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Education

  • School board approves safety committee

    School board members plan to create a safety committee for Fort Lupton schools, following two consecutive days of lockdowns at Fort Lupton High School in February and several national school shootings.

    Parents at a March town hall meeting called for school safety audits and fundraising to pay for structural improvements to improve overall safety in schools- such as metal detectors and new doors.

  • Turning lemons into lemonade

    Twombly Elementary School second-graders hosted a lemonade stand to raise money to help fight childhood cancer Friday, April 6. The stand is part of a project called the “Great Lemonade War,” inspired by childhood cancer victim Alexandra Scott. 

    Scott raised $2,000 in her first lemonade fundraiser, which she held when she was 4. By the time she died in 2004, Scott had raised $1 million. 

  • School ends early – May 16 – for some

    Because of ongoing construction, Twombly and Butler elementary schools will close for the year Wednesday, May 16. So will Quest Academy.

    Little Trappers Preschool, Fort Lupton Middle School and Fort Lupton High School close Friday, May 18.

  • Two FHS students honored for scholarships at banquet

    Frederick High School students Bionca Bauer and Lilliana Nieves-Martin earned scholarships at the 30th annual Hispanic Education Banquet.

  • New FLHS principal wanted

    School officials are looking for a new principal for Fort Lupton High School, and they want your help.

  • Weld Re-8 school board creates boundary for Quest Academy

    Students who live within a new school boundary will get first dibs on going to the new Ken Homyak PK-8 school at 3927 York St., Dacono, when it opens in the fall.

    All other students in the Weld Re-8 School District can choose to go to the school, too, if any openings remain. The new school is expected to hold 520 students, almost triple the number currently enrolled at Quest Academy, 3100 Sweetgrass Parkway.

  • Second-graders ask city council for bike lanes

    It’s not often you see a 7-year-old speak before a city council, but even more rare is when that second-grader calls for change to his or her community.

  • Hoff wants high schoolers to buckle up, drive smart

    Car safety is an issue that hits home especially hard for Fort Lupton High School Assistant Principal Jeffrey Hoff.

    His late son, 14-year-old Gavin Hoff, died in a car accident in 2016 despite wearing his seat belt.

  • School district discusses safety committee

    In an effort to improve safety coordinating at its schools, Weld Re-8 staff is considering instituting a school safety committee. What that board will exactly look like and do, is at this point, anyone’s guess.

    “We have to be clear on the committee goals, because otherwise, everything will be tit-for-tat,” said school board member Michelle Bettger.

  • Butler and Middle School construction price tag: $5.2 million

    Butler Elementary School and Fort Lupton Middle School are scheduled to receive $5.25 million in upgrade work – including safety upgrades – this summer. 

    The Weld Re-8 school board recently approved a $5,254,910 guaranteed maximum price tag for work that’s expected to include new flooring, roofing, masonry, plumbing and painting at both schools. The money comes from a $48.6 million capital bond approved by voters in 2016.