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The Foundation recognized over 600 honors students at WGHS with ultra hip t-shirts. The take home message? Hitting the books is smart and stylish!
S U P E R I O R P RO G R A M S A N D AC A D E M I C E X C E L L E N C E I N W I L L OW G L E N
Willow Glen Middle School and High School Foundation c/o Willow Glen Ed Park 2001 Cottle Avenue San Jose, C A 95125
Current Occupant or
NON-PROFIT ORG U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 357 SAN JOSE, CA
Money Well Spent
Investing in Local Public Schools
2010-2011 BOARD MEMBERS & REPRESENTATIVES Barbara Bremner, President Pam Foley,Vice President Sara Kelley, Treasurer Richard DeBolt, Secretary Shari Rodenberger, Allocations Michele Bertolone, Communications Barbara Sackles, Outreach Kim Guptill, Alumni Affairs Jeff Hansen, Member-at-large Edward Lambert, Member-at-large Chuck Benjamin, Class of ‘53 Scholarship Branch Representatives Joan Schuller & Melora Scharf, Performing Arts Boosters Rick Guptill, Robotics Boosters Ex Officio Pam Foley, Area 3 Trustee Shannon McGee, WGMS Principal George Rix, WGMS Faculty Rep. Kaia Hamilton, WGHS Principal Melissa Foster, WGHS Faculty Rep. Parent Community Representatives Susan Huber, WGMS PTA Kris Server, WGHS Parent Club TV News Reporter Jessica Chang was one of over 130 professionals who shared their experiences at WGHS’s Career Day, a bi-annual event cohosted by the Foundation.
Dear Foundation Supporter, I am deeply grateful to each one of you who has donated money to support our efforts this school year. Making Willow Glen Middle & High the BEST they can be is my passion, for I truly believe these schools offer the best start to life a child can get. It is gratifying that so many of you share and support this conviction. Thank you! As you read through this report, I hope you’ll enjoy discovering the many wonderful initiatives the Foundation has supported this year. Two things stand out for me: Firstly, the Foundation has infused more money into the schools this year than ever before - almost $90,000. This is a huge accomplishment 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.” We award funds to initiatives that help maintain a vibrant school community, encourage respectful students and equip classrooms to optimize learning. From motivational assemblies to motivational T-shirts; state-of-the-art science equipment to humble daily planners; visiting authors to visiting professionals… our schools have benefitted from our efforts. The Foundation Board and I look forward to working with you next year. In spite of a rather bleak forecast of reduced State funding to schools, I know that, with your support, the Foundation can continue to make a difference at Classrooms Willow Glen Middle & High.
Learn more: Visit www.willow glenfoundation.org
2011 - 2012 Calendar SAVE THE DATE! Sun., Nov. 6, 3pm: WG Public Library ANNUAL TASTING/AUCTION Sat., Jan. 28, 2012, 6pm: Scottish Rite Center PERFORMING ARTS BOOSTERS ANNUAL CRAB FEED
Climate $21,657 Culture $20,086
2010 - 2011 Spending
Allocation Highlights – Climate, Culture & Classrooms!
Dream Big. WGHS Career Day.
A Career Day volunteer tells WGHS students about the education for and responsibities of his profession.
Co-sponsored by the Willow Glen Foundation, WGHS hosted the 7th bi-annual Career Day on Thursday, March 3rd which featured over 130 career professionals who volunteered their morning to inspire students. Students were exposed to a wide range of career options and resources to assist them in setting academic and professional goals. The day also reinforced the importance of high school achievement in reaching future goals.
Our Choices Matter. WGMS Inspriational Assembly.
Richard Santana, through his nationally recognized performance entitled “Homeboy Goes to Harvard”, challenges students to critically assess their perceptions and recognize how they influence work relationships, effectiveness, and productivity. Mr. Santana shares his story as a third generation gang member who went on to earn a Master’s degree from Harvard. He demonstrates to students and educators how he accomplished the change that occurred in his life — the change that can occur in anyone's life. Nationally recognized youth speaker, Richard Santana, challenges students to believe in themselves and the choice they make for their future.
