• Scholarshippin' off

    Brighton city government’s Employee Charities group announced four recipients for scholarships this year at the May 7 council meeting.  The winners will each receive $500 toward their college expenses. This year’s winners are Carlie Daughtrey, Jicelle Lemus, Amanda Ruybal and Peyton Schwartz.

  • Purfust named principal of coming elementary school

    27J Schools is proud to announce the selection of Kevin Purfurst as the new principal of Elementary School #13. Kevin currently serves as assistant principal at Prairie View Middle School.

  • Alumnus Conca to lead Henderson Elementary

    27J Schools announced April 16 the selection of Salvatore “Sal” Conca as the new principal of Henderson Elementary School. Sal currently serves as assistant principal at Second Creek Elementary in Commerce City. Sal will continue in his role at Second Creek through the end of the 2018-19 school year and assume the role of Henderson principal July 1.

  • Quist Middle School to open a semester early

    Rodger Quist Middle School will open seven months earlier than planned.

    The announcement came from 27J Schools April 1. 

    Teachers, students and staff will start using the school in January. It was originally slated to open in August 2020. 

    District officials said the hard work and dedication of the 27J architect and construction teams, an early, mild winter allowing for construction to continue on pace and the decision to install a temporary roof to allow for work on the interior, pushed the opening date forward. 

  • Lawsuit filed against 27J Schools accuses district of not doing enough to protect students from rape

    A new lawsuit that was filed Apr. 1 alleges that 27J Schools did not do enough to protect two of its students from being sexually assaulted by another student.

  • Students fare well in job fair

     Prairie View High School held its second annual job fair for students March 20, and organizers characterized it as a “huge success.” More than 200 students and 39  representatives from employers and organizations participated in the fair, which saw more than 480 interviews conducted during the course of the event.

  • Boettcher than the rest

     MetroWest Newspapers offers its congratulations to Prairie View High School’s Class of 2019 Valedictorian Antonio Salcido-Alcantar Jr. for earning a Boettcher Scholarship. Prairie View High School staff are tremendously proud of Antonio’s hardwork and dedication to education and being a model of what it means to grind, to be knowledgable and to be accoutable.

         Boettcher Scholarships are merit-based scholarships for Colorado high school seniors that provide a full-ride to any four-year institution in Colorado.

  • 27J Schools teacher pay below average, district finds

     What’s new with local schools? The 27J Schools board of education met most recently March 12, and here’s the latest on what’s going on in local education.


    27J teacher pay found to be below average

    In a review of district policy, board official voted to accept a report that found that 27J teacher pay is somewhat below that offered by other districts in the area.

  • Student submission: "Crystals"

     By Anthony Parker, Grade 5, Southeast Elementary


    beautiful, wonderous

    shining, forming, beautifying

    All are formed naturally



  • Brighton DECA nets big haul at state competition

     Brighton High School’s DECA club reported a very successful run in state competition over the March 2nd weekend, collectively earning recognition as the top DECA chapter in the state with several individual members taking home awards, as well.