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WGHS honors-level English teacher Katharine DeLucchi uses an iPad app to help students visualize the setting

of their current novel. Thanks to our generous contributors, 26 WGM&HS teachers now have iPads to enrich classes and engage students.


Willow Glen Middle School and High School Foundation c/o Willow Glen Ed Park 2001 Cottle Avenue San Jose, CA 95125

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Annual Donor Report
May 2012


Investing in Local Public Schools

Barbara Bremner, President Pam Foley,Vice President Sara Kelley,Treasurer Richard DeBolt, Secretary Shari Rodenberger, MS Allocations Sue Lipsey, HS Allocations Michele Bertolone, Communications Barbara Sackles, Outreach Kim Guptill, Alumni Affairs Christy Schroeder, Development Edward Lambert, Development Chuck Benjamin, Class of ‘53 Scholarship Joan Schuller, Performing Arts Boosters Rep. Melora Gardner, Performing Arts Boosters Rep. Ex Officio Shannon McGee,WGMS Principal Alana Abatecola,WGMS Faculty Rep. Juli Bishop,WGMS Faculty Rep. Kaia Hamilton,WGHS Principal Dear Foundation Supporter,

The Willow Glen Foundation was honored by City Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio’s as District 6’s Non-profit Organization of the Year in recognition of our work for public schools.

With thoughtful discussion and much enthusiasm, the Board met last August to commit to a spending focus for the school year. We decided to emphasize 21st Century learning, which we felt dovetailed nicely with SJUSD superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews’ challenge to district employees to “inspire and prepare all students to succeed in a global economy.” During the year, we funded a variety of worthy programs focusing on opportunities that enhance students’ experiences with technology in the classroom. I invite you to read through this annual report to get an overview of these programs. Based on the ‘gung ho’ response from students, teachers, and administrators, I’m very satisfied with our efforts and hope you are too. This year, we also saw increased city-wide recognition of the Foundation’s work. You may have read in the Willow Glen Resident about the Foundation being honored as the District 6 Non Profit of the Year in recognition of our passion for Willow Glen public schools. Thanks to Councilman Oliverio for nominating the Foundation and thanks also to the many talented volunteers who, over the past twelve years, have built the Foundation from a small group of dedicated parents into a vital and vibrant community partner. Finally, as my two-year term as President ends, it is my great pleasure to announce the Foundation leaders for the 2012/13 school year: Shari Rodenberger will serve as President ably assisted by Christy Schroeder as Vice President. They are both passionate and capable women who will continue to grow our organization to further enrich Willow Glen Middle and High! Please join me in welcoming them and supporting their efforts. With deep gratitude for your many contributions,

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2012 - 2013 Calendar SAVE THE DATE! Wed., Sept. 5, 7pm: WGHS Library FIRST FOUNDATION MEETING OF THE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR Sun., Nov. 4, 3pm: WG Public Library ANNUAL TASTING & AUCTION

This Just In! 7K Grant from the Intero Foundation.
This May, the Willow Glen Foundation was awarded a $7,000 grant from the Intero Foundation to help fund a summer bridge program at WGM&H. The two week program targeting disadvantaged students is designed to prepare incoming 6th graders at WGM and 9th graders at WGH for success in their new schools.

The Willow Glen Foundation purchased 4 classroom sets of the Qwizdom Student Response System to give WGH teachers another tool to engage students and instantly evaluate their learning of core material. During a lesson, each student holds a Qwizdom remote and responds to teacher’s questions. Immediately, the whole class can see what percentage of students answered correctly. The teacher can adjust the lesson accordingly and check in with students individually if they are struggling with the key elements of the lesson. “Qwizdom is an excellent tool for immediate assessment of student understanding,” reported Ms.Green-Lampkin, a high school chemistry teacher who piloted the tool with her students. “I can know how well my students understand the content as soon as they are done with the assessment. This has changed the way I teach since I can now address misconceptions much faster.” The new Qwizdom devices are being rolled out into the Math, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, and English departments. “Students enjoy using the remotes,” Ms. Green-Lampkin continued. “When I use them during a lecture, they have an ongoing contest to see how many questions they can get 100% correct. I have even been asked to keep score across my periods. When I use them for quizzes, I often see them pull out their notebooks immediately after seeing their score so they can figure out what they got wrong.” Four classroom sets of the Qwizdom Student Response System helps Willow Glen High teachers make sure that every student understands.

