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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 ...

August is here and Back to School season is in full gear

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 1:13pm

Explore new learning opportunities in the superintendent's back 2 school letter

Most of our students will never admit it. They dream about summer starting in the spring, but I know deep inside, the initial excitement of summer break is beginning to wear off. They’re starting to look forward to reconnecting with all of their friends, teachers and staff at school.

It’s not just the students who are excited for school to start – the parents are too. As both a parent ...

Student named Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 2:45pm

STEM Lab student built invention to impact hunger in third-world countries

Kathryn Lampo, a seventh grade student at STEM Magnet Lab School, has been named the state merit winner in the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge . As the nation’s premier science competition for students grades 5-8, the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students nationwide to submit short videos describing a new innovation or solution that ...

Adams 12 Five Star Schools celebrates the class of 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 3:25pm

Graduates leave Five Star Schools for the next phase of their lives

High School graduation marks the end of a student’s K-12 educational career and opens the door for the next phase of their life. This May, Adams 12 Five Star Schools proudly celebrated the accomplishments of over 2,000 graduating students from our eight high schools. By graduation, 86 percent of the graduating class were decided on their post-secondary plans. Whether that is college, an ...

Superintendent recommends $350 million bond to board

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 2:05pm

Plan reflects community input; board to vote on placing ballot measure Aug. 24

(Letter from the Superintendent, June 30) As we approach the mid-point of summer break, I hope you’ve had some time to connect with families and friends over a BBQ, sporting event, an extended trip or at your neighborhood pool. Before we enter the back-to-school season, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our facility planning work that has been ongoing since September 2015 ...

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