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Education

  • Thinking Globally

    BRIGHTON — The Overland Trail Middle School Construction Challenge team of six eighth-graders won first place in the regional competition and is headed for the Global Finals.

    Collin Gary, Brent Barrett, Chris Birge, Gus Graeb, Clint Choka and Nick Ramsey will compete in the Global Finals of the Destination ImagiNation Construction Challenge May 20-23 in Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Brighton Collegiate drama students stage "The Odd Couple"

    Brighton Collegiate High School drama students take to the stage next week with a dinner theater production of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple.”

    Students have produced both male and female productions of the show for separate nights. Both productions center on the hijinks, hilarity and drama of a group of mismatched roomates.

    Kevin Page, a Brighton Colleigate junior, takes on the role of Murray the cop in the male production.

  • Education Briefs

    BCHS seeks board applicants

    The Brighton Collegiate High School board of education is accepting applications for two board positions. Call 303-655-0773 or visit www.brightoncollegiate.org for information.

    DECA students move on to international conference

    Brighton High School DECA members have completed another successful state conference with 12 students moving on to the international conference.

  • Scholarships available for future teachers

    Considering a career in education? School District 27J has learned of two scholarships that are available for future teachers.

    The University of Phoenix Colorado campus is offering two $10,000 tuition scholarships. The applications are open to anyone in the community who has dreams of being a certified teacher.

    The application deadline is March 25. Interested applicants should e-mail Megan Eddington at Megan.eddington@phoenix.edu or call 303-600-1710 for an application.

  • Fantasy Island

    Brighton High School students bring an enchanting tale of life, pain, love, grief, and faith to the stage over the next two weeks with their ensemble rendition of “Once on This Island.”

    The musical tells the story of two young lovers – a peasant girl named Ti Moune (Taylor Eisenach) and a grand homme named Daniel Beauxhomme (Josh Kwasniewski) – whose love is challenged by both their different cultures and circumstance. The two are brought together after a storm brings Beauxhomme to the island.

  • Collins among state's top principals, again

    BRIGHTON — To be named by peers as one of three top principals in the state is a significant honor. To be recognized in this way two years in a row is exceptional, said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rod Bunck. That’s the case for School District 27J’s South Elementary School Principal Kay Collins.

  • Community can support Brighton High School DECA

    Nice beds, delicious food, five-star service, and much more is what the DECA members from Brighton High School will experience Feb. 21-25 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Every year, BHS DECA members travel to their state leadership conference at the Broadmoor Hotel.

  • 27J adopts new governance policy

    BRIGHTON — The School District 27J school board approved the policy governance model of board governance Jan. 27.

    “Tonight is a historic night for the school district,” Board President Todd Cordrey said at the end of the meeting. “Tonight we formally adopted Policy Governance and embrace the concept that our parents and taxpayers are the board’s top priority.”

    The approval came after several months spent learning about and considering policy governance as a new way to govern the district.

  • Local school districts won't skirt state budget cuts

    DENVER – It wasn’t just a closing of prisons and unpaid furloughs of state workers that made up Gov. Bill Ritter’s budget-cutting suggestions last week.

    He proposed $125 million of cuts for the state’s K-12 schools and another $100 million from colleges and universities.

    Brighton School District 27J Superintendent Rod Blunck said the impact would come in many ways. One is a reduction of funds for special needs students.

  • Sanchez makes history with Air Force Academy appointment

    The big, thick envelope that Alexis Sanchez’s father, Manuel, found late one night after the family returned home from dinner near the end of last year inspired disbelief at first.

    Printed on the front of the blue-and-white envelope, courtesy of the Air Force Academy, were the words “Appointment Offer Enclosed.”

    It couldn’t be, thought Alexis’ mother, Mari, Academy appointments don’t come until March or May.

    Alexis, a Brighton High School senior, grabbed the envelope and disappeared.