Smart & Stylish. WGHS Honors Shirts.
All 624 honors students, those who earned 3.0 GPA or higher on their first semester grades, were rewarded for their hard work with a free, ultra hip T-shirt. The shirts were designed by Jef Wind, WGHS’s popular ceramics teacher, and donated by the Foundation. The take home message? It’s cool to be smart!
Honors students Esther Kwak & Madeline Mesa show off their new shirts during lunch.
“I had no idea the WGH had 600+ honors students. Wow.” WGH Parent
Ms. Anderson spoke about her new book, Forge, along with its prequel, Chains. Chains
Love of Reading. WGMS Author Events
The Foundation, along with Hicklebee’s Bookstore, continues to sponsor special author assemblies at the middle school, which introduce students to talented and popular youth fiction writers. Our two authors this year were both literature heavyweights. In October, Rick Riordan, New York Times best-selling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, spoke to a standing room-only crowd in the WGHS cafeteria. The Foundation purchased 120 tickets so any middle school student interested could attend the evening event free.The Foundation also purchased 25 copies of Mr. Riordan’s latest book, The Last Hero, for classroom use. In November, two-time National Book Award finalist author Laurie Anderson spoke to 8th graders, sharing her love of American History and discussing her new book Forge. The Foundation also purchased copies of Forge and its prequel Chains for each 8th grade Language Arts classroom.
Mr. Riordan spoke to a standing-room only crowd about his new teen series, The Lost Hero.
Bring Instruction to Life. Classroom Equipment.
The Foundation encourages teachers to ask for instructional tools that they think will further engage students. This year, we funded a range of technology including: • 14 document cameras for math and foreign language classrooms; • 40 double needle valve gas fittings for science labs so students could work in smaller groups for more hands on experiments; • PASCO Spark Data Collection Stations; and • 2 Apple i5 iMac Computers for Yearbook and Photography classes.
The Foundation bought 2 Apple i5 iMac Computers that will be used by students to edit digital photos and put together the yearbook.
“ I can’t thank the Foundation enough! The set of 9 PASCO Spark Data Collection Stations is making such a difference in my chemistry classes.
Here’s just one example, AP Chemistry students are titrating commercial vinegar to determine its concentration and find the dissociation constant for the acid. Prior to receiving the new equipment, we were not able to do this lab because we didn’t have reliable pH meters to collect data. The Spark stations not only provide the equipment we need but also allow us to graph the data while it is being collected and print the results. The students are very excited about the new technology and what it is able to do. Now that I have a taste for what the equipment can do, this summer, I’m going to develop labs for my Chemistry 1-2 and Honors Chemistry classes. Thank you again for your commitment to both students and teachers!”
