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January 8, 2020
We hope you all enjoyed the holiday season...happy new year!
What is a Social Emotional Learning Specialist?
Thanks to Jeffco Voters, We Have Expanded Our Mental Health Supports
Fulfilling mental health needs in a district the size of Jeffco takes a mammoth effort. But our social emotional learning specialist (SELS) articulation coaches have such passion for their work, that effort comes with a love and enthusiasm that is second to none. Read more .
And With Further Thanks to Jeffco Voters, A Bond Update!
The third floor at Arvada High School has undergone an incredible transformation ! Many of their small classrooms were renovated to create larger and more flexible teaching spaces. These updated rooms meet the needs of Arvada's curriculum and teachers - giving them the flexibility to make the room fit their needs. You can learn more about construction projects happening across the district at  jeffcobuilds.org.
Jeffco Bright Futures Roadmap: A Vision for Early Childhood In Our County
Developed by a diverse group of Jefferson County leaders and stakeholders, including Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass, the Jeffco Bright Futures Roadmap reflects a shared community vision to best support the county’s children, prenatal through age eight, and their families. Read the Roadmap here .
AWESOME AWARDS!
Arvada West Music Teacher is Grammy Music Educator of the Year Top 10 Finalist
Chris Maunu has made it to the final round! Read more at Grammy.com ! Watch the announcement of the final 10 on CBS This Morning . Oh yeah, and this is the SECOND time he has been nominated.
Green Mountain Cross Country Wins Sportsmanship Award
The Paul John Davis Sportsmanship Award for 2019 has been given to Green Mountain High School Cross Country. This award symbolizes a philosophy that athletics is an integral part of the overall educational program, and that athletic participation fosters sportsmanship. It is given to honor schools displaying the qualities of honesty, fair play, cooperation, competitive spirit, and respect for the rules throughout their athletic program.
Columbine Students' Bird Feeder Project Wins Award
Michelle Gallagher's zoology class is doing a research project with Cornell University called Project FeederWatch...and they just won the first award of the year from Project FeederWatch for their work! Read more about it on  Project FeederWatch's Facebook Page !
Video from Jack: Empty Bowls for Hunger
Arvada High Invites the Community in For a Good Cause
Every year Arvada High School students and staff invite the community in for their Empty Bowls event. A nationwide fundraiser to help end hunger, this year's affair featured a new twist - a sharing, celebration, and demonstration of student work. Jeffco Public Schools Multimedia Journalist Jack Maher reports.
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