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Mock bedroom setup, with typical teen materials laying around like headphones, a backpack, air freshener, and clothing.
September 7, 2017 | By CSilberman

At first, it seems like a normal teen

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May 17, 2017 | By gcburnett

Pharmaceutical Drop Off Locations

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August 3, 2016 | By CSilberman

The process for administering Tylenol (acetaminophen) to elementary school students has changed. Parents must provide a medication order signed by their Healthcare Provider if their student has a condition that will require Tylenol to be given at school. 

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August 3, 2016 | By CSilberman

The process for administering Tylenol (acetaminophen) to elementary school students has changed. Parents must provide a medication order signed by their Healthcare Provider if their student has a condition that will require Tylenol to be given at school. 

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DCSD Nurse group picture
July 12, 2016 | By ssbarlow

Every Douglas County school has a sch

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nurse giving immunization booster shot
July 12, 2016 | By ssbarlow

DCSD School Nurse Consultants col

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January 19, 2016 | By rmbarber

In addition to the academic supports offered by DCSD’s Personalized Learning Department, there is a large and comprehensive group of professionals dedicated to the psychological and physical health of students.

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September 17, 2015 | By gcburnett

How much sodium is in what you eat?

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August 19, 2015 | By rmbarber

Back to school often marks the beginning of the cold and flu season in our schools. With recent media coverage regarding viral meningitis at a Douglas County School District school, and two more parent-reported possible cases this week, we would like to remind everyone in District to keep three simple steps in mind to prevent illness of all types.

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Students entering school
April 14, 2015 | By SCPaulsen

DOUGLAS COUNTY – The schools in Douglas County School District (DCSD) provide many options for children who have a variety of learning styles. Another factor that contributes to student success is access to sufficient health care.

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April 2, 2015 | By rmbarber

Did you know trees begin spreading pollen before leaves appear on their branches? Grass and weeds will begin pollinating later in the year.

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September 24, 2014 | By gcburnett

Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every winter, usually between October and May. 

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September 24, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

According to the Centers for Disease Control, hundreds of thousands of students in grades K-12 sustain concussions caused by sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, or falls each year.

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September 19, 2014 | By gcburnett

Adams County Household Chemical and Electronic

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September 11, 2014 | By gcburnett

Nurses in Douglas County schools have seen an increase in respiratory illness and are stepping up the awareness concerning how to control infections at school

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September 9, 2014 | By SCPaulsen

Recent reports in the Denver metro area and in other cities across the country have shown an increase in pediatric patients with severe respiratory illness and asthma complications.

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August 28, 2014 | By gcburnett

The next Douglas County Household Chemical Roun

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August 12, 2014 | By gcburnett

The next Douglas County Household Chemical Roun

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July 9, 2014 | By rmbarber

Tri-County Health Department has confirmed that a dead raccoon collected in Highlands Ranch was infected with rabies.

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May 14, 2014 | By rmbarber

Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver celebrated the contributions made by Douglas County School District Health Services Director to keep students safe and healthy.

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May 7, 2014 | By rmbarber

National School Nurse Day, May 7, 2014, is a time to celebrate the role our school nurses play in the safety, health, and academic success of our students.

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January 6, 2014 | By rmbarber

The Tri-County Health Department has issued an advisory regarding a statewide outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.According to the health department, the rate of pertussis is somewhat lower than 2012, but still remains at a higher level nationally than we have seen in more than 50 years.

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District News

STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of just 30 schools in the world and one of two schools in the Denver Metro region named a 2017 World-Leading Learners School, and has been invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.

DCSD Faculty Art Show goes through Nov. 1

It is easy to see the creativity of Douglas County School District students. It is often on display in the art that graces the walls and display cases of our schools. This month, however, is a chance to see the skill and the passion of the art teachers behind it all.

 

Last spring she was one of only eight teachers to be honored with the Freddie G award. The award came with a trip to New York for master classes taught by industry professionals. She also led a trip to Sacramento for the Junior Theater Festival with seven of her students. To top it off she was given a $5000 grant for the school’s theater program. She plans on using the money to build a technical theater learning lab with the help of her students.