RIO AMERICANO SCIENCE BOOSTERS~ The purpose of Rio Americano Science Boosters is to support the needs of our school’s Science department. All membership fees directly support students.
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Who are we? Rio Americano Science Boosters is a nonprofit organization of parents, families, friends, and teachers who support science education at Rio Americano High School. We encourage all families with students enrolled in science courses to join at the family membership level. Our fundraising efforts put supplies and equipment in classrooms for immediate student use all year long. Teachers submit requests and receipts for items to support their curriculum or department wide needs. All requests must be approved by the RASB board prior to purchase. (See below for current board members)
How are donations used? Establishing and maintaining excellent science curriculum requires substantial and ongoing support. Your donation will provide dissection materials, chemicals, batteries and bulbs, and other consumables used in student labs. It will also help provide the glassware, hardware such as microscopes, software, and other durables necessary in today’s science laboratories. RASB also provides support for Rio’s Science Bowl and Science Olympiad programs. To support the future of students interested in science careers , we offer a scholarship to an RAHS senior and we cover expenses related to informative speaker events.
Why are donations needed? Site funding support consists primarily of classroom needs such as paper and projectors/TVs rather than expenses for labs and durable equipment. In addition, the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards adds engineering components to our science courses. Most engineering projects require both permanent and consumable apparatus and materials. We hope for new state and district support to fulfill these needs, but such funding is not yet in place. in previous years, we have typically been able to provide Rio’s science teachers with $10,000 of support annually.
What donation amount is requested? For your family to become Science Booster supporters, make a minimum $30 donation to the Rio Americano Science Boosters. Larger donations are, of course, welcome and greatly appreciated. Donations can be made throug Square via the Donate button, below, or make checks payable to Rio Americano Science Boosters and submit to department chair Phillip Montbriand in room D13. In addition to Membership, parents can donate funds to support a specific science program, such as Science Bowl or Science Olympiad
Suggested donation amounts:
$30 Family membership
$50 Supplies Superhero
$75 Activity Activator
$100 Laboratory Luminary
The tax ID for Rio Americano Science Boosters is: 68-0346226.
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How can I become more involved with Science Boosters? We welcome parent and student participation in monthly meetings. Please contact Mr. Montbriand for information re: upcoming dates and times. In addition, our outreach goal is to provide information to students about careers in science. if you would like to help put on speaker events, or become a speaker, we would love to hear from you.
Please address any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Boosters meeting dates:
Science Boosters meeting time: 5-6 pm Every or 4th Monday. Please contact Mr. Montbriand for monthly schedules.
Science Boosters meeting location: D-13 (Phillip Montbriand's room)
President Laura Osecheck, parent Vice President Eric Osecheck, student Secretary
Ella Bracchi, student
Treasurer Arne Bracchi, parent Science Department Liaison Mr. Montbriand