SchoolsPlus has allocated $210,000 to local Santa Rosa middle and high schools in support of their sports and arts programs. These dollars include $60,000 from the John Bribiescas Special Grant.
2019 saw over $189,000 allocated to Santa Rosa’s public secondary schools. Our dollars purchased winter coats for five Santa Rosa High School sports programs, and we made it possible to purchase two expensive and much needed wrestling matts.
A highlight of 2019 was the creation of the John Bribiescas Special Program Grant in honor of our founding father and Chairman of the Board for Schools Plus.
For the twenty-eighth consecutive year, SchoolsPlus has allocated $150,000 to Santa Rosa’s public secondary schools.
The Press Democrat: Stars Come Out for Annual Charity Basketball Game
The sixth annual Schools Plus Senior All-Star Basketball games drew the largest crowd ever. Players, coaches, parents and all spectators enjoyed two hard played, thrilling games. The 2017 results: The Girl’s game was won this year by the SCL – 54 – 51. The boy’s game was won by the NBL 84 – 79.
Our 2017 Allocations
Our 2017 allocations total $150,000 to be distributed amongst the eleven SRCS secondary schools that Schools Plus has supported for twenty-seven years. The five senior high schools will each receive $20,000 to be divided equally for athletics and The Arts. The five middle schools will each receive $8,300 for sports and The Arts. Ridgeway High will also receive $8,300.
Since 2010, the current Schools Plus board, with the generous support of the community, has raised $900,000 for Santa Rosa’s public school students.
Schools Plus thanks the Marcus Johnson Foundation
for providing cool, Nike socks for all of the high school seniors playing in the Annual Schools Plus High School All-Star Basketball game. The Marcus Johnson Foundation has donated the socks for four years. The games feature the NBL vs the SCL. There’s a girls’ game and a boys’ game.
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Schools Plus Director, Ashley Haskins, presents Toraj Soltani with a thank you plaque for the Family’s years of supporting Santa Rosa’s school kids
Press Democrat – Schools Plus fundraiser goes online
“It was a rousing dinner party that showcased the artistic talents of Santa Rosa middle- and high-school students and raised substantial dollars for all manner of secondary-school enhancement programs.”
Maria Carrillo High School Girls’ Soccer Team
The Puma Girls have been perennially ranked as a top team nationwide. Each season the teams travel for preseason matches, league matches, and post season play. A winning schedule requires a lot of travel that adds up to thousands of dollars each season. Likewise, all of the games require paid officials, another big bite out of athletic budgets.
Over the course of two years, your donations have provided the Puma Girls $6,750 to help offset the costs of safe and reliable transportation. This one illustration provides an inside look at how Schools Plus assures that Santa Rosa’s students have the same opportunities of past generations. (Photos by Michael Cox)
Your Donation Dollars at Work
New Comstock Middle School music students open the cases of brand new instruments provided by Schools Plus made possible through the support of our donors. The instruments are now in the hands of many students with no prior music instruction. They’re beginning the journey of a life time.
Schools Plus Makes it Possible for Comstock to March in Rose Parade!
-The 1st Time in a Decade
Elsie Allen High School Thanks Schools Plus in Rose Parade
The SRHS Floral Program students helped prepare table center pieces for the 2014 Night Under the Lights!
Elsie Allen & Piner, and Montgomery & SRHS, both were presented Early 2015 Allocations Checks of $22,000 at basketball halftime!
Generous Schools Plus donor donates Violin, enabling students to bring their instruments home!
The Press Democrat writes about our efforts to rekindle Band programs
‘Night Under the Lights’ written about in The Press Democrat
Did You Know? – A New Message from Schools Plus
John Bribiescas Honored as the American Red Cross ‘Real Hero’ for Education
THE 11TH ANNUAL REAL HEROES AWARDS — AMERICAN RED CROSS OF SONOMA, MENDOCINO COUNTIES
The Board of Education Would Like to Thank Schools Plus
Close to Home: The Press Democrat Praises Schools Plus’ Work
“I’m writing about the disparities that harm students in Santa Rosa’s schools and the ways in which Schools Plus works to address them.
In a recent Press Democrat article, (”Close yet worlds apart,” June 1) the disparities that hamper our students were delineated in an index of “well being.” Most notably, the contrasts between the Roseland area and the Bennett Valley sector are stark.”