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 ...

District Increases Guest Teacher Pay

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 2:49pm

As part of the Five Star District’s efforts to hire and attract talented guest (substitute) teachers, the district restructured the guest teacher pay program to become more competitive with neighboring districts and retain existing talent.

As of Sept. 16, 2015, a new pay rate took effect. Entry level pay increased from $95 to $100 per full day. After working 30 assignments, the guest ...

Student Health & Well-Being Surveys

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 2:43pm

The sixth annual Adams County Student Survey will be given to all 6th-12th grade students in Adams County Districts 12, 14, 27J, 50 and Mapleton between late October and November 2015.

This year, the Adams County Youth Initiative (ACYI) is also coordinating with the State of Colorado to administer the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) , which will be given to students in ...

District Addresses Chronic Absences

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 2:33pm

Adams 12 Five Star Schools staff volunteers will visit student homes on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in an effort to increase attendance and foster student success.

“Consistent daily attendance is vitally important to student learning,” said Tiffany Kerr, district student engagement counselor.

For the third year, the Intervention Services Department is working to address attendance ...

Legacy Teacher Honored Nationally

Updated on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 2:29pm

The U.S. Department of Education selected Mark Sass, Legacy High School history teacher, as a 2015-2016 Teaching Ambassador Classroom Fellow. Through the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship Program, standout teachers are provided opportunities to share their expertise with colleagues and to learn about and contribute to national education policy issues in an effort to improve education.