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Cherry Valley recognized for healthy learning environment

Cherry Valley students get moving

FRANKTOWN – Cherry Valley Elementary School has been chosen as a 2015 Healthy School Champion by the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI).  Cherry Valley will be highlighted as one of the state’s healthiest schools at the CEI 7th Annual Summit and Luncheon on Friday, April 24, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

The annual CEI celebration recognizes Colorado schools that create and support a healthy school environment and implement effective school health efforts. BRT/RtI specialist Jan Francis has taken considerable effort to bring physical activities into the classrooms at Cherry Valley, coordinating student lacrosse, taekwondo lessons and a student-led health team that promotes physical activity within the school. 

Cherry Valley also hosts fitness classes for staff and students after school, integrates science and health into the care and maintenance of a Tower Garden, provides a home to several chickens, has school-wide participation in the Healthy Schools Move Ultramarathon challenge and participates in the Kaiser Thriving Schools Grant work.


April 7, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: District, Elementary Education, Health Wellness and Prevention

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

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.”