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3D passed thanks to your support!

Updated on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 3:08pm

Letter from Superintendent Chris Gdowski

Thank you! Thank you for investing in the students of Adams 12 Five Star Schools. As of Wednesday morning, Issue 3D was earning voter approval at 61 percent!

With your support for Issue 3D in the election yesterday, we now begin the work of implementing the $350 million bond which will invest in every student, every school and every community. The bond will repair aging school ...

Countdown to Kinder!

Updated on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:52am

Parents invited to attend kindergarten information night on Dec. 6

Parents of 2017-2018 Five Star District kindergartners are invited to learn the ins and outs of attending school on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5:00-7 p.m. at the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educational Support Center – 1500 E. 128 th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241.

A brief presentation will begin after 5:00 p.m., with information booths following and open until 7 p.m. Come learn more about our ...

Five Star District students demonstrate achievement gains

Updated on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:59pm

Gains seen at all levels — elementary through high school

The Five Star community has much to celebrate with the recent release of achievement scores on a variety of student assessments. Performance on statewide assessments in English language arts, math and science; along with results on the ACT and Advanced Placement exams demonstrate student achievement is moving in the right direction within Adams 12 Five Star Schools.

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Board of Education places $350 million bond on ballot

Updated on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 8:39am

Ballot Issue 3D results in no tax rate increase to residents

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education approved a resolution to place a $350 million bond (Ballot Issue 3D) on the November 2016 ballot.

The Five Star District will seek voter approval while not raising the tax rate for district residents. Ballot Issue 3D does not require an increase in the tax rate because the district has paid down and ...

District hosts third annual parent academy on November 5

Updated on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 8:55am

Parents gain tools to effectively support child's success and well-being

On Saturday, November 5 Adams 12 Five Star Schools along with Adams 14 and Westminster Public Schools will host the third annual parent academy.

Workshops for parents or caregivers will be available to effectively support their children’s success and well-being. Parents or caregivers will learn how to impact positive change on a personal, school and community level.

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District celebrates Classified Employee Week

Updated on Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:13pm

Honoring the over 1,800 classified employees that support student success

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has been celebrating the dedication and hard work of classified employees across the district for more than 30 years. This year, the Five Star District recognizes the important contributions of the more than 1,800 classified employees districtwide during Classified Employee Week, October 17-21.

Classified employees play crucial roles in our schools and ...

Student named Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist

Updated on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:24pm

STEM Lab student built invention to impact hunger in third-world countries

Kathryn Lampo, a seventh grade student at STEM Magnet Lab School, has been named the state merit winner in the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge . As the nation’s premier science competition for students grades 5-8, the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students nationwide to submit short videos describing a new innovation or solution that ...

District earns grant from Colorado Health Foundation

Updated on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 4:24pm

Grant addresses well-being and whole child gaps

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to announce that the district has received a $120,000 planning grant for the 2016-2017 school year from the Colorado Health Foundation. This planning grant will fund the Wellness Priorities Planning Initiative, helping the district develop a long-term plan to address well-being and whole child gaps. This initiative will positively impact the lives of our ...

National School Lunch Week!

Updated on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 8:21am

The Five Star District is collecting your feedback on school nutrition

In celebration of National School Lunch Week (Oct. 10-14), Adams 12 Nutrition Services is conducting a districtwide feedback survey to gain input from our biggest customers - our parents and our students. The goal of the Nutrition Services team is to provide high quality nutrition experience at all Five Star schools and your input will impact future menu offerings, nutrition education and the ...

Parents invited to FAFSA Fest on October 8

Updated on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 1:18pm

Support provided to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

On Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., district counselors, along with college financial aid reps, will host FAFSA Fest at the Five Star District's Educational Support Center to help high school seniors and their parents/guardians in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Support will be provided by admission and financial aid representatives from local ...

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