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May 10, 2024
2024 Teacher Appreciation Week
All week, we have been celebrating Teacher Appreciation with educator-exclusive discounts, student quotes and classroom grant giveaways! In partnership with the DPS Foundation and the DPS Communications Department, 13 lucky teachers were randomly selected to receive grants that can be used toward their classrooms for next school year.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

$500 Grant Winners
  • Debbie Domanick -- Steck Elementary
  • Laura Landgreen -- International Academy of Denver at Harrington
  • Erik Su -- East High School
  • Lynne Valencia-Hernandez -- Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Alina Rossi-Conaway -- Manual High School
  • Veronica Marcelo -- South High School
  • Olivia Fink -- Holm Elementary
  • Jhon Mendez Rojas -- Northfield High School
  • Zachary Deane -- Kepner Beacon Middle School
  • Kelly Mettler -- Grand Ranch ECE-8 School

$1,000 Grant Winners
  • Aurora Bernal -- Sabin World School
  • Kristopher Veo -- Northeast Early College
  • Santa Martinez -- Bruce Randolph Middle School
Breaking of the Bread with Arab Student Alliance and Jewish Student Alliance Clubs
Students at Northfield High School from the Arab Student Alliance and Jewish Student Alliance came together to show respect and appreciation for one another in an event that showcases understanding for both groups. 

“There was a lot of shared food, but it was also cool to see the diversity and get to learn more about them,” said Hannah, a Northfield High School student. “I hope that we can have an event like this every year. I think it is super important and now that we have done it once there is a lot we can build on and more programming that we can do together.” 
Denver North High School International Fair
North High School took students around the world without leaving Denver at this year’s International Fair. Students learned about different cultures by watching student performances and enjoying food from different countries. 
EDUCA DPS Podcast - Seal of Biliteracy
Graduation season is here and with it the annual Seal of Biliteracy event. Members from the Multilingual Education Department joined our hosts to talk about their upcoming event. 

The Seal of Biliteracy celebrates and recognizes students' proficiency in two or more languages. Watch the show in English and Spanish to see how the Seal of Biliteracy impacts students' opportunities and helps improve the student experience in the ever-increasing interconnected world. 

You can also tune in to the show on any podcast platform by searching for the Denver Public Schools Podcast.
Pascual LeDoux Academy 10th Anniversary Celebration
DPS is proud to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Pascual LeDoux Academy

A center of early childhood education in southwest Denver, Pascual LeDoux Acacdemy’s main focus is to educate the young minds of DPS with their award-winning curriculum, Tools of the Mind.
Denver Parks and Recreation Summer Activities
Registration for summer activities with Denver Parks and Recreation is open! Visit to browse this season’s offerings. Activities include hiking excursions and other outdoor adventures, painting and music classes, sports for all ages and a variety of youth summer camps. 
May 15 MLE DAC: All Families of Multilingual Learners Welcome
Join the Multilingual Education (MLE) District Advisory Committee (DAC) on Wednesday, May 15, from 5-7 p.m. for an evening of family fun at the Children’s Museum of Denver. Enjoy free parking, dinner, prizes and a community resource fair. View and share the event flyers in your preferred language. Register here.

For more information, visit the MLE DAC website or contact Olga Olivas at 720-423-3058.
Congratulations to Our DPS Esports Tournament Champions!
Esports trophy
Congratulations to George Washington High School and North High School, champions of the Smash Bros. and Mario Kart competitions respectively. This DPS Esports Tournament highlighted the vibrant spirit and talent within our district, and we thank everyone involved for their enthusiasm and support. Your participation made this a memorable occasion and contributed to the ongoing success of our extracurricular programs!

We look forward to future tournaments and hope to see even more engagement from our community.

Photo courtesy of Mary Amor Photography.
Annual LatinX Student Alliance Banquet and Awards
DPS would like to thank all who participated and contributed to the success of this year’s LatinX Student Alliance Banquet and Awards. This memorable event was attended by over 400 students and included many amazing performances that showcased the incredible talent within our district. Additionally, we proudly announce that over 100 awards were presented to deserving students and staff members, celebrating their outstanding contributions and achievements!

Photo courtesy of Mary Amor Photography.
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