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Ponderosa Student Media Awards Announced

Congratulations to Ponderosa's yearbook students on their CSMA Best of Colorado Awards:

Photographer of the Year Honorable Mention: Justin Hayes  Link to Portfolio Page
1st Place Theme Package Writing: Chase Mendy, Grace Davis, Shelby Zimmerman, & Sami Rael
2nd Place Sports Spread: Sami Rael & Shelby Zimmerman
2nd Place Student Life Individual Photo & Caption: Shelby Zimmerman & Chase Mendy
2nd Place Sports Reaction Individual Photo & Caption: Dalton Tarin
2nd Place Photo/Graphic Illustration: Grace Davis
3rd Place Sports Action Individual Photo & Caption: Ethan Risley
Honorable Mention Academics Writing: Arturo Gonzalez

May 8, 2017 | By mdmurphy | Category: Ponderosa High School

District News

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.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.