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Education

  • New batch of Eagles off to the real world

    Adams City High School celebrated its 2018 graduating class in front of a raucous and jubilant crowd that packed the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver Saturday, May 19.

    The class quote for this year’s graduating seniors was “be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your heart on fire,” and the speakers at the ceremony followed this theme in their addresses to their peers and the families in the audience. 

  • Limo company is finalist for ‘Companies to Watch’

    Hermes Worldwide Inc. is a finalist for the 2018 Colorado Companies to Watch awards program.

    The woman- and minority-owned business offers chauffeured, executive car and limo services. 

  • First Transit gets award from Adams County ecodevo office

    First Transit Inc. officials recently received a talent development award at the Adams County Excellence Awards and Luncheon hosted by the Adams County Economic Development office. 

    First Transit was recognized for its corporate culture of developing people, leveraging their expertise and sharing best practices, according to a press release. 

  • ACHS announces two Daniels scholars

    Daniels scholars Adams City students Jennifer Carrillo and Haaron Jiminez received Daniels Fund scholarships. 

    The program offers four-year, renewable scholarships for graduating high-school seniors in Colorado and three other area states. Part of the qualifying criteria is exceptional character, leadership and a commitment to serving their communities.

  • Prairie View students to walk out

    Prairie View High School students will walk out of school Tuesday, April 17 in remembrance of the 17 Parkland, Florida high schoolers killed in a February shooting.

     The walkout is part of the “What’s your 17” campaign being performed at schools nationwide, which is encouraging students to think of 17 acts they can do to promote compassion and kindness in their hallways. These acts can include complementing or talking to someone new, smiling at random people and being helpful to others.

  • Brighton Employee Charities wants scholarship applications ; deadline March 30

     You need to write an essay and provide your high school transcript to apply for a $500 scholarship from the city of Brighton Employee Charities.

    The group plans to award two $500 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. The application deadline is Friday, March 30.

  • Gifted, talented students can apply to Achieve Institute

    The school district’s program for gifted and talented students - Achieve Institute - is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Students  in the program have a chance to do special projects with their peers at either Pennock Elementary School or Vikan Middle School.

  • Stuart Middle School teacher resigns

    School district officials said a Stuart Middle School teacher resigned Friday, Dec. 8 after writing, “I want to kill children” in a message on a projector screen in his class the Friday before.

    Kris Burghart, an eighth grade language arts teacher at the school at 15955 E. 101st Way in Commerce City, posted the message in the last period of the school day Dec. 1, according to students.

  • Adams 14 shows improvement, Kearney middle school leads the way

     Kearney Middle School led the way in Adams 14 school district performance ratings recently, but the district isn’t out of the woods yet with the Colorado Department of Education.

  • Reunion Elementary to offer 'illuminating' learning experience

    Reunion Elementary School is expected to provide an “illuminating” experience for students through its $22 million design when it opens this fall at 11021 Landmark Drive in Commerce City.

    “Studies have shown that day-lighting is very important to how kids learn,” said Carson Shields, a representative Denver-based Hord Coplan Macht Architects, the school design firm. “All the windows face north or south in classrooms, and we made sure to design with day-lighting in mind.