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Elizabeth High School grants 131 diplomas

Bright sunlight bathed the stadium as an overflow crowd of family and friends watched the Elizabeth High School commencement ceremonies on May 26 in the school's stadium. The 131 members of the Class … more

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state … more

Colorado students receive awards for investing smarts

Colorado students are learning firsthand about the value of long-term investing while playing a game. The SIFMA Foundation’s online Stock Market Game helps boost students’ math, economics and … more

Elizabeth HS grads look to future

Four graduating seniors at Elizabeth high school shared their thoughts in a Q&A with Colorado Community Media as they prepare for the next stage of life. Kayne Weidenbacher What activities do you … more

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed … more

Outstanding class graduating from Elizabeth High

“Outdoorsy.” “Active.” “Competitive.” “Responsible.” “Ingenious.” “Motivated.” “Like a family.” This is how teachers, administration, younger students and current seniors … more

Foundation encourages girls to seek transportation, construction jobs

Two upcoming Career Days for Girls events are part of a nationwide effort to encourage young women to pursue careers in transportation and construction. Presented by the HOYA Foundation, the career … more

Collaboration Campus to break ground in Castle Rock

Education, business and community will come together to create a resource for education and workforce training in Castle Rock. The Arapahoe Community College Castle Rock Collaboration Campus breaks … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

Young artists display works in show at high school

Inspired by the natural beauty of their home state, famous artists and supportive teachers, student artists throughout Elizabeth School District put forth their best work, and many walked away with … more

Teens doing the right thing are recognized at banquet

Some kids run fast and punt well. Some kids join every club and ace every test. Some kids simply do the right thing, and those are the kids that the community celebrated in April. The Elizabeth … more

Poll finds most Americans think teachers are underpaid

Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated … more

Elizabeth students claim prize in information contest

Out of 12 teams from schools in the Tri-County League, a group of Elizabeth eighth-graders won first place in a competition of the minds. Two groups of Elizabeth Middle School eighth-graders traveled … more

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it … more

'Stampede to Read' helps kids get a charge out of literacy

Imagine horses, bulls, sheep and pigs suddenly rushing toward a common thing. Now replace those animals with 400 kids, rushing toward books. This is the effect that Stampede to Read has on kids in … more

Elbert County Sheriff's Office: Student arrested for threats, teacher cited for failing to report

A 15-year-old student at Elbert School has been charged with making threats against students, and a staff member has been charged with failing to report the threats, the Elbert County Sheriff's … more

Women engineering into the future

Wendy Weiman’s high school counselors suggested social work as a good career for her. But even as a child, Weiman knew she wanted to become an engineer. And as she got older, her curiosity for how … more

Elizabeth School District puts focus on budget

While much of Elbert County unpacks their swimsuits and rubs aloe vera over their post-spring break sunburn, Elizabeth School District administration searches for clever ways to construct the 2018-19 … more

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to … more

Frontier High School keeps youths on track

A lack of credits. Behavior issues. No high school diploma in sight. Students across Elbert County and beyond apply to Frontier High School to obtain the future that eluded them in a traditional … more
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