News

Two new Five Star principals announced

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 10:00am

Congratulations to Matt Oehlert and Kristin Powers on their new roles

We are happy to announce two new principals in the Five Star District.

Matt Oehlert has accepted the position of Shadow Ridge Middle School ’s next principal, and will begin serving in this role in the fall. Mr. Oehlert joins the Shadow Ridge community with many years of experience teaching, coaching, leading and serving in diverse school communities in both Adams 14 and Adams 12 Five ...

Signing Choir engages community with sign language in music

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 8:45am

Mountain View Elementary students perform sign language concert

The sign language choir at Mountain View is a popular club, with typically 50-60 student members, mostly students who are not actually deaf or hard of hearing. “The club grows in popularity each year and has been a crucial catalyst for helping our deaf and hard of hearing students feel like they are a part of the school culture. As our program stands right now, our deaf and hard of hearing students are flourishing in a community built around accepting the use of sign language and differences among all students.”

New Elementary Core Reading Resource under consideration

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 8:30am

If approved, the district will implement this new resource in the fall of 2022.

At its Wednesday meeting, the Five Star Board of Education listened to a recommendation for a new elementary core reading resource that the district would adopt in the fall of 2022.

A core reading resource is what educators use to teach reading to elementary-age students. Following community feedback, work with a consultant through the Colorado Department of Education, and ...

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. ...

Rocky Top Counseling team recognized for standout work

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 4:30pm

The ASCA recognized the team with the prestigious RAMP designation

We are proud to announce that the Rocky Top Middle School Counseling team has earned the prestigious RAMP designation from the American School Counselor Association.

The Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) honors schools committed to delivering comprehensive, data-informed school counseling programs. These programs, which align with the ASCA National Model, ...

Five Star students can keep Chromebooks this summer

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:45pm

These devices will keep students connected to learning resources.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to announce that students in grades 3-11 will be able to keep their district-issued Chromebooks over the summer.

This move is part of the district’s work to ensure it is offering equitable access to technology for all Five Star students and a push to make sure students have continued access to learning resources over the ...

Enroll in Five Star Preschool today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 8:45am

Save your spot for the 2022-23 school year

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Early Childhood Education Program is the perfect place for your child to begin their learning journey. Our preschool classrooms offer a safe and enriching environment with caring teachers and staff to spark a love of learning early. Our staff partners with families to assure that our youngest learners develop positive attitudes about learning, as well as strong ...

STEM Lab solar panels offset 387 metric tons of CO2 per year

Monday, April 4, 2022 - 4:30pm

The solar array at STEM Lab is complete and operational! At a Carbon Cutting ceremony last week, the district Energy and Sustainability Manager Shannon Oliver "flipped the switch" so everyone could see the production come on live. Watch the video.

The solar array size is 365 kW and STEM Lab is our most efficient building in the district.

The solar ...

Help avoid screen time overuse in your family

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 12:45pm

Join us for Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

April 14, 2022 | 6-7:30 p.m. At the Educational Support Center | 1500 E 128th Ave Thornton, CO >>> REGISTER TODAY

Join the Adams 12 Five Star Schools community for a showing of Screenagers, a documentary about the impact of the digital age on youth and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance.

Screenagers is the first feature ...

Learn about new instructional materials being considered

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 10:15am

The district is considering new reading sources

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is considering adopting new reading resources for its schools. Community members are invited to the Educational Support Center 1500 E. 128th Ave., Thornton, CO 80241 during business hours between March 31 and April 13 to view these resources and offer their feedback. For more information about the resources being considered, please see below.

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