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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

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.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.