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What would I do in an emergency situation?

Stop the Bleed

Many of us watch crises unfold in the news and ask ourselves, “What would I do in that situation?”

Responding to an increasing public need, the White House launched, “Stop the Bleed” to provide bystanders of emergency situations with the tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding and intervene as first responders to traumatic situations.

On Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m., Sky Ridge Medical Center will host a free Stop the Bleed training in partnership with DCSD Parent University. This class will provide parents, caregivers, staff and community members the basic tools and information needed to respond effectively in an emergency situation.

The skills learned in the hour-long class will include how to apply a tourniquet, the correct way to pack a wound and how to apply pressure to stop a bleed. Uncontrolled bleeding injuries can result from natural and manmade disasters and from everyday accidents.

Research has shown that bystanders, with little or no medical training, can become heroic lifesavers. 

Sign up to take part in the class and learn how to save a life


November 30, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Parent & Community Engagement

District News

The Apple Awards honors and celebrates excellence in education. This year, more than 5,000 nominations were submitted. 188 Apple Representatives from schools and departments were then selected by the Foundation in January. Of this outstanding group of education leaders, five individuals were awarded with an Apple Award. 

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.