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Education

  • Adams 14 installs solar power

    Adams 14 continues its cost saving measures and responsible energy use through a summer installation of photovoltaic solar energy systems on eight facilities throughout the school district. Superintendent Sue Chandler and Chief Operations Officer Sandy Mutchler were instrumental in bringing the projects to fruition.

  • Adams City Middle School recertified as AVID site

    COMMERCE CITY – Adams City Middle School has been recertified as a National Demonstration School by Advancement Via Individual Determination following a site visit and evaluation by national experts.  

        The school’s AVID program consists of six certified teachers and a coordinator to coach students, review their work and provide additional educational support. Students spend 60 minutes engaged in a customized AVID curriculum during their literacy block.

  • School briefs

    High schools’

    registration dates set

        A four-day period starting Aug. 3 has been set aside for high school registrations at  Prairie View and Brighton high schools.

        The schedule and times (8 to 11 a.m.) are the same for each school. Seniors sign up Aug. 3. Juniors can register Aug. 4. Sophomores get their turn Aug. 5, followed by freshmen Aug. 6.

  • Education briefs

    High schools’

    registration dates set

        A four-day period starting Aug. 3 has been set aside for high school registrations at  Prairie View and Brighton high schools.

        The schedule and times (8 to 11 a.m.) are the same for each school. Seniors sign up Aug. 3. Juniors can register Aug. 4. Sophomores get their turn Aug. 5, followed by freshmen Aug. 6.

  • Lunch Is Served

    COMMERCE CITY — “This is new, this is exciting,” said Cindy Veney, manager of nutrition services for Adams 14 schools, as she surveyed the large table of food in front her. “I’m very excited to take this back to our students.”

  • Albers earns sheriff’s scholarship

        BRIGHTON – Zach Albers of Brighton earned a $500 scholarship from the County Sheriffs of Colorado Inc.

        Sheriff Doug Darr made the presentation June 9. A committee reviewed several applicants and made the choice based on candidates’ leadership, merit, character, involvement, career purpose and need.

  • Agencies come together for a common cause: safe schools

    When speaking about last week’s School Safety and Violence Prevention Conference in Commerce City, Don Quick, district attorney from the state 17th Judicial District, repeated a famous quote by Margaret Mead:

        “‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has,’” he said. “That’s exactly what we had here.”

  • Two 27J teachers win Abraham Lincoln Fellowships

    Two School District 27J teachers find themselves in an elite group of 50 nationwide who have earned Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowships. “There is a unique situation in School District 27J,” said Sandy McCollum of Horace Mann Educators Corp.

  • Education briefs

    Bus routes for 2010-2011

    to be announced in July

        District 27J School bus route information for next year will be available in the latter half of July.

        Cards will be mailed to everyone who is eligible to ride by the end of June. These cards will have all of the student route information on them, according to Sandy Martinez, 27J transportation router.

    School District 27J

    is looking for retirees

  • Author visits with future writers at Pennock

    Though the final school bell had rung at Pennock Elementary the afternoon of May 17, a line of students remained, waiting patiently to ask author Robert Liparulo one last question and to sign just one more book or bookmark.

    Liparulo, author of the popular “Dreamhouse Kings” young adult book series, visited the school to talk with about 40 students in third through fifth grades with the goal of becoming writers themselves some day.