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A Unique Tradition at Fox Creek Elementary

HIGHLANDS RANCH -

Once every month Fox Creek Elementary is transformed. They call it the Northstar meeting. It’s a meeting run by the kids. Singing, dancing, and chanting are the expectation in this meeting.

“Musicians score on average 57 points higher in reading and 41 points higher in math on the high school SAT,” says Principal Brian Rodda. “Exercise like dance and movement boosts brain activity and elevates our mood,” he announces to the kids. 

In addition to the dance showcases, there is a time for recognizing outstanding citizenship. Acts of compassion are rewarded with applause in front of peers. “We take time with in our community meeting to celebrate the academic growth that kids have had and the exciting things that they're studying,” says Rodda.

It’s all part of the principal’s vision to create culture, tradition, and belonging. “What I desire with Fox Creek is that you know that this is a special and unique place from the moment you walk in the door.”

 

March 10, 2017 | By ccheline | Category:

District News

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.