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Teens for the Future

Four DCSD teen representatives from Teens for the Future, Douglas County Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Leadership Board, joined over 300 teen leaders from around the nation for the CASDA's 16th annual mid-year training institute. “After four days of intensive training, participants returned to their communities with new skills and strategies, and a clearer roadmap to create environments where young people can thrive,” said Gen. Arthur T. Dean, CADCA's Chairman and CEO. The representatives from Teens for the Future chose to focus their efforts on prevention of underage drinking and can't wait to kick off their action plan.

August 13, 2017 | By jhatt | Category: Prevention and School Culture

District News

Banner displayed on a brick wall that says "What are your Sources of Strength?"

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.


Cohl in Athens at World Championship game, holding a large American flag over his head

Ponderosa High School student and wrestler Cohlton Schultz has just returned back from Athens, Greece to Colorado after becoming the first United States World Champion in 20 years in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Ponderosa Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tim Ottman led a 30-minute assembly Wednesday for Cohl, joined by Cohl’s parents, his coaches from the Olympic Training Center, his former Ponderosa wrestling coach (and current Assistant Principal) Corey McNellis, and current wrestling coach Tito Rinaldis.

Student Climbs stairs with Firefighters

“Never forget” became permanently ingrained in our heads and our hearts after the attacks of September 11, 2001. But now, 16 years later, our schools are full of students who weren’t even alive when history was made; leaving many teachers to decipher how and what to teach students about a moment in our history that changed our world forever.