Five years ago, Venado did not have a single Chromebook on campus. Since that time, with the generous support of our parent community, we have made strategic investments using donation drive proceeds, district technology and site funds to transform Venado Middle School into a technology-rich school. With over 800 Chromebooks on campus, we are one of few IUSD schools that has a class set of these devices in virtually every teacher’s classroom. This means that all Venado students and staff have access to state of the art technology any time they need it. This was made possible because supportive parents like you donated year after year.
The life of a typical Chromebook in a public school setting, such as Venado, is 6 years. To ensure that students and staff have access to state of the art technology, we purchase approximately 130 devices each year in order replace all devices in 6 years. Replacing desktop and laptop computers is even more expensive. These considerable costs are simply not possible without the support of our parent community.
In our Direct Donation Drive, 100% of your donation will benefit Venado students and teachers. We are confident that we can meet our goal of $17,000, or $100 per family, by Friday, October 25. For just 56 cents per day this school year, you can make a significant impact in your child’s classroom. I strongly urge you to make the suggested donation today.
-Luis Torres, Principal | Shannon Van Dam, Assistant Principal
Donations of any amount are accepted and greatly appreciated. All contributions are 100% tax deductible. The Venado Middle School PTSA is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization, and your donation is 100% tax deductible (Venado PTSA Tax ID #33-0480511).