Fifth graders can get sneak peek at middle school 


Welcome to middle school—that’s what staff and teachers at School District 27J’s four middle schools want to say to incoming sixth grade students for next year.

When students move up to attend middle school, there can be a time of transition for both students and parents. 
All current fifth grade students headed into middle school next year and their parents are invited to middle school open houses scheduled this spring. 
Here is the middle school open house schedule:
Vikan Middle School, 879 Jessup St., will have an open house on Thursday, March 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. For info., call 303-655-4050.
Prairie View Middle School, 12915 E. 120th Ave., will have an open house on Wednesday, April 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. For info., call 720-685-5400.
Overland Trail Middle School, 455 N. 19th Ave., will have an open house on Tuesday, April 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. For info., call 303-655-4000.
Stuart Middle School,  15955 E. 101st Way, will have open house on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. For info., call 720-685-5500. 
At the open houses, parents can get information about how to check a student’s homework due dates and to check grades. The open houses will also tell parents how they can be involved at their student’s middle school and how to best communicate with middle school teachers. Middle School sports registration information is also available.
For more information, call the specific middle school your student will attend.


Online testing spurs technology upgrades for 27J students


As online state assessment testing got under way this week at most 27J schools, students reaped the benefits of technology upgrades. But those improvements are making an impact beyond testing. Click here to read more
Business leader honored for support of high school welding program


Congratulations to David Atkins, president of Commerce-city based Redd Iron Inc., who was recently honored with the Pam Downs Lilac Award for Leadership from the City of Commerce City. 
Atkins was honored for his long-standing support of the School District 27J welding program. Click here to learn more about how Atkins and his business support School District 27J.


Students use "Kick Butts Day" to send message about tobacco use


March 16 was Kick Butts Day in School District 27J and, from elementary to high school, students used it as an opportunity to send a message about the dangers of smoking. 

Click here to read more about how students participated in the national event.


BHS student named Daniels Scholar

A big congratulations to Brighton High School senior Brian Horiuchi named as a 2016 Daniels Scholar recipient. Horicuhi was one of 226 students selected in a highly-competitive process that also includes applicants from the states of New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. 
The scholarship ( provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship to any accredited college in the United States. Recipients must demonstrate exceptional character, leadership and a commitment to serving their communities. Congratulations, Brian, on this tremendous accomplishment.



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.


BHS Traveling Dress program puts students on path to prom


Pictured, Brighton High School student government members Taylor Settergren and Ashley Snyder look though the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress” closet.  BHS students can look through the formal dresses to find one to wear to prom—for free. Click here to read more about this unique program offered at Brighton High School that takes some of the cost pressures out of students attending prom.


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