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Education

  • Each Weld-Re8 student to receive over $500 more next school year

    Weld Re-8 school district is set to receive a funding boost in its next budget thanks to the state legislature.

    That was one piece of news board members received Monday, May 22 as Weld Re-8 school board held their final meeting of the school year at the district office.

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  • Butler students get published

    Three lines, 17 syllables.

    Eight students at Butler Elementary in Fort Lupton will be honored on a national stage for their haiku poetry.

    Fourth-graders taught by Erin Jeffries submitted their writings to Young American Poetry Digest. Almost every student who submitted work had it chosen. The magazine publishes works from children throughout the nation.

  • Twombly Elementary Safety Patrollers awarded

    Fifth-grade students on Twombly Elementary School's Safety Patrol fifth were honored recently by the Fort Lupton police chief.

    Students help others with crosswalk duties, help people out of their cars and help smooth the general flow of traffic in the school's drop-off area throughout the year. They were honroed at a breakfast Tuesday, May 16, at the school.

  • Fort Lupton students build book boxes for community

    In Fort Lupton, a big idea revolves around little libraries.

    Students in engineering classes at Fort Lupton High School recently built 11 boxes to hold books for the Little Free Library project. Fort Lupton Public and School Library staffers and town workers will place filled boxes around town as well as in the Aristocrat Ranchettes neighborhood and in Wattenberg.

  • DECA students allege excessive punishment, unfair treatment by teacher

    Three Fort Lupton High School students met with school administrators recently to discuss what they felt was excessive disciplinary action from an adviser during a statewide DECA conference Feb. 28 in Colorado Springs.

    Marcos Balderas and David Navarro spoke to the Weld Re-8 board of education during a meeting Monday, April 24. They said they previously met with school faculty and administrators.

  • New school building costs continue to rise

    By Paul Albani-Burgio

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Weld Re-8 school district officials now want to spend $6.5 million onnew, 20,000-square-foot preschool and administrative building and related projects.

    Officials previously said they would spend $5.3 million on the building. The higher price would use funds to:

     

  • Aims-Fort Lupton celebrates Ag Day

    The Aims Community College Fort Lupton campus is the school’s hub of agricultural education - so it was natural that the campus would host an Agricultural Day celebration March 21.

    “We wanted to bring the community in,” said Amy McFarland, the school’s agriculture instructor. “Bring everyone in so we could show them what we’re all about.”

  • Weld Re-8 schools wants volunteers

    Weld Re-8 School District officials need your help with a bond expenditures oversight group.

    They’re looking for volunteers who can meet quarterly to help review expenditures related to bond funding approved by voters in November. Voters approved a $48.6 million construction and renovation bond to build:

  • Aims students celebrate 'Arty Gras'

    Students ate king cake and received a surprise visit from Arty the Aardvark as part of Aims Community College’s first “Arty Gras” celebration Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Fort Lupton campus, 260 College Ave.

    The student who found a plastic aardvark in the cake got to be king or queen for the day.