With over 5,000 students in the region, RFSD is often the feature of many news stories locally and in the state. Below are some of the topics making headlines.

2016-2017 School Year

Pat Henry is the Patron Saint of StraysAspen Public Radio

Roaring Fork schools eye seal for bilingual students - Post Independent

Basalt boys basketball wins again, advances to Great 8 against Kent Denver - Aspen Times

Graci Dietrich has severe hearing loss, so her Glenwood basketball teammates wore earplugs through a game - Post Independent

Riverview School under construction south of Glenwood ‘tops out’ - Post Independent

GSHS mock trial team second at state - Post Independent

‘Spelling bee’ theme for Basalt High School musical - Aspen Daily News

Roaring Fork High holds second annual Girls’ Summit - Sopris Sun

GSMS sixth-graders show water lessonsPost Independent

RFSD News: Roaring Fork schools are a sanctuary for allPost Independent

Roaring Fork School District high schools prep for new senior projects - Post Independent

CRES Innovation PlanSopris Sun

Sunday profile: Meet the new — yet not so new — superintendent of Roaring Fork schools - Post Independent

2015-2016 School Year

Schools chief Sirko reflects on long ed career - Post Independent

Roaring Fork's Germain wins 3A high jump state championship - Post Independent

RFSD eyes increase in spending for next school year - Post Independent

Alternative Bridges High School returns to its roots - Post Independent

RFHS wins solar car event in Denver - Post Independent

High-schoolers get high altitude look at watershed - Post Independent

Glenwood's Horning is male athlete of the year - Post Independent

Move prompts Biggs to step down from Re-1 school board - Post Independent

Student Spotlight: Naomi Pulver - Post Independent

Uren signs with Trinity University - Post Independent

DPS administrator to lead new Eastbank school - Post Independent

A lesson in law for GSHS students - Post Independent

Roaring Fork's Medrano strives to help others - Post Independent

Student spotlight: Jacques Cote - Post Independent

Teaching it forward with Leticia Ingram - True Media Foundation

Glenwood Springs school projects taking shape - Post Independent

After escaping El Salvador violence, recent immigrant to Basalty earns scholarship - Aspen Times

Culinary students headed to national competition - Post Independent

Four Glenwood Springs High School DECA students headed to nationals - Post Independent

Student Spotlight: Katelyn Krehbiel - Post Independent

Student creativity on display across valley - Post Independent

Ironbridge pitches new units to house teachers - Post Independent

RFSD teachers to see minor pay raise - Post Independent

Re-1 school board approves Stein superintendent contract - Post Independent

School board working with Stein on new contract - Post Independent

Sirko prepares for final stretch of superintendency - Aspen Public Radio

Student spotlight: McKinley Mueller - Post Independent

Bright, sunny day for RFHS solar array - Post Independent

Solar school dreams become reality - Western Slope Now

Crystal River Elementary making strides under new leadership - Post Independent

Sirko to leave RFSD schools after June - Post Independent

Expeditionary learning at CRES? Not at this time - Sopris Sun

Colorado Department of Education offers college entry exam transition - Post Independent

Glenwood Springs basketball star closing in on 1000 career points - Post Independent

Cities look at subsidized housing to stem teacher shortages - New York Times

City, school district find early obstacle in confluence land-swap - Post Independent

DECA club expanding outreach - Post Independent

RFSD student test scores mixed compared to state - Post Independent

Mechanical problems dog RFSD schoolsPost Independent

Tax impact of RFSD bonds to come in one shotPost Independent

Thanksgiving feast in Basalt bridges cultural divide - Aspen Times

Glenwood High celebrates rising AP numbers - Post Independent

RFSD'S Pelland at home behind the scenes - Post Independent

RFSD's $122M bond issue passes easily - Post Independent

Guest Opinion: Good school buildings boost learning and home values - Post Independent

Basalt High School's Ingram is Colorado Teacher of the Year - Post Independent

Student Spotlight: Lily Janssen - Post Independent

Student Spotlight: Isaac WilliamsPost Independent

Student Spotlight: Brooklyn Koski - Post Independent

RFSD schedules bond issue meetings - Post Independent

It's back to school time - Aspen Times

Sopris Elemntary students design their own playground - Post Independent

Student Spotlight: Lyle Luckett - Post Independent

 2014-2015 School Year

RFHS senior takes 1st at state speech meet - Post Independent

Roaring Fork school contracts still in dispute - Aspen Times

Student Spotlight - Glenwood Springs High School senior Annaliese Kehoe - Post Independent

Emerging playwrights take ten at Theater Masters 2015 festival - including short plays by Brooklyn Paige Koski and Rorey Freeman - Aspen Times

Guest opinion: Parent mentoring effort spreads to Eagle County - Aspen Times

Sopris Elementary School starts father figure programPost Independent

BOE continues to review contracts for Sirko, Stein - Post Independent

RFSD names Gatlin chief operating officer - Post Independent

Student Spotlight - Adjoa Hursey - Post Independent

Aspen, Roaring Fork school officials prepare for legislative battle - Aspen Times

YouthEntity embarks on unique career exploration opportunity – Post Independent

School workers, others ‘just can’t find rental housing’ – Post Independent (this article also appeared in the Denver Post, on 9News, on KOAA radio, Aspen Public Radio, The Daily Journal and KJCT 8)

