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Kids Who Code - IT Partners with Student Engineers

CASTLE ROCK -- Engineers from the DCSD IT application development team have recently been visiting coding clubs and technology classes throughout the district, sharing their experiences and knowledge while discovering amazing young minds at work.

At Castle View High School, a team of tech students demonstrated their vision and progress for empowering a homebound 2nd grader with a remote-controlled robot, complete with videoconferencing capabilities and mobility to move around the classroom as needed. The development team staff from the IT department were highly impressed with the passion and abilities of the students, and provided an introduction to using code repositories, allowing greater collaboration and revision history of their ongoing code modifications.

Three mornings a week, prior to the opening bell at Mountain Ridge Middle School, budding iOS developers meet in Ms. Cassandra Stevens’ Tech-Ed classroom as part of the iCode Club, sharing their excitement for software development. Mark Blair and Thomas Meyer from the DCSD IT Software Development and Support division have dropped in recently to explain view controllers, objects and arrays to students, along with providing additional hardware resources which will allow more kids to concurrently develop iOS apps.

Opportunities for hands-on technology immersion continue to become more accessible, with an ever growing knowledge base of resources appearing online. Information Technology professionals in the district enjoy visiting the classroom and sharing our own expertise, while leaving re-energized thanks to the unlimited ideas and minds of our students.

November 21, 2013 | By nwmetzler | Category: Educational Technology, Information Technology

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.

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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.