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With bus driver shortage at peak, student athletes miss hours of classtime

What happens when there’s a school bus driver shortage? A chain reaction, said Autumn Sereno, assistant principal and athletic coach at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. The chain of events … more

Schooley wins District 3, but running mate loses to Miller

When first results came in at 7:08 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 5, Jefferson County Board of Education candidate Stephanie Schooley was shown to be leading over Rob Applegate, while Susan Miller led over … more

Survivalists offer range of options for uncertain future

Castle Rock resident Kiki Bandilla wanted to live a self-reliant life — the kind of life, as she describes it, in which she could sustain herself without depending on “institutions or grocery … more

Applications for $1 million innovation fund now open to students

For two years now the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund has invited school district staff to apply for a portion of a $1 million fund to support creative ideas. And this year, thanks to some … more

Severe weather shelters open in Jefferson County

Starting this month, Jefferson County's Severe Weather Shelter Network opened its doors with plans to continue hosting the homeless throughout the winter. Formed in 2013, the network is a nonprofit … more

Financial gaps widen between school board campaigns

This year’s four school board candidates filed their latest reports of contributions and expenditures Sept. 30, which saw the financial margins between competing campaigns widen as Election Day, … more

Maple Grove students will not have Manning enrollment priority

At the Oct. 10 school board meeting, both sides of the ongoing Maple Grove and Manning debate — a question of whether neighborhood elementary school Maple Grove should feed into Manning, an option … more

Meet Joan Chávez-Lee, District 4 candidate for school board

Before Joan Chávez-Lee was a Jeffco principal, she was a Jeffco parent. She was raising her kindergarten-aged daughter on her own when, inspired by how impactful her daughter’s teacher was, … more

Meet Susan Miller, District 4 candidate for school board

Lakewood resident Susan Miller has two distinct backgrounds: a longtime finance professional, she has worked as an investment banker and company vice president; and a mother of four former Jeffco … more

Olde Town shops transform into student art show

Last weekend the businesses of Olde Town became a widespread, eclectic art gallery as 18 stores displayed student artwork for the Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. The contest was an effort by the … more

Meet Rob Applegate, candidate for school board

Rob Applegate says the things from his elementary school years which stands out to him include the connections he made with classmates, but also the hard work his mother put in behind the scenes. … more

District talks tactics to engage ‘kids on the outer circle’

Since 2018-2019 data came back for the school district’s Make Your Voice Heard Survey — with 20.4% of middle schoolers and 16.3% of high schoolers saying they do not feel safe at school — … more

Parents appeal decision not to designate feeder for option school

Neighboring schools Maple Grove Elementary for kindergarteners through fifth graders and the Manning School of Academics and Arts for sixth through eighth graders are at odds over a decision on … more

Hope House center for teen moms sets Arvada apart

Six years ago, 6475 Benton St., on the corner of Benton and 64th Avenue, was empty. But come Sept. 5, the location flooded with a bigger crowd than ever before as the community came together to … more

Jefferson County’s fourth grade initiative boosts student test scores

After seeing a decrease in the percentage of fourth graders who passed the standardized test CMAS in 2018, district executives felt compelled to make a change. “We targeted support specifically for … more

Delays aplenty as Jefferson Parkway debate continues

The Jefferson Parkway is no stranger to delays and setbacks, having been part of a Denver-metro beltway vision that originated in the 1960s. Construction of the final segment — a toll road intended … more

Five things to know for the Arvada Harvest Festival

Arvada has a western weekend in store as the town prepares for the 94th annual Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade, which will take place in Olde Town Arvada on Sept. 6, 7 and 8. The … more

Soil sample shows potential plutonium hotspot in Jefferson Parkway path

When the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA) and other groups launched a soil study this May, with the goal of testing the Rocky Flats area for excess nuclear waste that could be … more

Jeffco schools receive 2019 standardized test scores

With the August release of Colorado Measurement of Academic Success scores, or CMAS — a standardized math, English and science test for third through eighth graders, and a science test for 11th … more

Jeffco teachers to be paid back for 2010 pay freeze

For many Jeffco teachers, the final bell on the first day of school didn't quite signal the end of the day; rather, it signaled a shift to an impassioned discussion as teachers continued to negotiate … more
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