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Teachers receive Boettcher awards

The Boettcher Foundation has recognized 10 Douglas County School District teachers. The annual Teacher Recognition Award honors educators for their impact and dedication to students who compete for … more

FBI: "No longer a threat to the community"

Shortly after noon today, multiple Jefferson County School District schools were placed on lockout — meaning business as usual within buildings but all access in and out of school buildings is … more

Charter frustrated by lack of help

Supporters of a prospective charter school with nowhere to build believe the Douglas County School District has the power to help it, but district leaders say it isn’t their responsibility. Under a process adopted in 2012, it will only help … more

Middle schooler struggles with MS

Rickey Cooper has spent much of the last several months feeling numb from the chest down, enduring pain so intense his mother has packed him in ice to diffuse it. The 13-year-old Highlands Ranch boy, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, still … more

High school journalists earn national award

Mountain Vista High School journalism students don’t shy away from tough subjects. A 2012 story in the Eagle Eye news magazine detailed the struggles of a drug-addicted student, including an admission he pawned his mother’s jewelry to help … more

Douglas County School Board member resigns

Douglas County School Board Member Justin Williams stepped down from his post Jan. 6, saying he wants to spend more time with his family. "I have served on the board for over six years and have … more

School board makes election official

The Douglas County School Board swore in four recently elected members, said goodbye to two departing ones and appointed a new president and vice president during its Dec. 5 meeting. Kevin Larsen was selected as president and Doug Benevento vice … more

School board president says goodbye

Outgoing Douglas County School Board President John Carson gave a lengthy farewell speech during the Nov. 19 board meeting. Carson quoted several notable figures, assured community members their voices would be heard and said the district is … more

Group wants school board accountability

A committee designed to hold the Douglas County School Board accountable to the community held its first formal meeting Nov. 21 at the Castle Rock library. About 20 people, including at least two who strongly support the current board, listened … more

Douglas County teacher apologizes for Twitter posts

A Douglas County teacher is on paid leave after screenshots of controversial Twitter posts went viral. Michelle Grissom, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Highlands Ranch, apologized for the tweets in an email on Jan. 25. more

Help Douglas County School District plan for its future

Douglas County School District is asking community members for input on a roadmap for the district's future. The goal is to promote what board of education members and district leaders call a … more

Vaping’s growing popularity spurs action

Depression, anxiety and wanting to fit in are what Olivia Ridl, 17, says drew her to begin vaping when she was a freshman at Chatfield High School. “I wasn’t a popular kid,” she said. “I was … more
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