Helix School District is proud to announce our Crystal Apple Award winners for 2016: Don Rydrych and Victoria Fox! The winners were recognized in a ceremony in Pendleton. Please join us in congratulating these great Helix School District employees!
Don Rydrych has been a Reading Buddies volunteer at Helix Elementary School for 10 years. Don and his late wife, Bernie, were some of the original elementary Reading Buddies. A longtime Helix resident and active community member, Don previously served on the school board. His positive attitude and willingness without hesitation to share his free time reading with students contribute to the success of the program and make him a wonderful choice for a Crystal Apple award.
Victoria Fox has worked in the district for four years and is a kindergarten teacher at Helix Elementary School. Victoria’s enthusiasm for teaching and her uncanny ability to motivate her students with her caring manner make her an outstanding educator. When concerns or issues arise, she is always willing to work with her team of colleagues to resolve the problem. The positive learning environment Victoria creates makes her students “eager to get to her classroom in the morning to begin their day.”