• Adams 14 schools could face state sanctions

    The Adams 14 School District could face state sanctions, after test results and other rating criteria did not rise high enough in the last five years to get off of a state watch list.

    School district officials recently appealed preliminary state ratings, but were turned down. 

  • Felten named 1st Reunion Elementary School principal

    School district officials recently named David Felten the first principal of Reunion Elementary School, which is planned to open in August at 11021 Landmark Drive in Commerce City.

    Felten has spent the last nine years as the principal of Henderson Elementary School, according to Kevin Denke, a spokesman for School District 27J.

  • Three finalists for Adams City HS job

     Officials at Adams County School District 14 are searching for a new principal to lead Adams City High School.

    Officials have narrowed the search to three candidates. The high school’s assistant principal Caroll Duran is in the running for the job, as is Jennifer Abeyta-Cifuentes, who is an administrator at Prairie View High School in School District 27J. Mark Roberts, the principal at Aurora Central High School, also is a candidate.

  • Help name Adams City High School pool

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    Have your say about whether or not a new Adams City High School swimming pool should be named in memory of Joe Sisneros, a long-time teacher and swimming coach who passed away last year.

    The Adams 14 Facilities Naming Committee has scheduled two meetings to ask residents what they think the new swimming pool should be named. 

  • Adams 14 school board fills vacant seat

    The Adams 14 Board of Education has filled its vacant seat.

    The board met Tuesday, Oct. 18, in a special meeting to interview and select a new board member to fill an unexpired term. Ultimately Joseph Dreiling was named the successful candidate for the 7,500-student district located in Commerce City.

    Dreiling will serve until the next regular school election in November 2017, at which point he could run for a full term.

  • Adams 14 looks to raise state ratings

    The Adams 14 School District wants state education officials to consider its new and better test scores at some schools and remove it from a state watch list.

    The district is in its fifth year below required standardized state test score averages. However, new district superintendent Javier Abrego said he is confident that the district’s new test scores will be enough to warrant a higher rating.

  • Clown threat is a hoax, say PVHS officials

    Prairie View High School has not received any clown threats, even though rumors spread on social media may have indicated otherwise, according to a school district spokesman.

  • 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.