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Newsline is a weekly news source for what's happening in Douglas County Schools

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2016-2017 School Year

March 16, 2017: Missy Franklin to DCSD girls: ‘Don’t strive for perfection. Strive to be the best version of yourself’ 

March 9, 2017: Joint Subcommittee Proposes Ballot Measure for 2018

March 2, 2017: Athletic training students compete!

February 23, 2017: Having conversations about mental health

February 16, 2017: Wish Week Success!

February 9, 2017: Collaboration Campus coming to Castle Rock

February 2, 2017: Parent says community help needed to combat youth heroin addiction

January 26, 2017: Nominate a special teenager for a Douglas County Youth Initiative Award

January 19, 2017: DCSD graduation rate reaches 90.1 percent

January 12, 2017: School one of three to be named Lockheed Martin ambassador

January 5, 2017: Bitter cold prompts closure of Douglas County schools

December 15, 2016: End of Year notes and reminders

December 8, 2016: Technology and coding in school

December 1, 2016: Ice safety tips from DCSD students

November 17, 2016: What teachers want parents to know

November 10, 2016: DCSD schools honor our veterans

November 3, 2016: DCSD students give back

October 27, 2016: Open enrollment begins November 1

October 20, 2016: Coming together for Det. Dan Brite

October 6, 2016: Cyber security for the home and family

September 29, 2016: Bullying prevention in DCSD

September 22, 2016: Planning for the future

September 15, 2016: Communications during emergencies

September 8, 2016: Maintaining the safety and well being of kids

September 1, 2016: Keeping our school safe

August 25, 2016: Interim superintendent Erin Kane to begin Sept 1

August 18, 2016: Highlands Ranch teacher honored at White House

August 12, 2016: Douglas County athlete makes Olympic history

August 4, 2016: Welcome back DCSD!

 

 

2015-2016 Archive

May 26, 2016: Newsline - Year End Issue

May 20, 2016: Caught on video

May 12, 2016: "Shark Tank" offers students authentic learning opportunity

May 6, 2016: DCSD Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

April 29, 2016: A different way of thinking

April 22, 2016: Voices of DCSD

April 14, 2016: It wasn't working...so they took a risk

April 8, 2016: New ideas?

March 17, 2016: Ending bullying in Highlands Ranch

March 10, 2016: Newsline-How is all of this helping?

March 8, 2016: Apple Award Winners Announced

March 3, 2016: Newsline-How to Keep Kids Engaged

February 26, 2016: Newsline-5 Real World Examples for Student Success

February 18, 2016: Newsline-What's Really Happening in these Classrooms?

February 11, 2016: Newsline-One District, One Community

February 4, 2016: Newsline-Hand-Tailored Education

January 28, 2016: Newsline-You Can't Categorize This

January 21, 2016: Newsline-Healthy Kids Learn More

January 20, 2016: Staff Survey Results

January 13, 2016: Newsline-One Size Fits All? Not in Douglas County

December 17, 2015: Newsline-Holiday Message from Dr. Elizabeth Fagan

December 11, 2015: PARCC Test Results

December 10, 2015: Newsline-We Didn't Start the Fire

December 4, 2015: Colorado Gives Day

December 2, 2015: Newsline-Empowering Our Students

November 25, 2015: Newsline-Thanksgiving Message from the Superintendent

November 18, 2015: Newsline-Learning that sticks...and saves families money

November 11, 2015: Flipping the model upside down

November 4, 2015: Keeping students' passion for learning alive

 


October 28, 2015

STUDENTS, WE ARE LISTENING! • HOW ARE TEACHERS EVALUATED IN DCSD? • ACTOR JOHN RATZENBERGER TO HEADLINE 'LOVE OUR SCHOOLS' GALA • FREE CARDIAC SCREENS PROVIDED TO STUDENT ATHLETES BY THE ANTHONY BATES FOUNDATION • HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN! • Roxborough Parent Teacher Involvement Committee (PTIC) named National Parent Group of the Year • Chaparral High School has received the highest award possible by the National Scholastic Press Association for its 2014-15 yearbook

 

October 21, 2015

MORE THAN JUST A NUMBER, Changing the focus of assessment from ranking students to supporting their learning and growth • STUDENTS GO ON ROCK CLIMBING CHALLENGE AS PART OF OUTDOOR "ED"VENTURE • INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZES DCSD ACCOUNTING TEAM FOR COMMITMENT TO FINANCIAL INTEGRITY •  Mountain Vista junior wins a trip to Europe for video presented at Global Leadership Conference

 


October 8, 2015

CHANGING THE PARADIGM: FROM TESTING TO ASSESSMENT • STUDENTS AIM TO CREATE CHANGE IN ROXBOROUGH • NEW COURSE OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO CONDUCT REAL RESEARCH • DOUGLAS COUNTY BUILDS COMMUNITY NETWORK TO SUPPORT STUDENTS • DCSD STUDENTS COMPETE IN CULINARY CHALLENGE, SHARE MASTERPIECES

 

 


 

September 30, 2015

SEEING IS BELIEVING  • IT ALL BEGINS WITH A PASSION AND A GOAL • TEACHER WINS MATH HERO AWARD, $5,000 GRANT • BUS DRIVERS NEEDED AS DCSD AND OTHER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS FACE DRIVER SHORTAGE • DEADLINE THIS SUNDAY FOR APPLE AWARDS NOMINATIONS  • DCSD AWARDED AS A "FIT-FRIENDLY WORKSITE" • HERITAGE ELEMENTARY A NATIONAL TOP 10 ECO-FRIENDLY SCHOOL 

 


September 23, 2015

WHAT SIX TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DCSD'S CURRICULUM • REBUILDING THE ELEMENTARY PROGRESS REPORT • WHY DO WE NEED TO RE-CONCEPTUALIZE LEARNING IN SCHOOL? • MAYORS TO FIELD TEEN QUESTIONS DURING YOUTH CONGRESS • DRUGS IN THE COMMUNITY YOUR TEEN KNOWS ABOUT • FINAL CALL FOR YEA! APPLICATIONS

 

 

