No matter what size, any and all donations to the Mark West Education Foundation for the Arts is value added to a students’ education.  Your donations fund Music classes, Art Docents, and a better, more rounded education for the students of the Mark West Union School District.  Help us fund these important facets of any child’s education, and know that your donation is truly going towards one of the most important parts of any child’s life, their Education.
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If you would prefer to send a check to the Mark West Education Foundation, please mail it to 305 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-1101.

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Phone: (707)524-2970

Address: 305 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, Ca 95404

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2021-2022 Music Exploration Elective Class

Mrs. Kaufman is excited to welcome interested Charter students to a new music elective class this year! The Music Exploration class will give students the chance to explore a variety of percussion instruments while learning about musical concepts like beat, rhythm, composition, melody, harmony, texture, dynamics, etc. Students will tap into their creative sides as they collaborate and develop musical pieces for performance. Students with experience on other instruments or with singing will be encouraged to incorporate these skills in their pieces. However, no previous experience in music is required! Mrs. Kaufman is looking forward to the sounds we will create!

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.