Our 2012-13 Annual Report is embedded here to share the achievement of the Willow Glen Foundation in the current school year. Please use the window and icons above to view the entire document online. Donors will be receiving their own copy in the mail soon!
Foundation Allocates Funds to Support Willow Glen High School Mock Trial Team as it Advances to State Finals
At its March meeting, the Foundation voted to join the Performing Arts Boosters and the Parent Club in allocating $780 each to support Willow Glen High School’s Mock Trial Team. Days earlier, the team won the Santa Clara County Mock Trial Competition – and the honor of representing the county in the State Finals to be held in Riverside (see below) – requiring funds to cover hotel and transportation expenses. Foundation members felt that the students’ hard work and success should be supported, especially given the clear alignment with the Foundation’s goal of supporting 21st century learning – including collaboration, critical thinking, and public speaking. Although the Foundation does not typically fund club activities, this allocation represents a unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the school and on a level of accomplishment that is inspiring to the entire community.
Willow Glen High School Wins Santa Clara County Mock Trial Tournament
San José, CA (March 1, 2013)—Last night the Willow Glen High School Mock Trial Team defeated the team from Monta Vista High School to win the Santa Clara County High School Mock Trial Tournament. The win marks Willow Glen’s first mock trial county championship and advances them to the state championship in Riverside on March 22 – 24.
Willow Glen was undefeated entering the final round of the tournament, having defeated Santa Clara, Pioneer, Saratoga, Mountain View, Sobrato and Los Gatos. In the final round, Willow Glen argued their case as the prosecution, winning narrowly by a score of 406 to 397. Anni Guptill, a member of the prosecution team said after the team’s victory, “It was such an honor to take part in the mock trial competition, our team worked extremely hard and was exceptionally coached. We are all so very excited to have won and look forward to representing Willow Glen High School and Santa Clara County in the state championship.” This was the second year in a row that Willow Glen was in the final.
Of the 15 current team members, 12 of them are expected to return next year to defend their title. Continue reading Funding WGHS Mock Trial Team
Save the Date! …
2013 Tasting & Auction: November 3, 2013
Support the programs and special activities that make our local Middle School and High School even better!
Willow Glen Public Library
Sunday, November 4, 2012
3:00 – 7:00 pm
Tickets are $60 per person in advance, and $70 at the door.
Tickets purchased online include a $2 admin fee, and will be available at the Door on November 4. You will receive a confirmation notice from a Foundation Volunteer a few days after your online purchase.
Thank You for supporting the Willow Glen Foundation!
The Foundation’s first Board Meeting of 2012-13 set the stage for an exciting year. We established ambitious fundraising goals and approved the first round of funding allocations.
Willow Glen High School received $10,000 for critical classroom tools:
- Fifteen iPads and Covers
- Five Document Cameras
- Doceri Software (enabling classroom presentations by connecting iPads with document cameras)
Willow Glen Middle School received $6,800 for a range of tools to support students:
- Motivational Assemblies encouraging students to make good choices and achieve their best
- T-Shirts to recognize Academic Achievement – including improvement in grade point average
- Classroom Materials to support Achievement in Literacy
- Tools to help students better understand and participate in the November election
The Foundation will continue to work hard this year to raise funds to make Willow Glen’s neighborhood public schools the best they can be. The Tasting & Auction is coming up soon – and it’s a great chance to support the Foundation and the schools, and have lots of fun too!