September 16, 2015

IT ALL COMES TOGETHER, From conceptualization to implementation of DCSD's Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum • DCSD RETAINING HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHERS •  GLOBAL VILLAGE ACADEMY OPENS • DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS GIVE 'HOPE' TO FAMILIES IN NEED
 
 

 


September 11, 2015

Our students' needs bring focus to our curriculum • Legend Explores New Learning Model • Apple Award nominations open today • After 5 years, Wacky Bike Ride just keeps getting better • Add DCSD's emergency number to your phone contacts • This Week is Suicide Prevention Week

 

 


September 5, 2015

In Douglas County our curriculum is centered on our goal • One science teacher's shocking realization • The Big Picture • Roxborough Wins National Group of the Year • Google recognizes technology education efforts at C2E • Bus drivers needed: Job offers great hours, benefits & chance to make difference in kids' lives

 

 


 

August 27, 2015

The Actual Proves the Possible • The Big Picture •  Our Strategic Plan •  New ThunderRidge High School Baseball Training Facility honors former student athletes • Get Involved: Participate in Your SAC and DAC

 

 


August 21, 2015

A case for change • Class of 1965 returns to Douglas County High School • Class of '95 Ponderosa President pays it forward, pumps up the jam • Highlands Ranch student wins national championship in extemporaneous commentary • Hundreds gather to get first glimpse inside World Compass Academy

 

 


August 12, 2015

Rock n Roll into the new school year • Back to school video at Bear Canyon Elementary School • Legend Principal Jason Jacob drums on first day of school • Teachers and leaders plan for the school year at leadership summit • Strategic Plan • Create something great • DCSD student survives cancer, carries Olympic torch • Committee provides special education parents support • Youth Entrepreneurs Academy • School Supply Drive • Be Part of the Action 

 


August 6, 2015

Back to school • Safety refresher • Mountain Vista student leadership conference in Switzerland • eDCSD • DCEF Lend a Hand fundraising drive • DCSD app

 

 

 


 

July 22, 2015 - Special Edition

Back to school resources

 

 


 


2014-2015 Archive

May 27, 2015 Newsline

 

May 27, 2015

Celebrating Seniors  •  DCSD students take leading role at Comic Con  •  Chaparral senior named CHSPA Photographer of the Year for second straight year  •  Sedalia Elementary raises green flag  •  Students go 'gaga' for new sport  •  Points of Excellence  •  DCSD graduates net nearly $65 million in scholarships  •  High school students spring forward to athletic achievements  •  DCSD in the News  •  |  The 411 on biking and helmets  •  Download Microsoft Office free of charge  •  Lend a hand to the 2015 School Supply Drive  •  Submit good news  •  DCSD Events Calendar  •  Legal notice of proposed school budget

 

 


 

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May 20, 2015

Congratulations graduates!  •  Film festival showcases student skills, creativity  •  DCSD seniors net prestigious scholarships  •  Points of Excellence: Pioneer receives Green Flag  •  DCSD in the News  •  The 411 on biking rules of the Road  •  Students get Microsoft Office free  •  Volunteers sought to lend a hand to the 2015 School Supply Drive  •  Community Day with the Colorado Rockies  •  DCSD Events Calendar  •  Legal Notice of Proposed Budget

 

 


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May 13, 2015

Celebrating Seniors 2015  •  Learning opportunities abound as DCSD libraries transform  •  History lessons lead to acclaim for students, honor for teacher  •  Ceremony honors best artists in Douglas County  •  First to Graduate!  •  DCSD students honored by Douglas County Youth Initiative  •  Douglas County senior to debate on world stage  •  Points of Excellence  •  DCSD plans to provide teachers and staff raises  •  DCSD in the News  •  Project Recycle visits Sedalia Elementary  •  The 411 on Bike Safety  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 

 


 

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May 6, 2015

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week  •  Thank your favorite DCSD teachers and staff members
on Facebook and Twitter  •  Community support, school climate score high among DCSD teachers in TELL survey  •  Financial Literacy on the menu for Castle Rock Middle School students  •  Team SMART one of ten teams invited to Destination Imagination Global Finals  •  Points of Excellence  •  Sand Creek Eagles soar high with Green Flag  •  Ten facts about Open Enrollment  •  High school summer semester sessions announced  •  Graduation schedule and Livestream information  •  DCSD in the News  •  Let's Talk Education  •  The 411 on female knee injuries  •  Spring Community Events  •  2015 Rock Canyon Film Camp  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 


 

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April 29, 2015

Teacher and staff appreciation week  •  Wellness takes center stage in Douglas County  •  Marijuana dollars used to expand DCSD's universal prevention efforts  •  School garden gives Sedalia family a "boost" to health  •  District Art Show an eye-opening experience  •  National journalism convention lands in Denver  •  Alumnus returns to DCSD to serve special needs students  •  Points of Excellence  •  Principal champions safe, resourceful environment for primary students  •  DCSD in the News  •  Let's Talk Education  •  The 411 on staying hydrated  •  Spring community events  •  2015 Rock Canyon Film Camp  •  Office 365 free for every student

 


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April 22, 2015

Fox Creek hoists Green Flag on Earth Week  •  Sustainability is all about the "green" in Douglas County  •  K-12 Art Exhibition  •  Points of Excellence  •  Not your average spring break!  •  Global Village Academy breaks ground in Parker  •  April 21 Board Briefing  •  "Seeing kids smile" makes every day great for elementary school principal  •  DCSD in the News  •  Suicide prevention efforts in Douglas County  •  Let's Talk Education: Autism Awareness/IEP's  •  The 411 on ACL injuries  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 

 


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April 15, 2015

Fashion students cut their way to top of Denver Paper Fashion Show  •  Taste of DCSD serves up a new, high quality menu  •  Career Connect links students to professional possibilities  •  iLab sparks curiosity, excitement for learning in middle school students  •  Students send Peep into stratosphere with balloon launch  •  Class of 2015 graduation ceremony and Livestream details  •  Want to help your child with school? Get involved!  •  Points of Excellence  •  Middle school principal oversees school environment built on mutual respect  •  DCSD in the News  •  The 411 on youth sports safety  •  Is your child receiving adequate health care?  •  Let's Talk Education  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 


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April 8, 2015

Columbia University honors middle school yearbook programs  •  National accolades announced for student artists  •  High school author learns to dream big at Disney Dreamers Academy  •  Nuggets select athletic training programs for excellence awards  •  Cherry Valley recognized for healthy learning environment  •  Elementary students learn financial literacy through Market Day  •  Parker principal draws inspiration from teachers  •  Points of Excellence  •  DCSD in the News  •  The 411 on food poisoning vs. the flu  •  Immunizations in Colorado  •  Let's Talk Education  •  Curfew in Douglas County  •  Household chemical roundup  •  Plan now to enjoy these community events!

