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RCHS students sweep the Colorado Library Teen Video Challenge

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HIGHLANDS RANCH – Students in Jim McClurg's film editing class at Rock Canyon High School recently used their talents to bring attention to public libraries and motivate kids to read.

Teams from the class produced four videos for submission to the Colorado Teen Video Challenge, sponsored by the Colorado State Library. The public service announcements were designed to promote the Collaborative Summer Library Program's 2015 summer reading theme, "Unmask!"

"Stolen Knowledge," produced by Max Orgill, Sam Hulsizer, and Dan Lindeen was named the winner of the challenge, and now appears on the Colorado State Library website. The video is available for promotional use by public libraries throughout the country.

The remaining three submissions from Rock Canyon were all named finalists. Each of the videos from RCHS will be included in an announcement sent to public libraries throughout the state. Producers of the winning video will receive $150, and all of the teams will receive a certificate signed by Governor Hickenlooper.

Colorado Library Teen Video Challenge

Colorful Library Gone To Books Open Creativity
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Paige Von Bank, Sam Arellano, Alley Harris, Amy England, Connor Corbett Robert Falk, David Laff, Brian Frederickson, and Shane Drabing Kirsten Greenlaw, Brickelle Bro, Tara Sampson, Hope Ballard 
May 19, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: District, High School Education

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.