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May 2, 2023 | News

Community Newsletter | May 2, 2023

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 community, 

We are so close to the end of the school year, and I would like to congratulate all of our incredible students whose hard work has paid off and our committed teachers and staff members who have made this year a success! 

May brings several celebrations and important reminders. First of all, May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and we have partnered with Kids First Health Care to help fight the stigma surrounding mental health and to provide a better understanding of this universal issue. 

On Tuesday, May 2, Kids First’s Community Advisory Committee has a community meeting at Adams City High School from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Experts from Kids First Health Care and Adams 14 will be offering mini-workshops and resources to take home to support mental health and wellness over the summer months. Please RSVP to Breanna Deidel at Click here to view the flyer.

May is also Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which celebrates the contributions and histories of individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. The Adams 14 Board of Education will read a proclamation in its next meeting to recognize these people’s tremendous contributions and to celebrate their heritage. 

On Friday, May 5, we recognize and celebrate School Lunch Hero Day! I thank our Nutrition Services staff, who fulfill an essential part of each school day and provide nutritious meals for all students. Our school nutrition employees balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. Thank you for your commendable dedication to our student’s well-being. 

Finally, the first Adams 14 Annual Soccer World Cup is happening this week! The opening ceremony will take place at Adams City High School on Friday, May 5, at 6 p.m. Teams will be playing their games at Soccer City in Aurora; the group phase is on Saturday, May 6, 2023, and the finals will be on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Please review the FAQs & Rules of The Game and the Code of Conduct. Click here to read a detailed schedule of the games.

I wish you an excellent last few weeks of learning! 

At your service,

Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • May 2, 2023: Kids First Health Care Advisory Committee Meeting
  • May 5, 2023: Adams 14 Annual Soccer World Cup Opening Ceremony 
    • 6 p.m. 
    • Adams City High School 
  • May 6, 2023: Adams 14 Annual Soccer World Cup Group Phase Matches
    • 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 
    • Soccer City Aurora (15960 East Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011)
  • May 7, 2023: Adams 14 Annual Soccer World Cup Finals and Awards Ceremony
    • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
    • Soccer City Aurora (15960 East Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011)
  • May 9, 2023: Adams 14 Board of Education Meeting
  •  May 10, 2023: District Accountability Committee (DAC) Meeting
  • May 10, 2023: DAC Parent Engagement Subcommittee Meeting
    • 8-9 p.m. (This subcommittee meeting follows the regular DAC meeting)
    • Educational Support Services building
    • Dinner and child supervision will be provided
    • Click here to view the flyer 
  • May 25, 2023: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session

WOW! Adams 14 Summer Science Camp

Students in 8th grade are invited to participate in this fascinating opportunity. While using math, science, and communication skills, students will construct rockets, rovers, and robots while learning about space exploration. Two camp sessions are offered in June. You do not want to miss this exciting opportunity! Click here to view the flyer.

Register by Friday, May 5, 2023. For more information or to register, visit Students who register are to attend the entire session. Seats are limited and fill up quickly; first come, first served. Once seats have been filled, students wishing to enroll will be waitlisted. For questions, contact Adams 14 Education Technology Coordinator Maggie Green at or 303-853-3242.

WOW! Career and Technical Education Summer Learning for Grades 6-12

Students will engage in authentic learning experiences designed to introduce core skills for various careers. This exciting opportunity will allow students to select a camp of their interest.

Register by May 12, 2023 ( Click here to view the flyer.

Adams 14 Summer Job Corps

The Adams 14 Summer Job Corps at Adams City High School (ACHS) is an exciting opportunity for students in high schools to explore experiences through job shadowing. Students will learn interpersonal skills, such as resume-building, interviewing, communications, safety and professionalism. The Summer Job Corps will take place between June 5 and July 13, 2023.

Classes will be in-person at ACHS or on-site at partnering businesses from Monday through Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Register by May 12, 2023 ( Click here to view a flyer.

Adams 14 Summer School Credit Recovery Program

Students in grades 9-12 at Adams City High School and Lester Arnold High School are encouraged to enroll in the Adams 14 Summer School Credit Recovery Program. Complete the Google form to enroll. Please note, seating is limited and spots fill up quickly; once all seats have been filled, students wishing to enroll will be waitlisted. If you have any questions, please contact MaryKelley Floyd (

  • Start Date: Wednesday, May 31
  • End Date: Thursday, July 13
  • No School Dates: June 19, July 3, July 4
  • Time: Monday-Thursday, 8:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Location: Adams City High School
  • Breakfast, lunch, and transportation will be provided

Seal of Biliteracy Celebration on Thursday, May 4, 2023

The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Department is holding an event on Thursday, May 4, to celebrate students who are on the pathway to earning their seal of biliteracy. The celebration will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Adams City High School. Click here to view the flyer. 

Kids First Health Care

Each May, our country participates in Mental Health Awareness Month to raise awareness of mental health and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities. Adams 14 and Kids First Health Care support the integrated health and well-being of every student, staff member and family in our community. To highlight the services available to students, and to provide resources to families, we invite the community to participate in our Mental Health Awareness Month activities.

Keeping your child’s morning and evening routines consistent can help their sleep patterns, their behavior at school and their overall mental well-being! Below are some tips to help you throughout the day.

In the morning:

  • Wake at the same time – your child’s day will improve when their waking time is consistent each day. This allows for the rest of the morning’s activities to be completed without the additional stress of running behind schedule.
  • Create a checklist – help your child stay organized (and reduce stress) by creating a checklist of things they need to complete each morning, so they are prepared to learn each day once they arrive at school!
    • Wash face
    • Brush teeth
    • Comb hair
    • Get dressed
    • Grab backpack

In the evening:

  • Turn off electronics – have your child shut down their computer, tablet or phone at least one hour before bedtime. These personal electronic devices emit blue light, which floods your child’s brain, tricking it into thinking its daytime. As a result, your child’s brain suppresses melatonin production and works to stay awake.
  • Take a warm bath or shower – scientists have found that taking a warm bath or shower before bed helps to mimic a nighttime drop in body temperature, therefore preparing your child’s body for sleep.
  • Stretch, breathe and relax – gentle stretching and deep breathing exercises can help your child’s body focus on mindful relaxation to prepare for sleep.
  • Decide on a set bedtime – it is extremely important for your child to have a consistent bedtime. Your child’s brain follows a natural sleeping and waking cycle, which is how their brain begins winding down for sleep. It’s critical to create a consistent bedtime routine to help optimize your child’s transition from being asleep to awaking fresh the next morning.

For urgent concerns, call 988. This Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free, and confidential support. This May, Adams 14 and Kids First Health Care will celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, to raise awareness of mental well-being, and the importance of seeking professional help and support when needed!