Ms. Green, WGHS Chemistry Teacher
Where Foundation Funds Come From
2010 - 2011 Fundraising
Over 300 people enjoyed an afternoon sampling delicious food, wine, and beer at the Foundation’s 2010 Tasting Event. Thanks to dozens of volunteers and local businesses as well as to everyone who attended, the Foundation broke all records with this year’s event. Special thanks to those who donated to our silent auction and tasting tables:
A Work of Heart Ace Hardware Marylea Adams Alchemy Hair Studios Alfaro Family Vineyards Allied Driving School Bella James Big Dog Vineyards Branham Estate Wines Steve Bullock Calstar Cellars Campo di Bocce Central YMCA Lisa Cervantes Christy Wright Photography The Clinton Family Clos LaChance Winery Comartin Cellars Coterie Cellars CrossFit Willow Glen Dinner Diva The Dinsdale Family The Dunn Family Linda Krakow Eaman Pam & Mike Foley Maria Fox Heather Giddens Grand Teton Brewing Co. Great America The Guptill Family Hickelbee's Book Store Holders Country Inn Ibiss Boutique Mike Jennett Karen & Bob Johnson Joseph George The Grapevine Lorraine Kagan David Keller Kerlee Associates Kristian Story Wines Trish London Marriott Hotels & Resorts Michelle Martin Matador Vino Shannon McGee Kerry & Scott Mesa Teresa Michaelis Moniz Family Wines Alfredo Muccino Councilmember Oliverio Rock Bottom Brewery Kathy & Scott Rockwell Shari Rodenberger Karen Sanguinette Sue Saso Sawing Logs Decor Christy Schroeder Schurra's Fine Confections Silver Creek Sportsplex The Simas Family The Snyder Family Stroth-Hall Cellars Symphony Silicon Valley Leslie Tenboer Togglez Tre Ricci The Tutoring Club VisualEyes Optometry Willow Glen Bikes Willow Glen Resident WG Performing Arts Boosters WG Sports Boosters Willow Street Pizza Yuki Sushi
‘10 Tasting/ Silent Auction Corporate Giving Other
Annual Membership Dues Direct Mail Appeals
Each year, the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund raises money specifically for Willow Glen High Seniors. This year, the Foundation Board proudly voted to match each dollar raised by this fund. Each scholarship recipient was awarded $2000 in recognition of their academic achievement and financial need:
2011 Foundation Scholars
Omar Leal International Studies Macalester
Victor Perez Munoz Business UC Berkeley
SaraVierra Communication Santa Clara University
Class of ‘53 Scholarships
The Willow Glen High School Class of 1953 has once again partnered with the Foundation to raise money from its Alumni for scholarships for Willow Glen High Seniors. This year the Class of '53 offered a total of five $1000 scholarships to conscientious students who have overcome challenges in their lives: Carla Angulo, UC Davis Alejandro Favella, UC Santa Barbara My Nguyen, UC Davis Nayely Nunez, UC Merced Kelly Smith, Western Washington University
Up to $99 (continued) Richard and Katherine Potter Jeffrey and Karen Quisol Sally Ravel Jerold and Ruth Reiton §‡ Barry and Terri Renfro William and Leronne Renna William M. and Claire Ribble Randy and Becky Risser George and Barbara Rix Michael and Susan Roberts Classroom Kathy and Scott Rockwell $46,779 Garth and Leslie Rodericks Jeri Russo Bonnie-Jo and Bruce Salera § Debbi and Richard Santina Sue and Chris Saso Ayman and Rebecca Sayed Melora Scharf §‡ Mary and Fred Schorr Joe Schraml and Jennifer Wolf Ted and Christy Schroeder Kris Mason and Tom Server Keith and Pam Shukait Gregory Siehl † Michael and Karen Sigman Angela Simas Teresa and William Simpson Lynn Smallwood Elaine Sobouti Eva and Henry Sprintz Ken and Karen Stothers Soteria Svorou
Andrea Swan Allen E.F. and June Tablak Mary Tagart Lance and Emi Tamura Mark and Leslie TenBoer † Climate Denise Mehrabian and Mark Tenebrink § Stephanie Theaker $21,657 Bob and Michelle Thomas Carol Thomas Gary and Donna Thomas Edward and Gail Thompson JoAnn Tobey Joseph and Laurie Toscano §† BarbCulture Triolo Dan and Nikki Tsouvas $20,086 Ben and Sharon Tsukiji Janice and John Unger Elizabeth and Doug Vander Esch Alicia and Phillip Vargas Edward and Jennifer Verdonk Loni Vezzolini Jennifer Watanabe Twila Wenger Shannon Westlake Andrea Wheeler §‡ Tamme and Jim Whitaker Gina Whitson Gene and Kathy Williams Julie Winters Calvin and Virginia Wong Margaret and Michael Wylie June and Alan Yamaguchi † Lynda Yoshioka-Drennan Mary Kay Zecchin
2010 - 2011 Donor List
This list re ects gifts made from April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. Please accept our sincere appreciation for your generosity. Our apologies for any inadvertent omissions.
