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DCSD Home to National Merit $2,500 Winners

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the names of the second group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including three Douglas County School District students.

Congratulations to the following DCSD outstanding scholars:

Neha Chauhan of Rock Canyon High School is considering the biomedical engineering field

Logan Dunn of ThunderRidge High School is pursuing the civil engineering field
Lily Xie of Highlands Ranch High School is planning to study medicine

These three outstanding DCSD scholars are the recipients of the National Merit $2,500 scholarship after being selected from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists. These recipients have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

More than 1.6 million students from 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition. Recipients of the National Merit college-sponsored scholarships will be announced in June and July.

 

 

May 10, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category:

District News

Colorful dark sky with a near-full eclipse of the sun.

Planning is already underway to ensure that students can experience this unique event. We are asking our staff to take precautionary measures if they plan to involve their students in this amazing experience, to ensure the safety of all involved. Students will be instructed not to look at the partially or even near-fully eclipsed sun with the naked eye.  Additionally, homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses—even very dark ones—are not safe for looking at the sun.

 

student speaking at podium, teacher looking at her proudly.

The Boettcher Foundation recently honored 42 Colorado teachers for the significant impact they have had on some of Colorado’s top students – with five of the teachers coming from the Douglas County School District. Every year, the Boettcher Foundation allows each scholarship recipient to acknowledge the teacher who has had the greatest impact on the student’s life. During a special ceremony at the Denver Botanic Gardens, each Boettcher Scholar shared moving stories and thoughtful remarks about his or her teacher.

Large group of middle school students walking on an outdoor field.

All Douglas County School District (DCSD) Middle Schools are gaining an additional full-time counselor this year thanks to a recent grant awarded by the State of Colorado totaling nearly $900,000. Each counselor will have a specific focus on school culture and prevention related to mental health and substance abuse. Additionally, the grant includes funds awarded to each middle school for evidence-based prevention programs and activities.