On the Calendar
National Kick Butts Day
Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
March 18-19

Spring Break 
March 20-27

27J Teacher Hiring Fair
8 a.m. to Noon, 
April 11
Stuart Middle School
15955 E. 101st Way, Commerce City

Board of Education Regular Meeting
7 p.m., Tuesday, April 28
District Training Room
80 S. Eighth Ave., Brighton
Prairie View S.T.E.M program gets important certification

     Prairie View High School's engineering and biomedical science programs have received an important certification through the non-profit Project Lead the Way organization. 
   The certification will allow students participating in these programs to potentially receive college credit at a discounted rate from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, a PLTW affiliate partner. There will also be additional chances for scholarships and admissions preference. The certification also brings new opportunities for teacher professional development and the possibility of additional funding for the school’s programs.
   PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of K-12 Stem programs and delivers curriculum to more than 6,500 elementary, middle and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. School District 27J began offering PLTW engineering courses in 2008. The biomedical program was launched at Prairie View High School in 2010 and Brighton High School plans to launch its own biomedical program during the 2016-17 school year. 

School District 27J celebrated Read Across America Day and the anniversary of Dr. Seuss' birthday Feb. 27 and March 2 by inviting community members to read to students. The 27J Nutrition Services Department also served up a Seuss favorite at all elementary schools - green eggs and ham. Pictured are Deb Kelly, Denise Johnstone, and Michelle Venzor, the nutrition team at Landmark Academy.
Get answers to your questions on PARCC testing
New state assessment testing is underway inside 27J schools. Do you have questions?Click here for some helpful answers
Brighton High School students and staff went green March 4 for the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign - an effort to end the use of the word "retard." This was the second year BHS participated in the campaign. More than 450 shirts were sold that students and staff wore together in a show of a unity and they also signed a banner pledging not to use the R-word. 
Congratulations to the following schools and student organizations:
  • Four schools had teams qualify for the Destination Imagination state tournament coming up April 28. Congratulations to the DInsteins (Brighton High School), the Green Bananas (Second Creek Elementary), Team #NoName (Bromley East Charter and the Crunchy Flashbears (Turnberry Elementary).
  • The Brighton High School DECA organization was honored as the 2015 DECA Chapter of the Year at the state conference earlier this month. A group of students will also represent Brighton DECA at the international convention next month.
  • Brighton and Prairie View high schools had students compete in the Technology Student Association Convention in February. BHS students captured first and fourth place awards. PVHS had two second place finishers. 

Know a special teacher or staff member in your school? 
Nominate them as the Brighton Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month. Click here for more details.
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