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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

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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.