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Focusing on Academics in the Jefferson Area

On October 13, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Over the last twenty years, Jefferson Area schools (Edgewater Elementary, Lumberg Elementary, Molholm Elementary and Jefferson Junior/Senior High School) have struggled with academic achievement. One of the rising challenges has been the increase of poverty in the area. In 1997, 6 in 10 students received free or reduced lunch rates….

Edgewater Collective Receives Grant for the Jefferson Community Center

On October 10, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

We just received news that we have received a grant for $9,650 from Community First Foundation for the launch of the Jefferson Community Center at Jefferson Junior/Senior High School. The focus of the grant is connecting families in the 80124 area with resources so that they can thrive. Families who visit…

Thriving Schools, Thriving Community

On October 2, 2017, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

What is a failing school? The phrase is popular in the media and among those who want to reform the education system in the United States. Dig deeper and you will find that schools that people describe as “failing” usually are full of students who are struggling against the roadblocks…

Edgewater Collective Receives Daniels Fund Grant for Jefferson Success Pathway

On September 19, 2017, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

  Today we learned that we have received a $50,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to support our work with the Jefferson Success Pathway. This is the third year that we have received a grant from Daniels for this important cradle to career pathway. The Jefferson Success Pathway is focused…

Diverse Learners School Board Candidate Forum

On September 11, 2017, Posted by , In Events,News, With No Comments

We firmly believe that it is important to encourage the voices of our Latino and Spanish speaking students, parents and families in our community. We dream of a day when a Latino/Latina member of Jefferson County will sit on the Jeffco Public Schools School Board. This fall we are partnering…

Jefferson Community Center Open on Thursdays

On September 6, 2017, Posted by , In News, By , With No Comments

The Jefferson Community Center will be open from 2-4 pm on Thursdays during the month of September starting this Thursday, September 7. Our computer lab for parents is now up and running too. Representatives from Jeffco Public Schools Title I Department and resource navigators from Jefferson Center for Mental Health…

Last Edgewater Market and Music of the Season

On September 5, 2017, Posted by , In Events,News, With No Comments

  The City of Edgewater is wrapping up their Market and Music for the season this Thursday night from 5-8 pm. We are partnering with Joyride Brewing Company to sell their local brews during the market. Proceeds from the beer sales go to benefit the College Jumpstart program and its…

All Jefferson Area Elementary Schools Improve

On August 31, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

On August 30, 2017, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released the preliminary School Improvement Frameworks for schools across Colorado. Schools are assigned plan types based on their performance. Performance is based on academic achievement and longitudinal academic growth. Based on performance, CDE assigns one of the following plans to schools:…

Action Steps: Achievable Housing for Teachers and Seniors

On August 21, 2017, Posted by , In News, By ,, , With No Comments

On Saturday morning we held our first community meeting to discern community support for affordable housing in Edgewater and what might be the best way forward. We had a great discussion and those who attended brought a variety of experiences, expertise and thoughts to the table. Feelings and thoughts toward…

First Day of School and a Place to Focus

On August 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Today was the start of a new school year for many in the Jefferson Area schools. The Class of 2023 started their seventh grade experience at Jefferson Junior/Senior High School and the rest of the students will follow tomorrow. Teachers and school staff are recharged and ready to go for a…