December 9, 2016


PVHS Student Council members create holiday magic for district elementary students


Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elves visited 27J elementary school students at Prairie View High School Dec. 9.

The breakfast with Santa event was organized by Prairie View High Student Council. Fifty-one students from Henderson, Thimmig, Turnberry and West Ridge elementary schools attended the holiday event.

Kids enjoyed coloring Christmas pages, eating doughnuts and visiting with Santa Claus. The Prairie View choir performed holiday songs for the elementary students and PVHS Drama students performed four Christmas shows as the finale to the event.



(Inset right) 27J Superintendent of Schools Dr. Chris Fiedler and recently-named Reunion Elementary Prinicipal David Felten applaud as the school's final steel structural beam is lowered into place Dec. 1. 

Reunion Elementary construction hits milestone


The mechanical whir of construction equipment was temporarily absent from the construction site of Reunion Elementary Dec. 1 with the tool of choice a permanent marker rather than a hammer.

School District 27J staff joined the new school's construction team to celebrate the near mid-way point of construction with a topping-out ceremony.

The school is on scheduled to open for the 2017-18 school year.


See more from Reunion Topping-Out Ceremony

Related: Felten named new school's first principal



Bus safety poster contest winners honored


The School District 27J Transportation Department honored the winners from its first bus safety coloring and poster contest held during the month of October. More than 220 entries were submitted in the contest, which was held in honor of National School Bus Safety Week. Winners were selected at all grade levels.

Click here for a list of winners and more photos





BHS students, staff support teacher fighting cancer


Think pink and think positive! Brighton High School staff members and students wore the color pink to school  Dec. 7 to show support for popular BHS chemistry teacher Meghan Frenzel, who is battling cancer. Their shirts say: "We can beat this together." BHS staff and students are encouraged to wear pink on the first Wednesday of every month to show support in the fight against cancer.



PVHS Biomedical students study own DNA samples


Biomedical students at Prairie View High School literally studied themselves the week of Nov. 28.

Students took their own DNA samples as part of a genetic testing exercise. Students conducted the test to find out if they had a specific taste gene.

Prairie View offers a full biomedical sciences program for students through the Project Lead they Way Program.


Click here for more photos and story




Student fundraise to make wishes come true


It was Make-A-Wish Week at Prairie View Middle and Prairie View High School this week as students separately raised money for two boys with big dreams.


At PVMS, students paid to participate in week-long spirit activities to support fellow student Dylan and his dream to meet YouTube personality Roman Atwood. 


At Prairie View High School, students raised money for Littleton 12-year-old Dan and his dream of visiting Walt Disney World. In addition to spirit day competitions, students could purchase Make-A-Wish t-shirts and other gear, purchase goodies from a bake sale or pay to attend a teacher talent show. The week culiminated with a Winter Wishes Dance where part of the proceeds will benefit Dan's Disney wish.


Click to read more about the special week


West Ridge performance takes audience through time

It was like traveling in a time machine at West Ridge Elementary School, when fourth and fifth grade students presented a show called “Through the Decades” Dec. 8.

The performance started in the 1920s with the song “Tuxedo Junction” and moved into the 1950s with singers and dancers performing to “The Twist.” The show highlighted songs from the 1960s, 1970s, 1990s and through to the present time.

The show was a combined effort of fourth and fifth grades from music, art, PE and Technology clubs. The performance also included art on display, a “Then and Now” technology show and a Decade Trivia game. “Through The Decades” will be performed again at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at West Ridge Elementary School. 



Thimmig students put on show for local seniors 

Thimmig Elementary choir students took their holiday show on the road Dec. 1.

They performed at the Eagle View Adult Senior Center and Cottonwood Care Center in Brighton The choir performed songs from different cultures including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kawanzaa.


Weekly Calendar



Saturday, Dec. 10

Winter Wishes Dance
7 to 10 p.m
Prairie View High School, 12909 E. 120th Ave., Henderson
Part of proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation


Tuesday, Dec. 13

Holiday Shop

11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
North Elementary School Library, 89 N. Sixth Ave., Brighton


Choir Concert

6 to 8 p.m.,
Stuart Middle School
15955 E. 101st Way

Commerce City

Board of Education Meeting

7 p.m.
Educational Service Center
18551 E. 160th Ave., Brighton
Agenda at


Wednesday, Dec. 14

Winter Concert

6 p.m.
Vikan Middle School

879 Jessup St., Brighton


Band Concert

6:30 to 8 p.m.
Overland Trail Middle School
455 N. 19th Ave., Brighton


Thursday, Dec. 15

Holiday Concert

6 p.m.
Brantner Elementary School
7800 E. 133rd Ave., Thornton


Fifth Grade Musical Program

6 p.m.
Second Creek Elementary 
9950 Laredo Drive, Commerce City


Holiday Program

6 p.m.
North Elementary
89 N. Sixth Ave., Brighton
First- and second-grade students will perform


Monday, Dec. 19

Toy Exchange Gift Wrapping

3:45 p.m.
North Elementary, 89 N. Sixth Ave., Brighton
Eagle Ridge Academy Student Council members will bring presents to North for gift wrapping


Thursday, Dec. 22

Brighton Heritage Graduation

1 p.m.
Brighton Heritage Academy, 830 E. Bridge St., Brighton


BOLT Academy Graduation

4 p.m.
Brighton Heritage Academy, 830 E. Bridge St., Brighton





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