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Proposed Novel Adoptions

During the January 19, 2016 Douglas County Schools Board of Education meeting, the World Class Education Department will request approval of the following novels to be used as supplementary material in high school classrooms.

Delusions: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference of Gender, Cordelia Fine

Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls—Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Environmental Toxins, Lenord Sax

Happier, Tal Ben-Sharar

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough

iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us, Larry Rosen  

Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her, Linea and Cinda Johnson

Personality, Daniel Nettle

Play, Stuart Brown 

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, John J. Ratey   

The Narcissism Epidemic, Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell

The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle

Women Who Hurt Themselves: A Book of Hope and Understanding, Dusty Miller

A request for approval will also be made for the following novel to be used as supplementary material in middle school classrooms.

Day of Tears, A Novel in Dialogue, Julius Lester

Copies will be available for public review at the District Administration building, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado beginning Monday, November 30, 2015 through Friday, January 15, 2016, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Questions may be directed to the World Class Education Office at 303-387-0121.  

November 30, 2015 | By tswhipple | Category:

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.”