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Sand Creek Elementary’s investment in Stock Market Game pays off

HIGHLANDS RANCH – The students at Sand Creek Elementary may have a future one day on Wall Street. This year, the school swept the Middle School division of the Stock Market Game.

The SIFMA Foundation recently announced that the school won first, second and third place in the year-long online simulation program.

The Stock Market prepares fourth through twelfth-graders for financially independent futures by thrusting them into the world of economics, investing and personal finance. During the experience, students have the opportunity to buy and sell virtual stocks in a simulated version of the global capital markets.

More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. The Stock Market Game has reached 15 million students since its inception in 1977.

The winning teams from Sand Creek were from Marcie Stacy and Maria Applegate’s homeroom classes. Below are the students in each team:

2013-2014 Stock Market Game - Yearlong - Middle School Division

1st Place – Ms. Stacy’s Homeroom
Blake Gillette
Hannah Holmgren
Ryan Price
Ellie Smith

2nd Place – Ms. Stacy’s Homeroom
Mason Bashara
Molly Medina
Nolan Smith
Shannon Tiffenbach

3rd Place – Ms. Applegate’s Homeroom
Maria Montero Atencio
Tyler Lang
Athena Stevens
Ben Tucker

The students will be honored by the SIFMA Foundation during a ceremony on May 19.

April 29, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Elementary Education, Schools

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

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.

Superintendent Search text based logo

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.