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AnnualDonorReport
May 2011
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The Foundation recognized over 600 honors studentsat WGHS with ultra hip t-shirts. The take home message?Hitting the books is smart and stylish!
SUPERIOR PROGRAMS AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN WILLOW GLEN
 
Investing in Local Public Schools
Money Well Spent
TV News Reporter JessicaChang was one of over 130professionals who shared their experiences at WGHS’s Career Day, a bi-annual event co-hosted by the Foundation.
2010-2011BOARD MEMBERS& REPRESENTATIVES
Barbara Bremner,PresidentPam Foley,Vice PresidentSara Kelley,TreasurerRichard DeBolt,SecretaryShari Rodenberger,AllocationsMichele Bertolone,CommunicationsBarbara Sackles,OutreachKim Guptill,Alumni Affairs Jeff Hansen,Member-at-largeEdward Lambert,Member-at-largeChuck Benjamin,Class of ‘53 ScholarshipBranch Representatives Joan Schuller & Melora Scharf,Performing Arts BoostersRick Guptill,Robotics Boosters Ex OfficioPam Foley,Area 3 TrusteeShannon McGee,WGMS PrincipalGeorge Rix,WGMS Faculty Rep.Kaia Hamilton,WGHS PrincipalMelissa Foster,WGHS Faculty Rep.Parent Community RepresentativesSusan Huber,WGMS PTAKris Server,WGHS Parent Club
 
Sun., Nov. 6, 3pm: WG Public LibraryANNUAL TASTING/AUCTIONSat., Jan. 28, 2012, 6pm: Scottish Rite CenterPERFORMING ARTS BOOSTERSANNUAL CRAB FEED
2011 - 2012 Calendar SAVE THE DATE! 
Learn more:Visit www.willowglenfoundation.org
Dear Foundation Supporter,I am deeply grateful to each one of you who has donated money tosupport our efforts this school year. Making Willow Glen Middle &High the BEST they can be is my passion, for I truly believe theseschools offer the best start to life a child can get. It is gratifying thatso many of you share and support this conviction. Thank you!As you read through this report, I hope you’ll enjoy discovering themany wonderful initiatives the Foundation has supported this year.Two things stand out for me:Firstly, the Foundation has infused more money into the schoolsthis year than ever before - almost $90,000. This is a hugeaccomplishment and we have every right to feel proud.Secondly, our spending this year was guided by a specific desire -to enhance the schools’ “Climate, Culture and Classrooms.” Weaward funds to initiatives that help maintain a vibrant schoolcommunity, encourage respectful students and equip classroomsto optimize learning. From motivational assemblies to motivationalT-shirts; state-of-the-art science equipment to humble dailyplanners; visiting authors to visiting professionals… our schoolshave benefitted from our efforts.The Foundation Board and I look forward toworking with you next year. In spite of arather bleak forecast of reduced Statefunding to schools, I know that, withyour support, the Foundation cancontinue to make a difference atWillow Glen Middle & High.Very gratefully,
2010 - 2011 Spending
Classrooms$46,779
 
Climate$21,657Culture$20,086
 
Allocation Highlights – Climate, Culture & Classrooms!
 A Career Day volunteer tells WGHS studentsabout the education for and responsibitiesof his profession.
Dream Big.WGHS Career Day.
Co-sponsored by the Willow Glen Foundation, WGHS hostedthe 7th bi-annual Career Day on Thursday, March 3rd whichfeatured over 130 career professionals who volunteered theirmorning to inspire students. Students were exposed to a widerange of career options and resources to assist them in settingacademic and professional goals. The day also reinforced theimportance of high school achievement in reaching future goals.
Nationally recognized youthspeaker, Richard Santana,challenges students to believein themselves and the choicethey make for their future.
Our Choices Matter.WGMS Inspriational Assembly.
Richard Santana, through his nationally recognized performanceentitled “Homeboy Goes to Harvard”, challenges students tocritically assess their perceptions and recognize how theyinfluence work relationships, effectiveness, and productivity.Mr. Santana shares his story as a third generation gang memberwho went on to earn a Master’s degree from Harvard. Hedemonstrates to students and educators how he accomplishedthe change that occurred in his life — the change that can occurin anyone's life.
Honors students Esther Kwak & Madeline Mesashow off their new shirts during lunch.
Smart & Stylish.WGHS Honors Shirts.
All 624 honors students, those who earned 3.0 GPA or higheron their first semester grades, were rewarded for their hardwork with a free, ultra hip T-shirt.The shirts were designed by Jef Wind, WGHS’s popularceramics teacher, and donated by the Foundation. The takehome message? It’s cool to be smart!
“I had no idea the WGH had600+ honors students. Wow.”WGH Parent

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