During the current academic year, we issued more than a dozen grants to enrich the experience of students in the White Plains public schools. One of our most recent grants funded new shirts for the 4th and 5th grade chorus at Ridgeway Elementary School. The students looked great in the shirts, and they sounded even better!
To ring in the new school year, we welcomed the opportunity to "introduce" our new batch of commemorative bricks to the donors and honorees who were able to "meet" them. As the school year now moves forward, we are focusing our energies on finding the best ways for us to help the students in White Plains public schools.
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We welcome your help! Whether you can offer time, money, or ideas, you can help us make an important contribution to the lives of White Plains Public School students.
WE'RE THRILLED TO SEE OUR GRANTS BENEFITING THE STUDENTS IN WHITE PLAINS PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
Ballroom Dancing Program at Church Street School
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC!!!
Friends of White Plains Public Schools is dedicated to supporting our students by
(1) Funding academic and cultural enrichment programs not included in the District's budget, and
(2) Encouraging greater involvement in and support for the schools by parents, the community, and alumni.
On April 24th we celebrated our 25th anniversary, and honored Michele Schoenfeld for her four decades of service - as the Clerk of the White Plains Board of Education and as a volunteer leader. More than 110 supporters and civic and community leaders attended, and the event raised more than $25,000 for academic and cultural enrichment programs in the White Plains Public Schools! For more information, and to see pictures from the event, please click here.
Through special events, dinners, auctions, sale of commemorative bricks and fund-raising appeals, the Friends have raised and donated more than $440,000 to the White Plains Public Schools.
WE ENJOYED "INTRODUCING" SOME NEW BRICKS TO THEIR HONOREES!
During the 2020-21 school year - a most unusual school year - we were happy to provide grants covering software that allowed band and music teachers across our district to present virtual concerts. We are proud to present some of those concerts here, showcasing both the talent and the resilience of many students within the White Plains Public Schools.
This Is My Wish (performed by the White Plains Citywide Elementary Chorus)
We Won't Stop Dreaming (for Highlands Moving Up Day Ceremony)
National Anthem (for WPHS Graduation Ceremony)
Seasons of Love (for WPHS Graduation Ceremony)
Don't Stop Me Now (for WPHS Graduation Ceremony)
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE OUR
25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA SUCH A HUGE SUCCESS!