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Two Elizabeth schools get security upgrades

Singing Hills and Running Creek elementary schools recently received security enhancements, free of charge, thanks to Convergint, an Illinois-based security firm with an office in Centennial. The … more

Graduates are urged to vote, be compassionate

The stands of Elizabeth High's football stadium were filled to capacity with relatives and friends of approximately 168 seniors during the May 25 commencement exercises. Attendees braved a chilly … more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more

Elizabeth High principal reflects on school year

As 168 seniors prepare for graduation on May 25 and their launch into the world of adulthood, Elizabeth High principal Bret McClendon took some time to reflect on the school year, and shared his … more

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from … more

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are … more

Douglas County commissioners eye $10 million to enhance school safety

Jennifer Thompson Consolo and her family had no idea her daughter was being bullied and had begun self-harming during her sophomore year at Douglas County High School. They also didn't know she was … more

Documents reveal dispute between sheriff's office, STEM over resource officer contract

Documents distributed as part of a news release by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on May 10 show disagreement, and some underlying tension, led to the discontinuation of a contract that provided … more

STEM denies allegations made by anonymous parent

The executive director of STEM School Highlands Ranch adamantly denies allegations made by an anonymous school parent that the school's climate and culture are out of control. "I can't even fathom … more

STEM School students walk out of shooting vigil amid frustration

A vigil that brought politicians, activists and several hundred students and parents to Highlands Ranch High School after the nearby STEM School shooting devolved into chaos and chants, with many students expressing frustration with the event’s political overtones on gun policy. more

Multiple students injured, one killed in shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch

Eight students were wounded and one was killed in a shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The two suspects were in custody. more

Program adds male presence to schools

Visit an elementary school on any school day, and there’s a good chance that a mother will be volunteering somewhere in the building. Historically woman have been disproportionately present to help … more

Colorado students awarded Boettcher scholarships

Graduating seniors in the Colorado Community Media coverage area are among those named 2019 Boettcher Foundation Scholars, according to a news release from the foundation. “The Boettcher Foundation … more

Elizabeth students a really Big Help

Blue shirts labeled “Volunteer” identified the 16 Elizabeth High School freshmen scattered about Eagle’s Nest Ranch on April 24 as Big Help Day volunteers. Elizabeth High School’s Big Help … more

FBI: "No longer a threat to the community"

Shortly after noon today, multiple Jefferson County School District schools were placed on lockout — meaning business as usual within buildings but all access in and out of school buildings is … more

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic … more

Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock gets new name, hefty donation

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 million from the Sturm Family Foundation, which … more

Canine cookies for a cause

Coloradans love their canine companions. Many people spare no expense when it comes to the well-being, and sometimes spoiling, of beloved fur babies. Now, thanks to the students in the ASPIRE program … more

Elizabeth FBLA team places first in LifeSmarts contest

Three Elizabeth High School students placed first in the LifeSmarts category of the January FBLA competition. Seniors Ashley Gerczynski, Amy Freisner, and Savana Charlton make up the LifeSmarts team, … more

Sex education bill spurs concerns

The comprehensive sex education bill making its way through the state Legislature has spurred opposition from many in the religious and conservative communities, drawing concerns that the language of … more
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