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Charter-school advocates take a third try

Charter-school advocates take a third try

TriCity application follows 2 denials in Englewood   By Peter Jones After two failed applications for a proposed charter school in Englewood, a nonprofit charter-school support organization has taken the lead in a new effort to create a specialized tax-supported school in the southwest metro area. The application for the newly named TriCity Academy was […]

Options teacher receives math-teaching award

Options teacher receives math-teaching award

Jami Nelson, an Options Middle School mathematics teacher, is the recipient of one of the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Teaching Awards. According to her colleagues, Nelson is an incredibly dedicated math teacher who is an expert in both mathematics and in meeting the instructional needs of struggling learners. She is the unique […]

Three golfers win spots in BMW Championship

Three golfers win spots in BMW Championship

BMW Championship set for Sept. 1-7 at Cherry Hills   Three lucky golfers each won a $12,000 spot in next month’s BMW Championship PGA Tour Pro-Am at Cherry Hills Country Club – and the Colorado Golf Association has donated $51,700 to the Evans Scholars Foundation to help provide scholarships to worthy caddies. The announcements were […]

LPS students score high on final round of TCAP

LPS students score high on final round of TCAP

District outperforms state average by as much as 20 percentage points    Submitted by LPS Results from the 2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program test show that Littleton Public Schools students continue to perform at high levels, scoring 10 to 20 percentage points higher at the proficient and advanced levels than the state average in all […]

Fitness Festival makes innovative programs possible

Fitness Festival makes innovative programs possible

Mindful LifeSchools teaches elementary kids to reduce stress, anxiety In what has become a ‘beginning of the school year’ tradition, the Cherry Creek Schools Fitness Festival is a fun 5k/1k and of course, an amazing after party. But the event is more than just fun. The funds raised by the Fitness Festival are used through […]

CCHS student, teacher win national Trig Awards

CCHS student, teacher win national Trig Awards

Lubin Deng, a senior at Cherry Creek High School, received the 2014 Richard E. Lomax National Trig-Star Award from the National Society of Professional Surveyors in July. The award includes a $2,000 cash prize and recognizes outstanding skill in trigonometry. Trigonometry is the branch of mathematics that deals with the relations between the sides and […]

University of Denver raises nearly $490 Million in ASCEND campaign

University of Denver raises nearly $490 Million in ASCEND campaign

  Eight years after launching the most successful fundraising effort in its 150-year history, the University of Denver marked the end of ASCEND: The Campaign for the University of Denver on June 30. Each year of the campaign was among the University’s top ten fundraising years, with the final year of ASCEND surpassing all previous […]

Schools doing their part to improve air quality

Schools doing their part to improve air quality

During the 2013-14 academic year, 11 schools around Colorado participated in the Clean Air for Schools: Engines Off! program and were able to achieve significant reductions in vehicle-based air pollutants on their respective campuses. This idle-reduction program is managed by the American Lung Association in Colorado and is supported by a consortium of partners including […]

Greenwood Village Police train for active shooter response at Campus Middle School

Greenwood Village Police train for active shooter response at Campus Middle School

Submitted by Adam Goldstein, CCSD More than 30 officers from the Greenwood Village Police Department visited Campus Middle School, July 23, to train for the worst kind of emergency. CMS turned into a different kind of campus for the day, as police officers trained to quickly and efficiently respond to an active shooter. Supervisors led […]

Western Welcome Week rolls on

Western Welcome Week rolls on

Littleton’s 86th Western Welcome Week continues through Sunday, Aug. 17 with a range of events for the entire family. For a complete schedule and price information [many events are free or low cost], visit www.westernwelcomeweek.org. Upcoming highlights include: Thursday, Aug. 14 • Western Heritage Art Show at Town Hall Arts Center, 10 a.m. to 5 […]

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