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October 2, 2013
Board of Education approves '4Cs'
as new 'Ends'

Students present 'Taste of Mountain Vista'

Mountain Vista High School marketing students got a first-hand business experience by marketing, selling, promoting and implementing the Taste of Mountain Vista.  

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Everyday Douglas County students are expected to critically think, collaborate, communicate and be creative. Now, those four skills will be officially integrated into every subject and grade level in the Douglas County School District.  Read full story  

Second Annual Fruits & Veggies Challenge kicks off October 29th!

Elementary Students! Parents! It's time to gear up for the Put-Away-5-A-Day Fruits & Veggies Challenge, October 29-December 12.

During the challenge, fruits and veggie consumption will be recorded at all sites participating in the school lunch program. The school wherein students eat the most produce per capita (at lunch) will win an all-school, all-expenses-paid 'off-the-charts' catered luncheon prepared by Chef Jason and his team for students, faculty, staff, and challenge volunteers.

"This district-wide event is our way of encouraging families to eat 5 produce servings a day," said Nutrition Services Director Brent Craig.

If you are interested in helping out at your school as a parent or staff volunteer, please call (303) 387-0336.

"There are many ways students win the challenge," said Craig, "...first and foremost, they win by eating healthy."
Excellence exhibited by 17 National Merit Scholorship semi-finalists 

"We're proud of our national merit semifinalists," said DCSD Superintendent Dr. Liz Fagen. "To have 17 students from one District is terrific - It is one indicator of the educational excellence to which we are committed to providing all students." Read more

Happy Birthday to you! 

Balloons speckled the sky in celebration of Academy Charter School's 20th anniversary.

Students released the balloons and performed a rendition of "Happy Birthday" during the ceremony at the school on Monday, September 30, which also featured a number of dignitaries. Read story, watch video  

The DCSD Fittin' It In 5k is almost here-save 50% on registration!
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to participate in the 3rd Annual Fittin' It In 5k on Saturday, October 12. The event will run from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Highlands Ranch High School. The registration fees is $15 from now until race day.

A vendor expo, Incredible door prizes, healthy post race snacks and entertainment are all on the agenda.

Board Briefing

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

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Join your neighbors on Walk to School Day


Walk to School Day Participants from more than 40 countries will be walking to school next Wednesday, October 9 in observation of International Walk to School Day.


Originating in 1997, this one-day event puts the spotlight on keeping children safe as they walk to and from school. Thousands of schools across America participate in Walk to School Day, in an effort to reduce traffic congestion around schools, contribute to cleaner air, and embrace healthy habits.


Here in Douglas County, walking to school is also encouraged where feasible. Maps detailing safe walk routes to elementary schools are available for download on the District website.


Upcoming recycling/disposal events

Free shredding and recycling

Castle View High School, Castle Rock
Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Residential-only multi-product recycling event - accepting electronics; personal documents for shredding and clothing donations. Read more

Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Substation
9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch
Drive through and turn in your unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe disposal.  Read more


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