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Education

  • Two graduate from Brighton Heritage Academy
  • A Light Bulb Moment
  • Into the World

    Seventeen-year-old Karen Colato said visiting Washington, D.C., as part of the Roads Scholar program at Lester Arnold High School, was much more to her and her fellow student travelers than simply a vacation.

        “In a way we’re making history,” she said. “We’re such a small school district, and we work really hard when they give us opportunities like this here. We want to let other generations know that we are the Roads Scholars. If we work together we can accomplish these goals.”

  • Classroom of the Week

    *Ms. Chan has 24 students in her a.m. kindergarten class, as well as 24 students in her p.m. kindergarten class; parent volunteers assist in her classroom nearly every day. 

    *This is Chan’s first year teaching at Second Creek. Ms. Chan grew up in Chicago and attended college in Milwaukee. She taught for two years previously at an American International school in China where she taught students from countries around the world including Japan, Germany, Denmark, Canada and Laos.

  • PVHS student-athletes learn about the dangers of meth

    ‘How can we help somebody that’s into meth?” a Prairie View High School student-athlete asked a panel of local and state leaders during a youth-led town hall-style meeting Monday at the Shopneck Boys & Girls Club in Brighton.

    Adams County Sheriff Douglas Darr, one of the panelists, responded to the question.

  • Prairie View students doing their part to give back

        BRIGHTON – “Thanks a ton, literally,” His Hands Food Cupboard Director Susanne Nation told Prairie View High School students as they carried in box after box of food to the food bank in Brighton last week.

        The eight students in John Meyer’s first-hour class at Prairie View High School had a goal of collecting more than 1,000 cans, totaling at least a ton of food, for the food bank. They reached their goal by collecting a total of 1,077 cans of food.

  • BHS students partner with businesses, community to create learning garden

    “As you can see, this space needs a little TLC,” said John Birkey of Norris Design planning and landscape architecture to Brighton High School students gathered in the barren courtyard in the center of the Brighton Learning and Resource Campus.

        With the collaboration of Project Lead the Way, the Brighton High School horticulture class, Brighton 27J School District, Norris Design, Community Reach, Civic Arts, and the Brighton Economic Development Corp., the courtyard is set to get a lot of attention in the coming months.

  • Seeing Spots

    Jen Kroff said having an opportunity for children to be involved in theater locally is important for a community. It was something she didn’t have as a child, and she’s enjoying her part in helping bring that opportunity to local kids.

        The Brighton resident is directing “101 Dalmatians,” Prairie Playhouse’s family performance at Prairie View High School Nov. 20 and 21.

  • Pen pals: South second-graders connect with Brighton seniors

    It may not seem as if 90-year-old Evelyn Orenstein and South Elementary second-grader Auggie Martinez would have much in common. But through a classroom pen pal program with the Brighton Senior Center, Evelyn and Auggie are finding out they have much more in common than one might realize, including the love of family — and sports.

        “We’re both Broncos fans and we both like Carmelo Anthony. We have that in common,” Orenstein laughed.

        Orenstein has been a part of the pen pal program for eight years.

  • Classroom of the Week

    26 Students, student teacher Ray Sievering

    About first graders: “They’re so eager to learn, they’re like an open book,” she said. “They make such great progress in first grade.”

    What they’re learning: Spelling and sounding out words with ‘s’ blends, reading stories about friends and family, nutrition and keeping their bodies healthy, writing how-to stories (like how to bake a cake or how to brush your teeth) and they just finished up a science unit on plants and animals.