2013-14 Bear Grant Applications Now Available!
The Summerville High School Foundation is pleased to announce that the new, improved, and streamlined Bear Grant Applications are now available! If you're a teacher, staff member, or community member that has a project in mind that will benefit Summerville High School students, then we'd love to hear from you. Please download the application form (in either Word document format here or in Adobe PDF format here) and e-mail it to our Executive Director, Jerry Whitehead III, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to learning more about your potential project.
Twain Harte Market's e-Scrip Program Now Live!
Do you buy groceries? Do you want to help the Summerville High School Foundation improve the school and the lives of the students enrolled there? Well if you occasionally shop at the wonderful Twain Harte Market, we've got just the thing for you - all you have to do is pick up an e-Scrip card at the market. Then download this file, print it and fill it out, and turn it in to Twain Harte Market. Just show your card each time you check out and a portion of your total will be donated directly to the Foundation! We're pleased to have Twain Harte Market join PriceCo Foods, Save Mart, Safeway, and Golden State Cellular as supporters of the Foundation and our e-Scrip program. Check out our eScrip page here.
Electronic Scrip Incorporated (ESI) is a California-based corporation dedicated to establishing relationships between commerce and community -- to provide resources to organizations and projects that support children. ESI introduced the eScrip program in 1999 and has distributed over $250 million to schools and youth organizations across the country.
For more information, visit www.escrip.com/twain-harte-market.
Bear Grants for 2012-13 Awarded!
We're honored to help support the Summerville High School staff and teachers with our Bear Grants. The funds for these grants come from local business owners who generously step up and help sponsor our annual "Feed the Bears" event in November. Would you like to be a Bear Grant sponsor? Email us at email@example.com or call 770-4867 today!
Here is a recap of the Bear Grants awarded for the 2012-2013 school year:
Andrea Banks - Awarded $528 for up-to-date Spanish magazines and publications for Spanish III students.
Sean Leveroos - Awarded $500 to purchase "7 Habits of Highly Successful Teens" and other character building materials for his classes.
Richard Krueger - Awarded $500 for purchasing materials and helping with expenses for a trip to the first ever Robotics Conference for the new robotics club on campus, Orange Pi RoBEARics.
Greg Smith - Awarded $2,370 for two flat-screen HD televisions that will synch up to students' tablets to enhance student skills in technology and provide a means for students to be
on the Internet, with homework assignments, etc.*
*This grant was re-done to fit the scope of the proposed technology upgrades coming soon to Summerville's campus.
Diana Harford - Awarded $600 to assist in two trips for Connections Academy students to tour colleges, connect with counselors, and get information.
Sara LaTorre - Awarded $1,700 and representing six teachers (Lynn Culver, Kathy Horak, Karen Wessel, Rachel Castongia, Debbie Mager, and Dan Atkins), Sara helped compile a listing of media materials that needed upgrading for various curriculums.
Best Seats (and Parking Spaces) in the House!
One of our most popular prizes at our annual Feed the Bears event in November is our Graduation Extravaganza package for Summerville's graduation. Winners receive the three best and closest parking spaces (pictured below, right by the track) as well a large section of seats roped off and reserved for you and your family! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information - and congratulations to the Hurst family for winning the package for graduation 2013!
Another Great "Poker Under the Stars" Tournament in the Books!
Thank you to all of those who participated to help make this year's tournament the best one yet! We had a tremendous turnout and lots of great prizes - and most importantly, we raised approximately $8,000 for your Summerville Bears! Check out the photo album on Facebook for more pictures by clicking here.