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Brush Schools
Budget Hearing
Posted on 06/07/2018
A budget hearing for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:30 am at the Brush School District, 527 Industrial Park Rd, Brush, CO 80723. A complete budget for public inspection is filed at the district office. A regular meeting will follow the budget hearing. Following the regular meeting members of the Brush School Board, along with Superintendent Wilson, will be attending the annual Board Retreat in Greeley, CO. We share this information in accordance with Colorado "Sunshine" laws to inform the public that, while more than two Board members will be in attendance, no action will be taken.  READ MORE...
Dr. Wilson
Personalized Learning Survey
Posted on 04/11/2018
Thank you for your willingness to take a few minutes to complete this survey. The purpose of the survey is to assess our district’s readiness towards blended and more personalized learning. We are fortunate to be a part of the Colorado Empowered Learning program that provides no cost consulting and assistance toward improved student achievement and learning. There may be questions that seem confusing or for which you do not have an answer - that is expected! Do not hesitate to mark “I do not know” when you do not know. We will use the results of this survey to help direct our path forward toward serving our students and providing the best possible learning opportunities for them.  READ MORE...
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Pictures from BHS/BMS Groundbreaking Ceremony
Posted on 03/13/2018
Thank you to all students, staff, Board of Education and community members that participated in the BHS/BMS groundbreaking ceremony on March 7th. Pictures of the event can be found here:  READ MORE...
Dr. Wilson
BRUSH MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
Posted on 03/01/2018
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018, 1:30 PM 400 West Avenue Brush, CO 80723. Click here for the Agenda.  READ MORE...
Dr. Wilson
Superintendent's Message -- 02/21/2018
Posted on 02/21/2018
Wednesday, February 21 was a successful school day. Thank you to the Brush Police Department and Morgan County Sheriff's Department for investigating the potential threat, mitigating that threat, and then providing a presence today to add another layer of safety and confidence as we attempted to conduct business as usual. Thank you to school district employees for your efforts "above and beyond" to assist our students in feeling safe and maintaining a quality learning environment. Thank you parents for your trust in our partnership with you. We will continue to make every effort to provide a safe learning environment and use all resources available to us to achieve that end. We look forward to returning to more regular day but will continue with an elevated level of awareness toward school safety and an increased resolve to provide our students with world-class educational opportunities.  READ MORE...
Dr. Wilson
New MS/HS Facility Project Groundbreaking
Posted on 02/20/2018
Join us as we celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Brush Middle and High School Building. Meet members of the project team, learn the scope of the project and converse with community members.  READ MORE...
Dr. Wilson
Construction Update
Posted on 02/06/2018
The Brush School District, in partnership with Adolfson & Peterson Construction, GMCN Architects, and Cooperative Strategies (Owner’s Representatives), is excited to announce mobilization of the construction site at the current Brush High School. Perimeter fencing around the northern side of the property is scheduled to be installed beginning February 19. Office trailers, equipment and materials are expected to arrive on March 5. Traffic patterns and access to parking lots and entrances/exits to the HS building should not be impacted until March 5.  READ MORE...
Dr. Wilson
District Makes Good on Tax Promise!
Posted on 12/22/2017
The Brush School Board, at its December 13 meeting, established their Mill Rate for the 2018 year. The district had committed to voters in the 2016 General Election that passage of the proposed MLO and Bond initiatives would collectively result in tax increases projected to total $10.71 per $100,000 of home value per month and $ 128.52 per year. Working with GK Baum from the outset, the district used the expertise of the established firm and a conservative approach to the bond market to ensure quality projections.  READ MORE...
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Free Access to eBooks Until January 15th
Posted on 12/21/2017
Free Access to a Huge Selection of eBooks Until January 15th  READ MORE...
Dr. Wilson
Principal Selected for Beaver Valley Elementary
Posted on 12/07/2017
I am pleased to announce that Catherine Pacheco-Ogle has been selected to lead Beaver Valley Elementary School as Principal. She is expected to continue in her role as “acting” Principal until formal Board of Education action is taken on December 13th. In the comprehensive search for the BV Principal, Mrs. Pacheco-Ogle's candidacy was affirmed and confirmed by the search/interview team and was the consensus choice for the position.  READ MORE...