“This has changed the way I teach. Now, I can address misconceptions much faster.”
Ms.Green-Lampkin WGHS Chemistry Teacher

The Foundation is proud to support 21st Century skills by providing iPads for 26 classroom teachers as well as an innovative software application, called Doceri™, that support teachers as they present lessons and collaborate with students. From chemistry to choir, teachers are using their iPads to help students visualize concepts, provide context for independent learning, and enrich their lessons with tools and applications only available through the Internet. “Bringing the informational resources of the larger world to the finger tips of teachers and students has been powerful,” said WGHS Principal, Kaia Hamilton. “It’s truly amazing to see the creative uses the teachers have dreamed up in just one year. As they share presentation tips and apps with each other, it’s thrilling to see that enthusiasm spread. And, of course, the dynamic and rich media adds so much to student learning.” From anywhere in the room, teachers use these tools to launch and project an application up on the wall such as a satellite image, a virtual frog dissection, or a visualization of a trigonometric equation. A teacher, or their students, can draw and annotate the image and then save the lesson and all the steps for playback in the future. Some teachers are even adding audio and creating virtual lessons, posting them online to help students review for tests.

Ms. Duarte Ms. Duarte uses her iPad during her t her iPad duriing he d WGHS choir class to lead the students in a warm up exercise.

LOVE OF READING. WGMS Author Events & Books That Inspire Children to Read.
The Foundation, along with Hicklebee’s Bookstore, continues to sponsor special author assemblies at the middle school, that introduce students to talented and popular youth fiction writers. In October, acclaimed New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator Brian Selznick spoke to a standing room-only crowd in the ‘Little Theater’. The Foundation purchased 120 tickets so any middle school student interested could attend the evening event free.The Foundation also purchased a number of copies of Mr. Selznick’s latest book, Wonderstruck, for classroom and library use. Famed HUGO author, Brian Selznick spoke to students about his new book, Wonderstruck. In Mid-May, Tony DiTerlizzi, author of the The Spiderwick Chronicles, spoke to middle school students about his work and passion for young adult fiction. In addition, the Foundation also bought class sets of “The Hunger Games” book at the request of 8th grade LA teachers because of this series’ powerful appeal to middle school students.

2012 Foundation Scholars
Each year, the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund raises money specifically for Willow Glen High graduating seniors. This year, the Foundation Board proudly voted to supplement the fund. Each scholarship recipient was awarded $1000 in recognition of their academic achievement and financial need:

Juan Cuevas Juan Cuevas uevas Physiological Science UCLA

D Dante Lacey-Thompson Dante Lacey Th pson Thom Dante Lacey-Thompson Computer Engineering UC Irvine

NicoleWilliams N Nico eWilliams NicollleWilli s liam Pre-Business Economics UCLA

WGM honors students show off their new shirts during lunch.

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 six $1000 scholarships and two $500 scholarships to conscientious students who have overcome challenges in their lives: CIrma Sanchez,Visual Communication, FIDM, San Francisco Jesus Lopez, Architecture, UC Berkeley Adriel Ordonez, Chemical Engineering, Rice University Ingrid Rodriguez, Biology, UC Santa Cruz TrongTrinh, Pre-med, De Anza College Sukhvir Singh, Automotive Careers, EvergreenValley College Johanna Beza, Accounting, San Jose State University Yareli Cruz Cortes, Psychology, De Anza College

SMART & STYLISH. WGM&HS Honors Shirts.
It’s cool to be smart. That’s the message 480 honors WGM students deliver as they sport their ultra hip honors t-shirt around campus and beyond. The shirts were provided by the Foundation in recognition of these students hard work during the first semester. The 213 students who earned a 4.0 GPA received a t-shirt design with a green theme and the 267 students who earned between 3.5 and 3.9 GPA received a t-shirt design with a red theme. Students are invited to wear their T’s, instead of their uniform shirts, on ‘dress down Fridays’. As you walk around downtown Willow Glen, see how many honor students who can spot!

