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Cherry Arts Mobile Gallery comes to C2E, community night open to all DCSD families

PARKER- Two DCSD schools, Challenge to Excellence Middle School (C2E) and Ben Franklin Academy, jointly received a $10,000 Alliance Project Grant for 2016-2017 from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. C2E Middle School and Ben Franklin are the only two DCSD schools to receive this award that enhances cultural, science and arts education for their students through field trips, guest speakers, workshops, enhanced curriculum and teacher development.

As a result of this grant, Cherry Arts “Mobile Art Gallery” is coming to C2E on November 1-15, 2016 with a Community Night on Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Middle School art students will learn how to be art docents and provide tours for C2E, Ben Franklin, and community attendees. Cherry Arts will display a variety of art mediums including 3-dimensional pieces that will broaden the world of art for children and the community. The event is open to everyone in Douglas County. If you are interested in bringing a group to participate, please contact Tammy Bergman at tlbergman[at]c2e[dot]org. Part of the grant’s mission is to share the learning with our community.

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities is a collaboration of Colorado organizations that support the arts, science, culture, and humanities. Since 1989, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has distributed funds from a 1/10 of 1% sales and use tax to cultural facilities throughout the seven-county Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. The funds support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten and entertain the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement and preservation of art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, natural history and cultural history.


Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cherry Arts Mobile Art Gallery at Challenge to Excellence Middle School
16995 Carlson Dr, Parker, CO 80134


November 1, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category:

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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.

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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.