 Bond Program timeline announced

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:37am

District outlines multi-year timeline for bond projects at all schools

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Five Star community, the 2016 bond proposal passed! The Five Star District is now able to invest in aging school buildings, relieve overcrowding, address programming needs and ensure all students in the Five Star District are able to learn in a safe, warm and dry environment.

The 2016 Bond Program Timeline – what projects will ...

Five Star students and staff thank the community!

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:20pm

WATCH: Students and staff across the district say "thank you!" in this video

You did it! Thanks to your support on Bond Issue 3D, we now have funding to address our facility needs. Your commitment to our community will allow us to continue our work here in Adams 12 Five Star Schools to support student success in every classroom, every day. Thank you, Five Star Community!

Watch the video below!

2016 Bond Victory Celebration Video

Video of 2016 ...

3D passed thanks to your support!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:43am

Letter from Superintendent Chris Gdowski

Thank you! Thank you for investing in the students of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. As of Wednesday morning, Issue 3D was earning voter approval at 61 percent!

With your support for Issue 3D in the election yesterday, we now begin the work of implementing the $350 million bond which will invest in every student, every school and every community. The bond will repair aging school ...

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