2011 - 2012 Donor List

Thank You!
This list reflects gifts made from April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012. Please accept our sincere appreciation for your generosity. Our apologies for any inadvertent omissions.
Over $2,000 Bridge Bank Google † Johanson & Yau Accountancy Corporation Amy Lambert & John Braunreuther §‡ $1,000-$1,999 City of San Jose, Council District 6 † Filice Insurance Agency $500-999 Michele Balaban Barbara Bremner & Jeffrey Lutze §‡ Cindy & Philip Bullock ‡ Karen & Dan Carter Maureen & Richard DeBolt ‡ Rebecca Sue Jones §‡ Nathalie & Edward Lambert McAfee Andrea & George Narancic Northrop Grumman Foundation SanDisk Christy & Ted Schroeder $250-499 Gary Deeter Pam & Mike Foley † Rita & Uwe Heine Mary & Thomas Korn Ann & Mike McCabe §† Stacy & Alfredo Muccino † Shari & Craig Rodenberger §‡ Maureen & Stan Searing † $100-249 Adobe Kathy & Augie Argabright §‡ Ann Bailey & Richard Stuart Holly & Greg Barr Michele Bertolone & Andrew Shebanow Karen & Edward Campbell §‡ Carolyn & Donald Clendenning §‡ Elaine & Michael Curran Britt & Anthony Dal Canto Janet & Stephen Dombro ‡ Barbara Eggleston & Richard Rawson §‡ Pamela Hardt & Michael English §‡ Maria & James Fox † Deborah Garvey & Fadi Maamari † Kim & Rick Guptill §‡ Salese & Paul Kanter † Beth & Gilbert Martinez ‡ Celeste & Joe McClendon §‡ Judy Mine §‡ Son Nguyen Laurel & Michael Oxsen §‡ Keith Pflederer Claudia & James Pierson §‡ Annette & Ken Pizzo Barbara & George Rix Patty & Scott Rocklage Niki Lynn & Claude Smith † Jennifer Wolf & Joe Schraml $Up to $99 Stephanie & John Abe Becky & Press Abella Jean & Manuel Abreu Cindy Adkins Pat Alligood Cynthia & Mike Alvarado † Liv & Larry Ames Kris & Richard &rakin Kat & Dan Andrews Anonymous Effie & Robert L. Artana §† Jennifer Atkins Janice & Amir Azadeh Sally & Cordell Bailey Connie & Stephen Bantillo † Gregoria & Robert Barrera Tauni & Moses Barreras Peri & Blair Bassett Jill & Matt Beasley Kim & John Beaver Bekele Belete Ken Bellis Chris & Ron Bennett Julie & Pat Bennett De Benning Jan & Steve Berkeley Georgeann & Russell Berzansky Mary & Dave Bitter Claudia & Brian Bizer Julia Blom Paula & Mike Bohnhoff Lee Anna & David Botkin §‡ Diana Boydston † Marianne Bristol & Ken Smith Tracy & Jeffrey Brobst Wendy & Joseph Bromback Kersten Buck Isabelle & Jason Buran Angie & Brett Bymaster Jacquelyn & Mike Callahan † Marguerite & Edward Cardinal §‡ Belinda & Peter Carley Connie-Rae & Daniel Carr † Suzanne & James Carrig Linda Cato † Janelle & Doug Cedusky Eleni Cenkner Lisa & Sean Cervantes Lauren & John Cesare Andrea & Humberto Chacon §‡ Leslie & Jeffrey Chamberlain §‡ Juan Chapa Pauline Chau Michelle Conley Julie & Michael Crisafulli † Susan & Paul Curtin Elizabeth Daniels §‡ Karen & Gary Davis † Tricia & Gary Deeter Robin & Steve Denton † Rita & Charles DeRose Jennifer & Richard Diehl Katherine Baginski & Matthew Doar § Sandra & David Douthit, Jr. §† Michalene & Scott Edwards † Laurie Elliot & Mike Lee † Julie Finnigan Up to $99 (continued) Nanet Fisher Erika & Adam Friedman Melissa & Carmelo Gallo Suzanne & John Gallo James Garcia † Melinda & Bret Gedryn † Heather & Scott Giddens §‡ Anna & Mattijs Glastra Cheri Goodman & J. Toni Aversa Nicki & Keith Gordon Heidi & Charles Griffen † Kristi & Peter Haight † Sequoia & Mindy Hall Lisa & Vince Hansen Carol & Tim Harrington Glenda & Gil Hatchett Robbie & Mike Hawkins Sandra & Scott Haworth Kristy & Alex Hayes Valerie & John Hayes † Maria Hecker Cheryl & David Heiman † Marian & Jon Heinkel † Kristen Hensley Sandra Herbert Margaret & Carlos Hernandez Nancy & Michael Hetrick Becky & James Hettema † Rose & Greg Hoffman Michelle & Ben Holback §‡ Anna & Dan Holder † Tanya Holland Carol Ann Holmes Alex & Eric Hoppe † Shannon Huffer Angela & Neal Jack Cynthia Jacobs & Keith Barton Leslie Jacowitz Tahseen & Mohammad Javed Kate & Bill Jazbec Kim & Mike Jennett † Cynthia & Darrell Jones Elaine & Rick Jones Velda & Andres Jones Carol Kaczmarek Teri & Berry Kane §‡ Nancy & Patrick Kane Cindy Kao & Vladimir Paredes Ginger & Ken Kehmna Karen & David Keller † Sara Kelley & Doug Max Georgina & Kailand Kim Rhonda King-Curry & Mark Curry Zoe & Loyd Kinsworthy † Lynn Klinkman Cindy & Michael Kramarz Natalie & Lewis Krumm § Kim & Al Kunde † Paohua Kuo & Erik Ordentlich Victoria & Vernon Ladd §‡ Allyson & Matt Landers Bill Laney ‡ Diane & Tony Leaman Leanne & Eddie Lee Susan & Marc Leone Dina & Robert Leonis Rebecca & John LeTourneau

