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DCSD Students Organize Memorial Tournament

‘Warrior Rumble’ Honors Arapahoe H.S. Victim

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – This weekend students from 21 schools, mainly from the southern metro area, will be coming together for the Warrior Rumble, a volleyball tournament organized by Douglas County students and staff to honor the life of Arapahoe High School shooting victim Claire Davis.

The event is will be at Chaparral High School in Parker on Jan 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Claire Davis Fund.

The tournament started with a simple idea. Chaparral High School senior and volleyball player Hayley Ferguson wanted to pull together a fundraiser to help pay for Davis’ medial bills. Support quickly grew and Ferguson and Chaparral High School’s student government were able to secure a location and the support of dozens of high school teams, as well as items for a silent auction.

During the event, participants can bid on various items, including ‘meet & greet’ passes to Rascal Flatts concert; Robin Thicke concert tickets; signed items from the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and former Denver Broncos players; as well senior photo shoots and prom hair styling from local businesses.  

Warrior Rumble
Coed Volleyball Tournament
When: January 18, 1 – 5 p.m.
Where: Chaparral High School, 15655 Brookstone Drive

In addition to the tournament, the organizers say they hope to begin a student alliance between Colorado schools. They will be inviting the participating schools to meet a couple times a year to pledge against violence and to promote anti-bullying campaigns.

21 schools are participating, including 10 from Douglas County:
Arapahoe High School
Chaparral High School
Thunder Ridge High School
Mountain Vista High School
Grandview High School
Regis Jesuit High School
Rock Canyon High School
Douglas County High School
Eaglecrest High School
Highlands Ranch High School
Cherokee Trail High School
Lutheran High School
Cherry Creek High School
Chatfield High School
Ponderosa High School
Castle View High School
Stem School & Academy
Horizon High School
Mountain Range High School
Legend High School
Valor Christian High School

All high school students, parents and community members are invited to participate. Cost for volleyball teams is $50. Admission is $5.

Douglas County School District is Colorado's third largest school district, serving over 60,000 students. The vision statement for DCSD states “Graduates from Douglas County School District are responsible citizens who contribute to our society." Visit the District website at www.dcsdk12.org.

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January 14, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Communications

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

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.

Superintendent Search text based logo

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.