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Highlands Ranch High School celebrates ’42 Week’ on the diamond, at school

HIGHLANDS RANCH – When Highlands Ranch High School’s varsity baseball took the field last week against ThunderRidge, it may have been hard for the umpire to keep all of the players straight.  They were all wearing the number 42, in commemoration of a historic moment in baseball and the Civil Rights Movement.

On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball (MLB). Today all 36 MLB teams pay tribute to Robinson and the milestone by wearing the number 42 during this special week.

“42 Week” also recognizes the attributes that Jackie Robinson portrayed during his life and MLB career, including courage, perseverance, integrity, teamwork, and inspiration.

Over the course of the week (April 14-18), Highlands Ranch students were encouraged to make a different one of those words a focus on each day. Each day, the students selected a boy and a girl representing each of the attributes and the teens were honored during the April 18 baseball game.

During HRHS’ 42 Week festivities, there was a free screening of the popular film “42” and a hat day that raised money for HRHS students in need.

April 22, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities, High School Education, Schools

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

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.”