Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rock the School House Funds Distributed

Yesterday (2/25/15) a committee made up of Sue Conley, retired from the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Ken Pierson, Pierson Products, Inc., Robin Anderson, JAC-PTA, Renae Henry, parent and consultant, and Karen Schulte, Superintendent,  met to review applications submitted for funds from the Rock the School House event. During this event, nine professional musicians, who are teachers, a custodian, an instructional aide and a food service worker in the School District of Janesville, performed for more than 600 concert goers.  The producers and directors are also staff members of the district who volunteer their time for this event.  Nine applications were reviewed. The following applicants were awarded funds:


Organization
Amount Requested
Amount Funded
DECA Competition  PHS
$1,500
$1,500
Robotics Competition  Milwaukee PHS/CHS
$6,000
$2,500
Washington Seminar  PHS/CHS
$2,200
$1,000
Critical Issues Forum: Nuclear Non-Proliferation
RUHS
$7,000
$1,000
Jr. Achievement Biz Town: Financial Literacy Washington Elementary School
$1,500
$500
Global Leadership Summit (Switzerland)  CHS
$6,000
$1,000
Global Education Communication Coach Training/Conference (Finland/China) Roosevelt and Harrison Elementary Schools
$5,000
$500
Experience England/France    MMS
$700
$500
Student Exchange to Moscow CHS
$1,400
$500


A total of $9,000 was distributed to the various organizations and clubs. The purpose of Rock the School House is to raise funds to assist teachers and students in obtaining enriching educational opportunities beyond the walls of a traditional classroom.


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