The Grandview Heights High School's Spanish and Poll clubs will sponsor a benefit concert from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the middle school commons.

The Grandview Heights High School's Spanish and Poll clubs will sponsor a benefit concert from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the middle school commons.

Various student garage bands and student singers from the high school and middle school will perform to benefit Escuela Palomo, a K-8 school in Costa Rica.

Admission to the concert is $3.

The proceeds will be used to purchase books for Escuela Palomo and pay the cost of sending the materials to the school, GHHS Spanish teacher Carmen Mendoza said.

Mendoza is helping to coordinate the concert with Stevenson music teacher Jim Shaw.

"A group of Spanish students from Grandview traveled to Costa Rica last year and we had the chance to visit the school and meet the teachers and students," Mendoza said. "They only receive money to pay for the teachers' salaries. For everything else they have to raise money in the community."

The school has few books in its library, she said.

"I think our students were impressed by the job the teachers and staff do at the school," Mendoza said. "They work so hard to give their students a good education with so few resources."

Grandview students came up with the idea of doing a benefit concert, she said.

"They're really excited about being able to do something to help this school," she said. "nstead of just sending money to an organization, they wanted to do something specific for the school."