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PBL in Action - Historical Wax Museum

CRE follows a unique project based learning style of education. PBL allows students to integrate knowledge with hands on exploration, design and presentation. In their latest PBL project, our third graders (and a few second graders) brought history to life in their historical wax museum. Students selected a historical figure they wished to learn more about, created a presentation fact board, and dressed themselves as their chosen figure. The classrooms were staged as a museum and the students were wax figures; only coming to life when someone pushed their "play button" and listened to their script of historical facts and information. Visitors to the museum were able to wander around to view the different wax figures, from pilgrims and Leonardo DaVinci, to Dr. Seuss and John Lennon. 

 

     

 

 

 

 

February 6, 2018 | 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.”