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All-State Choir Selections

Congratulations to Emily Marrs and Charlotte Movizzo on their accomplishment of being selected for the 2015 Colorado All-State Choirs. Emily has been selected for the All-State Women's Choir.  She will have the opportunity to sing under the direction of Dr. Sandra Snow.  Dr. Snow holds conducting and music education appointments at Michigan State University and is one of the most sought-after conductors in the country. 
Charlotte has been selected for the All-State Mixed Choir. She will be singing under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Douma, a Professor of Conducting at Yale University and the founding conductor of Yale Choral Artists, one of the best professional choirs in the country. Charlotte will have a very unique experience as the All-State Mixed Choir is performing one of Ponderosa Choir Teacher Tim Tharaldson's compositions.  Great job Emily and Charlotte!

November 20, 2014 | By mdmurphy | Category: Ponderosa High School

District News

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.