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

Going to Valor has been the best thing that's ever happened to me. The faculty is amazing and so many staff members have influenced me so much. Their love for me and my classmates is evident in the … 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

Douglas County School Board announces finalists for superintendent, with Kane not among them

The Douglas County School Board has announced three finalists for the permanent superintendent position. Interim Superintendent Erin Kane is not one of them. According to a March 29 email to Douglas … more

Valor graduates hear calls for service

Valor Christian High School graduates were encouraged to follow a righteous path at their May 24 commencement ceremony at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch. Maia Rocklin gave the … more

Lone Tree students aim for the stars

Three students from the Lone Tree STEM Scout program received Junior Scientist Awards from Minipcr, a company that sponsors the Genes in Space program, which encourages students to create DNA … more

Supplies, more offered to families in need

School is just around the corner, and not everyone is ready. School supplies, clothing and other necessities can create a financial hurdle for already-stressed household budgets. Some families simply … more

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver … more

School board invites charter school leaders to discuss possible tax measure

As the decision on whether to put a tax measure on the November ballot nears, the Douglas County School Board hosted a special meeting for charter school leaders to voice their needs. Several … more

Suicide intervention skills training provided

Learn the skills to help save someone from suicide. Participants of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions will gain more knowledge about suicide, learn the skills needed … more

Mountain Vista graduates its largest class to date

A record-breaking 557 students walked across the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre May 16 to accept their diploma from Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch. It was the largest graduating class … more

Ex-teacher waives hearing in video case

Steven Michael Jenkins, the former Douglas County School District employee accused of taking upskirt videos of multiple women and students, including minors, appeared in court for a preliminary … 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

Survey gives insight into students' mental, physical health

Nine in 10 students enrolled in the Douglas County School District feel safe at school. More than three-fourths of DCSD students have an adult to go to for help with a serious problem. Four in 10 … 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

Douglas County School District will be closed on April 26 as teachers rally at Capitol

Neighborhood, magnet and alternative schools in the Douglas County School District will be closed April 26, as teachers participate in a rally at the state Capitol in Denver, interim Superintendent … more

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah … more

‘I’m a dreamer who believes in a chance to succeed’

Eight-year-old Johnny Jenkins, and his brother J’Reece, 7, spent Sunday afternoon at the Douglas County Library in Parker. They weren’t there browsing the bookshelves or looking to check out the … more

New Douglas County superintendent 'inspires people to have commitment’

Thomas Tucker’s grandparents, both sharecroppers in rural Arkansas, taught themselves how to read. Then they taught their children to read the Bible. They learned math so they could negotiate the … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Q&A with Braeden Fried, ThunderRidge High School graduate

Fried played football and is passionate about history. He’s not positive what he wants to do in life, but he knows he wants to continue playing football. What profession or career do you want to … more
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