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April 17, 2017 | By CSilberman

You may have seen recent reports of school districts, public sector entities and even private sector businesses being duped of their money via online phishing attacks. The culprit? Phishing scammers around the world look for opportunities to steal money or private information via computers and online accounts. We have all heard our banks warn us about not opening emails, which look suspicious or ask for your username and password. The same holds true for your DCSD online identity as it may provide scammers with a way to get to your HR data from Workday or other connected systems.

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January 9, 2017 | By CSilberman

2016 was a doozy of a year when it came to Inte

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December 8, 2016 | By CSilberman

You may have heard about it or you may be seeing it yourself in your Douglas County school. For the last few years there has been a global emphasis on students learning how to code.

Many parents, though, do not understand what this means, or they are unsure how this translates to students who are as young as kindergartners. Does this mean that five year-olds are are now expected to communicate in ones and zeroes, or that they are expected to design the next Pokemon Go app?

This week is National Computer Science Education Week and schools around the world, including some schools in Douglas County School District, are participating in an event called Hour of Code.

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September 30, 2016 | By cdabbey

Written by Christopher Abbey, DCS

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September 29, 2016 | By cdabbey

Written by Christopher Abbey, DCS

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August 12, 2016 | By CSilberman

CASTLE ROCK- In 2013, Douglas County

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April 5, 2016 | By rmbarber

Regularly, Douglas County students tweet the District, wondering why their favorite website or app is now blocked by the District’s digital firewall. During this week’s 5 Questions in 5 Days we will explore why certain websites and applications are blocked by the District and what students can do if they feel that they shouldn’t be.

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May 26, 2015 | By rmbarber

The focus of Comic Con is often superheroes, which is probably why Douglas County School District (DCSD) students and their teachers fit in so well at this year’s event in Denver.

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May 13, 2015 | By rmbarber

CASTLE ROCK – Walking into the Castle Rock Middle School's library, you may instantly have the feeling that this isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile. While students are still dropping off overdue books, something is unmistakably different.

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March 25, 2015 | By nwmetzler

DCSD IT Services has scheduled maintenance for

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January 20, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Through a special partnership with Microsoft, we are proud to announce that all Douglas County School District students and staff will be able to download Office 365 free of charge, for use at home. 

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December 29, 2014 | By nwmetzler

The DCSD Network team has scheduled maintenance

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December 18, 2014 | By nwmetzler

As part of necessary ongoing maintenance of our

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September 17, 2014 | By rmbarber

Douglas County School District's Chief Technolo

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September 17, 2014 | By rmbarber

Safety is the number one priority in the Douglas County School District. While traditionally our efforts have centered on physical and psychological safety, District Chief Technology Officer Gautam Sethi says technology and online safety have become a crucial part of the picture.

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September 10, 2014 | By rmbarber
August 12, 2014 | By nwmetzler

The IT Support Center has fielded many inquirie

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July 16, 2014 | By nwmetzler

Express Check-In is a Douglas County School Dis

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April 29, 2014 | By rmbarber

On Thursday, May 1 at 11 a.m., the Douglas County School District will be conducting a test of our emergency messaging systems in coordination with other school districts across the state.

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February 12, 2014 | By nwmetzler

The year 2001 brought forth a host of technolog

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November 22, 2013 | By nwmetzler

Throughout Douglas County School District, students everyday are sharing their vision and passion for how technology can continue to shape and improve the world around us. Every month, we'll feature "Tech Superstars" in our district to showcase the exceptional young minds populating our schools.

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November 21, 2013 | By nwmetzler

Engineers from the DCSD IT application development team have recently been visiting coding clubs and technology classes throughout the district, sharing their experiences and knowledge while discovering amazing young minds at work.

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District News

DCSD Board of Directors sitting at dais

On Monday, December 4, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted unanimously (with six voting members) to approve a resolution to rescind the Choice Scholarship Program. The Resolution outlines three steps to this revocation: 1) Rescind the Choice Scholarship Program, 2) Repeal all district policies specifically related to the Choice Scholarship Program and the School Choice Grant Program, 3) Direct the Board President and/or Interim Superintendent to end the litigation challenging the Choice Scholarship Program in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The resolution takes effect immediately.

HRHS Cyber Patriots

Equifax, Target, Yahoo... Unfortunately it is not uncommon to hear about— or fall victim to— data security breaches as computers become increasingly integrated into our lives. However, a generation of high school students are preparing to fill cybersecurity roles to help protect all of us against future attacks; and many of these future protectors are right here in Douglas County. Meet the Highlands Ranch High School CyberPatriots. 

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.