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Douglas County seeks to invalidate Tri-County Health school mask rules

Douglas County commissioners are seeking to overturn the Tri-County Health Department’s recently-approved school mask rules by having their attorney raise objections … more

Valor Christian students hold protest in support of gay former coach

A student-organized walkout was held at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch voicing support for former volleyball coach Inoke Tonga, who said he was forced to quit because he is gay. more

Coach claims Valor Christian forced him out for being gay

Inoke Tonga, until recently the volleyball coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, claimed through social media that he was forced to leave his job because he is gay. more

Clear Creek schools are back in session

We are back! By the time you read this, students will be back in classrooms, or outside on a trail or in some other interesting place learning. Before students returned, educators spent time learning … more

Clear Creek school board briefs

Masks required in Clear Creek schools As Clear Creek schools start the new year this week, everyone in the district’s four buildings will be required to wear masks. The exceptions are when students … more

‘New kids, new year, new ideas’

While Clear Creek students and teachers might be back at school now, last week’s Back to School Nights throughout the county offered a glimpse of the 2021-22 school year. Carlson Elementary’s … more

Anxiety over the new school year grows during pandemic

When starting a new school year in a new grade with a new teacher, it is common to face first-day jitters. However, experts say back-to-school anxiety in 2021 is elevated due to continuously changing … more

How metro Denver school districts differ on COVID-19 mask rules

Colorado's public-health department released new K-12 school COVID-19 guidelines in late July, but the new guidance “does not constitute statewide requirements,” a state news release … more

Cherry Creek School District 'strongly encourages' but doesn't require masks

After concerns about the Delta coronavirus variant drove new federal guidelines for mask-wearing indoors for all people in certain areas — regardless of vaccination status — the Cherry Creek … more

Englewood Schools to require masks indoors, vaccinated or not, as classes begin

Englewood Schools will require the wearing of masks by all students, visitors and staff inside its schools this fall, regardless of whether a person is vaccinated for COVID-19 or not. more

Explaining a $33 million bond proposal

Clear Creek residents asked a host of questions at community meetings in the last two weeks to get a better understanding of the condition of Clear Creek School District buildings and of the $33 … more

Bright Students, Bright Halls

The 2021-22 school year will be one of one newness and freshness at Carlson Elementary. Not only does the school have a new principal, but some of its interior will have a new energy. Principal … more

Another avenue for RRCC students to further higher education

Graphic Design and Print Production students at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) now have another way to apply their Associates Degree credits toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree. RRCC and … more

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with … more

King-Murphy gets security upgrades

King-Murphy Elementary School received about $24,000 in security upgrades thanks to a grant from Convergint Technologies. King-Murphy was one of two schools in Colorado to be picked for the … more

Ready, set, play at Carlson playground!

Carlson Elementary School’s new playground opens to the public on July 10. The playground is available this summer from dawn until dusk on weekends and after the Kidz Korner program finishes at … more

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school … more

School board OKs pay raises for staff

Clear Creek School District employees will get a 3.5% pay raise for the 2021-22 school year. That means a teacher with a bachelor’s degree and no experience will make $38,709. The salary increase … more

School district plans community meetings

Clear Creek School District officials plan to host community meetings starting in mid-July to explain why they want to ask voters for a $33 million bond in November and to get feedback. Dates and … more

Digger football field development plans coalesce

The proposed development on the football field and bus barn properties in Idaho Springs is projected to have about 100 apartments, a park across from the rec center and commercial development. Rents … more
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