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Douglas County School District approves millions in cuts

The Douglas County School District will enter the 2020-21 school year with millions in cuts to its budget amid the on-going pandemic. School board directors approved next year's $670 million budget … more

PRIMARY 2020 | Decisive win for Murray in Republican race for CU regent, District 6

Richard Murray bested fellow Highlands Ranch Republican Priscilla Rahn by nearly a 2-1 margin in the party primary race to decide who will face the Democratic opponent for the University of Colorado … more

Graduation 2020: Castle View High School celebrates commencement

Despite originally being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Castle View High School class of 2020 held their graduation ceremony June 26. CVHS, like 13 other Douglas County high schools, was … more

Graduation 2020: Stormy skies don’t dampen spirits at Mountain Vista event

After being postponed by both COVID-19 and lightning, the Mountain Vista High School class of 2020 finally graduated the evening of June 26.  Only 10 minutes into the ceremony, an announcement came … more

Graduation 2020: Parker's Legend High School says goodbye to the class of 2020

Seniors from Legend High School in Parker had their official commencement ceremony June 25 after the county requested special permission to host the in-person event. The Douglas County School … more

Graduation 2020: Seniors at ThunderRidge in Highlands Ranch get their moment

ThunderRidge High School graduates finally got their day in the sun June 24 -- but in Parker, not their home turf of Highlands Ranch. Families, clustered into six-foot pods on the EchoPark Stadium … more

Graduation 2020: Douglas County seniors endure rain after months apart

Nothing would keep Douglas County High School seniors from having their graduation ceremony June 24 — especially not a little rain. No graduating senior likely could have guessed they would be … more

Douglas County district OKs plan to reopen schools

The Douglas County School Board has approved a framework, or general concepts, for reopening the district in August along with recommended contingency plans if schools cannot return to business as … more

Rocky Vista doctor to head VA program

Rocky Vista University in Parker has announced a new head of the Veteran Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs program designed to spur health care … more

Douglas County to hold in-person graduations

Douglas County seniors have an answer to one question regarding their uprooted final year of high school — they will be able to attend high school commencement ceremonies in person. The Douglas … more

Douglas County schools brace for $31M deficit next year

The Douglas County School District is poised to adopt its 2020-21 budget this month, but the school board is still weighing how to make millions in cuts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. more

Douglas County School District to unveil reopening plan soon

This month, Douglas County will get its first official glimpse of plans for reopening the Douglas County School District in the fall, when the district plans to return to in-person learning. Board … more

Community colleges launch improved admission system

A new, guaranteed admission program will provide Colorado Community College System students pursuing an associate degree a more solid path to admission to a partner four-year university. Arapahoe … more

School district predicts deficit up to $50M

The Douglas County School Board pored over the first draft of a proposed 2020-21 district budget on May 26 during a five-hour special board meeting where budgeting — with a focus on millions in … more

Castle View High School launches expansion

In the past 12 years, Castle View High School has more than doubled its enrollment, which today exceeds the school’s capacity. Nearly 400 students swarm the front yard each period as they make … more

How STEM School tragedy changed Douglas County school policing

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock was in the area of STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, when a harrowing call rang out from dispatch. A shooting was underway inside the K-12 school, with … more

9 Douglas County teachers receive Boettcher recognition

Nine Douglas County School District teachers are recipients of the Boettcher Foundation's Teacher Recognition Award. According to a news release, the annual award honors educators for their exemplary … more

Class of 2020, Douglas County: Together, apart

Part of a series on the graduating class of 2020. more

Osteopathic foundation recognizes students from Parker's Rocky Vista

Four student doctors and one graduate of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker were recognized with scholarships and an award by the Denver Osteopathic Foundation. Every … more

Resilient and Ready are apt adjectives

March, April, and May found us in the midst of remote learning in the Douglas County School District. During this unprecedented time, our teachers, students and parents adapted to this new way of … more
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