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On the search for ladybugs

If you see Mesa students intently examining the grass near their school, you can bet they're looking for ladybugs. 

They are serious about the task, because the data they collect is actually used by real scientists as part of the Lost Ladybug Project, headed up by Cornell University and the National Science Foundation.

November 10, 2013 | By rmbarber | Category:

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.


When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.