Cameron Bell , Executive Director, Media Relations & Public Information
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May 20, 2020
It's the Last Week of School
This Friday, May 22, is the last day of the 2019-20 school year.
And it was one for the books!
Jeffco Stadium and NACC Set to Light Up the Night
Thu., Fri., and Sat. - May 21, 22, and 23
Jeffco Stadium   (6th Ave. and Kipling St., Lakewood) will turn on its lights at 8:30 pm on May 21, 22, and 23. On May 21, the symbolic lighting will honor the Colorado state track meet which would have started that day at Jeffco Stadium. This event has been hosted by Jeffco for 34 years and will be dearly missed. The Stadium just celebrated its 60th season.

On Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23,  Jeffco Stadium  will light up at 8:30 pm to recognize Jeffco's Class of 2020 and the student-athletes who missed out on their spring season after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled all such activities.

The   NAAC   (HWY 93 and 64th Pkwy., Arvada) will turn on its lights at 8:30 pm Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 to honor Jeffco's Class of 2020 and our student-athletes.

More celebrations...
We have asked our community to share their graduation celebrations on social media, and to use #JeffcoGrads2020 - check out that hashtag and see our amazing seniors celebrate in unique ways!
Jeffco Honors Employees with Annual Values Awards Recognition
Jeffco Public Schools conducted its annual Values Awards employee recognition program this spring. The Values Awards recognizes members of TeamJeffco for demonstrating Entrepreneurial Spirit, Exemplary Performance, Integrity, Teamwork, and Valuing People. Winners are selected by their peers at each school and within each department, and total around 600. Normally, winners attend a recognition reception, however current circumstances meant taking a different approach to honoring these dedicated staff. Read more about this year's winners here .
Fall 2020 Restart Planning
Jeffco leadership and staff are currently collaborating to create our Restart Model for fall 2020. A draft was presented to the Board on May 13. Jeffco Public Schools is committed to restoring some version of in-person learning in August. We will be sharing our Restart Model in the Friday, May 22 Community Update (sent also to our media list) and seeking community feedback in the following weeks.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Jeffco's Focus is on Cultivating Resilience
Week three's theme is Cultivating Gratitude. Read more on our new  Jeffco Strengths family web page.
Video from Jack: When You're a Jet or a Shark...or a Tiger?
Lakewood High stages an elaborate production of West Side Story . Jeffco Public Schools Multimedia Journalist Jack Maher has the first of this two part story. #Jeffco
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