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Adaptive PE gets a little help from Pi Robotics

Adaptive PE got a taste of driving robots courtesy of the Pi Robotics Team. The Pi Robotics Team presented their robot and book to the Chaparral Adaptive PE class. All students were given the opportunity to drive the robot. The robotics team read aloud and shared illustrations from the book to the class. Their book is published and will be shared with individuals at Children's Hospital. Copies will be donated to patients. Pi Robotics team is an outside 'basement' team of Chaparral students. They are currently competing at the state level. They are showing promise of advancement and sucess at regionals over spring break in California. If successful at regionals, they will advance to the world competition games later this summer. 

February 24, 2016 | By mdboatwright | Category: Chaparral High 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.

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.