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Douglas County dominates the State Spirit Championship

DENVER – Douglas County School District had an impressive showing, winning five State titles, during the 2014 State Spirit Championships held at the Denver Coliseum on December 5 and 6.

Rock Canyon High School claimed the 5A State Championship in Cheer. Ponderosa was the 4A State champion in Poms. Castle View won the 4A/5A State championship in Co-Ed Cheer. Chaparral won the State title in Jazz. Mountain Vista was crowned the state champion in Hip Hop.

Chaparral's performance, was a touching tribute to former poms teammate Taylor Llewellyn, who died in a car crash during the season.

Additionally, in three of the competitions: 5A Cheer, 4A/5A Co-Ed Cheer and Jazz, DCSD swept the top three places.

2014 Colorado Spirit Championships
Here is how the DCSD teams placed:

5A Cheer

1 – Rock Canyon
2 – Douglas County
3 – Chaparral
11 – Highlands Ranch

5A Poms
4 – ThunderRidge

4A Cheer
8 – Ponderosa

4A Poms

1 – Ponderosa

4A/5A Co-Ed Cheer

1 – Castle View

2 – Mountain Vista
3 – ThunderRidge
12 – Legend

Jazz

1 – Chaparral

2 – Rock Canyon
3 – Highlands Ranch
8- Legend
9 – Castle View
11 – Douglas County

Hip Hop

1 – Mountain Vista

Complete results from the State Spirit Championships are available on the CHSAA Now website

Photos Courtesy of CHSAA and Keyser Images Photography.

December 9, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities, High School Education, Schools

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.