 


 

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March 18, 2015

Competition culls creativity from mind-bending challenges  •  Cresthill chefs-in-training whip up 4Cs during Culinary Extravaganza  •  Student-designed app wins Verizon challenge  •  Principal Profile: Personal, professional experiences shape principal's philosophy  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Winter sports teams post strong state showing  •  Teachers organize Create Something Great as a place to learn and grow together  •  Parents and community members invited to collaborate in development of Parent and Student Satisfaction World Class targets  •  Career Connect brings insight to high school students  •  Let's Talk Education  •  Upcoming Community Events  •  The 411 on RSV  •  March 17 Board Briefing  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 


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March 11, 2015

High school band invited to perform in London on New Year's Day  •  Ice core study doesn't cool students' enthusiasm for global studies  •  Student tech expertise results in 103 awards at state conference  •  Principal seeks to spark passion, empathy in middle school students  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Let's Talk Education  •  Upcoming community events  •  The 411 on Vitamin D  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 

 


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March 4, 2015

Legos lead to multi-faceted lesson in teamwork, creativity  •  National Wildlife Federation rewards conservation efforts  •  Parent University presents Gifted and Talented 101 for Parents  •  High school artists shine at Scholastic competition  •  Lone Tree Elementary principal makes education a family matter   •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Don't miss your opportunity! Help map out DCSD's future  •  Is there a new driver on your horizon?  •  Colorado Mammoth Community Night  •  Special event: IEP students and school transitions

 


 

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February 25, 2015

Apple Awards: Meet the winners! • Innovation Summit showcases cutting-edge practices at District, classroom levels • Attention preschool parents: Weather cancellation update • DCSD in the News • Points of Excellence • License to Survive • Scholastic Art Award winners on display • Colorado Mammoth Community Night • The 411 on Carbon Monoxide • DCSD Events Calendar

 

 


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February 18, 2015

High school, elementary students team up on DNA Barcoding lab  •  MVHS receives $90,000 grant to fuel STEM, project-based learning  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Colorado Mammoth Community Night  •  Preventing and recovering from ACL Injuries  •  Board of Education meeting recap  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 

 


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February 11, 2015

Students provide mountain meal prep at World Ski Championships  •  District Spelling Bee champion crowned  •  Boot Camp aims to build a 'village around our kids'  •  Let's Talk Education  •  Budget process underway  •  Athletes kick off college careers on National Signing Day  •  "Singing Principal" exemplifies strength of character  •  Office 365 free for students  •  Testing Madness coming to Parent University next week!  •  Apple Awards celebration week  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Colorado Mammoth Community Night  •  Common children's skiing injuries  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 


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February 4, 2015

Fire Science students cut their teeth with Jaws of Life  •  Accolades for RCHS journalism architect  •  Catch the Harlem Wizards this week!  •  5 ways to help your student maximize their study time  •  Honors concert connects students, celebrates musicianship  •  Eldorado principal aims to empower children in responsive environment  •  Help map out DCSD's future  •  Office 365 free for DCSD students and staff  •  School counselors provide integral link to student success  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Let's Talk Education  •  Measles outbreak: What you need to know  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 


 

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January 28, 2015

CyberPatriots preparing to storm Washington D.C.  •  RCHS teacher named JEA Distinguished Adviser of the Year  •  Jonathan Dalby named Colorado Cross Country Coach of the Year  • Principal embraces best of both worlds at Franktown Elementary  •  2015-2016 Preschool registration underway  •  District Accountability Committee Winter Forum  •  What do you think?  •  Parent University upcoming courses  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Nuggets Community Night  •  Let's Talk Education  •  Nominate a special teenager  •  Nurse Advice Line  •  Office 365 free for DCSD students and staff  •  DCSD Events Calendar  •  Good News Submission

 


 

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January 21, 2015

Master Capital Plan Town Hall Meetings this week  •  Legacy Point Elementary School named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School  •  'Game On' for Douglas County School District's top female athletes  •  Office 365 FREE for students, staff  •  Upcoming Parent University Courses  •  Principal Profile: John Gutierrez  •  Parent, Student Satisfaction target development underway  •  DCSD in the News  •  Let's Talk Education  •  2015-2016 Preschool Roundup  •  National Western Stock Show Community Days  •  Points of Excellence  •  Board Briefing  •  The 411 on Flu Vaccines  •  Share the good news!  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 


 

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January 14, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Apple Awards school and department representatives!  •  ThunderRidge senior named delegate, bound for Washington D.C.  •  Growth on the Horizon: DCSD to double in size in 20 years  •  Parent University: Testing, Legislative Update and more slated for spring semester  •  Rock Canyon leader cultivates climate of caring, community  •  Empowerment Retreats help DCSD students adapt to the challenges of school life  •  DCSD in the News  •  National Western Stock Show Community Days  •  Let's Talk Education  •  2015-2016 Preschool Roundup  •  Points of Excellence  •  Share your good news!  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 


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January 7, 2015

Welcome back message from Dr. Fagen  •  Spring courses announced  •  Board encourages community to to provide feedback on capital needs at regional meetings  •  Principal facilitates leading and learning at Coyote Creek Elementary  •  DCSD in the News  •  Find your western spirit at the National Western Stock Show Community Days!  •  Deals for students: The Southwest Rink at Skyline Park  •  Share your good news!  •  Points of Excellence  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 

 

 

 


 

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December 22, 2014: Special Edition

Volunteer work, fundraising and donation drives are common activities in DCSD. An abundance of generosity is present in Douglas County, especially during the holiday season.
 

