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Jeffco Schools is hiring but diversity lags

Despite months of calls by educators and promises of diversifying hiring, the Jeffco Public Schools district is not able to show an improvement in the number of African American educators at the … more

Faith Christian Academy opens new K-8 playground

When students at Faith Christian Academy's K-8 school return on Aug. 18 for the 2021-2022 school year, they'll have a new place to spend recess. FCA hosted three Popsicles in the Park events the week … more

Jeffco Public Schools to require in-school masking for ages 3-11

Jeffco Public Schools students will still be seeing their fair share of masks once they return to classrooms this fall. In fact, up through 12 years of age (around sixth grade), student masks will be … more

Finding the F-U-N in STEM

At most summer camps, there is no need for attendees to put on safety googles and a protective jacket for any of the activities. But the Full STEM Ahead camp held at Colorado School of Mines earlier … more

Another avenue for RRCC students to further higher education

Graphic Design and Print Production students at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) now have another way to apply their Associates Degree credits toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree. RRCC and … more

Jeffco Schools’ bond construction continues

Summer break rules for students. But for construction crews working on projects for the District’s Capital Improvement Program, the work goes on despite current triple-digit temperatures. Jefferson … more

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with … more

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school … more

Pitching in to keep Jeffco’s summer learners fed

The countywide effort to feed hungry children and families across Jefferson County is a collaborative effort. That’s the message from Carolyn Alexander, the senior director of operations for The … more

Wild summer for Jeffco readers

Registration is still open for Wild Ideas, this year’s theme in the Jeffco Library Summer Challenge. Book lovers of all ages can participate. Simply log onto to www.jeffcolibrary.org and click on … more

Collaboration in Jeffco Schools’ summer programs

As the 2020-21 school year drew to a close, a number of community organizations were concerned that summer supports for students would need to be more robust than ever to give students who struggled … more

Englewood music instructor has unlocked potential for decades

One story that sticks out to longtime music teacher Marcie Dlin is when a young boy, Mitchell, doubted his ability to sing. Dlin, a theater instructor, had written a song for Mitchell’s character. … more

Jeffco educators want more pay, more equity

The signs speak for themselves — pay increases, more racial diversity among teaching staff and equity for students of color, and respect — all spelled out in multi-colored magic marker on poster … more

Shots in before schools out

When the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in kids ages 12-15 just three weeks before the end of the school year in Jeffco, Jefferson County Public Health was faced with its latest challenge in a … more

Lakewood grad awarded scholarship for mental health awareness

Avery Wilson isn’t trying to change the world — just a really painful part of it. Wilson, a 2021 Lakewood High School graduate, has been working for the past three years to end the stigma around … more

Lakewood High graduates class of 2021

Lakewood High School held a commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 May 22at Jeffco Stadium. The graduating class had seven National Merit Finalists. more

Funding boon to Jeffco’s Outdoor Lab program

The Outdoor Lab Foundation announced a donation of $235,000 to Jefferson County public schools for Outdoor Lab. The money will help sustain the popular program that’s been part of the district for … more

Columbine Class of 2021 celebrated

Red Rocks Amphitheatre has been quite empty in the last year. But on May 21 a crowd of proud parents and celebrating loved ones filled the terraces to watch the Columbine High School Class of 2021 … more

Jags rejoice at 2021 graduation

The D'Evelyn Class of 2021 celebrated its graduation cereomny on May 22, at the Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The school, one of the top-rated in the state, honored the academic achievements of many of … more

PHOTOS: Green Mountain Rams celebrate Class of 2021 graduation

Green Mountain High School hosted its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 on May 21 at Red Rocks Amphitheater. About 250 Rams received their diplomas, and as she congratulated the graduates, … more
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