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Douglas County School Board votes to rescind voucher program

At a special meeting Dec. 4, more than a dozen parents, teachers and former educators took the stand and pleaded for the Douglas County Board of Education to end the controversial school voucher … more

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

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

Rock Canyon students leave their mark downtown

On a recent December afternoon, a handful of Rock Canyon High School students traveled to downtown Denver to transform a gray concrete wall into a colorful Colorado landscape. The students, along … 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

Lone Tree kids host annual bazaar

Students at Lone Tree Elementary took time out of their busy learning schedules to do a little holiday shopping, at the school's fifth annual Be the Difference Bazaar. Each year, third-graders at the … 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

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

National superintendent search in the works for school district

Following more than an hour of deliberation at a special meeting on Dec. 4, the Douglas County School Board voted 7-0 to hire a firm to conduct a national search for a permanent superintendent. “I … 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 hears recommendations on financial literacy education

Personal financial literacy is an important skill for Douglas County students to develop, some school board members said at a Dec. 12 board of education meeting, where recommendations for how to … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … 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
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