Lead Us Onward is a 4 year (2016/2017 – 2019/2020) $3 million campaign to lead Rockway students to bright futures by:

  1. Fueling Sustainable Mission – financially sustaining Rockway’s unique mission and enabling students to thrive here.
  2. Embracing All Students – continuing to support families and students – building respect and growing enrolment – so that more students can benefit from the Rockway experience.
  3. Inspiring Minds – giving students exceptional learning experiences – building wonder – inside and outside the classroom, such as the new business program.
  4. Revitalizing facilities and equipment – equipping students with the best possible learning environment and tools.
    For the full story, you can read: Lead Us Onward and follow campaign updates.

This past summer, we renovated the basement level, re-configuring art and family studies spaces, creating more digital media spaces, and, adding new floors, ceilings, and large glass doors for a bright open concept. The Assembly Area received a complete makeover too! – ceiling, floors, sound, and lighting…all of this to give students better learning experiences. Revitalization efforts continue this school year, but are more focused on specific classrooms.

This year, we are turning our attention to repairing the music portables. Two are badly water damaged. We’ve had to start emergency repairs to Portable 4, which normally houses music classes; those classes have been temporarily relocated to the Assembly Area. The initial estimate is approximately $30,000 for this work.

Portable 3, which houses not only classes, but instruments and music, as well as the music office, is also in need of repairs. We are still investigating the full extent and cost of these repairs, which are vital to providing dedicated space for our rich music tradition.

Also, more attention is being given to Fueling Sustainable Mission and Embracing All Students by supporting Rockway’s 2017-2018 annual operating fundraising goal of $365,000, which includes Tuition Assistance needs.

We are all Rockway – students, parents, families, volunteers, Alumni, faculty, staff, Board members, and community members. This is your school and your opportunity to support bright futures for our young people and beyond.

Donate to Lead Us Onward with your support and generosity.

Thanks in large part to a $625,000 matching pledge by a local family, we have received gifts and pledges totaling over $1.4 million so far!

Questions/Comments/To Get Involved – Connect with Christine Rier, Director of Advancement at advancement@rockway.ca or 519-342-0007 x.3011


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