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Rock Stars: August 14

You Rock

Janet VanZant and Cindy Kim, both members of the IT team, did a fantastic job with setting up the computers for the Skype interviews. They did a great job of managing technology, time schedules and multiple speakers. 

Joan Morey is an Assistant Principal at Ranch View Middle School. She did a “superb” job of welcoming students to the new year and kicking off the school year.

Sue Thompson is a lead on the SchoolMessenger implementation to schools. Sue has worked tirelessly at ensuring attendance staff at every school has been fully trained. She has coordinated a large amount of manual effort to provide many schools custom schedules for sending attendance calls at their convenience, as compared to being locked down to one standard scheduled attendance call batch. Leading up to the start of the school year this week, Sue ensured our vendor delivered on all project requirements in order for critical attendance calls to be performed starting Monday. In addition, Sue has handled exception requests to the process from many schools with patience and an phenomenal "can-do" attitude without hesitation. Our schools, and especially our attendance clerks, are incredibly fortunate to have Sue at the helm of making sure parents receive absence notification promptly and accurately.

August 13, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Communications

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.