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Feeder schools implement policies for tech use

Schools in the Rock Canyon High School feeder system are taking steps to address students' increasing use of technology in the classroom. In August, Rocky Heights Middle School implemented a cell … more

Douglas County School Board votes to rescind voucher program

At a special meeting Dec. 4, more than a dozen parents, teachers and former educators took the stand and pleaded for the Douglas County Board of Education to end the controversial school voucher … more

In schools, it's cafeteria food, remixed

The bass line of “Another One Bites the Dust” pumped through Castle View High School as about 450 area students and their families came together for A Taste of DCSD. Everyone knows what an apple a day can do, but Douglas County School … more

Students fund wish of young cancer patient

Caleb Amaral is 5 years old and battling a type of blood cancer. Like other young boys, Amaral loves superheroes. His wish is to go on a Disney Marvel cruise. On Jan. 29, thanks to students and staff … more

Fair provides resources on substance use

A teenage bedroom staged in the lunchroom of Douglas County High School revealed everyday items that young people may be using to conceal drug or alcohol use. Inside a hairbrush was a compartment for marijuana. A pill bottle was in a pillowcase. … more

National superintendent search in the works for school district

Following more than an hour of deliberation at a special meeting on Dec. 4, the Douglas County School Board voted 7-0 to hire a firm to conduct a national search for a permanent superintendent. “I … more

Douglas County students to participate in school walkout planned for March 14

Some Douglas County students are planning to join schools across the nation in a walkout at 10 a.m. March 14. The event, called “#Enough National School Walkout,” is in response to the Feb. 14 … more

Kids love Project Egg Drop

There are scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and then eggs for the famous raw egg drop engineering activity. It provides an opportunity for some real life problem solving using physics principles, … more

A local partnership between Fox Creek and HRCA

For the past month, fourth-graders at Fox Creek Elementary have spent two hours a week studying a portion of the Backcountry Wilderness Area, 8,200 acres of conservation land that borders the southern edge of Highlands Ranch. They look at … 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

Parent Academy in Douglas County starts Feb. 1

Douglas County parents are invited to a free workshop on social media and human trafficking Feb. 1 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Charles Schwab, 9800 Schwab Way, Lone Tree. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office … more

Legend High band equipment stolen ahead of state competition

The Parker Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding thieves who stole equipment from Legend High School in the early morning hours of Oct. 19. Equipment stolen belonged to the … 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

School board outlines criteria for permanent superintendent

Using feedback from more than a dozen community meetings and an online survey, the Douglas County Board of Education has established the key characteristics it is looking for in a permanent … more

Chaparral High messages deemed not a real threat

Two students at Chaparral High received anonymous electronic transmissions on their cell phones Jan. 23 from a sender threatening a school shooting during second period the following day. Students … more

School voucher program case dismissed by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a controversial school voucher program case to be dismissed, according to a news release from the Douglas County School District. The decision was made Jan. 25, … 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

School board approves special education task force

At the Jan. 16 Douglas County School Board meeting, several parents and teachers wearing yellow clothing, prior to taking the stand to deliver a public comment, placed yellow roses on the desks of … more

ACC nursing program rated fifth in state

Arapahoe Community College in Littleton has been ranked as the fifth-best registered nursing program in Colorado by The organization analyzed NCLEX-RN pass rates, meaning the … more
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