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PHS Seeking Candidates for 2015-2016 SAC

Colorado law requires every school to have a School Accountability Committee (SAC) to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parents and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.

Ponderosa’s SAC has 3 open parent positions for the 2015-2016 school year, Two of these are for Parent Representatives, a position reserved for parents or legal guardians of Ponderosa High School students. The third position is for a representative from a parent-teacher organization. As the status of the PTSA is unclear for the 2015-2016, our bylaws allow for the election of an additional parent representative.

Although each term is for 2 years, parents of the class of 2016 are still eligible to run (they’d simply have a 1 year term). If you would like to run or would like to nominate someone, please contact Sonia Eyre, SAC Chair (seyre[at]comcast[dot]net) or Mr. Puga by Friday, May 1st. You can also contact one of the two of them with any questions.

The election will be held in early May so the new members can join our May 13th meeting. If we do not have more than three interested candidates for the positions available, those running will automatically be elected at the close of the nomination period.

April 15, 2015 | By mdmurphy | Category: Ponderosa High School

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.