• 27J Schools presents Seal of Biliteracy awards to 11 graduates



    MetroWest reports

    27J Schools recognized the first cohort of students to receive the Seal of Biliteracy. This seal is a Colorado diploma endorsement for biliteracy and encourages students to study world languages and gain literacy skills in multiple languages.

    Eleven Prairie View High graduates and one Brighton High graduate received the designation and wore Kelly green cords at their respective graduation ceremonies last week.

  • The Four-Day at 27J



    By Liam Adams

  • 'An Emotional Roller Coaster Ride'

    By Liam Adams

    Staff writer

    Take a close look at her life, and it would have made perfect sense. She took honors and AP classes, edited photos for the yearbook, played flute in one of the state’s largest high-school marching bands, obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education, and went on to teach and be an assistant principal.

  • New street sign for Prairie View High School


    Prairie View High School students take the spirit walk ceremony in honor of naming the new street sign “ThunderHawk Place” May 17. The new sign is north of 124th Avenue and east of Peoria Street. The students changed the name of the sign to take pride in themselves and to their community. They also learned about the various governmental processes before a street name could be changed.


  • Then and now
  • 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.