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November 20, 2013
Animation software makes assessment and classwork 'fun'

Fifth-grade students at Timber Trail Elementary may not even realize they are being assessed. They are part of a pilot program using animation software to provide teachers with an accurate picture of a student's progress. Read more, watch video 

Boy Scout brings disc golf to Mountain Vista High, Mountain Ridge Middle schools

When Mountain Vista High School (MVHS) freshman Joshua Romine began researching disc golf courses for his Eagle Scout project last Spring, he was pleasantly surprised to discover an active disc golf community in the area. Joshua, a member of Boy Scout Troop 873, realized that a disc golf course in Highlands Ranch would be a great addition to the community.

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Nominations now being accepted for the 
2014 Apple Awards

Students, parents, staff members and
the community are invited to submit nominations for an individual who demonstrates a dedication to students
and a commitment to providing
a World-Class education for all
students in Douglas County.

DC Oakes principal identifies with the students he serves

Mark Morgan's route to the principal's desk wasn't traditional, but perhaps that is what makes him such a great fit with the students he leads at DC Oakes High School.


Like his students, Morgan's experience in public schools was anything but smooth. Read more 


America's Got Talent announces December open auditions in Denver
The producers of America's Got Talent will be conducting Season 9 open auditions in Denver on December 7 at the Colorado Convention Center. Auditions are open to any age and any talent. Visit for more information.

Bear Canyon Choir opens Nuggets game


Bear Canyon Elementary students brought the house down at the Pepsi Center with their rendition of the National Anthem on November 15. Watch video
Community Night with the Denver Nuggets   

The new-look Nuggets are hoping to extend their 10-year streak of qualifying for the NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers, at the DCSD Community Night on Saturday, January 25. Read more 

Board Briefing


Follow this link for a review of the Board of Education meeting held on November 19.


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