 


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December 17, 2014

Balanced assessment empowers teachers, students and families  •  Board of Education encourages Department of Education, legislature to end 'Testing Madness'  •  Improving the System: Faster carryover and improved financial communication  •  Four months... four strategic priorities  •  World-Class on display  •  Meet Yvette Brown, Academy Charter School  •  DCSD in the News  •  "Rudy" delivers inspirational speech to Ponderosa High School Students  •  Hour of Code opens window for students across Douglas County  •  The 411 on whooping cough  •  Points of Excellence  •  Share Your Voice  •  Parent University - New courses announced for 2015!  •  Open Enrollment window open  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 


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December 10, 2014

Congratulations, State Spirit Champs!  •  Quality assessments provide opportunities to demonstrate performance  •  Meet Justin Houck, Cherry Valley Elementary School  •  HOPE Online a lifeline for struggling sixth-grader  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Charter school breaks ground  •  New Parent University courses announced for 2015  •  The 411 on rash/skin irritation  •  This week on Let's Talk Education

 

 


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December 3, 2014

DCSD embraces accountability, committed to an assessment system that measures the most important outcomes  •  Improving the System: Workday  •  This week on Let's Talk Education: System Performance  •  Colorado Department of Education recognizes DCSD schools for excellence  •  Redstone Elementary recognized as Apple Distinguished School  •  Mountain Ridge students pay tribute to Chihuly exhibit  •  Meet Anthony Jackowski, 
Mesa Middle School  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Air Force Falcons Basketball Community Night  •  Master Capital Plan: Share your feedback  •  Colorado Gives Day  •  The 411 on ingestion of non-food items

 


 

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November 19, 2014

Changing the culture of instruction  •  Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum webcast - this Thursday!  •  Primary Innovation Studio a success!  •  Principal Profile: Roxborough Primary and Intermediate School  •  Student Photographer of the Year finds courage in photojournalism  •  Cold weather can't freeze Career Expo  •  Inclement Weather Notification  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Board Briefing  •  Master Capital Plan: Share your feedback  •  Upcoming Community Events  •  The 411 on Sports Injuries  •  Parent University offering School Finance class December 3  •  Open Enrollment  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 


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November 12, 2014

DCSD earns "Accredited with Distinction" rating  •  DCSD schools honor, host veterans  •  Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum sets stage for World Class Learning  •  World Class Outcomes  •  The 4Cs: 'Super skills' for the 21st Century  •  21st Century Skills: Expertise needed to succeed in the real world  •  Content: The vehicle that helps students reach our end goals  •  Mountain Ridge Middle School students illustrate World Class Ed  •  Primary Innovation Studio: Take a look inside  •  Meet Kelli Smith, Flagstone Elementary School  •  Mesa wins 3rd straight NSPA Picture of the Year award  •  Open Enrollment window open until January 5  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  10th Annual Turkey Rock Trot  •  Parent University: School finance and Capital Needs  •  Join your student for the 2014 DCSD Thanksgiving Feast!  •  The 411 on Fevers  •  This week on Let's Talk Education  •  DCSD Events Calendar  •  Last chance to submit Apple Award nominations

 

 


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November 5, 2014

What is World Class Education?  •  Human Sun Clock: A world class learning experience  •  Welcome to the Primary Innovation Studio  •  Meet Kory Moore, Larkspur Elementary School  •  Open Enrollment window open until January 5  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Special Education Resource Fair  •  Find the DAC on social media!  •  School Finance and Capital Needs0offered by Parent University  •  The 411 on abnormal breathing  •  Let's Talk Education: GVCs and World Class Education  •  Share your good news!  •  DCSD Events Calendar  •  Nominations sought for 2015 Apple Awards

 


 

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October 29, 2014

Law enforcement warns parents to be aware of marijuana edibles this Halloween  •  Douglas County School District aims to empower...  •  Helping parents find the learning environment that best fits the needs of their children  •  Empowering schools to choose educational models that best fit their communities  •  Fairs provide parents opportunity to meet, learn about schools  •  Teachers build Mosaic to empower students  •  Videos provide a "taste" of DCSD schools  •  Open enrollment: a big piece of the pie in Douglas County schools  •  Meet Gina Smith, Acres Green Elementary School  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Parent University: Bullying Intervention - class offered this week!  •  Foundation's new director has a full plate  •  This week on Let's Talk Education: Safety in DCSD and Halloween Safety  •  The 411 on coughs and sore throats  •  Share Your Good News!  •  Nominations sought for the 2015 Apple Awards
 


 

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October 22, 2014

Our schools are amazing! Find the best fit for your student  •  Choice is for Kids Fairs  •  Revamped school choice web tool begins to take shape  •  Meet Erin Kane, American Academy  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  *  Bullying - what is it? What are schools doing about it?  •  Get in tune with what's happening now in Douglas County Schools!  •  Apple Awards nominations sought  •  Board Briefing  •  School Bus Safety Week  •  Community Safety Volunteer Academy  •  3 tips for staying well this cold and flu season  •  DCSD Events Calendar  •  HRHS Pink Out Day

 

 


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October 8, 2014

Choice for Students  •  Choice Fairs provide glimpse into schools, choices  •  Want the latest regarding the READ Act Innovation Waiver and what it means for your child's school?  •  Meet Jason Jacob, Legend High School  •  Cougar Run Elementary recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School  •  OneRepublic music video shares Rock Canyon student's story  •  'Aspiring Young Journalist' to be honored by JEA in November  •  Students take the lead in preparations for Belize trip  •  'Creature Cards' give student opportunity to support BEP, test 21st Century Skills  •  Emergency notification update  •  Board Briefing  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Is it bullying - or an opportunity to identify and resolve conflict?  •  The 411 on Influenza  •  Calling all middle school girls!  •  Fittin It In 5K  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 


