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Elizabeth students place in state business competition

Eighteen Elizabeth High School members of the Future Business Leaders of America competed against nearly 2,000 students from across Colorado during the 2020 State FBLA Virtual Conference, with most … more

Elbert County takes health rules into its own hands

The Elbert County Board of County Commissioners has voted unanimously to allow graduation ceremonies for Simla, Kiowa and Elizabeth high schools, and to allow houses of worship to resume in-person … more

Osteopathic foundation recognizes students from Parker's Rocky Vista

Four student doctors and one graduate of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker were recognized with scholarships and an award by the Denver Osteopathic Foundation. Every … more

Douglas County school district providing huge number of free meals

When the Douglas County School District launched its free lunch and breakfast program amid the COVID-19 pandemic, staff did not know how much interest to expect from the community. Several weeks … more

EHS senior awarded Boettcher Scholarship

More than 1,400 high school seniors in Colorado apply for the prestigious Boettcher Scholarship each year. Only 42 are awarded. Elizabeth High School senior Colton Arciniaga was one of the 42 to … more

Activity book for students to focus on financial literacy

Economic Literacy Colorado has partnered with Bellco Credit Union to create an activity book for elementary students so they can further the conversation about financial literacy with their parents … more

Graduation ceremonies remain uncertain

School officials from Elizabeth School District, Elbert County School District C-2 in Kiowa and Big Sandy 100J District in Simla are trying to figure out the best way to hold commencement ceremonies … more

Community ‘adopts’ high school seniors

Like every graduating senior, Shelby Berkenkotter, who is enrolled at Legend High School in Parker but lives in Elizabeth, was looking forward to all the festivities that come with the final days of … more

Polis 'optimistic' but not certain about schools re-opening in August

Gov. Jared Polis said he expects in-person classes to resume at the state's schools in the fall, but acknowledged that it isn't certain. more

Woman's club awards five $1,000 scholarships

Five students in Douglas and Elbert counties were awarded scholarships from the Mountain Pine Woman's Club in Parker. The club is part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs founded in 1890 to … more

Distance learning offers challenges

Halls that would normally be bustling with hundreds of students, chatting loudly and banging locker doors closed during class changes at Elizabeth High School, were eerily empty and quiet last week, … more

Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' … more

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for … more

Frontier High students plead for school to stay open

Caleb Carter, a junior attending Frontier High School, never really planned to go to college. He hoped to graduate from Elizabeth High School, but beyond that he didn't have a hopeful future. He … more

Colleges, universities taking precautions

As with many institutions across the nation, Denver-area colleges and universities are taking precautions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here is a look at what schools are doing: … more

Students show off technology skills

Do you know how to run an official meeting according to Robert’s Rules of Order? Can you use a rat trap to power a car? Have you ever designed a miniature golf course? Students from Elizabeth High … more

Library card design contest open to county students

Elbert County students in kindergarten through 12th grade can enter a contest through the Pines and Pines Libraries in which they can create the next child-themed library card. The My Library Card … more

Finances prompt proposal to close Frontier High

Nearly 100 community members attended the Feb. 24 Elizabeth School Board meeting to hear staff recommendations for closing Frontier High School. The meeting was moved to Elizabeth Middle School to … more

Day with DA’s crew offers lessons in law

Young people today spend a lot of their time looking at computer screens. Whether it’s looking at social media, playing video games, watching movies or even taking classes, much of what kids learn … more

Frontier High in Elizabeth slated to close after school year

Students at Frontier High School in Elizabeth were informed that the school will likely be closing after the end of this school year. The announcement was made during school Feb. 19, and the 32 … more
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