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Dynamic duo team-up to present Feast in the Field September 8

DOUGLAS COUNTY – The American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association (ACFCCA) and Douglas County School District (DCSD) Nutrition Services will present Colorado Chefs Salute to Education at Feast in the Field, Sunday, September 8 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
 
“This is going to be a ginormous community event,” said DCSD Executive Chef Jason Morse, who also serves as President of ACFCCA’s Education Board.  “Think of Feast in the Field as a beautiful day at Civic Greens Park with family and friends enjoying some of Colorado’s finest cuisine.  There’ll be about two dozen top Colorado chefs serving their best,” said Morse. 
 
“We [Colorado Chefs] want to show support for students at every level, from elementary through post-secondary. In addition to chef/food supplier pairings, DCSD school gardeners will showcase grilled veggies prepared by yours truly,” said Morse.
 
DCSD ProStart students and ACF Apprentices will also assist at the Feast.
 
Feast in the Field sponsors include: The Colorado Beef Council, The Colorado Department of Agriculture, Walmart, Whole Kids Foundation, FreshPoint, Moore Brothers/Rock River Ranches, Mulay’s Sausage, Polidori Sausage, Red Bird Farms, Robinson Dairy, Speedy Foods, Sysco Denver and Western Dairy.
 
The event will benefit ProStart student and CCA Apprentice scholarship funds.  In addition, DCSD Nutrition Services hopes to add Harvest [salad] Bars to DCSD middle schools through Feast in the Field proceeds.
 
“FEAST Tickets go on sale August 1.  We’re expecting a sell-out event.  It’s an entire afternoon feasting on culinary masterpieces in a beautiful setting—all to benefit students,” said Morse, “What could be better?”
July 24, 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.