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Douglas County High School Winter Guard wins state championship

CASTLE ROCK - This year marks the DCHS Winter Guard’s first undefeated season, thanks to instructors Anthony Mondragon and Danniell Isaac, and band director Nick Bidinger.

The guard worked very hard for this honor, practicing eleven hours or more a week from the beginning of November to the beginning of April, leading up to the Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association State Championships on April 7th. The guard won the championships with a score of 91.9 (out of 100), competing against hundreds of winter guards from across the nation.

“It’s a wonderful feeling, waiting to hear DC’s named being called. Second place is announced, and it’s another school; that realization of what just happened is perfect,” says Mariah Holcomb, senior Captain.

“Guard is a place where we can come together to share a talent we all enjoy,” says Lindsey Hahn, junior member.

“I love that guard is a place where anyone can go and not be judged, where you’re part of a whole,” added Leah Hilleman, freshman member.

October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

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.