The spirit of giving could be seen throughout schools in the 27J District during the holiday season. From an Angel Tree at West Ridge Elementary School to a toy drive by Brighton High staff and students for the Brighton Shopneck Boys and Girls Club–caring for others was a theme throughout 27J schools in the month of December.
Second Creek Elementary students made more than 100 care bags for people who are homeless. The bags were distributed in the Commerce City and Brighton areas by Second Creek families and with the help of local organizations that work with the homeless.
In a very special giving program, staff and students at Brantner Elementary School sponsored a giving tree to provide holiday gifts to students at South Elementary School. Stuart Middle School also had a Giving Tree program at their school. In total, 82 gifts were donated to 20 Stuart families in need this holiday season.
At Henderson Elementary, students in the Before and After School program called Hendercare, participated in two community service projects. They collected new and used toys for a Kiwanis toy drive, and student also made homemade scarves for homeless people in Brighton. The scarves are being distributed to people in need by the Brighton Police Department.
This week marked another first for 27J Schools and Brighton High School, SD27J: …
This week marked another first for 27J Schools and Brighton High School, SD27J: the offering of dental services in school!
Brighton High’s school-based health center–a resource made possible through our collaboration with Kids First Health Care, Salud Family Health Centers, and Community Reach Center–will now offer students preventive dental services once a week, provided by Salud.
“For those of us in the dental field, we know that for high schoolers, oral health isn’t always at the top of the priority list,” said Ethan Kerns, DDS, Salud’s Chief Dental Officer. “We know that performance in school does falter when they’re having dental pain. If we can come to the school, make the kids more comfortable, reduce barriers to parents taking time off of work and students missing school, and help their performance, it’s really a win for everybody.”
More information about the new dental services offerings and BHS’s school-based health center can be found at: bit.ly/2MhbwEP
CoBiz Financial’s Biz Bash and the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation generously contributed the funding for dental equipment to make this project possible.
We are #27JProud to report that in 2018, all five of our high schools saw an in…
We are #27JProud to report that in 2018, all five of our high schools saw an increase in graduation rates and, overall, outperformed the state average!
The Colorado Department of Education recently announced that state-wide the four-year graduation rate increased from 79 to 80.7 percent for the class of 2018. Here in 27J we saw our rate increase from 77.4 to 81.5 percent in 2018 (4.1 percent growth)!
“I could not be more proud of the progress we continue to make in our graduation rates year over year,” said 27J Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Fiedler.
“There is still much work to be done to ensure that all students earn a diploma and demonstrate that they have the skills and knowledge to prepare them for future success. However, we certainly want to acknowledge and celebrate the Class of 2018, their families, and the dedicated and talented adults that were a part of their educational journey in 27J Schools, as we continue to work towards being the schools and school district that our community can believe in most!”
Students at North Elementary were sporting their orange and blue yesterday to we…
Students at North Elementary were sporting their orange and blue yesterday to welcome a special guest: Miles the Mascot!
The Denver Broncos and Miles visited North Elementary because of the school’s participation in the Fuel Up to Play 60 school-wellness program, with support from Dairy MAX. At North, the program is headed up by their own Miles, Physical Education teacher Miles Higginbotham.
Miles the Mascot had students and teachers cheering for the Denver Broncos, dancing to songs about making healthy food choices and talking by video to Broncos players and cheerleaders.
Thanks for stopping by, Miles the Mascot, come back anytime!
Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages students, with support from educators, to improve the health and wellness environments of their school. Since its launch in 2009, more than 1,500 Colorado schools have joined in to create healthy changes in their schools and communities.
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