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DCSD Tobacco-Free Grant Coordinator Receives Hero of the Year Award!

Our DCSD Tobacco-Free Grant Coordinator, Cynthia Redfern, has done an impeccable job of educating our youth, their parents, and the community as a whole using evidence-based strategies to help reduce exposure to second-hand smoke, prevent youth initiation of tobacco/nicotine use, and increasing smoking cessation rates in Douglas County.  

As a result of her tobacco prevention efforts, Tri-County Health Department has selected her as a Public Health Hero of the Year.  An awards ceremony will be held later this month to honor her achievements! 

Congratulations, Cyndi! 

See article: District Coordinator Named "Public Health Hero of the Year"

April 27, 2015 | By gcburnett | Category: Prevention and School Culture

District News

While the holidays are often a joyous time with friends and family, we know that they can also be stressful, not just for adults, but for children too. In addition to the annual pressure of gift giving, family gathering and travel, the holidays can trigger memories of the loss of loved ones and other traumatic events.

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.