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Libraries set to launch into summer reading

The theme for this year’s Douglas County Libraries’ annual summer reading celebration is “Galaxy DCL” and the district is encouraging people to go “To Books and Beyond,” according to a … more

New leader coming to Arapahoe Community College

Dr. Stephanie Fujii wasn’t always sure college was right for her. But when she takes the helm of Arapahoe Community College as its new president on July 12, she says it’s exactly where she wants … more

Art dedication focuses on healing, mental health

Sometimes in the darkest of times, it is important to find light, seek out the positive and come together as a community. Two years after the shooting at STEM Schools Highlands Ranch, one student did … more

Students prepare to present work in virtual show

A pandemic will not stop students from letting their creativity shine. The Douglas County School District is preparing to host a virtual art show, keeping with an annual tradition to present student … more

Douglas County leaders push for changes in school COVID protocols

First one secondary school closed its doors. Then four. Within days, six Douglas County middle and high schools had shuttered to in-person learning, sending those students back online for two weeks … more

Douglas County School Board names permanent superintendent

The Douglas County School Board has offered interim Superintendent Corey Wise the district’s permanent superintendent role after a months-long that search came down to a mix of internal and … more

‘In-person learning is here to stay’

After a flurry of schools closed amid COVID-19 outbreaks, Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise had a message for the community recently. “In-person learning is here to stay,” … more

Summer youth camps planned at ACC

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is excited to offer more than 100 camps to help kids and teens stay engaged, active and safe this summer. … more

Snakes in the grass on the move

Even with some scattered rain and snowstorms, the hint of warmer weather leads to more sightings of snakes and other small animals as they prepare for the hot summer months. Isaac Mertens, owner of … more

Students work to prevent suicide among veterans

With suicide rates among veterans continuing to increase, especially during the pandemic, a group of Highlands Ranch teens came together to help educate and inform in the name of prevention. Colorado … more

Project tries to deter mass shootings

Wanting to stop her age group from being known as the generation of “mass shootings,” Shreya Nallapati said she has continued to listen, learn and work to find solutions and answers. Nallapati, a … more

'In-person learning is here to stay'

After a flurry of schools closed amid COVID-19 outbreaks, Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise had a message for the community last week. “In-person learning is here to … more

Douglas County Schools announces four superintendent finalists

The Douglas County School Board has narrowed an applicant pool of more than 100 superintendent hopefuls down to four finalists, board President David Ray announced during the April 6 board … more

Littleton school board votes to close East Elementary

Littleton Public Schools will consolidate East and Moody elementary schools into a new building on the Moody Elementary campus, the school board decided unanimously on March 30. The decision means … more

School board screening superintendent candidates

The Douglas County School Board is now screening applicants to be the district’s next superintendent and could announce finalists by its first board meeting in April. School board President David … more

High school, college students reflect on a year of COVID

During the year of COVID, elementary school students may remember it as the year they did not go to school and spent a lot of time at home. However, for high school and college students, it will be a … more

Douglas County School District launched full in-person learning

With the buzz of a bell, students filled the halls of Highlands Ranch High School, hurrying from their first to second class period. It was a sight not seen in roughly one year — a Douglas County … more

Douglas County School Board approves first-ever equity policy

The Douglas County School Board has adopted its first-ever equity policy. Directors passed the policy on March 23 after making minor adjustments from first reading, including the removal of a line … more

Douglas County Schools’ proposed equity policy sparks ire, hope

When the Douglas County School Board debuted a proposed policy in February focused on equity in education — a first of its kind for Colorado’s third-largest school district — directors asked … more

Head of Tri-County on one year of COVID-19

If there’s one word to describe the past year for Dr. John Douglas, it’s “relentless.” As the director of the state’s largest public health department, Douglas has endured a nearly-endless … more
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