Issue 98

Five Star Pre-Schooler Chooses Bird over Westerly

In what is becoming an arms race between Stapleton Elementary Schools, officials from each school tirelessly recruit top kindergarten prospects during the months leading up to the school choice deadline. “The landscape has completely changed,” says longtime educator and recent recruiter Mike Stevens. “It used to be where you just had to attend your boundary […]

Of Mice and Meat:  Has Stapleton Soopers Hit Rock Bottom?

Of Mice and Meat: Has Stapleton Soopers Hit Rock Bottom?

Recently, it was reported that a patron at the Stapleton King Soopers noticed a live mouse running through the deli meat case. “I screamed and told the employee,” said Laura Kozlowski. “But, they didn’t seem that shocked. They just said, ‘yeah, we see that thing, but never in the deli case.’” The incident is latest […]

Stapleton to Build “No Immunization” School for 2016-17

Stapleton to Build “No Immunization” School for 2016-17

An independent study recently presented to the Front Porch suggests that some Stapleton schools have a lower than expected percentage of kids who have had all of their appropriate vaccinations. The study indicates that not only do some local schools fall below the preferred vaccination percentages, but the average percentages across all Colorado schools also […]

Year Long School Choice Decision Concludes in 2.5 Minute Discussion

Year Long School Choice Decision Concludes in 2.5 Minute Discussion

Many families spent months researching the school their four year old may attend. They talked to other parents, spoke with principals, reviewed test scores, had conversations with teachers, and made long Excel spreadsheets with checklists. Then, there was the Lauterbach family who used less than three minutes to make their decision.

What is that Empty Space in Eastbridge Near Havana and MLK?

What is that Empty Space in Eastbridge Near Havana and MLK?

The February Front Porch has an article intended to inform residents on “What are those big mounds in Stapleton north of 56th?”. The article is helpful in explaining that the area is remnants of the old Stapleton airport which were intended to be recycled and eventually sold. There are several of these types of questions […]

All Public Schools to be Located in Stapleton by 2024

All Public Schools to be Located in Stapleton by 2024

In a recent report, it was mentioned that Stapleton may need more seats, which would be accommodated by adding more space to existing schools, or quite possibly, building another new school. “I know it seems like we keep building schools in Stapleton,” said DPS Board Member Amber Jones. “But, people out there keep having kids. […]

Protecting Yourself:  Safety Tips from Denver Police Department

Protecting Yourself: Safety Tips from Denver Police Department

With a reported five robberies and two aggravated assaults, the Denver Police Department wanted to help Stapleton residents understand what they can do to not be a victim. Below are some of their tips: Don’t shop at the Stapleton King Soopers late at night. Just don’t do it. Did you really need those Double-Stuffed Oreos […]