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2 DCSD Schools, 3 students qualify for MATHCOUNTS State Championship

DENVER – Earlier this month students from the Denver Metro Area tested their critical thinking skills during the MATHCOUNTS Metro Chapter competition. Two Douglas County schools and three DCSD students qualified for the MATHCOUNTS State Championship, which will be held on Saturday March 9.

Five middle schools from Denver, Arapahoe and Douglas County competed during the Metro Chapter competition at the University of Denver on Saturday February 9, including Cresthill, Parker Core Knowledge, Ranch View, Rocky Heights, STEM School & Academy. 

MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every US state and territory, providing fun and challenging math programs for middle school students to increase their academic and professional opportunities.
Out of 36 teams competing from the five middle schools, five advanced to the state meet. Two of the advancing teams were from Douglas County. Cresthill (comprised of Aaron Lou, Jack Kuklin, Jack Vasquez, and Austin Hegemann) and Rocky Heights (Jiyoon Park, Garrett Figueroa, Luke Zhang, and Michelle Xu) move on to the next stage, which will take place March 9 at the University of Denver.
Three Douglas County students also qualified individually for the state meet: Daniel Horn from STEM School & Academy, Sid Arora from Ranch View, and Blake Richards-Smith from Cresthill.
A full list of results is available at:
The team coaches are Kevin Larsen and Gregg Robinson at Cresthill, Christopher Gowing at Rocky Heights, Tiffiny Vaughn at Ranch View, Karen Horn at STEM School & Academy.
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.