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Education

  • Girls basketball: BHS salutes teacher, picks up win

    It was pink night at Brighton High School Feb. 2, and the school and its girls basketball team took time to salute a teacher who is fighting breast cancer.

    Meghan Frenzel has been a teacher at BHS for 19 years. She stood at center court before BHS' game with Gateway as part of a pregame ceremony to honor and remember victims of cancer.

    Afterward, she took a seat on the bench and watched the Bulldogs beat Gateway 51-35.

    The team gave Frenzel the game ball afterward.

  • New Brighton chamber leader named

    Naomi Colwell at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce has been named the new president and chief executive officer at the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce.

    Colwell was named to the leadership job Friday, Feb. 24, after a two-month search. She is currently the marketing director at the Aurora Chamber of Commerce. Former president Holly Hansen resigned Jan. 4 after financial discrepancies were found during an audit. Hansen has not been charged.

  • New school rising

    Metrowest Report

    While students were enjoying their winter break, the walls were erected at School District 27J’s third high school. Located at 13380 Yosemite St. in Thornton, construction on the $89.5 million high school began at the site in June. 

  • Students will receive scholarships despite marijuana tax dispute

    MetroWest Report

    High school students who were promised more than $500,000 in scholarships from Adams County marijuana tax revenue will still get the money, officials say, even though the tax is in dispute.

  • New principal named at Henderson Elementary

    Henderson Elementary has a new principal.

    Natalie Rooney, a veteran school administrator, has been hired to lead the school, according to a School District 27J news release.

    “We’re excited to welcome Natalie to our district and have her experience and leadership at Henderson Elementary,” said Chris Fiedler, 27J superintendent.

  • New principal named at Henderson Elementary

    Henderson Elementary has a new principal.

    Natalie Rooney, a veteran school administrator, has been hired to lead the school, according to a School District 27J news release.

    “We’re excited to welcome Natalie to our district and have her experience and leadership at Henderson Elementary,” said Chris Fiedler, 27J superintendent.

  • Abrego focuses on changes at Adams 14

    Adams 14 superintendent Javier Abrego is a man on a mission.

    The new superintendent of the Adams 14 school district plans to focus on a number of new programs to lift the school district out of the last five years of poor test scores and ratings. The district now faces state sanctions because of low ratings.

    Adams 14 officials received notice last week that the state would not alter school ratings enough to remove the district from "turnaround" status, which is a rating below what's acceptable by the state.

  • New principal named at Henderson Elementary

    Henderson Elementary has a new principal.

    Natalie Rooney, a veteran school administrator, has been hired to lead the school, according to a School District 27J news release.

    “We’re excited to welcome Natalie to our district and have her experience and leadership at Henderson Elementary,” said Chris Fiedler, 27J superintendent.

  • Fiedler gets contract extension

    School District 27J superintendent Chris Fiedler is now expected to continue his job for at least the next four years, after the school board voted on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to extend his contract through the 2019-2020 school year.

    Fiedler will continue to earn his current salary of $199,455 per year through the extended contract, the school district said in a press statement. He has forgone a pay increase in his two previous contract extensions.

  • Adams 14 school district seeks new board member

    The Adams 14 Board of Education is on the lookout for a new board member, after former member Robert Vashaw was arrested Sept. 9 in Aurora and charged with attempted child sexual assault.

    Police said Vashaw was attempting to lure a child via the internet. They identified him during an online investigation, according to media reports. An Aurora police spokesperson said at the time of the arrest that none of the district's students were involved in the case.