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Phone: (707)524-2970

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Welcome to Mark West Education Foundation

The Mark West Education Foundation is a separate, nonprofit organization. The mission of the Education Foundation is to enrich educational programs throughout the Mark West Union School District. The Foundation’s goal is to build sustainable, ongoing resources for the district by developing partnerships with our diverse community in order to ensure quality educational opportunities for our students and staff.

By partnering with our local businesses and community, the MWUSD Education Foundation provides funding through educational grants which directly benefit the Mark West School District’s students, staff, and programs.

The end of the 2019-2020 and thus far this year have been unlike any other.  However, the challenges did not deter us from our mission to support our students, staff, and programs.  Although we could not hold events in person, the Foundation held a Virtual Fundraiser benefiting the educational grant program.  Your support of the Foundation has also provided Kara Kaufman the ability to continue her music program virtually, including choir, guitar, violin and recorder; our choir was able to participate in the Virtual Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by the Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center and, at the end of last year, the music students participated in an virtual music concert!

The MWUSD Education Foundation board members have continued to develop partnerships with the business community.  As we eagerly await the students return, we will continue to strive to support educational excellence and enrichment programs by planning Pledge Drives and events benefiting our students, staff and programs.

We value your input and encourage you to become involved!  For more information regarding the MWUSD Education Foundation, please visit our website at or contact your school principal.

2020-2021 Music Program

Dear Parent(s) of Prospective Music Students,
For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Mark West District instrumental and choral music program will be available in an online learning format to all interested students in grades 4 through 8. Naturally, there will be significant changes to the program this year due to the pandemic, and these changes will be explained in this information packet. Ultimately, my goal for the music program this year is to provide students with an opportunity to unplug from electronic devices and create music by singing or playing an instrument. Although it seems contradictory to design an online class expressly to get students offline, that’s exactly what I want to do. In the past few days, weeks, and months, I have spent more time than I’d like to admit in front of a screen–for work, entertainment, shopping, and staying in touch with family and friends. But often, the most joy I felt during a day was when I forced myself away from the computer and instead sat down at my piano and played. I hope to share this joy of creating music with your children.
Mrs. Kara Kaufman

Virtual Music Information Packet 2020-2021

Virtual Music Information Packet 2020-2021 (Spanish)

Introduction Video

Link to Signup Form