.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

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."

  • Presenting the BHS king and queen
  • New 27J school board members sworn in

    Newcomers and old-timers alike received praise during a recent swearing-in ceremony for newly elected School District 27J board members.

    Judge Brian Bowen hosted the ceremony for four newly elected board members approved by voters in November - newcomers Kevin Kerber and Mandy Thomas and incumbents Blaine Nickeson and Jennifer Venerable. Board members represent various regions of the school district, which covers Brighton, a small piece of Thornton to the west, where the new Riverdale Ridge high school is being built, and some of Commerce City to the south. 

  • Residents worried about future Riverdale Ridge travel

    Jayne Schindler remembers a time when she considered her home quiet and removed from the outside world.

    “At one time, we had like three or four deer herd here, now we’re down to one maybe,” said Jayne Schindler.

  • BHS yearbook team shows dedication

    Students in groups of three or four sit on desks gathered around pieces of looseleaf paper in the yearbook class at Brighton High School.

    Other students huddle around a computer debating text placement for the 2017-2018 “Reflections” yearbook.

    Teacher Justin Daigle walks around the room or lends his ear to students with questions.

    The yearbook team recently won multiple state and national awards for its unique approach to capturing the memories of a school year through stories, photos and design.

  • Parents: Bullying is a problem in 27J schools

    Parent Dawn O’Callaghan said her son was bullied for two years at Overland Trail Middle School, but she said when she asked school staff for help, little was done.

    “My family has felt so isolated,” O’Callaghan said. “The punishments were very lenient and sometimes were absent altogether.”

  • Voters say no to $12 million for schools

    Voters turned down a  $12 million request for schools, which was to include $6 million to hire new teachers and keep current ones, $3.6 million for new technology and books and $2.4 million to help pay for district charter schools.

  • Two old, two new, win in school board race

    Voters approved two new faces and two old ones in the School District 27J board school board election.

    Four of the seven seats were up for election. Newcomer Kevin Kerber defeated Gary Mikes in District 2, receiving 53 percent of the vote. Mandy Thomas defeated Kerrie Gutierrez in District 5. Thomas received 62 percent of the vote, while Gutierrez received 37 percent.

  • ‘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.