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One injured in gas leak at Littleton High School pool

One person was injured by a chlorine gas leak at the Littleton High School swimming pool on Sept. 10, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. Firefighters responded to a call for an “odor of … more

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and … more

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board. more

Heritage High suspends in-person classes after two COVID cases

Heritage High School is transitioning to all-online learning until Sept. 14 after a staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Littleton Public Schools announced on Sept. 2. Tri-County … more

Parker's Chaparral High School quarantines 88 people due to possible COVID-19 exposure

Eighty-eight people are quarantined from Chaparral High School until next week due to their possible exposure to a possible COVID-19 case. more

Tiny homes for Denver homeless built by Cherry Creek students, teachers

Students who attend class in a vast, largely undeveloped section of the south metro suburbs helped build houses to stand in Denver’s inner city. There was just one more thing to do: Deliver them. … more

Arapahoe Community College president stepping down

Arapahoe Community College will bid farewell to a devoted leader next spring, after President Diana Doyle announced her retirement. Doyle announced she will step down in June 2021, ending an 11-year … more

Commentary: A student's view of in-person school

After a summer filled with ever-changing reopening plans, I finally returned to Heritage High School in Littleton to begin my senior year on Aug. 24. more

Cherry Creek School District lists 4 coronavirus cases since first day of school

The Cherry Creek School District notified families about four cases of COVID-19 among district staff and one student since school began Aug. 17. One of those cases — a staff member for Pine … more

Englewood Schools teachers talk about return

By the time the first day of school rolls around in Englewood on Aug. 27, life will look different inside Rebecca Dynda’s music classroom at Clayton Elementary School. Masks will be worn by … more

Mines makes masked move-in

There was a point when Colorado School of Mines freshman Matthew Micha wasn’t sure if he should come to campus this year. But as he walked around with a new friend on the morning of Aug. 14 with … more

Douglas County school's 6th grade in quarantine after positive COVID-19 test

Sixth-grade students and teachers at Sand Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch are under quarantine for two weeks after someone in the grade tested positive for COVID-19. more

A farewell to Grace: Littleton schools security director rides off into the sunset

Guy Grace is trying to get used to waking up to silence. For years, Grace, the longtime director of security for Littleton Public Schools, personally responded to every “Safe2Tell” alert the … more

Looming Littleton school cuts spur request for tax hike

Littleton Public Schools will ask voters to approve a property tax increase this fall, hoping to stave off what district officials call “catastrophic” cuts to the district as a result of budget … more

Littleton Public Schools affirms in-person start despite concerns

Littleton Public Schools officials say the district is on track to begin the school year with in-person learning on Aug. 24, though many district teachers and parents say they remain extremely … more

Graduation 2020: After ‘unexpected detour,’ Cherry Creek seniors celebrate together (PHOTOS)

After the unorthodox celebrations where Cherry Creek School District graduates cruised through car parades in their caps and gowns this spring, the students had the chance to experience their proper … more

Littleton schools set reopening plan amid doubts, fears

Littleton Public Schools is moving ahead with plans to resume in-person classes at the end of August, though numerous teachers pleaded with the school board to reconsider. While current plans call … more

Some Colorado high school sports cleared for fall play

Boys golf, softball and boys tennis have been given approval to begin play this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced July 31. The sports can begin practice, the association … more

Cherry Creek switches back to 'blended' plan for in-person, online class

Citing a web of recommendations from Colorado's public health and education officials — and as the rate of COVID-19 cases has ramped up for several weeks in Arapahoe County — the Cherry Creek … more

Parent protesters urge full reopening of Douglas County schools

Parents rallied in Castle Rock Friday, calling for Douglas County schools to fully reopen this school year. more
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