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What would I do in an emergency situation?

Stop the Bleed

Many of us watch crises unfold in the news and ask ourselves, “What would I do in that situation?”

Responding to an increasing public need, the White House launched, “Stop the Bleed” to provide bystanders of emergency situations with the tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding and intervene as first responders to traumatic situations.

On Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m., Sky Ridge Medical Center will host a free Stop the Bleed training in partnership with DCSD Parent University. This class will provide parents, caregivers, staff and community members the basic tools and information needed to respond effectively in an emergency situation.

The skills learned in the hour-long class will include how to apply a tourniquet, the correct way to pack a wound and how to apply pressure to stop a bleed. Uncontrolled bleeding injuries can result from natural and manmade disasters and from everyday accidents.

Research has shown that bystanders, with little or no medical training, can become heroic lifesavers. 

Sign up to take part in the class and learn how to save a life


November 30, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Parent & Community Engagement

District News

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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.

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.