Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence
Big Picture Senior Tasha Rodriquez wins DLM Family Scholarship
On Monday morning, May 6, DFEE and donors Dave and Lynn Mitzlaff awarded the DLM Family Scholarship to Natasha (Tasha) Rodriquez at a ceremony in front of her class and schoolmates at Big Picture High School. This $10,000 annual scholarship covers tuition and fees for up to 4 academic years. Tasha will make full use of it starting this fall when she begins her college studies at Fort Lewis College. Tasha, congratulations! We wish you great success!
Golf with DFEE on May 17, Support 9-R Public Schools
The Tom Hartney Memorial Golf Tournament at Dalton Ranch is the highlight of the golf season for many reasons: It's in a beautiful venue, it's a chance to play hookey on a Friday morning, and, most important, it supports a cause dear to many--education!
Teams can register now. Hole sponsors are also invited--for $200 see your name or your company's, on the links in a sign made by Park Elementary students. Register or contribute by contacting Maryel Emrich, tournament director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-759-8170.
We all win with these gifted 9-R employees in our district!
For 17 years, DFEE has honored outstanding teachers and staff members of Durango School District 9-R with awards that recognize the recipients' dedication to education and ability to help students achieve their highest potential. This year, DFEE received 201 nomination letters, recognizing 104 employees; nominations came from throughout the schools and community. Honorees were recognized at a May 2 gathering attended by about 300 district employees.
DFEE recognized these "9-R Stars" this year:
The event was hosted by Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center. Wells Fargo Bank, courtesy of John Francis, provided cash prizes for the winners, and Bill Cook at The Jewelry Works contributed elegant awards plaques and prize money. All nominees received certificates to recognize their dedication. Star Liquors, Standard Sales, Coca Cola of Durango, Durango Party Rental and many Durango restaurants also contributed to the festivities.
Class of 1958 Reunion
The 55th Reunion for the Class of 1958 will be held Durango on Sept. 20,21 & 22, 2013. Everyone is invited to attend even if they did not graduate in 1958. Please contact Joanne Sutton at email@example.com.
DFEE's work on behalf of Durango School District 9-R just got more exciting, with the addition of the inaugural Bank of Colorado Award for Innovation. The award—in the form of a grant—will honor exemplary creativity and planning by a 9-R teacher. The recipient will be selected from the pool of April applicants to the DFEE Core Grants Fund and the award will support implementation of the innovation described in the winning proposal. No separate application is required.
DFEE is pleased to recognize the Bank of Colorado as an important partner in supporting educational excellence in 9-R schools. But what do we mean by innovation? Read more.