Members of the Bobby Diaz Lopez Post 6310 Veterans of Foreign Wars recently visited Dos Rios Elementary School.
This post has a strong commitment to their community through service projects which include supplying backpacks to schools, assisting the elderly, assisting past foreign war veterans, and performing services for past veterans who have lost their lives fighting for our country.
They came to Dos Rios to speak to the leadership group and to instruct them on the proper procedure for raising and lowering the flag. The leadership group will be taking over this procedure daily at Dos Rios.
While the boys raised the flag, Veterans spoke about the flag and what it represents to us as a nation. They allowed the students to ask them questions about their service experience, and they passed out flags to the students.
The VFW members who visited were past Commander Ralph Arvizu, veteran of Vietnam, Retired First Sergeant Pete Rosales, U.S. Army/Vietnam/Desert Storm, Retired Chief Master Sergeant David Ramirez, US Air Force/Vietnam/Desert Storm, and Retired First Sergeant Andres Alcaraz, Vietnam/Desert Storm.
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Mrs. Stephanie Sisson, kindergarten teacher at Dos Rios Elementary, was awarded a beautiful classroom carpet from DonorsChoose. Mrs. Sisson wrote an essay that described how useful an area carpet is in a kindergarten classroom. Her request was approved and posted on their website. Friends, family, anonymous donors, and several foundations including the Bill & Gloria Gates Foundation made financial contributions to purchase the new classroom carpet. Mrs. Sisson and her students are in the process of writing thank you notes to each donor that made this wonderful opportunity possible!
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While students got a day off from school, the Dos Rios and Hurley Ranch teachers spent the day as students and participated in an all-day professional development workshop on Wednesday, September 17. They learned from their colleagues about writing development standards.
Congratulations to our teachers of the year! We are very proud of you!
Mrs. Shannon Haley
Dos Rios Third Grade Teacher
Mrs. Haley serves on several teacher committees, is the team leader for the third grade, and a team player for the whole school. This past school year, her students scored exceptionally well on the state AIMS assessment. Eighty five percent of her students met and exceeded in math and eighty percent met and exceeded in reading. She was part of the school team that assisted with writing the 21st century grant that Dos Rios was awarded to provide students with afterschool programs. She is always willing to help out with covering classes and assisting in the front office. She's an amazing teacher who builds relationships with kids, parents, and staff. Dos Rios is very proud to have her on their team.
Ms. Alyssa Fryback
Hurley Ranch Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Fryback was chosen as teacher of the year because she is known for opening her room to guests, both teachers and parents alike. She has given materials and ideas to be used as models for multiple professional developments; she seeks out professional development trainings to attend that will add to her professional tool belt; she has had multiple parent and co-worker compliments and, most importantly, she uses best practices which results in high student engagement. Ms. Fryback is constantly researching new and exciting ways to engage learners and she does all of this with a smile on her face. Hurley Ranch is honored to have her on their team.
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