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Creative spirit of students captured, on display at District show

District Art Show

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Expressing ideas through visual art is a time-honored tradition in Douglas County. Students of all ages have once again spent their class time well, creating a diverse collection of artwork to express their ideas. This year, the annual spring display of student interpretations will be unveiled at the The Lone Tree Arts Center on Friday, April 24.

District Art Show

Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree, CO 80124

April 24-25: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

April 26: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

April 27: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

District Student Art Awards

"Celebration of Arts"
Monday, May 11
PACE Center
20000 Pikes Peak Avenue
Parker, CO 80138

Viewing and artist reception:  6-7 p.m.
Awards ceremony: 7-8:30 p.m.

Plan now to visit the 2015 District Art Show to see a display of more than 1,500 pieces of art created by Douglas County student artists from kindergarten through 12th grade. The creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills learned and applied in art classrooms throughout Douglas County will be on display from April 24 through April 27. An awards art show and artist reception will take place at the Parker Art Center on May 11 beginning at 6 p.m., with the awards ceremony commencing at 7 p.m.

Appreciation is extended to the Lone Tree Arts Center and Parker Arts Center for providing their beautiful exhibit areas, and to The Douglas County Educational Foundation for funding these events.


April 13, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: District, Elementary Education, High School Education, Middle School Education

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.