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Second annual film festival showcases talent across DCSD

CASTLE ROCK-- The Douglas County School District (DCSD) held the second annual "Dougies" on Wednesday, April 27, a district-wide student film festival. Produced by DCSD's Community Relations department, students from all over DCSD submitted short films, news and sports coverage, documentaries, animated films, music videos and more.



75 finalists had their films and videos screened at the AMC Movie Theater in Castle Rock. 235 students, family members and teachers were in attendance for the event.


DCSD's stellar media teachers encouraged their students to submit their work, helping to generate the large participation and turnout.



Rock Canyon High School walked away with the most awards for the evening, with seven total.


Mountain Vista High School won Best in Show for a music video called "Northern Wind."


Elementary school students were involved too! Mammoth Heights Elementary students produced a short film called "A Day in the Life," imagined journal entries of historical figures, and Roxborough students produced PSA's and their one hundreth newscast.


"Dougies" were handed out to students at the end of the night for the winners in each category, and a Canon camera was given to Mountain Vista for winning Best in Show.


View the full list of finalists and winners here. 

To view more photos from the event, click here.


April 28, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category:

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.”