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‘Survive today and have an amazing future’

As students trickle into Bas Wolf’s classroom at Highlands Ranch High School, he greets each one by name, asks how they are. Sometimes, a hug accompanies the greeting. “Star Wars” posters, … more

Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his … more

The positives: keeping in touch, finding support

With an enrollment that surpasses 2,000 kids, it’s unlikely Brett Siebert will run into friends between classes as he rushes through the busy hallways at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. To … more

How to help kids manage the digital world

The answer isn’t simple, but educators and mental health professionals agree that steps can be taken to combat the adverse affects of social media use. Setting screen time limits, along with … more

Q&A with schools' new chief academic officer

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has hired a chief academic officer to oversee curriculum across the school district. Autonomy in the classroom will continue, Tucker said … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … more

School board to make decision on tax measure by late August

A recent poll of 400 residents in Douglas County revealed that more than half of respondents are favorable of the school district and believe that taxpayer money is handled wisely. “The results … more

DCSD parents, school officials 'cautiously optimistic' about tax measures, which are narrowly passing

Dozens of Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents at a watch party at a Lone Tree restaurant were on pins and needles watching the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district. more

Douglas County school board reviews new superintendent's entry plan

As the start date for the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District approaches, members of the school board are in the process of reviewing an entry plan with goals and expectations … more

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank … more

Douglas County School Board approves tax measures for ballot

This November, Douglas County School District will get a shot at securing additional sources of funding. At a meeting on Aug. 21, six of the seven school board members — Wendy Vogel was absent — … more

Subcommittee works to perfect parent-engagement policy

Douglas County's District Accountability Committee is reviewing a policy to present to the board of education to better connect parents and schools. “Kids learn better when parents are involved,” … more

District explores later school start times

Weight gain, alcohol and tobacco use, depression, poor academic performance. These are some of the possible consequences of lack of sleep in young people, the Centers for Disease Control and … more

TUCKER IN TOWN

On July 13, Thomas Tucker, the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District, made an appearance at the administrative building in Castle Rock, 620 Wilcox St. District staff and teachers … more

Family Coding Night highlights new tech in education

At first glance, it looked like a bunch of kids playing with toys. Elementary-aged students fiddled with yellow plastic bees, tapped on tablets that controlled robots and designed simple applications … more

Court rules school fundraiser violated First Amendment

The Douglas County School District violated the U.S. Constitution when it supported a fundraiser for a mission trip to Guatemala, according to a district court ruling filed July 17. “In sum, this … more

Bus drivers, teachers' aides among those who may get raises

The Douglas County School District has 50 unfilled bus-driver positions. The hourly pay starts at $16.06 per hour. The same position in the Cherry Creek School District starts at $17.58 per hour. The … more

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax … more

Preventing dropouts among pregnant, parenting students

During her sophomore year of high school, Leslie Belmontes found out she was pregnant. Not feeling like she could continue at her traditional high school, Northglenn High, Belmontes transferred to … more

School district’s test scores demonstrate growth

Standardized test score results released in August show that the Douglas County School District improved from last year and outperformed the state in several areas. Under the Colorado Measures of … more
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