The Golden Apple Tribute to Teacher Excellence Luncheon was held the
afternoon of April 8th to recognize EDCS art teacher Roni Rohr as a Golden Apple
recipient, as well as, recognized EDCS music teacher Janine Sammeth as a
2016 Teacher of Distinction.
7th Grade EDCS student, Faith Miller, introduced Rohr to the stage. Miss Miller credited Rohr as giving her the tools she can use for life, recognized her work outside of the classroom with the school's SWAT program, and reminisced about her large collection of fairy houses from her summers at Rohr's home studio summer camps.
"Yes!" Rohr proclaimed is the answer in her classroom. There are no limits to the imagination for her students. Words of appreciation and inspiration were given to principal Anne Darnton, her fellow colleagues at EDCS, her students, and her family. She concluded her speech with the following words: "My hope is that communicating kindness through collaborative art, my students and my community will have more empathy for one another. Today the Golden Apple has expanded my community. It inspires me forward. I will take it into the classroom."
To view KRQE News 13 interview of Rohr: HERE
To learn more about the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, see their website.
The Genoveva Chavez Community Center hosted its annual elementary school
swim meet Sunday. El Dorado Community, Wood Gormley, Turquoise Trail,
Carlos Gilbert and Rio Grande competed against each other in 48 events.
It wasn't until the very last medley relay that the Dust Devils came out
on top over Wood Gormley by a mere 21 points!
According to the GCCC this was the largest turnout for the "big school" competition (schools with over 25 registered swimmers). 59 Dust Devils trained on Fridays and participated in the final meet. All was coordinated by El Dorado parents Kristi & Lee Hunt and their invaluable 12 volunteers. Kristi Hunt credits their loyal volunteers, the parents, and a really great group of kids for their success.
hearts go out to the Martel family during this most devastating time.
Efforts are well under way within the community to help out, please
consider the the following:
Next PTA Meeting:
Thursday, May 5th
Members please plan to attend!! This is an important meeting with important business at hand:
• Next year's budget MUST be approved
• Open leadership positions up for election
Watch for upcoming email with further details.
Participants count their reading minutes from: 4/11 - 4/24
It’s time to escape into reading. For two weeks, we hope your child(ren) will immerse themselves in another world, another time, connect with a character or find a new writer they love.
You can pay-by-minute or pay-by-book option for those super readers out there, or you can check the box for a $25 donation. That covers the cost of one new hardcover in our library! As a bonus, Miss Julie will place a book plate in the front of the book in your honor. See the "sponsor form" in the packet.
Read-a-thon packet: HERE
Our EDCS SWAT Team members spent the day at the Roundhouse Wednesday, February 17th, learning about DWI advocacy. Pictured here with Congressman Ben Ray Luján.___________________________________