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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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.