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“Apple Week” sets the stage for 2014 Apple Awards celebration

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – On Saturday, March 1, the 2014 Apple Awards will recognize the excellence and dedication of Douglas County School District (DCSD) employees. 

As the big event draws near, DCSD is celebrating “Apple Week,” in appreciation of the individuals who demonstrate unwavering commitment to the mission of preparing our students to pursue the career path of their choice and find success along the way.

“Mrs. A is a shining light in the special education department…she has helped my son fall in love with school and aided in his becoming a part of the class and making lasting relationships with his peers... an outstanding educator who really shows what education with a heart looks like.”

–Elementary school parent

This year, community members submitted nearly 8,000 nominations, recognizing the contributions of thousands of staff members. Schools and departments selected 188 representatives from the field of nominees, spanning all disciplines: teaching, support, Pre-K, special education, building maintenance, and administration. Follow this link to view a complete list of the representatives.

The finalists will be revealed at the Apple Awards on March 1, and the program will conclude with the announcement of the 2014 Apple Awards winners. Many thanks to the generous sponsors, of the Apple Awards, including these major donors:

-The Morgridge Family Foundation
-Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
-McKinstry
-Wells Fargo

The Apple Awards is one of the marquee events for the Douglas County Educational Foundation. Created in 2006, the event serves as a fundraiser for schools, District programs, and Fill the Gap grants.

February 25, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Apple Awards

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The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.

 

Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.

 

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