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What's Happening in 2nd grade?!

Second graders have been busy learning all about the pioneers and early days of Parker during their first social studies history unit.  As a culminating activity, the second graders went on a field trip to the Four Mile Historic Park.  While there, students had an opportunity to do pioneer chores that included getting water from a well, washing clothes, feeding the chickens, and cleaning rugs.  They also helped to make delicious cornbread and then had a chance during lunch to sample it.  Panning for gold, Native American games, and pioneer games were also part of the fun day!  Additionally, students spent time in the pioneer school and learned that school was much different in the 1800s.  Special thanks to all of our volunteers, who helped to make this day possible!  Everyone enjoyed the field trip!

 
May 29, 2015 | By djmccarter | Category: Mountain View Elementary 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.