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Littleton High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I've learned how to be a good person more about what I love and hate. I want to spread inclusivity. I want to be a good role model and be the sort of person that everyone can find a friend in. I want … more

Q&A with Zach Maguire, Littleton High School graduate

I did soccer all four years. I was the captain of the soccer team. I also did National Honors Society, Greenhouse Club and Ultimate Frisbee. What are your plans after graduation? I’m going to the … more

Q&A with Bryson Franck, Heritage High School graduate

I was on the varsity cheerleading team for three years, and was captain the last year. I was on the Ambassador executive leadership team. We helped out at school events and conferences, and also … more

Heritage High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

While at Heritage, I've gotten to see a wide variety of personalities and values. This has helped me be better prepared to work in groups and accept different viewpoints and outcomes later in life. … more

Cherry Creek High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

One of the biggest takeaways I have is to never give up. Just when things start to seem impossible is right when you should push through if you want to be successful. I have also learned how … more

Arapahoe High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

The most important thing I learned in high school is that you should always ask for help because you can't do everything alone. I always thought I could handle everything by myself. It didn't take me … more

Q&A with Allie Wennerstrom, Arapahoe High School graduate

I was part of the unified basketball program that’s been here for over 15 years. I was also a part of the swim team and cross country. My junior year I helped start the unified track team for the … more

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

Littleton Public Schools cancels classes on April 27 as teachers rally at Capitol

Littleton Public Schools is canceling all classes on April 27 after a flurry of teacher absentee requests to attend rallies at the state Capitol calling for increased education funding. Child-care … more

The positives: keeping in touch, finding support

With an enrollment that surpasses 2,000 kids, it’s unlikely Brett Siebert will run into friends between classes as he rushes through the busy hallways at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. To … more

Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … more

‘Survive today and have an amazing future’

As students trickle into Bas Wolf’s classroom at Highlands Ranch High School, he greets each one by name, asks how they are. Sometimes, a hug accompanies the greeting. “Star Wars” posters, … more

How to help kids manage the digital world

The answer isn’t simple, but educators and mental health professionals agree that steps can be taken to combat the adverse affects of social media use. Setting screen time limits, along with … more

Littleton teachers rally for school funding

Teachers across Littleton Public Schools joined colleagues statewide advocating for better school funding on April 16, holding a brief before-school rally to drum up support for what they call needed … more

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it … more

Women engineering into the future

Wendy Weiman’s high school counselors suggested social work as a good career for her. But even as a child, Weiman knew she wanted to become an engineer. And as she got older, her curiosity for how … more

Arapaho tribe visits, blesses namesake school

Members of the Arapaho tribe paid a visit to the local high school that bears their name on March 23, performing traditional dances and offering blessings to renew their relationship to the school in … more

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to … more
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