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Girls and Women in Sports

On Friday, January 17, Mesa Middle School students were honored at the Women and Girls in Sports Luncheon at Chaparral High School in Parker. The girls honored were Dayna Jackson, Rachel Eilers, Isabel Castilleja, Jenna Santolaya, Ellie Mickelsen and Preslie Coffey. The girls were recognized for their athletic talent by their coaches and chosen for their aptitude and perseverance in sports.

“Being recognized made me feel super happy and excited”, said Dayna Jackson, one of the girls recognized at the luncheon.

This year’s theme was Leading the Way. Students, teachers, coaches, administrators and parents strive to lead the way for the next generation and all the others to come.

“It was great to recognize the girls and women athletes in Douglas County and we were very proud of the girls and women representing our school”,said Mr. Frye, Mesa athletic director.

January 22, 2016 | By jsheets | Category: Mesa Middle School

District News

Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.

When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.

The Apple Awards honors and celebrates excellence in education. This year, more than 5,000 nominations were submitted. 188 Apple Representatives from schools and departments were then selected by the Foundation in January. Of this outstanding group of education leaders, five individuals were awarded with an Apple Award.