Jan 09

Tell Rim Educational Foundation & Friends to “Go Jump in the Lake!”

Dec 05

The Results are in and the Rim Students Win in a Give BIG Way!

Thanks to the support of our generous donors the Rim of the World Educational Foundation raised a total of $25,311.96 during this year’s Give BIG campaign. This amount included online and offline contributions, matching donors and prize dollars. The Foundation received BIG congratulations from Supervisor Janice Rutherford for having collected the most donations in her 2nd District. That honor garnered the Foundation a bonus of $1,000.

In addition, the Foundation was awarded two countywide prizes: $700 for coming in fourth in total donations and $1,500 for coming in fifth for the number of unique donors.

The Foundation’s board members are grateful to each and every donor. Their support helped us increase our donations from $11,275 in 2016 and exceed our 2017 goal of $15,000. And more of you made contributions: 280 as compared to 197 last year.

These donations will help the Foundation continue its support of three programs in the Rim of the World Unified School District: individual grants to each of the five schools, the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program and the ROP (Regional Occupation Program) classes.

Give BIG Wrap-up Celebration


Nov 30

Rim Educational Foundation Special Event at the Jurassic Fossils Store, Dec 7

Nov 21

Give BIG Wrap UP Event November 28, 4pm to 10pm

Nov 21

Rim Educational Foundation Awards $10,000 to AVID Student Programs

On Thursday, November 16, Rim of the World Educational Foundation Board Members, Jo Bonita Rains, Suzann Foster, and Marilyn Mays awarded a $10,000 check to  Assistant Principal and AVID Administrator, David Nygren. The funds were requested needed for immediate AVID program needs.

The presentation took place at a regular scheduled Rim School Board Meeting in the Library at Rim High School.


AVID Students Speak Out in Video Created by RIM High, ROP Students

See what Students have to say about the benefits of the AVID program. This is a student ROP TV-Video Production.

Oct 29

Sunrise Rotary Awards $1000 to Rim of the World Educational Foundation

At the Lake Arrowhead Sunrise Rotary Annual Charity Action,  October 28, President: Ken McKay, presented a check in the amount of $1,000.00, to the Rim of the World Educational Foundation. This check is greatly appreciated and will be used wisely to support the educational future of the  RIM USD students.

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Thank you Sunrise Rotary!

Oct 07

Thanks Members and Donors for Giving BIG in 2016

In 2016 you made the choice to make a difference in the lives of our Rim students by donating to the Give BIG campaign on behalf of the Rim of the World Educational Foundation.

Our Mission is to engage with parents, business and community partners in the support of the Rim of the World Public Schools and the academic achievement of all its students. Our vision is that excellent schools create strong community.

Your support enable our students to advance their education and assure a better future for our community.

Click here for a list of published donors.

Your generous donation has led to:

  • Educational grants totaling $27,000 for all Rim USD schools including an Anti-Bullying Training program for Rim High
  • A five-day college field trip for 20 AVID juniors, 22 Chromebooks to benefit 52 AVID students at MPH, AVID teacher training and field trips to local universities for both middle and high school students
  • A $10,000 grant to ROP for much needed supplies and technology

Sep 13

Give BIG Challenge Starts Oct 27

Aug 17

Students Are Fulfilling Their Dreams

Jared Powell, Natalie Garcia-Perez and Anahi Garcia-Perez shared their ROP and AVID success stories with the Rim of the World Educational Foundation board at their annual meeting.

“I would not be where I am without AVID.” That is what Natalie Garcia-Perez, a Rim High graduate and current junior at UC Berkeley told the Rim of the World Educational Foundation board at their annual meeting on Aug. 13.

AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination – teaches the students how to take better notes, how to study and introduces many to the idea of attending a four-year college.

Natalie’s parents, she told the Foundation board, did not have the educational opportunities she is enjoying. “My Dad went to the first year of middle school. My Mom didn’t finish elementary school. They came here from Mexico with little grasp of the language.”

She added that, while her parents were as helpful as they could be, “when it came to college I was lost.”

In middle school Natalie’s aspirations were to be a stay-at-home mom. She is now majoring in molecular and cellular biology with the intention of going to medical school. Without her AVID college field trip, she said she would not even have applied to Berkeley.

“Now I have so many dreams,” she said.

Natalie was joined at the Foundation meeting by her sister Anahi, a senior at Rim. She started in the AVID program when in 8th grade. “It has changed my life,” Anahi said. “I was clueless about college and what it would do for me.”

Last year Anahi went on the college field trip, which opened her eyes to new campuses. “It gives us the opportunity to experience these schools,” she said. “It made me realize the opportunities out there.”

Like her sister, Anahi plans to go into the sciences but is not sure exactly what her focus will be.


Representing the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) at the Foundation Board meeting was Jared Powell, a Rim High graduate who particularly enjoyed the TV and Video Production ROP class when he was a student on the mountain.

Since he was always interested in art, he majored in Fine Arts and Illustration at Cal State Fullerton. He used that education as a graphic designer for a trade show company and also did some 3D modeling.

Jared kept in touch with his Rim teachers, turning to them for guidance and mentoring. He got a call last year from his former teacher Mr. Urbz, telling him he was moving to Arizona and urging Jared to apply for the TV and Video Production teaching job.

Not only is he teaching that class, Jared is also teaching the 3D Animation course – putting his education and industry experience to good use.

“I’m glad I got that job experience,” he said. “I can teach the students how to conduct an interview, write a. Resume, how to conduct themselves in a real job – things not covered in the standard curriculum in school.”
In addition, Jared said, because he is close to the students in age, “I can keep those teenage feelings fresh to motivate the students. I use my first-hand information now as a teacher.”

The Rim of the World Educational Foundation, whose mission is to “engage parents, business and community partners in the support of Rim of the World public schools and the academic achievements of all its students,” supports both the ROP classes and the AVID program, donating $35,000 to the two programs in the 2016-2017 school year. The Foundation also donated more than $26,000 in Partnership with Schools grants to the six schools in the district.

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