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How to help kids manage the digital world

The answer isn’t simple, but educators and mental health professionals agree that steps can be taken to combat the adverse affects of social media use. Setting screen time limits, along with … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … more

Classical Christian school celebrates expansion

In six years, Arma Dei Academy has grown from six students housed in the basement of a local church to 200 students in grades K-8. The private classical Christian school campus sits off Wildcat … more

School board to make decision on tax measure by late August

A recent poll of 400 residents in Douglas County revealed that more than half of respondents are favorable of the school district and believe that taxpayer money is handled wisely. “The results … more

Douglas County school board reviews new superintendent's entry plan

As the start date for the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District approaches, members of the school board are in the process of reviewing an entry plan with goals and expectations … more

SkyView Academy graduates excel

In their final hours as high school students, SkyView Academy graduates were left with one overarching message: don't be normal. “What I want to talk to you about is how abnormal you are,” said … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

Sustainability Club 'gives life to school'

Xeriscaping doesn't have the best reputation. The landscape design uses tough, drought-tolerant plants that require little water. For some, that equates to boring or unattractive. “They … more

Rock Canyon 'will never be the same without you'

Like the jaguar, the school's mascot, Rock Canyon High School graduates are fierce, strong, unique. “These animals are one-of-a-kind,” graduate Clara Krause said to the class of 2018. “Each of … more

ThunderRidge grads honor former principal

ThunderRidge High School's graduation began with a brief moment of silence for the individuals who could not be there, including Chris Tabeling. The school's former principal lost his battle with … more

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank … more

Douglas County School Board approves tax measures for ballot

This November, Douglas County School District will get a shot at securing additional sources of funding. At a meeting on Aug. 21, six of the seven school board members — Wendy Vogel was absent — … more

Colorado students receive awards for investing smarts

Colorado students are learning firsthand about the value of long-term investing while playing a game. The SIFMA Foundation’s online Stock Market Game helps boost students’ math, economics and … more

Subcommittee works to perfect parent-engagement policy

Douglas County's District Accountability Committee is reviewing a policy to present to the board of education to better connect parents and schools. “Kids learn better when parents are involved,” … more

District explores later school start times

Weight gain, alcohol and tobacco use, depression, poor academic performance. These are some of the possible consequences of lack of sleep in young people, the Centers for Disease Control and … more

TUCKER IN TOWN

On July 13, Thomas Tucker, the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District, made an appearance at the administrative building in Castle Rock, 620 Wilcox St. District staff and teachers … more

School-district committee studies capacity issues

Douglas County School Board members point to unbalanced enrollment in the district, including issues with overcrowding at some schools and underutilization of others, as the reason for denying a … more

Douglas County teachers join rally at state Capitol

Elina Asensio, 12, goes to Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch. On April 26, she stood in front of the state Capitol as she talked about her teachers. They inspire her, she said. They … more

Summer CAMP helps teens with mental health struggles

Adolescents struggling with mental health issues can spend their summer at CAMP. The Child/Adolescent Mental Health Program is offered Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Highlands … more

Court rules school fundraiser violated First Amendment

The Douglas County School District violated the U.S. Constitution when it supported a fundraiser for a mission trip to Guatemala, according to a district court ruling filed July 17. “In sum, this … more
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