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Board of Education Election 2021: Meet the Candidates

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 9:00am

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 ...

Teacher of the Year Hilary Wimmer honored at White House

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 10:00am

Five Star Stories Spotlight

Last week, Hilary Wimmer and her fellow Teachers of the Year were honored by President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the White House.

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Educators from all 50 states were honored in Washington DC during the White House National Teacher of the Year ceremony. This year the ceremony recognized the 2020 and the 2021 winners since it was ...

Parents Invited to Dyslexia Simulation

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:45pm

Get a better understanding of, and empathy for, those who have dyslexia

Parents of Adams 12 Five Star Schools students are invited to participate in a simulation to learn more about dyslexia and what those with dyslexia often experience with reading, writing and processing. This simulation is designed to help people gain a better understanding of, and empathy for, children and adults who struggle with dyslexia. WHEN: Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 TIME: 4:30 p.m. - 6: ...

Retired teacher honored for work in special education

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 11:15am

Kathy Oviatt named 2021 Council for Learning Disabilities Teacher of the Year

Kathy Oviatt named 2021 Council for Learning Disabilities Teacher of the Year

In the 29 years that she has been with Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Kathy has proven herself to be an outstanding advocate for students with disabilities, a highly effective instructor of specialized instruction, a life-long learner, and a powerful change agent in the world of special education.

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Board passes resolutions opposing Propositions 119 & 120

Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 8:00pm

At its Oct. 6 regular meeting, the Board of Education passed resolutions in opposition to Proposition 119 and Proposition 120.

What does Proposition 119 do? (Source: 2021 State Ballot Information Booklet) The measure creates the Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress program (program) to provide financial aid and support to eligible Colorado youth to access out-of-school learning ...

Five Star Board of Education Honors Dyslexia Awareness Month

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:30am

Dyslexia is a common learning difference that affects how people learn to read.

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to recognize Dyslexia Awareness Month at its Oct. 6 meeting.

The proclamation recognizes the challenges that people with dyslexia face, as well as the importance of appropriate educational programming. You can click here to read it in full.

“It’s not just words. It’s not a hollow ...

Celebrating our classified employees this week and beyond

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:45am

Classified Employee Week Oct 4-8, 2021

This week and throughout the year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools appreciates the hard work of each and every classified employee. To rightfully honor their essential work, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education proclaimed October 4-8, 2021 Classified School Employees Week. Read the full proclamation .

Classified employees play crucial roles in our schools and communities. ...

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 12:30am

District policy outlines parameters on political and campaign matters

As we draw closer to Election Day, Nov. 2, it’s important to keep in mind the legal parameters involved in election matters.

District Policy 8500 , “Political and Campaign Matters,” outlines the expectations for employees and community members.

There is a specific protocol for the distribution of political and campaign literature on school grounds. While this is ...

Newcomer assistants help Afghan children and families adapt

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 8:30am

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 ...

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