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Highlands Ranch High School

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The Q-man Classic

On August 23rd, hundreds of HR students ran the Q-man Classic. The four year tradition began with an idea from former HR students. Dominick Douglass and Colin Vest founded this run, and Douglass has begun teaching here at HR. In 2009, a sophomore named Quinton Sanford was doing one of his favorite hobbies, running, when he collapsed and died on the way to the hospital. In tribute to him HR hosts the Q-man race annually. “We thought that other people should try to emulate how he lived,” said Douglass, “We wanted to leave a legacy for a student who was a model citizen and a model friend.” The funds from Q-man are donated to a charity called Autism Speaks. Quinton himself had autism, and often spoke highly of Autism Speaks. Katie Clifford, who organized the Q-Man for the past few years, says that “Q-man classic is a fantastic opportunity to see students come together and do something good.” “Everyone loved Q-man,” said Jerry Goings, HR principal, “it was devastating when he died.” Jade Zimmerman, Staff Reporter

Memorial Service for Mr. Joe Chandler


There will be a Memorial Service held for Mr. Joe Chandler, Highlands Ranch ACE Teacher, on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4:00pm. The service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11755 Tara Ln., Parker. This service is open to the public. At this time we do not have information regarding donations or needs. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

Introducing eBooks with OverDrive!


We are happy to add OverDrive as our platform for accessing ebooks and audiobooks in a variety of formats, for a variety of devices. Douglas County faculty, staff, and students can access over 1,800 digital audiobook and Ebook titles, including professional development titles and elementary through adult level fiction and nonfiction. Visit the Learning Commons page at to find out more!

Support Choir- Go to a Nuggets Game!


Talons will be singing the National Anthem at the Denver Nuggets game on November 12th at 7:00! Visit to buy tickets. Choir will receive $3 per ticket purchased through this site only.