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Award Winning Author Works with DCSD Students

Jerry Pallotta Works with kids

Students at Mammoth Heights Elementary School in Parker had the unique opportunity to learn from award-winning children’s author, Jerry Pallotta, who recently cleared his schedule to spend the day at the school.

Students worked through various parts of the book writing process with the famous author, talking about stories, characters and plot lines.

Jerry Pallotta is the first author to ever visit Mammoth Heights Elementary. In honor of the special day, every single classroom decorated its doors to honor one of Jerry’s book covers.

“Our Mammoth Height students have embraced the day. Our different groups got the chance to work with Jerry on several different book ideas. He did a great job getting them to see and understand where he came up with various different ideas for his stories right from his own life. We really hope that this inspires our students and their love of reading and writing,” says Mammoth Heights Assistant Principal, Kiersten Hall.

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November 8, 2017 | By acarlson1 | Category: Schools

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.