Looking at the commitment to learning – Post Independent

Carbondale, RFSD talk affordable housing – Post Independent

Valley Settlement Project gets $1.2M grant - Post Independent

Board picks Sirko and Stein – Post Independent

Compromise calms nerves in Roaring Fork School District – Aspen Times

RFSD Keeps Sirko & Stein Under New Contact Plan – Aspen Public Radio

Mountain lion sighting prompts SES lockout – Post Independent

RFSD board hired Sirko over Stein in 2013 - Post Independent

Roaring Fork board to weigh Sirko’s contract – Aspen Times

School board to discuss contract of Dr. Diana Sirko at its Wednesday meeting - Aspen Daily News

RFSD board to consider Sirko contract renewal – Post Independent

RFSD to Discuss Sirko Contract Extension - Aspen Public Radio

Student Spotlight - Elise Hillbrand - Post Independent

Letter: High school sports aren’t possible without community helpPost Independent

Plenty to give thanks for at Basalt High School - Aspen Times

Basalt school’s team advances - Aspen Times

Glenwood High class builds partnerships, hands-on experience - Post Independent

Family Science Night is tonight in Basalt - Aspen Times

GSHS cracks down on anonymous chat appPost Independent

Student Spotlight - Yazmin Castillo - Post Independent

Guest column/Diana Sirko: Roaring Fork School District pauses to give thanks - Aspen Times (this article also appeared in the Post Independent)

Buddies make impact on lives in the valley - Aspen Times

School board mulls superintendent job - Aspen Times

Local testing revolt seems confined to Glenwood - Aspen Times

USDA official gets taste of Roaring Fork High School - Post Independent

Farewell to the flag - Post Independent

Guest Opinion/Diana Sirko: Finding right balance of standardized tests - Post Independent

Colorado Springs high school seniors join growing protest against standardized tests - Gazette

VIDEO: Colorado Students Testing the Limits, Part One - Pagosa Daily Post

Hundreds of Colorado high school students refuse to take state tests - Denver Post

Buildings to be upgraded in Roaring Fork School District - Aspen Times

Guest Opinion/Rob Stein: Achieving the results we want for our kids - Post Independent (this also appeared in the Aspen Times and Sopris Sun)

Teaching With Dedication - Aspen Public Radio

Basalt teacher earns award - Aspen Times

Results released for new social studies, science tests - Post Independent

Basalt group seeks arts-civic center - Aspen Times

Five new assistant principals hired for 2014-2015 at Roaring Fork schools - Aspen Daily News

RFSD Board of Education Swears in New School Board Members, Elects New OfficersAspen Business Journal

School district level report looks at college readiness - Post Independent

RFSD selects new board members - Post Independent

CrossCurrents - Roaring Fork School Facilities Plan - KAJX Aspen Public Radio

Community Briefs / Facility Master Plan Community Meetings - Aspen Daily News

Rifle High drill part of enhanced security consciousnessPost Independent

There’s more to football than X’s and O’s - Post Independent

Roaring Fork Valley-area school districts focus on technology integration - Aspen Times

CMC president Hauser hopes to eliminate need for remediation - Post Independent

RFSD seeks members for school board - Post Independent

Solar array will power Roaring Fork High - Post Indepedent

Manaus FundAspen Business Journal

RFSD early release Wednesdays beginPost Independent

Change on the horizon at CRES - Sopris Sun

RFSD rolls out new graduation requirements - Post Independent

Roaring Fork School District Enhances Requirements - KREX Grand Junction TV

Roaring Fork School District: New Tests, Character Building Part Of School Year - Aspen Public Radio

2014 TCAP results mixed for area schools – Post Independent

Pre-Collegiate Program fulfills the promise of opportunityPost Independent

Parent Mentor Program bridges cultural GapsPost Independent

Hickenlooper recognizes Roaring Fork Valley YouthPost Independent

750 Roaring Fork Valley elementary school students receive academic boostPost Independent

8 struggling schools opt in to Colorado’s new turnaroundChalk Beat

More teachers, better pay in next year’s Re-1 budgetPost Independent

 2013-2014 School Year

Reading Test Scores UpKAJX Aspen Public Radio

Roaring Fork Valley third-graders test above state average in reading in TCAP resultsPost Independent

Re-1 schools enter the mobile era - Post Independent

Basalt Principal David Schmid on Making the GradeAspen Times Weekly

Glenwood Springs principal stays close to studentsPost Independent

Reframing the testing conversationPost Independent

Roaring Fork schools adopt new calendars– Post Independent

Roaring Fork Valley caddies get full rides to collegeAspen Times

RFHS boosting its Advanced Placement offerings – Sopris Sun

Re-1 slates visioning meetingsSopris Sun

Making our vision for education a reality in Roaring Fork Schools - Post Independent

More Roaring Fork School District visioning meetings planned - Post Independent

Roaring Fork Re-1 proposes calendar changes for 2014-15 - Post Independent

Teachers shape who we become - Post Independent

Downvalley schools start long-term visioning process - Aspen Times

Time is now for Carbondale schools; get involvedSopris Sun

Roaring Fork School District Seeks Input From Public - Post Independent

School year: In and out of the classroom - Aspen Daily News

Re-1 school district sees drop in test scores - Post Independent

Stein rolls up sleeves as new Re-1 assistant super - Post Independent

GSES begins EL Journey! - Post Independent


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