D2 Shining Moments...What's New in D2

  • There are many new and exciting accomplishments in the District, and this page is a great place to visit for updates on our awards and accomplishments by school year. Let's start with a few big celebrations that don't neatly fall into one school year!

    1. Our district provided families with FREE before and after school childcare for K-5 students at all elementary schools
    2. The district now has FREE adult education classes: Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, Workforce Development, GED Prep
    3. Partnering with Pikes Peak United Way, planning is underway for a Family Success Center expected to open August 2022

    Bond Accomplishments

    We are on schedule in year three of a six-year bond project and within our budget projections.

    Completed projects:Carmel MS

        • Sand Creek International School remodel and middle school addition
        • Otero Elementary remodel
        • Centennial Elementary remodel
        • Stratmoor Hills Elementary remodel
        • Stratton Meadows Elementary remodel
        • Mountain Vista Community School Phase 1 construction
        • Harrison High School remodel
        • Fox Meadow Middle School parking lot addition
        • Oak Creek Elementary remodel
        • Carmel Community School Rebuild
        • Wildflower Elementary remodel
        • Monterey Elementary remodel

    In-progress projects:

        • Soaring Eagles Community School remodel and middle school addition
        • Sierra High School remodel

    Upcoming projects:

        • Bricker Elementary remodel
        • Giberson Elementary remodel
        • Panorama Middle School remodel
        • Turman Elementary remodel


        • 2023 Colorado Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Wendy Birhanzel awarded by Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE)
        • Superintendent Dr. Wendy Birhanzel, awarded the Transformational Leaders Award by Colorado Publishing House’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee
        • Best in Business 2022 Gold Award in Education/Careers for School Districts by Colorado Springs Business Journal

    Otero Elementary

        • Teachers First Award, Charlotte Allan, 2nd grade teacher, recognized by KOAA