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  • Lawmakers Still Debating School Finance, Testing

    With the clock winding down on the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers are still working to resolve two key education issues that directly impact all students in District 50: testing and money. By law, the legislative session is a maximum of 120 days meaning their work must be finished by May 6th.
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  • District 50 Receives Innovative Grant to Improve Early Childhood Education

    Families in need of high-quality preschool and childcare in Adams County are getting some help from a new grant awarded to Adams County School District 50 from the Policy Innovation Lab at the University of Utah.

    The Lab will assist the District in developing a Pay for Success project to improve school readiness for kindergarteners in District 50. Pay for Success is an innovative funding model that drives government resources toward social programs that have a proven track record.
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  • Students Send Anti-Drug Message on 4-20

    On a day when many pot enthusiasts and users celebrated the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, a group of Adams County students, community leaders and law enforcement officials gathered at Westminster High School to tell the other side of the story and urge young people not to use it.
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  • Alice Collins Named English Language Development Director of Year

    The Colorado Department of Education has named Alice Collins the state of Colorado’s English Language Development Director of Year. It’s a major honor for Collins who leads the effort to help English Language Learners in District 50.
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  • Brian Kosena Named New Principal at Tennyson Knolls Elementary

    Students at Tennyson Knolls Elementary will have a new principal next year; someone who knows the community very well and can’t wait to start his new job.

    Brian Kosena, Assistant Principal at Colorado STEM Academy, has been selected to take the place of Principal Tom Elliott who is retiring at the end of the school year. While finishing his work at Colorado STEM Academy, Brian is already reaching out to TK families.
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  • Meet Karina Costas, Elks Teacher of the Year

    When you visit Westminster High School Math Teacher Karina Costas’ classroom you find a lot of smiles, laughter and, more importantly, a lot of learning.

    Karina is one of the three Westminster Elks Teachers of the Year.

    Karina’s journey to Westminster High School is an interesting one. She came to the District via Puerto Rico where she spent most of her life, learning how to teach and becoming immersed in the culture. She believes her time in her native country has given her an insight into working with minority students at WHS.

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  • District Art Show Highlights Student Talents and Diverse Cultures

    Proud parents mixed with art gallery owners Friday night to get a look at student art projects at Westminster High School during the 13th Annual District 50 Art Shows. It was the largest, most successful event so far.

    The show features work from students across the District that were selected by each buildings art instructor. The categories include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, digital art and multimedia productions.
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  • Bob Landgraf Honored with Opportunity Fund in his Name

    High School students who can’t afford to pay for their participation in athletic programs and other activities will be getting some help from the newly created Bob Landgraf Opportunity Fund. Details were unveiled at last week’s Board of Education meeting.
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  • WHS Plant Sale

    A sure sign of the spring season is the arrival of the Westminster High School Annual Spring Plant Sale.

    The first day is Saturday, April 25th with the second day scheduled for Saturday, May 9th. The sale is open on both days from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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  • Ed Foundation Golf Tournament is June 3rd

    The District 50 Education Foundation 13th Annual Golf Tournament is Wednesday, June 3rd at the Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills.

    The money raised by the tournament supports student needs and scholarships as well as providing Creativity Grants for District 50 teachers.
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