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  About The School  

Mission, Vision, Goals, and Beliefs


The mission of the Douglas County School System is to provide a quality education for all students in a safe, supportive environment.


Our vision is to build a community of lifelong learners that become responsible individuals, independent thinkers, and productive citizens.


  • To provide a challenging, comprehensive instructional and curricular program for all learners.
  • To provide a school environment that is safe and supportive and enhances the learning process.
  • To improve communication throughout the school community.


We believe that we must...

  • Understand how children and adults learn and continue learning.
  • Build communities of lifelong learners.
  • Cultivate the leadership potential of every employee, student, and parent in our school system.
  • Be creative, energetic visionaries, who respond quickly to diverse and evolving issues.
  • Meet the needs of our stakeholders (students, parents, employees and community).
  • Maintain efficient and effective administrative processes for instruction, operations, human resources, and sound fiscal management.

Our School

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  Welcome to Bright Star Elementary

At Bright Star Elementary, our focus is our families. The foundation of Bright Star is our diverse community. From parents to staff, we all bring our different backgrounds and experiences together for the enrichment of our students. The link between school, home, and community is essential for a child’s growth and development. We believe in this bond and work very hard to promote it.

Ms. Heather Stewart, Principal, and Mrs. Lisa Huey, Assistant Principal, are working hard toward another successful year. In an ever changing school community, our population is lower than average, allowing for smaller class sizes and more involvement with the students. Parents are always welcome to join in this effort. Parents and extended family are invited to visit Bright Star for lunch with their student or brief scheduled classroom observation. We also have many volunteer and mentorship opportunities for family members to take part in the enrichment of our school.

Bright Star Elementary encourages its families to get involved through our school functions. We are currently looking to fill all of our positions on PTA . If you are interested, please email Ms. Stewart through our website! 

We are excited to offer updates on our Facebook page and through Remind 101! We want our families to feel welcome and informed here at Bright Star. Come see what we are all about!