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Education

  • More than 100 show support for Kaylor

    More than 100 residents packed the Fort Lupton High School auditorium to voice often raucous support for Alan Kaylor, the Weld Re-8 superintendent, at a school board meeting Monday, Sept. 25.

    Earlier in the day, a person associated with the school district said school board members might ask Kaylor for his resignation at the meeting without explaining why.

  • Weld Re-8 school district receives low performance marks

    Colorado Department of Education “report cards” for school districts

    Data is compiled from state standardized tests

    1. Exceeds state academic standards and expectations

    1 Meets state academic standards and expectations

    2 Approaching state academic standards and expectations

    3 Does not meet state academic standards and expectations

  • School board discusses hiring policies

    School board members held a special, closed-door meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, to discuss "employee issues" after they complained at a meeting earlier this month about personnel changes made this summer.

    School board president Carol McDermott declined to give details of what took place in the meeting, which was more than 2 1/2 hours long.

  • Weld Re-8 to host "sexting" forum

    Weld County officials want teenagers and parents to learn about a new Colorado law about juvenile "sexting" that goes into effect in January.

    The Weld County District Attorney's Office and Weld Re-8 school district officials will discuss the new law at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the Fort Lupton Middle School Auditorium, 201 S. McKinley Ave. Weld County officials plan to hold similar information sessions about the law at schools around the county from Johnstown to Greeley.

  • Aims officials criticize DACA plan

     Aims Community College trustees spoke out recently against President Donald Trump’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

    Aims has 69 DACA students going to school at its four campuses in Greeley, Fort Lupton, Windsor and Loveland. School officials did not break out how many of those students go to school in Fort Lupton.

  • Cartoon theme marks FLHS homecoming week

    If you like cartoons from the past 50 or 60 years, then this year's homecoming festivities at Fort Lupton High School are just right for you.

    "Cartoons through the Decades" is the theme for this year's homecoming. Suggested wardrobe is pajamas (Monday, Sept. 11); dress in your favorite cartoon T-shirt (Tuesday, Sept. 12); dress like a hippie (Wednesday, Sept. 13); dress like the 1980s (Thursday, Sept. 14); and dress in Bluedevil gear (Friday, Sept. 15).

  • Little libraries turn a new page in Fort Lupton

    Librarians are looking for a home for a “little library” around Mountview Avenue in northeast Fort Lupton and around the Quest K-8 Academy in Dacono.

    The seven wooden boxes around town offer books in English and Spanish to readers who can’t make it to Fort Lupton Public and School Library at 425 S. Denver Ave.

  • Return to school means more students, traffic

    Police warn drivers to watch for students at crosswalks and busy intersections – especially for back-to-school traffic.

     “If there’s no crossing on the scene, watch for the younger ones,” said Fort Lupton Police Officer Randy Curameng.

  • School board race heats up

    Two current Weld Re-8 School Board members are running for re-election, and a newcomer is running for another seat.

    Heather Taylor and Janice Wilkin board members currently are running unapposed. Taylor, who represents District D and was appointed to her current role in January 2016, is running for a two-year term. District C member Wilkin was elected in 2013, and is vying for a four-year term.

  • Workers finish first round of FLHS upgrades

    Workers are finished with the first round of a $9.3 million upgrade at Fort Lupton High School – just in time for school to start.

    Construction workers from Haselden Construction in Centennial built a new parking lot, replaced the roof, painted the core areas inside the school. They also made other improvements, including installing a new heating and cooling system, installing new energy-saving lighting in the “commons,” remodeling science classrooms and the auditorium, and replacing existing chairs and tables.