R-Word campaign unites BHS students in common cause


For the third year, Brighton High School students are joining with the Special Olympics organization in what’s called The R-word campaign.

Students are using positive words that start with the letter ‘R’ to replace a word that is derogatory to students who have intellectual disabilities. The campaign focuses on a new R-word: Respect.

Brighton High students are buying and wearing T-shirts for the campaign and participating in school-wide events through March 11. The emphasis of the campaign is to show that students with intellectual disabilities are just like everyone else.
“Each year we are growing a bit more. Our R-word campaign spreads the word to end the word,” said BHS Special Education paraprofessional Marie Jones, who worked with a team to pre-order and sell T-shirts. “We are spreading the word district-wide this year about the R-word campaign.”
Brighton High student Demi Sena bought a T-shirt.
“I like getting involved and showing support,” Sena said. “I think it’s good to help out others.”
For more information about the R-word campaign, visit



District's state assessment testing to start March 14


State assessment testing will begin March 14 for students at a few 27J schools, though the majority of students will test between March 28 and April 29. Parents can click here to find out what to expect from testing this year and how they can support their students.
Boundary open houses for new elementary school

Parents and community members are invited to attend upcoming attendance boundary open houses for the district's newest elementary school opening in Fall 2017.
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District to host teacher hiring fair April 9

Bigger than you think. Closer than you realize. More dynamic  than you can imagine. Adams-Weld School District 27J is looking for new teachers for the 2016-17 school year. Join us for our annual Teacher Hiring Fair Saturday April 9 at Stuart Middle School.


Celebrating National School Breakfast Week


March 7-11 is National School Breakfast Week. Did you know School District 27J serves up about 1,700 breakfast meals a day at the elementary, middle and high school level? Breakfast meals have been served in 27J schools for more than 12 years. "It is difficult for students to concentrate on learning if they are hungry," said Nutrition Services Supervisor Nichole Poppie. "Eating a nutritious breakfast helps with academic achievement as well as behavior in the classroom." Pictured, friends Alastair Clark and Roman Garcia eat breakfast at Second Creek Elementary School.

Warmth and Love from Prairie View FFA members


A community service project by the Future Farmers of America Club at Prairie View High School will bring comfort and warmth to hospital patients. The students made 28 blankets out of fleece material donated by business Novelty Quilt Fabric. The blankets will be donated to patients at Children’s Hospital of Colorado and the local Veteran’s Hospital. Pictured (left to right) are senior Garrett Sanderlin, junior Ashlee Wittig, junior Samantha Rosa, senior Breanon Dowe, junior Tiffany Kaminskas and junior Kyler Hergemueller.


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