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DACA students rally to renew eligibility, ‘mourn loss of dream’

When she was 2 years old, Claudia Hurtado and her sister were taken across the border with people she didn’t know. Separately, her parents crossed from Mexico to Texas, and there, met the people with their children, before coming to Denver to … more

Jeffco school marching bands take the field

Nerves were high, but so was musicality as 15 Jefferson County high school marching bands took the field for their first performance of the season at the Jeffco Marching Band Festival held Sept. 19 … more

Program helps students find right direction

Brady High School student Melody Soto wasn’t sure what to expect the first time she met with her mentor, Ashley Becker. “I thought I could only talk about certain things and had to be a certain way,” said Soto, who aims to graduate from … more

Jeffco school board candidates talk issues

Schools choice, transparency and opportunities for all students were hot topics at the first Jefferson County Board of Education candidate forum held Sept. 13 at Wheat Ridge High School. The forum, presented by Support Jeffco Kids and Arvadans for … more

Outdoor Labs add greenhouse classrooms

Every sixth grader in Jefferson County Schools spends a week at one of the districts two outdoor labs, Mt. Evans or Windy Peaks. Soon, those students will be learning in new greenhouse classrooms set for completion this fall. “Our whole mission … more

Charter school celebrates two decades

Teachers, students and alumni of Westminster’s Crown Pointe Academy will celebrate the charter school’s 20th anniversary with  “It’s probably the first charter school in the area,” said Keith Ouweneel, school director. “We might … more

Reading, writing and singing

Educator Dianna Henn, who provides instruction to teachers, says the key to learning just about anything else might be learning penmanship. “When you want to remember something, how do you usually do it? You write it down,” said Henn, an … more

Shields and Van Gieson challenge incumbents for school board

Both challengers in the Jefferson County Board of Education race oppose the shift of sixth-graders to middle school and are concerned about the stress school closures brings to a community. “I know the devastation closing Pleasant View caused … more

Two last minute challengers emerge in Jeffco school board race

Two last minute challengers filed to run for Jefferson County Board of Education. Three incumbents, board president Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert will seek reelection for their seats, which they acquired in 2015 after the recall of … more

A happy ending for Jeffco's furry tails

The goal: To read 30 million minutes for the Jefferson County Library Foundation to donate $500 to the Foothills Animal Shelter. And Jeffco readers far exceeded expectations. The goal was met on July 25, but everybody kept on reading, reaching … more

Thornton High clinic open for business

Thornton High School students returning from summer break came back to the school’s newest addition — a school-based health clinic that was completed over the summer. Students have been involved in the creation of the clinic, including … more

Horizon High English teacher among Colorado Teacher of the Year finalists

A Horizon High School teacher who focuses on teaching language skills to English language learners is one of seven finalists for the state Teacher of the Year award. Amy Rehberg, a 24-year veteran teacher at Adams 12 Five Star School’s Horizon … more

Jack Maher: The man behind the camera in Jeffco schools

Jack Maher can often be seen around Jefferson County schools, always with his black cap, a Sony Alpha 77 II camera, a mini-tripod and an extra lens. Sometimes, he brings along his larger Sony 4K video camera, the much-smaller GoPro cameras, a … more

Jeffco BOE is back in session

The Jefferson County Board of Education met for its first study session of the 2017-18 school year the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Windy Peak Outdoor Lab School just outside Bailey. The agenda included orienting new superintendent Dr. … more

Baby box program gives women ‘breath of fresh air’

New and expecting moms throughout the Colorado now have access to free, safe place for babies to sleep with the Colorado launch of the baby box. The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global initiative to equip expecting families with vital … more
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