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Cardiac Screening Available

 Douglas County School District has partnered with The Anthony Bates Foundation to offer cardiac screens to DCSD students                                                          


Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Mountain Vista High School
10585 Mountain Vista Ridge
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126


Chaparral High School
15655 Brookstone Dr
Parker, CO  80134



All participants MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED for the Event - Link to registration

Testimonial from Ponderosa Head Athletic Trainer, Chris Mathewson "Last year we hosted this event at Ponderosa and I had myself screened.  During my screening it was found that I was throwing “premature ventricular contractions” (PVC’s).  I have since seen a cardiologist for a complete and thorough work-up – it was found that the caffeine I was consuming during the day was having a very damaging effect on my heart.  I have since quite caffeine – and the follow-up testing has revealed that I am no longer throwing PVC’s.  My heart is healthy because of the information I learned at the screening."



October 2, 2015 | By mdmurphy | Category: Ponderosa High School

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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.