• Employee Resources
  • Language

Chaparral swimmer crowned state champion in 500 freestyle

GRAND JUNCTION - Chaparral senior Carter Griffin finished first in the 500 freestyle at the 5A Boys Swimming State Championship.
The meet was held on Saturday May 18 at El Pomar Natatorium in Grand Junction. Carter swims for Ponderosa High School's swim team.
During the meet, Highlands Ranch's team came in 7th place, Ponderosa came in 11th place, and Douglas County High School rounded out the top twenty.
Here are the highlights:
-Highlands Ranch placed third in the 200 medley relay
-In the 200 freestyle, Carter Griffin came in second place and Nathan Mueller- a ThunderRidge junior, who swims on Highlands Ranch HS's team- came in third place.
-Gabriele Sasia- a junior at Mountain Vista High School, who swims on Highlands Ranch HS's swim team- came in 5th in the 100 butterfly.
-John Jenner- a senior at Castle View High School, who swims on Douglas County High School's team- came in sixth place in the 100 freestyle.
-Again, Carter Griffin won the 500 freestyle and Nathan Mueller took second place.
-Finally in the 400 free relay, Highlands Ranch came in 7th place.
June 1, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category: Communications

District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.