§ = Charter Donor ‡ = last 10 or more years † = last 5 to 9 years

Up to $99 (continued) Sue & Mike Lipsey Paige Liu Kris & Raymond Lockley Sylvia & Eric Lopez §‡ Nancy & Tom Lucid Heidi & David MacKessy Maggie & Thomas Magee Jennifer & John Mansperger † Sue & Dave Markham † Terri & Ray Marquiss Lai-King Mau & Rainer Hoffman Katherine & William McAfee Virginia McCabe & John McGee Tamsen & Jim McGinley Adriana & Jim McIntyre Lynne McManus & Cindy Bevan Leeann & Todd Meeker Denise Mehrabian & Mark TenBrink § Cindy & Mitch Method ‡ Elise & Craig Meyer Dawna Meyers Elissa & Robert Miller Karmel & Joe Miller † Lauren Miller Lori K. Miller Theresa Miller Kate & Brian Moody Alison & Thomas Moore Diane & Timothy Moran † Lisa & Dan Morgan Karen & Raffi Nalvarian Elizabeth Newman Ann & Le Nguyen Carole & James Nichols † Jane Oldfield † Sarah Osborne § Claire & David Owens † Stacy & Lambros Panayotopoulos §‡ Robyn & Mark Peetz Rosalba & Kevin Pezzaniti † Karen Pike & P.H. Mullen Katherine & Richard Potter Karen & Jeffrey Quisol † Heidi Ravizza Glenn Reed Ruth & Jerold Reiton §‡ Leronne & William Renna §‡ Becky & Randy Risser Marilyn & John Ritchie, Jr. §‡ Carmela & Ethan Robertson Kathleen & Andy Robinson Kathy & Scott Rockwell Ingela & Alex Ruschin Jeri Russo † Barbara & Paul Sackles † Bonnie & Bruce Salera § Nahal & Barmak Sani Debbi & Richard Santina Sue & Chris Saso Rebecca & Ayman Sayed † Melora Scharf §† Krista Schneider & Mark Rodocker Mary & Fred Schorr † Joan & Lawrence Schuller Severine Secret Kris & Tom Server ‡ Continued on inside right.


