New radio system to be installed with bond money

Radio equipment is now being installed in all 27J schools that will allow local 911 dispatch centers to connect emergency responders with school two-way radios during an emergency. This will improve communications and safety in schools.

    The system bridges less expensive school radio models to the more complex radios carried by police, fire and ambulance personnel so they can talk via an assigned school mutual-aid channel when needed.

   The system also allows the district to link one or more schools for district-wide radio communications using a web-enabled system, which includes technology to prevent unauthorized use.


Students connect with seniors

Seniors from the Eagle View Adult Recreation Center in Brighton visited South Elementary second grade students April 12 for a Pen Pal party. The Pen Pal program, started in 1990, gives Brighton seniors the chance to meet and build connections with South second-grade students throughout the school year. Pictured are senior Rosalie Ortega and second-grade student Jayden Pedraza. 
Parents invited to attend training on teen drug use


Parents are invited and encouraged to attend an informational training on new trends in adolescent substance abuse, sponsored by the 27J Intervention Services Department. The training will feature Lynn Riemer, a regional and national speaker and former North Metro Drug Task Force member, with extensive experience on issues related to substance abuse. Click here to learn more about this training and to RSVP



2016-17 child care registration begins April 15


2016-17 child care registration, for families not currently enrolled in the 27J child care program, begins April 15. Click here for registration information.


State Capitol representative visits Northeast


Antonio Mendez, Deputy Chief of Staff for Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, read to Northeast Elementary preschoolers on April 14. Mendez was promoting the One Book 4 Colorado program that kicked off this week statewide. After reading to the children, Mendez handed a copy of this year’s winning book, “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to each child. Books were available in both English and Spanish languages. Colorado will give out 75,000 books to preschoolers through the program.


Grim reminders at Prairie View


  The Every 15 Minutes program came to Prairie View High School April 14. The two-day program, which starts with a mock fatal crash, aims to reinforce the dangers of drunken driving especially ahead of prom season. The program was made possible thanks to the support of the Brighton Fire Rescue District, Platte Valley Ambulance Service, City of Brighton and Commerce City Police Departments, Adams County Sheriff's Department and North Colorado Med Evac. 


Colorful race makes big impact


Prairie View High School Student Council raised $1,800 for the Autism Society of Colorado at its second annual Thunder Splash Dash 5K Color Run April 9. Runners ran through six color stations of purple, orange, pink, blue, yellow and red during the race.


Join us 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 25, at the Reunion Recreation Center, 17910 E. Parkside Drive North in Commerce City for a Elementary School No. 12 open house. View design plans, meet project representatives and learn about the construction schedule for the district's newest elementary school, opening in Fall 2017.



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