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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

Survey seeks input on managing schools' growth, capacity

Members of the community who have an interest in how the Douglas County School District addresses growth and capacity in future years can take a survey through Jan. 3 to give the district their … more

Douglas County School Board selects leadership

The Douglas County School Board swore in newly elected directors and selected board leadership in early December after receiving official school board balloting results from the county. Incumbent … more

Nearly two dozen languages spoken at Northridge Elementary

Originally from Russia, Anna Shustikova never planned on moving to the United States. She and her husband entered a green card lottery out of curiosity, and to her surprise, won. They didn’t know … more

Douglas County awards millions for school safety

Roughly six months after a school shooting rocked the Douglas County community, county officials and educators gathered to announce new safety measures they plan to fund in local schools. County … more

Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy spurs impassioned pleas

For more than a year, Ben Wann and his family have urged the Douglas County School District to change its medical marijuana policy in two ways: allow him to keep his medical marijuana at school and … more

Educating beyond academics: Schools seek right approach in social and emotional learning

Eighth-grader Kendall Meibos stepped shyly onto the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver and peered over a lectern at the crowd around him. Filling stands typically reserved for Denver Nuggets or … more

Newly elected school board directors ready to work

Candidates who prevailed in the Douglas County School Board election say they are ready to start working on the issues they campaigned on. Among their top priorities — school safety and the … more

School board president urges look at medical cannabis policy

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has promised that the board will review the district's medical marijuana policy during the next board meeting at the urging of a student who uses … more

School board candidates meet at student-organized forum

The six Douglas County School Board candidates talked fiscal plans, school security and what they believe are the most pressing issues facing the school district at a recent forum. The event was … more

School consultant offers guidance for Spanish speakers

Consultant Patsy Roybal recently worked with the Douglas County School District to provide families who are not proficient in English with resources and knowledge about their children’s education … more

Schools expand outreach to families who speak Spanish

The Douglas County School District has used some funding from its English Language Proficiency Act Excellence Award to provide training for Spanish-speaking families in the district. The $130,000 … more

STEM to host youth mental health, wellness event

Learn how to tell the difference between normal teen behavior and something more serious, and find out what kinds of help are available during an upcoming youth mental health and wellness program. … more

Q&As with the Douglas County School Board candidates

The six candidates for Douglas County School Board answered questions from Colorado Community Media on a variety of issues. To see where they stand on the issues, click on their name below.Andy … more

Students look behind scenes at Sky Ridge

ThunderRidge Senior Ben O'Meara doesn't exactly know what he wants to study in college yet — whether it's physical therapy, psychology or something else entirely, but he at least knows he wants to … more
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