DC West Schools Foundation Participates in Valley Days 2022

As part of Valley Days 2022, DC West Schools Foundation walked in the parade and hosted a dunk tank fundraiser. With a donation, students and community members could earn ‘throws’ for the chance to dunk their favorite teachers, coaches and administrators. A great time was had by all!

DC West Schools Foundation Awards Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

DC West Schools Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 DC West Schools Foundation Scholarships:

Falcon Silver Scholarship – Avery Wright

Falcon Red Scholarship- McKenzee Ferree

Jump Start – 4 Year Program Scholarship – Natalie Taft

Jump Start – 2 Year Program Scholarship – Peyton Patterson

Community Anonymous Scholarship – Haydon Herman (not pictured due to State Trap Shooting Competition)

Rick Hayden Memorial Scholarships – Avery Wright and Zach Spanke

Alumni Spotlight — Tyler Curtis, DC West Class of 2012

Tyler Curtis graduated from DC West High School in 2012 and has since built his professional career in IT. After graduation, he started at First Data before moving to a small company in Millard, Worldview LTD, where he developed in the company advancing between multiple positions building robust business skills. The positions involved travel growing Tyler’s understanding of life and culture outside of Nebraska. From the skills built with his career, Tyler was able to found Curtis Business Solutions in 2021 providing IT consulting for local businesses and organizations as well as website design and hosting services.

In 2019, Tyler purchased a home in Valley and began reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. He has been involved with the Valley Fire Department allowing him to build connections with other organizations and volunteer opportunities. Currently, he is on the Post 58 Legion Baseball Board, is active with the fire department, assists with Valley Days planning and serves as an active member for the Valley-Waterloo Business Association. On top of his busy schedule, he is the first to volunteer for events and happenings when the occasion arises.

Tyler says he is incredibly proud to have graduated from DC West. His sister is currently enrolled in the elementary school and he enjoys hearing when she gets recognized by his old friends and connections.

Thank you for sharing your story Tyler! You are doing amazing work!

We’d love to hear and share what you have been up to since graduation! Please visit our Alumni Spotlight Submission page and fill out the form, you could be spotlighted next! If you are up to sharing some photos, please email those to dcwestschoolsfoundation@gmail.com.

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DC West Schools Foundation Sees Busy Month of March

DC West Schools Foundation had a busy month in March supporting the students and staff of DC West Schools.

Three classroom grants were awarded for classroom supplies — one to the 3rd grade team, one to the 5th grade team and one to the HAL (High Ability Learner) program. Classroom grants are awarded upon approval of teachers’ applications by school leadership and the Foundation.

The Foundation also supported a Junior class trip to Kansas City to experience a traveling Holocaust exhibit and visit the WWI Museum.

Finally, the Foundation provided new supplies to the Before & After School program located at the Twin Rivers YMCA.

DC West Schools Foundation Spreads Holiday Cheer

Students of DC West enrolled in the ‘Backpack Home’ program received a surprise sweet treat courtesy of DC West Schools Foundation. The Foundation created goodie bags complete with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows for the students. The treats were distributed to students in late December 2021.

Hot Cocoa Goodie Bags

DC West Schools Foundation purchased poinsettia plants to decorate the front offices of DC West. The poinsettias were delivered in early December 2021 and were on display in the offices through the month.

Poinsettias for the front offices

DC West Schools Foundation to host ‘Post-Homecoming Game Gathering’

DC West, Waterloo and Valley alumni and community members — join us for a celebration after the DC West Homecoming football game on October 1, 2021 at Spruce Street Tavern, approximately 9:30pm. The Foundation will be providing appetizers and Spruce Street will be donating 10% of sales to the Foundation. Cash bar, 21 and over only please. Go Falcons!!