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Education

  • Local Olympic hopeful finds a good fit with online schooling

    Ten-year-old Kaitlynne Funderburgh, of Commerce City, uses only one word to describe her daily schedule.

        “Hectic,” she said.

        Funderburgh has been ice skating since she was 7. Her aim is to make it to the Olympics by the time she turns 16. In order to reach her goals, Funderburgh has a rigorous training schedule and travels around the state for competitions. She attends Colorado Connections Academy, a K-12 virtual public school that helps her juggle schoolwork and her training and completion schedules.

  • Losing a school, losing a legacy

    While the future and direction of Brighton Collegiate High School remain unknown, two board members are more than a little disappointed in the actions and directions taken by the new leadership of the now-former board of directors.

  • ‘Haiti is poor, so save it’

    When Jack Ditirro’s first-grade teacher talked with the class about the school’s fundraiser to help the people of Haiti, Jack was determined to do all he could to help the cause.

    He came up with an idea to make bookmarks and sell them to raise money. He  enlisted the help of his mom for the project because, “first-graders can’t use hot glue guns,” he said matter-of-factly.

    “I made a ton of bookmarks,” Jack said, “and I told my aunts and uncles that they could buy them for as much money as they wanted to.”

  • Jumping for joy: Jump rope team takes district by storm

     BRIGHTON — “Here you go, birthday kids,” yelled West Ridge Elementary School physical education teacher Brett Brakel across the school’s gym. Twenty-one kids quickly form a circle in the middle of the gym and begin to jump rope in unison as the Beatles sing, “You say it’s your birthday,” at practice for the school district’s jump rope team, the Jumpcats, last week.

  • Hanson PreK-8 School honors involved parents

        COMMERCE CITY — Hanson PreK-8 School, an Adams 14 elementary and middle school, hosted a recognition ceremony Jan. 7 for 13 parents who completed a six-hour workshop series that teaches parents about the importance of their participation in making a lasting impact on their child’s education.

  • Education briefs

    Adams 14

    Education Foundation

    grants more than $12,000 to district’s teachers

  • New year's wishes from 27J

    Rod Blunck

    My resolution would be that we seek to ensure that we are a school district that continues to produce quality results and that we continue to be a quality employer in the face of tumultuous times ahead.

     

    Joan Kniss

    Every child in the district will read a book that becomes a life-long favorite and part of their family memories.

     

    Will Pierce

  • A change forthcoming in standard tests

    DENVER – In two years, the state’s standardized tests for third- through 10th-graders will be a piece of the state’s educational history.

        Instead, the state will tell students to focus on up to a half-dozen ideas and prove that they can relate the information to the real world.

        District 27J board member Joan Kniss is pleased.

  • Classroom of the Week

        *Mrs. Prieto’s class decided they wanted to do their part to help others this holiday season. “The kids were reading a Scholastic News article about kids who help and they wanted to do something to help others, too,” Prieto said.

  • Two graduate from Brighton Heritage Academy