• Student death brings crisis teams to Brighton High School

    Brighton School District 27J sent its district and school crisis teams to Brighton High School last week after a student committed suicide.

    “We are providing mental health support to students and staff through BHS counselors, other counselors from around the district as well as from Community Reach,” said district spokeswoman Tracy Rudnick. “We are providing a list of resources to students who need it, have provided links to resources in the information sent to parents.”

  • Nature meets development in Commerce City

    Residents of Commerce city and Brighton are concerned about the impact on the habitats of the burrow owls and prairie dogs before the development process begins near East 112th Avenue and Tower Road.

    “The burrowing owls are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the prairie dogs are protected by the Adams County land use, “  said Jason Clay, public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

  • In-house health center opens at Brighton High School

    Opening a school-based health center inside Brighton High School took a community partnership effort. 

    School District 27J provided space in the high school and used bond funds from the 2015 election to construct the health center. Kids First Health Care will operate the faci lity. 

  • New Goddard School opens in Reunion

    The newest school in the Reunion section of Commerce City comes courtesy of Divya Goel, the onsite owner of The Goddard School. A press statement said the school should meet the demand for early child education options in the growing community.

    Divya is an elementary school teacher. The statement said the time she spent teaching fourth- and fifth-graders inspired her to open the Goddard School.

  • Medicaid education series
  • It's homecoming season

    MetroWest staff

    Brighton and Prairie View high schools are getting ready for their homecoming observances this month.

    Riverdale Ridge won’t have a homecoming because it’s a new school. But there will be a a fall festival instead.

    Brighton’s homecoming runs the week of Sept. 11 with a theme of “Set Sail.” 

    Here’s the schedule for the week.


    Tuesday, Sept. 11

  • Community breaks ground on Quist Middle School

    Educators, administrators and community mebers from around Adams County gathered Aug. 30 to honor longtime District 27J educator and principal Rodger Quist at a ceremonial groundbreaking on the middle school named in his honor. Quist Middle School, 13380 Yosemite St., Thornton. The project is ahead of schedule in construction.

  • Youth Commission, Youth Corps sworn in
  • 27-J students get back-to-school help

    Some 450 students in Brighton School District 27J went back to school with gifts, courtesy of several local organizations.

  • ‘Growing Grad’ summer interns recognized by Brighton officials

    Participants in this year's “Growing Grads” summer internship program were recognized during the city council meeting on Aug. 7. Interns were selected for the program via a competitive application process, and took training courses and worked 1,000 hours within a department of city government as part of the program. This year's interns included: