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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

Students decorate for charity

Students at Cresson Elementary School in Cripple Creek used their creative skills to craft ornaments from clay to brighten up the scenery at the school. A fundraiser for the Cripple Creek Care … more

Foundation hosts holiday tea

The tea, held at Arvada West High School, 11595 Allendale Drive, brought together families and alumni from several generations to celebrate the holidays and enjoy in an afternoon tea and raise awareness for the Arvada West High School … more

Ruling on campaign allegations pending

A Denver judge will rule later this month whether the Douglas County School District violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Act. Judge Hollyce Farrell’s Dec. 10 announcement concluded nearly two days of testimony stemming from former school board … 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

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

Hearing reveals actions before school election

A seven-hour state-level hearing Dec. 2 revealed details about the collaboration between the Douglas County School District and consultants hired to write papers on the alleged success of its reform efforts. Plaintiffs in the hearing, who alleged … more

Three Douglas County seniors ace ACT

Three Douglas County seniors scored a perfect 36 on their ACTs. The national college admissions test typically is taken in April, during a student’s junior year. Fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of those who take the national college … 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
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