EDUCATION FOUNDATION FUNDS ROUND LAKE HIGH SCHOOL BLACK BOX THEATER PROGRAM
The students of Round Lake High School will soon have the opportunity to explore new and exciting territories in fine arts education through an experimental black box theater program funded by the Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 Education Foundation.
The announcement comes in recognition of American Education Week (November 16-20, 2015). “We’re extremely excited about bringing a new program to our students and communities,” says Douglas Raul Williams, president of the Foundation. “Last year, we had the opportunity to provide several mini-grants to educators in the district to enhance classroom learning. The RLAS Education Foundation Black Box Theater represents the largest program we’ve funded as an organization, and will provide sustainable opportunities for students interested in the fine arts for years to come.” The Foundation will also continue to provide mini-grants beginning in January of 2016.
The Theater will offer students the chance to engage in both traditional and experimental forms of performance art. The Foundation, in conjunction with the school district, raised the funds for the program through the 2014 Round Lake Schools Fine Arts Extravaganza. “It’s fitting that funds raised through our fine arts supporters are being invested in expanding fine arts programs in the district,” says Dr. Constance Collins, PhD, Superintendent of the school district. “I’m very pleased to see the Education Foundation making a positive impact on the enrichment of our students’ lives.” The award will be presented in a brief ceremony during the December 7, 2015 meeting of the School Board at 7:00 p.m.
Formed in 2014 as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization through the combined efforts of educators and concerned citizens in the Round Lake Area communities, the mission of the Round Lake Area Schools Community Unit School District #116 Education Foundation is to provide resources for unique and innovative programs and activities to help raise student achievement by engaging business and community partners. The Foundation strives to provide funding for programs that are beyond the budget of the district, and aims to enrich the experiences of students in a profoundly underfunded school system, and continues to work as a partner with Round Lake Area Schools Community Unit School District #116.
To donate or become involved with the Foundation, please visit rlasfoundation.com.
For more information, please contact: Douglas Raul Williams, Foundation President: email@example.com, 773-386-1935
Heather Bennett, Public Relations Officer RLAS CUSD #116