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Who Wore It Better?

Nick H and Kyle Clark wear the same sport coat

What started as a funny joke over fall break has quickly gained quite a buzz for the Mammoth Heights Elementary school community.

“I was watching the news and saw Kyle Clark had on the same jacket that I had bought over the summer. I bought the jacket because I thought it was cool and it is Chap colors too; red and blue. When I saw him wearing the same one, I thought – I am going to take a picture and screen shot it next to me doing my morning show and see who wore it better. I challenged him on Twitter. Two hours later he accepted my challenge,” says Mammoth Height’s principal, Nick Holtvluwer.

 

 

Mr. H. and 9News anchor, Kyle Clark, went back and forth for weeks trying to figure out who wore the jacket better.

“I never could have imagined all this would have happened. I thought it would be fun. I thought to myself, if he does accept it we’ll make it fun and the kids will love it. The community is buzzing. It gained so much attention over the last few days. We are getting so many calls and questions about when is Kyle coming, when will he be on the morning show, and who is going to wear the coat better,” says, Mr. H.

The jacket has also caused a bit of a stir in the 9News for Kyle too.

Kyle and Ivana wear same jacket“Ivana Trump, the President’s Ex-wife, has a very similar jacket she wore for an interview very recently; so people were pointing out I had the same jacket as a middle aged woman. Which is fine, I can take that. So I was really excited when Mr. H posted, because all I could think was thank goodness they make this for men too,” says 9News anchor, Kyle Clark.

After the playful banter back and forth it was decided to bring Kyle in to Mammoth Heights.

“I do a daily morning show for our students and community every morning. I think our community really appreciates that. Getting to have a professional anchor be part of this and cohost my show is really fun,” says Mr. H.

“I was really excited. I used to do the announcements at my school where I grew up. My father is a retired elementary school principal, so this was the first place I ever talked to groups of people, so I figured it was a good time to come back and do it again,” says Kyle.

The two both say the morning show was a hit. Mr. H also appeared on one of the 9 Newscasts alongside Kyle Clark.  You can find the 9News story here and the morning show, Good Morning Mammoth Heights here. Though the question has been thrown around for the last few months, it still remains- who wore it better?

Nick and Kyle hosting morning show

November 1, 2017 | By acarlson1 | Category: Schools

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.