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Novel Adoption Request

The World Class Education Department will request the Douglas County School Board of Education approve the following novels.

I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

Never Fall Down, Patricia McCormick

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain

Sold, Patricia McCormick

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie

The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson

The Other Wes Moore, Wes Moore

These will be used as supplementary materials within secondary classrooms in Douglas County. Copies will be available for public review at the District Administration building, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, beginning August 24, 2015 through September 14, 2015, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Questions may be directed to the World Class Education Office at 303-387-0121.  

September 2, 2015 | By tswhipple | Category: World Class Education

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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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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.