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Get ‘Wacky’ and help DCSD schools

HIGHLANDS RANCH – The Wacky W cycling event is all about choices. Not only are their four courses, ranging from a quick six-mile spin to the 62 mile trek, but participants choose which Douglas County school their ride will benefit.
The Wacky W on Sunday September 9, is designed to encourage fitness, fun, and fundraising. With four courses, there is something for everyone from beginning to avid cyclists.
  • 6 mile: perfect for those with younger children or anyone wanting a fun ride on the trail
  • 32 mile: offers great climbing (and sweet descents) along with some nice flats
  • 45 mile: also offers some climbing, flats and beautiful terrrain that will take riders through the major cities of Douglas County
  • 62 mile: same as the 45, but with beautiful scenery rolling out and back along Highway 105 to reach a metric centur
Riders will enjoy a spacious staging area at Rocky Heights Middle School, stocked aid stations, excellent post-ride food, an amazing expo, and fun-filled goodie bags.
A portion of each registration will be donated to the Douglas County School District.
October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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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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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.