12 RC Schools Receive Arts Scholarships

The Foundation is pleased to announce that twelve local schools have been awarded a $1,000 Sponsorship to support a variety of arts programs, projects, equipment, and supplies. Since 2018, the Foundation has offered sponsorship support to local high schools. In 2021, the Foundation included eligibility to middle schools, and this year, it was expanded to all schools from elementary to high school. Arts programs and projects included a variety of both visual arts and performing arts.

This year’s School Sponsorships were awarded for the following:

  • Alta Loma High School – Joseph Calderon, Band Director

For new percussion instruments for the Alta Loma Entertainment Corps

  • Caryn Elementary – Misty Cooper, Drama Program Director

For new lighting and sound equipment for the Drama Program

  • Cucamonga Middle School – Audry Imsen, Drama Teacher

For production cost support for musical theatre production of “Willy Wonka, Jr.”

  • Cucamonga School District – Cami Howard, Enrichment Art Teacher

To support the creation of a “Rock River Project” (student painted) at two school locations

  • Day Creek Intermediate – Nick Zajicek, Principal

To help pay for costumes and sets for the Peter Pan, Jr. Theater Performance

  • Dona Merced Elementary School – Catherine Tamayo, Principal

For funding of PBIS recess art activities

  • Etiwanda High School – Heather De Guzman, Dance Teacher

To help pay for Showstopper Application Fees (Dance Competition)

  • Etiwanda High School – Christian Kiley, Theatre Director

To help with production costs for the student directed fall play, “Alice in Wonderland”

  • Etiwanda High School – Sheri Nelson, Choir Director

To help pay for EHS Choir participation in Disney’s Imagination Campus Performance & Workshop

  • Grapeland Elementary School – Brett Beitler, Principal; Nira Mejias, PTA President

For art supplies for the Lunch Time Art Program

  • Vineyard Junior High School – Eric Evans, Director of Music

For Vineyard Junior High School’s Orchestra to purchase an upright bass

  • Vineyard Junior High School – Jenna Vandegrift, Theatre Club Director/Teacher

For Theatre Club’s licensing rights for the 23/24 theatrical productions.

The RCCAAF School Arts Program Sponsorships are offered at the beginning of each school year for projects or programs to be held or completed within the school year. Learn More