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Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children teams with DCSD on award-winning mobile app

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Staying in touch and in-the-know is easier and more accessible than ever. Thanks to the support of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, the DCSD Mobile App is available for both iPhones and Droids again this year.
Designed by Educational Measures and sponsored by Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children/HealthONE, the app is the first of its kind in Colorado and one of the first in the nation. The DCSD app includes news, notifications, an event calendar, parent portal, lunch menus, DCSD directory and DougTV. The success of the app has resulted in constant improvements and additional sponsors including CU Denver and Jones International University.
In April, the Colorado School Public Relations Association (COSPRA) honored the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Mobile App with the Golden Achievement Award, one of the organization’s highest honors.
“We want to provide our community with as many opportunities to connect with us as possible,” said DCSD Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen.
“The app allows us one more way to communicate with our students, staff, parents, and community. It’s a great way for parents to receive the latest district news and for community members to learn more about our schools. We have amazing district and we want the entire community to share in the excitement of our achievements.”

The app is available at Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

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.

Superintendent Search text based logo

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.