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Thank You, Jack's Urban Eats & Whole Foods!

Schools Plus and all the kids we support are most grateful for the Support provided by Whole Foods and Jack’s Urban Eats in 2014. Both of these fine, local stores are great examples of community stewardship by our business community.


John Bribiescas Honored as the American Red Cross 'Real Hero' for Education

THE 11TH ANNUAL REAL HEROES AWARDS — AMERICAN RED CROSS OF SONOMA, MENDOCINO COUNTIES


The Board of Education Would Like to Thank Schools Plus


Close to Home: The Press Democrat Praises Schools Plus' Work

"I’m writing about the disparities that harm students in Santa Rosa’s schools and the ways in which Schools Plus works to address them.

In a recent Press Democrat article, (”Close yet worlds apart,” June 1) the disparities that hamper our students were delineated in an index of “well being.” Most notably, the contrasts between the Roseland area and the Bennett Valley sector are stark."

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Jack's Urban Eats Opening, Donating Sunday's Income to Schools Plus

Jack’s Urban Eats is opening a new restaurant in Coddingtown this weekend. Saturday they are donating profits to Boys and Girls clubs of Sonoma County. Sunday the 18th, Schools Plus is the recipient of ALL income between 12 noon and 4 p.m.  Jack’s Urban Eats is next to Chipotle.


$24,000 to HSMS & RVMS

Schools Plus officials Clint Shubel, John Bribiescas, Ashley Haskins and Brendan Kunkle tote $24,000.00 to a middle schools track meet. Two schools, Herbert Slater M.S. and Rincon Valley M.S., received $12,000.00 each.

Hundreds of kids are benefitting from our community’s support. The kids thank you mightily!


SP Officials Present $22,000.00 to Piner High

Schools Plus presents $22,000.00 to Piner High at the school's production of A MID SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. The funds are for music, art and athletics.


Gifts given to Maria Carrillo, Santa Rosa Floral, and Elsie Ellen Music for all their support

The MCHS Culinary Program, the SRHS Floral classes and the EAHS Drum Band have become integral parts of the Schools Plus annual fundraiser, A Night Under the Lights. From catering, center pieces and entertainment, these students work hard to make the event a success. Schools Plus has been supporting these programs for a number of years.


All Star Basketball Game - May 17th

Girls - 6pm

Boys - 7:30pm


Our 2014 allocations of $189,500 are completed: $22,000 to senior highs and $12,000 to middle schools and Ridgway High.

On behalf of all the students we support, Schools Plus thanks the families and business of Santa Rosa who made this possible!


Sponsor Schools Plus at this Year's Human Race

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Schools Plus will participate in the Sonoma County Human Race. Please consider sponsoring us in this effort by giving $10, $20, $50 or whatever you can to help.

Schools Plus is an all volunteer group of Santa Rosa citizens whose mission is funding sports, music, art, drama and other enrichment programs for students in Santa Rosa’s public secondary schools.

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Go Local Sonoma County Recognizes A Night Under the Lights' Success

More than 350 concerned parents, educators, business and community leaders from all over Santa Rosa rallied into fundraising action at the fourth annual Schools Plus, “A Night Under the Lights” gala on October 19, 2013 to raise more than $130,000 to benefit Santa Rosa City’s Middle and High School Arts, Sports, Drama and Music programs.

“Santa Rosa’s business and community leaders made a very impactful statement with their generosity at the Schools Plus annual gala,” said Jeff Carniglia, board president of Schools Plus. “We are thrilled to announce an increase of over $20,000 from last year’s total net proceeds raised. In fact, we estimate $130,000 will go directly to Santa Rosa City School’s arts, sports, music and drama programs. It’s clear our community does not want to simply see our vital co-curricular educational programs maintained; we want to see these programs thrive.”

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The Press Democrat Sounds Off on A Night Under the Lights' Success

“A Night Under the Lights,” the annual gala fundraiser hosted by Schools Plus, pulled in $130,000 to benefit athletics, arts and drama programs in Santa Rosa City Schools’ middle and high school campuses, organizers say.

The Oct. 19 fete featured dance performances by students from Santa Rosa and Maria Carrillo high schools, music performances led by students, and a show by Elsie Allen High’s drum line. The dinner was prepared by students in Maria Carrillo’s culinary program and Montgomery High’s dance crew led guests in a flash mob performance, according to organizers.

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Schools Plus booster John Bribiescas a driving force for education funding

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Our 2013 allocations of $160,000.00 are completed: $20,000.00 to senior highs and $10,000.00 to middle schools and Ridgway High.

On behalf of all the students we support, Schools Plus thanks the families and business of Santa Rosa who made this possible!


Thank you to GoLocal for spreading word of our own John Bribiescas' Award!

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It was a fantastic day at the 2013 Human Race!

Not only were we able to support our community by helping to raise money, we were also able to spend time interacting with participants and informing them about all of the wonderful things that Schools Plus has been doing for Santa Rosa schools. Another great year is in the works!


Schools Plus Chairman of the Board, John Bribiescas, presents Piner High School with a $20,000 check for arts and sports programs!


Schools Plus presents Santa Rosa Middle School with $10,000 for arts and sports programs


Cook Middle School accepts a check for $10,000 to support arts and drama programs!


Santa Rosa High School accepts $20,000 Schools Plus check!


2013 Night Under the Lights Event

Come back soon for new info on this years event!

2013 Night Under the Lights


2012 Night Under the Lights Recap

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Click Here to View our Recap from the 2012 Night Under the Lights event!


Upcoming Events

5th Annual
Night Under the Lights

October 25th, 2014


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"Dear Schools Plus,

Thank you so much for the check of $12,000.00 dollars. We really appreciate it. We could not function as well without your support. My Leadership teacher says her budget for 3 art classes was only $50.00 dollars per class. That's 1 pencil each student.

Your support enables her to actually buy tempera, acrylic paint, brushes, palettes, markers, scratchboard, watercolors, and all types of different papers. Also, to give the students an exciting curriculum.

We could not survive without you!"

- Julie Turpin, Lawrence Cook Middle School

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