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Ray to run for second term on school board

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has announced he will seek a second term. Ray will be the only incumbent up for reelection who is running in the November race. Director Anne-Marie … more

Sturm Collaboration Campus opens in Castle Rock

Castle Rock now offers higher education, but it's not through the traditional four-year university or college programs that dot the country. Students won't spend 20 minutes walking from one end of … more

Douglas County superintendent outlines goals for the year

In his first year as superintendent, Thomas Tucker helped Douglas County School District pass its first bond and mill levy override in 12 years. He championed for an increase in teacher pay. He … more

Lemieux will not seek reelection to school board

Douglas County School Board Director Anne-Marie Lemieux has announced she will not seek a second term on the board. In her announcement, she threw support behind candidate and former district … more

Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School. more

A warm welcome back to STEM School

Students and staff of STEM School Highlands Ranch were welcomed back from summer break with hundreds of hand-painted wooden stars. Each a foot long, adorned in messages of encouragement and cheerful … more

Students return to classrooms

Students were back in action on Aug. 7 as school began for the 2019-20 school year in Douglas County. At Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch students gathered outside the building, where they … more

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the … more

Classes to begin at ACC's Sturm campus on Aug. 19

A grand opening celebration of the Arapahoe Community College Sturm Collaboration Campus at Castle Rock will feature an interactive tour of the new facility and a chance to meet with faculty, staff … more

DCSD students, staff to get more mental health resources

The Douglas County School District and Kaiser Permanente Colorado are teaming up to provide more mental health resources to students and staff. Following the May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands … more

Back to school at DCSD: Five things to know

So long, sweet summertime: The Douglas County School District welcomes most students back on Aug. 7. That date may differ for DCSD charter schools and kindergarten programs, and parents are … more

Vogel will not seek reelection to school board

Douglas County School Board Director Wendy Vogel will not be running for reelection this November, she announced in a public Facebook post on July 26. “It has been my privilege to serve in this … more

Meet Kory Nelson, candidate for Douglas County School Board

Parker resident Kory Nelson has filed with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office as a candidate for Douglas County School Board director for District F. The region encompasses Parker and nearby … more

Meet Susan Meek, candidate for Douglas County School Board

Susan Meek, a candidate for Douglas County School Board director for District A, which covers western Highlands Ranch, brings six years of experience with the school district. Meek was employed with … more

Community event to support STEM families this Saturday

Dina Barnum doesn't have a child at STEM School Highlands Ranch, but like many people in the community, she feels for the parents who do. To help STEM families transition back to school following the … more

Three seats to be decided in school board election

Douglas County School Board hopefuls have until Aug. 30 to file to run as a candidate for one of three open seats in the Nov. 5 election. As of July 19, two people had registered with the Colorado … more

Meet Franceen Thompson, school board candidate

The May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch led Franceen Thompson to run for a seat as Douglas County School Board director for District C, which comprises eastern and southern Highlands Ranch. … more

Meet Andy Jones, school board candidate

Highlands Ranch resident Andy Jones is vying for a seat as Douglas County School Board director for District A, which comprises western Highlands Ranch. Born and raised in New Orleans, Jones attended … more

Committees present ideas to improve safety, mental health in schools

After several meetings, two committees formed to address mental health needs and physical safety in Douglas County schools presented drafts of their recommendations to the Douglas County Board of … more

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although … more
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