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September 28, 2017 | By CSilberman

Sleep Hygiene is an often-misunderstood term.

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October 20, 2016 | By CSilberman

School Accountability Community (SAC) members, parents, community members, principals, teachers, district employees, those connected to neighborhood schools, charter schools, and those with no connection to a school but simply an interest in what's happening in the Douglas County School District are all invited to attend the District Accountability Committee Fall Forum on Tuesday, October 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Forum will be held at Castle Rock Middle School, 2575 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock.

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August 2, 2016 | By CSilberman

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Directors recently approved a proposal by Denver-based research firm, Corona Insights, to implement a district-wide community survey. Attend one of the town hall meetings later this month.

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January 13, 2016 | By CSilberman

Q&A with DCSD Parent Liaison, Kath

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Parent University
March 9, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness month and Parent University offered a class to help parents identify the warning signs of relationship violence. 

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November 5, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

The Parent University is offering  school finance classes that will explore school funding mandates set by the state legislature and examine the DCSD budget, capital needs and current funding levels.

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District News

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. 

glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.