Education

school board candidates

Meet the Jeffco School Board candidates: District 4

October 17, 2019

This November, four school board candidates are vying for two Jeffco School Board seats. Candidates Rob Applegate and Stephanie Schooley are running for the District 3 seat, currently occupied by Ali Lasell. Candidates Joan Chávez-Lee and Susan Miller are running for the District 4 seat, currently occupied by Amanda Stevens. Both Lasell and Stevens chose not to run for […]

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school board candidates

Meet the Jeffco School Board candidates: District 3

October 16, 2019

This November, four school board candidates are vying for two Jeffco School Board seats. Candidates Rob Applegate and Stephanie Schooley are running for the District 3 seat, currently occupied by Ali Lasell. Candidates Joan Chávez-Lee and Susan Miller are running for the District 4 seat, currently occupied by Amanda Stevens. Both Lasell and Stevens chose […]

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school start times

Consultant hired to work out logistics for later school start times in Jeffco

October 9, 2019

Plans to implement later school start times for middle and high schools continue to move forward. This fall, consulting company School Bus Logistics is drawing up models of what those changes could look like for Jeffco Schools. Jeffco hired the company in August to assess the financial and logistical hurdles involved in changing start times. […]

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Outdoor Lab

After Dark fundraiser celebrates 62 years of Outdoor Lab

September 13, 2019

The Outdoor Lab Foundation will host its sixth annual After Dark fundraiser on Oct. 12 from 5-11 pm at the Studios at Overland Crossing. With a “Dare to Explore,” theme, the event includes live music, games, a live auction, food trucks, and a wine grotto and beer garden. “You don’t necessarily have to have attended […]

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scholarships

14 Jeffco students receive prestigious scholarships

June 24, 2019

A recent news release from Jeffco Schools highlights 14 Jeffco students who received various prestigious scholarships, including one Boettcher Foundation scholarship, four National Merit Scholarship winners, and nine Daniels Scholars: Boettcher Foundation Scholarship 2019: Noelle “Ellie” Mayer, Two Roads Charter School National Merit Scholarship 2019: Zachary Chorny, Golden High School Rory Devin and Ian Widdmann, […]

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D'Evelyn

D’Evelyn 6-12 proposal tabled after questions about governance, sustainability

April 15, 2019

The Jeffco School Board tabled a proposal to add sixth grade to option school D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School while also keeping sixth grade at Dennison Elementary due to questions about cost, governance, and sustainability at their April 4 regular meeting. The revised proposal from the D’Evelyn Steering Committee called for sixth grade at both schools […]

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A closer look at Jefferson Junior/Senior High School, Jefferson articulation area

April 1, 2019

In an effort to continue highlighting the wide variety of choices available to Jeffco students, Jeffco PEN is covering the neighborhood high schools in each of Jeffco’s 17 articulation areas. To learn more about Jefferson Junior/Senior High School (JHS) and the Jefferson Articulation Area, we talked to JHS Principal Michael James. With more than two decades in […]

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legislators

Legislators discuss funding, full-day kindergarten with Jeffco School Board

March 22, 2019

Jeffco School Board members and Superintendent Jason Glass met with Jeffco state legislators on Feb. 12 to discuss the 2019-20 Jeffco Schools budget and current and upcoming bills. The meeting included Sens. Tammy Story, Jessie Danielson, and Rachel Zenzinger, as well as Reps. Colin Larson and Lisa Cutter. Governor Jared Polis has targeted funding full-day […]

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snow delay

Jeffco Schools may pilot 2-hour snow delay this week

March 12, 2019

Jeffco Schools may pilot a two-hour snow delay as an alternative to a snow day as early as this week, if current snow forecasts hold true. A letter explaining how the two-hour weather delay will work was sent to Jeffco families and staff on March 5. Superintendent Jason Glass announced the March weather delay pilot […]

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SELS

Social Emotional Learning Specialists (SELS), explained

March 1, 2019

Additional mental health support for Jeffco students is in the works due to funding from 5A, the mill levy override approved in November. The district will use some of that funding to expand mental health support by adding a half-time Social Emotional Learning Specialist (SELS) to every elementary school. The goal of adding SELS is […]

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