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If You Want It To Work, Do The Work! 

Considering a board position or committee chair but want to know what is required? Look below to find out more or contact a board member to found out how easy and fun it can  be. Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, just the heart.                     

Name of Council: Mt. Helix Council

Name of Unit: Casa De Oro


  • Principal – Dana James
  • President – Kim Larson-Fink
  • 1st VP Membership – Melissa Johnson
  • 2nd VP Hospitality – Charda Fontenot
  • Treasurer – Asmar Fontenot
  • Secretary – Anne Ezell
  • Hospitality – Destini Speaks
  • Auditor – Brianne Decker
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Jennifer Sarenana
  • Teacher Rep – Kim Larson-Fink
  • Website Coordinator – Dana James
  • Grant Writer – Mary Ellen Shu
  • 6th Grade EOY Activities – Kim Nowak
  • Reflections
  • Book Fair – All Board
  • Health and Safety – Cliff Cruz / Lilia Weeks
  • Box Tops – Hannah Street
  • Red Ribbon Week – Kim Larson / Lilia Weeks
  • CDO Pride Memory Book
  • Publicity Posters – Charda Fontenot
  • Staff Appreciation – All Board
  • Rainbow Dash Color Run / Turkey Trot – Dana James

Why You'll Love Casa de Oro

  • Small and Caring Neighborhood School
  • Focus on Social-Emotional Learning
  • Building a Positive Growth Mindset Toward Academic Progress
  • The Sky’s the Limit if you Set Your Mind to It
  • Home to Great Clubs like Ballet, Folklorico and Coding

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District Spotlight

LMSV Teacher of the Year Salute to Teachers

Enjoy this wonderful video produced by SDCOE celebrating the achievement of Manny and the impact he makes with students and his community each and every day. 



Enjoy this video compilation of footage from students and teachers from all of our school sites showcasing our district values of equity, inclusion and HEART.


Sonic Expressions at Spring Valley Academy

At Spring Valley Academy, the innovative Sonic Expressions music course combines creating music with social skills. As the saying in Sonic Expressions goes, "When words fail, music speaks."