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Taste of DCSD serves up a new, high quality menu

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HIGHLANDS RANCH - Douglas County School District Nutrition Services was the proud host of the third annual Taste of DCSD held at Mountain Vista High School on April 8. The event had seven vendors offering products ranging from pizza, burgers and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, to breakfast foods and shelf-stable Hershey’s Milk.

“This was an opportunity for us to showcase the exciting new items we are offering in all levels of our schools and allow parents and students an opportunity to taste these new foods,” said Nutrition Services Manager of Operations Jennifer Pfeifer.

Chef Doug’s food lines, DCSD Nutrition Services’ in-house provider, was also on site with three booths showcasing their burrito bar, Asian bar and the FroZone which features low-fat frozen yogurt and real fruit smoothies.

“Three years ago we wanted to share with our customers the great things we were doing in Nutrition Services and this is a great way to get the word out and be transparent, “ added Direct of Nutrition Services Brent Craig.

Close to 700 parents and students attended the event. Many participants took advantage of the opportunity to provide direct feedback to Nutrition Services staff members.

Craig added that each vendors paid an entrance fee and supplied their own food. This more than covered the cost of the marketing material, labor and general expenses for the event.

April 15, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: District, Nutrition Services

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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.