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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

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”