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Over 36 DCSD schools support American Heart Association

A special thank you to the 36 DCSD schools that completed a heart healthy school program this year to support the American Heart Association​!

Through Jump Rope/Hoops For Heart & Donate To Play Tournaments, the important heart healthy message reached over 22,000 local students & families! DCSD raised over $240,000 to support the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association. Thank you for your incredible support & important traditions every year! As a thank you back to keep kiddo’s hearts pumping, DCSD schools earned $11,000 in US Games certificates to buy new PE equipment for their schools! And starting in 2016-2017, School Event Coordinators will earn 8 Professional Development Hours for completing an AHA event.

If you’d like to learn more or pre-register your school for the 2016-2017 school year, please contact Morgan June – Morgan.June[at]heart[dot]org at the American Heart Association or Laurie LaComb, Healthy Schools Coordinator, at lllacomb[at]dcsdk12[dot]org

 

 

May 16, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Health Wellness and Prevention

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.

 

Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.

 

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