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CDE Recognizes 3 DCSD Libraries as "Highly Effective"

Congratulations to Tracie King from Acres Green Elementary, Pete Vincelette from Mountain Ridge Middle School, and Stephanie Meurer and Jennifer Milstead from Sierra Middle School. On April 9, 2014, the Colorado Board of Education and Commissioner Robert Hammond recognized 22 schools for their highly effective school library program. Pete Vincelette was featured at the ceremony on his Highly Effective website. Each Teacher Librarian , along with their respective principal, assessed their library program using the "Highly Effective School Library program Evaluation Rubric."


Douglas County school district now has 6 Highly Effective School Library Programs as these three schools join, Rocky Heights Middle School, Ranch View Middle School and ThuderRidge High School.

April 16, 2014 | By laescobedo | Category:

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.