EXPANSION: New school in Thornton
School District 27J will open a new school on the coming 2018-19 school year. Riverdale Ridge High School (RRHS) will serve grades 9 and 10. Students who currently live in the Riverdale Ridge boundary area, and are currently attending a 27J school, have been automatically enrolled in RRHS for grades 9 and 10. But, also, students that do not reside in Riverdale Ridge boundary can participate in open enrollment. Cutting ribbon ceremony will be August 7th.
RRHS was awarded a three-year, $35,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation and its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to help fund this school engineering program. RRHS will offer a STEM engineering pathway for students who possess an interest in this field. “We offer a robust curriculum and PLTW’s tools would enable students opportunities to explore potential careers in STEM”, says RRHS Principal Terry Elliott. The first day of class will be August 14th.
MOVING UP: Polis and Stapleton, candidates for governor of Colorado
Democat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton won their primary elections to become governor of Colorado. They will face each other to win that post on November 2018. Polis, a U.S. Representative, obtained 44.5 per cent of the votes in the Democratic primaries. Stapleton, on the other hand, won 48.2 of the votes casted by affiliated and nonaffiliated voters who participated on the Republican primaries.
Walker Stapleton is serving his second term as Colorado’s State Treasurer. He holds a graduate degree in business economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Meanwhile, Polis is a politician, businessman, and philanthropist serving as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district since 2009. A Democrat, he is also a former member of the Colorado State Board of Education.
SAVE THE DATE: Westminster Latino Festival brings the best music and food
For the third year in a row, the Westminster Latino Festival will take place. This year the event will be at the RTD Westminster Station, a fabulous park that marks the last stop of RTD’s Line B. “We will have entertainment, food and fun for the whole family” said Manuel Tejada, organizer of the festival and president of El Comercio de Colorado and CASA Magazine. Tejada explained that there will be a variety of food trucks, lucha libre and a lowrider exhibition by Suave Club.
Tejada added that, as usual, the event will have a variety of performers. Ballet Mexico Alegre, Barrio E’, showcasing Puerto Rican folklore; and Academia Estudio Colombia are some of them. Colorado New Style Dance Academy will present dancers of Caribbean rhythms. “Mighty Nice Band, and James Band will perform R&B and rock en espanol; and Sabor de la Calle and Conjunto COlores will bring the Latin music for everyone to dance.
Westminster Latino Festival
RTD Westminster Station
6995 Grove St.