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Chaparral Receives Top Yearbook Award by the National Scholastic Press Association

PARKER- The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced that the Chaparral High School Yearbook staff has received received an All-American Honor Rating for its 2014-15 yearbook. This is the highest rank possible and an honor that is received by only 3 percent of submissions, which come from all over the U.S. and Canada. This is the second year in a row that Chapparal has received an award by NSPA.

The judges made the following comments to the Chapparal Yearbook team:

"Congratulations on achieving an All-American rating with five marks of distinction.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading and critiquing the 2015 "Golden Images."  Its theme, "look UP" was creative and engaging.  You and your fine staff showed true dedication and produced a first-class publication.  Theme ingenuity, diverse topic coverage and photography approaches topped the list of your journalism skills."

Previously, the 2014-15 Yearbook received an All-Colorado rating from the Colorado High School Press Association. Again, the highest award possible.

Congratulations to the CHS Yearbook Staff!

October 27, 2015 | By CSilberman | Category:

District News

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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.