Lone Tree news in a hurry


Park Meadows plans Black Friday

Park Meadows Retail Resort’s Black Friday kicks off at 4 a.m. Nov. 29, with a few stores open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

Complimentary pancakes will be served in the dining hall from 4 to 6 a.m., and prizes will be awarded every hour between 4 and 10 a.m.

Chamber will host luncheon

The Lone Tree Chamber will host a business connections luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Hyatt Place Denver South Hotel.

The focus of the luncheon, “Generate and increase leads, customers and profit to accelerate your business,” is a marketing case study of new ownership at the former Lone Tree Athletic Club.

Cost of the luncheon is $13.50. The Hyatt is at 9030E. Westview Road. For reservations, call David Gardner at 303 570-5645.

Host families sought

Up With People is seeking host families to house students, ages 18-29, from Jan. 10-Feb. 10 in the Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree area. All families will be required to provide a bed, breakfast, dinner, and transportation for the students to Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch each morning, where a bus will pick them up and take them to the day’s activities.

The global education nonprofit organization travels the world for six months at a time providing community service and performing musically in each city they visit. A typical crew consists of 100 students representing 20 different countries.

While in Denver this winter, students will be learning their new show and providing community service throughout the area. All host families will get free tickets to see the show performed for the first time on Feb. 8 at the Pinnacle Theatre in Thornton.

If interested in being a host family, please contact Grant Hamilton at 720-260-5823 or at grant.upwithpeople@gmail.com.

School psychologist honored

Dr. Peter Thompson, school psychologist at Rocky Heights Middle School and the district’s lead school psychologist for three years, has been named the Colorado School Psychologist of the Year by the Colorado Society of School Psychologists.

“I can say that Dr. Thompson is more than just a school psychologist,” said RHMS principal Mike Loitz. “He is a vital member of the RHMS family. Parents, students and staff alike turn to him for guidance and advice in a myriad of areas. All of Rocky Heights Middle School would like to congratulate Dr. Thompson on an honor well deserved and long overdue.”

Thompson, an active member of the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Network steering committee, also works closely with state agencies and organization that serve families impacted by brain injuries. He has been the traumatic brain injury coordinator for the Douglas County School District for nine years.