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Ponderosa Student Media Awards Announced

Congratulations to Ponderosa's yearbook students on their CSMA Best of Colorado Awards:

Photographer of the Year Honorable Mention: Justin Hayes  Link to Portfolio Page
1st Place Theme Package Writing: Chase Mendy, Grace Davis, Shelby Zimmerman, & Sami Rael
2nd Place Sports Spread: Sami Rael & Shelby Zimmerman
2nd Place Student Life Individual Photo & Caption: Shelby Zimmerman & Chase Mendy
2nd Place Sports Reaction Individual Photo & Caption: Dalton Tarin
2nd Place Photo/Graphic Illustration: Grace Davis
3rd Place Sports Action Individual Photo & Caption: Ethan Risley
Honorable Mention Academics Writing: Arturo Gonzalez

May 8, 2017 | By mdmurphy | Category: Ponderosa High School

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.