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Education

  • 27J warns city council of chance of switch to year-round schooling

    BRIGHTON — Hosting a joint meeting between Commerce City and Brighton’s respective city councils, 27J School District held court Sept. 29, asking for help raising awareness of the district’s low funding levels.

  • Homecoming moves to new Adams City High School

    COMMERCE CITY – The inaugural homecoming at the new Adams City High School, 7200 Quebec Parkway, is set for this week.

        Organized by the ACHS student council, events this year include a powder puff game, bonfire, parade, barbecue, the homecoming football game and the dance. This year’s theme is “Lay out the Lions” because the Adams City Eagles will be taking on the Lions of Littleton High School.

  • School District 27J welcomes lengthy list of new teachers

    BRIGHTON – There are a whole bunch of new teachers and employees in Brighton School District 27J this fall.

    The school board made the appointments official late last month.

  • To Your Health
  • Education briefs

    Long-range planning committee

        Brighton School District 27J is looking for members for its long-range facility planning committee.

        It recommends timing and location of new schools and improvements to existing ones. This year’s main task will be to make a recommendation for the next bond election.

        Meetings are the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 27J’s planning manager, Joy Gerdom, at 303-655-2893, or visit jgerdom@sd27j.org.

    Free GED classes

  • Zion Lutheran School breaks ground on addition

    BRIGHTON — Zion Lutheran Church and school officials broke ground Sunday morning on a $1.1 million

    addition to the school.

    The estimated 9,500-square-foot addition on the south side of the school, at 1400 Skeel St., will add seven new classrooms and eventually allow the school to accommodate between 120 to 140 new students. Construction should be completed by February.

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  • Otho E. Stuart Middle School opens in Commerce City

    Excitement was in the air as new students, parents and community leaders toured School District 27J’s newest addition, Otho E. Stuart Middle School, Aug. 8.

        Teachers touted the programs and technology the new school would be able to offer. But as students ran eagerly from room to room checking out their new home, they found it to be the simple details that were most enticing.

        “I think the lockers are cool,” said Morgan Encinias, 11. “The school is really well organized.”

  • School Buses 101: Tips for students, parents

    The 27J Transportation Department is reaching out to its families in a new way this year.  Students will receive post cards in the mail to let them know where their bus stop is and an approximate time the bus will be at the stop. 

        If a student doesn’t receive a post card in the mail by Aug. 4, call the Transportation Department, 303-655-2991. The staff will be able to provide the needed information.

  • Adams 14 announces free and reduced price meal income criteria

       COMMERCE CITY — Adams 14 announced its policy for determining the eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Local school officials will use the following size and income criteria for determining eligibility.

        Children from families whose income is at or below the levels are eligible for free or reduced price meals.