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Student art on display at Lone Tree Arts Center March 9

LONE TREE-- The Douglas County School District Art Exhibition is just around the corner. 

This collection of artwork from students across Douglas County School District (DCSD) will showcase the immense talents of students in the fine arts. A mixture of 2D and 3D works will be displayed in a gallery setting at the Lone Tree Art Center.

Students, families, community members and teachers are invited  to celebrate the creativity and critical thinking demonstrated by DCSD students. 

The Exhibition runs from March 9-14.  

Professional judges will be awarding artwork from different levels, styles, and mediums. Additionally, students have also been engaged as judges for the first time this year. Students were encouraged to apply to be a “learning judge” wherein they would shadow a professional judge to learn about the process of selecting and awarding scholarships and prizes.

Award winners' works of art will continue to be displayed for the three weeks in the atrium of the Lone Tree Art Center following the initial weekend exhibit. Winners will also receive scholarship awards from DCSD and The Air Academy Federal Credit Union during a special reception to be held on March 31.

For more details on the exhibit, click here.

March 3, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category:

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.