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LPS team receives the Meritorious Budget Award

LPS team receives the Meritorious Budget Award

Littleton Public Schools’ budget team – Donna Villamor, Jennifer Davis, Jonathan Levesque and Jill Richardson – has received the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International for excellence in budget presentation during the 2014-2015 budget year. The award reflects LPS’s commitment to sound fiscal management practices.  

St. Mary’s Academy wins Rocky Mountain BEST Competition

St. Mary’s Academy wins Rocky Mountain BEST Competition

All girls robotics team returns to Regionals Submitted SMA The 17 member all-girls St. Mary’s Academy robotics team won second place at the Rocky Mountain boosting, engineering, science and technology (BEST) Competition on Oct. 18. The team now advances to the regional competition in Ft. Smith, Ark., for the second consecutive year. The inception of […]

PS teacher runs for president of technology association

PS teacher runs for president of technology association

Newton Middle School teacher Marc Finer is one of four candidates running for president of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Members will be voting throughout October. Finer has been teaching technology education at Newton for 13 years. He has been a member of the Colorado Technology Education Association, serving as member chair, ITEEA […]

A ‘Boo’ bus

A ‘Boo’ bus

LPS school bus driver gets in the spirit  By Tom Barry On a typical fall afternoon, Karen Thomas can be seen driving around the Littleton community. Many smile, appreciating her Halloween spirit. Thomas has decorated the large grill of her bright yellow school bus with several large black spiders and the word “Boo” under the […]

Test prep eases test anxiety

Test prep eases test anxiety

Many students face test anxiety, and this is especially the case for high school students facing their SAT/ACT exams. According to the Greenwood Village test prep company, Full Passage, preparing can instigate one of the greatest reductions in anxiety for students. During the classes that Full Passage offers, students are allowed to practice in a […]

Aspen Academy hosts Admissions Open House, Saturday, Nov. 8

Aspen Academy hosts Admissions Open House, Saturday, Nov. 8

Aspen Academy will be hosting its annual Admissions Open House on Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Prospective families and applicants are invited to explore Aspen Academy to learn more about its academics, programming and extracurricular activities in an interactive setting.  The school’s entire staff will be available to answer questions, as will […]

Honor bestowed on Pat Bowlen

Honor bestowed on Pat Bowlen

Statue unveiled at Sports Authority Field By Tom Barry On Oct. 17, Cherry Hills Village resident and Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen was honored in a special ceremony on the south end of Sports Authority Field at Mile High. About 60 invited guests attended the unveiling of a statue sculptured in Bowlen’s honor. Attendees included […]

Littleton superintendent to retire

Littleton superintendent to retire

Murphy will step down at end of school year   By Peter Jones Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Scott Murphy will retire at the end of the school year, he announced Oct. 9 during a meeting of the LPS Board of Education. The decision comes in the wake of continued scrutiny of the Arapahoe High School […]

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 […]

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