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Education

  • Gifted & Talented students celebrate end of the school year
  • Architect firm chosen to design new Quest Academy

             Architect Adele Willson will soon get the chance to dream big, really big, for the Weld Re-8 school district.

             Willson works for Denver-based Hord Coplan Macht, the architectural firm hired for $38,500 to design blueprints for a new Quest Academy K-8 school. The firm also may update facilities across the school district.

  • School officials make new blizzard policy

             About a month after a blizzard ripped through the Front Range, the Weld Re-8 school district has changed its weather-related school cancellation policy.

             Many parents criticized the school district for not cancelling school until midday on March 23. A blizzard rolled in around 7:15 that morning, after Weld Re-8 school buses were on the road gathering students.

  • That was a haiku!

                Mrs. Jeffries’ fourth-grade class celebrated national poetry month by publishing some poetry in a national journal.

                After learning how to write haiku for a creative writing unit, Erin Jeffries’ class submitted its best work to the Young American Poetry Digest. Of the submissions, 24 fourth-graders had their work accepted.

  • FLMS winner of 'Game Plan for Success' contest

    Fort Lupton Middle School will entertain a special guest April 22. She is Megan Rapinoe, a member of the U.S. Women's soccer team that won the World Cup last summer.

    Rapinoe will be at the school to present a $5,000 check as the winner of the state's "Game Plan for Success" contest on behalf of Be a learning Hero.

  • Comics come to life in Fort Lupton play

                Comic books: the perfect medium for the classic tale of good versus evil.

                What would happen if those characters came to life?

                You can find out on Thursday when the Fort Lupton High School drama club presents “Adventures of a Comic Book Artist.”

  • FLMS wins 'Game Plan for Success' contest

             Fort Lupton Middle School students got a visit from professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe on April 22.

  • New Fort Lupton High School principal has longevity plan

                FORT LUPTON — Newly chosen Fort Lupton High School principal Marcia Hester says she plans to bring continuity to the top job at the high school after years of change.

                Four different principals have come and gone since she started working at the high school as assistant principal five years ago, Hester said. Teacher turnover also has been a problem.

  • $35 million school question would cost homeowners about $20

                FORT LUPTON — Homeowners would pay about $20 in additional property tax annually for home valued at $100,000, if a proposed $35 million school ballot question passes.

                Weld Re-8 school district officials recently hired investment bank firm George K. Baum and Co. in Denver to calculate how much additional tax homeowners would pay if the proposed bond issue passes in November.

  • Wanted: Architect to draw up plans for new Dacono school

    FORT LUPTON — Weld Re-8 school district officials are on the hunt for an architect firm to draw up plans for a possible new Quest Academy school.

             Officials may choose the architect firm at the end of March to draw up plans for the new pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school in Dacono’s Sweetgrass subdivision, said John Hoag, school district superintendent. The school currently is housed in a series of modular buildings on neighborhood land donated by the developer.