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DCSD sustainability efforts honored

HIGHLANDS RANCH - This month, two Douglas County schools were honored for their sustainability efforts, including efforts to reduce energy consumption and waste.

Heritage receives Green Flag
Heritage Elementary in Highlands Ranch became the third DCSD school to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award.  The award, sponsored by Eco-Schools USA, is the highest recognition it gives to schools around the globe. 

“It is wonderful to see the impactful work our students can do,” said DCSD Sustainability Manager.  “Paired with great support and leadership from teacher Sue Antonsen and Principal Alisa Pauley, we are proud to highlight the power of our students.”

The official Green Flag ceremony will be later this Spring.

Larkspur Elementary wins Green Ribbon

On Earth Day, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Larkspur Elementary was one of 48 schools across the nation to receive a Green Ribbon Award. Read more about Larkspur's achievement.

April 23, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Sustainability

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.