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Mountain Vista edges out Rock Canyon to claim 5A girls soccer championship

COMMERCE CITY –Douglas County rivals, Rock Canyon and Mountain Vista, faced off in the 5A Girls Soccer title game and in the end it all came down to one shot in overtime.
During the May 22 game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Mountain Vista was able to outlast Rock Canyon. After a 40-minute lightening delay and a scoreless regulation period, Vista sophomore Megan Massey was able to get a shot past Rock Canyon's goaltender, Julia Henning, in the 85th minute.
"I had to double check to make sure it went in. "I wasn't sure, but everything was just so amazing tonight,” Massey told the Denver Post. She finished the season with a team-high of 16 goals. 
Meanwhile, the team’s defense, led by Gabbi Miranda, who was recently named a Gatorade Player of the Year, was able to hold Rock Canyon to only five shots on goal.
Mountain Vista lived up to its reputation as one of the best girls soccer teams the state has ever seen. The team finished its season with a nearly flawless season (19-1) and, of course, the state championship. This is the fifth state title for MVHS coach Theresa Echtermeyer
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June 1, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category: Athletics and Activities

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.