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Five Star grad thanks a teacher who made all the difference

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 2:30pm

Before graduating, he wanted to thank a former teacher for changing his life.

When Chace Underwood walked across the stage at graduation, he was thinking about a teacher who changed his life more than a decade ago.

Chace doesn’t hesitate to say that without Rocky Mountain Elementary School affective needs teacher Peter Ziltz, he doesn’t think he would have graduated. Chace first met Ziltz, or "Mr. Z," as the students call him, when he was a ...

Five Star District Prepares Application for Federal Funds

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:30pm

Through June 30, 2022, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Office of Federal Programs will coordinate preparation of the annual Consolidated Application for federal education funds under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) formerly known as No Child Left behind (NCLB).

Parents, community members, teachers, students and other constituents of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools community are ...

Celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 11:00am

More than 90 percent of graduates said they’ve decided on post-secondary plans

As we near the end of another school year, we are reminded that getting to graduation is a true testament of not only the student’s hard work, but that of the families, teachers and community members who helped them gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a future of their choosing.

This educational teamwork proved a success as we celebrate our more than ...

Teacher Cadet earns scholarship to become teacher

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 3:45pm

Tristian is the first Five Star student to earn entry into TREP program

Legacy senior Tristian Guerin-Lautenschlager graduated Wednesday knowing that she’s going to college to be a teacher – and the first two years’ tuition is paid for.

Tristian is the first Five Star student to earn entry into Teacher Recruitment Education and Preparation (TREP). TREP is a program that allows qualified students in an educator career pathway to concurrently enroll in ...

Proposed budget includes sports for students in grades 6-8

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 10:00am

The Board of Education is scheduled to adopt the budget in June

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to share that the proposed budget for the 2022-2023 school year provides funding to offer some sports for students in grades 6-8. The Board of Education is scheduled to adopt next year’s budget in June.

“Athletics are an important part of the adolescent experience,” Kylie Russell, Director of Athletics and Activities said. “Not only ...

2022 District & Juried Art Show Winners

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 8:15am

Students honored for top art projects

Each year, art teachers from around the Five Star District select their students’ best work for consideration in the the District and Juried Art Shows.

Congratulations to all of the participants as well as the students who won awards for their outstanding works of art! A huge thank you also goes to our amazing art teachers that have instructed and inspired their student ...

Get involved! Volunteer to serve on a district committee.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 8:30am

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is seeking parent and community leaders to join several committees for the 2022-2023 school year. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the district and to help inform and shape our work.

If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please see below for more information and a link to an online interest form. ...