What a year it has been! Students completed the first tiny house and began building the second one. Resource closets expanded to 37 schools. The I See Me Mentoring program launched. Staff impacted by the Marshall Fire and newcomers were provided with support. And so much more!  

Because of YOU, the Five Star Education Foundation says YES more often.

Thanks to our donors, the Five Star Education Foundation ensures that ALL students hear their voices through a $15,000 investment in diverse books for Adams 12 Five Star Schools libraries. This initiative will help our students learn more about each other, learn to respect other cultures and our newcomer students, and build a sense of community within the Adams 12 district.

YES Fund Fall 2022

Since launching the YES Fund at the beginning of the semester, the Foundation has awarded over 20 applications with support. With a focus on career and learning readiness, teachers were able to fill their classrooms with more tools and technology to help their students grow. To highlight a few success stories, here are the winners' stories from left to right in the picture:

  • Amanda Praska’s 7th grade math class at Northglenn Middle School received a visit from Board Member Joy Rollins with $500 YES Fund support that will ensure ALL students have the appropriate calculators to learn their skills!

  • Foundation Board Member Priscilla Mancosky got to play Santa Claus by stopping by music teacher Jared Crump-Bertram's classroom at Century Middle School with $900 in funds to launch students on their music exploration pathway with lessons from professional musicians!

  • YES Fund Committee member and retired teacher, Debbie Darvill, delivered a holiday treat in the form of a YES Fund Grant to Melissa Murphy and her class at Coyote Ridge. This new teacher got a big boost in their Destination Imagination program with this $1,000 gift from our donors!


  • Board member Jay Lopez got to deliver a couple of YES Fund checks to these lucky classrooms at Coronado Hills Elementary School:
  • Music Teacher Ryan Guerrieri received $1425 to buy special 3-string guitars perfect for little hands to learn chords! These will help motivate and ignite a passion for music with students. This will also launch a guitar club at school!
  • K-5 Art Teacher and District Elementary Art Coordinator, Faith Donaldson, poses with her YES Fund check for $650 to purchase a new projector for visual arts classes.

Congratulations to our Fall YES Fund winners!

To learn more about YES Fund, check out our website.

Avalanche Games this Spring

The Avalanche is partnering with the Foundation to give Adams 12 Five Star Schools students support. Every ticket sold supports our students!

Check out games here.

There is still time to give in 2022!

The Five Star Education Foundation will put your dollars to work immediately to invest in student success. 

An investment today makes for a brighter future tomorrow!

Your year-end gift directly impacts our ability to support the staff and students in Adams 12 in a timely and meaningful way.