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Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

District Accountability Committee hosts 2018 Winter Forum

The District Accountability Committee, an advisory group formed of parents, teachers, Douglas County School District staff and community members, invites the public to its 2018 Winter Forum. The free … more

Students fund wish of young cancer patient

Caleb Amaral is 5 years old and battling a type of blood cancer. Like other young boys, Amaral loves superheroes. His wish is to go on a Disney Marvel cruise. On Jan. 29, thanks to students and staff … more

School voucher program case dismissed by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a controversial school voucher program case to be dismissed, according to a news release from the Douglas County School District. The decision was made Jan. 25, … more

Douglas County School Board's choice for new superintendent is leader of district in Cincinnati

He's trustworthy, student-centered, an inspiration, a lifelong learner. That's how Douglas County School Board members described their choice for the district's new superintendent. At a special … more

School board weighs options on superintendent search

Hiring a permanent superintendent is a school board's most important job, multiple members of the Douglas County School Board said at a Nov. 28 board of education meeting in Castle Rock. At the … more

Douglas County teachers join rally at state Capitol

Elina Asensio, 12, goes to Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. On April 26, she stood in front of the state Capitol as she talked about her teachers. They inspire her, she said. They … more

Summer CAMP helps teens with mental health struggles

Adolescents struggling with mental health issues can spend their summer at CAMP. The Child/Adolescent Mental Health Program is offered Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Highlands … more

Make-believe trading is investment in future

Some students stood on chairs. Others waved their arms and made cryptic hand gestures. The noise in the room was deafening, and nobody stayed in their seats. While it might sound like a classroom out … more

School board president closes chapter after eight years

If Meghann Silverthorn could change anything about her eight years on the Douglas County School Board, it would be the process and timing of policies implemented by the board, she said. “You can't … more

Castle View High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

What I have learned that I will carry with me through the rest of my life is the importance of friends, family and your community. Any time any family in Castle Rock was going through a hard time the … more

Q&A with Ashley Hartman, Castle View High School graduate

During my high school career, I was on the poms team for three years and participated in a few clubs/extracurricular activities. After graduation, I will be attending the University of Colorado in … more

Community members weigh in on board's superintendent decision

For many community members, the Douglas County School Board's selection of Thomas Tucker as permanent superintendent is another affirmation of the positive direction the school district is heading. … more

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it … more

Douglas County High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

Something that I've learned that I will carry with me for the rest of my life is you shouldn't care what other people think about you. Especially in high school, because it won't matter later in … more

Q&A with Ashley Garcia, Douglas County High School graduate

I played volleyball all four years of high school and was a part of NHS. I made some great memories and learned a lot but now it’s time for the next step. For me, that is going to college at … more

Public hearing to address school security

In response to gun violence tragedies in Colorado and across the nation, a subcommittee has been formed to address security in the Douglas County School District. “The idea is to really bring the … more

Q&A with Grace Osborne, Valor Christian High School graduate

I was part of the arts conservatory, majoring in musical theater and dance. I was in the school dance company, called Veritas. I’ve performed in a lot of shows. What are your plans after … more

Rock Canyon High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I've learned the value of setting my mind to a goal and working to achieve it. Two years ago, I decided I wanted to go to vet school in Scotland. It's very rare for them to accept U.S. high school … more
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