• 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.

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  • 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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  • Otho E. Stuart Middle School opens in Commerce City

    Excitement was in the air as new students, parents and community leaders toured School District 27J’s newest addition, Otho E. Stuart Middle School, Aug. 8.

        Teachers touted the programs and technology the new school would be able to offer. But as students ran eagerly from room to room checking out their new home, they found it to be the simple details that were most enticing.

        “I think the lockers are cool,” said Morgan Encinias, 11. “The school is really well organized.”

  • School Buses 101: Tips for students, parents

    The 27J Transportation Department is reaching out to its families in a new way this year.  Students will receive post cards in the mail to let them know where their bus stop is and an approximate time the bus will be at the stop. 

        If a student doesn’t receive a post card in the mail by Aug. 4, call the Transportation Department, 303-655-2991. The staff will be able to provide the needed information.

  • Adams 14 announces free and reduced price meal income criteria

       COMMERCE CITY — Adams 14 announced its policy for determining the eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Local school officials will use the following size and income criteria for determining eligibility.

        Children from families whose income is at or below the levels are eligible for free or reduced price meals.

  • Stuart Middle School christened
  • Stuart Middle School throws open doors Aug. 8

    The newest School District 27J facility, Otho E. Stuart Middle School will open with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m., Aug. 8, at the school, 15955 E. 101st Way in Commerce City.

        Stuart Middle School is the last of four schools to be built as the result of the 2006 bond election. The 138,000-square-foot school was constructed on time and within budget at a cost of $33.2 million.

  • Education briefs

    Mountain Creek Math Tutoring Co. is expanding its summer tutoring program into Brighton.

        The company’s philosophy is “no question is a dumb question.” All tutors are professional, patient, passionate and qualified in the math and science fields. They earnestly care about children’s success.

  • Data collection changes puts 27J in line with federal requirements

    The Colorado Department of Education recently announced changes in how racial and ethnic data will be collected and reported for all students and school district staff in Colorado.

    The change is in response to a federal decision made in 1997, and which is now required for all school districts in the United States.

    The change makes the way school districts collect racial and ethnic data the same as the way in which the U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission collect this information.