• Stuart Middle School throws open doors Aug. 8

    The newest School District 27J facility, Otho E. Stuart Middle School will open with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m., Aug. 8, at the school, 15955 E. 101st Way in Commerce City.

        Stuart Middle School is the last of four schools to be built as the result of the 2006 bond election. The 138,000-square-foot school was constructed on time and within budget at a cost of $33.2 million.

  • Education briefs

    Mountain Creek Math Tutoring Co. is expanding its summer tutoring program into Brighton.

        The company’s philosophy is “no question is a dumb question.” All tutors are professional, patient, passionate and qualified in the math and science fields. They earnestly care about children’s success.

  • Data collection changes puts 27J in line with federal requirements

    The Colorado Department of Education recently announced changes in how racial and ethnic data will be collected and reported for all students and school district staff in Colorado.

    The change is in response to a federal decision made in 1997, and which is now required for all school districts in the United States.

    The change makes the way school districts collect racial and ethnic data the same as the way in which the U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Equal Employment Opportunities Commission collect this information.

  • 27J salutes retirees

    Thirteen veteran employees of Brighton School District 27J retired effective at the end of the school year.

        The group includes Dave Rose (Northeast Elementary), Diana Pollard (Southeast), Dorothy Wallace (Vikan Middle School), Gerald Gonzales (facilities), Jackie Walters (Brighton High School), Katherine Smith (Northeast), Linda Ott (Northeast), Margaret Wallace (Southeast), Mary Ross (Northeast), Patsy Brown (Northeast), Sheila Fossen (Southeast), Shirley Rogers (Southeast) and Karin Turner (Thimmig Elementary).

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  • College in Colorado awards Kearney Middle School student $1,000 scholarship

    On May 21, Lizeth Villegas, a seventh-grader from Kearney Middle School, received a  $1,000 scholarship check for her courage to overcome adversity and stay on a path to finish high school and graduate from college.

        Villegas’ award-winning essay was one of only five students in Colorado selected from the more than 200 applications for this college scholarship.

  • Fitness equipment dedication Tuesday

    COMMERCE CITY – Former students of longtime Alsup Elementary physical education teacher Mr. Barthule are invited to join in the dedication of new fitness equipment at the school in his honor.    

    The dedication will be at 10 a.m., May 26, at Alsup Elementary, 7101 Birch St.     

    Barthule was a teacher at the school for 27 years and recently retired. Call Loretta Garcia at 303-287-8344.

  • PVHS academic awards go to 206 students

        HENDERSON — Two hundred six students were honored for their academic achievement – some with as many as five awards – during the Prairie View High School academic awards night,

        The PVHS Thunderhawk award honors one female and one male student, each of whom have shown conscientious and determined effort in academic areas. These students demonstrate the potential to become outstanding leaders.

  • Registration begins for Front Range

        WESTMINSTER – Registration for summer semester classes at Front Range Community College is under way at all campuses and online.

        The summer semester begins June 1. The schedule is available on campus, online at www.frontrange.edu, and at selected sites in Adams and Broomfield counties.


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  • Kindergarten roundups scheduled in Adams 14

    COMMERCE CITY – Adams 14 School District parents begin the process this month of enrolling their children in preschool and kindergarten for the 2009-10 school year.

        Children who will be 5-years-old by Oct. 1, 2009, are eligible for kindergarten classes. Screenings will be Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Adams 14 Child Care Center, 5650 Bowen Court, Commerce City. Parents must schedule a screening appointment in advance. All children in the district must be screened to enroll in kindergarten next year.