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Parents encouraged to attend Back to School Bash on Aug. 12

Updated on Fri, 04/14/2017 - 3:18pm

Find resources to support your child's learning

Join us on August 12, 2017 for the Adams 12 Five Star Schools' "Back to School Bash"! Hosted by Student Engagement Services, the bash provides needed resources to students in the Five Star district for the 2017-18 school year. Join us at the Five Star Stadium to find resources on immunizations, transportation and even free backpacks!

DATE: Saturday, August 12, 2017 TIME: 9 a.m. to 12 ...

2017-18 Five Star Leadership Academy applications now open

Updated on Mon, 04/10/2017 - 9:44am

Parents and community members encouraged to apply by April 30

Five Star Leadership Academy

Video of Five Star Leadership Academy

Want to learn more about how public schools are funded? How we choose curriculum? How we keep your kids safe? Parents and community members are invited to apply for the 2017-18 Five Star Leadership Academy cohort.

The Five Star Leadership Academy is an opportunity for Adams 12 Five Star Schools parents ...

Budget challenges for next year

Updated on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:39pm

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 ...

School closures communicated in multiple ways

Updated on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 10:32am

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 www.adams12.org Email and text message to parents/guardians In order to receive text messages, opt-in today by texting “YES” to 68453 ...

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 ...

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 ...

District Graduation Rate Increases Six Percent

Updated on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:11am

Adams 12 Five Star Schools outpaces state and narrows minority gaps

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has increased its four-year, on-time graduation rate more than 6 percent in five years, climbing to 80.1 percent* for the Class of 2015. This is also the fifth consecutive year the Five Star District has met or exceeded the state average, this year reported at 77.3 percent by the Colorado Department of Education.

Legacy High School had the highest graduation ...

Significant academic gains lead to "performance" rating

Updated on Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:41pm

District posts largest math growth among state's 10 largest school districts

The recent state release of preliminary performance ratings for schools and districts demonstrates strong academic gains for Adams 12 Five Star Schools. For the first time since the state began giving school and district accountability ratings in 2010, the Five Star District has been accredited as a Performance District.

“This demonstrates that when you give high-caliber teachers and ...

Five Star students and staff thank the community!

Updated on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 4:58pm

WATCH: Students and staff across the district say "thank you!" in this video

You did it! Thanks to your support on Bond Issue 3D, we now have funding to address our facility needs. Your commitment to our community will allow us to continue our work here in Adams 12 Five Star Schools to support student success in every classroom, every day. Thank you, Five Star Community!

Watch the video below!

2016 Bond Victory Celebration Video

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Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey Results

Updated on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 4:56pm

Record number of parents provide valuable feedback to schools

Last spring, Adams 12 Five Star Schools parent community responded in record number to the 2016 Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. A total of 5,730 parents across the Five Star District participated in the online survey, in English and Spanish, more than doubling the amount of participants in 2012.

Building strong community relationships is a key Five Star Schools strategy for ...

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