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Notice of appointment to board of education
Posted on 10/24/2017
The Board of Education of the Brush School District is accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the Board of Education from the date of appointment in November, 2017 until the next regular biennial school election in November 2019. To be eligible for appointment, each candidate must be a registered elector of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months prior to the date of appointment. Any person who meets the qualifications and who desires to be considered for the appointment is invited to file a written notice of such intention with the secretary of the Board of Education by November 10th at 527 Industrial Park Rd, Brush, CO. The Board will interview and appoint prospective candidates on November 14th, 2017 at a public meeting. For further information, contact Sandy Markvicka 970-842-5176.  READ MORE...
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2017 CASB Fall Regional Meeting
Posted on 10/23/2017
Members of the Brush School Board, along with Superintendent Wilson, will be attending the 2017 CASB Fall Regional Meeting in Sterling, CO on Tuesday, October 24th. We share this information in accordance with Colorado "Sunshine" laws to inform the public that, while more than two Board members will be in attendance, this is not a scheduled public meeting; there is no agenda; no business will be conducted nor action taken.   READ MORE...
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Rural Advocacy Reception
Posted on 10/09/2017
Members of the Brush School Board, along with Superintendent Wilson, will be attending a Rural Advocacy Reception at The Course on Wednesday, October 11th at 5 pm. We share this information in accordance with Colorado "Sunshine" laws to inform the public that, while more than two Board members will be in attendance, this is not a scheduled public meeting; there is no agenda; no business will be conducted nor action taken.   READ MORE...
Bike Parade
City of Brush Bike Parade and Carnival
Posted on 09/07/2017
Family Fun Bike Parade and Carnival. Saturday, 9/16 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. at VFW Memorial Park. Part of the Pedal the Plains Event.  READ MORE...
Dr. Wilson
Testing Data Release: 2017 PARCC Test Results with 2016 Comparison Brush School District RE-2J
Posted on 08/24/2017
The test results from this past spring’s state assessments have been released. As you can quickly surmise, our students’ performance on these tests fall noticeably below the Colorado state average. We are aware that our students’ achievement levels are not in line with the goals of the district, nor are they indicative of our students’ abilities. Please know that we are currently reviewing, revising, and aligning our curriculum to ensure that our students achievement levels and learning are in step with expectations on the state assessments and accurately reflect the teaching and learning taking place in our schools.  READ MORE...
Dr. Wilson
Solar Eclipse
Posted on 08/17/2017
Dear Parents/Guardians: As I am sure you all are aware, there will be a solar eclipse on our first day of school, August 21st . In preparation for the event, we ordered “viewing glasses” for all of our students and staff. We received the glasses but also received notification from Amazon (the company through which the glasses were ordered) explaining that they could not verify the quality of some of the glasses in terms of protection of the eyes. Amazon refunded our money and recommends that we not use the glasses in question. Upon further research, we have determined that some of the glasses are not on the “safety approved” list.  READ MORE...
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Thomson Primary CLOSED August 9th and 10th
Posted on 08/08/2017
Last spring we experienced an issue with bed bugs in one of our classrooms at TPS. We contracted with an exterminator and were assured that the issue would be addressed this summer. We are not convinced that the extermination was completed with the fidelity we desire. Thus, we are taking precautionary measures to ensure complete extermination of any unwanted insects or bugs by fumigating the entire school. This will require Thomson to be CLOSED on August 9 and August 10. Registration will be held on Friday, August 11 as we have been assured that the building will be safe and ready for full use on that day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding as we ensure that this issue has been properly and completely addressed.  READ MORE...
Dr. Wilson
Best Grant Secured!
Posted on 05/26/2017
On May 18th, a team representing our school district traveled to Golden, CO to complete the presentation portion of Brush's application for a BEST Grant for the purpose of building a 6-12 campus on the site of the current high school. The two-day meeting was held at the Jefferson County School District offices and provided nearly fifty school districts one final opportunity to share rationale for the projects placed before the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Board.  READ MORE...
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SENATE BILL 03-139 (§ 1-7-908, C.R.S.) NOTICE
Posted on 10/19/2016
Brush School District -- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Education of the above referenced school district (the “School District”) of the information required under Section 1-7-908, Colorado Revised Statutes.  READ MORE...
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School Messages via SMS/Text
Posted on 10/05/2016
Brush School District RE-2J is pleased to announce that we are now able to send school information and announcements via SMS text messaging to your mobile phones.  READ MORE...