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November 20, 2017 | By CSilberman

What is vaping?

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September 28, 2017 | By CSilberman

One of the things that prevent individuals from speaking up when they are having suicidal thoughts is the fear of what happens next. The mystery of how that plays out can be scary. The State’s Community Crisis Connection, shared with us what happens on a call, whether an individual is calling for themselves or on behalf of someone else.

 

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September 21, 2017 | By CSilberman

September is National Suicide Prevention Aw

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September 14, 2017 | By CSilberman

A fairly new partnership between DCSD’s Prevention & School Culture team and Douglas County Teen Court coordinators is providing a new path for youth offenders. Additionally, Sources of Strength— now present in most DCSD high schools and some middle schools— is establishing a healthy culture and climate with the goal of catching youth long before they fall into unhealthy behaviors or consider taking their own lives.

 

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One conversation can change a life. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
September 7, 2017 | By CSilberman

September is National Suicide Prevent

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September 7, 2017 | By CSilberman

At first, it seems like a normal teen

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August 13, 2017 | By jhatt
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August 1, 2017 | By CSilberman

All Douglas County School District (DCSD) Middle Schools are gaining an additional full-time counselor this year thanks to a recent grant awarded by the State of Colorado totaling nearly $900,000. Each counselor will have a specific focus on school culture and prevention related to mental health and substance abuse. Additionally, the grant includes funds awarded to each middle school for evidence-based prevention programs and activities.

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July 26, 2017 | By jhatt
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April 13, 2017 | By rmbarber

A new Netflix series that debuted in March has become a popular topic of conversation in the hallways of several Douglas County schools, causing concern for some parents.

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April 6, 2017 | By CSilberman

CASTLE ROCK— Student-on-student confl

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March 9, 2017 | By CSilberman

CASTLE ROCK – South Ridge Elementary

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March 1, 2017 | By jhatt

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Earlier this month, the U.S.

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February 24, 2017 | By jhatt
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February 2, 2017 | By CSilberman

Chrysta Reese is a DCSD parent with a daughter who deals with addiction to heroin. She shares her story with us hoping to open a dialogue in our community that this is a problem that is indeed present in Douglas County, that it can happen to anyone regardless of circumstances or background, and that as a community we should work together to find solutions.

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December 12, 2016 | By CSilberman
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November 17, 2016 | By CSilberman

This week is National School Psyc

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October 19, 2016 | By CSilberman

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among

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September 29, 2016 | By CSilberman

Bullying affects students no matter the race, gender, age or socioeconomic status. One in four kids nationally is bullied and an increasing number of teens are being bullied online.

Meanwhile, students who are bullied can show decreases in academic performance, with some students possibly experiencing suicidal thoughts. Additionally, those who bully may have lasting problems.

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September 22, 2016 | By hariemer

Seeking PD support about The Student Wellness &

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September 8, 2016 | By CSilberman

PARKER–If you were near Sagewood Middle School

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September 8, 2016 | By CSilberman

CASTLE ROCK— The health and well-bein

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August 12, 2016 | By jhatt

Team Up is working with YESS officers

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July 28, 2016 | By NDJones

PARKER- Douglas County employees, the Douglas C

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April 19, 2016 | By gcburnett

On March 30, 2016, students, teachers, and admi

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March 29, 2016 | By gcburnett
Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, in 
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March 2, 2016 | By gcburnett
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February 25, 2016 | By gcburnett

Free suicide awareness training.

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February 9, 2016 | By gcburnett
December 19, 2015 | By gcburnett

PARENT NIGHTS:  

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December 19, 2015 | By gcburnett

"Out of Bounds" Performance at the PACE Center

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November 9, 2015 | By gcburnett
October 29, 2015 | By gcburnett
October 7, 2015 | By gcburnett

On September 29th, the Parker Police

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October 7, 2015 | By rmbarber

The rainy, fall weather seemed appropriate as principals from across the Douglas County School District (DCSD) gathered with their counterparts from local churches to discuss a somber topic – teen suicide – and how we, as a community, can work together to prevent it.

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October 7, 2015 | By gcburnett

The Prevention Press is a monthly newsletter fr

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September 18, 2015 | By gcburnett

Chaparral High School Encore Players are perfor

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September 10, 2015 | By gcburnett
September 10, 2015 | By gcburnett
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September 8, 2015 | By gcburnett

Become informed about mental health and wellnes

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August 30, 2015 | By gcburnett

The Student Wellness Department was part of the

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June 11, 2015 | By gcburnett

Welcome Back for the 2015-2016 School Year. 

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June 11, 2015 | By gcburnett

Welcome Back for the 2015-2016 School Year. 

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April 28, 2015 | By rmbarber

Several Douglas County schools are getting an opportunity to expand their education and prevention efforts for bullying, school violence, substance abuse and suicide.

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April 27, 2015 | By gcburnett

Our DCSD Tobacco-Free Grant Coordinator, Cynthi

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Sources of Strength
September 24, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

Sources of Strength, a national organization that trains staff and students to recognize the signs of suicidal idealization and other problems facing today’s youth recently visited Rock Canyon High School for a day of training.

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March 18, 2014 | By rmbarber

Students at several Douglas County schools are beginning with small acts of kindness, in hopes that they will lead to a larger change in the way kids treat each other in school and elsewhere.

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District News

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

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The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.