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Littleton Public Schools struggling with growing quarantines

Littleton Public Schools continues to endure widespread quarantines across the district as students and staff sporadically test positive for COVID-19, leaving students, parents and teachers … more

Soon-to-be Eagle Scout brings 'gaga ball' to Goddard

Goddard Middle School has a new place to play an unusual sport, thanks to a soon-to-be Eagle Scout. Faced with a summer of canceled plans, Boy Scout Collin Laughlin, 13, set out to design, plan and … more

1,700 Cherry Creek High students removed from in-person class after COVID cases linked to parties

Nearly half of the student population of one of Colorado's largest high schools was removed from in-person classes after several Cherry Creek High School seniors tested positive for COVID-19, … more

One injured in gas leak at Littleton High School pool

One person was injured by a chlorine gas leak at the Littleton High School swimming pool on Sept. 10, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. Firefighters responded to a call for an “odor of … more

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and … more

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board. more

Cherry Creek parent optimistic about schools in uncertain time

Sarah Renz — and her children — are glad the Cherry Creek School District is back for in-person school. She has two daughters: Ashlin, an eighth-grader at West Middle School, and Quinn, a … more

Heritage High suspends in-person classes after two COVID cases

Heritage High School is transitioning to all-online learning until Sept. 14 after a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Littleton Public Schools announced on Sept. 2. Tri-County … more

Parker's Chaparral High School quarantines 88 people due to possible COVID-19 exposure

Eighty-eight people are quarantined from Chaparral High School until next week due to their possible exposure to a possible COVID-19 case. more

More than 800 students told to quarantine in Cherry Creek district; a school's 6th grade moved to online class

The entire sixth grade at Falcon Creek Middle School was moved to online classes through Sept. 11 after a student exhibited “major COVID-19 symptoms” after exposure to a person who tested … more

Tiny homes for Denver homeless built by Cherry Creek students, teachers

Students who attend class in a vast, largely undeveloped section of the south metro suburbs helped build houses to stand in Denver’s inner city. There was just one more thing to do: Deliver them. … more

Cherry Creek schools union chief takes in-person learning ‘one day at a time’

Kasey Ellis is no newcomer to the world of education. Once a school counselor of two years at Fox Ridge Middle School in far southeast Aurora in the Cherry Creek School District, Ellis also spent 18 … more

Arapahoe Community College president stepping down

Arapahoe Community College will bid farewell to a devoted leader next spring, after President Diana Doyle announced her retirement. Doyle announced she will step down in June 2021, ending an 11-year … more

Cherry Creek schools don't quarantine large groups in early COVID cases

School districts in the Denver metro area have responded differently to confirmed COVID-19 cases so far this school year, underscoring the discretion individual districts have in applying state and … more

Commentary: A student's view of in-person school

After a summer filled with ever-changing reopening plans, I finally returned to Heritage High School in Littleton to begin my senior year on Aug. 24. more

Cherry Creek School District lists 4 coronavirus cases since first day of school

The Cherry Creek School District notified families about four cases of COVID-19 among district staff and one student since school began Aug. 17. One of those cases — a staff member for Pine … more

Cherry Creek schools reopen to enthusiasm, caution on first week back

School officials spent the months leading up to the 2020-21 school year fretting over details of safety precautions and weighing competing concerns over opening in-person classes and keeping kids … more

Mines makes masked move-in

There was a point when Colorado School of Mines freshman Matthew Micha wasn’t sure if he should come to campus this year. But as he walked around with a new friend on the morning of Aug. 14 with … more

Douglas County school's 6th grade in quarantine after positive COVID-19 test

Sixth-grade students and teachers at Sand Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch are under quarantine for two weeks after someone in the grade tested positive for COVID-19. more

A farewell to Grace: Littleton schools security director rides off into the sunset

Guy Grace is trying to get used to waking up to silence. For years, Grace, the longtime director of security for Littleton Public Schools, personally responded to every “Safe2Tell” alert the … more
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