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Success in the Middle Conference

Success In the Middle



The DCSD Prevention & School Culture Department will be hosting the second annual Success In the Middle Conference on April 21, 2017.  This free conference is exclusively for students that will be transitioning to Sierra Middle School.  The event will be comprised of breakout sessions, fun activities and making new connections.


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It is the DCSD Prevention & School Culture Department’s goal to give the students preventative information and strategies that will help them have a successful transition from elementary to middle school.  We will be focusing on helping students:

  • Meet new peers

  • Manage change

  • Access positive activities to get involved with

  • Take care of themselves (self-advocacy, study habits, time management)


Research indicates that when students feel more connected, there is less bullying, substance abuse, school violence and suicide.  

More prevention = Less Intervention

February 24, 2017 | By jhatt | Category: Prevention and School Culture

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

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.”