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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

Kim working with a student

The award wasn't a surprise to anyone at Rocky Heights Middle School except for Kim Chlumsky herself.




Banner displayed on a brick wall that says "What are your Sources of Strength?"

A fairly new partnership between DCSD’s Prevention & School Culture team and Douglas County Teen Court coordinators is providing a new path for youth offenders. Additionally, Sources of Strength— now present in most DCSD high schools and some middle schools— is establishing a healthy culture and climate with the goal of catching youth long before they fall into unhealthy behaviors or consider taking their own lives.


Cohl in Athens at World Championship game, holding a large American flag over his head

Ponderosa High School student and wrestler Cohlton Schultz has just returned back from Athens, Greece to Colorado after becoming the first United States World Champion in 20 years in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Ponderosa Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tim Ottman led a 30-minute assembly Wednesday for Cohl, joined by Cohl’s parents, his coaches from the Olympic Training Center, his former Ponderosa wrestling coach (and current Assistant Principal) Corey McNellis, and current wrestling coach Tito Rinaldis.