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October 1, 2014

Choice in the Douglas County School District: Providing each child the maximum opportunity for success  •  Partnering with parents to find the best learning environment for students  •  Governor encourages family, school partnerships  •  What does "Choice" mean?  •  DCSD Art Faculty Art Show •  International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 8  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Douglas County School District Notice of Asbestos Compliance  •  DCEF Colorado Rapids Community Night  •  DAC seeking new members  •  The DCSD App saves you time and connects you… 24/7!  •  4th Annual Fittin' It In 5K  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 

 


 

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September 24, 2014

During an evacuation: Stay home, stay informed, and be ready  •  Learn more about the recent Board of Education resolution regarding the READ Act  •  Douglas County Youth Congress  •  Cyber Bullying  •  October is Bullying Prevention Month  •  Meeting the needs of every child  •  See Something? Say Something!  •  Traumatic Brain Injury team provides guidance for concussion response  •  Rock Canyon students participate in peer leadership training  •  DCSD hosts USDE Green Strides Best Practices Tour  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  DCEF Air Force Community Night  •  District Accountability Committee seeking new members  •  National Drug Take Back Day  •  4th Annual Fittin' It In 5K  •  DCSD Events Calendar

 

 


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September 17, 2014

When it is safer inside than outside: Shelter  •  Digital safety takes a partnership between schools and parents  •  Parents: Be aware of marijuana edibles this Halloween  •  DCSD Home to 21 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists  •   Colorado Proud in DCSD  •  Meet Leigh Pytlinski, Northridge Elementary School  •  Remembering September 11  •  DCSD in the News  •  Douglas County Band Showcase  •  DAC seeking new members  •  Parent University - enroll today!  •  4th Annual Fittin' It In 5K  •  DCEF 5% day at Whole Foods  •  DCEF Community Night: Colorado Rapids  •  Casino Royale Masquerade Gala

 

 


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September 10, 2014

Crisis expert encourages parents, teachers, community to talk about suicide  •  Ready for the snow?  •  Get the 411 on Entero Virus  •  Do you know the difference between a Lockout and a Lockdown?  •  Recruiting and retaining the best teachers  •  Meet Jennifer Burgess  •  Rocky Heights AP named Administrator of the Year  •  DCSD receives 'Healthy Business Leader' recognition  •  District Accountability Committee seeking new members  •  DCSD in the News  •  Don't miss Let's Talk Education!  •  Parent University  •  Young Entrepreneurs Academy  •  Air Force Football Community Night  •  Wacky W  atrracts local cyclicts, provides school supplies for kids  •  9Health Fair to make appearance in  Douglas County

 


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September 3, 2014

Priority number one: Safety  •  Safety: It is everyone's responsibility  •  September is National Emergency Preparedness Month  •  DCSD to test emergency messaging September 4  •  Support visual art programs!  • Student empowerment retreats  •  Broncos pride: Friday, September 5  •  Board Briefing  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  Upcoming Family & Community Events  •  Out of the Darkness Community Walk  •  Which Wacky will you ride?

 


 

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August 27, 2014

DCSD engaged parents = student success  •  Safety: Our #1 priority  •  DCSD to Test Emergency Messaging September 4  •  Lightning Safety: Four things you need to know  •  DCSD leaders take the plunge!  •  Ice Bucket videos from around DCSD  •  Principal Profile: Sid Rundle, Cresthill Middle School  •  Student Empowerment Retreats  •  Eagle Academy, Mountain View Elementary launch new websites  •  DCSD in the News  •  Points of Excellence  •  DCSD in the News  •  Upcoming Family & Community Events

 

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August 20, 2014

DCSD Introduces 2014-2017 Strategic Plan  •  DCSD posts academic excellence  •  DCSD and the National School Lunch Program  •  Meet Ponderosa High School Principal Chuck Puga  •  Credit Rating of Aa1 for DCSD Reaffirmed by Moody's  •  Board Update   •  Don't miss Let's Talk Education!  •  Points of Excellence  •  DCSD in the News  •  Upcoming Family & Community Events

 

 

 

 

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August 14, 2014: Special Edition

DCSD continues academic excellence

 

 

 

 

 

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This year's freshmen ready for high school, new challenges  •  Pine Lane principal strives to bring authentic experiences to children  •  President Obama encourages Douglas County students to 'dream big dreams'  •  Fiscal Oversight Committee seeks new members  •  Let’s Talk Education is back!  •  DCSD in the News  •  Board Update  •  Cimarron Middle School teacher Shannon Shelton was named the 2014 Colorado History Teacher of the Year  •  Upcoming Family & Community Events

 

 

 

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Welcome Back to School! Greeting from the Superintendent  •  Keeping your kids safe on their way to school  •  Connect with DCSD  •  Back to School Resources  •  Excitement, butterflies mark first day of school in DCSD  •  What's new in DCSD...  •  Teachers, administrators prepare for success in 2014-15  •  In case you missed it...  •  DCSD in the News  •  Board Update  •  Points of Excellence  •  Let's Talk Education is back!

 

 

 

 

 


2013-2014 Archive

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June 4, 2014

Inaugural Leadership Day marks success at Acres Green Elementary  •  Clear Sky Elementary students create ancient civilization exhibit  •  Writing assignment connects RHMS students to authors, awards  •  Collaboration + creativity + math = BIG results!  •  Cimarron's Shannon Shelton named Colorado History Teacher of the Year  •  Chaparral High School wins Outstanding Colorado Arts School Award  •  Cimarron students peer into future, receive international recognition  •  DCSD in the News  •  Ponderosa Class of 2014: So We Beat on  •  This graduation season extra special for Board of Ed President  •  Board Briefing  •  Lincoln Avenue road work begins June 16  •    We wish all families a wonderful summer!  •  Looking forward to the 2014-15 school year

 

 


 

 

May 28, 2014

DCSD home to four Boettcher scholars  •  Celebrating seniors... congratulations, Class of 2014!  •  Students, employees celebrate new beginnings  •  Middle and high school students garner state awards via a look back in time  •  Heritage hen house provides lessons in sustainability  •  DCSD in the News  •  Discounted offers for the DCSD community

 

 


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May 21, 2014

State Champs: CHS, DCHS, HRHS, PHS, TRHS  •  Celebrating Seniors  •  Habitat learning, sustainability efforts hoist Castle Rock Elementary to Green Flag honor  •  DCSD in the News  •  Congratulations to the 2014 Bridge Program Graduates  •  School Supply Donation Drive  •  Discounted offers for the DCSD community

 

 


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May 20, 2014

Special Edition - Congratulations Class of 2014!

