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Education

  • LAEF scholarships deadline Oct. 31

    Scholarships are available for high school students from the Latin American Education Foundation.
    The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 31. The application requires several written components and uploaded documents. It’s open to all Colorado residents of Hispanic origin or actively involved in the Hispanic community. The minimum grade point average for consideration is 3.0.
    Call 303-446-0541 or email RRangel@LLAEF.org for more information.
     

  • School funding measure passes by 40 votes

    Voters approved a $48.6 million bond measure for Weld Re-8 schools, a measure that wasn’t decided until the waning hours of election night.

    The vote on the 3E ballot measure was too close to call through much of the night, with less than a 1 percent margin. In early voting, it appeared the measure would not pass, but with all of the votes counted, it was approved by just 40 votes.

  • Clown threat is a hoax, say PVHS officials

    Prairie View High School officials said threats from clowns are unfounded.

    In a Sept. 27 tweet, the school said even though students and staff may be seeking information from social media, the school is not aware of any such threats.

    "We are not aware of any such calls in our district," the tweet said. "Classes are continuing as normal. None of these threats received by other school districts have been credible by law enforcement officials."

  • Warriors strut their stuff in homecoming parade

    Frederick's annual homecoming parade provided a lively start to the balance of the Warriors' celebration this weekend.

    After the parade wound through downtown and out toward the school, there was a communiuty barbecue with plenty og good and entertainment.

    The big item on the agenda was the Warriors' homecoming football game against Northridge. The second-biggest item on the agenda is the Warriors' homecoming dance Sept. 24.

  • Student mentors help new freshmen at FLHS

    It was the last Friday of summer vacation.

    While the hot summer day signaled the end of the three-month break, dozens of local students were already roaming the halls at Fort Lupton High School.

    They came for a freshman orientation – students making that leap from middle school to the new world of high school and, by most measures, young adulthood.

    Since the transition can be a bit daunting, high school counselor Michael Sena worked with school staff members, juniors and seniors to organize the orientation event.

  • Frederick sends class of 2016 onto real word

    FREDERICK – Almost 200 members of the Frederick High School class of 2016 received their diplomas during commencement exercises May 28 on the school's football field.

    It also was the last graduation program for FHS principal Pete Vargas. He resigned, effective at the end of the school year, and will become the new principal at Pueblo East High School next fall.

    We'll have more on the ceremony and the speeches in the June 1 issue of the Fort Lupton Press.

  • Two Fort Lupton seniors shine as top of their class

    Fort Lupton High School seniors Vanessa Macias and Gisel Gonzales have been named valedictorian and salutatorian.

    Macias plans to attend the University of Denver and has not yet picked her major.

    “I really like how the classes are 20 (people) or less,” Macias said. “I like how it’s quarters instead of semesters. And, it’s not too far from home.”

    Macias played high school soccer and enjoys math. It takes hard work to succeed in school, she said.

  • Future superintendent gets roasted by colleagues

    A “roast and toast” for Fort Lupton High School principal Alan Kaylor last week was full of jokes and affection.

    Kaylor will become school district superintendent on July 1.

    Friday afternoon, friends, family and co-workers gathered for a barbecue bash to celebrate Kaylor’s exit from the high school.

  • Some high school fees are on the rise

              Some student fees are expected to go up for the 2016-17 school year at Fort Lupton High School.

  • High school band students recognized for achievements

              Five members of Fort Lupton High School received Honors Band recognitions this year, and were honored as outstanding students by the Weld Re-8 school board.

              Tamiko Okawah plays bass clarinet. As a freshman, Okawah beat seven other high school students, most of them juniors and seniors, to earn her post in honor band. Okawah recently won a second place award in solo ensemble.