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Families are often looking for ways to recycle and reuse materials instead of throwing them in the trash. Think of how many paper towel and bathroom tissue cores we throw each month. They can be used … more
One word used often by Douglas County School Board candidates at the second community forum was “trust.” “Before we would consider any kind of tax increase, the first goal is to restore trust with the community,” Elevate Douglas County … more
For more than 60 years, Denver-based Boettcher Foundation has awarded exceptional high school students with full-ride scholarships to any four-year school in Colorado. This year, 42 of 1,600 applicants were selected. Five were from Douglas County … more
The Douglas County School District's long-contested school voucher program will get another look from the Colorado Supreme Court following a ruling by the United States Supreme Court on a similar … more
Debora Scheffel considers herself a career educator. After graduating from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in special education, she served as a special education teacher at Northeast Elementary School in Parker. She earned … more
The seven members of the Douglas County School Board approved suspending the differentiated pay structure for licensed teachers and administrators for one year at the Sept. 19 board meeting. Suspending the pay-for-performance structure for the … more
About 900 elementary school students assembled at the Douglas County School District's administrative building on Oct. 31 for an unforgettable Halloween. Inside, ghosts, witches, superheroes, trolls and other creative characters replaced … more
Dozens of community members gathered in the Highlands Ranch High School auditorium on Sept. 26 to listen to seven of the eight Douglas County School Board candidates talk about their stances on issues guiding this year's election. Students from … more
At age 5, Laurilea McDaniel’s mother took her to New York City for the Broadway musical, “Cats.” It was the first of hundreds of shows she would see. That same year, her mom taught her how to sew a costume. “That’s definitely where my … more
In October 2016, the Douglas County School Board approved changes in the school district's graduation requirements. The new requirements begin with the freshman class of the 2017-18 school year. … more
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