How to talk to kids about difficult topics

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 10:30am

To help families have those conversations, we've added age-appropriate tips

As a close-knit community, our thoughts are with the STEM School Highlands Ranch and the Douglas County School District. The incident of violence that occurred Tuesday, May 7 has the potential to affect each of us in the Five Star District. The media coverage will be extensive and may prompt questions and concerns from not only your children but from you as parents too. While we can’ ...

On the Way!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 1:15pm

Voter-approved funding creating strong investments with community's ELEVATE plan

During the 2017-2018 school year, over 7,000 parents, students, staff and community members from the Five Star community came together to create a new strategic plan that will continue to elevate student success for years to come. The new community-driven strategic plan was approved by the Board of Education in Fall 2018 and features new directions for the district, including social and ...

All Five Star District schools open on Thurs., April 18

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 3:30pm

Additional information for what to expect at school tomorrow.

It has been a long 24 hours, but as you know by now, the “credible threat” to schools in the Denver metro area is over. The FBI has confirmed that the suspect was found dead this morning in the mountains west of Denver. There is no longer a threat to the community.

Thank you to our law enforcement partners for their work and proactive steps to keep all of our ...

Community asked for input on CTE brand name

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 4:15pm

Help shape the expansion of Career and Technical Education in the district

As you may already know, Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities for students will nearly double in the next few years thanks to the support of voters in the Five Star community. With the expansion of programming, we look to further define CTE in the Five Star District in order to make it easier for families to learn about and participate in the many CTE opportunities. ...

District committees seeking new members

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 4:45pm

Parents and community members encouraged to apply by May 19, 2019

So you want to get involved and make a difference in education for your community. How about joining a committee? For the 2019-20 school year, the Five Star District is looking for quality parent and community leaders to join committees to help influence and lead our district work.

1. Mill Levy Override Oversight Committee (MLOC) *NEW*

The Mill Levy Override Oversight Committee ...

Seven high school educators receive statewide recognition

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:00am

Recipients receive Teacher Recognition Award from The Boettcher Foundation

On April 2, 2019, The Boettcher Foundation announced a group of standout Colorado teachers from across the state for their impact and dedication to students. Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to be home to seven of this year's Teacher Recognition Award recipients. The seven recognized educators come from five of the district's high schools:

Dave Cialone — Horizon High School Brian ...

State lawmakers face key school funding questions

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 12:15pm

Many educators and parents hoped they had an answer for Colorado’s school funding challenges with last November’s Amendment 73. But voters defeated that plan, making it the third statewide tax increase for schools to be rejected in less than a decade.

That sent the school finance problem back to the Legislature, which faces three key questions about paying for education; issues that ...

Community input needed in CTE branding effort

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:30pm

Help define the “look” of the district’s CTE expansion

Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities for students will nearly double in the next few years thanks to the support of voters in the Five Star community. A new CTE center is set to be constructed in the center of the district and a planned two-year renovation of Bollman Technical Education Center will begin this spring.

With the expansion of programming, we look to further ...

Community nights to provide families with useful information

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:00pm

Upcoming opportunities for information on safety and graduation requirements

Families are invited to participate in two different informational opportunities this March:

Community Safety Night

Two nights to choose from (identical presentations at each event):

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 or Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Educational Support Center (1500 E. 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241)

Learn about district safety policies, procedures and home ...

National Career & Technical Education Month

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:15am

CTE is offered at all district high schools and is housed at Bollman Tech

Superintendent Chris Gdowski has proclaimed February 2019 as National Career and Technical Education Month in Adams 12 Five Star Schools, and urges the Five Star Community to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in this community and to support and participate in the programs to enhance their individual skills and productivity ...