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Jeffcon teaches students tech opportunities

Technology Trivia got about 200 Jefferson County high school students rowdy during lunch Jan. 31 at the first ever Jeffcon, technology conference held at the Jeffco schools building. “I’ve seen … more

School district lays groundwork for budget

Jefferson County Public Schools is in the early phases of laying groundwork for the 2018/19 budget. During the month of February, the district will begin community engagement, negotiations with the … more

McLain welcomes all to a ‘school of hope’

The way that Chris Eberhardt, principal of Jefferson County’s McLain Community High School, sees it, his school does more than offer students of all ages an opportunity for a second chance at an … more

Glass: What makes a great school in Jeffco

In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and … more

Speech and debates teaches students confidence

For Faith Christian High School senior Mikayla Martin, participating in speech competitions has brought her confidence throughout her high school career. “People underestimate high school … more

Rose Stein Elementary eager to prepare more students for the future

Rose Stein Elementary is not a quiet school. Walk its halls and you can hear students working on projects in the library or hallways, teachers giving guidance, and maybe even a community member … more

Jeffco Schools selects 10 innovations to fund

Tinker labs, makerspaces, career exploration and wellness rooms are just some of the innovations being funded by the first year of the Jefferson County Public School’s Innovation Acceleration Fund. … more

Jeffco schools find threats unfounded as work goes on to assure safety

There were multiple threats against students and faculty in Jefferson County Public Schools in the week following the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, but all of them were deemed … more

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final … more

Jeffco public schools earn 45 CMAS-based academic awards

Thirty-five district schools earned 45 academic awards from the Colorado Department of Education based on 2016-17 Colorado Measures of Academic Success results. “I am so proud of these schools and … more

No option off the table at Jeffco Safety Forum

With the recent attack at a Parkland, Florida, high schools — and with the massacre at Columbine High School nearing its 19th anniversary — parents, students and Jefferson County Public Schools … more

‘Chasing Coral’ star visits Golden High School

Zack Rago loves coral. “I could sit here and talk to you about them forever,” he said to about 300 Golden High School students on March 21. “But they’re in trouble.” Rago, 25, of Arvada … more

Jeffco teachers plan to walk in to show solidarity

Teachers in Jefferson County Public Schools plan to show their support for public education by walking in to school together the morning of April 16. more

Jeffco teens find new to them prom attire at Prom Swap

Airyn Stone, 16, sifted through the racks of prom dresses March 31 at the Arvada Library. Her mother and younger sister helped her pull dresses in her size that fit her style. “This dress spoke to … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

How do Jeffco high schoolers compare to the world?

Last year, I had the same conversation with friends who are parents in Australia, Canada, Sweden and the UK. Probably just like you, we are all very worried about how well our children’s schools … more

Jeffco Schools go 'Red for Ed'

While wearing red and chanting “red for ed,” teachers at Mitchell Elementary School in Golden walked into work together the morning of April 16. Many teachers in Jefferson County chose to … more

Jeffco schools closed April 26 for teacher shortage

Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed April 26 due to a labor shortage. Diana Wilson, chief communications officer for the district, said that as of April 17, 1,650 teachers had put in … more

Students unplug, discover value of real face time

An initiative to ditch social media for a month that started with Littleton Public Schools students has gone viral, with thousands of youngsters around the country and the globe joining in the effort to get reacquainted with the world beyond their … more

Warren Tech students go head to head in 48-hour creative jam

As Stuart Compton, game development teacher at Warren Tech, did 4 a.m. rounds at the school Sunday morning, he passed by a team of students and heard various call-outs. “Is this file checked in … more
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