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School board renews charter contract for online school

The Douglas County School Board's decision to renew the charter contract of Hope Online Learning Academy received a standing ovation from dozens of parents and teachers in the audience at a Feb. 6 … 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

Keeping students, schools safe

In Colorado, where eight school shootings have occurred since 1982 — leaving 19 dead and 29 wounded — keeping students safe is a reality that has spurred Denver metro area districts to lead the … 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

School district continues tax-measure conversation

Feedback from school leaders shows teacher and staff salaries must increase for the Douglas County School District to remain competitive with neighboring school districts, interim Superintendent Erin … 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

ACC program helps first-time students adjust to college

Students attending college for the first time can get help with their academic and career goals through the Arapahoe Community College First-Year Experience program. The program includes a Summer … more

Chaparral High messages deemed not a real threat

Two students at Chaparral High received anonymous electronic transmissions on their cell phones Jan. 23 from a sender threatening a school shooting during second period the following day. Students … more

Safe2Tell emerges as key resource to keeping students safe

Safe2Tell, an anonymous way for students, parents, school staff and community members to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others, emerged as a needed resource in the aftermath … more

Learning from lessons of the past

One way the Jeffco school district is sharing its knowledge is through the The Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety — named after former Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis — … 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

Teens may be moody — or in need of help

Being a teenager can be difficult. School demands, social pressures and self-imposed expectations can take a toll on young people of both sexes, often causing moodiness and irritability. Historically … 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

Douglas County schools raise big money for Make-A-Wish

Once a year, students in Douglas County spend a week raising money for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. The school district never disappoints — this year it has raised $309,360 and is … 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

Douglas County School District ordered to pay for private education of student with autism

A federal judge has ordered the Douglas County School District to reimburse the family of a student with autism for costs associated with his private education. On Feb. 12, U.S. District Judge Lewis … 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
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