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Joint choral performance by SR City Schools a hit

[imagebrowser id=12] The choral programs from all five Santa Rosa City Schools high schools came together on one stage last Friday for the annual William Barclay Memorial Scholarship Concert. Typically held at Santa Rosa High, this concert was staged at Sonoma State University’s Weill Hall. Superintendent Socorro Shiels on Wednesday night lauded the event. “Showcasing the students and their amazing talents – things like that are really amazing,” she said. More than 200 students performed in the two-hour performance. Jenny Brent, Sonoma… Read More »

SRCS district wide choral concert this Friday

Choirs from schools throughout Sonoma County’s largest school district will perform a group concert at Sonoma State University’s Weill Hall Friday. The William Barclay Memorial Scholarship Concert will feature more than 200 students from Santa Rosa City Schools high schools in a two-hour performance. Jenny Brent, Sonoma State’s director of choral activities, will serve as guest conductor. The show begins at 7 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for all choral programs in the district. A suggested $10 donation will… Read More »

SchoolsPlus ups its annual contribution to Santa Rosa schools

SchoolsPlus is at it again. The nonprofit that has been supporting athletics and arts in all Santa Rosa City Schools middle and high schools for more than two decades has upped their annual contribution to each campus, according to the group’s leaders. This year, all five comprehensive high schools will get $20,000 (up from $12,500 last year) and middle schools as well as Ridgway High will receive $10,000 (up from $6,250 last year). The money is to be split evenly… Read More »

SchoolsPlus says thanks to Redwood Credit Union

John Bribiescas, Robin McKenzie and Brett Martinez SchoolsPlus, the nonprofit group that works in support of maintaining arts and sports programs in Santa Rosa City Schools, honored long time partner Redwood Credit Union late last month. “We would not be where we are or who we are today without Redwood Credit Union,” SchoolsPlus founding member John Bribiescas said in a statement. “Redwood Credit Union cares about our kids and our community, and their hands-on support gives credibility to SchoolsPlus.” Redwood… Read More »

Digitale in Sebastopol for book signing

The Press Democrat’s own Robert Digitale has a new book out and will be at the Copperfield’s book store in Sebastopol tomorrow signing copies. This event is of particular note for local schools. For every edition of “Horse Stalker” sold through October, Digitale is donating $1 to local education foundations. On Saturday, funds raised will go to the Analy and El Molino high school foundations. Digitale will be at the Sebastopol Copperfield’s, 138 N. Main St. at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1.… Read More »

SchoolsPlus celebrating big “Night” Saturday

SchoolsPlus’s big annual fundraisers is upon us. “A Night Under the Lights” is this Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Friedman Center in Santa Rosa. The second annual event is a major fundraiser for the 20-year-old group which pumps funds into arts, sports and theater in all Santa Rosa City Schools secondary campuses. Dinner will be created by the students in the Maria Carrillo culinary program and music will be provided by high school students. Pat Jordan Band and the Fondettes… Read More »

Author signing book, donating to SchoolsPlus

The Press Democrat’s own Robert Digitale has a new book out and will be the Santa Rosa Copperfield’s tomorrow signing copies. This event is of particular note for local schools because Digitale and Copperfield’s are donating $2 from every book sale of “Horse Stalker” to SchoolsPlus. SchoolsPlus is a two-decades old organization dedicated to helping support athletics and the arts in Santa Rosa City Schools. The book sale fundraiser will run through October. Digitale will be on hand at the… Read More »

Second annual SchoolsPlus shindig coming

Schools Plus is again hosting “A Night Under the Lights” to support sports, music and arts in Santa Rosa City Schools. The second annual event is scheduled for Sept. 24 at The Friedman Center. Dinner will be prepared and served by students in the Maria Carrillo High School Culinary Program. Students from Santa Rosa high school music programs will perform and the Pat Jordan Band and The Fondettes will also take the stage. A sponsor table of 10 costs $2,500… Read More »