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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The best view comes after the hardest climb

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:00pm

Read Superintendent Chris Gdowski's back to school message

As we prepare to embark on the 2021-2022 school year, this phrase is fitting for many reasons. Just ask someone who has climbed one of Colorado’s 14ers. Chances are they’ll have plenty of stories to tell about the views from the summit, as well as the ups and downs of their journey to get there.

Closer to home, our students and staff in the Five Star District are on their ...

6th Annual Back to School Bash

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 9:45am

Families encouraged to pick up supplies through drive-thru process

Join us on Saturday, August 7, 2021 for the 6th annual Adams 12 Five Star Schools' "Back to School Bash".

DATE: Saturday, August 7, 2021 TIME: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. or while supplies last LOCATIONS: To serve you better and limit crowds, two pick-up locations will distribute identical supplies at the same time. Please choose one based on your location.

Thornton High School: 9351 ...

Apply for Free and Reduced Benefits

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:15pm

Families must reapply each school year to receive the benefits

All families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced benefits for the 2021-2022 school year. By applying for free and reduced benefits families receive assistance and they help their child's school too.

Here's how. By applying :

Your child’s school can receive additional funding to enhance the educational experience for all students. School fees can be waived or reduced. ...

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