 

 

 


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May 16, 2014

Special Edition - Good Budget News

 

 

 


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May 14, 2014

Eagle Ridge Elementary celebrates "Lighthouse School" honors  •  Celebrating Seniors!  •  Yes, But ... 'How do we know how we are REALLY doing?'  •  Four DCSD students selected to join leadership program at CU Boulder  •  DCSD to livestream spring graduations  •  Heritage Elementary raises the Green Flag  •  Students code their way to a $5,000 grant  •  Health Services Director honored by Sheriff's Office  •  DCSD in the News  •  Let's Talk Education: Early Literacy World Class Practices  •  Board Update  •  Douglas County School Supply Donation Drive  •  Upcoming Community Nights from the DCEF  •  Legal Notice of Proposed School Budget

 

 


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May 7, 2014

Staff Appreciation Week  •  Performance assessments prepare students for their futures  •  Celebrating Seniors  •  High-schoolers demonstrate award-winning business acumen at FBLA state conference  •  DCSD in the News  •  District communication efforts recognized for excellence  •  From the Parent Liaison: Site-Based Budgeting  •  Let's Talk Education: Growth and future needs in DCSD  •  Long Range Planning Committee seeking new members  •  Upcoming Community Nights from the DCEF 
 

 


 

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April 30, 3014

DCSD high schools ROCK international assessments  •  If not this, then what?  •  Student press conference tackles budget process  •  Understanding the role of school, District accountability committees  •  Students sprout in Tree of HOPE  •  New partnership to bring code into more Douglas County classrooms  •  DCSD in the News  •  Long Range Planning Committee seeking new members  •  DCSD to livestream spring graduations  •  Take your family out to the ball game!

 


 

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April 23, 2014

Testing Madness: A story of unintended consequences  •  In DCSD we exceed Common Core standards  •  DCSD and Belize teachers share global lessons  •  Rock Canyon swimmer breaks American record   •  Highlands Ranch High School celebrates "42 Week"  •  DCSD sustainability efforts honored  •  DCSD acronyms help parents speak a common language  •  Great-West Financial® makes $200,000 grant to DCSD  •  Final 'Safeguarding Children' safety forum - livestreaming available  •  DCSD to livestream spring graduations  •  Community events provide family activities and benefit DCSD schools

 


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April 16, 2014

DCSD introduces parent liaison  •  FCCLA State Competition  •  District Art Show  •  Destination Imagination  •  National Journalist of the Year  •  International Towne  •  Little Free Library  •  DCSD in the News  •  Allergies...It's that Time of Year Again  •  DCEF announces family events  •  Board Briefing  •  Safeguarding Children: Building Resiliency

 

 


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April 9, 2014

Congratulations to DCHS and TRHS-America's Most Challenging High Schools 2014  •  RCHS Fire Science class trains with live fire  •  Board of Education names new District F Director  •  'Aspiring' program provides DCSD leaders with confidence, support needed to become principals  •  DCSD in the News  •  Mountain Ridge student claims second place in state geography bee  •  Relaunch ahead for District text messaging  •  District Art Show begins in Castle Rock this week  •  F-Stop Film Festival returns to Douglas County  •  Household Chemical Roundup  •  Safeguarding Children: Building Resiliency  •  Colorado Rockies DCSD Appreciation Day

 


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April 2, 2014

Career Exploration Program begins April 7  •  School libraries redesign, redefine learning spaces at schools  •  Parker event to focus on IT careers  •  DCSD in the News  •  Culinary creations represent DCSD at statewide Farm to Fork celebration  •  District Art Show to highlight work from students of all ages  •  Board Briefing  •  Safeguarding Children: Building Resiliency  •  Financial assistance available for high school student  •  Household Chemical Roundup  •  Colorado Rockies DCSD Appreciation Day

 


 

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March 19, 2014

Changing the focus to kindness  •  High school kids harvest kindness to make dreams come true  •  Legend High School hosts 'House Jacks' for music class  •  School security forum provides parents with insight  •  DCSD in the News  •  DCSD dominates at tech competition!  •  Safeguarding Children: Building Resiliency  •  Board of Education News  •  DC Sheriff scholarship deadline approaching  •  Call for applicants: Youth Leadership Douglas County

 


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March 12, 2014

Do you know the plan?  •  DCSD in the News  •  Strong showings for DCSD in Boys Basketball, Girls Swimming, Wrestling and Ice Hockey  •  Career exploration for high school students  •  American Academy expands Parker middle school  •  Douglas County Cotillion begins March 30  •  Student films now being accepted

 

 


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March 5, 2014

Frontier Valley Elementary honored for safety efforts  •  School Messenger test a success  •  Experts to speak, answer questions at Safety Event  •  DCSD explores creation of special education school  •  DCSD in the News  •  Registration open for the 21st Annual Douglas County Cotillion  •  DCSD graduates focus on bringing back F-Stop Film Festival  •  Board of Education Hosts First 'Board Unplugged' Meeting  •  2014 Apple Award winners honored

 

 


March 3, 2014

Special Apple Awards Edition - Congratulations to the nine Apple Award winners!

