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Cresthill New Beginnings


Middle School is a very unique part of a student’s journey. It is full of new routines and changes. It’s a preview of high school.

All of this is why Cresthill Middle School hosts its New Beginnings. Parents of incoming 7th graders learn the ropes from last year's 7th graders and principal Sid Rundle. They hear about all of the little things that will make the transition to middle school an easy one. Parents hear from incoming 8th graders and Principal Rundle.

It all matters. No detail is overlooked. Parents learn about strategies for locker safety, backpack management, and what’s in the vending machines.

Principal Rundle know that success in middle school requires an all-encompassing approach. “You've got the heart, and then you've got really what we would refer to very generically as the soul. You cannot build sturdy human beings academically and intellectually unless you also address them emotionally.”

August 3, 2017 | By ccheline | Category:

District News

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.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.