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Precautions When Making Homemade Slime

Homemade slime is a craze in many classrooms across DCSD and the country. You may have heard national reports recently of children's hands being burned by the concoction. As a precaution, if your classroom is making homemade slime and is using Borax, be sure the correct proportions of ingredients are being used and that the Borax is COMPLETELY diluted with water before the slime comes in contact with skin. Or, consider using a non-household chemical alternate ingredient.

Here are some ideas:  https://www.romper.com/p/4-safe-alternatives-to-slime-that-you-can-feel-good-about-making-with-your-kid-48261

April 3, 2017 | By gcburnett | Category: Health Wellness and Prevention, Nursing Services

District News

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.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.