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Inaugural Leadership Day celebrates success at Acres Green Elementary

Students, parents and staff celebrated the first annual Leadersihp Day at Acres Green Elementary School on May 21. The school has adopted the Leader in Me model, which is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®.

Canned food drive
Synergy games
Leadership panel
Sharpen the Saw

The day was filled with exciting leadership opportunities. First, Acres Green staff and students celebrated the accomplishment of collecting 4,890 cans of food for the Fresh Harvest Food Bank at a student-led assembly. Then student mentors and mentees shared this year's accomplishments and goals documented in their Leadership notebooks.  They also participated in Synergy games and a Leadership panel consisting of community members. The culminating activity was painting and illustrating Stephen Covey's 7 habits on 2' by 8' boards to enhance our outdoor environment.

June 4, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Acres Green Elementary School, Elementary Education

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.