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Q&A with Dana Coe, Rock Canyon High School graduate

I am and have been involved with art my whole life as I love everything about it! The way it makes me feel, how it communicates, and how pleasing to the eye it can be, gets to me. I have participated … more

Douglas County School Board announces finalists for superintendent, with Kane not among them

The Douglas County School Board has announced three finalists for the permanent superintendent position. Interim Superintendent Erin Kane is not one of them. According to a March 29 email to Douglas … more

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver … more

Pine Lane students take part in Battle of the Books

Fifth- and sixth-grade students from Pine Lane Elementary huddled together to discuss the question presented to them during a round of Battle of the Books at the Parker Library Jan. 31, in which they … more

Legend Unified hoops team beats Parker police

Legend Unified basketball player Mathew Campbell had a simple strategy before competing against Parker police officers Jan. 31 at Legend High School — get as many points as he could, play a lot of … more

Ex-teacher waives hearing in video case

Steven Michael Jenkins, the former Douglas County School District employee accused of taking upskirt videos of multiple women and students, including minors, appeared in court for a preliminary … more

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final … more

School board approves new pay-raise system

The Douglas County School Board is prioritizing compensating employees for what its members call the “inequity and unfairness” caused by reforms enacted by previous board members. At a June 5 … more

Douglas County School District offers free summer lunch program

For the fourth summer in a row, the Nutrition Services team at the Douglas County School District is offering free lunch for kids and teens, Monday through Friday, at various times and locations … more

Douglas County School District will be closed on April 26 as teachers rally at Capitol

Neighborhood, magnet and alternative schools in the Douglas County School District will be closed April 26, as teachers participate in a rally at the state Capitol in Denver, interim Superintendent … more

‘I’m a dreamer who believes in a chance to succeed’

Eight-year-old Johnny Jenkins, and his brother J’Reece, 7, spent Sunday afternoon at the Douglas County Library in Parker. They weren’t there browsing the bookshelves or looking to check out the … more

School board approves special education task force

At the Jan. 16 Douglas County School Board meeting, several parents and teachers wearing yellow clothing, prior to taking the stand to deliver a public comment, placed yellow roses on the desks of … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

School board outlines criteria for permanent superintendent

Using feedback from more than a dozen community meetings and an online survey, the Douglas County Board of Education has established the key characteristics it is looking for in a permanent … more

Ponderosa grads mark 'a great four years'

Stories of inspiration, dedication, camaraderie and puppies were the subjects of commencement ceremony speeches at the Ponderosa High School graduation May 23 at EchoPark Stadium. Ross Panning, … more

Q&A with Braeden Fried, ThunderRidge High School graduate

Fried played football and is passionate about history. He’s not positive what he wants to do in life, but he knows he wants to continue playing football. What profession or career do you want to … more

Parker Med Spa providing scholarships

Shelby Johnson, 17, a senior at Chaparral High School, has always dreamed of becoming an elementary school teacher. Inspired by her own first-grade teacher, Michelle Weinberg of Cherokee Trail … more

Fundraiser aims to help rid world of final pockets of polio

Students in the Cimarron Middle School Interact Club have never been to Afghanistan, Nigeria or Pakistan. Nor have they had to worry about contracting polio, a contagious, crippling and often deadly … more

Legend grads move forward with courage

Legend High School graduates were encouraged to take the next steps in their lives with courage and to continue developing their identities as they enter the next phase of their lives. “Failure is … more

Q&A with Payton Grove, SkyView Academy graduate

Grove participated in track and ran cross country, qualifying for the state meet all four years. She’s a member of the National Honor Society and has completed the required 160 hours of volunteer … more
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