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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

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

Castle View High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

What I have learned that I will carry with me through the rest of my life is the importance of friends, family and your community. Any time any family in Castle Rock was going through a hard time the … more

School district’s test scores demonstrate growth

Standardized test score results released in August show that the Douglas County School District improved from last year and outperformed the state in several areas. Under the Colorado Measures of … more

Q&A with Ashley Hartman, Castle View High School graduate

During my high school career, I was on the poms team for three years and participated in a few clubs/extracurricular activities. After graduation, I will be attending the University of Colorado in … more

Douglas County High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

Something that I've learned that I will carry with me for the rest of my life is you shouldn't care what other people think about you. Especially in high school, because it won't matter later in … more

Q&A with Ashley Garcia, Douglas County High School graduate

I played volleyball all four years of high school and was a part of NHS. I made some great memories and learned a lot but now it’s time for the next step. For me, that is going to college at … more

Q&A with Grace Osborne, Valor Christian High School graduate

I was part of the arts conservatory, majoring in musical theater and dance. I was in the school dance company, called Veritas. I’ve performed in a lot of shows. What are your plans after … more

Rock Canyon High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I've learned the value of setting my mind to a goal and working to achieve it. Two years ago, I decided I wanted to go to vet school in Scotland. It's very rare for them to accept U.S. high school … more
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