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DCSD & Sky Ridge Medical Center announce community partnership

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Earlier this month, Sky Ridge Medical Center named Douglas County School District (DCSD) as their community partner of the year.
“We’re very pleased to partner with Sky Ridge Medical Center,” said DCSD Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen.  “Sky Ridge is a pillar of the Douglas County community and we are fortunate to be able to take advantage of their expertise for our students.  We welcome their contribution and their volunteers.”
As part of the partnership, DCSD will engage Sky Ridge employees in volunteer opportunities from working at the Douglas County Outdoor Education Center to collecting school supplies.  Sky Ridge will also offer medical expertise for classrooms, insight into careers in health care for students, and provide important health information to DCSD stakeholders.
“We are proud of the relationship we have fostered with DCSD over the past several years and naming the District as our Community Partner of the Year was a great next step,” said Maureen Tarrant, CEO of Sky Ridge Medical Center.  “In fact, a number of students who have participated in our junior volunteer program have been awarded higher education scholarships and others have been accepted to medical school.  It is gratifying to know that we can play a small, yet meaningful, part in helping shape our future leaders.”
“We know that strong schools make strong communities.  The reverse is also true and we appreciate everything Sky Ridge does for our community and our schools,” continued Fagen.
July 30, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category: Communications

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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.