District News

  • Northeast Elementary celebrates 50th Anniversary on Jan. 10

    Northeast Elementary School is seeking former students, families, teachers, principals and staff members to celebrate 50 years of education. Northeast School will mark its 50th Anniversary at a community celebration on Thursday, Jan. 10, 4-7 p.m. at 1605 Longspeak St. in Brighton. Northeast Elementary was opened in 1968. Today the school serves 581 students in preschool through fifth grade. To enhance the 50th celebration, donations of past Northeast Elementary School yearbooks and other items from previous decades showing Northeast School mascots and colors are being sought from community members. If you have a Northeast yearbook to donate to the school, please call 303-655-2550. If you are a former Northeast Elementary student, principal, teacher or staff member planning to attend the event, please RSVP to Amy Strong at astrong@SD27J.net or call 303-655-2550.

     

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  • 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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  • Board of Education recognizes Reaching Out "Apprentice" Award recipients

    Everyone who has started a position or occupation begins as an Apprentice. That person usually has the knowledge of a subject, but actually learning the skills of the trade and the work environment is a new learning curve for that individual. Learning those subtle proficiencies that are needed to complete a project or interact with other people or students. The apprentice has learned from the master therefore can use those learned skills in other projects that will come in the future of the apprentice.

     

    With 27J’s “construction” theme for this school-year’s Reaching Out Awards, the Board of Education recognized employees who are new to the district or new to a different job position since July 1, 2017. 

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  • 27J celebrates Earth Day by announcing nearly 100 trees saved using Peachjar

    School District 27J is committed to environmental conservation. In an effort to better serve the community while saving trees, 27J switched to digital flyer delivery with Peachjar in 2017. Since its inception, 27J has saved 799,917 sheets of paper and 96 trees! Read more.

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  • 27J announces Britt Travis has been selected to serve as principal of Brantner Elementary

    27J Schools is pleased to announce that Britt Travis, current dean at Henderson Elementary School, has been selected to serve as the Principal at Brantner Elementary starting this July. Current Principal, Michele Saller recently accepted the position of principal at Vikan Middle. Read more.

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  • Colorado Dept. of Education recognizes two 27J schools for academic achievement

    27J Schools is pleased to announce that North Elementary in Brighton and Brantner Elementary in Thornton have been recognized by the Colorado Department of Education for outstanding academic achievement. Click to read more.

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  • Riverdale Ridge High receives $35,000 grant from Toyota USA Foundation and Project Lead the Way

    27J Schools is pleased to announce that Riverdale Ridge High, 27J’s newest high school slated to open in August 2018, has been awarded a three-year, $35,000 grant from Toyota USA Foundation and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to help fund their engineering program. For more information.  

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  • Secondary school schedule to change in fall 2018

    In a continued effort to actualize the ideal classroom learning experience, the Thinking Classroom, all 27J middle and high schools will start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. beginning fall 2018. The final schedule for all schools, including elementary, will be released by Spring Break (March 2018). For more information.

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  • 27J announces Brantner Elementary School principal accepted principal position at Vikan Middle School for 2018-2019 school year

    27J Schools is pleased to announce that Michele Saller, current principal at Brantner Elementary School, will take over for Trina Norris-Buck at Vikan Middle School starting this July when Ms. Norris-Buck assumes the role of principal at Rodger Quist Middle School in Thornton. Read more.

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  • 27J names current Vikan Middle School principal as new principal of Rodger Quist Middle School

    27J Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Trina Norris-Buck, currently principal at Vikan Middle School, as the principal of Rodger Quist Middle School in Thornton. Read more.

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  • Application process for Achieve Institute runs Jan. 6-Feb. 22

    Achieve Institute, School District 27J's program for gifted students, will accept applications for the 2018-2019 school year through Feb. 22. Achieve Institute serves gifted students in grades Kindergarten-5th at Pennock Elementary School and will serve 6th and 7th grade students at Vikan Middle School next year. For more information, call 720-685-7536.

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  • You're invited to join the School District 27J Facility Planning Advisory Committee!

    The FPAC is made up of parents, community members, school administrators and teachers, municipal planners, classified and certified employees and District staff.  Some of the responsibilities of the committee include reviewing enrollment projections for short and long range planning of future schools, evaluating and recommending school attendance area revisions and grade configurations, and evaluating and recommending names for new schools.

    Meetings are held every third Tuesday at the District Educational Service Center, 18551 E 160th Ave., Brighton, CO 80601.

    If you would like to be a part of the FPAC, have questions, or would like more information, please mail kmonti@sd27j.net or tdahlman@sd27j.net.

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  • School District 27J celebrates School Performance Framework gains

    School District 27J is celebrating the results from the Colorado Department of Education’s recent release of school and district accountability ratings. Read more.

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  • Join the 27J team

    School District 27J is hiring substitute teachers, kitchen workers and bus drivers. Come be part of the 27J team! Click here to apply

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