• Officials break ground on 'Elementary School No. 12'

    Commerce City officials broke ground on School District 27J's newest elementary school recently.

    The $22 million "Elementary School No. 12" will be built at 1021 Landmark Drive in the Reunion neighborhood. It's planned to be complete and open to students in the fall of 2017. School district officials are holding a contest to name the school.

  • Stengel named principal at Landmark Academy

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    Jennifer Stengel is the new principal of Landmark Academy at Reunion for the 2016-17 academic year.

    She replaces Matt Carlton, who was promoted within National Heritage Academies.

    Stengel brings more than 18 years of educational experience to her new role. She has worked at the school since 2007, serving as a first-grade teacher and most recently as the K-2 dean. She is a coach, a mentor teacher, and recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Teaching award.

  • Educator strikes back

    Javier Abrego, Ph.D., or "Dr. J." to his co-workers, has just taken the helm of the Adams 14 School District.

    Abrego joins the staff after eight years in Arizona as superintendent. Prior to that, he spent 30 years at the School City of East Chicago District, holding various positions as a teacher and principal, as well as the director of elementary education.

    He has been in Colorado for about three weeks.

  • Adams 14 School District has a new boss

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    The next man chosen to lead Adams County District 14 is a retired Arizona educator.

    Officials at the Adams County District 14 board of education chose Javier Abrego, a retired school superintendent from Arizona to head the Commerce City district, according to Chalkbeat.com.

    Abrego takes over for Pat Sanchez, who is now a superintendent of schools near San Francisco.

  • Adams 14 lays out budget for 2016-17

    The Adams 14 School District has announced its $96 million proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year. 

    The proposed budget is expected to help combat declining enrollment and to help the school district maintain its accreditation, said Sandy Rotella, chief financial operations officer. The plan includes $3.5 million from the district's reserves to work on improving student achievement.

  • $143 million School District 27J budget planned

    School District 27J officials plan to use about $8,000 in additional per-pupil revenue to cover increased operations and personnel costs in its proposed $143 million 2016-2017 budget.

    The money is expected to come from a 1.2 percent inflation rate adjustment for school districts in Colorado under the School Finance Act. It amounts to an additional $84 per pupil for School District 27J this year, according to Lori Schiek, chief financial officer.

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  • Arkansas Tech dean’s list

        RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — A Commerce City student was named to Arkansas Tech University’s dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester.
        Alyson Heidi Seader, of Commerce City, was named to the list for the Russellville campus of the university.
        A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 hours of college-level coursework to be named to the dean’s list.

  • Office of Youth Services hosting college prep nights

        BRIGHTON — The city of Brighton Office of Youth Services will host multiple Our Community Growing Grads events throughout January and February for students and families preparing for college.
        The program will offer college information, assistance on filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, local scholarship information, and free food.
        Scheduled dates include:

  • Thornton student makes CSC president’s list

        CHADRON, Neb. — Mikaela Fatzinger, of Thornton, was one of 258 students named to the Chadron State College president’s list for the fall 2015 semester.
        The president’s list requires a 4.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.