Come meet us at CJ Farmers’ Market

As we hope you know, Kalmiopsis Community Arts High School (KCAHS) is a planned free public charter high school for Oregon’s Illinois Valley.  To learn more, we encourage you to come meet us and to feel free to ask any questions you may have in person!  Beginning Friday, April 19, you can find us at the CJ Farmers’ Market in Jubilee Park, from 4-7pm.

We’ll also be collecting bottles and cans as part of IVCanDonate on Saturday, April 20, from 10am-2pm, behind Chevron. This is a joint fundraiser for KCAHS and the RiverStars program. We’ll be splitting the proceeds, so if you want to support arts education in the Illinois Valley, please consider saving up your bottles and cans and dropping them off on this day.

By the way, we’d like to thank a special sponsor who will help you to be able to easily find us at these and other future events. BannerBuzz is a maker of signs and banners that provides free banners for nonprofits. We’d like to thank them for sponsoring us with a banner for KCAHS. (To create your own banner, visit their website at bannerbuzz.com)

Kicking-UP! (help still needed!)

IMG_2274Well, that was fun!  Thanks again to everyone who came out to our Kick-UP! event, where we kicked off our plans for a new free public charter high school for the Illinois Valley. Approximately 30-35 people attended, enjoying a sneak preview of the upcoming Quaketown show, a fun and informative skit, and let’s not forget free pizza and salad.

We also had the opportunity for attendees to sign up for our first committees. But lest you think you had to be there to get in on the ground floor of our committees, we’re here to tell you otherwise. You can check out our committees below, and still lend a hand:

Here’s our committees, along with expected time commitment, and committee chairs:

  • AESTHETICS (4-12 hours/month, committee chair Gina)
  • BUDGET / FINANCE (2-5 hours/month, committee chair Ryan)
  • COMPLIANCE (food, transportation, special education; 2-5 hours/month, committee chair Kaci)
  • CURRICULUM & CHARTER (2-5 hours/month, committee chair Kaci)
  • FACILITIES / SPACE (2-4 hours/month, committee chair Ryan)
  • FUNDRAISING (4-12 hours/month, committee chair Gina)
  • GOVERNANCE (2-8 hours/month, committee chair: Gina)

If you are interested in helping us achieve another high school option for the I.V., with a performing arts underlying much of the program, please consider getting in touch. We’d be happy to talk to you about these committees and how you can help us. You can email us at KalmiopsisCommunityArts@gmail.com.

Thank you for your time and support!