• Employee Resources
  • Language

Chaparral organizes food drive, collects more than 30,000 cans during food drive

PARKER – Students at Chaparral High School kicked off the holiday season by coordinating a successful food drive, involving all of the high schools in the Parker Area. Together they raised more than 30,000 cans. 

Leading up to Thanksgiving, Chaparral challenged the 3 other Parker high schools during their annual Canned Food Drive. Chaparral won the competition raising more than 18,000 cans or about 8 cans per student.

“The results were amazing,” said Chaparral’s Student Government Advisor Kathy Gappinger. “I reminded the kids that we have the saying of ‘we take care of one another.’ This is proof that "one another" may be taking care of those in the community that we don’t even know.”

The full results are below:
Chaparral High School - 18,139 total cans (8.3 cans/student)
Ponderosa High School - 5,067 total cans (4.41 cans/student)
Legend High School - 4,559 total cans (2.3 cans/student)
Lutheran High School -  2,365 total cans (6.72 cans/student)

Total 30,130 cans

The students loaded all of the donations into a truck on November 20 and delivered the food to the Parker Task Force food bank.

December 19, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: High School Education, Schools

District News

kids running outside as part of a race

DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

How are we doing?

We want to hear from you! How often do you prefer to receive email newsletters from DCSD? How can we improve the news and information you receive? This brief survey should only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you for giving us your input!

Tell us what you think, here!


glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.