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Over 36 DCSD schools support American Heart Association

A special thank you to the 36 DCSD schools that completed a heart healthy school program this year to support the American Heart Association​!

Through Jump Rope/Hoops For Heart & Donate To Play Tournaments, the important heart healthy message reached over 22,000 local students & families! DCSD raised over $240,000 to support the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association. Thank you for your incredible support & important traditions every year! As a thank you back to keep kiddo’s hearts pumping, DCSD schools earned $11,000 in US Games certificates to buy new PE equipment for their schools! And starting in 2016-2017, School Event Coordinators will earn 8 Professional Development Hours for completing an AHA event.

If you’d like to learn more or pre-register your school for the 2016-2017 school year, please contact Morgan June – Morgan.June[at]heart[dot]org at the American Heart Association or Laurie LaComb, Healthy Schools Coordinator, at lllacomb[at]dcsdk12[dot]org



May 16, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Health Wellness and Prevention

District News

While the holidays are often a joyous time with friends and family, we know that they can also be stressful, not just for adults, but for children too. In addition to the annual pressure of gift giving, family gathering and travel, the holidays can trigger memories of the loss of loved ones and other traumatic events.

DCSD Board of Directors sitting at dais

On Monday, December 4, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted unanimously (with six voting members) to approve a resolution to rescind the Choice Scholarship Program. The Resolution outlines three steps to this revocation: 1) Rescind the Choice Scholarship Program, 2) Repeal all district policies specifically related to the Choice Scholarship Program and the School Choice Grant Program, 3) Direct the Board President and/or Interim Superintendent to end the litigation challenging the Choice Scholarship Program in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The resolution takes effect immediately.

HRHS Cyber Patriots

Equifax, Target, Yahoo... Unfortunately it is not uncommon to hear about— or fall victim to— data security breaches as computers become increasingly integrated into our lives. However, a generation of high school students are preparing to fill cybersecurity roles to help protect all of us against future attacks; and many of these future protectors are right here in Douglas County. Meet the Highlands Ranch High School CyberPatriots.