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Soaring Hawk Brings History to Life

Students stand outside historical building

Dozens of second-graders from Soaring Hawk Elementary took over downtown Castle Rock and some of its most historical landmarks. Students in the four classes have been working hard all year to learn more about Castle Rock's founding fathers, traditions and its landmarks. Students were able to pick their favorite topic and become local experts. After researching their projects they determined the best way to share their knowledge with their classmates. Student choices included writing songs, creating slideshows, making brochures and posters.

Parents and community members were then invited to share in the excitement while the second-graders became tour guides and offered the historical walking tours showcasing what they learned and teaching other adults about Castle Rock and its rich history.

April 26, 2017 | By acarlson1 | Category: Schools

District News

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.

Student Climbs stairs with Firefighters

“Never forget” became permanently ingrained in our heads and our hearts after the attacks of September 11, 2001. But now, 16 years later, our schools are full of students who weren’t even alive when history was made; leaving many teachers to decipher how and what to teach students about a moment in our history that changed our world forever.