On behalf of the Rocky River Education Foundation
I would like to congratulate the Rocky River City Schools for the second place ranking in the 2017 school report card released by the Ohio Department of Education. While we realize that test results are not everything, the ranking is emblematic of the excellence of our schools and is thanks to the excellent work and tireless efforts of our teachers and administrators.
At the Rocky River Education Foundation, our goal is to support those efforts and to enhance the educational experiences for the children of Rocky River. We do this in three primary ways.
First, we fund grant requests received from teachers and administrators. With our grants, we hope to allow teachers the flexibility to think outside the box and to take chances with new ideas and concepts. For the second year in a row, the Rocky River Education Foundation funded over $65,000 in
grant requests. Our grants were wide-ranging, benefitting every school in the district, each grade level, and supporting many different academic areas, including math, science, technology, the arts and special education. One of our recent grants, a $10,000 award to RRHS, helped make the new First Robotics Club a reality.
The Rocky River Education Foundation also administers scholarships awarded to Seniors. Last year, the Rocky River Education Foundation administered 48 scholarships totaling in excess of $57,000. This was 9 more scholarships and $13,000 more than last year. These scholarships benefited students with a variety of interests, backgrounds, and qualifications.
In addition, the Rocky River Education Foundation supports the funding efforts for the Rocky River City Schools Speaker Series. Last year we provided almost $13,000 in support of the Speaker Series, which brought in multiple dynamic authors to the schools.
All of the Rocky River Education Foundation?s work is made possible by the overwhelming support and partnership we receive from the community. We could not do what we do without your support and we greatly appreciate it. Please consider making a donation to the Rocky River Education Foundation and/or including the Rocky River Education Foundation in your estate plan. You make a difference!
Finally, please save the date for our Annual Gala on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Westwood Country Club. This is our largest fundraiser and sells out every year. I hope to see you there!
Thank you for your support,
Adam Nazette, President