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Five Star Stories Spotlight

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 8:30am

Newcomer assistants help Afghan children and families adapt and learn

Kaiqubad is fluent in five languages and spent years as a translator for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Now he's helping refugee children and families adapt to school life in Colorado.

Four years ago, Kaiqubad Noori and his family moved to America from Afghanistan, where Kai served for years as a translator for the U.S. military. This year, Kai started a new job, as a newcomer ...

Latin honors system will laud more outstanding graduates

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 3:00pm

For years, high schools have selected just one valedictorian and salutatorian.

In an effort to celebrate a greater number of deserving students and encourage a variety of academic pursuits, the Five Star District is changing the way it recognizes the academic excellence of its graduating seniors.

Starting with the graduating class of 2025 (students who are currently freshmen), the district will transition to a Latin honors approach rather ...

Make a difference for Five Star students from your phone

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:45pm

If you knew a student in your child’s class didn’t have shoes for school, chances are you’d help if you could, right? But it’s hard to know if the family down the street has food on their table or if their child will have a winter jacket this year, so how can you help?

Enter our new initiative with the Five Star Education Foundation , our schools and the Purposity ...

Five Star Stories

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

Week at Space Camp inspires Hilary Wimmer, 2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year

Hilary Wimmer, Colorado’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, got to take the trip of a lifetime this summer when she joined educators from across the country at Space Camp in Alabama.

The educators got hands-on training to learn methods for exciting and inspiring students about space exploration and the aerospace industry in general.

Hilary and her peers geared up ...

Join us!

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 11:30am

Building Sources of Strength

Join us! Building Sources of Strength Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 | 6–7:30 p.m. Educational Support Center (ESC) | 1500 E 128th Ave. Thornton, CO | parking map

We know that hope, resilience and positive connections are powerful factors that help protect us during life’s challenges. Join Five Star staff for an interactive family event to practice hope, health and strength using the ...

Staff and families revive Thornton High community garden

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 2:45pm

Five Star Stories Spotlight

Valarie Almanzar (Parent Engagement Coordinator), Brenda Navarro Guerrero (Secretary at Thornton HS), and several Adams 12 families revived the old garden at Thornton High School this summer. The project offered an outdoor, socially-distanced activity for families and students where they could learn about gardening, spend time together and build a sense of community. The project ...

Board of Education Election 2021: Meet the Candidates

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 2:15pm

Board of Education Director Election November 2, 2021

The Adams 12 Board of Education has five directors that are elected at large to four-year staggered terms. The District has a director district plan of representation which requires school board members reside in a specific geographic area. The District’s Boundary Locator provides information regarding director districts for ...

Volunteer crossing guard Tom Metzler helps Silver Creek

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 3:00pm

Five Star Stories Spotlight

Every Wednesday morning for 10+ years, volunteer crossing guard Tom Metzler has helped Silver Creek Elementary School families get to school safely before he heads into work. Though his daughters, once Adams 12 students, have moved on and even graduated college by now, Tom keeps coming back to see the familiar faces in the office and help the kids and families. “It’s still fun, so I’m still ...

Important update to start of school guidance

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 2:45pm

Masks required for all students in grades P-6

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The following letter was sent to the Five Star community on Friday, Aug. 13.

To read our health and safety protocols for the 2021-2022 school year, please click here .

Dear Five Star Community,

I'm writing today to inform you of a change to masking requirements for our students that will go into effect on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. ...

A Chromebook for every student

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 12:30pm

We are excited to provide a Chromebook to all students this school year.

The Five Star District is thrilled to announce that it will provide a Chromebook and charger to every student in kindergarten through twelfth grade beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.

This initiative marks a huge step forward, offering more equal access to technology for all Five Star students and easing the financial burden on families who previously had to ...

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