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Science, creativity a good fit in Littleton Public Schools

As Littleton High School Principal Amy Oaks ramps up her efforts to get kids interested in the sciences, at least one retired engineer is cheering her on. "We, as a country, are at high risk of … more

Judge rules school district violated campaign act with report

A Denver judge ruled the Douglas County School District violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act when it sent a district-financed report to 85,000 parents and community members less than two … more

Students take leadership cue

Highlands Ranch High School student Cole Miller already has his career goals firmly in place. Youth Leadership Douglas County will help him get there, he believes. “I want to be a lobbyist,” the junior said. “This helps most definitely with … more

An hour of computer skills goes a long way

Second- and third-graders at Arapahoe Ridge Elementary School know the code, the technology code that is. The students recently participated in the nationwide Hour of Code event during annual Computer Science Education Week, a celebration geared to … more

Academy to get bigger, better visitor center in coming years

As part of the City For Champions project, the Air Force Academy will get funding for a new visitor center. But when or exactly where it will be constructed won’t be determined until at least … more

Jeffco board raises eyebrows

It only took until the first full meeting of the new Jefferson County School Board for fears to be renewed about changes the new board will make. New board president Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Julie Williams outvoted Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill … more

Play Center teaches cognitive skills

After several attempts to find a play center for her son, Stacy Graham, decided to take matters into her own hands, and created a functional play center for children with sensory disabilities. A Place 4 Me play center, LLP, 11651 W. 64 Ave., … more

Links between schools go beyond geography

Arapahoe High School's location across a county line and in another school district matters little to Douglas County School District staff and students. In the wake of the Dec. 13 shooting that … more

Elementary launches its reading relay

One book, two books, red books, blue books, oh the places you’ll go with reading. In an effort to combat childhood illiteracy, KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory firm, in conjunction with Allendale Elementary, 5900 Oak St., held a Dr. Seuss … more

New school construction speeds ahead

Construction crews recently topped off the superstructure of the town of Elbert’s new $20.6 million school and the project remains on track to welcome students in the fall of 2014. “It’s really going up quickly,” said Bev McGuire, the … more

Teachers union VP promoted to top spot

New Douglas County Federation president Courtney Smith takes the reins at arguably the most difficult time in the union's history. The DCF, which represents both teachers and other Douglas County … 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

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
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