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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

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.