Last week, Dallas Ranch Middle School in Antioch received a grant to help purchase high-tech tools.
Dallas Ranch will now have $4,817 to purchase high-tech tools such as a Makerbot 3D printer, a video capable drone, and 3 Go-Pro cameras for students to create presentations, design products, and share digital videos using the school’s website and social media.
Here is the full press release:
Baseball World Champion Brandon Crawford and Wells Fargo present $100,000 in education grants at AT&T Park
On Wednesday, November 29, World Champion Brandon Crawford and Jim Foley, EVP and president of Wells Fargo’s Pacific North region presented checks to recipients of the KNBR Step Up to the Plate for Education grants program funded by Wells Fargo at AT&T Park. Through an open nomination process, schools applied to receive grants and winners were selected. Thirty-one Bay Area schools received $100,000 in grants to support their sports, musical, art and education programs.
“Wells Fargo is proud to support educational and athletic programs that will play a role in preparing our youth to be successful adults,” said Jim Foley. “When students and communities prosper, we all benefit.”
Professional baseball player Brandon Crawford spoke to the grant winners about the power of education: “As a kid, my parents always emphasized the importance of an education—above and beyond participating in sports. As a Bay Area native, it is an honor to be part of a program that increases education and athletic programs for local kids.”
Wells Fargo invests in communities where its team members and customers live and work and is a top corporate philanthropist in the greater Bay Area. Wells Fargo and KNBR have distributed over $1.1 million through the Step Up to the Plate program to support the Bay Area’s youth over the past fifteen years.
Representatives from the following schools attended today’s event to receive the grants.
|Henry Haight Elementary||Alameda||To purchase a full class set of golf equipment.||$3,000.00|
|Dallas Ranch Middle School||Antioch||To purchase high-tech tools such as a Makerbot 3D printer, a video capable drone, and 3 Go-Pro cameras for students to create presentations, design products, and share digital videos using the school’s website and social media.||$4,817.00|
|Immaculate Heart of Mary School||Belmont||To purchase collaborative desks for the seventh grade, eighth grade, and resource student classrooms.||$5,016.50|
|Oxford Elementary School||Berkeley||To fund four multicultural assemblies that would allow students to understand different cultures through music and performance.||$3,200.00|
|George Washington Elementary School||Daly City||To purchase posters and office supplies for the PBIS program, host parent education nights and provide reward incentives for 400 students during the first year of rolling out this program. Rewards for students can include dog tags, stickers and food treats.||$5,000.00|
|Armijo High School||Fairfield||To host a Special Olympic Track and Field day for special education students (middle school and high school).||$3,000.00|
|Mission San Jose Elementary||Fremont||To purchase a new kiln and restart our fine arts ceramics program.||$2,600.00|
|James Graham Elementary School||Newark||To combat cyber bullying by bringing #icanhelpdeletenegativity to school and teach students how to deal with and combat cyber bullying.||$1,800.00|
|Hamilton Meadow Park School (K-8)||Novato||To recruit, screen, train, and supervise 10,000 Degrees Academic Support volunteers at Hamilton to increase the presence of both adult and student tutors.||$5,000.00|
|Saint Joseph Catholic School||Pinole||To start a robotics club.||$3,850.00|
|Vintage Elementary School||Pleasanton||$5,000.00|
|Our Lady of Mount Carmel School||Redwood City||To fund the licensing of the excellent Art-in-Action curriculum and replace consumable art supplies such as paint, brushes, pastels, clay and art paper.||$2,500.00|
|Sequoia High School||Redwood City||To start a fencing club and purchase equipment for up to ten students (to start the club).||$2,500.00|
|Saint Patrick School||Rodeo||To create a Makerspace for students to tap their inner creativity through activities such as building puzzles, knitting, legos, and knex blocks, to more complicated projects like building robots, circuits, and coding. This would allow students who may not shine academically to shine in other areas.||$1,000.00|
|Special Education SMCOE at John Muir Elementary School||San Bruno||To update equipment and augmentative devices in the Special Education classroom at John Muir School.||$5,000.00|
|St. Thomas More School||San Francisco||To purchase stage lighting and a sound system for the Performing Arts Center.||$1,000.00|
|Alvarado Elementary||San Francisco||To start a bicycle program and purchase 10 tricycles (along with a chain to lock them up).||$1,200.00|
|Argonne Elementary||San Francisco||To pay for registration fees for the First Lego League robotics competition, buy team T-shirts, STEM experimentation kits and STEM programs.||$2,500.00|
|ERTaylor||San Francisco||To build or purchase a permanent shade structure or awning to provide a sun safe environment for eating and learning.||$3,000.00|
|Quimby Oak Middle School||San Jose||To purchase new music equipment, instruments, microphones, a PA system and supplies for the music program.||$2,000.00|
|Christopher Elementary||San Jose||To purchase sporting and playground equipment and soccer and basketball uniforms.||$1,000.00|
|Ida Price Middle School||San Jose||To purchase specialized PE equipment and safety equipment for students with physical or developmental disabilities.||$1,000.00|
|Stipe Elementary School||San Jose||To purchase sports equipment such astether balls, soccer balls, and volleyball nets to cones and flags for the Playworks program.||$1,000.00|
|Grant Elementary||San José||To start a Chess class and hire a chess instructor.||$5,000.00|
|Davidson Middle School||San Rafael||To help defray the costs of, screening, training, and supervising tutors and mentors at Davidson CASS Program. This program helps students specifically from low-income backgrounds succeed academically and get to college in order to positively impact their communities and the world.||$4,000.00|
|Venetia Valley School||San Rafael||To purchase much needed furnishings such as chairs, tables, coffee makers, microwaves, window coverings, paint, and rugs and equipment upgrades for the lounge/eating room for teachers and staff.||$5,000.00|
|Bellevue Elementary School||Santa Rosa||To build a new playground with a baseball field and some hoops.||$5,000.00|
|Crystal Middle School||Suisun City||To purchase a set of GPS-enabled watches and a starter’s pistol for the Crystal Middle School cross country team.||$2,500.00|
|Bethany Lutheran School||Vacaville||To start a new sports program and buy sports equipment and uniforms.||$2,500.00|
|Eugene Padan Elementary||Vacaville||To finance “a Leader in Me” 7 Habits of Highly Effective People program School.||$5,000.00|
|St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School||Walnut Creek||To purchase a 3-D printer, a classroom set of Snap Circuits and supplies for the STEAM program.||$5,016.50|
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