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District communication efforts recognized for excellence

COSPRA Golden Achievement Award

DOUGLAS COUNTY – The work of the DCSD Community Relations team has been recognized for communications excellence by the Colorado School Public Relations Association (COSPRA). The district received four awards, as listed below,
at the annual COSPRA luncheon and awards program held May 2 in Denver. 

Golden Achievement Award DCSD Website
Award of Excellence-Internet/Intranet Website DCSD Website
Award of Merit-Identity/Image Package DCSD Brand Book and Elements
Award of Merit-Special Purpose Video Out of the Darkness-Suicide Awareness

"With an eye toward quality, consistency, collaboration, and diversity, the DCSD Community Relations team has developed and implemented a broad range of innovative tools to provide parents, students, staff, and the community many different paths to learn about DCSD news, events, and the latest district developments," said Community Relations Officer Cinamon Watson. "Outreach tools include the DCSD mobile app, "Let's Talk Education," a weekly radio show, DCSD telephone townhalls, Doug TV, social media platforms, e-newsletters, and more."

Watson added, "This year, we are especially proud of the new and improved DCSD website. We are honored to receive the COSPRA Golden Achievement Award. Our goal is to provide excellent communication and continually add new vehicles of news delivery."

COSPRA advocates for effective public relations practices that support student achievement and civic conversations that prompt the public to be better informed and involved in support of public education.

May 6, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Communications

District News

kids running outside as part of a race

DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

How are we doing?

We want to hear from you! How often do you prefer to receive email newsletters from DCSD? How can we improve the news and information you receive? This brief survey should only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you for giving us your input!

Tell us what you think, here!


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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.