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DCSD musicians to play at All-State Orchestra in February 2018

kids playing in orchestra

Congratulations to students who will be representing DCSD at All-State Orchestra. The Colorado All State Orchestra has been providing memorable performance opportunities for the state's top high school musicians since 1952. Conductors have programmed staples of classic orchestral repertoire as well as contemporary literature. Students will perform on February 10, 2018 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.




All-State Symphony Orchestra

Douglas County High School
Evan Indge, bass
Chloe Schans, violin
Dan Oliver, cello
Mountain Vista
Jensen Baade, violin
Matthew Wiest, cello
Rock Canyon
Derek Bauer, violin
Carmen Martinez, violin
Kai Monday, bassoon
Rachel Erickson, trumpet

All-State Philharmonic Orchestra

Castle View High School
Grayson Stewart, Trombone
Highlands Ranch High School
JiaWei Yu, violin
Legend High School
Tommy Hasler, bass
Mountain Vista High School
Miriam Henderson, cello
Rock Canyon High School
Cate Duncan, viola
ThunderRidge High School
Jordan Yoo, violin


December 14, 2017 | By CSilberman | 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.

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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.