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Concussion Treatment and Second-Impact Syndrome

Many parents wonder if it is safe for their child to continue playing football, soccer or other sports after suffering a head injury/concussion. A common question we get in the Concussion Program clinic is, “How many concussions are too many before we decide that this may not be the best sport for my child?”

Parents should be aware of the potential for second impact syndrome, which is a rare catastrophic event that can occur in young athletes. Second impact syndrome occurs after one has suffered a concussion and while still symptomatic from that injury suffers a second blow to the head, neck, or body. This second injury can potentially cause significant swelling around the brain and lead to severe neurological deficits or even death.

Read more about concussions and what families should do in the full article by Dr. Aaron J. Provance from Children’s Hospital Colorado.

November 18, 2015 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.