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The Rotary Club of Parker selected Kristen “K.J.” Newkirk as their December Student of the Month from Ponderosa High School. Newkirk maintains a 4.07 grade-point average and is ranked 18th in her class of 324 students. She is active in the … more
The Rotary Club of Parker selected Tad Trimarco as their December Student of the Month from Chaparral High School. Trimarco is ranked fifth in his class of 480 students, has a 4.24 grade-point average and has lettered academically all four years … more
The Douglas County School District will explore the possibility of weighting honors classes for high school students. The idea would be to make students more competitive when applying to college and for scholarships. Currently, all classes are … more
The Douglas County School District will be closed Jan. 5 due to weather. Heavy snow fall and dangerously low wind chill are forcasted throughout the morning. "Safety is a top priority. For this … more
Imagine being stuck in a mine shaft, without knowing how to safely escape. Or picture an isolated oil or gas refinery, where something goes wrong and help is an hour away. These are just a few of the very real scenarios employees in heavy … more
Despite hiring 40 new bus drivers since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, the Douglas County School District is still facing a shortage. DCSD, which said it ideally needs 300 drivers to meet its needs, is still 30 short. “We are … more
The Douglas County Board of Education met Dec.13 for its final meeting of 2016. The board approved a new charter school, approved a resolution to support legislation to help fund growth-related school construction and considered a new contract for … more
The boundaries dividing the Douglas County Board of Education’s representation areas have been updated in an effort to ensure equality and account for population growth. The school board voted 4-3 to approve newly drawn director district … more
In November, leaders from the Chaparral High School feeder area — made up of five elementaries, one middle school and one high school — met at the Parker high school one weekend to discuss how to more closely work together. Some 2,000 … more
Parker parents and students will have another option for early education next year, as public charter school American Academy has broken ground on its new facility at Lincoln Meadows Parkway and Twenty Mile Road in Parker. The school is slated to … more
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