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October Prevention Press

The Prevention Press is a monthly newsletter from the Prevention and School Culture Department. 

The Press highlights:

  • Free Offerings-Events-Opportunities
  • Hot Topics in DCSD & Colorado
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events and the Student Wellness & Prevention Framework theme for the month.

Highlights in the Press are related to issues of school culture and supporting our community effort to reduce the incidents of bullying, suicide, school violence and substance abuse.  Look for them on your school web site or here as a monthly link.

October Prevention Press

October 7, 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.