Issue 77

2014 Stapletonion Bracket Challenge!

2014 Stapletonion Bracket Challenge!

It’s all over! Now, we need your prize choices. Thank you all for participating. First place, Christi S., chose a free Stapleton All Sports multi-sports program. Please contact us if you are in the following group. Thank you! Zach Bisek Ryan Hayes Beau Olivere Nils Satterstrom Michael M. Chris Leding Michelle Lazar Sara A. Craig […]

Middle School Mayhem: Analyzing the Aftermath

Middle School Mayhem: Analyzing the Aftermath

The April Front Porch has an article which analyzes the outcome of the middle school choice system. The article examines total number of students, ratio of shared boundary students to non-boundary students, gender ratios, as well as the different neighborhoods making up each school. The Stapletonion has taken a deeper look to understand the numbers […]

Local Couple Launches Charitable Direct Giving Service from Garage

Local Couple Launches Charitable Direct Giving Service from Garage

With so many inspirational stories (and a recent car commercial) dealing with successful enterprises beginning in garages, Tom and Rose Halsor decided to roll the dice and give it a shot themselves. Last fall, with little more than a can-do attitude and a desire to help those less fortunate, the resourceful couple launched a direct-giving […]

Westerly Creek PTA Member Realizes Position is for Lifetime

Westerly Creek PTA Member Realizes Position is for Lifetime

Jane Hansen signed up for the Westerly Creek PTA in January to help out at her child’s school. “I am a stay at home mom, so I had some time, and I used to work full time, so I thought this might be a good fit for me,” said Hansen. “Now that my child is […]

High School Update:  Is Phase 1 Enough, or Should it Be 1.5 or 1.99?

High School Update: Is Phase 1 Enough, or Should it Be 1.5 or 1.99?

The budget issues for the new Stapleton High School have become a major priority for Stapleton residents. Such a priority that residents have come together to help move the project forward more quickly. “DPS was not making the appropriate contingency plan, so we had too,” said Kate Bolsem. “What we are proposing is using some […]

Fletcher Community School:  The Diamond in the Rough

Fletcher Community School: The Diamond in the Rough

With the extraordinary number of young kids in Stapleton, and that number increasing, residents are concerned the current elementary schools will not be able to accommodate all of the incoming children. “People are always talking about the bubble,” says concerned resident J.D. Artz. “But, what concerns me, is not the first bubble, it is all […]

Rec Center Sign Helps Swimmers Avoid Injury

Rec Center Sign Helps Swimmers Avoid Injury

The Central Park swimming pool can get pretty hectic, especially during the winter. Toddlers are flying down the slide while dozens of other kids are throwing balls or screaming around the whirlpool area. With all of the ruckus, it is amazing more kids don’t get hurt. Central Park Rec Center director Robin Miller attributes their […]