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Poetry Out Loud Competition

Ponderosa High School is sponsoring a Poetry Out Loud Competition for the third consecutive year.  Choose two poems from an anthology of 600 poems at poetryoutloud.org and begin understanding, memorizing, and expressing!  The competition will be held in the school auditorium at 7:10 a.m. on February 7 and 8, 2017. The school champion will represent the Mustangs at the State Championships on March 6, 2017 in Lakewood. See Mrs. Smith in Room 117 for more information and an entry form.  Entries are due on Feb. 3, 2017
February 12, 2015 | By mdmurphy | Category: Ponderosa High School

District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.