Board Meeting 3-23-2017

Members of the board, administrators, and dignitaries officially dedicated the new Desert Pride Academy as they cut the ceremonial ribbon in dedication ceremonies prior to the board meeting. From left, are Don Smelser, principal, Board member Laura Salazar Flores, Board president Jennifer Viramontes, Superintendent Efren Yturralde, Myles Krfaenzel, AKS Architecture, Ralph Gallegos, Executive Director, Facilities and Construction.

Desert Pride Academy principal Don Smelser, right, poses with members of the Desert Pride reception committee. Students served as greeters escorting guests to the dedication ceremony and reception in the school's new library

The dramatic architectural design of the Desert Pride Academy library was inspired by artifacts found on site during construction phase of the schools $7 million Phase II construction.

Jacob Bonner, right, spoke to the members of the community, former Desert Pride teachers, and dignitaries attending the formal dedication of the new Desert Pride campus. The ceiling design was inspired by artifacts found on site during construction.

Desert Pride's new gymnasium has a dramatic frontage design element and is part of the $7 million Phase II construction of the new campus facilities and classroom wings.

Superintendent Efren Yturralde shows his "Heart of a Champion" and Desert Pride Boxing program t-shirt presented to him by the school's boxing program teacher Tony Perea.

Elizabeth Leal, left, Gadsden High BPA sponsor, poses with students who were recognized by the Board for being state finalists in BPA and DECA competition. Students recognized with Karla Lopez, first, Advanced Spreadsheet Applications, Jason Pena, first, CTT programming, Daphne Vasquez, first, Computer Programming Concepts, and Xavier Rodriguez, finalist, Word Processing Applications.

Desert Pride's new gym served as site for the March 23 Board meeting. The gym also has an auxiliary room that serves as the school boxing program location.

Superintendent Efren Yturralde poses with Bran Garcia, Gadsden High, who was the student representative for the board meeting held March 23. Each board meeting hosts a student representative who reports on school achievements and events.

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Marco Perales


Luis Villalobos Public Relations Consultant Gadsden ISD 915-422-8020

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