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Littleton Public Schools: What the new grads are saying

Littleton High School Emma Slenkovich What will you always remember about your time in high school? I will always remember how hard I have worked. Although high school was a time full of many changes … more

A world full of options

The options are endless. Options Secondary Program graduated 28 seniors on May 21, and students from Littleton Public Schools' alternative high school program have lots of choices ahead of them. “A … more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from … more

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are … more

Documents reveal dispute between sheriff's office, STEM over resource officer contract

Documents distributed as part of a news release by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on May 10 show disagreement, and some underlying tension, led to the discontinuation of a contract that provided … more

STEM denies allegations made by anonymous parent

The executive director of STEM School Highlands Ranch adamantly denies allegations made by an anonymous school parent that the school's climate and culture are out of control. "I can't even fathom … more

STEM School students walk out of shooting vigil amid frustration

A vigil that brought politicians, activists and several hundred students and parents to Highlands Ranch High School after the nearby STEM School shooting devolved into chaos and chants, with many students expressing frustration with the event’s political overtones on gun policy. more

Multiple students injured, one killed in shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch

Eight students were wounded and one was killed in a shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The two suspects were in custody. more

Colorado students awarded Boettcher scholarships

Graduating seniors in the Colorado Community Media coverage area are among those named 2019 Boettcher Foundation Scholars, according to a news release from the foundation. “The Boettcher Foundation … more

Arapahoe High community pushes back against accusations

Hundreds packed the Arapahoe High School theater on May 2 for a special meeting to discuss a group's allegations that the school has a toxic culture that prioritizes high achievers and disregards … more

Littleton Public Schools provides free summer meals

One in six children in Colorado don't have access to foods needed to thrive, according to a news release from Littleton Public Schools Nutrition Services. Kids who miss out on proper nutrition during … more

Bringing nonprofits together in Colorado

A new nonprofit created by three Colorado philanthropists aims to help children throughout their school careers and beyond by bringing other nonprofit organizations together. PIVOT — founded by … more

New bill defines community schools in Colorado

Gov. Polis signs Community School Bill On April 8, Gov. Jared Polis signed SB 19-102, or the Community Schools Bill, into law. The bill defines a community school and allows public schools to include … more

Arapahoe High culture, leadership face scrutiny

Dozens of comments attributed to students, parents and teachers at Arapahoe High School allege the school has an image-driven culture that lionizes athletes and high achievers and leaves others to … more

Denver Public Schools addresses students' needs after metro area closure

After a threat caused schools around the Front Range to close for a day, Denver Public Schools and mental health providers turned their focus to the needs of students. DPS joined other districts … more

Students react to threat: ''I feel safe in my school, but all the news makes it scary'

With the day off from school, 16-year-old Arapahoe High School students Ava Jones and Samantha Knox spent time at the coffee shop across the street. “Every year, something bad has happened,” Knox … more

FBI: "No longer a threat to the community"

Shortly after noon today, multiple Jefferson County School District schools were placed on lockout — meaning business as usual within buildings but all access in and out of school buildings is … more

For Littleton Public Schools, security evolves

Littleton Public Schools is often recognized as a national leader in school security, says Guy Grace, the district’s director of security and emergency planning. But when the Columbine tragedy hit … more

Arapahoe High community 'honors loved ones lost' at suicide-prevention walk

The push to end stigma around talking about mental health had several hundred boots on the ground carrying the message in the Arapahoe High School neighborhood. “By walking with us, you honor the … more
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