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Proceeds of student-created book to benefit victims of Aurora theatre and Sandy Hook tragedies

PARKER – Following the the July 2012 Aurora theater and December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary mass shootings, the students at Parker’s Challenge to Excellence Charter School say they experienced a wave of emotions.The then sixth-grade students in Glenn Thompson’s class channeled those feelings into something tangible, the creation of a book filled with positive messages. 
“Colorado: A New Perspective” includes 71 pages with messages of hope, photographs and drawings by Thompson’s students.
After compiling the content, the students decided to publish their work, with the ultimate goal of sending proceeds and a few copies of their book to families of victims in both Aurora and Newtown.
“Colorado: A New Perspective” is a print-on-demand publication, which means it is not carried in stores but is printed upon order and mailed directly to the customer.
The book is available through several vendors, including:

November 14, 2013 | By rmbarber | Category:

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.”