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September 4, 2013
 Digital native students
Classroom allows teachers to try new concepts in education


When people think of a classroom of the future, their minds usually jump to the latest technologies; advanced touch screen computers or interactive, digital desks.


Mary Lisa Harper, however, first focuses on the needs of her 'digital native' students.

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Cimarron teacher named a Raytheon 'Math Hero'
Kim Kehr
When you visit Kim Kehr's school website, it's easy to see what subject she is most passionate about, because her page reads, "Math, the only subject that counts" in big bold letters. It's this passion for arithmetic that has earned the Cimarron Middle School eighth-grade teacher Raytheon's Math Hero Award. As part of its MathMovesU program, Raytheon honors effective math teachers, math coaches or math event coordinators who not only go out of their way to help students learn math, but find ways to instill a love for the subject.
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Youth Congress provides students opportunity to address issues that affect them

High school students are invited to attend the fifth annual Douglas County Youth Congress, an opportunity for our youth leaders to work with elected officials and other adults to address issues that affect the lives of Douglas County kids.

The event, which will be held on September 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, is open to all Douglas County high school students. Read more

District Accountability Committee to host Board of Education candidate forum

Board of Education candidates vying for four open seats this November will have an opportunity to share their positions during a forum hosted by DCSD's District Accountability Committee on Thursday, September 12. Candidates will introduce themselves and answer questions from moderator and former Parker mayor David Cassiano. The forum will be held in the Douglas County High School auditorium from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. DCHS is located at 2842 Front Street, in Castle Rock.

Board Briefing Presentation   
Follow this link for a recap of the Board of Education meeting held on September 3, 2013. 


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Candidates sought for Board committee
The District Accountability Committee (DAC) is a crucial committee that advises the Board of Education about budget, district performance, charter schools and other topics related to the Board's work. The DAC is comprised of members who represent all DCSD stakeholders. Read more
The Rapids head to Los Angeles for a critical Western Conference match this Saturday. With only seven games left in the season, the Rapids are in fourth place and holding on to a playoff spot.  

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You're Invited: Join your student for lunch!

Colorado Proud


September 18, 2013


Kindly RSVP: Reservations Hotline (303) 387-0336

Lunch times vary; check with your school. 

Featuring Red Bird Farms Grilled Chicken Tenders placed atop a bed of multi grain spaghetti and topped with our signature red sauce and Parmesan cheese plus build your own salad!

Supplies available for students in need
The Douglas County Educational Foundation has received a generous amount of school supply donations. If you have a child who needs
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supplies, submit a request here to be included on the distribution list. You will be contacted whenyour supplies are ready to be picked up.

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