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April 6, 2017 | By CSilberman

CASTLE ROCK— Student-on-student confl

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August 25, 2016 | By NDJones

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May 17, 2016 | By CSilberman

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March 1, 2016 | By rmbarber

It takes a lot of different people to ensure that the Douglas County School District runs efficiently every day. These behind-the-scenes people help to keep the lights on, kids fed and teachers supported. What you may not know is that there is a support structure helping to keep these talented professionals at the top of their game.

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February 4, 2016 | By rmbarber

Learning to read and write is one of the most important skills students learn in elementary school. If a child is struggling to keep up, the Douglas County School District has a safety net – a short-term intensive intervention designed to support ​students by assisting them in acquiring skills that not only quickly bring them back to grade-level, but also help to build a strong foundation for learning throughout their lifetime.

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February 1, 2016 | By rmbarber

While the needs of most students can be met within a typical classroom environment through universal or targeted programming—a small group of students require an even more intensive level of support. The Douglas County School District (DCSD) works to personalize learning for each and every child, including those that need the highest levels of support.

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February 1, 2016 | By rmbarber

It takes everyone working together to protect the 67,000 students of the Douglas County School District (DCSD). Through the vigilance and action of staff, students and parents, potential threats can be identified and disrupted early, as recently shown at Mountain Vista High School.

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February 1, 2016 | By rmbarber

The gifted elementary students in Douglas County School District’s Discovery Program are empowered to explore further and dig deeper than they would be able to in typical classrooms.

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January 28, 2016 | By rmbarber

CASTLE ROCK – All teachers routinely handle a v

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January 25, 2016 | By rmbarber

Natasha Straayer, Douglas County School District’s Director of Educational Programming, says personalized learning is a bit like a building renovation project. Construction workers often place scaffolding around areas that need support, as well as places that are structurally sound where expansion is planned. 

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January 19, 2016 | By rmbarber

In addition to the academic supports offered by DCSD’s Personalized Learning Department, there is a large and comprehensive group of professionals dedicated to the psychological and physical health of students.

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January 11, 2016 | By rmbarber

Every student is unique, bringing his or her own strengths and challenges to the classroom. The Douglas County School District (DCSD) believes that educators must work to customize learning so that it is ‘one-size-fits-one.’

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October 7, 2015 | By rmbarber

The rainy, fall weather seemed appropriate as principals from across the Douglas County School District (DCSD) gathered with their counterparts from local churches to discuss a somber topic – teen suicide – and how we, as a community, can work together to prevent it.

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September 9, 2015 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) is looking for student and parent volunteers to participate in the development of Parent and Student World Class Targets.

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August 12, 2015 | By rmbarber

As a new school year begins, you can feel a real sense of coordination as the Strategic Plan is implemented across the Douglas County School District.

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November 3, 2014 | By jacable

On October 31st, the Personalized Learning Depa

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September 23, 2014 | By rmbarber

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) has a number of Prevention and School Culture programs, differentiated to meet the needs of our students at different grade levels, all of which aim at creating empathy and a positive culture at our schools.

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September 23, 2014 | By rmbarber

Traditionally in education, the services provided to schools was compartmentalized, with different teams taking care of the educational, psychological and special needs of students.  Douglas County School District is taking a different approach, looking for ways to provide layered, differentiated support that meets all the needs of every child.

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District News

STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of just 30 schools in the world and one of two schools in the Denver Metro region named a 2017 World-Leading Learners School, and has been invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.

DCSD Faculty Art Show goes through Nov. 1

It is easy to see the creativity of Douglas County School District students. It is often on display in the art that graces the walls and display cases of our schools. This month, however, is a chance to see the skill and the passion of the art teachers behind it all.

 

Last spring she was one of only eight teachers to be honored with the Freddie G award. The award came with a trip to New York for master classes taught by industry professionals. She also led a trip to Sacramento for the Junior Theater Festival with seven of her students. To top it off she was given a $5000 grant for the school’s theater program. She plans on using the money to build a technical theater learning lab with the help of her students.