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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

STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of just 30 schools in the world and one of two schools in the Denver Metro region named a 2017 World-Leading Learners School, and has been invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice, and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.

DCSD Faculty Art Show goes through Nov. 1

It is easy to see the creativity of Douglas County School District students. It is often on display in the art that graces the walls and display cases of our schools. This month, however, is a chance to see the skill and the passion of the art teachers behind it all.


Last spring she was one of only eight teachers to be honored with the Freddie G award. The award came with a trip to New York for master classes taught by industry professionals. She also led a trip to Sacramento for the Junior Theater Festival with seven of her students. To top it off she was given a $5000 grant for the school’s theater program. She plans on using the money to build a technical theater learning lab with the help of her students.