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Special Education students use skills to reach new heights

HIGHLANDS RANCH-- Staff from Douglas County School District's Stone Canyon Outdoor Education program has been working with the Eagle Ridge Special Education Voyager program all semester to help these students create better relationships with one another, learn to deal with conflict and enjoy learning through experiential methods. In their culminating event for the year, students had the opportunity to utilize the new skills they gained in high ropes activities. 

 

 

Stone Canyon staff members demonstrated safe climbing for the Eagle Ridge students, staff and family members.

   

 

 

Skyler, 4th grade, conquered his fears and ascended the tower to the zip line.

 

 

Stone Canyon staff completes his "5-H" check before sending Jack, 6th grade, up the High-wire element.

 

 

Stone Canyon staff coached Jack onto the High-wire.

 

 

 

Previous Voyager students, now with the Center-based SED program at Cresthill Middle School, joined in on the climbing.

 

 

 

Faced with the options of zipping or not zipping, Skyler accepted the challenge!

 

 

Jack, elated from the rush of the zip line, waited to be untethered from the course.

 

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April 29, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures, Special Education

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

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.”