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Douglas County School District grapples with teacher pay

Luke Hadden comes from a family of teachers. He believes educators have the power to better children’s lives. That’s why leaving his job as a social studies teacher at Rock Canyon High School, … more

Parent University tries to untangle confusion

One minute a teenager could be happily texting with friends. The next they're raging at their parents. And before mom and dad can blink, the teen is back to cracking jokes in the group chat. Was what … more

North Star Academy receives school safety grant

Another school received a lift in funding for school security and mental health programming on Feb. 11 as Douglas County commissioners continued approving contracts to execute grants they are … more

Douglas County School District aims to keep students from again missing test

Roughly 3,500 high school juniors in the Douglas County School District missed out on their chance to take a college readiness exam that can significantly affect students' odds at scholarships. A … more

Redstone Elementary takes part in kindness challenge

Students at Redstone Elementary School in Highlands Ranch took part in the Great Kindness Challenge, a national call for compassion, the week of Jan. 27. Each day, the school hosted spirit days to … more

Douglas County School District weighs capacity solutions

The Douglas County School District is growing, and as it plans to address issues with capacity among its schools, it asked for the community's input. The district recently completed a survey open to … more

Douglas County awards more school safety grants

Douglas County approved agreements with three more local schools on Jan. 28 as it continued awarding grant money aimed at making students in the county safer. School leaders grew emotional thanking … more

Middle school students to compete in science bowl

Middle school students from Great Wall Chinese Academy in Highlands Ranch will compete Feb. 1 in the 2020 National Science Bowl, sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by the department's … more

Middle school students to compete in science bowl

Middle school students from Rocky Heights Middle School will compete Feb. 1 in the 2020 National Science Bowl, sponsored by the Department of Energy and managed by the department's Office of Science. … more

Douglas County awards school district $6.8 million for security

More than $6.8 million is on its way to the Douglas County School District to bolster student safety, while STEM School Highlands Ranch — the site of a fatal shooting last year — is set to … more

Students graduate from Eagle Academy with high hopes

As Collin Rogers-Peckham moved from one school to the next in the Douglas County School District, he continually fell behind in his education. Several bouts of strep throat, he thinks spurred on by … more

Crisis Center to run seminar for teens on healthy relationships

The Crisis Center in Douglas County will be running a five-week course for teens about building self-worth, establishing healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention. The Crisis Center's … more

Nonprofit aims to feed hungry kids on weekends

While many may not think of Douglas County as a community where students struggle with hunger, a new nonprofit has been formed to address just that situation. Highlands Ranch resident June Everett … more

Douglas County disputes claim in STEM shooting

Douglas County's attorney said the county is not liable for the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch after one of the victims filed a claim against the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in October. … more

Pair of Highlands Ranch artists adorn school with giant mural

A massive, colorful collage of Red Rocks, the Rocky Mountains, Denver and a giant elk now adorn the stairwell of Highlands Ranch High School thanks to two seniors who completed the mural during their … more

Charter school closer to leaving Douglas County School District

A charter school seeking to leave the Douglas County School District in part to implement an armed-staff program will soon be under the state's oversight if contract negotiations now underway go to … more

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for … more

Kindergarten registration now open for fall

Douglas County schools are now accepting registrations for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Kindergarten is now full-day; parents interested in half-day programs should contact their child's … more

Family files discrimination complaint against Douglas County School District

A Highlands Ranch family has confirmed it filed a discrimination complaint against the Douglas County School District with the Colorado Division of Civil Rights over the district's medical marijuana … more

Two Highlands Ranch Girl Scouts receive organization's highest honor

Only 27 high school age Girl Scouts from across the state earned the distinction of the Gold Award this year, and two of them came from Highlands Ranch. The accolade is given to those who have … more
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