DPS Foundation Blog

Team Runs for DPS Foundation to Put Students First

CFC is a construction company based in Golden that works on projects throughout Colorado. The team of relay runners decided to run for the DPS Foundation due to the recent uncertainty in public education funding. Everyone agreed that children and education are incredibly important in ensuring a successful community for years to come. Dennis Polmateer, […]

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A Recap of Achieve Gala 2017’s Ensemble Performance

In honor of the DPS Foundation’s 25th Anniversary, Achieve Gala 2017 featured a musical ensemble unlike ever before. The DPS student groups that took the stage were DCIS Montbello rock band Ride, DSA Jazz Band, East Angelaires, and Kunsmiller Creative Academy Dance Troupe. These groups have all performed at the gala individually in previous years and this year they […]

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I want to literally build a future not only for me, but also for my community.

Achieve Gala Senior Student Speaker, Elijah From the moment you meet Elijah Beauford, you feel he is someone special. His passion—for learning, for bettering himself and for helping those around him—is contagious. While he’s just 18 years old, you can’t help but feel he has something incredible to teach you. A student from Manual High […]

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From the Notepad of Verónica Figoli

This year, the DPS Foundation is celebrating a milestone: our 25th Anniversary. I’ve always believed this is an exceptional organization; it’s what attracted me to want to be part of it nearly a year ago. But as my team and I have worked to create the celebrations for the year ahead, we’ve been inspired anew. In a […]

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A to Z Fund second cycle grants have been awarded!

The A to Z Fund provides grants to individual schools for programs and activities that go beyond schools’ limited budgets. Through this program, the DPS Foundation provides grants to schools for educational materials, athletic equipment, enrichment classes, competition fees, field trip expenses and more. These grants are available to any DPS school to enhance classroom […]

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From the Notepad of Verónica Figoli – Gratitude

Dear friends, Since I moved to the U.S., Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. It includes three of the activities that I enjoy the most—cooking, eating and shopping! On a more serious note, I love celebrating Thanksgiving because it is a day to gather family and friends and acknowledge the things for which we’re grateful. […]

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From the Notepad of Verónica Figoli

Dear Friends and DPS Supporters, Yesterday when I checked my mailbox, I received the white envelope with wavy blue stripes and stars, my mail-in ballot for the 2016 election. Seeing it reminded me of the right of voting and the greatest gift of democracy. As a naturalized citizen, I take voting very seriously and consider […]

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From the Notepad of Verónica Figoli

The first day of school brings feelings of excitement and nerves for so many of us. As a mother of two DPS students myself, I was overwhelmed with emotion as I dropped them off for their first day of school. My oldest son, John, is attending his first year of middle school at DSST Byers, […]

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