• Migrant children attend summer program, festival

    Changing schools, learning a new town, and having to make new friends almost every year can make things difficult for the children of migrants to call any one place home. 

    Every summer, the Weld-Re8 school district puts on a weeklong migrant program to provide a sense of community and belonging to such children. About 45 migrant children from preschool to 12th grade participated in literacy, math, reading and writing classes and art, games, and crafts at Fort Lupton Middle School in this year’s program.

  • Final preschool/administration center price tag: $6.8 million

    The school district will pay up to $6.8 million for a new preschool/administration building and up to $9.3 million to remodel Fort Lupton High School, board members decided at a May 8 meeting.

    School board members said that the “guaranteed maximum price” would be $6,776,938 for a new, 20,000-square-foot preschool and administration center at the southeast corner of Fulton Avenue and Dexter Street and $9,269,848 for upgrades at the high school.

  • 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.”