Current News

Fall Book Fair

Dates: October 1 - 4

Times: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM M,T,W / 8:00 AM - Noon on Thursday

Volunteers Needed: Sign Up Here

Shop Online: Eldorado Online Book Fair (Open NOW!)

Chili Cook Off: NEW! Wednesday, October 3 @ 5:00 Find out more details, and enter the competition here: Eldorado's First Annual Chili Cook-Off

ThunderRidge Grizzlies Visit

Eldorado Elementary students receive a visit from the ThunderRidge High School Grizzlies in preparation for Homecoming weekend!

person dressed up as grizzly bear for homecoming rally

Specials Rotation

Click HERE to see what your child's Specials Rotations are for the 2018-2019 school year.

New Start/End Times for 2018-2019 School Year!

From the first day of school, August 9th, 2018, our school day will start at 8:40AM and finish at 3:30PM

Doors open: 8:30AM (prior to this time there is no adult supervision available unless you sign up for before/after school care with BASE)

Warning Bell: 8:35AM

Tardy Bell and start of day: 8:40AM (PRIDE will begin at this time)

End of day: 3:30PM

5th Grader Won the Chance to be Principal for a Day!

Principal for a Day

Message from EE's New Assistant Principal

Hawk Letter to community 5-8-18.docx

Augmented Reality Sandbox

Have you heard your child talking about the amazing new sandbox at Eldorado? The Augmented Reality Sandbox created by researchers at UC Davis ( allows students to learn about topographical maps in motion. Mrs. Maynard's 6th grade students were able to simulate plate tectonics in motion by using the sandbox. Check out the video of the students playing with the sandbox after learning about plate tectonics and topography.

person with augmented reality sandbox

Check out our sandbox in action!

Sustainability Team

Learn about what our Sustainability Team is doing at Eldorado!

Message from Eldorado's New Principal

Julie Crawford letter to families 3-14-18 (4).pdf

New Principal Announcement

March 6, 2017

Dear Eldorado Elementary Community:

Eldorado Elementary School has been a pillar of excellence for years in the Highlands Ranch community with wonderful staff, students and parents. The school continues to be a warm and inviting place in which students can grow and achieve academic success. The desire to find a strong instructional leader who would bring stability, as well as a love for the unique qualities of the school, its staff and its students, rang loud and clear during the principal search and interview process. The candidate pool was outstanding and the interview committee was successful. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Julie Crawford as the new principal of Eldorado Elementary for the 2018-2019 school year.

Julie has worked in the Douglas County School District for 14 years. She has been a special education teacher and a department lead. Over the last four years, she has served as the assistant principal at Trailblazer Elementary School. Julie’s background in elementary education, her experience overseeing the general education populace as well as her experience with significant support needs and serious emotional disabilities, demonstrate her amazing ability to serve all kids.

Julie will be working with the current co-principals, Katy Kollasch and Michael Carlson, over the next few months as she moves into her new role as principal of Eldorado Elementary School. This will ensure a smooth transition for our students and staff. We appreciate the time, work and input of all involved in the hiring process and are excited for the Eldorado family moving forward. Congratulations Julie!

All the best,

Ian Wells - Executive Director of Schools - West Highlands Ranch Region

Ted Knight - Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Battle of the Books Makes it to the Quarterfinals!

Congratulations to Eldorado's Battle of the Books participants. We made it to the Quarterfinals!

students in front of sign

Turkey Drive

Eldorado’s Student Government leads the annual turkey drive for the school, which has continued to be a huge success for the school and community. This year, the Student Government President, Andrew Crawford, and Vice-President, Alex Franciscotti Loaiza, contacted area schools to invite them to participate in the turkey drive. Saddle Ranch Elementary, who came on board two years ago, and Coyote Creek who joined the team this year, are now also working to collect food for the Denver Rescue Mission. Read the full story here.

students putting turkeys in a box
students collecting turkeys
newspaper Highlands Ranch Herald - kids holding turkeys
newspaper photo kids with turkeys

Boosterthon Fundraiser

We would like to extend a big Thank You to the Eldorado community for your involvement with our Boosterthon Fun Run fundraiser. With your pledges and generous direct donations we have raised $14,695 to go towards our literacy program! We can't thank you enough for your support. We hope for this to be a successful addition to Eldorado in years to come.

students at Boosterthon