• 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.

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  • 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.

  • 27J salutes retirees

    Thirteen veteran employees of Brighton School District 27J retired effective at the end of the school year.

        The group includes Dave Rose (Northeast Elementary), Diana Pollard (Southeast), Dorothy Wallace (Vikan Middle School), Gerald Gonzales (facilities), Jackie Walters (Brighton High School), Katherine Smith (Northeast), Linda Ott (Northeast), Margaret Wallace (Southeast), Mary Ross (Northeast), Patsy Brown (Northeast), Sheila Fossen (Southeast), Shirley Rogers (Southeast) and Karin Turner (Thimmig Elementary).

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  • College in Colorado awards Kearney Middle School student $1,000 scholarship

    On May 21, Lizeth Villegas, a seventh-grader from Kearney Middle School, received a  $1,000 scholarship check for her courage to overcome adversity and stay on a path to finish high school and graduate from college.

        Villegas’ award-winning essay was one of only five students in Colorado selected from the more than 200 applications for this college scholarship.