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New CCHS swim center makes a splash

New CCHS swim center makes a splash

Cherry Creek High School opened its new swim center on Nov. 5, exactly two years and one day after voters approved the 2012 bond issue that funded the facility. It features a new eight-lane swimming pool, a diving well, spectator seating, locker rooms and offices. “It’s fitting that we’re here today,” said CCHS Principal Ryan […]

Threat to West Middle School under investigation

Threat to West Middle School under investigation

Police say call came from outside the country By Peter Jones Students were back at West Middle School this week as an investigation continued into a telephone threat that triggered a lockdown at the building on Nov. 14. Police believe the call, which threatened action from the school’s parking lot, was placed from outside the […]

Grace Imhoff signs NLI

Grace Imhoff signs NLI

On Nov. 12, Grace Imhoff, daughter of Mike and Patty Imhoff and granddaughter of the late Walt Imhoff, signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I Field Hockey at American University in Washington, D.C.  While Imhoff had multiple offers to play for other Division 1 and Division III schools, she chose American University […]

St. Mary’s Academy tops off new construction

St. Mary’s Academy tops off new construction

By Jan Wondra The beam swung into place between the girders, marking the official topping off of the construction of the new addition to the St. Mary’s Academy campus with loud erupting cheers. With a front row position, the students of Miss Kasberg’s fourth grade science class pressed against the safety netting, cheering and waving […]

Creek beats Regis 49–21 in playoffs

Creek beats Regis 49–21 in playoffs

Heading to 5A semifinals against Ralston Valley  By Tom Barry Cherry Creek High School’s football team is heading to the state’s 5A semifinals, a feat they have not accomplished since 2008. More than 3,000 people packed the stands at the Regis Jesuit stadium in Aurora, Nov. 14. The Bruins wore their white away jerseys, while […]

CCHS students strive to save lives

CCHS students strive to save lives

Juniors organize relief shipments to Africa By Peter Jones Necessity will always be the mother of invention, as teenager Sirey Zhang realized as he was looking for volunteer opportunities last year. “One of the greatest barriers that you have at my age is your age,” the 16-year-old said. “I’ve tried a lot of volunteer initiatives […]

LPS invites community to superintendent selection process

LPS invites community to superintendent selection process

Focus group to help shape search process The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education has begun its formal process for the selection of a new superintendent and has contracted with the Colorado Association of School Boards to guide it through the process. The board is hosting a community focus group on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at […]

LPS District paid Arapahoe security guard after tragedy

LPS District paid Arapahoe security guard after tragedy

Some call the $75,000 hush money’ By Tom Barry Littleton Public Schools signed off on a $75,000 settlement with Cameron Rust, a former security guard at Arapahoe High School, The Villager has learned through an open-records request. Rust and fellow guard Christina Kolk had been placed on leave after the December 2013 shooting at Arapahoe High […]

‘A Million Acts of Kindness’

‘A Million Acts of Kindness’

Aspen Academy to recognize ‘kind’ students School means so much more than reading, writing and arithmetic at Aspen Academy, located in Greenwood Village.  This year, the school is undertaking an ambitious project they call “A Million Acts of Kindness.” The school will work to recognize one million acts, ranging from large to small, that are […]

Arapahoe High School security guard breaks silence

Arapahoe High School security guard breaks silence

Whistleblower’s rights may have been violated, attorney says  By Tom Barry A second security guard on duty during last year’s Arapahoe High School shooting has gone public with accusations that Littleton Public Schools officials had mishandled shooter Karl Pierson. So far, the school district is not responding. Christina Kolk’s press conference this week followed similar […]

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