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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

Lone Tree students excel at Battle of the Books

Students on the Lone Tree Elementary Battle of the Books team had been reading and studying for months leading up to the recent round of competition, held at the Lone Tree library Feb.1. Their … 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

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

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final … 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

Eagle Ridge Elementary students learn through science fair

Can the use of virtual-reality goggles help humans become more compassionate? That's the question 12-year-old Charlie Linville decided to tackle during Eagle Ridge Elementary's annual science fair … 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

‘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

School board approves special education task force

At the Jan. 16 Douglas County School Board meeting, several parents and teachers wearing yellow clothing, prior to taking the stand to deliver a public comment, placed yellow roses on the desks of … more

School board outlines criteria for permanent superintendent

Using feedback from more than a dozen community meetings and an online survey, the Douglas County Board of Education has established the key characteristics it is looking for in a permanent … 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

Q&A with John Bustamante, Highlands Ranch High School graduate

The first few years of high school I wasn’t involved too much, and that honestly was really big regret for me. But senior year I joined this class called ACE, which stands Alternative Cooperative … more

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

I've learned that finding a purpose for everything you do is essential. I made goals for myself throughout high school, and every part of the last four years has led me to my dream college, Brigham … more
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