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October 3, 2017 | By ccheline

Last spring she was one of only eight teachers to be honored with the Freddie G award. The award came with a trip to New York for master classes taught by industry professionals. She also led a trip to Sacramento for the Junior Theater Festival with seven of her students. To top it off she was given a $5000 grant for the school’s theater program. She plans on using the money to build a technical theater learning lab with the help of her students.

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September 8, 2017 | By ccheline

student sitting at desk, smiling.

Growth can be hard to measure. It means different things to different people. Recently the 2017 Colorado Achievement and Growth Results were released. Growth and high performance were evident at many schools in Douglas County. How the growth happened is unique to each school. The above video shows the faces of growth and high achievement in our district.

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Slideshow image from presentation. Delta with "Time, Resources, Solution." Bullets read "Timing, Alignment, Coalition."  What about a ballot measure in 2017? Need unified stakeholder support within the district behind any ballot measure. Need time to educate the wider community.
March 8, 2017 | By CSilberman

At the March 7 special meeting of the Douglas County School District Board of Education, a joint subcommittee recommended placing a ballot initiative on the November 2018 ballot to address funding challenges in the school district. DCSD has not had a successful ballot measure since 2006.

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February 23, 2017 | By rmbarber

On Tuesday night, during the Board of Education meeting, district leaders provided an update on school funding. According to Interim Superintendent Erin Kane, the Douglas County School District is sending $8.65 M more to schools in 2017-2018 than it had in 2016-2017, despite a bleak funding picture.

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January 23, 2017 | By rmbarber

A committee composed of teachers, support staff and school administrators presented its proposal for a staff retention bonus to the Douglas County School District Board of Education last week. The group suggested a 1 percent increase, with half going to all employees and the other half going to those who have been with the District since at least July 2011.

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January 19, 2017 | By rmbarber

Interim Superintendent Erin Kane and the executive members of the cabinet received an extension to their contracts on Tuesday.

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Photo of 9350 Teddy Lane
January 14, 2017 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County School District Board of Education voted on Tuesday, January 17, to purchase a building in Lone Tree, which could one day become the home District Child Find and Bridge programs, as well as Eagle Academy, DCSD’s evening high school program. District leaders say the facility, which is centrally located, is an affordable way to address needs identified in the Master Capital Plan.

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Map of Douglas County showing reapportionment Scenario 1
November 11, 2016 | By rmbarber

The continuing growth of Douglas County is prompting the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education to redraw the boundaries of its director districts.

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New board member, Steve Peck, holding up his right hand as he's sworn in.
November 7, 2016 | By pmhans

Steve Peck was sworn in to serve on the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education on November 7. He is assuming the role of Director for District E, which encompasses portions of Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree.

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October 20, 2016 | By rmbarber

The Board of Education has begun the effort to select a new director for the District E vacancy. On Tuesday, October 18, directors nominated four finalists for the position, but the first round of voting ended in a stalemate.

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September 8, 2016 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County Board of Education has declared a vacancy for the position of Director E, following the resignation of Director Doug Benevento.

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August 31, 2016 | By CSilberman

On July 19, 2016, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education approved a proposal by Denver-based research firm, Corona Insights, to implement a district-wide community survey. Below is an overview of this research, as well as key questions.

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August 17, 2016 | By rmbarber

Douglas County School District Board of Education Director Doug Benevento tendered his resignation on Wednesday.

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August 2, 2016 | By CSilberman

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Directors recently approved a proposal by Denver-based research firm, Corona Insights, to implement a district-wide community survey. Attend one of the town hall meetings later this month.

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June 24, 2016 | By rmbarber

Douglas County School District’s Financial Plan & Budget Executive Summary, which was presented to the Board of Education during its June 9, 2016 Special Meeting, has been updated.

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June 20, 2016 | By rmbarber

The independent investigation ordered by the DCSD Board of Education is complete.

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April 7, 2016 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education (BOE) has several options to ponder, as it considers next year’s budget.

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September 16, 2015 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County

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July 24, 2015 | By rmbarber

November 20, 2015

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July 22, 2015 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County Board of Education convened

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Recognition - Rock Canyon Boys Baseball coach Coach Tyler Munro
June 17, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5 p.m. on June 16, 2015. 

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June 2 Board of Education meeting
June 3, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5 p.m. on June 2, 2015. The Board conducted business items and engaged public comment from a crowd of students, parents, teachers, and community members.

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Board of Education student recognition
May 15, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

CASTLE ROCK – The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a public meeting at 5 p.m. on May 14, 2015.

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2015 Financial Plan and Budget cover
May 13, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

CASTLE ROCK – Last week, the Colorado Legislature wrapped up its session, passing the spending bill that finances public education in the state. The result was an increase in funding for Douglas County School District (DCSD) neighborhood schools and charter schools.

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Student Advisory Group at April 21 Board of Education meeting
April 22, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

CASTLE ROCK – The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a public meeting at 5 p.m. on April 21, 2015.

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Students present at Board of Education meeting
March 18, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

CASTLE ROCK – The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a public meeting at 5 p.m. on March 17, 2015.

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Legacy Point receives award
February 18, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

CASTLE ROCK – The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a public meeting at 5 p.m. on February 17, 2015.

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Presentation at Board of Education meeting
January 21, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a public meeting at 5 p.m. on January 20, 2015. 

