• 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.

  • 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.”

  • Safety first at Twombly Elementary

              At least one day per week, fifth graders at Twombly Elementary School participates in Safety Patrol – greeting cars, opening doors for students and wishing parents a good day.

              The 30 students recently were honored for their participation in the volunteer program. They help with the flow of traffic at school in the mornings. Teams of five or six help others in the drop-off area to keep everything going well.

  • Bond funds could be used for district schools

              Money from a potential bond measure for a new Quest Academy building also would be used to spruce up all schools in the district, officials say.

               Architectural firm Hord Coplan Macht in Denver recently inspected each building in the district to assess needs and create a district-wide master plan. The firm recently was hired by the school board for $38,500 in advance of the potential bond election in November.

  • High school pool building may become something new

              Fort Lupton High School’s pool building at 300 Reynolds Street may soon be remodeled into something new.