Best Practices (HS)

School Spirit

 

Community Service

 

Community Artfest


The Artfest is an event at which artistic works are showcased from the high school as well as from the local middle and elementary schools. All students, parents, and community members are welcome to view these noteworthy works of art. It allows for the community to connect and come together to appreciate the achievements and talents of community artists. Bonita Vista High continually experiences success with this activity.




Clean Up Day


Clean Up Day is a day set aside to focus on cleaning the campus. This activity lasts no more than three hours and can be done on a Saturday or any day when school is not in session.




Recycling Program


A program put on by the students and faculties of the special education program, they help collect school-wide recyclable products by placing bins in every classroom on campus. Generally three bins are placed in each classroom, one for cans, one for plastic, and another for paper. Recyclables are then collected on a daily basis from each classroom by the students of the special education program. This program not only promotes environmental awareness but also aids in preventing an overload of trash.




Stand Up for Kids


Stand Up for Kids is a non-profit organization founded in the early 1990’s to help rescue homeless and at risk-youth. Entirely run by volunteers, people participate with the intention of helping youth understand they can set goals within their lives and have the ability to attain them.





Fundraising

 

Community Artfest


The Artfest is an event at which artistic works are showcased from the high school as well as from the local middle and elementary schools. All students, parents, and community members are welcome to view these noteworthy works of art. It allows for the community to connect and come together to appreciate the achievements and talents of community artists. Bonita Vista High continually experiences success with this activity.




Clean Up Day


Clean Up Day is a day set aside to focus on cleaning the campus. This activity lasts no more than three hours and can be done on a Saturday or any day when school is not in session.




Recycling Program


A program put on by the students and faculties of the special education program, they help collect school-wide recyclable products by placing bins in every classroom on campus. Generally three bins are placed in each classroom, one for cans, one for plastic, and another for paper. Recyclables are then collected on a daily basis from each classroom by the students of the special education program. This program not only promotes environmental awareness but also aids in preventing an overload of trash.




Stand Up for Kids


Stand Up for Kids is a non-profit organization founded in the early 1990’s to help rescue homeless and at risk-youth. Entirely run by volunteers, people participate with the intention of helping youth understand they can set goals within their lives and have the ability to attain them.





Concessions


Run by ASB, a concession stand is set up on campus that is available all year during passing periods and lunch. Snacks must be chosen that will be healthy for the students but also yield the highest profit for the Student Government class, as this is a profitable source of fundraising. In addition, inventory of items sold and finding students to help sell products as well as someone to track the amount of money obtained are a few tasks required in order to make this fundraising a success.




Wheelchair Basketball


A faculty verses students event in which people are able to sign up to participate in a game of basketball played in wheelchairs. Necessary materials are enough wheelchairs for teams, players, as well as adequate advertising. Such a fundraiser can raise funds for charities or the school, and often ticket packages are a clever way to attract attendance to the game. If the funding is going to a charity, invite members or recipients of the funds as VIP and have them sit in the front row or in box seats within the stadium.




Ice Skating the Night Away


A fun family friendly fundraiser to celebrate the winter months! Partner up with a local ice skating rink to sponsor a fundraiser at their rink for your school or organization. Contact your local ice skating rinks and speak with the manager about doing a joint fundraiser. Though any day of the week will work for this fundraiser, Friday or Saturday evenings are the best as there is no school the day after. Depending on the rink, they may give you fliers advertising the fundraiser so make sure to hand these out to everyone at your school or organization. This is easily put together by a club or by a school’s ASB. and is a great way to bring out the holiday spirit and raise money for a great cause!




International Food Faire


International Food Fairs are days in which the clubs are allowed to sell food and drinks to the students during lunch. It provides clubs with a way to fundraise for their upcoming events. To ensure that there is a wide variety of food, no two clubs are allowed to sell the same type of foods. Sign ups can be set up by the Club Council, or by ASB. Providing music in the area where the clubs set up their booths provides a fun atmosphere for students to purchase foods and learn more about the clubs selling them.




Air Band


Air Band is one of the most popular events to take place at any high school. It also happens to be an excellent means of fundraising, as well as a great opportunity to let the community in on what is going on at the local high school. Air Band is a time to get the “invisible kids” involved in school activities while allowing them to sine in front of their community and peers.




Faculty Follies


This is an assembly type fundraiser. At Whitney High, it takes place after school and what it is, is just a fun event where the teachers are the stars. Get as many teachers to get involved because the more that are involved, the more successful this event will be. The teachers come up with acts, dance routines, or anything else they think would be funny and they perform during faculty follies. You charge for admission and you can also have a concession stand selling snacks and drinks. You could also record the entire show and sell it as a DVD after. This is a fun event that students look forward to and is a great way to raise money!




Holiday Bizarre


The holiday bizarre is a fun event that not only raises holiday spirit, but also could be used as a school fundraiser. At John Glenn High, this event takes place after school just before winter break begins. First of all, you must get different vendors to donate or discount food for you to purchase so that you can charge a small fee and still make a profit. Along with the various food choices all school clubs that chose to participate will get a booth and charge for students to play games that the club sets up. By doing this, not only does the school profit, but the clubs end up gaining a profit as well. On top of everything, if you choose, cultural or dance clubs on campus can perform a variety of numbers. This is a fun event to kick of winter break and it also raises a large amount of money.




Fundraising to the Tee


This is a fun game that can quickly raise lots of money at a large event. Gather golf balls and sell them for $5-$10 each. Have people toss the golf balls down a hill with various “x”s marked with blue tape. The people who get closest to the X win various prizes, such as stuffed animals or electronics. Works at Bolsa Chica High!




International Night


Need a great way to raise money but have fun? International Night is a night where clubs can showcase their cultural performances as well as sell their cultural food. Tickets can be of any price that would most likely suit the satisfaction of students. Works at Saint Francis High!




Kickback Dance


This dance is a great way to get freshmen who may not be familiar with one another at the start of the school year, to get to know each other. It is also a great way to make some money by selling tickets for a low price. – Academy of Business, Law, and Education




Day at the Bay


Day at the Bay is a great way to prepare for the fun summer ahead as well as raise some money for your school. Towards the end of May or early June, right before summer break, this event includes filling the quad or any open area of the school with waterslides and other activities to help cool off in the heat. It’s a great way to prepare for the hot but fun summer ahead! – Granite Bay High School




Blacklight Dance


Do you need a night where you and your school friends can let loose and have fun? You can also capitalize on raising money for your school by selling tickets for the Blacklight Dance, an event where for one night, students can hang out with friends and dance to the music of the DJ while wearing neon colored, bright clothes and lights under black lights. – El Camino High School





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3130 Alpine Rd, Suite 288

Portola Valley, CA 94028
Phone: (510) 834-2272
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