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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

Elizabeth Middle students pick up STEAM

Brandon Whittaker stands at the front of the classroom and asks for silence. The chatter becomes whispers, then silence, with the exception of one student who sharpens his pencil; it must have been … more

Colleges, technical schools to attend fair at high school

Representatives from two- and four-year colleges and universities and technical schools in Colorado and surrounding states will be on hand at the Elizabeth High School college fair, from 11 a.m. to 1 … more

Metro area schools look to later start times

Research says that a later school start time positively impacts alertness, mental health, wellness and behavior in high school and middle school students, which means students are better prepared to … more

Troupe pulls together for stage show

A kitchen scene, a wobbly door set into a drywall structure, and a comfy chair and record player embellished the cafetorium stage, but the spotlights stayed dark. Teens dotted the stage wearing bits … more

Legacy Academy student prepares to 'bee' terrific

Taryn Crookshanks looks ready to tackle anything. Her favorite accessory, a black headband with a Nike swoosh, shows her dedication to athletics, and her recent spelling bee win shows she has the … more

`TV Tuesdays' is a hit

Every other week the student-created, award-winning “TV Tuesdays” program is aired to the whiteboards in every Elizabeth High School classroom. Hundreds of student hours of planning, preparation, … more

Earn accredited high school diploma at Pines & Plains Libraries

Elbert County residents can earn a high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through a Career Online High School, a program of Pines & Plains Libraries. “Earning a high school diploma is a life-changing achievement,” said Tim … more

Hickenlooper budget would boost school funding

Colorado would give school districts more money next year and the state would make a dent in its school funding shortfall under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2018-19 budget released Nov. 1. If the plan is approved by state lawmakers, school … more
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