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Board Elects New Officers

Submitted on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:17pm

Plomer elected Board President

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education elected new officers at its regular meeting on Dec. 2. Kathy Plomer was elected Board President, Laura Mitchell was elected Board Vice President and Norm Jennings was appointed Board Secretary.

Suzanne DeYoung Named District CFO

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:02pm

Adams 12 Five Stars Schools is pleased to announce that Suzanne DeYoung has been named chief financial officer for the district. DeYoung comes to the Five Star District from Brighton School District 27J where she has served as CFO since 2011. Previous to her experience with 27J, DeYoung was the executive director of budget and academic finance for Denver Public Schools from 2008 to 2011. She ...

American Legion Honors Thornton High

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Thornton High School honored with Proud to be an American award

Thornton High School (THS) was recognized with the Colorado American Legion’s Proud to be an American Award on Thursday, Nov. 12. The Proud to be an American Award is presented annually to individuals or organizations that demonstrate patriotism for the “principles, rights and privileges” essential to Americans.

Thornton High School will receive the award for its annual Oral History ...

Gifted Student Early Access

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:58pm

Early access process for kindergarten & 1st grade now open to gifted students

The Five Star District recognizes that some highly advanced, gifted children may benefit academically, socially and/or emotionally from early entrance into kindergarten or first grade. Due to the academic demands of accelerating a student into kindergarten/first grade, students are screened using a number of nationally recognized assessments to determine whether kindergarten is an ...

Board of Education Election Results

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:49pm

Swearing-in ceremony for new board members scheduled for Nov. 24, 2015

Voters in the Five Star District elected four residents to serve on the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education on Nov. 3, according to preliminary results from the Adams County Clerk and Recorder's Office and the Broomfield County Clerk and Recorder's Office.

Incumbent Norm Jennings will serve a second four-year term as director for District 1. Incumbent Brian Batz, who was ...

State Marching Band Championship

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:34pm

Four Five Star District high schools qualified for the Colorado Bandmasters Association State Marching Band Competition. Northglenn, Horizon, Mountain Range and Legacy will compete for the state title Friday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 25, at Colorado State University’s Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, Oct. 23: Quarterfinals Saturday, Oct. 24 ...

Free Learning Academy Registration

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:32pm

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Westminster High School

Parents of students in Adams County school districts are invited to a free, bilingual Parent Academy. The academy will focus on student success and will teach parents how to guide their child’s education, communicate with teachers, and access resources. The academy will be held on Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Westminster High School, 6933 Raleigh St, Westminster, CO 80030.

The ...

Board Candidate Community Forum

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:29pm

Forum is Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Silver Hills Middle School, and open to the public. Members of the Five Star community have an opportunity to meet the candidates for the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education at a Candidates Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Silver Hills Middle School, 12400 Huron St. in Westminster.

Candidates for the board of education ...

Board Recognizes Support Staff

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:26pm

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education has proclaimed Oct. 4-10 as Classified School Employee Week. The district's classified employees include school and district office staff, school lunch staff, paraeducators, maintenance employees and bus drivers to name a few.

Classified employees are essential in supporting the district's mission to engage and inspire all students to ...

Workshops for Special Needs Families

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:21pm

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) and the Five Star District’s Student Support Services Department will hold a series of workshops throughout the 2015-2016 school year to support families of special needs students.

SEAC provides support and engagement for families of students with disabilities, learning disabilities and special needs, as well as the larger Five Star ...

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