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Students enter the classroom to the strains of music, toned-down versions of The Beatles and Jim Croce playing softly to begin the day. One song repeats, a signal for the students to gather on the carpet in the center of the room. Teacher Patrick … more
More than 70 students from high schools across Douglas County convened at the Parker Douglas County Libraries branch on Feb. 4 for the first Battle of the Books competition. The event tested competitors’ knowledge of 10 books, assigned in … more
Two Douglas County schools were recognized out of more than 1,800 teams across the country as finalists in the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge, a nationwide contest challenging students to design a mobile app concept that will improve … more
Facing rising costs and stagnant funding, the Douglas County School District community is searching for solutions. To some, this means a mill levy or bond measure will need to be placed on the ballot — something that has not been popular in the … more
The Douglas County Board of Education voted Feb. 7 to support a pair of bills now being considered in the state Legislature that would allow people, including teachers, with a concealed carry permit to carry a handgun on campuses. By a 4-3 vote, … more
A virtual reality simulator showed Rock Canyon High School students how dangerous it is to use a phone while driving. The experience was part of the AT&T It Can Wait campaign, which encourages drivers to keep their eyes on the road and not on their … more
The Douglas County School District is entering into a partnership that would make school athletic trainers employees of Panorama Orthopedics. The change has been met with mixed feelings by the employees it will impact. Chris Mathewson is the … more
Concerns about changes to budgets in the Douglas County School District have prompted the organization of a community forum. The town hall forum organized by parents and community members will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Southridge Recreation … more
In Kelly Thatcher’s kindergarten class, students as young as 5 years old sit at desks and on the floor holding small tablet devices. They fidget with the touch screens and watch as small, clear balls light up and skim across the classroom … more
When Leah Deminski was a freshman at Mountain Vista High School, students raised about $12,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Now, four years later, Mountain Vista … more
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