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District art teachers reveal their creative side at art exhibit

HIGHLANDS RANCH – The inaugural DCSD Art Faculty Art Show will open on Saturday, October 4 at the James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch Library. Community members are invited to experience the passion, skill and talent that District staff members possess, and to join in celebrating the creativity that is shared with students in art classrooms everyday.

A vast array of two- and three-dimensional artwork, created with a variety of media, will be on display. More than fifty DCSD art teachers have submitted drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry, resulting in a comprehensive display of the range of expertise at work in schools throughout Douglas County.

The DCSD Art Faculty Art Show will run through October 24 during regular library hours at the James H. LaRue/Highlands Ranch Library, located at 9292 S Ridgeline Blvd, within the Highlands Ranch Town Center.

September 30, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: District

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.