• Butler students get published

    Three lines, 17 syllables.

    Eight students at Butler Elementary in Fort Lupton will be honored on a national stage for their haiku poetry.

    Fourth-graders taught by Erin Jeffries submitted their writings to Young American Poetry Digest. Almost every student who submitted work had it chosen. The magazine publishes works from children throughout the nation.

  • Twombly Elementary Safety Patrollers awarded

    Fifth-grade students on Twombly Elementary School's Safety Patrol fifth were honored recently by the Fort Lupton police chief.

    Students help others with crosswalk duties, help people out of their cars and help smooth the general flow of traffic in the school's drop-off area throughout the year. They were honroed at a breakfast Tuesday, May 16, at the school.

  • Fort Lupton students build book boxes for community

    In Fort Lupton, a big idea revolves around little libraries.

    Students in engineering classes at Fort Lupton High School recently built 11 boxes to hold books for the Little Free Library project. Fort Lupton Public and School Library staffers and town workers will place filled boxes around town as well as in the Aristocrat Ranchettes neighborhood and in Wattenberg.

  • DECA students allege excessive punishment, unfair treatment by teacher

    Three Fort Lupton High School students met with school administrators recently to discuss what they felt was excessive disciplinary action from an adviser during a statewide DECA conference Feb. 28 in Colorado Springs.

    Marcos Balderas and David Navarro spoke to the Weld Re-8 board of education during a meeting Monday, April 24. They said they previously met with school faculty and administrators.

  • New school building costs continue to rise

    By Paul Albani-Burgio

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Weld Re-8 school district officials now want to spend $6.5 million onnew, 20,000-square-foot preschool and administrative building and related projects.

    Officials previously said they would spend $5.3 million on the building. The higher price would use funds to:


  • Aims-Fort Lupton celebrates Ag Day

    The Aims Community College Fort Lupton campus is the school’s hub of agricultural education - so it was natural that the campus would host an Agricultural Day celebration March 21.

    “We wanted to bring the community in,” said Amy McFarland, the school’s agriculture instructor. “Bring everyone in so we could show them what we’re all about.”

  • Weld Re-8 schools wants volunteers

    Weld Re-8 School District officials need your help with a bond expenditures oversight group.

    They’re looking for volunteers who can meet quarterly to help review expenditures related to bond funding approved by voters in November. Voters approved a $48.6 million construction and renovation bond to build:

  • Aims students celebrate 'Arty Gras'

    Students ate king cake and received a surprise visit from Arty the Aardvark as part of Aims Community College’s first “Arty Gras” celebration Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Fort Lupton campus, 260 College Ave.

    The student who found a plastic aardvark in the cake got to be king or queen for the day.

  • A cool drink from a pedal-fest

    About 60 students at Butler Elementary School, 411 S. McKinley Ave., submitted their best smoothie drink recipes as part of a schoolwide contest.

    Contest winners got to ride a special bike during lunch time to make one of the recipes.

    The winning smoothie for February was a blend of blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, spinach, milk and yogurt. The school will continue to serve up two smoothies a month as part of the National Football League’s Fuel up to Play 60 campaign.

  • Fort Lupton spelling bee winner heads to state meet

    Quest Academy seventh-grader Carlos Cisneros scrolled through a seemingly endless list of words on his cell phone at a spelling bee competition on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

    It was one last look just minutes before he joined five other middle-school students at the front of the room at Butler Elementary School for the district-wide Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    “I still feel nervous. I think I’ll do good,” Carlos Cisneros said.