Inspire Family Newsletter

News and updates for families of Inspire students

May 29, 2020

Dear Inspire Parents and Families:

As school comes to a close, I am filled with gratitude for our students, who learned to stay strong and keep learning despite enormous obstacles; our parents who partnered with us and became home-school teachers overnight; our teachers, who kept student support front and center no matter what; our staff, who tackled complicated logistics without complaint; and our Inspire community, who proved that we are strong, united, and resilient together.

My hope is that this summer we can rest, remember what's important, and connect with friends and family. Whatever happens next year, we'll be ready for it.

As always, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm not going anywhere, and I so appreciate your partnership!

With gratitude and hope,

Becky Brown


Inspire School of Arts and Sciences

(530) 230-7758

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Inspire's Drive-in Movie Graduation 2020

Inspire is hosting a drive-in movie event to celebrate the achievements of our amazing Class of 2020. In true Inspire style, the movie will feature all the fun and vibrant elements of an Inspire graduation, while acknowledging the hard work and commitment to excellence of our senior class. We will gather at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds for this community event on June 3, from 6:30 - 8:30. While we look forward to seeing you there, remember that it's vital that we follow the guidelines to ensure a safe evening for all.

If you have a senior and would like to attend (no more than two vehicles per graduate), please register here:

Drive-In Movie Graduation Registration

If you want to view the recorded film, check the Events page on the Inspire website on June 3 to access the link!

Inspire's Senior Awards Night 2020

If you missed it, make sure you check out this virtual event to celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing seniors.You will find the link on the Events page at
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Inspire's 6th Annual Video Showcase

Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m.

Don't miss the opportunity to see the outstanding work of students in Erin Hall's Digital Media Arts Classes. You'll be entertained and amazed to see the storyboarding, script-writing, editing, and production skills students learn in Mr. Hall's award-winning programs come to life.

Visit Schoology or the Inspire website at to find the link to the Video Showcase posted on May 30.

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Returning Items to Inspire

It's time for all students to return all Inspire school property! School property includes books, choir clothing, concert clothing, musical instruments, sheet music, cameras and/or camera equipment, chrome books & chargers, calculators or tablets. These items must be returned to the main office on campus no later than June 4, 2020. No appointment needed, we will be in the office between 8:30 - 3:30, Monday through Friday. Please observe appropriate social distancing when you come to turn in your items.

Return of school property is especially important if you are not planning to return to Inspire in the fall!

Help Support our Capital Campaign!

For ten years, Inspire School of Arts and Sciences has offered thousands of students the opportunity to receive an education like no other in the North State. Our academics are off the charts, with courses taught by master teachers who are passionate about their craft. Our block schedule allows students to explore their passions and deepen their love of learning in the areas of dance, theatre, vocal and instrumental music, recording arts, production, digital media arts, visual arts, science and engineering. Our Advisory program and small-school atmosphere help create a vibrant and close-knit educational community. All this is delivered on a campus that is not adequate to the needs of our innovative programs. We have the plans and partial funding in place to build a campus worthy of our outstanding education model, with a community theatre space to house our Broadway-level productions, a maker space to house our innovative design and engineering programs, and state-of-the art facilities to accommodate our career-technical education courses. However, we need to raise $10 million in two years to match state grant funding for our initial phase plan. We need you to consider how you might help!

You can give a monthly donation here.

You can give a gift of cash here.

You can start a peer-to-peer fundraising page here.

You can spread the word, donate your time, or help in so many ways by emailing the Inspire Foundation's Development Director, Celeste Cramer, at

Thank you for your partnership in making our dream school happen!