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The wind ruffled the blue gowns worn by ThunderRidge graduates on May 16 as they held their caps with one hand and reached for their high school diploma with another. "Today, we are stepping … more
“The opportunities that girls have in STEM fields so that girls can know that they can do anything they put their minds to. Although personally I am not going into a STEM field, I know that the skills that I have learned from being in a … more
Sam Shiel wiggled a green handlebar into the socket of a glistening Huffy bicycle. He was almost finished assembling the child-sized bike from a box of metal parts and paper directions. “My favorite thing is building the bike and getting to see … more
As part of their effort to streamline public access to government data and services throughout the county, Douglas County officials pitched the school district on joining its Open Data Initiative, which lets consumers search for such information … more
A common concern about online schools is whether students get the same opportunities to socialize as their peers in traditional ones. But they showed they can have just as much fun when students from four online schools recently enjoyed the … more
Behind Rocky Heights Middle School sits a fenced garden with raised flowerbeds. Around the corner is a coop with 12 plump chickens. An Earth Tub, a large circular machine used for composting, is just steps away. “We are teaching our kids to be … more
Findings of a comprehensive new survey show that about two-thirds of high school students and parents believe that Douglas County schools are offering a "good" or "very good" education. But some other findings from the $220,000 survey … more
Because of her experience as a student in public schools, Ashley Maes decided to home-school her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. “When I was in school, I never felt challenged,” the Littleton resident said. “I was present in school … more
Two Douglas County School District students were arrested April 20 - the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting - on suspicion of falsely reporting threats to authorities, according to the … more
Austin Harris, a senior at Mountain Vista High School, stood on stage next to his beloved teacher, Mary DeBolt. A presenter read aloud a speech that Harris prepared for DeBolt that described their relationship. “She got me a $5 gift card for … more
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