• 27J to honor board of directors

    January is national School Board Recognition Month. School District 27J is joining other districts across the state and nation to gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contributions local school board members make to their communities.

    The board of directors of 27J will be honored at their regular meeting Jan. 27 with special presentations. In addition, Gov. Bill Ritter signed a proclamation making January School Board Recognition Month statewide.

  • 27J holds second wellness fair

    The second annual School District 27J all-community wellness fair will be 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 24 at Prairie View Middle School, 12915 East 120th Ave.

    Activities include games, prizes, demonstrations, booths, and more. eeEveryone in the 27J communities is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • 27J News

    Open enrollment applications due Feb. 13

    Open enrollment is available in Brighton School District 27J through Feb. 13.

    Applications should be submitted to the school of choice, and they are valid for the 2009-2010 school year. Transportation is the responsibility of the students’ parents with the exception of students attending Prairie View Middle School and Prairie View High School because of new boundary rules.

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  • Change in education reporting but not in state progress

    DENVER – Two things seem certain in light of the release of the state’s school accountability reports.

    There will be some changes in the program introduced by former Gov. Bill Owens. And academic progress in the state’s schools has slowed to a crawl.

    The eighth annual governor’s report on school accountability reports came to light last week. It showed that 44 percent of the state’s students attended an “excellent” or “high” school as compared with 43 percent a year ago.

  • Letters to Santa

    Students from Henderson, Turnberry, Pennock and Northeast Elementary share their requests to Santa.

    Dear Santa,

    I love Missis Clavs and Santa becuse they are nice. I wot for Christmas ten dollars.



    Dear Santa,

    I want a dolhss (dollhouse).



    Dear Santa,

    I want a dinosaur.


    Dear Santa,

    I want a motorcycle and a DS and a bike.



  • 27J employee group brightens the holiday

    BRIGHTON — The nearly 100 employees of the School District 27J Educational Services Center have a reputation perhaps best described as “If you need it, they will come through.”

    Organized by Brenda Addy and Teresa Jacobs, the holiday giving started as help for seven families that included 20 children. Approximately $1,200 was donated by employees (ESC, facilities/maintenance and technology) and $300 came from the building pop-machine fund, for starters.

  • Brighton Heritage news

    • BHA’s Pan Dragons will perform their second quarter steel band concert on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the BHA auditorium.

  • Snack cart brings fruit, veggies to North, South

    Only two days into a new program sponsored by the USDA, Benita Lucio-Munoz, manager at School District 27J’s South Elementary School kitchen, is greeted with “Yeahs!” from students, as she brings baby carrots to their room for a mid-morning snack.

  • Doctor's office puts student's artwork on display

    BRIGHTON — Jake Nelson has been guiding his Brighton Heritage Academy students through the intricacies of the world of mathematics for nine years, helping them unlock the mysteries of algebra and geometry. Geometrics sometimes come into play with the other class he teaches, stained glass art.

  • Storytime with the Sheriff

    Northeast Elementary students continued a long-time holiday tradition by visiting the Adams County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 4. The students decorated a lobby Christmas tree and then snacked on cookies and listened as Sheriff Doug Darr, above, shared a story about the spirit of Christmas.