Cameron Bell , Executive Director, Media Relations & Public Information
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February 5, 2020
February means we're getting very close to construction season ! Visit Jeffco Builds to read about what's coming for Jeffco Public Schools bond construction in 2020!
It's School Counseling Week
We recognize the vital role our school counselors play in our schools, and thank them for their service to our students. Here are a few stories highlighting this work in Jeffco schools:
Facebook Live: Talking Ed with Superintendent Dr. Glass
A Talk with School Counselors (2/4/20)
Yesterday, Dr. Glass sat down with three school counselors and our school counselor coordinator to discuss the responsibilities of a school counselor - it's not what it used to be! Watch here .
Inside the World of Social Emotional Learning Specialists (SELs)
Take a look inside a day-in-the-life of one SEL, a highly trained mental health professional who helps manage the day-to-day ups and downs any student can experience.
Supporting Students and Staff with Passion and Pride
Fulfilling the social and emotional learning needs and student mental health in a district the size of Jeffco takes a mammoth effort. Read about how Jeffco's social emotional learning specialist (SELS) coaches have such passion for their work, the effort comes with a love and enthusiasm that is second to none.
Pirate the Wonder Dog
Sometimes a school counselor brings in a little extra help! Meet Pirate , who provides support for students at Everitt Middle School.
Suicide Prevention Programs and Resources
Take a look at this edition of Chalk Talk , which features an article and links uplifting our district's suicide prevention programs and resources.
Read more about all of our mental health services here .
My Name is Cassidy Hines and I am a Race Car Driver: Arvada Student Champ
Meet Cassidy, an Arvada High student and world champion race car driver! Be sure take a look at the brand new documentary on her website , in the Fan Zone.
It's Our Next Adapted Athletics Day - Middle and High School Hockey!
South area, Tuesday, February 11 @ B ear Creek High School 
Participating schools: Bear Creek HS, Chatfield HS, Columbine HS, Conifer HS, Lakewood HS, Miller School and Creighton MS, Deer Creek MS, Ken Caryl MS, and West Jeff MS Flyer

North area, Thursday, February 13 @ A lameda High School
Participating schools: Alameda HS, Arvada HS, Arvada West HS, Jefferson HS, Pomona HS, Ralston Valley HS, Standley Lake HS, Wheat Ridge HS and Alameda (JR), Arvada K-8, Jefferson (JR), Everitt MS, Moore MS, Sobesky Academy, and Wayne Carle MS Flyer
Make-A-Wish Event at Ralston Valley High
Thursday, February 6, 8a
Special Guest: Wish Kid Alexandra
This week is Make-A-Wish Week at Ralston Valley High - their 8th year partnering with Make-A-Wish Colorado. Student Government has set a goal of $40k! This year, the assembly will feature pie (for administrator's faces!), princess entertainment for Alexandra, and a performance from a previous Wish Kid! See more here , here , and here .
Student Interns Travel to Washington D.C. for Annual National Leadership Forum
Fourteen youth research interns from Lakewood High, together with the Jefferson County Communities that Care organization, headed to our nation's capital to speak about the challenges today's teens face like substance misuse, relationship violence, and anxiety. Read their travel blog here.
Video from Jack: Jeffcon - Transform 2020
As we shared with you in previous Media Tips, our district held a one-of-a-kind event for students this past Friday. Jeffco's IT department hosts this day of interactive sessions and presentations to enlighten students interested in technology.  Jeffco Public Schools Multimedia Journalist Jack Maher reports.
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