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DUSD Newsletter May 2018


DHS Receives $2,500 Grant for FFA Programs

The Denair High School FFA program recently was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Monsanto Fund on behalf of Denair dairyman and DUSD School Board Trustee Ray Prock Jr.

The money will be used to underwrite travel expenses to send Denair students to various FFA events and leadership conferences, said FFA adviser and ag teacher Nicole Hefner. There are more than 160 FFA members at Denair High.

“We would like to thank the Monsanto organization for helping fund our program to attend these different leadership conferences,” she said. “They help students attain unique leadership skills … essential in the workplace. This couldn’t be possible without the help of funding from Monsanto.”

Prock and his family have operated a large dairy east of Denair for decades. His son and daughter both attend Denair High.

The purpose of the Grow Communities program is to partner with farmers to make a positive impact in farm communities across the country by supporting local nonprofit organizations. Since the program began in 2010, more than $29 million has been directed to organizations across rural America.

“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact,” said Monsanto President Al Mitchell.

Learn more at www.Facebook.com/AmericasFarmers

 

 

 


Price Ford Sponsors DRIVE ONE 4 UR SCHOOL for DHS’ Booster Programs

Price Ford of Turlock is proud to announce its next fundraising event taking place on Saturday, May 12th at the Denair High School campus.

In collaboration with the local community, Price Ford of Turlock is conducting a Drive One 4 UR School program in an effort to raise up to $8,000 in funds to benefit Denair Sports Boosters, Sober Grad and Denair’s FFA Boosters. Price Ford has hosted several Drive One events over the past few years, raising tens of thousands of dollars for local schools including Turlock High School and Pitman High School.

“Denair High School is fortunate to partner with Price Ford during their Drive One 4 UR School event. The funds raised will benefit the Denair High School Sober Grad, Athletic and Agriculture departments. Our students will benefit immensely from this event,” said Kara Backman, Principal of Denair High School.

Kathy Pritchard, Denair FFA Booster President said of the promotion, “The Denair Sports Boosters is very excited to work with Price Ford to continue our mission of improving athletics at Denair High School.”

Price Ford’s upcoming Drive One 4 UR School event will be a fun, engaging way to raise money for the local high schools. With each test drive of a new Ford vehicle, funds will be donated directly to the Denair High School Sports Boosters, Sober Grad and the FFA Boosters. No donations will be asked of the participants.

“We are excited to be partnering with Denair High School for the first time. This Drive One promotion will be a great day of fun test drives and no salespeople – all for a great cause,” stated James Figurell, owner of Price Ford of Turlock.

As a part of the dealership’s commitment to its neighbors, Price Ford continues its mission of providing vehicle shoppers and vehicle owners the buying and service experiences that are easy, affordable, transparent, and set the standard for business excellence. The store supports community causes where passion and purpose come together.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Goundas Diiullo, Big Wave Media

Phone: 510-842-3676

Email: jennifer@BWMagency.com


Community-Minded Lions Club Pays for and Installs New Scoreboard at Denair High Stadium

 

 

 

An enthusiastic group of dedicated Denair Lions Club members spent most of last Saturday installing a new scoreboard at Jack Lytton Stadium on the Denair High campus.

For some of them, it was not a new experience.

As far as anyone can recall, the previous scoreboard was installed sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s, according to Lions Club President Jeremy Rowell. And some of the same Lions Club volunteers helped then as well.

“We have an old newspaper clipping showing Lions club members put up the old scoreboard about 25 years ago,” Rowell said. “Three of them in the old photo (Glenn Doerksen, Fred Zumstien and Gaylon Wade) were helping to install the new scoreboard this last weekend.”

The project took only a couple of days to complete, but the planning began months earlier.

“We were approached by the school district at beginning of school year,” Rowell explained. “The first idea was to retrofit the old scoreboard, but the more we looked into it, the more we thought we needed a new one. The other one was made out of fiberglass. It was all faded and didn’t really work well anymore.”

Last Friday night, the Lions Club crew spent a couple of hours dismantling the old scoreboard. Then on Saturday morning, they came back to start installing the new one. By late afternoon, the work was complete, including repainting the columns supporting the scoreboard. Continue reading “Community-Minded Lions Club Pays for and Installs New Scoreboard at Denair High Stadium” »


Denair High School Class of 98 Reunion

The Denair High School Class of ’98 Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Brewery Taproom, at 6:00 pm. More details and ticketing information to follow. We’re also hoping to attend the DHS Homecoming football game on that Friday night. Save the date!

 


Denair Sports Boosters Fundraiser set for Saturday

Attendees will have all the fun, but the boys and girls athletic programs at Denair High will be the big winners at Saturday night’s annual Sports Boosters Fundraiser.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Denair Community Center.

Tickets are $50 per person and include a steak dinner, free wine and beer, live and silent auction items, a dessert table and a live band. The theme is “Masquerade at Mardi Gras,” so bring your New Orleans mask and dancing shoes.

All proceeds go to supporting the Denair High sports programs.

To become an event sponsor or to donate any auction items, please call Tim Fanning at (209) 380-8180.