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eDCSD Garden Project

Hi EDCSD Families,


This email is a follow up to the email we sent announcing our elementary students garden here at EDCSD.

Our school garden will serve as a team building and social connection endeavor which will continue for years to come. Furthermore, this project serves as part of a larger unit we are doing around local problems, such as hunger. Our students are learning about how hunger affects children in our own community, and will be connecting our school garden to community outreach programs to help feed families.

We are looking for some assistance in various areas. First of all, if you have any background or expertise on gardening and building garden beds, please contact the school with ways in which you can help.

We are also looking for seed donations and transplants to start our garden. Specifically, we are planning on planting pumpkins, watermelons, lettuce, potatoes, raspberries, beans, and herbs. 

Although we have $500, a money donation will help a lot. If you are willing to contribute towards our garden, you can now donate using the link below, by clicking on "Donation" at the bottom of the page, then click Register. All donations are tax deductible so remember to print your receipt.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Byrd, smbyrd[at]dcsdk12[dot]org or Mrs. Bruns,jlbruns[at]dcsdk12[dot]org





April 11, 2016 | By jjpayne | Category: eDCSD

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.