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YESS Officers and Team UP partner

Team Up is working with YESS officers to  collaborate 21st century learning with YESS programs, which will be taught in 13 DC schools. The DC Sheriff’s office explains “ We have alcohol, drug abuse and suicide prevention programs through Y.E.S.S., including our Parent Academy Resources.   Our anonymous Text-A-Tip program is a way students can tell us things privately that they don’t want to say out loud. We’ll listen and are there every day because your kids are our priority.”

6th, 7th and 8th grade topics  include lessons on:  Relationships, Internet Safety and Drugs. Team Up will be partnering by supplying officers needed classroom tools to make the lessons innovative, hands on and by getting kids up and moving. 

We look forward to this partnership to help kids learn better and succeed in these valuable lessons.



August 12, 2016 | By jhatt | 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.

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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.