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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

Job and internship fair aims to help local youths

If you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean. If you don't remember washing your hands, then go wash your hands. When you're on the clock, it's no time to talk. Chances are most adults heard … more

Ponderosa salutes four for outstanding contributions

Long gone are the days when a teacher's job included teaching one subject throughout the day, then going home to work on the lesson plans for the next school day. Today's teachers wear many hats, … more

Fun focuses on forest's future

If Pine Lane Elementary student Finn Saunders, 11, had his way, no more lumberjacks would be allowed to cut trees in the Amazon rainforest. But, since Saunders lives more than 4,000 miles away from … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … 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's choice for new superintendent is leader of district in Cincinnati

He's trustworthy, student-centered, an inspiration, a lifelong learner. That's how Douglas County School Board members described their choice for the district's new superintendent. At a special … 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

Colorado students receive awards for investing smarts

Colorado students are learning firsthand about the value of long-term investing while playing a game. The SIFMA Foundation’s online Stock Market Game helps boost students’ math, economics and … 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

Club awards $9,000 in scholarships

The Rotary Club of Parker awarded eight scholarships worth a total of $9,000 to recent high school graduates May 24 at Parker Adventist Hospital. Seven $1,000 scholarships and one $3,000 scholarship … more

School-district committee studies capacity issues

Douglas County School Board members point to unbalanced enrollment in the district, including issues with overcrowding at some schools and underutilization of others, as the reason for denying a … more

Douglas County teachers join rally at state Capitol

Elina Asensio, 12, goes to Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. On April 26, she stood in front of the state Capitol as she talked about her teachers. They inspire her, she said. They … more

Summer CAMP helps teens with mental health struggles

Adolescents struggling with mental health issues can spend their summer at CAMP. The Child/Adolescent Mental Health Program is offered Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Highlands … 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

Four students receive scholarships for overcoming hardships

Sixteen years ago, Bunny and Wayne Jackson laid their daughter Debbie, 24, to rest, after a courageous battle with cancer. The couple created the Debbie Jackson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, and … 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 board denies approval of STEM-based charter school

About a dozen parents and children in matching black shirts with “Alexandria” written in yellow left a recent Douglas County School Board meeting in frustration. The STEM-inspired school they … more
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