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Education

  • Scores on new PARCC tests show most Colorado kids failing to meet academic expectations

    Scores on new PARCC tests show most Colorado kids failing to meet academic expectations

  • Piotraschke recognized for board work

        BRIGHTON — The Colorado Association of School Boards recognized School District 27J Board of Education director Gregory Piotraschke as a 2015 recipient of the McGuffey Award.
        The McGuffey Award honors unique board of education members who bring committed and passionate service to their board work. The award is named in honor of the McGuffey Readers, a series of seven books first published in 1836, with short stories and poems that taught children reading and grammar.

  • Eagle Ridge college night Nov. 18

        BRIGHTON — Eagle Ridge Academy will host its annual college night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18, at 3551 Southern St., in Brighton, and is extending an invitation for all eighth-to-12th-grade students in School District 27J to attend.
        College night will start promptly at 6 p.m. with the college fair, which will feature representatives from more than 20 colleges and universities. The event will continue at 6:30 with a keynote speaker.

  • Community comes together to ‘make a difference’

     

    Rhett McEmma                                

    Special Contributor

        COMMERCE CITY — A community of Commerce City teachers, parents, students, administrators and other volunteers converged Oct. 24 on a few Adams County School District 14 locations intent on making a difference. 

  • Multi-county diversion program teaches dangers of ‘sexting’

    ADAMS COUNTY— Most teens don’t know that sending a sexually explicit photo is against the law.
        In fact, in Colorado you can be charged with a felony for sexual exploitation of a child if you send or receive naked pictures of someone who is under 18 years of age.
        The six juveniles who graduated last week from a special diversion program offered by the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office — a program geared to prevention of sexting — know all about that law.

  • Propane Council donates $5K to Adams 12 education foundation

    MetroWest report

     

    THORNTON — The Propane Education and Research Council announced last week that itdonated $5,000 to the Adams 12 Five Star Education Foundation in recognition of the Adams 12 Five Star district’s effort to improve students health and safety by adopting a propane-powered bus fleet. 

  • Turnberry preschool classes relocate to Second Creek

    COMMERCE CITY — Overcrowding at Turnberry Elementary School forced preschool classes to be relocated, to make room for additional fourth grade classes. 

    Turnberry has enrolled 111 students since July 16 — approximately 40 students more than the projected enrollment — and the school’s 56 preschoolers are now being relocated to classrooms at Second Creek and Henderson elementary schools. 

  • Turnberry preschool classes relocate to Second Creek

    COMMERCE CITY — Overcrowding at Turnberry Elementary School forced preschool classes to be relocated, to make room for additional fourth grade classes. 

    Turnberry has enrolled 111 students since July 16 — approximately 40 students more than the projected enrollment — and the school’s 56 preschoolers are now being relocated to classrooms at Second Creek and Henderson elementary schools. 

  • CASA conditioning training series Sept. 22

    BROOMFIELD — The September Conditioning Training series offered by CASA of Adams and Broomfield counties will focus on early childhood intervention services for children with developmental disabilities or delays.

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     Former School District 27J board member Michael Landwehr, left, was recognized for his service and dedication at an Aug. 25 regular meeting by board president Patrick Day. Landwehr resigned from his position June 13 because he moved out of the boundaries in his director district. However, Landwehr will be running in the Nov. 3 election for director of District 3, against candidates Matthew Plichta and Lloyd Worth.