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School District 27J is now 27J Schools! How are your New Year’s resolutions goi…

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School District 27J is now 27J Schools!

How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Our 2019 is off to a great start, thanks to our #NewYearNewLookNew27J.

Our #NewYearNewLook drives home who we are and who we serve. We are not just a district; we are the sum of all our member schools and the thousands of teaching and learning moments that happen in them every day. We are the students and families, teachers and administrators, bus drivers, custodians, support staff, and communities who are working together to guide the next generation on the path to becoming the leaders of tomorrow. We are 27J Schools.

We are still 27J. We’re still teaching all 18,000+ of our students in the Brighton-Commerce City-Thornton area knowledge, skills and attitudes for success, but with a new look and a new name that sets us apart, creates energy, and supports our recruiting efforts and the building of our reputation, inside and outside the areas we serve.

Along with our new name and look, we are also proud to present our redesigned and improved www.sd27j.org. We have rebuilt our site to make navigating it—on any device—and finding the information you need as simple as possible. In addition to making our site more mobile-friendly, we’ve reorganized so that the content you want fast—buttons for most visited pages, upcoming events and more—is right where you want it: readily-visible and waiting to be clicked.

We know change can be hard; afterall, that’s why we have New Year’s resolutions. They give us that extra motivation we need to push ourselves to become a better version of ourselves. We believe 27J Schools is a better version of ourselves. We hope you’ll agree.

– 27J Schools

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This week marked another first for 27J Schools and Brighton High School, SD27J: …

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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

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CoBiz Financial’s Biz Bash and the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation generously contributed the funding for dental equipment to make this project possible.



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We are #27JProud to report that in 2018, all five of our high schools saw an in…

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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!”

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Students at North Elementary were sporting their orange and blue yesterday to we…

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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!

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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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