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Storm clouds threatened the graduation ceremony for Ponderosa High School for the second year in a row. But the school's staff, families and graduates beat the weather by holding the ceremony at … more
Kaelynn Kenny learned a lot of things during her four years at Chaparral High School, the most important of which was how to make origami frogs. "They're bendable, moldable, and oh so practical … more
“The opportunities that girls have in STEM fields so that girls can know that they can do anything they put their minds to. Although personally I am not going into a STEM field, I know that the skills that I have learned from being in a … more
As part of their effort to streamline public access to government data and services throughout the county, Douglas County officials pitched the school district on joining its Open Data Initiative, which lets consumers search for such information … more
A common concern about online schools is whether students get the same opportunities to socialize as their peers in traditional ones. But they showed they can have just as much fun when students from four online schools recently enjoyed the … more
Two Pine Lane Elementary students were recently recognized for winning first place in the state of Colorado in an investment-based essay contest. Sixth-grader Garrett Dzurinko and fifth-grader Graham Blocher prepared for the contest throughout … more
The Rotary Club of Parker chose Ponderosa High School senior Carly Bennett as its student of the month for April. A member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, Bennett has lettered academically all four years at Ponderosa. She … more
Findings of a comprehensive new survey show that about two-thirds of high school students and parents believe that Douglas County schools are offering a "good" or "very good" education. But some other findings from the $220,000 survey … more
Because of her experience as a student in public schools, Ashley Maes decided to home-school her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. “When I was in school, I never felt challenged,” the Littleton resident said. “I was present in school … more
Two Douglas County School District students were arrested April 20 - the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting - on suspicion of falsely reporting threats to authorities, according to the … more
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