Raise the Curtain Campaign

"Raise the Curtain Campaign"

Recent News: 
   Through the great support of the community, the PTA, MPPEF, PAPS, the district, and Bergen County Special Services, we have raised enough money to purchase Acoustic Panels! Panels and baffles will be installed in the gym during the first Quarter of the school year. These will greatly improve the experience that everyone has in the Gym, regardless of the activity. This also means we have completed the final Big Ticket purchase of the Campaign! Ms. Angulo-Pizzaro and Mr. Peters are very grateful for all of the support your have given us over the past several years, THANK YOU!

Upcoming Events:
Our Mission: To raise funds for upgrades and additions to the Performing Arts facilities at Highland School, in order to increase student focus and learning in the classroom and provide a venue that is much more appropriate for all events that take place in Highland School.
These include:

   -Winter and Spring Concerts

   -6th Grade Musical

   -Talent Shows (Godwin and Highland)

   -Cultural Fair



   -Meetings of Organizations


Who We Are: This is a joint effort between Mr. Peters, Ms. Angulo-Pizarro and YOU, the parents of Midland Park
How You Can Help:
   1. Participate in fundraising events

Our goal
has been split into three Stages, improvements for the stage, the music classrooms and the gym. The entire ‘Raise the Curtain Campaign’ will need approximately $102,000 to be completed.

Stage 1: The Highland School Stage - Total Estimated Cost $36,980   COMPLETED!
  • Upgraded Stage Lighting ($8,750)    COMPLETED!
  • Upgraded Sound System ($15,000) - COMPLETED!
  • Stage Extension for Band Performances ($2,300) - COMPLETED!
  • Stage Curtain ($10,930) - COMPLETED!
Stage 2: Music and Band Rooms - Total Cost $16,982
  • Soundproofing for the wall that separates the Music and Band Rooms ($1,160) - The wall is currently not sound proof, making teaching music and band classes simultaneously very difficult. This will reduce the sound bleeding between the two rooms, allowing for increased student focus.
  • Music Library System ($3,544) COMPLETED!
  • Upgraded Music Room Sound System and Technology Integration ($10,500) COMPLETED!
  • 2 additional General Music Storage Cabinets ($1,778)  COMPLETED!
Stage 3: The Highland Gym - Total Cost (Estimated) $47,256
  • Upright Piano (Estimated $8,000) - This will be used in the Music Room and for all performances in the Gym. One of the current pianos will be decommissioned and the other will be used for rehearsals and any situation that requires excessive movement of the piano itself.
  • Acoustical Paneling for the Gym Walls ($39,256) COMPLETED!
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