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Two Douglas County students named National Merit scholars

Two Douglas County School District students are among winners in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The third group of winners was announced recently, as officials of each sponsor college … more

School board approves new pay-raise system

The Douglas County School Board is prioritizing compensating employees for what its members call the “inequity and unfairness” caused by reforms enacted by previous board members. At a June 5 … more

Douglas County School District offers free summer lunch program

For the fourth summer in a row, the Nutrition Services team at the Douglas County School District is offering free lunch for kids and teens, Monday through Friday, at various times and locations … more

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state … more

ThunderRidge grads honor former principal

ThunderRidge High School's graduation began with a brief moment of silence for the individuals who could not be there, including Chris Tabeling. The school's former principal lost his battle with … more

Rock Canyon 'will never be the same without you'

Like the jaguar, the school's mascot, Rock Canyon High School graduates are fierce, strong, unique. “These animals are one-of-a-kind,” graduate Clara Krause said to the class of 2018. “Each of … 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

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

Ponderosa grads mark 'a great four years'

Stories of inspiration, dedication, camaraderie and puppies were the subjects of commencement ceremony speeches at the Ponderosa High School graduation May 23 at EchoPark Stadium. Ross Panning, … more

Douglas County High grads 'take care of each other'

Douglas County High School held its 2018 senior graduation ceremony May 22 at the high school's packed outdoor stadium in Castle Rock. Principal Tony Kappas and several other speakers referred to the … more

STEM grads follow own paths

Josh Leckman left STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates with three lessons: find genuine happiness, be yourself and most importantly, go outside. “Spend some time in nature,” the teacher said to … more

Q&A with Yosheb Getachew, Lutheran graduate

Getachcew played football and track and was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. He will be attending Stanford University in California. What profession or career do you want … more

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

“I've learned to refine my gifts and talents to take into the world, and leadership skills that will help me in whatever I do.” — Josh Hayhurst, Lutheran High School “I've learned that loving … more

Q&A with Brooke Hicken, Ponderosa High School graduate

Hicken has been a member of the National Honor Society, served on student government, participated in the Future Business Leaders of America and competed in track and field. She will be enlisting in … more

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

"An important lesson that I learned in high school would be how to work with different kinds of people and how important unity is when trying to achieve a goal ... I learned that working for a cause … more

Ponderosa Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

My coach taught me that classy confidence and grace in what you do are important. Walk into a room confidently. — Mackenzie Maroney, Ponderosa High School I think having a sense of humility in life … more

Q&A with David Painter, Legend High School graduate

Painter was home schooled until his freshman year at Legend. Once enrolled at Legend he joined the Thespians Society, was a member of the National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, … more

Chaparral 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 time management and study skills, but I've also learned the importance of knowing when to lean on other people for support. I've learned how to deal with what you can't … more

Q&A with Jazmyn Andre, Chaparral High School graduate

Throughout her time at Chaparral, Andre, 18, has participated in cheer, track, DECA and Sources of Strength and wrote for the school newspaper, the Chaparral Crier. She will be attending the … more

Q&A with Payton Grove, SkyView Academy graduate

Grove participated in track and ran cross country, qualifying for the state meet all four years. She’s a member of the National Honor Society and has completed the required 160 hours of volunteer … more
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