• 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.

  • The Eagle Ridge family says goodbye to 2017

    Unity and pride took center stage at the Eagle Ridge Academy graduation on Wednesday, May 24.

    Quality over quantity is a phrase thrown around loosely in society but for the 2017 graduates of Brighton’s Eagle Ridge Academy, an intimate classroom setting is a way of life. The 2017 senior class was actually the biggest ever in Eagle Ridge history but with only 106 students graduating the stat hardly holds much weight.

  • Prairie View High sends off 2017 class

    Tears, laughter, and joy were all on display as the 2017 Prairie View High School seniors celebrated their graduation on Friday, May 26 at Coors Events Center in Boulder. The landmark event drew thousands from the local community to celebrate the achievements of the 2017 class while sending them off with one final emotional farewell.

  • Engineering students tour new school

    Some Brighton High School students got a rare behind-the-scenes look recently at how a new high school building is constructed.

    The $89.5 million Riverdale Ridge High School at the corner of Yosemite Street and 136th Avenue in Thornton isn’t slated to open until 2018. But 10 engineering students donned hard hats and safety vests to take a tour of the construction site with representatives from Saunders Construction and DLR Group.

  • Adams City students protest turnover

    A few hundred students at Adams City High School walked out of school around noon Tuesday, April 25, to protest what they see as too much principal and teacher turnover.

    Students marched about three miles from the school to the Adams 14 administration building, 5291 East 60th Avenue, chanting "Si se puede" (Yes, we can) and "We want an education." They complained that they’ve had too many different principals and teachers in the last few years.

  • Dupont teachers build relationships through home visits

    The Avila sisters waited anxiously outside their home to greet their teachers for a home visit around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5.

    Emily, a first-grader and Amanda, a third-grader, rushed inside to tell their mom the teachers had arrived before quickly darting out again to meet them. 

  • Adams 14 school district must answer to state

    After five years of low student test scores, Adams 14 School District officials must submit “accountability plans” to the Colorado Department of Education about ways to improve, Superintendent Javier Abrego said at a recent meeting.

    State officials could choose close schools that have not performed up to state standards in five years, according to Jeremy Meyer, a spokesman for the Colorado Department of Education.

    The state could also:

  • Sutrak plans two new warehouses

    Sutrak plans two

    new warehouses

    Sutrak Corp. plans to build two new warehouse buildings on land adjacent to its current facility at 6897 East 49th Avenue in Commerce City, according to a news release.

    The manufacturing company makes heating and air conditioning systems for bus, light rail and other public transit systems in North America.

  • Reading fundamentals in Commerce City

    Reading to a child for just 20 minutes will expose them to 1.8 million words a year and increase their vocabulary significantly, officials say.

    So parents should create a daily routine around reading and read to children in their native language - two of the tips that Jesse Martinez, community engagement officer with School District Adams 14, gave to parents who attended Kemp Elementary School’s “literacy night” Tuesday, Jan. 10.