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January 13, 2015 | By rmbarber

While it may not be noticeable in the typical classroom at Castle View High School, the school is bulging at the seams. This year, 1,920 students attend the school, which is designed to comfortably seat 1,700. Projections show that this may be a sign of things to come across the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and one reason why addressing current capital needs in Douglas County is important.

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January 6, 2015 | By rmbarber

A series of meetings organized to inform the community about capital needs in the Douglas County School District and to solicit feedback about meeting them, begin this week.

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December 16, 2014 | By rmbarber

CASTLE ROCK - The Douglas County School District will be holding several forums in January and February to to inform the public about the capital needs of the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and to solicit feedback about meeting them. 

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December 16, 2014 | By rmbarber

CASTLE ROCK - While Douglas County School District is working to build a Balanced Assessment System that measures what matters most, DCSD’s Board of Education is working with the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) and others to change the demands and focus of State-mandated testing.

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December 12, 2014 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County Board of Education convened

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Board of Education meeting
November 19, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a public meeting at 5 p.m. on November 18, 2014.

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October 30, 2014 | By tswhipple

The World Class Education Department of the Dou

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Board of Education Oct. 21 meeting
October 22, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas C

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Board of Education work session
October 8, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for a work session at 6 p.m. on October 7, 2014.

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Sept. 5 Board recognition
September 3, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 7 p.m. on September 2, 2014. 

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Board recognition
August 20, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5:00 p.m. on August 19, 2014.

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August 4, 2014 | By rmbarber

Douglas County Board of Education President Kevin Larsen announced on Monday that its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 5 would be canceled.

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June 4, 2014 | By rmbarber
The Douglas County Board of Education convene
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June 4, 2014 | By rmbarber

Every year, graduation season is a bit like Christmas morning for Douglas County Board of Education President Kevin Larsen. It is something that he looks forward to all year long.

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May 17, 2014 | By rmbarber

The Douglas C

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May 7, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 5 p.m. on May 6, 2014. The Board conducted business items and engaged public comment from a crowd of students, parents, teachers, and community members.

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April 24, 2014 | By rmbarber

The Long Range Planning Committee is accepting applications for representatives from all areas in the District.

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CODE Club receives recognition
April 16, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

A full slate of recognitions kicked off the regular Board of Education meeting held on April 15.

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Rich Robbins-swearing in
March 25, 2014 | By rmbarber

The Board conducted business items, interviewed candidates for Director District F, swore in a new Director, and engaged public comment.

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Board of Education during meeting
March 19, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

Board of Education members reviewed the applicants for Director District F and named six finalists for the position.

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March 18, 2014 | By rmbarber

The Colorado Supreme Court today announced it will hear an appeal regarding the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Choice Scholarship Pilot Program.

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March 10, 2014 | By rmbarber

Douglas County Board of Education President Kevin Larsen announced plans today to move one board meeting and to add two special meetings, in order to facilitate efforts to select a finalist for the District F vacancy.

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February 28, 2014 | By rmbarber

The agenda for the first  'Board Unplugged' meeting, scheduled for Monday March 3, was announced on Friday. It includes interviews with candidates for the open director seat, as well as discussions on K-12 funding, legislative issues, and DCSD capital needs.

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MVHS Pom Team
February 19, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 7:00 p.m. on February 18, 2014.

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Presidential Scholars candidate Shawn Ong
February 5, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Douglas County Board of Education convened for business at 7 p.m. on February 4, 2014.

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"We are in the children business"
January 22, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

Board Seeks to Improve Public Participation & Transparency with “Board Unplugged”

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pencils
January 22, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

In a unanimous vote, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education passed a resolution to address “testing madness.”  

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Saddle Ranch Elementary School awards
January 22, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Board honored schools awarded the 2013 School and District Performance Awards by Colorado Department of Education.

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January 22, 2014 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County Board of Education has declared a vacancy for the position of Director F, following the resignation of Director Justin Williams.

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Chief Financial Officer addresses the Board
January 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

Chief Financial Officer Bonnie Betz presented the FY 2012-2013 Audit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report during her Year-End Fiscal Presentation.

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Members of the Board of Education
January 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

Newly elected school board directors, Dr. Jim Geddes, Judi Reynolds, Doug Benevento and Meghann Silverthorne were sworn into office.

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Teacher recognition
January 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

After serving for eight years, Board of Education President John Carson marked his final meeting by offering farewell comments.

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Awards on table
January 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Board recognized District staff responsible for the safe return of students stranded at the YMCA of the Rockies during recent floods.

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January 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

Castle View High School students made a presentation to the Board proposing a minimal change to Board of Education File: JECBA Admission of Foreign Students.

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January 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

Meeting highlights include presentation of the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum by Chief Academic Officers Dr. Dana Johnson-Strother and Ted Knight.

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January 14, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Board received a presentation about DCSD's new safety plan and partnership with local law enforcment agencies.

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District News

STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of just 30 schools in the world and one of two schools in the Denver Metro region named a 2017 World-Leading Learners School, and has been invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.

DCSD Faculty Art Show goes through Nov. 1

It is easy to see the creativity of Douglas County School District students. It is often on display in the art that graces the walls and display cases of our schools. This month, however, is a chance to see the skill and the passion of the art teachers behind it all.

 

Last spring she was one of only eight teachers to be honored with the Freddie G award. The award came with a trip to New York for master classes taught by industry professionals. She also led a trip to Sacramento for the Junior Theater Festival with seven of her students. To top it off she was given a $5000 grant for the school’s theater program. She plans on using the money to build a technical theater learning lab with the help of her students.