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PURSUANT TO C.R.S. §22-2-117, WESTMINSTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS Pursuant to C.R.S. §22-2-117. Westminster Public Schools is seeking waiver from the State Board of Education from C.R.S. §22-7-1014. Westminster Public Schools will consider this waiver request at a public hearing on April 20, 2016; 3:30 p.m., at 7300 Lowell Blvd., Westminster CO 80030. Public comment is welcome.

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  • AdvancED Accredits Westminster Public Schools

    After a nearly yearlong comprehensive assessment of Westminster Public Schools (WPS) including  more than 500 interviews and visits to 215 classrooms AdvancEd, a regional accreditation agency, announced Wednesday night that it is awarding Performance Accreditation to the district.

    AdvancED’s  accreditation, which focuses on instruction and continuous improvement,  will complement the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE)  Accountability and Accreditation process which was paused last year by the state legislature.

    “We have long believed that competency based education is the right way for students to learn, so we jumped at the chance to evaluate a district where personalized learning is used and educators are thinking outside the box,” said David Hurst, Deputy Chief Operations Officer.   “Westminster Public Schools is definitely on the right track and should not return to business as usual.”

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  • Teachers of Year Named

    Chris Williams, Terri Hutchinson and Angie Edmundson have been named the 2016 Westminster Elks Teachers of the Year.

    The three were nominated by their principals and honored by the Elks at a special dinner at the Elks Lodge in March. The Board of Education recognized Williams and Edmundson at their meeting earlier this month. Hutchinson couldn’t make it because, not surprisingly, she was with her students coaching soccer.


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  • Phil Love Greenhouse Dedicated

    With perfect weather, the kind a gardener would love, the greenhouse was formally named after him during a dedication ceremony Friday afternoon.

    Late last year the Board of Education unanimously voted to name the facility after Love who retired after teaching in the District for 38 years. Under his leadership, the District received a one hundred thousand dollar grant from the Home and Garden show which provided the seed money to build the greenhouse.




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  • ‘Westy Idol’ Highlights District Talent

    From the opening performance, a piano duet by Superintendent Pam Swanson and Board of Education Vice President Joe Davidek, to the final string instrument song by Westminster High School students, the first ever Westy Idol competition proved that this district has talent.

    In all, 21 students from schools across the District showed their stuff during a night of song, dance and comedy. The event was held Thursday night in the Joanna Ramsey Theatre at Westminster High School.


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  • BOE Hears from WHS Students

    Westminster High School students had the floor all to themselves Monday as the Board of Education engaged in their annual meeting with students to find out what’s on their minds.

    The get together has become one of the most important tools for the BOE in seeing the education system from the perspective of a students. Over the years the meetings have provided valuable input on everything from high school transcripts to the cafeteria food line.

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  • Six Students Receive Youth Awards

    Five Westminster High School Students as well as a student from Scott Carpenter Middle School have been named winners of The Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award.

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  • Former Hidden Lake Student Honored as a Hero

    John Abalos Jr., a former Hidden Lake High School student, was honored as a true hero by the Board of Education this month for pulling a man out of the freezing Platte River in January.

    Ironically, the moniker for Hidden Lake High School is Heroes.

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  • 9 News Profiles Teacher Who Makes Molly Brown Come Alive

    Hodgkins Elementary school teacher Kathy Zook takes the challenge of making history relevant to her students seriously; so much so that her students remember her lesson about the Titanic and Molly Brown for years and years.

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  • Retirement Celebration Set for May 17th

    Retiring staff from District 50 will be honored Tuesday, May 17th at the Annual Retirement Celebration at the Westminster Recreation Center.

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  • Foundation Breakfast Friday, Golf Tournament June 1st

    Last minute registration is still available for The Westminster Public Schools Foundation Breakfast on Friday, April 29th at the Westminster Marriott.

    The event, which supports the Foundation’s mission to help students, teachers and families within the community, will be hosted by FOX 31 reporter Tammy Vigil and feature a keynote address from Denver Broncos great, Karl Mecklenburg.

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