Members of Team DPS shared photos from DPS Back to School at the Zoo on Aug. 13.
Aug. 22, 2019
Top 5: DPS Zoo Night Photos
What a great way to kick off the 2019-20 school year!

Thank you to DPS team members who shared their favorite pictures from last week's DPS Back to School at the Zoo night! See all the photos here .
5. "My son, Óscar, got to see penguins in real life for the first time!" -- Charlotte Méndez, Academia Ana Marie Sandoval

4. "Wonderful train ride with my family and my colleague, Bernadette Apodaca." -- Rosa Segura-Mendoza, Schools Division

3. "Great way to start the school year! Building relationships!" -- Alexandria Basurto-Hagan, North High School

2. "My children met their new principal, Mr. Anthony McWright!" -- Lea Porter, Operations Support Services 

1. "Our kids may have been more wild than the animals! Thanks for the fun night, DPS!" -- Briana Evans, Human Resources
Top 5 Callout: Summer Photos
Whether you traveled far and wide or enjoyed a "stay-cation" close by, send us your favorite photos from the summer! Share your pictures here showing how you sought adventure, recharged or beat the heat, and you'll be entered to win a giveaway! 
Apply for a Paid Wellness Champion Position by Aug. 30
Are you passionate about health and motivated to support the wellness needs of your colleagues? Apply for a Wellness Champion position at your school, site or department for the 2019-20 school year!

Wellness Champions are ambassadors for Employee Wellness by promoting wellness initiatives to staff, designing and implementing site-specific wellness programs, and inspiring their team members to lead healthy lifestyles. They receive a stipend up to $500, in addition to funding up to $1,300 for site-specific wellness initiatives. Submit your application by Aug. 30 here.
Sign Up for a Free, On-Site Lifestyle Change Course by Sept. 6
If there is an aspect of your physical or mental well-being that you would like to improve, sign up for the YOU Revolution program. Topics in this 10-week program include nutrition, sleep, stress management, exercise and many more. Plus, participants have the opportunity to join weekly workouts and receive one-on-one guidance. The program is free and happens after school hours at a variety of DPS locations beginning Sept. 23. Secure your spot by Sept. 6 here .
Living Our DPS Honoree:
Brendan Doyle
Teacher, Cory Elementary
Students First

"At Cory Elementary, Brendan Doyle exemplifies our Shared Core Value of Students First in everything he does. He knows the fears first-graders have coming to a new school and he creates a warm and fun environment. Brendan includes special places for his students to share their family photos and unique personalities. He works so well with parents regarding each child's specific needs so they can have a positive and strong start to the school year. Brendan helped connect everyone through ClassDojo to ensure all students and their families have open communication with the school team. Everything Brendan does is for students and it shows. Thank you, Brendan!"

--   Sara Laughlin, Cory Elementary
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