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CDE Recognizes 3 DCSD Libraries as "Highly Effective"

Congratulations to Tracie King from Acres Green Elementary, Pete Vincelette from Mountain Ridge Middle School, and Stephanie Meurer and Jennifer Milstead from Sierra Middle School. On April 9, 2014, the Colorado Board of Education and Commissioner Robert Hammond recognized 22 schools for their highly effective school library program. Pete Vincelette was featured at the ceremony on his Highly Effective website. Each Teacher Librarian , along with their respective principal, assessed their library program using the "Highly Effective School Library program Evaluation Rubric."


Douglas County school district now has 6 Highly Effective School Library Programs as these three schools join, Rocky Heights Middle School, Ranch View Middle School and ThuderRidge High School.

April 16, 2014 | By laescobedo | Category:

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.


When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.