Weld RE5J School District

Announcements & Events

Weld RE-5J Board of Education Selects Firm for Superintendent Search

On January 31, 2018, the Weld RE-5J Board of Education selected the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) to conduct a search for a new superintendent to lead the school district starting in the 2018–2019 school year. This step by the board follows Dr. Martin Foster’s announcement earlier this month that he will retire from his position as the Weld RE-5J superintendent at the end of the 2017–2018 school year.

CASB was selected from three firms that responded to the board’s Request for Proposal for superintendent search services. “After a lengthy discussion comparing the pros and cons of each company, the board elected to select CASB as our search consultant,” said Steve McCarthy, President of the Weld RE-5J School Board. “The board is confident that CASB is the best firm to support us in conducting a nationwide search to find an exceptional candidate to lead our district into the future.”

CASB’s process includes identifying and prioritizing the board’s needs and wishes for a new superintendent and engaging staff and community members in a process to determine their desires for their next school district leader. “We are committed to engaging our community in defining the qualities and characteristics that we are seeking in our next superintendent,” McCarthy said.

Once this work is complete, CASB will place state and national advertisements and recruit potential candidates based on the profile identified by the board, staff, and community. The board will publish the search and selection timeline by mid-February, and Dr. Foster will continue in his role as superintendent with the full confidence of the board through June 2018.
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Superintendent Message to the District

Today, I shared with district staff my decision to retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Although my contract with district extends through next year, it feels like the right time for me to move to the next phase of my life. It is my true privilege to end my 40-year career in education as the superintendent of the Weld RE-5J School District.
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Impacts of Marijuana on Youth - What you need to know and what you can do to help

Location: Milliken Middle School
Date: January 29th, 2018
Time: 6-8pm

In November of 2012 Amendment 64 was passed. This amendment allows for personal growth and personal use of marijuana by individuals 21 years or older. The passing of this law has led to negative consequences for many, but more specifically our teens and kids.

Join us at our next seminar as we are equipped to handle this topic. At this seminar you will learn:

a. How marijuana effects the development of our kids from birth through young adulthood.
b. The unintended consequences of legalizing marijuana
c. Awareness and warning signs of marijuana use
d. What we can do as parents, teachers, and youth workers to keep our kids safe
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Facility Improvement Task Force created and held the first meeting

This fall there was an RE-5J Facility Improvement Task Force created, comprised primarily of community members, that is to provide input and recommendations related to a potential bond in the fall of 2018 to the school board.

The task force held their first meeting on December 6 and will hold additional meetings on January 16 and March 14.

Click on this story to be able to learn more about the task force as well to see the notes from the first meeting.
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Superintendent's September Message

There are so many reasons to be excited about the new school year.

Students attending a Weld RE-5J elementary school can look forward to interactive, engaging instruction. In the year ahead, they’ll have the opportunity to own their own learning and make choices aligned with their unique needs and interests. Those attending Milliken Middle School will hone their research, public speaking, and teamwork skills. This year will bring many opportunities to explore their passions and interests through a variety of elective courses, clubs, sports, and technology and arts programming. For Roosevelt High School (RHS) students, it’s time to explore career options and get ready for college. Concurrent enrollment, Advanced Placement, and Honors courses engage students in a college-level curriculum and offer the opportunity to earn college credits.
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Incident at RHS on September 6, 2017

A small brown box was found in a portable toilet on the grounds of Roosevelt High School (RHS) today by a law enforcement officer participating in a routine training nearby. The officer immediately informed local law enforcement who moved swiftly to determine the contents and origins of the package. RHS students were never in any danger.
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