RCHS feeder area schools win John Irwin Awards
Administrators from schools in the Rock Canyon High School feeder area celebrated their 2014 John Irwin School of Excellence recognition. Remarkably, every school in the feeder area received the award.
By Lisa Crockett; photo courtesy of Jen Murdock
Several schools in the Castle Pines area have been recognized as John Irwin Award winners for 2014. The award, named for Colorado education pioneer and legislator John Irwin, recognizes schools for exceeding state standards in academic achievement. Schools in Douglas County made a strong showing in the awards, including every school in the Rock Canyon High School feeder area, the only feeder area in the district to claim such a distinction.
“We are honored that the state recognizes the hard working students, teachers, and staff within the Rock Canyon feeder with various John Irwin awards” said Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent – Elementary for the Douglas County School District. “These awards are a testament to the teamwork and leadership of all involved.”
Castle Pines area schools included in the awards were: Buffalo Ridge Elementary, Timber Trail Elementary, Rocky Heights Middle School, Rock Canyon High School, DCS Montessori School, and American Academy Charter School.