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Vista Feeder Elementary Schools Race Ahead

On a beautiful fall afternoon in September, 200 elementary students from the Mountain Vista High School feeder area raced in the Sixth Annual Vista Cross Country Elementary Feeder race.  Students from third through sixth grade, many sporting their new green or pink Vista Nation cross country t-shirts, ran the one-mile course while parents, siblings and teachers cheered them on.  The Vista cross country team was on hand at the finish line to record finish places and hand out ribbons and medals. 

Mountain Vista High School athletes also volunteered for the event and ran with any student who needed some extra encouragement. Parent volunteers also joined in the fun.  

The event is held annually to help introduce the great sport of cross country to elementary students, and it’s a way for the Vista cross country team to give back to a very supportive feeder community.


October 18, 2017 | By CSilberman | 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.