 

 

 

 


 

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February 26, 2014

Cimarron Middle School rolls out red carpet for Google  •  "Apple Week" sets the stage for 2014 Apple Awards celebration  •  DCSD in the News    •  Sand Creek Elementary showcases sustainability efforts  •  Board of Ed invites community engagement  •  Tune in to "Let's Talk Education"  •  Healthy Students Framework  •      Excitement awaits at the Early Childhood Adventure  •  Mammoth Community Night

 

 


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February 19, 2014

Construction at STEM Academy becomes a hands-on engineering assignment  •  DCSD in the News  •  Photo contest captures creative spirit of students and staff  •  Stars for Douglas County offers scholarships, seeks artists  •  Board of Ed invites community to engage  •  Board Briefing: February 18

 

 

 

 


Feb. 13 Special Edition

 

Special Edition: February 13, 2014

Student safety message from Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen
Castle Rock, Douglas County law enforcement work together to pursue rumored threats to schools

 

 

 


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February 12, 2014

ThunderRidge teacher named Colorado ProStart Educator of Excellence  •  ProStart students team up with Chef Jason to launch new burrito line  •  Artistic ability in ample supply among DCSD high schools  •  Strong spirit brings honor to Ponderosa coach  •  DCSD in the News  •  25 students headed to state spelling bee  •  Tune in to "Let's Talk Education"  •  Community Night with the Denver Cutthroats

 

 


 

February 5, 2014

Northeast Elementary transforms into an art museum  •  Landshark?  
How about a tankful?  •  What's the beef?  •  New this year! Community Night with the Denver Cutthroats  •  Student-Athletes make big commitment on Signing Day  •  Symposium to recognize athletic training student aides   •  Board Briefing: February 4

 

 

 


 

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January 31, 2014

Congratulations, Eagle Graduates!

 

 

 

 


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January 29, 2014

Students nominated for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program  •  
Student designed app wins best in state  •  DCSD graduation rate climbs to 88.8%  •  Ranch View educator named Outstanding Secondary Mathematics Teacher  •  DCSD in the News  •  Board of Education accepting applications for District F seat  •  Final "Testing Madness" meetings this week  •  Tune In to Let's Talk Education  •  Live broadcast: Eagle Academy graduation, Jan. 30

 

 

 


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January 22, 2014

Author encourages educators to consider needs of 'digital natives'  •  Board passes resolution to address "Testing Madness"  •  Students raise $10,000 at memorial tournament  •  DCSD schools receive state awards  •  Public input sessions announced  •  Application now available for Board of Education District F seat  •  Board Briefing: January 21

 

 

 


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January 15, 2013

Journalism teachers receive national honors  •  'Warrior Rumble' honors Arapahoe High School victim  •  Fall Photo Contest winners announced  •  Athletics, girls who pursue them highlight annual event  •  DCSD students shine at Continental League concert  •  National Western Stock Show Community Days  •  View Board meetings online  •  Construction Update: North Meadows Extension Project

 

 

 


January 8, 2014

Students win Gold, Silver & Bronze at International Robot Olympiad  •  Apple Award Representatives announced  •  DCSD invites parents to provide input on 'testing madness'  •  Eagle Academy graduates to receive diplomas on Jan. 30  •  Log on and tune in!  •  Photo contest results to be announced next week

 

December 20, 2013 - Special Edition

Holiday Greetings: The students in Douglas County Schools demonstrate a spirit of community throughout the year. During the holiday season, stories abound of sharing and giving. Here is a sample of their accomplishments as we wish you and your family a joyful winter break.


December 18, 2013

Standing strong with Arapahoe  •  12 safety strategies now in place in our schools  •  Students and staff reach out to support the Arapahoe High School community  •  A day in the life...  •  Photo contest results coming in January  •  Board Briefing


December 13, 2013 - Special Edition

Safety update related to shooting at Arapahoe High School


December 12, 2013 - Special Edition

Congratulations to D.C. Oakes High School graduates!


December 11, 2013

STEM continues to stake out new territory: STEM Girls' Club launched at middle school; Students help design new STEM Fabrication Lab; DCSD Students Prepare for international robot competition  •  RCHS Cheer, MVHS Poms teams crowned state champs  •  DCSD high schools receive "America's Best" accolades  •  Tickets for Douglas County Community Events make great gifts!  •  Log on and tune in!


December 5, 2013

Douglas County schools receive CDE awards, recognized for Green Ribbon  •  Douglas County students prepare to host the world during robotic event  •  Leadership experience started young for RHMS principal  •  Donate to DCEF on Colorado Gives Day  •  Nomination deadline extended for the 2014 Apple Awards  •  STEM School High School Information Night  •  Wildlife Experience Parents' Day Out  •  Community Night with the Denver Nuggets  •  Kiwanis Club 10th Annual Stars of Tomorrow auditions  •  Last chance to win Broncos tickets!  •  Health Alert: Pertussis Outbreak  •  Board Briefing

 

November 27, 2013

DCSD wins several national student journalism awards  •  5,000 students attend Career Connect 8th Grade Expo  •  Nominations now being accepted for the 2014 Apple Awards  •  Community Night with the Denver Nuggets


November 20, 2013

Animation software makes assessment and classwork 'fun'  •  Boy Scout brings disc golf to Mountain Vista High, Mountain Ridge Middle schools  •  Nominations now being accepted for the 2014 Apple Awards  •  DC Oakes principal identifies with the students he serves  •  America's Got Talent announces December open auditions in Denver  •  Bear Canyon Choir opens Nuggets game  •  Community Night with the Denver Nuggets  •  Board Briefing


November 13, 2013

Three Douglas County seniors earn perfect ACT scores  •  Do you know a great teacher?  •  DCSD celebrates Veterans Day  •  Shadow the Chef Day winner receives surprise announcement •  Shadow the Chef Day winner receives surprise announcement  •  Career Connect brings the world of work to eighth-graders  •  Board Preview


November 6, 2013

Youth Congress prepares DCSD students to lead state  •  Ranch View Middle School CODE Club sets high tech goals  •  Carrie Stephenson draws from past experiences to lead Mesa Middle School  •  Home-packed lunch students invited to enjoy harvest bars  •  Gifted and Talented Program expansion  • 8th Grade Career Connect at DC Events Center  •  Open enrollment is underway  •  Students invited to enter photo contest  •  Current version of GED to expire at the end of 2013

 

October 30, 2013

Mammoth Heights brings winter to Belize  •  Dr. Peter Thompson named "Colorado School Psychologist of the Year"  •  Douglas County a magnet for Pine Lane principal  •  Mountain Vista defends 5A Boys cross country title  •  Take your best shot!  •  STEM Women and Our Daughters event slated for November 2   •  Open Enrollment period begins November 1  •  Win Broncos Tickets!


