Monitoring the Storm - January 21, 2018

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Meet Tyler Ubben, Athletic Trainer at Ponderosa High School

How many years have you been at your DCSD school?   
New this year
Where did you go to school? 
University of Northern Colorado
What is your favorite thing about working at your school?
I was brought up in DCSD, and I'm very blessed to be able to come back and help the district that made me the person I am today.
What are some other professional experiences you have had?
Clinical experiences in my university's Athletic Training education program.
What are you surprisingly good at?
Learning new dance moves seems to come very easily, and I'd like to believe I am quite the basketball player.
What is the biggest proof that you are good at what you do?
My mentors all have told me that they believe I am in the right profession.
What is your biggest accomplishment?
Graduating at the top of my class with a BS in Athletic Training
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
I would still want to act as an Athletic Trainer.
Family details:
I have a beautiful wife who is in an online pharmacy school through Creighton University. My father is a coach at Douglas County High School, which is where my sister and I both attended high school. My mother works in Human Resources for the town of Castle Rock.


December 11, 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.

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.