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Welcome to DCSD’s newest Board of Education directors

Wendy Vogel, David Ray, and Anne-Marie Lemieux

CASTLE ROCK – On Monday, November 30, Douglas County School District’s newest Board of Education members were formally sworn in.

During a ceremony in the Boardroom, Douglas County Magistrate Beth Elliot-Dumler presided as Anne-Marie Lemieux, David Ray, and Wendy Vogel took the oath of office.

The next day, December 1, the full Board met for their first meeting. The first order of business was electing leadership. Director Meghann Silverthorn, who represents District G, was chosen as President on a 4-3 vote. Judith Reynolds, who represents District D, was chosen as Vice President on a 4-3 vote. Both votes were conducted by secret ballot.

Immediately former Board Vice President Doug Benevento transferred the gavel to Silverthorn, who conducted the remainder of the meeting, which included a lively discussion about a proposed change to Board Policy: BEDH: Public Participation at Board Meetings.

READ MORE: DRAFT of Revised Board Policy BEDH, submitted by Vice President Reynolds

WATCH: 1st Reading: Proposed Revision to Board Policy BEDH Public Participation at Board Meetings

The proposal and possible amendments are expected to be on the December 15 Board meeting agenda.

Please note: Board of Education agendas are posted at

Livestreaming of District events, including Board of Education meetings is always available at


December 2, 2015 | By CSilberman | Category:

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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.