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Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' … more

Colorado school testing canceled this year amid COVID-19 concern; AP testing moves online

On March 17, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released a statement saying end-of-the-year assessments including the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, “will be paused for … more

Frontier High students plead for school to stay open

Caleb Carter, a junior attending Frontier High School, never really planned to go to college. He hoped to graduate from Elizabeth High School, but beyond that he didn't have a hopeful future. He … more

Colleges, universities taking precautions

As with many institutions across the nation, Denver-area colleges and universities are taking precautions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Here is a look at what schools are doing: … more

Students show off technology skills

Do you know how to run an official meeting according to Robert’s Rules of Order? Can you use a rat trap to power a car? Have you ever designed a miniature golf course? Students from Elizabeth High … more

Library card design contest open to county students

Elbert County students in kindergarten through 12th grade can enter a contest through the Pines and Pines Libraries in which they can create the next child-themed library card. The My Library Card … more

Finances prompt proposal to close Frontier High

Nearly 100 community members attended the Feb. 24 Elizabeth School Board meeting to hear staff recommendations for closing Frontier High School. The meeting was moved to Elizabeth Middle School to … more

Day with DA’s crew offers lessons in law

Young people today spend a lot of their time looking at computer screens. Whether it’s looking at social media, playing video games, watching movies or even taking classes, much of what kids learn … more

Frontier High in Elizabeth slated to close after school year

Students at Frontier High School in Elizabeth were informed that the school will likely be closing after the end of this school year. The announcement was made during school Feb. 19, and the 32 … more

Elizabeth police say threat that closed school likely not credible

Elizabeth High School was closed Feb. 21 in reaction to a threat made against the school. more

Douglas County School District grapples with teacher pay

Luke Hadden comes from a family of teachers. He believes educators have the power to better children’s lives. That’s why leaving his job as a social studies teacher at Rock Canyon High School, … more

Fight against cancer returning to Elizabeth High

Every two minutes, a child somewhere in the world is diagnosed with cancer, and in the United States, more children are lost to cancer than to any other disease. That’s according to the St. … more

Prairie Development to offer $1,000 scholarship

Prairie Development Corp. will offer a $1,000 trade school scholarship for high school seniors in Cheyenne, Elbert, Lincoln and Kit Carson counties. The Prairie Development scholarship is for … more

Elizabeth schools plan career, college fair

High school students and their parents can explore a variety of post-high school options at the upcoming Career and College Fair at Elizabeth High School. More than 25 representatives from two- and … more

Prospective families can learn about Elizabeth schools

New and prospective students can learn more about Elizabeth schools during an open house Feb. 19. Those considering an Elizabeth school can meet with staff, take student-led tours, visit classrooms … more

Elizabeth students head for state spelling bee

The top three spellers from Elizabeth School District will compete against hundreds of students from across Colorado in the state finals March 14, after they won the district rounds Jan. 14. Taelynn … more

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for … more

Students battle it out for a spell

Students from Running Creek Elementary, Singing Hills Elementary, Elizabeth Middle School and Legacy Academy held their school spelling bees in December, and four students, one from each school, will … more

Frontier students serve up helpings of turkey, cheer

More than 200 community members, senior citizens and residents of the Sky Cliff Center in Castle Rock attended Frontier High School's annual Thanksgiving dinner celebration — postponed this year … more

Elizabeth teachers receive grants for classroom needs

Teachers in Elizabeth schools were awarded with grants from the Elizabeth Education Foundation. Grants are awarded based on the foundation’s guidelines, which state that the granted projects or … more
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