• Education briefs

    Fundraiser for Second Creek student April 18

        Second Creek Elementary School is holding a fundraiser for student Drew Copeland, 10, who underwent a heart transplant Dec. 22 in order to save his life. Drew was born with a heart defect and the heart he was born with was not healthy enough to help him grow and thrive. The fundraiser will help pay medical costs for Drew’s procedure, as the out-of-pocket cost for a heart transplant is more than $50,000.

  • 27J student receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

    Vladimir Mauricio Perez, 17, of Brighton has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

    The award was presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Obama. Perez participated in the Spirit of Community program this year as a representative of Prairie View High School where he is a senior.

  • Pathway students finish CSAP

    The students at Pathway Learning Center finished CSAP testing for this year and are about to finish third quarter.

        The majority of the students said they feel confident they did well on all of the subjects given. A few said there were some subjects that were a little difficult. But they’re hoping for the best results. The teachers at Pathway said they have a ton amount of confidence in these kids, and that many have prospered greatly in the last year. The teachers said they are glad CSAP is over but the last two weeks weren’t too bad.

  • Puppets help preschoolers focus on finding so-LU-tions

    When teachers at the 27J Preschool held parent conferences earlier this year, they said they got some interesting feedback regarding Dinosaur School, a new program the school implemented at the beginning of the school year.

        Dinosaur School utilizes the help of life-sized puppets to help children recognize when they are having a problem and the steps they can take to fix that problem. Whether it’s a problem with shyness, sharing or bullying, the puppets teach students to focus on finding an answer to that problem, or a so-LU-tion, as they call it.

  • Local teacher transforms for Miss. Hannigan role in ‘Annie’

      When students from Lynn Ellis’ third-grade class at Bromley East Charter School came to the Prairie Playhouse production of “Annie,” where Ellis plays the cranky Miss Hannigan, some end up being pretty surprised.

        “I’ve heard that some of the kids tell other people, ‘She’s not really like that,’” Ellis laughed. “Some of them have started calling me ‘Miss Hannigan’ during the school day now. But the students love to see me on the stage. It’s a totally different perspective.

  • PVHS marketing students assist preschool in gaining an identity

    It was a win-win for everyone involved. Students in Durk Watts’ marketing classes

    Prairie View High School got a little real-world practice with their design skills, and the SD27J preschool at Brighton Learning and Resource Campus got an identity.

        The preschool opened last school year. School District 27J Colorado Preschool program coordinator Tami Brungard said it was yet to have a logo. The school serves families in the Pennock and South elementary schools attendance areas and has 128 students ages 3 to 5.

  • 27J Education Foundation honors local business, teachers

    The 27J Education Foundation presented awards at its annual Celebrate the Future Luncheon March 2.

    The foundation’s 2010 Business of the Year Award was presented to Adolfson & Peterson Construction. Adolfson & Peterson’s project manager Charles Zachemsky, serves on the foundation board of directors and is a member of the fundraising committee.

  • School briefs

    Essay contest

    for seventh-graders

  • Donation of $1,000 from Interact to pay for Shelterbox

        COMMERCE CITY — The Commerce City Rotary Club hosted a dinner Feb. 16 at Werth Manor Event Center, at which Adams City High School’s Interact Club presented a check for $1,000 to the ShelterBox organization to pay for one Shelterbox.

        At the dinner, every Interact student received a certificate of appreciation that read, “ShelterBox Appreciates Your Work Towards the Purchase of the ShelterBox. To provide warmth, shelter, and dignity to people in need post a disaster.”

  • Fights, Jeffco shooting ramp up awareness at Prairie View

        HENDERSON – If there’s one person who’s glad to see nothing more of last week, it’s Prairie View High School Principal Chris Fiedler.

        In the past two weeks, school administrators and staff – not to mention school resource officers from other schools and Brighton police – had to make a strong presence around the campus and in its hallways.

        The problems started with an off-campus fight Feb. 18, followed by rumors of more trouble the next two school days.