National Career & Technical Education Month

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:15am

CTE is offered at all district high schools and is housed at Bollman Tech

Superintendent Chris Gdowski has proclaimed February 2019 as National Career and Technical Education Month in Adams 12 Five Star Schools, and urges the Five Star Community to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in this community and to support and participate in the programs to enhance their individual skills and productivity ...

2019 Aim for the Stars Scholarship

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 1:15pm

Multi-year scholarship worth $5,000 per year - apply by March 22

Adams County and Adams 12 Five Star Schools Aim for the Stars Scholarship is a multi-year scholarship worth $5,000 per year (for a total scholarship award of $20,000 over four years or $10,000 over two years). Yearly scholarship award will be divided evenly between the Fall and Spring semesters.

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To be eligible, students must be:

Scheduled to graduate in May 2019 from a ...

School Board Recognition Month

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:00am

Get to know our Board of Education

January is School Board of Education Recognition Month. We took the time to share some fun facts about our Board with a special edition of the Faces of Five Star Schools . Get to know them below.

We are very grateful for our Board and rolls they serve in the Five Star Community.

Kathy Plomer, Board President

I joined the Board in 2013. I ran because I believe that strong ...

Meet Shelby, Director of Bands at Rocky Top Middle

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:00am

Faces of Five Star Schools

Shelby Carne , Director of Bands at Rocky Top Middle School. We asked her a number of questions and here are five of her answers.

In college I studied in Salzburg, Austria and played trombone in an Austrian Brass Band. My favorite thing to do outside of work is ski. My favorite childhood memory is going to Lake Champlain in Vermont with my family every summer. If a genie granted me three ...

District continues to elevate graduation rate beyond state

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:00pm

All district traditional high schools surpass state for second consecutive year

Adams 12 Five Star Schools four-year on-time graduation rate continues to rise, reaching 84.5 percent* for the Class of 2018. This is up more than 11 percentage points from 2010, making it the district’s highest graduation rate since the state changed how the rate is calculated. The Five Star District surpassed the state average of 80.7 percent, as reported by the Colorado Department of ...

AIPAC to host 10th annual pow wow

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:45pm

January 19, 2019 at 11:30 at Century Middle School

The American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is hosting its 10th annual pow wow on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Century Middle School (1300 Lafayette Street, Thornton, Colorado 80241).

The grand entry begins at 11:30 a.m.

The Pow-Wow is a gathering to connect American-Indian families through traditions and dance. From live music to food and dances to ceremonies, the ...

Schools honored with academic achievement awards from state

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:45am

Eight schools earn awards from the Colorado Department of Education

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is proud to announce that eight schools have earned school performance awards from the Colorado Department of Education in three categories. Members of the district’s leadership team surprised each of the schools to recognize the hard work of staff and community to help students succeed academically in every classroom, every day.

CDE Awards Celebration 2018 ...

New Date! Students & Parents are invited to meet the author

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 9:45am

Former district employee Mary Louise Sanchez to share new novel

On Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, the Hispanic Advisory Council is sponsoring a meet-the-author night with local author, Mary Louise Sanchez. Her debut middle grade novel, “The Wind Called My Name”, was the 2016 recipient of Lee and Low Books New Visions Award.

Join us from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at STEM Launch (9450 N Pecos St, Thornton, CO 80260). The event is free and open to ...

Superintendent Chris Gdowski honored with prestigious award

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

Gdowski was named one of Metro Denver's Most Admired CEOs

It is with great honor that we announce that Superintendent Chris Gdowski was named one of Metro Denver’s Most Admired CEOs by the Denver Business Journal. Superintendent Gdowski is one of 15 executives honored out of over 100 nominations. Awardees were selected based on company success, civic engagement and innovation. He was honored among CEOs from such companies as Noodles & Company, Vail ...

Democrats to control both chambers and governor’s office

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

First regular session of the 72nd General Assembly convenes in January

The first regular session of the 72nd General Assembly convened Jan. 4, 2019.

Democrats lead both chambers of the Legislature, as well as the executive branch with the election of Governor Jared Polis. Democrats also regained control of all the statewide offices in Colorado.

Colorado school districts are on track for a funding increase in Governor Hickenlooper’s Fiscal Year ...