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Father Son Retreat

Dad, are you asking yourself: where is the time going?

Are you finding yourself thinking more and more about your son's social life?

Would you like just a few moments to laugh with your son again like the good old days?

As your son begins to navigate his way through the daunting teen boy-world, many memories are surfacing for you from transforming your young super hero to learning how to act like a man.

Join other DCSD fathers and sons on an overnight retreat in the middle of a forest in Larkspur, Colorado. Expect to engage in games, campfires and rich conversation with your son and other dads in our community. Leave feeling more connected with fond memories to cherish for years to come.

  • Sleep in a heated cabin with real toilets.
  • Play games and engage in great conversation.
  • Eat two fabulous meals in a cozy dining hall.
  • Enjoy s'mores by a campfire.

For current DCSD 8th and 9th grade sons and their fathers.

January 27-28, 2017, 5:00 p.m.-10:30 a.m.
Ponderosa Retreat Center (15235 Furrow Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118)
December 12, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Prevention and School Culture

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.