Anderson Children's Foundation

Shadow Hills High School

Girls Wresting Room (2021-2022)

This grant is paramount for what we are striving to continue to achieve with the group of adolescent girls that we have assembled. We are working on almost a daily basis with a growing group of high school girls to achieve high self-esteem, impeccable grades, and a sense of belonging among each other and in the community. This grant will allow us to continue the path we have started on.

We will use this money to put mats in the wrestling room and allow us to upgrade other parts of the room as well. The wrestling room is so much more to us. It is where we learn t overcome obstacles, face adversity, be honest with each other, and most importantly be honest with ourselves.

Without this grant we would not be able to continue to grow at the level that we are now. This completed funded this portion of our project and we are forever grateful.

Colorguard Revitalization Project (2021-2022)

The purpose of this project is to revitalize the colorguard and winter guard program at Shadow Hills High School. The colorguard program at Shadow Hills has been existence since the school’s inception in 2009. Much of the current equipment this group uses was purchased with the opening funding for the school, 12 years ago. The funding of this project will allow for both the replacement of deteriorated equipment and the purchase of new equipment that will allow for the future growth of the program. The new equipment funded through this grant includes practice and performance sabres, rifles, flag poles, parade uniforms and an equipment storage system. This new equipment will sufficiently support a colorguard team of up to 40 members for the next 10 years.

Digital Makerspace (2017-2018)

Shadow Hills High School Library will open its first Digital Makerspace in order to provide students with a safe haven to collaborate, engage in the creative use of technology, develop 21st century skills, and promote independent life-long learning. Linking literacy with digital media provides a unique opportunity to help students not only improve their reading and writing skills, but also to explore and learn new technologies that incorporate Web 2.0 tools into educational experiences.

Innovation and exploration will define the Makerspace as students work in small groups to solve problems and produce digital media. Students will use the Digital Makerspace to create mini-documentaries, digital stories, book talks, as well as interviews, podcasts, and vlogs. Frequent library viewings of student-created digital media will be offered to library patrons in order to showcase student work, promote diversity, and build community support for literacy and libraries.

Band Boosters (2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015)

The Shadow Hills High School Band Boosters are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the Shadow Hills High School instrumental music program. The instrumental music program at SHHS enrolls over 180 students in a wide variety of performance ensembles that include the Regiment of the Realm marching band, two concert bands, a jazz band, percussion ensemble, beginning band, colorguard, winter drumline, and a pit orchestra that plays for all theater department musical productions. During the school's six-year existence, these ensembles have garnered many awards and accolades including sweepstakes and 1st place awards at numerous marching competitions, superior ratings at concert band and jazz band festivals, and performing at championship events in both winter guard and winter drumline competitions. The Regiment of the Realm marching band was invited to perform live in front of 40.000 people at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2014, where their performance with the DJ group Big Gigantic was seen across the world via YouTube and Access TV. In October of 2014 the Regiment of the Realm appeared with the international super group One Direction in their music video Steal My Girl. This video has received over 150 million views on YouTube! In 2016 the Regiment recorded an episode of Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser, an original opera that is being produced in episodic format for KCET television and the internet. The opera is due to premiere in the spring of 2017.