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Classified Librarian Certification

The District Library Media Center is excited to offer a Classified Library Staff Certification Program! Classes are taught by the DLMC staff on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30-6:30 pm. Classes began in October 2014 and will run through April 2015 on a rotating schedule to offer flexibility to staff.

 

Courses include: Book Talks, Curriculum Support, Destiny, Digital Storytelling, Library 101, Library Programming, Techy Tricks, and one elective from the district PD course offerings.

 

This certification program is a great professional development opportunity for classified library staff of the Douglas County School District.  Linda Conway, Director of DLMC, stated that the “Center for Professional Development suggested that we create this certification to provide a pathway for classified library staff, and in the future other classified staff, to improve job performance and provide skills to reach a yearly goal.”

 

This successful Certification Program has reached full capacity, but any classified staff members interested in partaking should watch for email notifications starting in Fall 2015.

 
October 14, 2014 | By lkozel | Category:

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.