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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


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

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.