• 27J board member Joan Kniss receives McGuffey Award

    A lifelong teacher-turned-school-board-member, School District 27J’s Joan Kniss was honored this month by the Colorado Association of School Boards as one of the organization’s McGuffey Award winners for her work on the board. She was nominated for the recognition by board President Todd Cordrey with the support of peers on the 27J board.

  • Adams 14 to provide no-cost meals for 2009-10

    COMMERCE CITY — Adams 14 announced last week that it will provide no cost meals to students through its breakfast and lunch programs. The announcement coincided with last week’s celebration of National School Lunch Week.

        “Thanks to the efforts of parents, students and staff, we had a high return rate with our applications this year,” said Chief Operations Officer Sandy Mutchler. “As a result, Adams 14 will extend no cost meals to all students.”

  • October a month to celebrate in Adams 14

    COMMERCE CITY – Adams 14 bus drivers travel thousands of miles each year, safely transporting thousands of students. Adams 14 cafeterias serve thousands of nutritional meals. Adams 14 secretaries greet thousands of students and families with a smile. Adams 14 grounds employees beautify the many schools and buildings in the District. Adams 14 paraprofessionals help teach students critical skills and Adams 14 building engineers keep schools safe and clean.

  • 27J warns city council of chance of switch to year-round schooling

    BRIGHTON — Hosting a joint meeting between Commerce City and Brighton’s respective city councils, 27J School District held court Sept. 29, asking for help raising awareness of the district’s low funding levels.

  • Homecoming moves to new Adams City High School

    COMMERCE CITY – The inaugural homecoming at the new Adams City High School, 7200 Quebec Parkway, is set for this week.

        Organized by the ACHS student council, events this year include a powder puff game, bonfire, parade, barbecue, the homecoming football game and the dance. This year’s theme is “Lay out the Lions” because the Adams City Eagles will be taking on the Lions of Littleton High School.

  • School District 27J welcomes lengthy list of new teachers

    BRIGHTON – There are a whole bunch of new teachers and employees in Brighton School District 27J this fall.

    The school board made the appointments official late last month.

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  • Education briefs

    Long-range planning committee

        Brighton School District 27J is looking for members for its long-range facility planning committee.

        It recommends timing and location of new schools and improvements to existing ones. This year’s main task will be to make a recommendation for the next bond election.

        Meetings are the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 27J’s planning manager, Joy Gerdom, at 303-655-2893, or visit jgerdom@sd27j.org.

    Free GED classes

  • Zion Lutheran School breaks ground on addition

    BRIGHTON — Zion Lutheran Church and school officials broke ground Sunday morning on a $1.1 million

    addition to the school.

    The estimated 9,500-square-foot addition on the south side of the school, at 1400 Skeel St., will add seven new classrooms and eventually allow the school to accommodate between 120 to 140 new students. Construction should be completed by February.

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