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Congratulations Vanessa Childress!

Vanessa Childress, a 9th grader at eDCSD, won 2nd place at the recent Youth America Grand Prix classical ballet competition.  She will travel to New York in April to compete in the International Finals. She also will be traveling to Lake Como, Italy to compete in the final round of the Lario Danza International Dance Competition.  Vanessa also auditioned for and was accepted into the summer programs for the following major ballet companies: Washington Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, City Ballet School of San Francisco, and Boston Ballet.  The Boston Ballet Company offered Vanessa a very generous scholarship and she has decided to attend their program this summer.  Congratulations Vanessa!  Everyone at eDCSD is extremely proud of your accomplishments!  Best of luck in your upcoming competitions!


March 7, 2016 | By jjpayne | Category: eDCSD

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”