• Making a difference

    “You think all of our stuff’s going to fit in there?” Landmark Academy Charter School Admissions Representative Heather Teague asked a group of students as a moving truck pulled up in front of the school Monday morning.

        Students at the K-7 school collected more than 2,000 supplies and food items that were taken to The Gathering Place, Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women and children who are experiencing homelessness and poverty in the city. 

  • A Day at the Beach

    Second Creek Elementary School held its first Spirit Week. Students dressed in Hawaiian shirts and leis to celebrate Beach Day.

  • Education briefs

    State of the school

    district April 20

        All are invited to the State of the 27J School District Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Armory, 300 Strong Street. Superintendent Rod Blunck will give a 40-minute presentation on the future of the school district.

    South Elementary

    annual carnival

  • Essay contest for seventh-graders

        The Colorado Municipal League is launching the third annual “If I Were Mayor…” essay contest, sponsored by COLOTRUST. This year’s honorary contest chairman is Bernie Buescher, Colorado secretary of state. The contest is open to seventh-graders statewide, including home-schooled students. This year’s topic is “If you were mayor, how would you explain the importance of municipal government to kids in your community?” Winners will be recognized at the 2010 CML Annual Conference June 22-25 in Breckenridge.

  • 27J Kindergarten registration and round-up set for April 8

    Parents of children who are going to be 5 years old by Sept. 15 may register them for kindergarten for the next school year.  Parents are invited to attend the neighborhood schools’ Kindergarten Round-Up on April 8.

        Call or go to the neighborhood school to get specific information on registration and round-up.  Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this important opportunity.  They will be able to meet other parents and children, meet the teachers and principal and visit the classroom. 

  • Education briefs

    Fundraiser for Second Creek student April 18

        Second Creek Elementary School is holding a fundraiser for student Drew Copeland, 10, who underwent a heart transplant Dec. 22 in order to save his life. Drew was born with a heart defect and the heart he was born with was not healthy enough to help him grow and thrive. The fundraiser will help pay medical costs for Drew’s procedure, as the out-of-pocket cost for a heart transplant is more than $50,000.

  • 27J student receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

    Vladimir Mauricio Perez, 17, of Brighton has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

    The award was presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Obama. Perez participated in the Spirit of Community program this year as a representative of Prairie View High School where he is a senior.

  • Pathway students finish CSAP

    The students at Pathway Learning Center finished CSAP testing for this year and are about to finish third quarter.

        The majority of the students said they feel confident they did well on all of the subjects given. A few said there were some subjects that were a little difficult. But they’re hoping for the best results. The teachers at Pathway said they have a ton amount of confidence in these kids, and that many have prospered greatly in the last year. The teachers said they are glad CSAP is over but the last two weeks weren’t too bad.

  • Puppets help preschoolers focus on finding so-LU-tions

    When teachers at the 27J Preschool held parent conferences earlier this year, they said they got some interesting feedback regarding Dinosaur School, a new program the school implemented at the beginning of the school year.

        Dinosaur School utilizes the help of life-sized puppets to help children recognize when they are having a problem and the steps they can take to fix that problem. Whether it’s a problem with shyness, sharing or bullying, the puppets teach students to focus on finding an answer to that problem, or a so-LU-tion, as they call it.

  • Local teacher transforms for Miss. Hannigan role in ‘Annie’

      When students from Lynn Ellis’ third-grade class at Bromley East Charter School came to the Prairie Playhouse production of “Annie,” where Ellis plays the cranky Miss Hannigan, some end up being pretty surprised.

        “I’ve heard that some of the kids tell other people, ‘She’s not really like that,’” Ellis laughed. “Some of them have started calling me ‘Miss Hannigan’ during the school day now. But the students love to see me on the stage. It’s a totally different perspective.