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Interior Design

This semester, Interior Design 2 students have been working on commercial design. At the beginning of the school year, Principal Josh Miller from Cherokee Trail  Elementary contacted Mrs. Arielle Bergmann about teaming up to give the Interior Design students some authentic work experience. At Cherokee Trail Elementary, they have an awkward space in their library that was not being used. They hired my class to assess the space, consult with the students using the space, and to propose design plan for a new functional look for the space. The CHS students worked in teams to come up with a proposal. The Interior Design 2 students went to visit with the 6th grade class and the teachers to see what the space looked like and what they wanted out of the space. This helped the CHS students envision what they were looking for but also to assess the needs of the space. Once the Design students presented their proposals, the Cherokee Trail Elementary students voted. The students chose the Jungle Hideaway theme created by Hailee Benton and Savannah Sherwin. Hailee and Savannah then became the project managers for the project. They managed the budget, shopping, and facilitating the roles of the others students helping to implement the project. Mrs. Bergmann is so very proud of how well they all worked together and how the project came out. Below are some before and after shots of the space. Please give a high five and shout out to these students for a job well done. 
Savannah Sherwin, Hailee Benton,Myah Robertson, Caitlin Clark, Emily Tarr, Gabby Smith, Kassidy Yehl, Megan Barisoff, Cambree Gibbons, Hannah Becker, Brianna Nylander, Katelyn Knight, Emily Chamberlain
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April 19, 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.

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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.