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Together we DID

When you walk through Chaparral High School you will hear the saying “Take Care of One Another”.  The students proved this quote to be true by giving back to the community through the annual Canned Food Drive this November, sponsored by Student Government. Over two weeks, Chaparral raised 25,671 food items for the Parker Task Force. “The Parker Task Force is dedicated to providing individuals and families in our community with food, limited financial assistance and other support services to help them become self-sufficient.” During the week there were many unique ways that students collected cans. Students went door to door, did bag drops in local neighborhoods, and asked their families and parents’ work for donations. Other clubs also did their own events to help.  The DECA bag drop helped raise 3,967 cans and their Sweet Street event brought in 647 cans. The Interact Club went Trick-or-Canning on Halloween and collected 563 cans.  
 

Student Government members and Chap athletes also put on an assembly at a feeder elementary school, Prairie Crossing.The assembly taught the elementary school students what the importance of giving is and how they had the ability to give and help their community by donating food for their upcoming canned food drive. Chaparral hosted an annual Rough and Tough volleyball tournament to help collect cans for the cause. This year 17 teams competed in the tournament, and collected over 1,000 cans. In the end, 25,671 cans were collected and when the total was announced many students were inspired.  When answering a survey about their favorite little moment of the food drive, a Student Government member said, “Right after Mr. Gotchey announced the total, a student sitting behind me said, ‘Whoa… that is unbelievable. I now understand the true meaning of Chap Fam.”  

After the two weeks of collecting concluded, the cans were delivered to the Parker Task Force. Steve Budnack with the Parker Task Force expressed the their thankfulness and said, “I have been here 7 years and not once has a school even come close to you guys. We can’t do what we do without schools, and there are thousands of people who are fed, all thanks to you.” It took the whole community to have such a successful project. Kathy Gappinger, the Student Government Advisor said, “I am truly proud to be a Wolverine and so proud of the outcome of this project.” Thanks to all students, teachers, and community members.  Through your act of giving, you all truly know what it means to be a Wolverine.

Chaparral High School

Student Government

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November 15, 2015 | 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.