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 ...

Thoughts from the Superintendent: Criss-Cross Pizza Sauce

Updated on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 10:10am

Superintendent Chris Gdowski's Blog

Many in our community are fortunate to hold season passes providing access to amusement parks, ski resorts and museums, but I believe my employee badge -- which allows me access to all of our schools on an unlimited basis -- is the best deal going.

I've spent time these first two days of school visiting elementary classrooms in our Five Star District. I love watching the artistry of ...

A Message from the Board of Education

Updated on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:33pm

Board gives thanks to community for outpouring of support

Dear Five Star District parents, students and community,

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support for our Five Star District community in response to the bus accident that occurred on Sept. 11. The magnitude of the help and encouragement to both our Legacy High School football team and coaches, and to our Transportation Department has been inspiring ...

You spoke. We listened.

Updated on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:40am

Five Star community weighs in on facility and operational needs

In order to understand the Five Star community's values and priorities for investing in student success and addressing needs in facilities, overcrowding and programming, Adams 12 Five Star Schools hosted an online survey for parents and community members.

The survey was open from April 11 through April 22, 2016 and received 2,584 responses. The majority of responses were from parents ...

Letter from Superintendent Chris Gdowski

Updated on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:40am

Update on the Legacy High School bus accident

Dear Adams 12 Five Star Schools staff and families,

Thank you to the staff, students and parents of the Five Star community who have come together to support one another after yesterday’s bus accident involving the Legacy High School football team. And thank you for the thoughts and prayers that you have extended to all those impacted.

While we have 50-plus ...

August is here and Back to School season is in full gear

Updated on Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:27am

Explore new learning opportunities in the superintendent's back 2 school letter

Most of our students will never admit it. They dream about summer starting in the spring, but I know deep inside, the initial excitement of summer break is beginning to wear off. They’re starting to look forward to reconnecting with all of their friends, teachers and staff at school.

It’s not just the students who are excited for school to start – the parents are too. As both a parent ...

Superintendent recommends $350 million bond to board

Updated on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:07pm

Plan reflects community input; board to vote on placing ballot measure Aug. 24

(Letter from the Superintendent, June 30) As we approach the mid-point of summer break, I hope you’ve had some time to connect with families and friends over a BBQ, sporting event, an extended trip or at your neighborhood pool. Before we enter the back-to-school season, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our facility planning work that has been ongoing since September 2015 ...