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Q&A with Jazmyn Andre, Chaparral High School graduate

Throughout her time at Chaparral, Andre, 18, has participated in cheer, track, DECA and Sources of Strength and wrote for the school newspaper, the Chaparral Crier. She will be attending the … more

Douglas County School Board poised to pick new superintendent

The Douglas County School Board is expected to announce its choice for the permanent superintendent position this week, paring down a list of three finalists. Erin Kane, who has served as interim … more

Legend High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

"An important lesson that I learned in high school would be how to work with different kinds of people and how important unity is when trying to achieve a goal ... I learned that working for a cause … more

Q&A with Yosheb Getachew, Lutheran graduate

Getachcew played football and track and was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. He will be attending Stanford University in California. What profession or career do you want … more

Lutheran High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

“I've learned to refine my gifts and talents to take into the world, and leadership skills that will help me in whatever I do.” — Josh Hayhurst, Lutheran High School “I've learned that loving … more

Q&A with Brooke Hicken, Ponderosa High School graduate

Hicken has been a member of the National Honor Society, served on student government, participated in the Future Business Leaders of America and competed in track and field. She will be enlisting in … more

Ponderosa Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

My coach taught me that classy confidence and grace in what you do are important. Walk into a room confidently. — Mackenzie Maroney, Ponderosa High School I think having a sense of humility in life … more

School district pays $2.2M to settle suit by parent of sex-assault victim

The Douglas County School District paid $2.2 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed in 2014 by the parents of a sexual-assault victim, a copy of the agreement released to Colorado Community Media … more

Douglas County teacher gets presidential honor

The federal government is recognizing a teacher from Douglas County for her work in the classroom. Stephanie Kawamura, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Pine Lane Elementary School in Parker, is … more

Charter schools have role in DCSD tax conversation

Of the Douglas County School District’s 91 schools, 21 are charter schools. The seven charter schools built before 2007 need about $7.7 million for critical building repairs that risk school … more

Colleagues of superintendent selection Tucker applaud his leadership

Tom Burton, associate superintendent of Princeton City Schools, recalls a time when he was eating at a restaurant with his superintendent, Thomas Tucker. An employee and former student approached … more

Youth Congress teams teens up with area civic leaders

High school students looking for a legislative leadership opportunity are invited to apply for Youth Congress. The program unites high school students from around Douglas County with area civic … more

School board: 'We have to pass this'

The Douglas County Board of Education recently approved two tax measures for additional funding on the November ballot. Now, the pressure is on. “To me, it would be devastating to lose this,” … more

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed … more

‘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

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
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