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DCSD offers free, full-day kindergarten this fall

Starting this fall, families in the Douglas County School District have the opportunity to send their children to full-day kindergarten for free. On May 21, Gov. Jared Polis signed into law House … more

Parents invited to attend academy in August

A program hosted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for students and parents in the community unveiled a new logo and updated curriculum for the 2019-20 school year. The sheriff's office created … more

Douglas County School District offers free summer lunch program

Six years ago, the Nutrition Services team at the Douglas County School District enacted the Summer Food Service Program and served 10,000 free meals to kids and teens across the county. This … more

School safety committees make progress

How the Douglas County Board of Education and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners will work together on school safety initiatives in the coming weeks remains unknown, leaders say. “Until a … more

A debate over public funds for private schools

Greg Vigil, chairman of the board at Arma Dei Academy in Highlands Ranch, is brimming with excitement about the Douglas County commissioners’ plans to spend millions of dollars on security measures … more

STEM School's contract renewed for five years

STEM School Highlands Ranch's contract was renewed for five years, contingent upon multiple conditions, at a special Douglas County School District Board of Education meeting June 29, a day before the K-12 charter school's contract was set to expire. more

School district pledges funds for seven more SROs

The school board has approved money to provide additional school resource officers for the 2019-20 school year. At a June 18 meeting, the Douglas County School District Board of Education approved … more

Douglas County School Board holds off on STEM contract decision

The Douglas County Board of Education postponed its vote on whether to rescind a three-year charter contract offer for STEM School Highlands Ranch and consider a one-year extension of the school's … more

DCSD School Board tables decision on STEM's charter contract

Roughly 20 students from STEM School Highlands Ranch lined Wilcox Street in Castle Rock, waving signs, pleading for community support. When asked why they showed up to the June 18 Douglas County … more

Make-A-Wish helps local teen find a new passion

Kenzie Bay was on a climbing trip with her family in Utah when she experienced her first flare of pancreatitis, her mother recalls. For the next two years, she would endure excruciating stomach pain, … more

Third group of National Merit scholars named

Four Douglas County School District graduates were among those named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program winners, according to a news release from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Officials … more

Bond-funded projects underway at area schools

When students return to Ponderosa High School Aug. 7, they will be in for quite a shock, Principal Tim Ottmann said. The 25-year-old carpet in classrooms — once a rusted orange color, stained and … more

Douglas County commissioners form school security committee

Though they come from different backgrounds and municipalities, nine members of a committee formed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners to oversee additional funds for school safety have one … more

SROs and Douglas County schools: What do they cost and how many are there?

Costs to fund a school resource officer are typically split between the law enforcement agencies providing them and the organizations receiving services. The Douglas County School District, the … more

Experts weigh benefits of school resource officers

Leaders in school safety and law enforcement agree that school resource officers offer more than security. They provide education about issues like cyberbullying and dating violence and engrain … more

Parents, community members seek school security solutions

David Ray, president of the Douglas County Board of Education, opened a May 14 school board meeting with a moment of silence for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the May 7 school shooting at STEM … more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from … more

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are … more

Douglas County commissioners eye $10 million to enhance school safety

Jennifer Thompson Consolo and her family had no idea her daughter was being bullied and had begun self-harming during her sophomore year at Douglas County High School. They also didn't know she was … more
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