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Education

  • Thimmig students race to read

    Some students jumped up and down, while others exchanged whispers with their classmates when they saw drag racing cars parked in front of Thimmig Elementary School recently.

    Jordan Shuler, a fifth-grader at Thimmig, was waiting for his classmates in front of the building.

    He and his sister Dakota had their drag racers parked in front of the school to get their fellow students excited about the Race to Read program. Jordan and Dakota race their cars at Bandimere Speedway as part of the National Hot Road Association junior street youth racing program.

  • Girl power takes over Bromley East Charter School

    Ready… set… go!

    More than 40 girls and volunteers took off running from the starting line at Bromley East Charter School Thursday, May 4, to practice for the upcoming Girls on the Run 5K.

    A sea of pink shirts rushed toward a goal: the finish line.

    Girls on the Run is an international after-school program focused on improving the physical and mental wellbeing of adolescent girls.

    The practice course started at the school at 356 Longspur Drive and wove through the surrounding neighborhoods.

  • 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.

  • Elliott excited to lead Riverdale Ridge

     The new principal of Riverdale Ridge High School is a man who knows how to face challenges head on. 

    Terry Elliott is currently the acting superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools – where student walkouts received national attention in 2014. He takes on his new job in July at the new, $89.5 million high school under construction at 168th Avenue and Yosemite Street in Thornton, which is slated to open in Fall 2018. 

  • Class of 2021 must show English, math proficiency

    Students in the Class of 2021 will have at least five ways to demonstrate proficiency in English and math before they can graduate from high school.

    When this year’s students are high school seniors, they’ll need to show they are ready for college or go to work under new graduation requirements from the Colorado Department of Education.

     

    High school seniors can:

  • The Eagle Ridge family says goodbye to 2017

    Unity and pride took center stage at the Eagle Ridge Academy graduation on Wednesday, May 24.

    Quality over quantity is a phrase thrown around loosely in society but for the 2017 graduates of Brighton’s Eagle Ridge Academy, an intimate classroom setting is a way of life. The 2017 senior class was actually the biggest ever in Eagle Ridge history but with only 106 students graduating the stat hardly holds much weight.

  • Prairie View High sends off 2017 class

    Tears, laughter, and joy were all on display as the 2017 Prairie View High School seniors celebrated their graduation on Friday, May 26 at Coors Events Center in Boulder. The landmark event drew thousands from the local community to celebrate the achievements of the 2017 class while sending them off with one final emotional farewell.

  • District 27J says farewell to students with end of year festivities

    With summer nearly here, District 27J held a number of activities to celebrate the end of the school year on Friday, May 19.

    At Overland Trail Middle School, students were given the chance to vote for certain teachers to eat bugs. The teachers and Overland student resource officer Steven Weichel were given water and ice cream to wash down that refreshing insect taste.