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Kiowa Schools eyeing two for superintendent

Kiowa Schools Superintendent Scott Mader has given his resignation and will be leaving the district at the end of the school year. Mader joined the district in July of 2018, and is leaving with one … more

Summer youth camps planned at ACC

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is excited to offer more than 100 camps to help kids and teens stay engaged, active and safe this summer. … more

Snakes in the grass on the move

Even with some scattered rain and snowstorms, the hint of warmer weather leads to more sightings of snakes and other small animals as they prepare for the hot summer months. Isaac Mertens, owner of … more

Simla Matchwits team competes at state level

Five students from the Simla High School Matchwits put their trivia skills to the test during the Colorado State Knowledge Bowl March 15 and 16. The team competed against 60 teams from across … more

Simla students advance to state business competition

How does social media affect you positively or negatively when searching for a job? Charley Maranville, a freshman at Simla High School, has put a lot of thought into that question, and will be … more

Podcast focuses on local school district

When Elizabeth School District students returned to in-person learning last August, it was unclear whether they would be able to continue the practice, as the COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing, … more

Third-graders learn to be entrepreneurs

Any business owner knows that it would be impossible to start a business with only $25 in start-up funds. But third-grade students at Running Creek Elementary did just that, and sold their … more

Singing Hills speller on her way to state

Students from Elizabeth Middle School, Running Creek Elementary and Singing Hills Elementary faced off in the district spelling bee Jan. 14 at Elizabeth High School. The top four spellers from each … more

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The … more

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school … more

Elizabeth Education Foundation announces grant recipients

The Elizabeth Education Foundation awarded a total of $5,666 to teachers within the Elizabeth School District, as part of the foundation’s annual grand program. Fifteen teachers received various … more

Elizabeth School District receives grant for partnership

The Elizabeth School District has been named a recipient of money through the Response, Innovation and Student Equity (RISE) Fund program. The awarding of the first round of funds was announced Nov. … more

Cherry Valley Elementary School switches to virtual learning

Cherry Valley Elementary School in Franktown has temporarily switched to virtual learning amid substitute teacher shortages and COVID-19 quarantines. Principal Nancy Wortmann said in an Oct. 25 … more

Snow day for much of the Denver metro area

Denver metro area schools will largely be closed on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the low temperatures and snow accumulation caused by the recent storm. Read on for details to individual districts. more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from … more

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are … more

Douglas County commissioners eye $10 million to enhance school safety

Jennifer Thompson Consolo and her family had no idea her daughter was being bullied and had begun self-harming during her sophomore year at Douglas County High School. They also didn't know she was … more

Documents reveal dispute between sheriff's office, STEM over resource officer contract

Documents distributed as part of a news release by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on May 10 show disagreement, and some underlying tension, led to the discontinuation of a contract that provided … more

STEM denies allegations made by anonymous parent

The executive director of STEM School Highlands Ranch adamantly denies allegations made by an anonymous school parent that the school's climate and culture are out of control. "I can't even fathom … more
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