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November 6, 2013
Youth Congress prepares DCSD students to lead state

A group of Douglas County teens looked at home underneath the dome at the state capitol, debating serious issues including hydraulic fracturing, known as "fracking", and school funding. While they're not legislators yet, current day leaders say it won't be long before the students, representing all nine high schools in Douglas County, are leading the state. Read more


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Ranch View Middle School CODE Club sets high tech goals

For the average person, technical jargon like "end code" and "Java script" are very unfamiliar terms.  But for a group of students in Ranch View Middle School's CODE Club, it is all part of their daily language.

"You get to learn a lot of new and very powerful skills in the world of computer science.  Some of those include basic PHP and Java script, others include very complicated Ruby and Python programming languages," says 8th grade CODE club member Konstantin Zarenski.  Read more   
Carrie Stephenson draws from past experiences to lead Mesa Middle School  

Not many people have the vision--let alone the willpower--to build an abandoned Greyhound bus into a family trailer. But for Mesa Middle School principal Carrie Stephenson, it's this innovative, undaunted, creative spirit that makes her fit so well into her role as the leader of the school.
This is Stephenson's first leadership role at a middle school, and Mesa has proven to be a completely different and demanding experience than from her years at some of Castle Rock's elementary schools. Read more


Home-packed lunch students invited to enjoy harvest bars


DCSD elementary and middle school students who prefer home-packed lunches are invited to enjoy a side salad trip through our celebrated Harvest Bars.  Read more

Gifted and Talented Program expansion
We are excited to announce the expansion of the Elementary Discovery Program to Coyote Creek Elementary in 2014-2015. Read more

8th Grade Career Connect at DC Events Center
All 8th-grade students in DCSD are invited to meet with businesses and higher education representatives for the one-day event held on November 13, 2013. Read more

Open enrollment is underway

The first round of open enrollment runs from November 1, 2013 through January 6, 2014.


Follow this link for more information.

Students invited to enter photo contest

Take your best shot and enter the Douglas County School District's Fall Photography Contest! 

The contest began on October 23, and will end November 22, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Current version of GED to expire at the end of 2013
The Colorado Department of Education announced that the 2002 series will be replaced with an updated version on January 2, 2014.  

Follow this link for more information.
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