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Cherry Creek superintendent to retire at end of spring semester

The superintendent of one of the largest school districts in the state will retire at the end of this school year, a letter to the community announced on Jan. 22. “It has been an honor to serve the … more

Smoky Hill leader awarded as Colorado High School Principal of the Year

Principal Chuck Puga keeps up a consistent presence in Smoky Hill High School's classrooms and hallways, making sure not to fall out of touch with what everyday life is like for his students. “I'm … more

For LPS, transition presents challenges

Eliot Ewy was getting pretty tired of online school. After Littleton Public Schools returned to all-online instruction in November, the 7-year-old first-grader at Centennial Elementary spent the tail … more

Cherry Creek School District students back for in-person classes

Cherry Creek School District returned to an in-person learning schedule for all grades on Jan. 11, with elementary students attending five days a week while middle and high school students attend on … more

Littleton Public Schools launches search for new board member

As Carrie Warren-Gully leaves the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education for her new role as a county commissioner, district officials say her replacement should be someone who is ready to leave … more

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The … more

Nearly 4,000 Cherry Creek Schools students quarantined in fall semester

As the Cherry Creek School District hopes for a January return to in-person classes, the district's data show that the number of students quarantined in this school year's second quarter more than … more

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school … more

Littleton Public Schools eyes January classroom return

Littleton Public Schools is planning to bring elementary school students back to classrooms for full-week in-person classes in early January, with an eye toward bringing all students back in phases, … more

Cherry Creek School District will stay online-only to end of semester

Citing “minimal reporting” of student COVID-19 cases and a continued high rate of new cases in Arapahoe County and across Colorado, Cherry Creek School District announced that online, or remote, … more

Election creates opening on LPS board

Littleton Public Schools will soon be searching for a new school board member, as current board member Carrie Warren-Gully prepares to step down after winning a seat on the Arapahoe County Board of … more

Melvin School at Smoky Hill a piece of history

Sitting between Smoky Hill High and Laredo Middle schools is an old, small building that sticks out: the Melvin School, which has also been called the Melvin Schoolhouse Museum-Library, according to … more

Littleton Public Schools switches to remote learning in face of climbing COVID numbers

Littleton Public Schools will switch to all-remote learning beginning Nov. 17 and running through the rest of the fall semester in the face of climbing COVID-19 numbers, according to an announcement … more

As nearby districts go online, Littleton Public Schools hopes to stay in-person

As COVID-19 cases surge and metro area school districts switch back to remote learning, Littleton Public Schools officials say they want to maintain in-person learning as long as possible. As of the … more

Cherry Creek School District moves entirely to online classes as Arapahoe County virus spike continues

As the daily rate of new COVID-19 cases continues on a steep climb in Arapahoe County, Cherry Creek School District announced that all students who attend in-person classes will move to online … more

Littleton Public Schools wins tax increase to offset faltering state support

Littleton Public Schools will stave off what district officials called catastrophic cuts after voters solidly approved Ballot Issue 4C, which raises property taxes to make up for eroding state … more

Cherry Creek School District's 4A, 4B sail through with conclusive early results

A pair of ballot measures aimed at staving off deep cuts and widespread layoffs in Cherry Creek School District appeared on track for an easy win on Election Night. Voters voiced wide support of … more

How Cherry Creek School District's virus-spread rating system changed

In July, Cherry Creek School District developed a four-part metric to determine whether it's safe to have in-person classes or if the district needs to entirely operate remotely.  The district's … more

More than 1,200 students, 150 staff quarantined in Cherry Creek schools' first quarter

In the school year's first quarter — through early October — Cherry Creek School District told more than 1,200 students and more than 150 staff members to quarantine, the district's head official … more

Snow day for much of the Denver metro area

Denver metro area schools will largely be closed on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the low temperatures and snow accumulation caused by the recent storm. Read on for details to individual districts. more
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