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GOLDEN — The first joint food drive — Cans Around the Campus — put on by Jeffco Public Schools was a great success. More than 5,000 pounds of can food was collected during the week-long event by nine Jeffco high schools: Arvada, Chatfield, … more
Jefferson County Public Schools has a plan to move Long View High School, a small alternative school, into the campus of another larger school for next school year. But parents, students and alumni say doing so would be the demise of the program. … more
The charter for Mountain Phoenix Community School in Wheat Ridge was approved for another three years. The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously March 9 to renew the schools charter application on a three year contract with the … more
The mornings are perhaps the most important time of day in Faye Doverspike’s classroom. That’s when the sixth-grade reading and writing teacher at Pleasant View Elementary School gets to know her 30 students simply as kids. “We bond … more
In the process of building a miniature solar-powered car, Bell Middle School students Alicia Crespin, Jacqueline Rossell-Rust and Joanna Toy put their problem-solving skills to the test. “We kept coming up with problems, so we had to find ways … more
New boundaries for elementary schools in Golden have been approved for the 2017-18 school year. Because of the closure of Pleasant View Elementary School — which the Jefferson County Board of Education approved on Feb. 9 — new school boundary … more
Staff reportDan McMinimee has stepped down from his position as Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools and and Terry Elliott will serve as interim acting superintendent as the Board of Education … more
Before heading to the Little Elementary father-daughter dance on Feb. 24, Chris Woodruff took his daughter out to a special dinner. “It's not many times in your life you can have a date with your daughter,” Woodruff said while taking a break … more
When Bernie, the mascot for the Colorado Avalanche, walked into the gymnasium at the Gold Crown Field House on a recent morning, students athletes in the Jeffco Schools adaptive athletics program got excited. High fives, hugs and fist bumps … more
The Jefferson County Board of Education is in negotiations with the Jefferson County Educators Association and the Jeffco Education Support Professionals Association to increase salaries. Increasing compensation for teachers and staff has been at … more
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