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Jeffco schools see handful of COVID-19 cases in first week back

Jeffco Public Schools had a slow, but not unscathed, first week of in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, in terms positive COVID-19 cases. For many of the district's 84,500 students Sept. … more

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and … more

Gold Crown program helps students through remote learning

It has been an unusual start for Jeffco Public Schools and Denver Public Schools students this year. Rather than starting school in-person in August like in any regular year, Jeffco Public Schools … more

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board. more

Foster kicks off first year as dual language option school

At Foster Dual Language PK-8 in Arvada, the new school year means more than navigating remote learning and COVID-19 procedures. 2020-2021 is the first academic year that the school will run as a dual … more

Jeffco Family Leadership Training Institute graduates 13 in Wheat Ridge

When the pandemic started in March, Wheat Ridge resident Holly Storm was in the middle of participating in the Jefferson County Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) — a program coordinated … more

Arapahoe Community College president stepping down

Arapahoe Community College will bid farewell to a devoted leader next spring, after President Diana Doyle announced her retirement. Doyle announced she will step down in June 2021, ending an 11-year … more

Commentary: A student's view of in-person school

After a summer filled with ever-changing reopening plans, I finally returned to Heritage High School in Littleton to begin my senior year on Aug. 24. more

Douglas County school's 6th grade in quarantine after positive COVID-19 test

Sixth-grade students and teachers at Sand Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch are under quarantine for two weeks after someone in the grade tested positive for COVID-19. more

A farewell to Grace: Littleton schools security director rides off into the sunset

Guy Grace is trying to get used to waking up to silence. For years, Grace, the longtime director of security for Littleton Public Schools, personally responded to every “Safe2Tell” alert the … more

Jeffco coaches and athletes adjust to a pandemic season

The Golden Demons High School football team members had just showed up to their first week of training camp on Aug. 3 when coaches, led by Head Coach Jared Yannacito, huddled their players up. … more

2020 Panthers part ways with Pomona

2020’s graduating Pomona Panthers enjoyed one last chance to say goodbye at an Aug. 15 graduation ceremony at Arvada’s North Area Athletic Complex. More than a hundred graduates were able to … more

Action Center carries on with school supply distribution in Jeffco

At least 4,000 Jefferson County students won't have to worry about how they are getting their school supplies this year, thanks to the Action Center. From Aug. 10 to Aug. 15, the Action Center, a … more

Jeffco schoolboard appoints interim superintendent

The Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education has appointed Kristopher Schuh as the district's interim superintendent. Current superintendent, Jason Glass, will leave his position Sept. 13 to take … more

Union wants new Jeffco restart plan

Just two weeks before Jeffco’s 2020-2021 school year will begin, Jefferson County Education Association or JCEA, the local teachers union, plans to call on the district to change its process for … more

Bear Creek High School's class of 2020 celebrated

At the beginning of their senior year, Bear Creek High School's class of 2020 didn't imagine they would have to wear masks at their graduation. They didn't imagine they would have a graduation … more

D'Evelyn Jaguars graduate at last

Under a beautiful summer sunset, the D'Evelyn Class of 2020 received a belated graduation ceremony. The graduates, those who still could attend the ceremony, gathered at Jeffco Stadium on Aug. 6 to … more

Wheat Ridge Farmers find closure with August commencement

Wheat Ridge High School's class of 2020 celebrated its graduation Aug. 6, about two and a half months after the graduates' last day of high school classes. During the ceremony, graduates wore masks … more

Green Mountain grads dance into their next chapter

On Wednesday night, Green Mountain High School’s class of 2020 arrived at Jeffco Stadium nearly four years after they started their high school careers to see a rainbow visible to the east of the stadium. It was a fitting way to start an event that had recently come to seem as elusive as a pot of gold. more

Columbine class of 2020's resiliency celebrated at delayed ceremony

On the last day that Columbine High School’s class of 2020 would gather together, Columbine principal Scott Christy harkened back to the students’ first day at the school. more
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