Reminders as students prepare to return to school buildings

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 12:30pm

Full-time remote option remains available for families who previously selected

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Dear Five Star Community,

As we transition back to in-person learning, we are resuming weekly updates as a consistent way to provide important information. This communication is designed to consolidate important updates for you into one weekly email.

Please note that the full-time remote option will remain in place for those families who ...

Five Star Schools graduation rate reaches new all-time high

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 8:15am

District’s on-time graduation rate surpasses the statewide average.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools four-year, on-time graduation rate increased to 85.6 percent* for the Class of 2020, setting a new all-time high for the district.

This rising graduation rate continues a decade-long climb, during which the Five Star District’s on-time graduation rate has increased by nearly 13 percentage points. The Five Star District’s graduation rate ...

Westview Staff Member Celebrated as a Wonder Woman

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 3:30pm

In December, ahead of the release of “Wonder Woman 1984,” 9news asked viewers to nominate Wonder Women in their communities. They received several submissions about one special Wonder Woman in Northglenn—Kathy Ochoa, the office manager at Westview Elementary.

Students and staff members describe her as always putting others first and going above and beyond for the Westview ...

Westlake teacher builds desks for students

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 2:45pm

Greg Waller wanted to make sure students had a workspace of their own at home.

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic first forced him to close the doors of his Westlake Middle School classroom, industrial arts teacher Greg Waller has been looking for a way to help.

He was stumped for ideas until about a month ago when he was watching the evening news and inspiration struck.

“This guy on the news was making desks, and I thought ‘that’s the thing I ...

School plans for January 2021

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 3:15pm

In-person learning planned to resume Jan. 25

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As we prepare to head out for winter break, we want to share the current school plans for January 2021, including changes to the district calendar and criteria the district will monitor to determine if plans may need to change.

Our goal is to resume in-person/hybrid learning opportunities for those who chose them and to do so ...

Community Invited to a Virtual Town Hall Experience

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 1:30pm

Information and Reflection on In-Person Learning and Quarantines

Join us for a virtual experience to learn more about prior and future Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) quarantine guidelines that impact in-person learning opportunities and provide feedback on our upcoming semester.

Monday, December 14 or Tuesday, December 15 (identical sessions) 5:30-7:00 p.m. Virtual event via Zoom. Participants are expected to have a ...

Students Can Explore Computer Science at Hour of Code Event

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

The virtual event will take place on Dec. 8.

An upcoming virtual event is a great opportunity for students interested in coding to learn more! This virtual Hour of Code event will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, and is open to any student in kindergarten through 12th grade. Computer Science experts will lead virtual activities and games for everyone to enjoy. Hour of Code is a fun way for students to learn more ...

Mountain Range senior helps orchestra class shine

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 1:45pm

The student’s work was “more than any principal could ask for.”

Music has been a constant staple for Mountain Range senior Olivia Potter since she first picked up a violin ten years ago.

Orchestra has been a place for her to be creative, forge lasting friendships, and, most recently, demonstrate tremendous leadership skills when she volunteered to go above and beyond to help her peers during this unique school year.

This fall, ...

District outlines deadlines for 2021-2022 Choice process

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:30pm

Submit application by January 31st deadline for priority consideration

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received more than 3,500 Choice applications for the 2020-2021 school year. In accordance with the state’s open enrollment law, the district’s Choice program allows for students to apply to attend schools outside of their attendance area boundary.

Both in-district and out-of-district students can apply for Choice. Out-of-district Choice requests ...