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glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room
November 2, 2017 | By CSilberman

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.

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Better Buildings text based logo
December 14, 2016 | By CSilberman

The U.S. Energy Department recently launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Schools Accelerator. Six school districts, including Douglas County School District, plus two states and several national organizations are working collaboratively to develop zero energy design that is cost-competitive to conventional construction in the education sector and in local communities across the nation. A Zero Energy Building is an energy-efficient building, where on a source energy basis, the actual delivered energy is less than or equal to the onsite renewable exported energy.

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Bus and Bus Driver
September 28, 2016 | By CSilberman

We asked some of our own bus drivers what they loved about their job and why others would want to join the DCSD Transportation team. Here is what they said...

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Planning and Construction staff member surveys site.
September 22, 2016 | By CSilberman

The Douglas County population and the capital needs of the school district are expanding. This was the message that the Long Range Planning Committee delivered to the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education in June as it presented the 2016-2017 five-year Master Capital Plan.

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Kim Jones Castle Rock Middle School Campus Safety Specialist
August 31, 2016 | By CSilberman

DCSD’s Safety and Security team has created a comprehensive plan consisting of many layers, including physical security measures, training and prevention. The layers of security are designed to protect our children in the event of an imminent threat to one of our schools or facilities.

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April 13, 2016 | By CSilberman

LARKSPUR—It was all fun and games—and a fantast

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December 16, 2015 | By CSilberman
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school blueprint
March 3, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

CASTLE ROCK - It is not too late to provide feedback regarding how the Douglas County School District can meet its current and future needs. 

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District News

The Apple Awards honors and celebrates excellence in education. This year, more than 5,000 nominations were submitted. 188 Apple Representatives from schools and departments were then selected by the Foundation in January. Of this outstanding group of education leaders, five individuals were awarded with an Apple Award. 

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.