Budget challenges for next year

Updated on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:51pm

Superintendent Gdowski explains factors leading to 2017-18 budget challenges

Dear Five Star families and staff members,

I hope this letter finds families celebrating their children’s progress this school year following parent/teacher conferences, and that all of you had an enjoyable extended holiday weekend.

I’m writing today to bring you up-to-date regarding our work in preparing the district’s budget for the 2017-2018 school year. We’re facing, like ...

Parents invited to Community Board of Education Meeting

Updated on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:02am

Input needed on current, future CTE programming

Thanks to support of the Five Star community, the district is preparing for a large expansion of its Career and Technical Education opportunities . Join the Adams 12 Board of Education for a Community Board Meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at Vantage Point High School, 10900 Huron St., Northglenn, CO, 80234. The meeting will be an opportunity to talk about the future of ...

February is National Career and Technical Education Month

Updated on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:45am

Five Star District to prepare for large investment in CTE opportunities

February is National Career and Technical Education Month. Career and Technical Education, or CTE, is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE covers many different fields including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality, management and many more areas. CTE includes many different types of educational experiences from ...

Countdown to Construction at Anthem

Updated on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:06pm

Community members invited to attend public meeting Feb. 28

Thanks to the support of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools community, construction will start soon on the new P-8 school in the Anthem Highlands community . Community members are invited to attend a public meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at the Parkside Community Center, 3624 Parkside Center Drive, Broomfield, CO, 80023. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the ...

District selects construction manager for new Anthem School

Updated on Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:06pm

Adolfson and Peterson Construction awarded new P-8 Anthem project

Adams 12 Five Star Schools recently selected Adolfson and Peterson Construction as the Construction Manager/General Contractor for the new P-8 school in the Anthem neighborhood of Broomfield. Through a request for proposal process, 828 vendors were notified of the solicitation for a construction manager/general contractor via Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System (BidNet), 91 vendors downloaded ...

District tracking chronic absences

Updated on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 9:05am

Missing 2-3 days per month impacts student success

No surprise here, but missing school impacts students’ academic success. Research shows that missing as little as 2-3 days per month, both excused and unexcused, can translate into third graders unable to master reading, sixth graders failing courses and ultimately, teens dropping out of high school.

To better understand how missing school affects student performance, Adams 12 Five ...

Health & Wellness parent focus groups launch in January 2017

Updated on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 9:02am

Parents input will help shape the strategic wellness plan for the district

At Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we have a vision for a community of healthy bodies, healthy minds and a thriving school community. Thanks to the help of a $120,000 planning grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, the district will develop a long-term strategic plan to address well-being and whole child gaps. Student, parent, and staff surveys were conducted in August, September and October, to ...

Congratulations to Mary Shea - 2016 CHSAA Hall of Fame

Updated on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 10:25am

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 ...

School closures communicated in multiple ways

Updated on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 10:24am

Alerts will appear on the homepage if a closure is called due to weather

Winter weather is here and Adams 12 Five Star Schools uses a variety of resources to determine if conditions exist that warrant school closures.

School closures will be communicated in several different ways, including:

District’s website at Email and text message to parents/guardians In order to receive text messages, opt-in today by texting “YES” to 68453 ...

STEM Lab teacher recognized nationally

Updated on Mon, 01/23/2017 - 8:28am

Earns Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Jessica Noffsinger, eighth-grade science teacher at STEM Lab , was selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST awards are the nation's highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science and recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning in their field.

Selected by a panel ...