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School board denies approval of STEM-based charter school

About a dozen parents and children in matching black shirts with “Alexandria” written in yellow left a recent Douglas County School Board meeting in frustration. The STEM-inspired school they … more

Two Douglas County students named National Merit scholars

Two Douglas County School District students are among winners in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The third group of winners was announced recently, as officials of each sponsor college … more

School board approves new pay-raise system

The Douglas County School Board is prioritizing compensating employees for what its members call the “inequity and unfairness” caused by reforms enacted by previous board members. At a June 5 … more

Douglas County School District offers free summer lunch program

For the fourth summer in a row, the Nutrition Services team at the Douglas County School District is offering free lunch for kids and teens, Monday through Friday, at various times and locations … more

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state … more

Rock Canyon 'will never be the same without you'

Like the jaguar, the school's mascot, Rock Canyon High School graduates are fierce, strong, unique. “These animals are one-of-a-kind,” graduate Clara Krause said to the class of 2018. “Each of … more

School-district committee studies capacity issues

Douglas County School Board members point to unbalanced enrollment in the district, including issues with overcrowding at some schools and underutilization of others, as the reason for denying a … more

Four students receive scholarships for overcoming hardships

Sixteen years ago, Bunny and Wayne Jackson laid their daughter Debbie, 24, to rest, after a courageous battle with cancer. The couple created the Debbie Jackson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, and … more

Douglas County High grads 'take care of each other'

Douglas County High School held its 2018 senior graduation ceremony May 22 at the high school's packed outdoor stadium in Castle Rock. Principal Tony Kappas and several other speakers referred to the … more

Castle View seniors 'a class of learners and leaders'

Castle View High School held its 2018 graduation commencement ceremony on May 16 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Family and friends of graduates gathered at the outdoor venue on a warm, sunny afternoon to … 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

Q&A with Dana Coe, Rock Canyon High School graduate

I am and have been involved with art my whole life as I love everything about it! The way it makes me feel, how it communicates, and how pleasing to the eye it can be, gets to me. I have participated … 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

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

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 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

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

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed … more

Mountain Vista students help provide habitat for bats

Students at Mountain Vista High School have partnered with the Cherokee Ranch and Castle, a historic structure that sits atop a hill west of Daniels Park, to help protect important but often … more

Collaboration Campus to break ground in Castle Rock

Education, business and community will come together to create a resource for education and workforce training in Castle Rock. The Arapahoe Community College Castle Rock Collaboration Campus breaks … more
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