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Appreciation to Dr. Stauffer

Dear Editor:
In celebration of Dr. Mary Stauffer’s 96th birthday this month, we would like to wish her “happy birthday” and thank her for all she has done for the Downey Unified School District.
The Board of Education recognized Dr. Stauffer at the June 25 Board Meeting for the contributions she has made and funded through the Stauffer Foundation to the students during the 2012-13 school year which include:
All fifth grade students were invited to visit the Columbia Memorial Space Center and participate in “A Mission to the Moon”
Mobile science museum from Cal State Long Beach Research Foundation visited nine elementary schools so fourth graders can experience “hands on” science
Thirty-five teacher grants totaling $125,000 that included facility/classroom improvements; computers; AV systems; sound amplification systems; beautification projects; student response systems; enrichment and after-school clubs for art, math and science, special needs, assemblies and fitness
Middle school students college fund awards
Awards for 11th graders who have maintained a 4.0 GPA
Scholar Athlete awards for athletes who maintain a 3.5 GPA
Community college grants for students
Financial support for Project Lead the Way
Trophies for Warren track meet
The Board of Education would like to express our appreciation for all Dr. Stauffer and the Stauffer Foundation have done for the students of the Downey Unified School District. Her commitment and tireless dedication to DUSD students and families have resulted in countless opportunities and set immeasurable youths on the path to future success.
Donald E. LaPlante, president
William A. Gutierrez, vice president
Tod M. Corrin, clerk
D. Mark Morris, member
Barbara R. Samperi, member
Martha E. Sodetaini, member
Nancy A. Swenson, member

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Published: Aug. 1, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 16



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