October 20, 2018

The Emperor v. The Weavers: A Victory for Education

The view from the judge's bench of the many proud parents in the courtroom.

Jury duty isn’t usually something you look forward to, and it’s usually solemn rather than fun, but a week ago I participated on the jury of an unusual trial that turned out to be a highlight of the week: Kyffin 6th graders played the part of the prosecution, defense, judge, and bailiff in the case of the Emperor (who was upset about parading naked while he thought was was wearing a magic suit) v. the weavers (who manufactured this suit). Rep. Max Tyler and I and a bunch of parents made up the jury. Verdict: we found the weavers not guilty on the count of theft, but the jury hung on the count of fraud (we couldn’t reach unanimity on whether the weavers were in the clear because the Emperor accepted the suit, or was he deceived). The kids did a tremendous job, and my hat is off to their teacher, to Kyffin, and to my fellow jurors.

The Red Ribbon: Building Community

Earlier in the fall I joined the Kyffin kids for an all-school assembly on building community . . . they had all read “The Red Ribbon” and the assembly was a chance to share what they had learned, read poems, and celebrate the community they’ve built at the school. One bit of sage advice offered by a student: don’t just sit at the same lunch table with your friends every day but at least once in a while sit at a different table and make new friends.



Jacob's Golden Update: The Home Stretch on City Elections and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: October 19, 2009

1. City Council Elections: The Home Stretch
2. Golden Adopts Temporary Moratorium on New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
3. New Bike/Pedestrian Connector to the Rec Center in the Works
4. Kyffin Elementary Wins Healthy Schools Grant
5. Jefferson County Board of Education Elections
6. Political Campaign Sign Violations
7. Smith for Golden Blog Roundup
8. Other Upcoming Events
9. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, October 22

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Jacob’s Golden Update: The Home Stretch on City Elections and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: October 19, 2009

1. City Council Elections: The Home Stretch
2. Golden Adopts Temporary Moratorium on New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
3. New Bike/Pedestrian Connector to the Rec Center in the Works
4. Kyffin Elementary Wins Healthy Schools Grant
5. Jefferson County Board of Education Elections
6. Political Campaign Sign Violations
7. Smith for Golden Blog Roundup
8. Other Upcoming Events
9. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, October 22

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