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Seven Schools Receive Academic Achievement Awards

Updated on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 2:49pm

Colorado Department of Education honors schools at March 1 ceremony

With great honor, we announce seven Adams 12 Five Star Schools have received school performance awards from the Colorado Department of Education. On March 1, 2017, Superintendent Chris Gdowski celebrated our schools in an awards ceremony at the Colorado Department of Education in Denver.

Of the nine categories for awards, schools in the Five Star District earned awards in two ...

Northglenn High Teacher Earns Statewide Recognition

Submitted on Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:21pm

Teacher Named the 2017 Colorado Civic Educator of the Year

Northglenn High School's Victoria Bull named the 2017 Colorado Civic Educator of the Year, sponsored by the Civic Canopy, for her unparalleled commitment to her students. Bull has spent her entire teaching career, 19 years, at Northglenn High School. She spends countless hours outside the classroom not only preparing her students to participate in the 'We the People Competition' but deepening ...

Free Comprehensive Athletic Physicals (CAPS)

Updated on Fri, 04/21/2017 - 1:57pm
Free Comprehensive Athletic Physical for Adams 12 Middle & High School Students!

Children’s Hospital Colorado and Adams 12 Five Star Schools have teamed up to offer the most comprehensive physicals around. Our goal is to provide every student in Adams 12 Five Star Schools the opportunity to receive a general medical exam, an efficient orthopedic assessment and a thorough cardiovascular ...

Ground broken on new P-8 school

Updated on Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:21am

New school set to open in Fall 2018

Future students of a new school planned in Broomfield helped break ground April 19 on the start of construction on the new facility.

The students donned hard hats and used shovels to help turn the first ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt on the new project. They were joined by Adams 12 Superintendent Chris Gdowski and recently-named school principal Teresa Benallo .

The new ...

School Based Health Center to open at Thornton High School

Updated on Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:18pm

Grant-funded center expected to open in fall 2017

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to announce the addition of a School Based Health Center (SBHC) at Thornton High School as a result of generous grant funding.

School Based Health Centers are high quality models for delivering medical care to low-income, uninsured, underserved, and at-risk school-age children and youth. Currently, there are 2,315 SBHCs located in 49 states ...

2016 Bond Program timeline announced

Updated on Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:18pm

District outlines multi-year timeline for bond projects at all schools

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Five Star community, the 2016 bond proposal passed! The Five Star District is now able to invest in aging school buildings, relieve overcrowding, address programming needs and ensure all students in the Five Star District are able to learn in a safe, warm and dry environment.

The 2016 Bond Program Timeline – what projects will ...

Principal named for new Anthem school

Updated on Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:14pm

Benallo to start work in July 2017

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has selected a principal for the new P-8 school in the Anthem community of Broomfield.

Teresa Benallo, currently a Five Star Schools principal at Leroy Elementary, will begin her work as the school's principal in July. School construction will begin this spring and the school is planned to open in Fall 2018. Benallo has served as principal at Leroy for the past four years and has more than 20 years of experience in public education as a teacher and administrator. She earned her degree in psychology from the University of Colorado - Boulder...

Five Star District earns Meritorious Budget Award

Updated on Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:21pm

Selection marks district's commitment to fiscal integrity

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) awarded Adams 12 Five Star Schools its Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation during the 2016–2017 budget year. The Five Star District's receipt of this award for 14 years is a true reflection of its commitment to fiscal integrity.

The MBA promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget ...

Congratulations to Mary Shea - 2016 CHSAA Hall of Fame

Updated on Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:20pm

Mary Shea, Thornton HS alumnus inducted into the CHSAA Hall of Fame

A three-sport athlete at Thornton High School, Mary Shea played volleyball, basketball and tennis for the Trojans. Shea was a starter in all three sports, earning all-conference honors from the beginning of her collegiate career.

Despite never playing competitive tennis before high school, Shea earned the no. 2 singles position on the tennis team as a sophomore and made the state ...

Children Eat Free

Updated on Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:51am

Six schools offer free breakfast and lunch programs this summer

Adams 12 Five Star Schools offers free breakfast and/or lunch this summer at six schools to children ages one to 18 years old. Meals are provided to all children at no charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To participate in the program, children simply need to eat at one of the participating schools. It is not necessary to ...

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