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  • Board of Education Election Update

    On Tuesday, October 6 District 50 held its Community Forum at Westminster High School for the candidates seeking election to the District 50 Board of Education.

    At the forum it was announced that Board President Ruben Pacheco had notified the Colorado Secretary of State and the Adams County Clerk and Recorder that he is withdrawing from the race.

    Because the ballots have already been printed, Pacheco’s name will appear on the ballot, but votes for him will not be counted. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters next week, but voters are reminded they can still register up to Election Day and vote in person at one of six Vote Centers in Adams County.

    More information about voting in Adams County can be found at

    Pacheco’s departure leaves four candidates competing for three at-large seats for the November 3 election. Incumbents Larry Dean (Dino) Valente and Ken Ciancio are running along with Paola Urgiles and Max Math.

    Voters elected Pacheco to the Board of Education in 2011 and fellow board members elected him President in 2013. He is a 1997 graduate of Westminster High School.

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  • Superintendent Cabinet Focuses on Community Solutions

    Calling for a “community hug for our kids when they are not in school,” Superintendent Pamela Swanson hosted her first meeting last week of the newly formed Westminster Children’s Initiative which is working to find community based solutions to challenges facing District 50 children and their families.

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  • Five WHS Grads Receive Peierls Scholarships

    Five Westminster High School graduates who received Peierls Scholarships, had a kind of homecoming last week, and they plan to keep coming back.

    Nayely Alvarez, Nadya Gallegos, Abigail Macias, Juan Carlos Martinez, and Keren Owusu are attending college, financed in part by Peierls Scholarships. They came back to their former school to be honored by the Board of Education and to say “thank you.”

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  • Website Answers Questions about District 50 Properties

    A new webpage has been created to answer questions from the community about the sale of District 50 properties as well as new and proposed development projects in the region. It can be accessed from the front page of the District website. Look for the link on the left hand side of the page.

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  • Apply Now to Become DAAC Member

    Applications are now being accepted for parent, teacher and administrative representatives to the District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC). The Board of Education will review applications during the October 27th Study Session and approve the new members at the November 10th BOE meeting.

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  • Scott Carpenter Students Head to Great Outdoors

    For the 11th year, sixth grade students attended the Outdoor Ed program outside of Winter Park where they learned about the mountains, nature and how to navigate a completely new environment. For many, the two night, three day experience was the first time they had spent a significant amount of time in the mountains.

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  • Closure of 72nd Avenue

    On Wednesday, September 30th, the City of Westminster began a long anticipated two-week closure of 72nd Avenue between Bradburn and Stuart. Students, staff and visitors to Westminster High School need to be aware of delays in the area and plan accordingly.

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  • Highlights of Ranum/Westy Alumni Golf Tournament

    It was a perfect day for golf and more than a hundred graduates of Westminster and Ranum High Schools made the most of it during the third annual Ranum/Westminster Alumni Golf Tournament at the Greg Mastriona Golf Course at Hyland Hills.

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  • ‘Fred’ Award Winners Recognized

    The two newest “Fred Award” winners in District 50 do their work behind the scenes, but without them, things would fall apart pretty quickly.

    Fred2 IT employees Mark Hanson and Jeff Miller were recognized by the Board of Education last week as the first “Fred Award” winners of this 2015-16 school year.

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