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Hawk Quest Visits CRE!

October 18, 2016

The 1st graders at CRE were privileged to have Hawk Quest of Parker, Colorado visit today. The Hawk Quest handlers brought along several species including hawks, an owl and a bald eagle for our students to learn about, ask questions about, and see up close. 

The students were able to listen to information on each species, then ask questions. 

During the bald eagle presentation, the kids "wowwed" the handlers with the questions that they asked. They wanted to know:

"How big are their wings?" Up to a 7 foot wingspan.

"How many feathers does a bald eagle have?" Between 7,000 and 10,000, unless they are molting. Molting is the time when they shed their feathers and grow new ones.

"Why does the eagle have to wear that mask over their eyes?" It keeps them from getting scared. 

Stay tuned for more pictures of this exciting experience!


October 18, 2016 | By mgreene1 | Category: Castle Rock Elementary School

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.”