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May 9, 2023 | News

Community Newsletter | May 9, 2023

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A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 community, 

May 8-12 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside the amazing teachers in this district. I’ve seen firsthand how invested our educators in Adams 14 are in their students’ growth and well-being. Not only do they teach our children with patience and grace, but they also serve as important role models for the future leaders of our community. Please join me in celebrating our teachers this week and every day.

Last week was an incredible opportunity for the community to rally together for the first Adams 14 Soccer World Cup! The 22 teams played amazingly well, and I want to thank the volunteers and staff members who helped organize this event. We will soon have more photos and videos on our social media for everyone to see the great turnout.

Finally, congratulations to all of our seniors who are graduating this year! You should be very proud of yourselves for your hard work and commitment to finishing the school year. I look forward to spending the day with you and your loved ones on May 19 and 20.

At your service,

Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • 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 19, 2023: Lester Arnold High School Graduation Ceremony
    • 7 p.m.
    • Football field at Adams City High School 
  • May 20, 2023: Adams City High School Graduation Ceremony
    • 9 a.m.
    • Football field at Adams City High School 
  • May 25, 2023: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session
  • June 13, 2023: Adams 14 Board of Education Meeting

CU Boulder and Adams 14 Science Program for Grades 6-7 

Students in 6th and 7th grades are invited to participate in this exciting opportunity located at the University of Colorado Boulder. There are two options for classes, the Amazing Race or Medieval Siege, that students can choose from. Both include many opportunities for hands-on learning, problem-solving, and team building. Registration closes on May 12, 2023. 

Classes will be at the University of Colorado Boulder from June 26-30, 2023; Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Green at Click here to view a flyer.

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

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 waking 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!