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 ...

Adams 12 Five Star Schools celebrates the class of 2016

Updated on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:30pm

Graduates leave Five Star Schools for the next phase of their lives

High School graduation marks the end of a student’s K-12 educational career and opens the door for the next phase of their life. This May, Adams 12 Five Star Schools proudly celebrated the accomplishments of over 2,000 graduating students from our eight high schools. By graduation, 86 percent of the graduating class were decided on their post-secondary plans. Whether that is college, an ...

Online registration available for high school students

Updated on Wed, 08/17/2016 - 8:09am

Families with children entering grades 9-12 this fall can now register online

Understanding that parents’ time is valuable, Adams 12 Five Star Schools launched a new online registration process allowing parents to register children for high school at their convenience from anywhere with an internet connection. No more waiting in line at August check-ins - parents can register their children online from the comfort of their own home.

For the 2016-2017 school year ...

McElwain Elementary students work as a team in 'space'

Updated on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:22pm

Students gain valuable life-skills at the Challenger Learning Center

Fifth grade students from McElwain Elementary took part in a Challenger Space Mission “traveling through space” and gaining valuable life-skills along the way. On May 18, 2016, with the Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs, students worked together to overcome challenges and complete a successful space mission. The day of experience was only one part of the journey. The students ...

Level 3 grants program awards the Five Star District

Updated on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 1:55pm

Grants support new PTECH program

Level 3 Communications has generously granted money to the Adams 12 Five Star District. The following grants were approved through the "Level 3 Gives" grants program to specifically support the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) program:

Five Star Education Foundation - $1000 EC@N-STEM – Northglenn High School - $2500 Adams 12 School District - $1000 Front Range ...