October 23, 2013

Rock Canyon Fire Academy students get real-life training experience  •  Students strive for Automotive Technician Certification  •  Principal Profile: Sid Rundle, Cresthill Middle School  •  Avalanche Community Night •  Elementary Schools vie for catered gourmet luncheon  •  Open Enrollment period begins November 1  •  DCSD Fall Photo Contest  •  STEM Women and Our Daughters event slated for November 2  •  Douglas County Drug Take Back Day


October 9, 2013

Students aim to achieve through archery  •  Teens impress technology giants, display readiness for their career of choice  •  Principal Profile: Dr. Jim Calhoun, Castle View High School  •  DCSD U launches with online language courses  •  A more accurate picture of student growth  •  Students express their  'Hometown' in The New York Times blog  •  Helping students help others  •  October is College Application Month  •  Community Day at Lone Tree Arts Center  •  Attention students: Sign up not to learn how to MAKE a Job, Not Just TAKE a Job!  •  Drug Take Back Day


 

October 2, 2013

Board of Education approves '4Cs' as new 'Ends'  •  Students present 'Taste of Mountain Vista'  •  Second Annual Fruits & Veggies Challenge kicks off October 29th!  •  Excellence exhibited by 17 National Merit Scholorship semi-finalists  •  Happy Birthday to you!  •  The DCSD Fittin' It In 5k is almost here-save 50% on registration!   •  Board Briefing  •  Join your neighbors on Walk to School Day  •  Upcoming recycling/disposal events  •  Community Day at the Lone Tree Arts Center

 

September 25, 2013

HRHS meteorological lesson comes alive with weather balloon launch  •  DCSD addresses testing 'madness'  •  Field Day provides middle school students with leadership opportunity  •  Pine Grove Elementary Pays It Forward  •  DCSD Celebrates Colorado Proud Day at Cougar Run Elementary  •  Students invited to submit favorite recipes, Shadow the Chef  •  The District Accountability Committee needs you!  •  Upcoming recycling/disposal events  •  Community Day at the Lone Tree Arts Center


September 18, 2013

DCSD: "The most interesting school district in America"  •  Soldier returns to Douglas County  •  Congratulations to the 16 DCSD students named as National Merit Semifinalists  •  American Academy prepares to open second campus in Parker  •  'Project Citizens' presentation to Board of Education results in policy update  •  Calling students in grades 4-12! Enter to win "Shadow the Chef" day!  •  Looking to get involved at DCSD? The District Accountability Committee needs you!


September 16, 2013 - Special Edition

87 DCSD students evacuated from flood zone


September 11, 2013

'Out of the Darkness' walk kicks off Suicide Prevention Week  •  Increase in revenue means more money into classrooms, higher raise for employees  •  Castle View sets its sights on creating a 'transformational' high school  •  Human Rights Awareness Week provides learning opportunity for students  •  Student Wellness department launches year-long focus on health and well-being  •  Band showcase shines spotlight on all high schools in DCSD  •  Schools to celebrate Colorado Proud Day  •  Rapids Community Night  •  Retreat for high school girls  •  Student financial assistance


September 4, 2013

Primary Innovation Studio: Designed to meet the needs of digital natives  •  Cimarron teacher named a Raytheon 'Math Hero'  •  Youth Congress provides students opportunity to address issues that affect them  •  District Accountability Committee to host Board of Education candidate forum  •  Rapids Community Night  •  Supplies available for students in need  •  Join your student for lunch!  •  DCSD Fittin' It In 5K returns October 12  •  Board Briefing

 

August 28, 2013

Aspen View Academy opens in Castle Rock  •  Academy Charter School celebrates  20 years of educating students  •  Summer construction projects use solar tubes to enhance classrooms  •  McAfee ready to inspire students, teachers at Buffalo Ridge Elementary  •  eDCSD partners with Rosetta Stone to offer online learning for families  •  Supplies available for students in need  •  Looking to get involved? The District Accountability Committee needs you!  • Get ready! The DCSD Fittin' It In 5k returns October 12


August 21, 2013

Teens prepare for leadership roles at Outdoor Education Center  •  DCSD buses support international golf event  •  Something new, something old: Greeting the new school year  •  DCSD Outpaces State Average in All Grades and Content Areas on TCAP  •  Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children teams with DCSD on award-winning mobile app  •  Looking to get involved? The District Accountability Committee needs you!


August 14, 2013

New tradition marks beginning of school year  •  Douglas County seniors intern for Governor Hickenlooper  •  DCSD's McMonagle recognized as Outstanding Technology Administrator  •  Act Now to WIN! Catered Dinner Party for Eight hosted by Chef Jason!  •  Call for nominations: Office of School Board Director  •  Community service opportunity in Castle Rock  •  Rapids Community Night


August 7, 2013

Summer prep pays off as school begins in Douglas County  •  School Marshal program launches  •  DCSD Nutrition Services ready for back-to-school appetites  •  New Chaparral principal plans to build upon school culture of community, excellence  •  There's still time to donate school supplies!  •  Celebrate school gardeners at Feast in the Field  •  Call for nominations: Office of School Board Director  •  Board Briefing

 

July 31, 2013

Ready, Set, Go!  •  Back-to-school resources  •  DCSD & Sky Ridge Medical Center announce community partnership  •  Feast in the Field to honor student school gardeners  •  Let's Talk Education: Project-Based Learning


July 24, 2013

Douglas County recognized as Charter School "Pioneer"  •  World-class education is new principal's cup of tea  •  Nutrition Services aims to increase elementary student lunch "table" time; streamline check-out process  •  Dynamic duo team-up to present Feast in the Field September 8  •  Let's Talk Education: DCSD Leadership Academy


July 17, 2013

Learning opportunities keep teachers busy this summer • District prepares for launch of InspirED Innovation • Douglas County School District awarded for transparency • DCSD launches
InspirED Innovation • July 15 Board meeting summary • Music in the Meadows