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FOR US Foundation 8th Annual Recognition Event Sept. 13




ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 – The Friends of Rowland Unified Schools Foundation (FOR US) will present more than $29,000 in classroom grants to 28 teachers at their 8th Annual Recognition Event held on September 13 at 4 p.m. Funds were raised by the Foundation’s “Casino Night” held this past March. In addition, donors who have contributed to the Foundation’s Endowment will be recognized and will receive a “leaf” displayed on the “Tree of Learning.” The Recognition Event will take place at the Rowland Unified School District Office Board Room, at 1830 S. Nogales Street in Rowland Heights.


The following Endowment Donors will be recognized:

·        David Bassett Annual pledge donor. In support of Rowland Students.

·        Progressive Floor Covering, Inc. of Santa Ana Corporate donation – annual pledge - made in memory of owner John Spinella by daughter Danielle Spinella-Coker.

·        Don & Kathi Delegal –  Donation in support of Rowland Students.


Classroom Grant Awardees: The following classroom grants will be used for the arts, technology and innovative methods to enhance classroom studies and improve student learning in classrooms across the Rowland Unified School District.


Laura Tova

Schools Division

Summer Arts Academy


Katie Elder

Rowland High School

Bringing Great Writers to Life


Pam Hessom

Shelyn Elementary

Where’s WallE


Jennifer Chen, Janet Chong, Linda Dam, Josh Whitlemore, Brook Reynolds

Hollingworth Elementary

Elementary to College in One Day



Clare Ruesga


Rowland High School


Functional Skill Videos on the iPod Touch


Clint Poulter

Giano Intermediate

Student Engagement


Patricia Doublet-DeLion & Mala Frank-Gavin

Rowland High School

Integrated Arts Pilot



Debbie Ong


Shelyn Elementary


“I-Touch” Children’s Lives


Daryl Tamez

Shelyn Elementary

21st Century Teaching and Learning


Andrea McGlothlin & Trisha Johnson

Blandford Elementary

The iPad…A Tool For All Students


Olivia Vasquez


Community Day School


Digital CDs


Petra Griones

Community Day School

Project Tech


Cory Cofer

Nogales High School

Book of Poetry


Nadine Loza

Rowland High School

Making the US History Standards Come Alive


Nichoel Frisch

Rowland High School


Technology and Fitness


Nancy Buck

Jellick Elementary



Danielle Warren

Rowland High School

Restaurant & Hospitality Management Program


Rosa Blanco

Rowland Adult Education

ELMO Document Camera for Adult ESL and Family Literacy


Jackie Bennett

Yorbita Elementary

Parent Involvement in Family Literacy


Estela Gonazales

Villacorta Elementary

Podcasting & Webcasting News Group


Janet Duker

Rowland Adult Education

An Outreach to the Pre-Literate Adult ESL Student


Heidi Gallegos

Shelyn Elementary

A Visual Teaching Tool








The Friends of Rowland Unified Schools Foundation (FOR US) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization which raises funds to provide classroom grants that promote innovation and student academic achievement. The Tree of Learning endowment fund allows individuals and businesses to support students in the Rowland Unified School District. For more information on how you can support FOR US through donations or involvement, please call Danielle Amaya-Martinez at (626)935-8432 or by email at

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