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Vision, Mission & Motto

  • Henderson Vision:

         Inspiring All Students to Wonder, Explore, Grow and Embrace Challenges.



    Henderson Mission:


     Mastery of Knowledge and skills


    • Apply their learning: transfer knowledge and skills to meaningful tasks
    • Think criticially: analyze, evaluate, and synthesize complex ideas and consider multiple perspectives
    • Communicate clearly: Writes, speaks and presents ideas effectively in a variety of media within and across disciplines


    • Ensure that curriculum, instruction, and assessments are rigorous, meaninful, and aligned with standards
    • Engage all students in daily lessons that require critical thinking about eomplex, worthy ideas, texts, and problems




    • Work to become effective learners: develop the mindset and skills for success (E.G., respect, integrity responsibility, perseverance, compassion)
    • Contribute to a better world: put their learning to sue to improve communities (eg., service and citzenship)


    • Model a school-wide culture of respect and compassion
    • Prioritize social and emotional learning: Along with academic learning, across the school


    High-Quality Student Work


    • Create complex works- Demonstrates higher order thinking, multiple perspectives, and transfer of understating
    • Create authentic work: demonstrate original  thinking and voice, connect to real-world issues and formats, and when possible, create work that is meaningful


    • Use models of excellence, critique, and multiple drafts to support all students to produce work of exceptional quality



    Henderson Motto:

                                      Be the Difference!






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The 7 Habits

  • 7 Habits:

    #1 Be Proactive

    • I have a " can do" attitude and alwatys try my best at everything I do.
    • I follow direction and do the right things without being asked, even when no on is looking.
    • I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods and don't blame others for my wrongdoing.
      • Integrity

    #2 Begin with the End in Mind

    • I plan ahead and set goals for myself.
    • I am prepared at all times.
    • I think about how the choices I make now will affect my future.
    • I think about the positive or negative consequences of my actions before I act.
      • Responsibility

    #3 Put First Things First

    • I do the things that I have to do befor I do the things that I want to do.
    • I stay focused on what I'm doing. I try to minimize distractions and regoup if I get off task
    • I spend my time on the things that are the most important
      • Perseverance

    #4 Thnk Win Win

    • I can problem solve when an issue comes up with another person
    • I thnk about what other people want and not just what I want
    • I am kind to others and try to think of ways to help everyone to be happy
      • Compassion

    #5 Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood

    • I listen to other without interrupting.
    • I raise my hand when I want to speak and I wait to be called on.
    • I don't blurt out.
    • I try to understand other people's views and feeling, even if they are different from my own.
      • Integrity

    #6 Synergize

    • I get along well with other people and work well in groups.
    • I value the strengths of others and allow myself to learn from them
    • I know that by working together as a team we can get more done and come up with better solutions that we could alone.
      • Respect

    #7 Sharpen the Saw

    • I take care of my body by eating right, excercising, and getting enough sleep.
    • I balance my time between school, extra curriculum activities family, and friends.
    • I am always learning how to become a better person.
      • Responsibility



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District News

  • 27J Schools employees and business partners recognized for their efforts to make the four-day week a success!

    27J Schools moved to a four-day student contact week this year and while the transition is still in its infancy, local businesses and 27J employees are getting behind the District’s plan. Businesses have embraced Mondays by providing additional programming and discounts for families and students. District faculty and staff are rising to the occasion by taking advantage of the opportunities provided by the four-day week through collaboration to provide the best educational opportunities for our students. For more information and a complete list of awardees, click here.

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  • Brighton High students and teacher to be recognized at National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association national convention


    Brighton High School Instructional Coach and Reflections Yearbook Advisor Justin S. Daigle has achieved the Certified Journalism Educator renewal status from the Journalism Education Association (JEA). Daigle will be honored November 3, 2018 at the fall JEA/NSPA national convention in Chicago, Illinois.


    High school senior and yearbook Editor-in-Chief Samantha DeMers and 2018 graduate Will Satler are National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) finalists in three categories:

    • Best Use of Social Media Reporting (new category): William Satler
    • Best Use of Social Media Promotion (new category): Samantha DeMers and William Satler
    • Portfolio of the Year (new category): William Satler


    Both the finalists and the winners will be recognized at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Nov. 1-4, 2018 in Chicago. The top winners in each category will receive plaques and the finalists will receive certificates.

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  • 27J Schools Demographic Update

    During the September 25 Board of Education meeting, Bob Templeton with Templeton Demographics presented information concerning the district enrollment growth trends. The presentation covered economic conditions in the Denver-metro area, enrollment growth and current and future residential development and growth. 


    Highlights include: new home sales in 27J have grown 30% in the past two years, groundwork is currently underway on approximately 10,900 lots within our District and enrollment in 27J is projected to reach over 22,000 by 2023. Demographic Update - September 2018

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  • Brighton High’s Ted Halbert Named to Prestigious NEA Global Fellowship

    Brighton High English Literature and Theater teacher Ted (Edward) Halbert has been selected by the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation to participate in the 2019 Global Learning Fellowship (GLF). The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship increases access to global training and experiences by providing global education professional development opportunities for K-12 public school educators. Read more.

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  • A familiar face at South Elementary will lead the school in 2018

    School District 27J is pleased to announce that former student and current South Elementary Assistant Principal Kristen Puzio has been selected to  take over as school Principal after Kay Collins retires at the end of the school year. Read more.

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  • Newly selected Brighton High Principal has worn many hats - student, alumna, teacher, Assistant Principal and now Principal

    School District 27J is proud to announce that Brighton High alumna and current Assistant Principal Shelly L. Genereux has been selected, from a competitive pool of candidates, to serve as the next Principal of Brighton High School. Read more.

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