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District-coordinated clinics provide dental care for low-income students

CASTLE ROCK – A series of clinics helped provide dental care for more than 70 DCSD students -- especially those whose parents can’t afford insurance.

 In-school clinics were coordinated by the staff at Sedalia, Pioneer, Clear Sky and Acres Green Elementary Schools in late April and early May, serving nearly 70 students.

"Without such an opportunity, many of our students would not receive the dental care that others might take for granted,” said Sedalia Elementary Principal George Boser. “The families are very grateful for the kindness and generosity this service provides." 

During the visit, students had the opportunity to get X-Rays, cleanings, and oral health exams. Most of the participating schools are planning to offer the service every six months. Interested schools should contact DCSD Homeless Services.

May 26, 2016 | By rmbarber | Category: Health Wellness and Prevention

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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.

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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.