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PGE students will have poems published in Amazing Kids! Magazine.



Congratulations to our amazing students! These poems will be published in the October issue of Amazing Kids! Magazine.


Way to go KerriAnne, Stella, Violet and Nicole!


That They Differ

By KerriAnne


Amber eyes flicker as they gaze

Across the horizon

Seeing what others don’t

Somehow, they think that

I am the blind one

I see what others don’t

Tracks leading

To and fro

Trying to sustain my life

And I somehow am the

One who differs


Amber eyes flicker as they gaze

Trying to understand the universe

The truths of right and wrong

Tracks lead

To so many different places

Others wonder, too

Why is it that they say that I differ

From the rest?


Amber eyes flicker as

Black and white wings fill the air

Remembering how much the same it looks

As those who they have seen

Yet how different

Without making a sound


They all claim

That I am the one

Who doesn’t make sense


Amber eyes flicker

As the wings fill the air once more

Done faking

Done keeping quiet

They just want to be


And yet,

They are the ones

Who differ



From Above

By: Stella

Age 12

Parker, Colorado


From above I saw the Rocky Mountains

Sharp spears pointing up at me in the thousands

Sheep climb and watch me fly

The calming scene makes me deeply sigh


From above I saw the blue glaciers of an icy land

My reflection cold waters looked quite grand

They froze me with wonder in mid air

A sight I watched and couldn’t help but stare


From above I saw the ever rolling hills of green

A new and beautiful sight rarely seen

The cows grazed not a care in the world

The creeped over the hillside, leaving the sky colored and pearled


From above I explored the deserted Desert Sands

Nothing but orange dust across the lands

The hot burning heat spread everywhere

The scorching sun sends a blistering beware


All across the world things always passed below me

But I looked up and was surprised to see

A million shining stars dazzling the sky

And I watched them in awe with no deny


From above I see the earth

From below I see the milky stars of so much worth

I, the blue sky’s crown

A cloud sees it all but makes no sound



The Night Sky

By: Violet


Stars light up the night sky

Dancing and playing around,

The moon watching over them,

Almost like a father.


My life is like the night sky,

Dark and mysterious

With spots of light,

A father to watch over me.


Every day more spots of light appear,

Some of them grow

And some disappear.



The Bridge

By Nicole

Age 12


On the bridge of our lives

Wobbly yet sturdy

The howling wind starts to blow

Shaking our world, and quaking on our lives


Some can choose to hold on,

Grasping the ropes,

The only things containing us

And saving us from the fall


But some can choose to jump,

Give up on all they have

Because they can no longer hold on


Terrified of the bridge failing us

Collapsing, as we lose everything we have


If only this bridge was stable,

Unaffected by the strong winds

That strive to tear us down



September 4, 2015 | By kjtrainor | Category: Pine Grove 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.”