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9 Douglas County students qualify for Colorado Geographic Bee

DENVER – Think you know everything there is to know about this great big planet, we call home? Well, nine Douglas County School District students will be putting their geographic knowledge to the test in a couple weeks.
They have been selected to compete in the 25th annual Colorado Geographic Bee, which will be held at Sturm Hall on the University of Denver campus on Friday April 5.
In order to participate, each of the following students had to win a geographic bee at their school and pass a written exam.
2013 Colorado Geographic Bee Participants from DCSD
Daniel Deschane
Rocky Heights Middle School
Colter Giem
Mountain Ridge Middle School
Kaelynn Kenny
Sierra Middle School
Jack Landgraff
Acres Green Elementary School
Luke Lyman 
Cimarron Middle School
Emma Noverr
Cresthill Middle School
Eric Olsen
Ranch View Middle School
Austin Singleton
Ben Franklin Academy
Patrick Stoddard
Sagewood Middle School
The Bee, which is for fourth to eighth-graders, is conducted at all levels by the National Geographic Society. 
The general public is invited to the final round of the competition, but not the preliminary rounds.
October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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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.