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Cyberbullying can take lasting toll on teens

Camryn Cowdin was checking her Facebook page when she saw hateful posts from a person she considered a friend. Her name was never used, but she knew the words were about her. “He would directly …
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The positives: keeping in touch, finding support

With an enrollment that surpasses 2,000 kids, it’s unlikely Brett Siebert will run into friends between classes as he rushes through the busy hallways at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. To …
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Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his …
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Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device …

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‘Survive today and have an amazing future’

As students trickle into Bas Wolf’s classroom at Highlands Ranch High School, he greets each one by name, asks how they are. Sometimes, a hug accompanies the greeting. “Star Wars” posters, …
Education

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it …

Colleagues of superintendent selection Tucker applaud his leadership

Tom Burton, associate superintendent of Princeton City Schools, recalls a time when he was eating at a restaurant with his superintendent, Thomas Tucker. An employee and former student approached …

CU South Denver offers principal licensure program

Aspiring principals and teachers interested in becoming leaders in their schools and districts can enroll in the Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies program at CU South Denver in Lone Tree. …

Alliance Project grant to be awarded to schools

Applications are being accepted from public schools for the 2018-19 Alliance Project grant to assist teachers with curriculum-relevant programs from 32 major arts and science organizations. The …

Community members weigh in on board's superintendent decision

For many community members, the Douglas County School Board's selection of Thomas Tucker as permanent superintendent is another affirmation of the positive direction the school district is heading. …
Business

Hemp-extract products come to Park Meadows

Shoppers at Park Meadows often slow down when they pass the new Phytorite kiosk, located outside the Tesla store. Some shake their head and walk away quickly, while others slowly approach the kiosk …

Media company Redbarre backs out of Parker plans

Media and technology company Redbarre announced April 12 that it will not proceed with building a $1 billion digital media campus in Parker, citing “an impasse with the landowner.” In …

Mobile urgent care offers convenience for patients

A few years ago, Leigh Picchetti's 6-year-old son scraped his thumb while playing on a trampoline. The Highlands Ranch mom bandaged her son's cut, but within a few days, it had turned green. She sent …

In Their Business

Boutique expands to Castle Rock A Line Boutique’s third Colorado store celebrated its grand opening April 16 in Castle Rock. A Line owner Karmen Berentsen and Castle Rock A Line co-owner Melissa …

Entertainment District park on track for summer opening

Residents and people who work in the Entertainment District of Lone Tree will soon have a new place to walk during lunchtime or sit and watch the world go by as they enjoy an afternoon break. …
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