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A Day in the Life of the Library

Library Orientation 2015

Newly hired library staff, as well as experienced learning commons staff members, joined the Innovation and Design Center (IDC) Team for Librarian Orientation training this first week of August.

The sessions provided library staff the opportunity to experience a typical “Day in the Life of the Library”.  Staff members were provided a list of common “what would you do” scenarios they will most likely face on their first day at school. The IDC staff carefully considered questions that would encourage participants to research resources as well as experience firsthand daily library tasks.

The learning environment was set up so librarians could attend specific sessions that targeted their individual needs.  IDC staff members were close at hand to provide the resources needed to complete their tasks.

Attendees learned how to check out library books, access digital content, and had the opportunity to gather programming ideas from Linda Conway, the Director of Library Media Programming.  Other concepts shared were how librarians in the district are transforming their libraries to inspire learning, and in what way they can market robotics in their schools as part of a computer science curriculum.

The Innovation and Design Center’s training never ends.  Staff members are available year around to provide support and resources for Library staff along with teachers and district staff.

Any DCSD staff members needing assistance may contact the IDC Team at 303-387-0600


August 13, 2015 | By lkozel | Category: Innovation & Design Center

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.

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.

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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.