• Employee Resources
  • Language

Yearbook Wins!

'Look Up', last year's yearbook is a finalist for the Pacemaker award this year. According to Yearbook sponsor, Jeremy Kamm, this is "kind of like making the playoffs and going to the Superbowl."

"Pacemaker finalists were announced in Minneapolis by the National Scholastic Press Association. Overall, what separated the finalist's books from the rest was clean designs, strong photography and comprehensive coverage of local and national trends. The selected publications also had clever and solid themes that developed both visually and verbally throughout the book. A team of judges comprised of experienced journalism professionals and educators chose finalists from five categories that totaled 367 entries. From these entries, 89 were selected as finalists. NSPA congratulates all finalists in this step towards winning scholastic journalism's most prestigious award, the Pacemaker." from http://studentpress.org/nspa/2015-yearbook-pacemaker-finalists-announced/

Mr. Kamm and a group of yearbook representatives will travel to Los Angeles April 14-17, 2016 to participate in the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention where the Pacemaker winners will be announced. Please congratulate the yearbook staff and specifically Kenzie Brockman and Josh Bulawa. Maddie Malhotra was the Editor In Chief last year and is now attending Boston University.

March 10, 2016 | By mdboatwright | Category: Chaparral High School

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.


When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.