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College Planning – Denver mom seeks clarity on EA/ED

College Planning – Denver mom seeks clarity on EA/ED

Dear Estelle. Our family has diligently worked together to make the college planning process a positive experience for our son, Rick, a senior. With good research, college visits, and conversations with alums, our son is excited about his college choices and plans to apply early action to a few and possibly early decision to his […]

Cherry Creek Schools restructures bond debt

Cherry Creek Schools restructures bond debt

Move saves taxpayers $6 million, according to district  By Peter Jones Cherry Creek Schools has sold $37.5 million of debt for a savings to taxpayers of $6 million, the school district announced last week. J.P. Morgan Securities submitted the winning bid with a true interest cost of 1.69 percent. The bonds were sold competitively via […]

Officials address questions on shooting

Officials address questions on shooting

DA says ‘criminal liability’ died that day By Tom Barry Seated in the front row at the Oct. 10 press conference were 10 students from Arapahoe High School covering the conference for the school newspaper and yearbook. Also present were Littleton Public Schools staff, sheriff’s deputies and representatives from the District Attorneys Office, along with […]

Jeffco rallies to protest school board

Jeffco rallies to protest school board

Students gauging support for recall By Tom Barry Robert Linn and his family have resided in the Cherry Creek School District for more than 25 years, but Linn’s daughter decided she wanted a “bigger school” experience. Lately the district has seen a “bigger experience” and then some, due to protests over proposed curriculum changes. “We […]

Cherry Creek High School hosts inaugural Spirit Bus

Cherry Creek High School hosts inaugural Spirit Bus

On Oct. 7, 38 Cherry Creek High School students, representing 13 sports teams and a drum line, held a pep rally as Campus Middle School students headed into school for the day. Amidst cheers and excitement, Creek students invited CMS students to attend the upcoming Carnival and Homecoming Football game against Grandview on Oct. 10 […]

Colorado Association of School Boards opposes Amendment 68

Colorado Association of School Boards opposes Amendment 68

Organization representing elected school boards urges voters to say ‘no’  Submitted by CASB The Colorado Association of School Boards, the state’s largest membership organization for elected school board members, voted by a wide margin to oppose Amendment 68, a scheme to bring casino gambling to the metro Denver area under the guise of increasing funding […]

COLLEGE BRIEFS

Congratulations, Graduates!   CENTENNIAL Meghan Patricia Callahan was awarded a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, degree from Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Elyse Marie Handley as awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University. Megan Frances Perron recently received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University. She graduated with a major in psychology. […]

Neighboring school board stirs anger

Neighboring school board stirs anger

Some Arapahoe County students attend Jeffco schools By Tom Barry When trouble stirs in Jefferson County, the ripple can hit Arapahoe County too. Jeffco Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state and Colorado’s open-enrollment program allows students from other districts, including Littleton and Cherry Creek, to attend Jeffco schools. The […]

Heritage shocks Arapahoe in crosstown rivalry

Heritage shocks Arapahoe in crosstown rivalry

Eagles trounce Warriors 23–14  By Tom Barry There was a blackout for several hours in Littleton on Sept. 26, but not the typical ones from Xcel Energy. Students, staff and families from Arapahoe High School staged this “blackout,” wearing one of the school colors for the biggest game of the regular season against crosstown district […]

St. Mary’s Academy kicks off 150th celebration

St. Mary’s Academy kicks off 150th celebration

Alumnae Weekend, Oct. 2–5 By Jan Wondra They gathered at the northwest corner of University and Quincy, around a sturdy sign, shrouded in paper. Once the wrapping was removed by Mayor Doug Tisdale and Deirdre Cryor, president of St. Mary’ s Academy, the important anniversary date became clear; this 2014-2015 school year marks the 150th […]

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