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Nominations for youth award accepted through March 31

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Douglas County Outstanding Youth Award, which is given to teenagers who have overcome adversity and created positive change in their lives and the lives of … more

School board weighs options on superintendent search

Hiring a permanent superintendent is a school board's most important job, multiple members of the Douglas County School Board said at a Nov. 28 board of education meeting in Castle Rock. At the … more

Should schools teach a class on how to manage money?

A community survey completed in 2012 indicated that the Douglas County School District needs to provide more financial-literacy education. Since May of this year, school board member Steven Peck has … more

Douglas County Libraries offer high school diploma program

Wendy Wilson, 24, has worked hard to achieve a career in retail sales, working at various outlets in the Lone Tree area. But, she said, she’s hiding a secret. “I never graduated from high … more

Make-believe trading is investment in future

Some students stood on chairs. Others waved their arms and made cryptic hand gestures. The noise in the room was deafening, and nobody stayed in their seats. While it might sound like a classroom out … more

‘Stop the Bleed’ class offers tools for helping

Theresa Carrol stood over a prosthetic wound as it spouted fake blood and quickly stuffed it with gauze. She was one of 60 community members learning how to pack wounds and apply pressure in emergency situations. “I don’t want to feel … more

School board president closes chapter after eight years

If Meghann Silverthorn could change anything about her eight years on the Douglas County School Board, it would be the process and timing of policies implemented by the board, she said. “You can't … more

Students show support for sheriff's office

Pre-K and kindergarten students of Primrose School at Highlands Ranch Business Park, 9055 S. Ridgeline Blvd., spent two weeks crafting cards and collecting treats to deliver to the Douglas County … more

Marijuana money and education in Denver metro schools

Jefferson County Public Schools is hiring six more social-emotional counselors for 14 elementary schools. Douglas County School District has one additional school counselor at each of its nine middle … more
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