Tasting & Auction 2011
‘12 Tasting Event Corporate Giving Other Annual Membership Dues Direct Mail Appeals

Over 300 people enjoyed an afternoon sampling delicious food, wine, food wine and beer at the Foundation’s 2011 Tasting Event.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors
Clos LaChance Winery Coterie Cellars Gordon Biersch Brewing Company Joseph George Moniz Family Wines Nothing Bundt Cakes, Willow Glen Sensorium Comartin Cellars Grapevine Wine Cheese and Tasting Bar J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Los Gatos Brewing Co. New Belgium Brewing Company Schurras' Fine Confections Tre Ricci Wines

Special thanks to those who donated over $100 to our silent auction, surprise gifts and tasting tables: 1-800-Got-Junk? Alana Abatecola Allied Driving School Cynthia Alvarado The Bertolone Family Best Buy, Santana Row Juli Bishop Bodywork by Roger Barbara Bremner & Jeff Lutze Brighton, Anna Holder Steve Bullock Byington Winery Calstar Cellars Camp Fashionista The Clinton Family Coco's Hair Salon Emily Conant Country Gourmet, Renee & Julie Blom Cross Fit, Willow Glen Cuvaison Estate Wines Domus Downtown Yoga, Shala Linda Eamon E. F. Foley & Co. Heather Giddens Goosetown Mercantile Kim Guptill Kaia Hamilton & Nico Flores The Hettema Family Marion Hinkle Higher Fire Clayspace & Studios Hyland Family Bicycles Ibiss Boutique iFLY SF Bay Karen & Bob Johnson Kerlee & Associates Rick Linthicum The Lipsey Family Trish London Los Gatos, Coffee Roasting Co. The Markham Family Marriott San Jose Dr.Vincent Matthews Shannon McGee Jennifer McNamara Yvette Meissner The Michaelis Family The Miller Family Julie at Monica's Apt. Moosewood Products The Muccino Family Teresa Nora-Trobble Connie Oeland Paramount's Great America Pat Patterson Climate Mary Pontier Purple Onion Café, Los Gatos $21,657 Ridge Vineyards George Rix Rock Bottom Brewery The Rockwell Family Shari Rodenberger Karen Sanguinetti The Saso Family The Schroeder Family Severine Secret Splashworks Symphony Silicon Valley Tea Traditions, Lisa Fahey The TenBoer Family The Toscano Family Valley Images VisualEyes Optometry Willow Glen Ace Hardware Willow Glen Athletic Boosters Willow Glen Performing Arts Boosters Willow Street Pizza Scott Willis Willow Glen Diamond Company WOW Painting Central YMCA Yuki Sushi

Up to $99 (continued) Ann & Mike Shiba Teresa & Bill Simpson Kanin & Ken Sligar Lynn Smallwood † Suzette Sorrentino Eva & Henry Sprintz Tess Stahl & Bryan Johnston Sara & Colin Stewart Karen & Ken Stothers † Kathryn Sucher & Peter Cocotas † Classroom Andrea Swan $46,779 Mary Tagart Dawn & Bill Talley §† Emi & Lance Tamura Sonia Tate Leslie & Mark TenBoer † Stephanie Theaker Carol Thomas Donna & Gary Thomas Michelle & Bob Thomas Gail & Edward Thompson Michelle Thompson Paula & Bob Tobiason † Laurie & Joe Toscano §‡

Trang & Francis Tran † Barb Triolo Rebecca Turner & Erik Soule Beth & Darrin Underwood Amy Vanclef & Ed Merryman Elizabeth & Doug Vander Esch Kris & Bruce Vaughn-Hulbert † Jenny & Ed Verdonk Loni Vezzolini Lisa & Arturo Villasenor Loan Vo Jacqueline & Michael Volckaert Twila Wenger & Rob Bacon Culture Jane & Jim Werner Anne$20,086 Wilcox & Robert Aviles Teresa & William Wilkinson Marilyn Wilson § Virginia & Calvin Wong † Julie & Michael Wood † Debby & Tony Yaconelli † Hope Yaghutiel June & Alan Yamaguchi ‡ Lynda Yoshioka-Drennan Mary Kay Zecchin Suelyn & Kurt Zimmermann †