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Courts says schools within rights to prohibit Christian displays, allow other religions

by Peter Grady – In a blatant admission that the “establishment clause” only applies to Christian beliefs, a California court has ruled that a school district was within its rights to order classroom banners proclaiming God in quotes by American’s … Continue reading

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Brett Reese resigns from District 6 School board

Staff Reports — On Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Gazette received a letter from Brett Reese announcing his resignation from the District 6 school board. We have printed the letter in its entirety. I have learned much in my 2.5 years … Continue reading

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Blame for failing schools in District 6 lies on leadership, not students

An opinion in support of students by Craig Masters After reviewing performances of the schools and the December District 6 school board meeting, I submitted an op-ed calling for the board to immediately fire Superintendent Lang and set the priority … Continue reading

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Firm awarded district contract recommending school improvements sits on board awarding funds

Wilson by Jack Minor – An employee with an architectural firm that was recently given a contract by the Greeley/Evans school board to conduct a study on school renovations also sits on the state board that will approve the grant … Continue reading

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Obama statement on compulsory attendance raise red flag among homeschoolers

by Matt Lacy – President Obama’s call to states to curb dropout rates by forcing students to remain in high school until they graduate has raised concerns among homeschoolers. In the President’s State of the Union message Tuesday evening, Obama … Continue reading

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Show me the money! What’s really happening at Thompson School District HQ?

The Thompson District Board may not be watching the books at all! by Craig Masters Thompson School District made television news yesterday when it was announced that budget cuts the district was being “forced” to consider would possibly mean that … Continue reading

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School Board “plans” for plans – not students – again!

By Craig Masters Flashback…Nov 12, 2007…Colorado Commissioner of Education, Dwight Jones, today announced that six school districts are being removed from the state’s list of districts on “academic watch” due to significant growth in student achievement. If a district fails … Continue reading

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Kron, Reese spar at meeting

by Jack Minor –   District 6 board member, Judy Kron, had some sharp words for Brett Reese after he asked questions regarding a $137,000 expenditure that could eventually lead to a bond issue.   At Monday’s board meeting, the … Continue reading

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District 6 looking for local businesses for job shadowing and internship opportunities

Staff Reports — School District 6 is seeking local businesses that can offer job shadowing and internship opportunities for high school juniors and seniors in 2012.   Interested businesses are invited to send representatives to a breakfast meeting from 8—9 … Continue reading

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District 6 board members attend lobbyist convention at the Broadmoor

by Jack Minor — Several school board members and Superintendent Ranelle Lang will be attending a four day convention at the five star Broadmoor resort. The Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) holds its annual convention each year at the luxurious … Continue reading

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Greeley/Evans almost there regarding transparency requirements

by Jack Minor – A new report by the Independence Institute reveals that Greeley/Evans School District 6 is just one step away from being fully compliant with a state law requiring online financial transparency. The Independence Institute, a non-partisan public … Continue reading

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Greeley West High School presents “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Staff Reports —   Greeley West High School Theatre presents the classic play, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19.   This powerful drama, based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, still prods our national moral conscience … Continue reading

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Greeley Central High School presents “The Miracle Worker”

Staff Reports — Thespian Troupe 657 and the Arts Magnet Program at Greeley Central High School present “The Miracle Worker” Nov. 10—12 at 7:30 p.m.   The play tells the incredible story of Annie Sullivan and her efforts to teach … Continue reading

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Food Day event to be held at University schools cafeteria

Staff Reports — Greeley- Food Day, October 24, 2011, is a nationwide grass roots effort to promote healthy eating and raise awareness of food issues within communities. Each Food Day event is individual to its host site and no two … Continue reading

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No Thanksgiving says Massachusetts principal

By Craig Masters Principal Anne Foley of the John F. Kennedy public school in Somerville, MA has informed her staff that Thanksgiving is offensive and will not be allowed in her school. Other days that will not be allowed include … Continue reading

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Greeley Central HS hosts Andy Meyers CC Invitational

Monfort Park and Greeley Central HS played host to the Andy Meyers Invitational cross country meet Friday afternoon. The weather was ideal as 8 high schools and 10 middle schools from northern Colorado competed their boy’s and girl’s thinclads in … Continue reading

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East Memorial teacher wins award, school supplies

Staff Reports —   OfficeMax honored East Memorial Elementary School teacher Jennifer Gray today with an award and $1,000 in school supplies as part of the company’s “A Day Made Better” national school advocacy program.   Members of OfficeMax, along … Continue reading

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School board candidate steps down over petition irregularities

  by Jack Minor – A Republican candidate for the upcoming District 6 school board election has withdrawn from the race following revelations that signatures gathered to place her name on the ballot were gathered improperly. The Gazette first reported that … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight

                    Name: Forest Desmond   Age:18   School: Greeley Central Grade: 12th   GPA: 3.5   Parent’s name: Brenda and Boak Desmond   Interests: weightlifting and football   Other sports: Track … Continue reading

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Who are the school board candidates?