$100-249 (continued) Karl and Katherine Laucher Nedda Ledgerwood Heather and Andy Lerner Nancy and Tom Lucid Dave and Sue Markham Gilbert and Beth Martinez Michael Mazzon McAfee Joseph and Celeste McClendon §‡ Leeann Cali and Todd Meeker Sheela Mohan Peterson Thomas and Alison Moore Peter and Kathleen Muller Sandra Murillo-Gonzalez Thomas J. and Carol Myers † Son Nguyen Jane Oldfield Veronica Pallares Annette and Ken Pizzo Linda and Joseph Pfahnl Michael J. and Dorine Ravizza Gina and Doug Ray §‡ John and Marilyn Ritchie Jr. §† Sherry and Rob Rodriguez §‡ Bobbe Ruch Paul and Barbara Sackles Peter Schwarz and Aleta Kerrick Jim and Jorja Silva Claude and Niki Lynn Smith Calvin H. Stevens Irma Suarez Lori and Keith Tharp Paula and Robert Tobiason Michael and Jacqueline Volckaert Jane Conway and Jim Werner Larry and Amy Flood West Joanne and Joe Wickersham Willow Glen Dentistry Debby and Tony Yaconelli † Up to $99 Stephanie and John Abe Becky and Press Abella Melissa Aiello Mike and Cynthia Alvarado Nancy Amos Kris and Richard Andrakin Dan and Kat Andrews Augie and Kathy Argabright §† Effie and Robert L. Artana Michael and Shirley Tanase Aubrey Robert Aviles Janice Azadeh Connie and Stephen Bantillo † Sharon Baronessa Peri and Blair Bassett Matt and Jill Beasley Julie and Pat Bennett Ron and Chris Bennett De Benning Yohannes Bente Diana Burnell Eyerusalem Beza David and Lee Anna Botkin Diana Boydston † Joseph and Linda Buczek Katie and Eric Busche Up to $99 (continued) Café San Jose Mark and Gail Cahn Peter and Belinda Carley Keith and Keisha Lynne Carnahan Daniel and Connie-Rae Carr Sean and Lisa Cervantes Lauren and John Cesare Andrea and Humberto Chacon §† Jeffrey and Leslie Chamberlain §† Juan Chapa Julie Chiszar Will J. and Karen Clinton Laura and P.J. Cooperman Barbara Copple Pilar Crawford Mark Curry and Rhonda King-Curry Elizabeth Daniels §† Adnan and Mary Patricia Daoud Karen and Gary Davis Dave and Jean DiSalvo Davis V. John and Josephine De Franco Tina and Pete De La Ossa Gary and Tricia Deeter Catherine Del Biaggio Steve and Robin Denton † Rita and Charles DeRose Pamela Dong Wendy and William Dunham Jacques and Michele Bauer Durand Laurel Eby Laurie Elliot Elvira Estrada Julie Finnigan Jesus O. Fletes Pam and Mike Foley † Vanessa Fowler Teri Francis Wally and Asya Fry Melissa and Carmelo Gallo Suzanne Gallo James Garcia Bret and Melinda Gedryn † Tiffany and Rob George Scott and Heather Giddens § Shannon Hare and Stephen Gomez Michael Graff and Sue Jaap Lyn and Charles Graves Peter and Kristi Haight Karen and Alexander Hammer Vince and Lisa Hansen Laura Hardin Gillian and Henry Harrington John and Valerie Hayes † Cheryl and David Heiman † Jon and Marian Heinkel Ruth Heinrichs Kristen Hensley Margaret Hernandez Greg and Rose Hoffman Ben and Michelle Holback §‡ Dan and Anna Holder † Michele Holifield Carol Ann Holmes Eric and Alexandra Hoppe Susan and Kevin Huber David and Janet Hurwitz Jeff and Guadalupe Izquierdo
§ = Charter Donor ‡ = last 10 or more years † = last 5 to 9 years
