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Calling DCSD Students Grades 4-12! Submit your favorite fruits and veggies recipes and win!

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Students grades 4-12 are invited to enter to win Shadow the Chef Day! Submit your favorite snack or main dish recipe featuring the use of fruits or veggies (plus a selfie) to share with Nutrition Services "Food For Thought" e-news readers.

If selected, the fortunate culinary-genius DCSD student will enjoy a day shadowing Chef Jason (Chef joins you at your school for a few classes, then you’re his apprentice for the rest of the day).

Valid entries must be received by October 4 via e-mail tojdjones[at]dcsdk12[dot]org (Subject line: “Shadow”). Winning entrant under the age of 18 must be granted parent permission to utilize student photo and recipe.

Entrants, please include a phone number for verification purposes, your school and brief comments about what you enjoy about the recipe.

November 15, 2013 | By rmbarber | Category: Nutrition Services

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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.