    By James Courant   The field for the upcoming Greeley/Evans school board elections is a crowded one. With fifteen candidates vying for the four open seats, the Gazette will be doing a series of articles on meeting the … Continue reading

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Greeley/Evans school board candidate may face jail

by Jack Minor   –   The Gazette has learned that a candidate running for a position on the school board may have violated election laws by having another individual collect petition signatures without signing a circulator’s affidavit.  Jean Daviet is … Continue reading

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Board member tells school: Tell your parents at-risk children come before theirs

  By Jack Minor Following last year’s rejection of an application for an elementary school, Union Colony Preparatory School returned and faced harsh questions from the District 6 school board at this week’s public hearing. “We want an elementary school,” … Continue reading

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School district turns deficit into surplus after Wisconsin passes balanced budget

by Jack Minor Wisconsin’s budget battle has ended for now. It ended with the passage of a balanced budget that has helped one school turn a deficit into a budget, despite critics saying it would “devastate” education. Like Colorado, Wisconsin requires the … Continue reading

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Police find hundreds of stolen items after arrest

Press Over the past five weeks an investigation into an organized theft ring has been ongoing with initial arrests coming this past weekend resulting in two search warrants and a substantial recovery of property taken in numerous vehicle trespass cases … Continue reading

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How many genders are there for people? School says “many”

by Jack Minor   At a time when the government says 82 percent of all public schools are failing, a California elementary school has found time to teach students that there are more than two genders of people.   The … Continue reading

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Brett Reese’s statement to the D6 School Board

The following is the statement that Brett Reese gave during the D6 Board meeting held Wednesday May 18 at 8am.  The Board tried to convene an Executive Session at the beginning of the meeting, but Mr. Reese objected saying he … Continue reading

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State to Consider School Testing Requirements

By Mike Bauman  Colorado lawmakers are considering offering legislation that would greatly reduce the amount of standardized testing conducted in public schools.  Colorado State Representative, Judith Solano of Brighton, has stated she will introduce legislation that would end all non-mandatory … Continue reading

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Baptist church builds in midst of economic downturn

Story and photo by Jack Minor  At a time of economic turmoil; rising gas prices, uncertainty in the housing market and unemployment still high, one Greeley church is going against the grain with plans to build a new, larger facility. … Continue reading

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Dorothy L. Lionberger

  June 22, 1920 ~ April 12, 2011   Dorothy L. Lionberger, age 90, of Joplin, MO, a former Evans, Colorado resident went to sleep at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Spring River Christian Village and woke up … Continue reading

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Francis O. “Fran” Towns

  May 12, 1935 – April 17, 2011   Francis O. “Fran” Towns, 75, of Greeley, died April 17, 2011 at Bonell Good Samaritan Center in Greeley.   He was born May 12, 1935 in Palco, Kansas to Clarence Almer and … Continue reading

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District 6 Charter Approved with Reservations

By Mike Bauman  On April 11, 2011, the District 6 Board of Education approved the contract for West Ridge Academy Charter School.  West Ridge will be required to set aside 40% of its first year enrollment for students from Dos … Continue reading

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Reese? Judge For Yourself

Guest Column By Sam Hill www.greeleyreport.com It’s so interesting to observe failing systems propping up other failing systems.  That’s why it came as no surprise when the ailing, failing Lib Trib came out with yet another whack and attack piece against … Continue reading

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School board needs to work on issues, stop attacking each other

Gazette Opinion Much like the line for popular concert tickets or Black Friday sales, the line for student applications to the recently approved West Ridge Academy is expected to begin forming outside the night before. Why would parents stand in … Continue reading

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Jessica Dawn “Jessie” Jerke

Jessica Dawn “Jessie” Jerke, 21 of LaSalle, Colorado went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 5, 2011.   She was born on November 13, 1989 in Greeley, Colorado, and delighted her parents William Harry and Jeannie Maurine … Continue reading

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Perry Adkins

Perry Adkins 46, of Greeley died on Friday, March 25, 2011 at University Hospital in Aurora. He was born on January 14, 1965 to Leon F. and Emily J. (Larrabee) Adkins in Kankakee, Illinois. He was a graduate of Northglenn … Continue reading

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