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School board reviews new superintendent's entry plan

As the start date for the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District approaches, members of the school board are in the process of reviewing an entry plan with goals and expectations … more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SkyView Academy graduates excel

In their final hours as high school students, SkyView Academy graduates were left with one overarching message: don't be normal. “What I want to talk to you about is how abnormal you are,” said … more

STEM grads follow own paths

Josh Leckman left STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates with three lessons: find genuine happiness, be yourself and most importantly, go outside. “Spend some time in nature,” the teacher said to … more

Q&A with Brooke Hicken, Ponderosa High School graduate

Hicken has been a member of the National Honor Society, served on student government, participated in the Future Business Leaders of America and competed in track and field. She will be enlisting in … more

Q&A with Jazmyn Andre, Chaparral High School graduate

Throughout her time at Chaparral, Andre, 18, has participated in cheer, track, DECA and Sources of Strength and wrote for the school newspaper, the Chaparral Crier. She will be attending the … more

Q&A with Payton Grove, SkyView Academy graduate

Grove participated in track and ran cross country, qualifying for the state meet all four years. She’s a member of the National Honor Society and has completed the required 160 hours of volunteer … more

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

I have learned how valuable resilience and determination are. It's always good to have dreams and plans, but adaptability is just as important. Just because something doesn't go how you planned — a … more

Q&A with Madison Tenney, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduate

Tenney participates in student government, National Honor Society, and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. She’s also a member of Girls in STEM Denver. This fall, she will be attending the University of … more

Highlands Ranch High grads 'strive for gold'

Student Megan Koch told classmates to always “strive for gold” and do their best in life. Jacqueline Jiang, valedictorian, encouraged classmates to “live a life that you're proud of,” or, 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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