• Prairie View students doing their part to give back

        BRIGHTON – “Thanks a ton, literally,” His Hands Food Cupboard Director Susanne Nation told Prairie View High School students as they carried in box after box of food to the food bank in Brighton last week.

        The eight students in John Meyer’s first-hour class at Prairie View High School had a goal of collecting more than 1,000 cans, totaling at least a ton of food, for the food bank. They reached their goal by collecting a total of 1,077 cans of food.

  • BHS students partner with businesses, community to create learning garden

    “As you can see, this space needs a little TLC,” said John Birkey of Norris Design planning and landscape architecture to Brighton High School students gathered in the barren courtyard in the center of the Brighton Learning and Resource Campus.

        With the collaboration of Project Lead the Way, the Brighton High School horticulture class, Brighton 27J School District, Norris Design, Community Reach, Civic Arts, and the Brighton Economic Development Corp., the courtyard is set to get a lot of attention in the coming months.

  • Seeing Spots

    Jen Kroff said having an opportunity for children to be involved in theater locally is important for a community. It was something she didn’t have as a child, and she’s enjoying her part in helping bring that opportunity to local kids.

        The Brighton resident is directing “101 Dalmatians,” Prairie Playhouse’s family performance at Prairie View High School Nov. 20 and 21.

  • Pen pals: South second-graders connect with Brighton seniors

    It may not seem as if 90-year-old Evelyn Orenstein and South Elementary second-grader Auggie Martinez would have much in common. But through a classroom pen pal program with the Brighton Senior Center, Evelyn and Auggie are finding out they have much more in common than one might realize, including the love of family — and sports.

        “We’re both Broncos fans and we both like Carmelo Anthony. We have that in common,” Orenstein laughed.

        Orenstein has been a part of the pen pal program for eight years.

  • Classroom of the Week

    26 Students, student teacher Ray Sievering

    About first graders: “They’re so eager to learn, they’re like an open book,” she said. “They make such great progress in first grade.”

    What they’re learning: Spelling and sounding out words with ‘s’ blends, reading stories about friends and family, nutrition and keeping their bodies healthy, writing how-to stories (like how to bake a cake or how to brush your teeth) and they just finished up a science unit on plants and animals.

  • Reflections: Yearbook staffers garner state awards, adviser named 2009 teacher of the year

    There is a team of 28 Brighton High School students that spends four days a week in school honing their craft and creating their product, along with countless hours after school, some weekends, summer camps and even part of winter and spring break.  

        This hardworking group is not a sports team. It’s the BHS Reflections yearbook staff. It’s obvious that staff members take their yearbook very seriously, said BHS English teacher and yearbook adviser Justin Daigle.

  • Praire View celebrates first homecoming
  • Classroom of the Week

    About her class: “They want to learn, they’re so curious,” Hunt said. “They want to be in school at this age.”

    What they’re learning: “The kids are very excited about the science unit,” she said. “They’re learning about food chains, the environment and they’re making a coniferous forest.” In science, they’re also studying human body systems, electricity and famous scientists; in math, basic addition and subtraction.

  • 27J board member Joan Kniss receives McGuffey Award

    A lifelong teacher-turned-school-board-member, School District 27J’s Joan Kniss was honored this month by the Colorado Association of School Boards as one of the organization’s McGuffey Award winners for her work on the board. She was nominated for the recognition by board President Todd Cordrey with the support of peers on the 27J board.

  • Adams 14 to provide no-cost meals for 2009-10

    COMMERCE CITY — Adams 14 announced last week that it will provide no cost meals to students through its breakfast and lunch programs. The announcement coincided with last week’s celebration of National School Lunch Week.

        “Thanks to the efforts of parents, students and staff, we had a high return rate with our applications this year,” said Chief Operations Officer Sandy Mutchler. “As a result, Adams 14 will extend no cost meals to all students.”