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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 ...

Countdown to Kinder!

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:39am

Parents invited to attend kindergarten information night on Dec. 6

Parents of 2017-2018 Five Star District kindergartners are invited to learn the ins and outs of attending school on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5:00-7 p.m. at the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educational Support Center – 1500 E. 128 th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241.

A brief presentation will begin after 5:00 p.m., with information booths following and open until 7 p.m. Come learn more about our ...

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 ...

District hosts third annual parent academy on November 5

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:08am

Parents gain tools to effectively support child's success and well-being

On Saturday, November 5 Adams 12 Five Star Schools along with Adams 14 and Westminster Public Schools will host the third annual parent academy.

Workshops for parents or caregivers will be available to effectively support their children’s success and well-being. Parents or caregivers will learn how to impact positive change on a personal, school and community level.

Hear from ...

Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey Results

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:59am

Record number of parents provide valuable feedback to schools

Last spring, Adams 12 Five Star Schools parent community responded in record number to the 2016 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. A total of 5,730 parents across the Five Star District participated in the online survey, in English and Spanish, more than doubling the amount of participants in 2012.

Building strong community relationships is a key Five Star Schools strategy for ...

District celebrates Classified Employee Week

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 2:03pm

Honoring the over 1,800 classified employees that support student success

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has been celebrating the dedication and hard work of classified employees across the district for more than 30 years. This year, the Five Star District recognizes the important contributions of the more than 1,800 classified employees districtwide during Classified Employee Week, October 17-21.

Classified employees play crucial roles in our schools and ...

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