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Professional Development Aligns with a Vision

Moving our school forward on a pathway to an aligned vision meant that during the 2015-16 school year we literally moved around the Denver area to immerse ourselves in real-world scenarios with focused messages. We immersed ourselves in engaging learning environments and connected with experts and expert ideas. It is important to make visible our plans  and efforts for the year (see our website LTE Professional Developmentas well as thank the following corporations and individuals for their support with our learning opportunities. We couldn't have done it without you!


September 25

Levy Restaurants Pepsi Center provided us with a delicious buffet lunch complete with drinks, many options, and dessert. Thanks to Travis Tucker, Regional Director Levy Restaurants, for arranging the complimentary lunch and for working together with Kroenke Sports and Entertainment Pepsi Center to arrange free use of one of their conference rooms! #LevyRestaurants

Kroenke Sports and Entertainment Pepsi Center provided us with a beautiful room at the Pepsi Center as a place to host our lunch and speaker session. Thanks to Katie Kaszynski, Senior Manager Meetings and Events, who helped us arrange this free of cost. #KroenkeSports #PepsiCenter

Jamie McKenzie joined us as our expert speaker/author and led us through activities from his book, Learning to Question to Wonder to Learn, exemplifying how students use higher order thinking skills as they answer their own questions. #JamieMcKenzie

January 14

Castle View High School was the site where we focused on making to learn. Thanks to Dr. James Calhoun, principal, who invited us to to take part in their Community Information Night Series featuring author and speaker Gary Stager. His book, Invent to Learn, is on our list of recommended reading material. #InventtoLearn  

February 15

Western Union was the site where we focused on what it means to prepare our students for a future participating on a global stage. Thanks to two of our parents, Dan Diaz and Brad Jones, Global Corporate Communications, who co-hosted this event for us. They not only provided us with inspirational thoughts about how to collaborate, communicate, and function on a global stage, but they also provided us with a free catered breakfast. #WesternUnion




February 29, 2016 | By kftucker | Category: Lone Tree 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.”