Newsletter                   Spring 2009

 

Impact on Education

 

Cartoons

WHO SAYS CARTOONS AREN'T EDUCATIONAL?

"I love this so much I want to marry it" chimed a second grade girl at Sanchez Elementary School while enjoying a frozen fruit bar, her school's prize for winning the Impact on Education 25th Anniversary Animation Contest.  Impact on Education's 25th Anniversary Animation Contest engaged students of all ages in creating short animated videos .  

 
IMPACT AWARDS HONOR EXCELLENCE
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On Thursday, April 16th, five excellent BVSD educators - Laurie Brockway, Devorah Dettloff, Jeri Eurich, Sue Kidder and Bill Smith- will be honored with 2009 Impact Awards at the annual Impact Awards dinner.  
BRINGING LIFE TO SCIENCE
 Amgen
 Soon, DNA won't just be a concept in BVSD.  Starting next year, thanks to the generosity of Amgen, Array Biopharma and other donors, most BVSD 7th graders will benefit from more hands-on, inquiry-based learning.  None too soon!  According to a recent survey undertaken by the National Science Foundation, two thirds of Americans are unable to identify DNA as the key to heredity.  
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GOOGLING COOL!
 
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Last month, twenty-seven middle and high school computer teachers and a sprinkling of BVSD I.T. staff spent their in-service day at Google learning advanced search techniques from the folks who invented search as we know it today.  Professionals in Google's Boulder  office helped BVSD teachers improve their techniques as part of a partnership Impact on Education developed last year. 
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TUITION EQUITY IS GOOD FOR OUR ECONOMY

Imagine working hard to beat the odds, being the first in your family to graduate from high school, being accepted by a State college and having your dream end there?!?  Undocumented students in Colorado currently must pay out-of-state college tuition which is 2-5 times more than in-state rates depending upon the school.  Senate Bill 170 aims to address this situation. 
WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON...
  • Impact Awards Dinner- Thursday, April 16th from 5:30- 8:30 pm.  Learn more.. Impact Awards
  • Razzle Dazzle Beach Ball- "A Night in Nantucket"- Saturday, May 30th from 5:30- 10:00 pm.  Learn more.. Razzle Dazzle
  • Crayons to Calculators- July-August- annual backpack drive to provide school supplies to students in need in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain school districts.  Learn more..Crayons to Calculators
  • There are just three more months to get your education license plate.  Learn more..Education License Plate
  • Want healthy school food?  BVSD needs your support!  Learn more at Healthy School Food Project

GENEROUS DONORS MAKE OUR WORK POSSIBLE!
 
Corporations support our programs, sponsor events and provide in-kind contributions... Foundations and service organizations partner with us to fulfill their own mission... Individuals write checks and volunteer.  Each and every donor is precious- we are so thankful for your support! 
 
Click here to see the list of great donors who supported us in the 4th Quarter.
In This Issue
Impact Awards Honor Excellence
Bringing Life to Science
Googling Cool!
Tuition Equity is good for our ecomony
What's on the horizon....
Generous Donors Make Our Work Possible!
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April 16, 2009
Impact Awards Dinner

May 30, 2009
Razzle Dazzle Beach Ball Gala
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Learn about Tuition Equity Bill:
Tuition Equity Bill
Impact on Education
Board of Directors 
John Greff, Chair 
Mike Devery
Bob Drake, Chair-Elect 
Ann Goldman
Sol Halpern, Treasurer
David Harwood
Meg McClellan, Past Chair 
Patty Meneley
Rick Nelson
Lain Adams
Mark Chavez
Clif Harald
Dr. Holly Hultgren
Dr. Chris King
Paula Martin
Ester Matheson
Mike Medina
Mike Platt
Dave Rhinesmith
Amy Smith
Mindy Sooter
Beth Waters
John Wyatt, Secretary
Impact on Education Staff
Francie Anhut, CEO
Diana Lewis, Office Manager
Laurie Hanson, Program Manager
Becky Lewis, Admin. Assistant
Impact on Education
75 Manhattan Drive, Suite 205
Boulder, CO 80303
ph 303-524-3865

Mission: Leverage community resources to create opportunities, impact student learning and build support for public education in Boulder Valley School District.
 
Impact on Education's three focus areas are: create opportunities for "at-risk" students, increase student interest and learning in science, technology and math, and motivate and reward teacher excellence.
 
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