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Class of 2020, Douglas County: Together, apart

Part of a series on the graduating class of 2020. more

Osteopathic foundation recognizes students from Parker's Rocky Vista

Four student doctors and one graduate of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker were recognized with scholarships and an award by the Denver Osteopathic Foundation. Every … more

Resilient and Ready are apt adjectives

March, April, and May found us in the midst of remote learning in the Douglas County School District. During this unprecedented time, our teachers, students and parents adapted to this new way of … more

Douglas County school district providing huge number of free meals

When the Douglas County School District launched its free lunch and breakfast program amid the COVID-19 pandemic, staff did not know how much interest to expect from the community. Several weeks … more

Douglas County students net Daniels Fund scholarships

Three Douglas County School District seniors have been named recipients of the Daniels Fund Scholarship, which provides a four-year scholarship to any two- or four-year accredited college or … more

Activity book for students to focus on financial literacy

Economic Literacy Colorado has partnered with Bellco Credit Union to create an activity book for elementary students so they can further the conversation about financial literacy with their parents … more

'Plans but also hope' for high school traditions

When Kayla Schilffarth was in elementary and middle school, peers bullied her. At school dances, children made fun of her for not having a date, she said. No one would dance with her. “Those were … more

Two students from Douglas County earn National Merit awards

Two Douglas County School District students are among 12 in Colorado who were awarded with National Merit corporate-sponsored scholarships. Andrew Burcham and Wesley Shih were recognized by the … more

Douglas County School District, teachers union agree to $2.56 million settlement

The Douglas County School District and the Douglas County Federation, the teachers union, have agreed to settle a 2013 lawsuit initiated after the district terminated a sick leave bank program, … more

Polis 'optimistic' but not certain about schools re-opening in August

Gov. Jared Polis said he expects in-person classes to resume at the state's schools in the fall, but acknowledged that it isn't certain. more

Teachers press on amid challenges of remote learning

In the days leading up to the Douglas County School District's spring break, murmurs began spreading among teachers that students might not return to school once the break ended because of COVID-19. … more

Superintendent discusses COVID-19 fallout

The Douglas County School District is bracing for a possible $11 million loss in revenue for district-run schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has no plans to extend its school year into the … more

ACC gets creative as diverse courses go online

As Arapahoe Community College works to move diverse course offerings online amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition is easier for some than others. The Littleton-based community college, which … more

Teachers create face shields on 3D printers

Douglas County teachers are stepping up to help health-care providers facing a shortage of protective gear by using high-tech tools to create needed products. Career and Technical Education … more

Denver metro area school districts close for the school year

As Colorado braces for the COVID-19 peak to hit, 14 Denver metro area school districts jointly announced they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. … more

Douglas County School District closes campuses for remainder of school year

More than a dozen Denver metro area school districts, including the Douglas County School District, jointly announced April 3 they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the … more

Douglas County schools closed through at least April 30

The Douglas County School District will remain closed to in-person learning through April 30 after Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order on April 1 mandating all public and private schools … more

Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' … more

Douglas County School District dives into remote education

On March 24, Ava Bray was excited to work on school assignments after the Douglas County School District's spring break ended — and even more excited to be doing so from Florida. The 7-year-old was … more

Douglas County schools begin offering free lunch, breakfast

On the first day the Douglas County School District offered free meals to children during coronavirus-spurred school closures, Jen Peifer, manager of operations for the district's Nutrition Services … more
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