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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

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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We want to hear from you! How often do you prefer to receive email newsletters from DCSD? How can we improve the news and information you receive? This brief survey should only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you for giving us your input!

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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.