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District tracking chronic absences

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 9:52am

Missing 2-3 days per month impacts student success

No surprise here, but missing school impacts students’ academic success. Research shows that missing as little as 2-3 days per month, both excused and unexcused, can translate into third graders unable to master reading, sixth graders failing courses and ultimately, teens dropping out of high school.

To better understand how missing school affects student performance, Adams 12 Five ...

Significant academic gains lead to "performance" rating

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:41am

District posts largest math growth among state's 10 largest school districts

The recent state release of preliminary performance ratings for schools and districts demonstrates strong academic gains for Adams 12 Five Star Schools. For the first time since the state began giving school and district accountability ratings in 2010, the Five Star District has been accredited as a Performance District.

“This demonstrates that when you give high-caliber teachers and ...

Parents invited to FAFSA Fest on October 8

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 9:19am

Support provided to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

On Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., district counselors, along with college financial aid reps, will host FAFSA Fest at the Five Star District's Educational Support Center to help high school seniors and their parents/guardians in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Support will be provided by admission and financial aid representatives from local ...

STEM Lab teacher recognized nationally

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 10:35am

Earns Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Jessica Noffsinger, eighth-grade science teacher at STEM Lab , was selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST awards are the nation's highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science and recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning in their field.

Selected by a panel ...

A Message from the Board of Education

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 3:04pm

Board gives thanks to community for outpouring of support

Dear Five Star District parents, students and community,

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support for our Five Star District community in response to the bus accident that occurred on Sept. 11. The magnitude of the help and encouragement to both our Legacy High School football team and coaches, and to our Transportation Department has been inspiring ...

Letter from Superintendent Chris Gdowski

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 7:34pm

Update on the Legacy High School bus accident

Dear Adams 12 Five Star Schools staff and families,

Thank you to the staff, students and parents of the Five Star community who have come together to support one another after yesterday’s bus accident involving the Legacy High School football team. And thank you for the thoughts and prayers that you have extended to all those impacted.

While we have 50-plus ...

Five Star District students demonstrate achievement gains

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 9:27am

Gains seen at all levels — elementary through high school

The Five Star community has much to celebrate with the recent release of achievement scores on a variety of student assessments. Performance on statewide assessments in English language arts, math and science; along with results on the ACT and Advanced Placement exams demonstrate student achievement is moving in the right direction within Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

CMAS PARCC English ...

Board of Education places $350 million bond on ballot

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 4:47pm

Ballot Issue 3D results in no tax rate increase to residents

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education approved a resolution to place a $350 million bond (Ballot Issue 3D) on the November 2016 ballot.

The Five Star District will seek voter approval while not raising the tax rate for district residents. Ballot Issue 3D does not require an increase in the tax rate because the district has paid down and ...

Thoughts from the Superintendent: Criss-Cross Pizza Sauce

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 7:51pm

Superintendent Chris Gdowski's Blog

Many in our community are fortunate to hold season passes providing access to amusement parks, ski resorts and museums, but I believe my employee badge -- which allows me access to all of our schools on an unlimited basis -- is the best deal going.

I've spent time these first two days of school visiting elementary classrooms in our Five Star District. I love watching the artistry of ...

District earns grant from Colorado Health Foundation

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 9:41am

Grant addresses well-being and whole child gaps

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to announce that the district has received a $120,000 planning grant for the 2016-2017 school year from the Colorado Health Foundation. This planning grant will fund the Wellness Priorities Planning Initiative, helping the district develop a long-term plan to address well-being and whole child gaps. This initiative will positively impact the lives of our ...

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