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March 9, 2016 | By sadowling
February 4, 2016 | By CSilberman

Gone are the days when a program like BASE could be considered just a childcare option for working and busy parents. In DCSD, BASE is providing services that augment and enrich the education children are receiving during the day in their schools.

 
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April 27, 2015 | By sadowling

ALL NEW REGISTRATION FOR ALL BASE PROGRAMS!!!

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January 29, 2015 | By sadowling
November 13, 2013 | By sadowling

The Douglas County School District Before and After School Programs survey all parents every other year. Survey results drive our continuous improvement at individual sites as well as system-wide.  Parents rank best practice statements based on national after school standards.  Individual sites also formally and informally survey parents as needed to drive improvement and gather perceptual data. 

 

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District News

Colorful dark sky with a near-full eclipse of the sun.

Planning is already underway to ensure that students can experience this unique event. We are asking our staff to take precautionary measures if they plan to involve their students in this amazing experience, to ensure the safety of all involved. Students will be instructed not to look at the partially or even near-fully eclipsed sun with the naked eye.  Additionally, homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses—even very dark ones—are not safe for looking at the sun.

 

student speaking at podium, teacher looking at her proudly.

The Boettcher Foundation recently honored 42 Colorado teachers for the significant impact they have had on some of Colorado’s top students – with five of the teachers coming from the Douglas County School District. Every year, the Boettcher Foundation allows each scholarship recipient to acknowledge the teacher who has had the greatest impact on the student’s life. During a special ceremony at the Denver Botanic Gardens, each Boettcher Scholar shared moving stories and thoughtful remarks about his or her teacher.

Large group of middle school students walking on an outdoor field.

All Douglas County School District (DCSD) Middle Schools are gaining an additional full-time counselor this year thanks to a recent grant awarded by the State of Colorado totaling nearly $900,000. Each counselor will have a specific focus on school culture and prevention related to mental health and substance abuse. Additionally, the grant includes funds awarded to each middle school for evidence-based prevention programs and activities.