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Douglas County Job Growth from the Denver Business Journal

Employment in Douglas County grew by 5.9 percent in the 12 months ending September 2013, the second-highest job-growth rate in the nation among 334 large counties, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Wednesday.

Dougco's one-year employment growth rate was second only to Fort Bend County, Texas, among counties with 75,000 or more jobs, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said. Fort Bend saw 6.0 percent job growth between September 2012 and last September; the national average was 1.7 percent growth.

Read the full story in the Denver Business Journal

March 20, 2014 | By slmanitoken | Category: Careers, Human Resources

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Kim working with a student

The award wasn't a surprise to anyone at Rocky Heights Middle School except for Kim Chlumsky herself.

 

 

 

Banner displayed on a brick wall that says "What are your Sources of Strength?"

A fairly new partnership between DCSD’s Prevention & School Culture team and Douglas County Teen Court coordinators is providing a new path for youth offenders. Additionally, Sources of Strength— now present in most DCSD high schools and some middle schools— is establishing a healthy culture and climate with the goal of catching youth long before they fall into unhealthy behaviors or consider taking their own lives.

 

Cohl in Athens at World Championship game, holding a large American flag over his head

Ponderosa High School student and wrestler Cohlton Schultz has just returned back from Athens, Greece to Colorado after becoming the first United States World Champion in 20 years in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Ponderosa Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tim Ottman led a 30-minute assembly Wednesday for Cohl, joined by Cohl’s parents, his coaches from the Olympic Training Center, his former Ponderosa wrestling coach (and current Assistant Principal) Corey McNellis, and current wrestling coach Tito Rinaldis.