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CRE receives funds for Habitat

Groove Auto in Centennial announced that from every vehicle sold, a portion of the revenue is given back to Denver-area schools. From the many applications, an impressive number of schools were selected to receive checks ranging from $1,000 to $3,500. Congrats to the DCSD recipients: Cherry Valley Elementary, Arrowwood Elementary, DCS Montessori Charter School, Acres Green Elementary SchoolBear Canyon Elementary SchoolCastle Rock Elementary SchoolSagewood Middle SchoolHOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op, and Frontier Valley Elementary!

CRE's Habitat Specialist, Catherine Mackin, was on hand at the awards ceremony to receive the funds. The $3,500 award will be used in our habitat to create more spaces for students to utilize as well as building additonal plant structures.

The habitat is a popular place for our students to have class outside of the classroom, study and observe plants and wildlife, and provides a tranquil place for quiet writing and reflection. 

Thank you, Groove Auto, for your generosity!



October 3, 2016 | By mgreene1 | Category: Castle Rock Elementary 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.

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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.