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CHSAA Tennis Finals were a Big Hit with DCSD Teams

The CHSAA Girls Tennis Finals were held on Thursday, May 12th through Saturday, May 14th at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver.   Douglas County School District teams shined with strong performances throughout the tournament.

Doubles State Champions
Ponderosa High School teammates Sydney Waite, a 10th grader, and Hunter Barker, an 11th grader, won in two sets with their dominant play to take the Doubles State Championship.

Team Scores
Mountain Vista High School team finished in third place with a team score of 41 points.
Ponderosa High School tied with Fossil Ridge for a sixth place finish with 18 points.

#1 Singles
Casey Zhong, an 11th grader at Mountain Vista went to the semifinals.

#2 Singles
Kendra Lavallee, a 12th grader at Mountain Vista, went to the semifinals.
Haley Hildenbrand, a 12th grader at Legend, went to the quarterfinals.

#3 Singles
Madi Allen, a 9th grader at Mountain Vista, went to the semifinals.

#1 Doubles
Ashlen Grote, 9th grade and Alex Begler, 9th grade at Mountain Vista went to the quarterfinals

#2 Doubles
Tara  Minatta, 10th grade and Mari Dudek,  12th grade at Mountain Vista went to the quarterfinals.
Alyssa Lowe, 11th grade and Madison Smith, 11th grade at Ponderosa went to the quarterfinals.

#3 Doubles
Sophie Guzak, 10th grade and Ellie Behnke, 12th grade at ThunderRidge went to the quarterfinals.

#4 Doubles
Hunter Ernest, 12th grade and Hannah Smith, 12th grade at Mountain Vista went to the finals before being defeated by Fairview.
Megan Stout, 9th grade and Kaylee Moore, 9th grade at Ponderosa went to the quarterfinals.

May 16, 2016 | By arorcutt | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.