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Allendale Elementary to close next year

The final slide of the presentation said it all. “The decision of leadership staff is to consolidate the Allendale Elementary school community in the Spring of 2021.”  And with that, the … more

Meet the new Jeffco Public Schools superintendent

The position of superintendent for the Jeffco Public Schools district can be harrowing. It is a that invite public scrutiny of your every action. It is a position that is often a lightning rod for … more

ESSER money for Jeffco Schools

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds were a hot topic during the April 8 Jeffco School Board meeting.  ESSER Funds are a $13.2 billion portion of the $30.75 billion … more

Red Rocks Theatre Department wins award

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has been selected by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance) to be the recipient of the 2021 Bernice Joseph Award. The award, … more

School district rolls out 2021 remote learning plan

Students enrolling in Jeffco Public Schools’ remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year can expect an equitable learning experience on par with in-person school, district officials told … more

Jeffco Schools names superintendent finalist

Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as its final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools on March 25. Dorland has served as Deputy … more

Jeffco Schools accountability board calls for minimum in-person testing

Jefferson County's own District Accountability Committee has unanimously called for the district to do a minimum of in-person testing for this school year as possible. The DAC, a group of volunteer … more

Jeffco Schools names finalist for new Superintendent 

On March 25, the Jefferson County Board of Education announced the selection of Tracy Dorland as their final candidate for superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools. Dorland has served as Deputy … more

Mines seniors launch clothing that celebrates female engineers

As a senior at Colorado School of Mines, Amanda Field has experienced first-hand some of the challenges faced by women who want to work in the male-dominated field of engineering. “A lot of times … more

Jeffco schools looking at $54 million in cuts for 2021-22

At a recent Jeffco School Board meeting, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Nicole Stewart, gave a presentation asking board members for input on where to make needed cuts in the 2021-22 budget.  The … more

Ralston Valley High School sets fundraising record in 10th annual Wish Week

Cody Green is an 11-year-old who likes fighter jets, aircraft carriers, and gymnastics. In June 2019, Cody was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare form of blood cancer in which the body … more

Testing takes center stage in school board session

In a Feb. 23, meeting of the Jeffco School Board, assessment tests and the possibility of their results having a punitive effect on the District and teachers were the main topic of concern. Matthew … more

Jeffco Capital Improvement Program: The numbers

In the beginning, there was the flipbook. Before bringing the 2018 Bond vote to the people, the Jeffco Public Schools district created a document known as the flipbook. It was a comprehensive index … more

Jeffco announces return to full in-person learning plan

Interim Superintendent Kristopher Schuh announced the District’s two-phase plan to return to 100% in-person learning for grades 6-12. This will replace the Hybrid learning option but will not … more

Jeffco Schools declares a remote-only day for Thursday, Feb. 25

Jeffco Public Schools will conduct an all-remote learning day on Thursday, February 25 due to weather and road conditions. School buildings and other district buildings are closed. For students in … more

Mines becomes first school to offer minor in space mining

Colorado School of Mines graduates have gone on to engineer mines around the world. Now the school is hoping to set up its students to do something out of this world. Next school year, undergraduates … more

Arvada pitches in to give middle schoolers a remote learning boost

A new resource for students attending Moore Middle School is hoping to redefine what the hybrid model of learning in Jeffco can look like. TeamUp Jeffco is a learning center for Moore students, sixth … more

The Bond and Capital Improvement projects: a deep dive

When the Jeffco Public Schools district requested a $567 million bond in 2018, voters said yes, by a slim margin. Over the next few weeks, the newspaper will take a closer look at the 2018 Bond and … more

A high-tech tour of Jeffco’s DeAngelis Center

The alarm is jarring. It sounds like a high-pitched metallic banging put through an electronic synthesizer. It jangles your nerves and causes an almost physical reaction with every pulse. The voices … more

The day that changed everything

It started off as a beautiful day, he said. The kind of Colorado day we get in late April, when students sit outside at lunch and think about the summer ahead. It was the kind of day, he said, that … more
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