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Education

  • BHS homecoming continues through the week

    A day of powder puff football (where the game roles change places) and a day dedicated to the 1990s are done. But that doesn't mean Brighton High School's homecoming is done.

    Various theme days are on tap. So, too, is the annual homecoming parade through town Friday, Oct. 20.

    Here's a list of what's left on the homecoming agenda:

    • The theme of Oct. 17 is the 1980s, and the spirit day theme is "Don't Stop Believing."

  • ‘Space’ is theme for PVHS homecoming

    Prairie View High School kicks off homecoming festivities Oct. 2.

    The theme is “Space.”

    The first two days feature suggested wardrobes of "Dynamic Twins" (Oct. 2) and "Happy holidays" (holiday of choice Tuesday, Oct. 3). There's also peach-fuzz volleyball at 6:30 p.m. (small gym) Oct. 2.

    Here's the rest of the schedule:

  • High school reunion

    Former Brighton Heritage Academy graduate Bill Eagan stopped an old friend when both were at the school recently and joked about sneaking into the home economics room after football to eat strawberries.

    Ed Harshbarger, Class of 1951, also talked about things he did during high school there.

    “I remember lots of hijinx,” Harshbarger said.

  • Reflections gains finals in national design contest

    Brighton High School’s William Satler and the rest of his yearbook team are among the finalists for the 2017 Design of the Year award from the National Scholastic Press Association.

                The BHS Reflections team entered this design in the Yearbook Page/Spread category. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner in mid-November in Dallas.

  • Return to school means more students, traffic

    Police warn drivers to watch for students at crosswalks and busy intersections – especially for back-to-school traffic.

     “If there’s no crossing on the scene, watch for the younger ones,” said Fort Lupton Police Officer Randy Curameng.

  • School District 27J will ask voters for $12 million in November

    School District 27J board members voted unanimously Tuesday, Aug. 22, to put a $12 million “mill levy override” on the November ballot.

    If voters approve it, the “mill levy override” would include $3.6 million for new technology and books, $6 million to hire new teachers and retain current ones, and $2.4 million to help pay for district charter schools.

    Property owners would pay about $20 in additional property tax per month, or about $241 per year on a $250,000 home, according to a survey done in April of potential voters.

  • 27J School Board to decide whether to ask voters for $12 million

    School District 27J board members are expected to decide whether or not to put a $12 million “mill levy override” on the November ballot to pay for technology, teachers and charter schools when the group meets Tuesday, Aug. 22.

  • 579 workers employed through District 27J construction projects

    School District 27J construction employees by the numbers:

    Reunion Elementary School: 120 workers

    Riverdale Ridge High School: 216 workers

    Brighton High School remodel: 75 workers

    Brighton Heritage Academy remodel: 44 workers

    Northeast Elementary School remodel: 1 workers

    Overland Trail Middle School roofing work: 13 roofing employees

    Vikan Middle School remodel and addition: 71

  • Old Chicago raises $12,417 for District 27J

    Thanks to cheese, dough, and a little bit of good, old-fashioned, “service with a smile,” School District 27J is $12,417 richer than it was a month ago.

  • School District 27J saves $9,800 with LED lights

    School District 27J is putting money in its wallet thanks to better school illumination. 

    Tom Green, a United Power Co-op representative, presented the School District 27J school board with a $9,800 rebate check recently, after the district installed new LED lights in its schools. United Power likes “to encourage people to be more efficient, to install energy efficient lighting,” Green said.

    United Power workers retrofitted 141 LED lights at Southeast, North, Second Creek, Pennock, Henderson, and Thimmig elementary schools this spring.