• A 'diamond in the rough': Biner talks move to Fort Lupton High School

     “Other than the construction,” Fort Lupton High School principal John Biner cracks, “So far it's been an amazing place.”

    Biner is the new principal at Fort Lupton High School after serving 11 years at Brighton High School. He was the longest-tenured principal in the school's history. Biner replaced Marcia Hester, who stepped down to become director of instruction and learning for the Weld Re-8 district. So why did he leave?

  • FLHS registration Aug. 6-7

    Registration for Fort Lupton High School is from 8 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. 

    Call 303-857-7100 with questions.

  • Remembering Ken Homyak, a Fort Lupton educator

    Ken Homyak, who worked for the Weld Re-8 School District for 41 years, died July 15. 

    “Ken was a great guy,” said Fort Lupton resident Mary Ellen LeBlanc. “ I traveled with him and Elsie to Branson for a bank trip. Boy could those two dance.”

  • Honors for FLHS students

    Jessie Crowe and Kazin Hoff walked away from the Future Business Leaders of America national conference with awards.

    Crowe, a freshman, qualified for the nationals. Hoff, a sophomore, earned more community service hours than most do in four years, according to FLHS club chapter sponsor JoLynn Baral.

  • New FLHS principal wanted

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.