Over $2,000 Amy Lambert and John Braunreuther §‡ Jeff Hansen - Keller Williams Realty $1,000-$1,999 Bridge Bank CA Apartment Assoc. Tri-County Division City of San Jose, Council District 6 Google Kim and Rick Guptill §‡ Johanson & Yau Accountancy Corporation Kitchell Northrop Grumman Foundation $500-999 Berliner Cohen: Attorneys at Law Bill Gould Design Barbara Bremner and Jeffrey Lutze §‡ Richard and Maureen DeBolt † James and Maria Fox † Michele Kragen Balaban Linda Lee Lester Parkworth Wealth Management, Inc. Lawrence and Joan Schuller Christopher Schumb Willow Glen Honey $250-499 Anonymous Michele Bertolone and Andrew Shebanow Paula and Mike Bohnhoff Stefani Brianti Philip and Cindy Bullock Jim and Terri Leon Carter §‡ KT Foundation Andrea and George Narancic Mark and Robyn Peetz Pam and Nancy Johnson Pell Glenn Reed Craig and Sharon Rodenberger §‡ Stan and Maureen Searing Kurt and Suelyn Zimmermann $100-249 Brian and Ann Agee Ann Bailey and Richard Stuart Claudia and Brian Bizer Jack and Caroline Booth §† Albert and Kate Buenrostro Edward and Karen Campbell §‡ Robert and Wendy Carlson Linda Cato † Donald and Carolyn Clendenning Anthony and Britt Dal Canto Matthew and Katherine Baginski Doar §† Michael and Pamela Hardt English §† Howard Fry Victor and Mariana Giacalone §† Shala Ball and James Hackett Alex and Kristy Hayes Lori Hensley Nancy Hetrick James and Rebecca Hettema † Marjorie Gould Jenott Lorraine Kagan James Kaufman and Gina Dimino Jack and Mary Keenan §‡ Lewis and Natalie Krumm §
Up to $99 (continued) Cynthia Jacobs and Keith Barton Leslie Jacowitz Mike and Kim Jennett Cynthia Jochuck Rick and Elaine Jones Velda and Andres Jones Ginger Kehmna Jonathan and Joella Gray Kermit Georgina & Kailand Kim Katy Kindig and John Harper Nancy Kell Loyd and Zoe Kinsworthy † Lynn Klinkman Cindy and Michael Kramarz Raquel Kubinski Al and Kim Kunde Vernon and Victoria Ladd §‡ Diane Leaman Laurel and Mark Lefler Barbara Lentz Marc and Susan Leone John and Rebecca LeTourneau Taylor Mike and Sue Lipsey Paige Liu Kris and Raymond Lockley Mark and Laura Longshore Maureen and Gordon Lowe Michael and Bonnie Lowry Sydney Lum Keith and Julie Lundquist † Jean and Robert Lusk Robert MacIntosh Julie Madrigal John and Jennifer Mansperger Terri and Ray Marquiss John and Kyle Mastrolia † Mike and Ann McCabe §‡ Jennifer McCabe Virginia McCabe James and Lore McCoy Tamsen and Jim McGinley Lynne McManus and Cindy Bevan Kerri and Scott Mesa Elise and Craig Meyer Dawna Meyers Lauren Miller Judy Mine §‡ Diane and Timothy Moran Garry and Jean Morrow Alfredo and Stacy Muccino † Karen and Raffi Nalvarian Elizabeth Newman Ann and Le Nguyen James and Carole Nichols Roberta Nipper §† Fred and Lizanne Oliver Erik Ordentlich and Paohua Kuo Sarah Osborne §† Richard K. and Dianne Oswald David and Claire Owens Shirley Padayao Joe Panza Vandana and Kunal Patil Kevin and Rosalba Pezzaniti Nasser Pol and Grace Marty Mary and Dave Pontier Continued on inside right.
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