June 2017

The Bronxville School Foundation Awards $654,660.00 in Grants

The Bronxville School Foundation announced its 2017 grant awards, giving $654,660 in resources to benefit children in Kindergarten through 12th grade at the Bronxville School. The Foundation grant requests came from teachers, administrators, parents, and students.  This year’s grants continue to reflect the school’s work towards creating a sustainable model of excellence, aligned with the District’s goals of delivering the best possible curriculum and instruction, integrating new technologies, and providing improvements to school facilities and equipment that best support the current and future learning needs of students. After careful consideration from the Grants Committee and the Board of Directors, grants were awarded to all areas of the school.

 

“This year’s grants will enhance the Bronxville School by providing exciting new resources to students, faculty and administrators.” said Matt Wetty, the Foundation’s Vice President of Grants.

 

Foundation Chair Lisa Barr added, “The Foundation is grateful to our donors for their passion for and generosity towards supporting excellent public education.  We also feel privileged to work with Bronxville educators whose ideas and energy bring new curricula, programs, practices and resources into our children’s lives each and every school day.”

 

The following is a complete list of the approved grants for the 2017-18 school year:

 

PROGRAM, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

• ES “<bronCOdes>” Coding Program Support Specialist*

• K-12 iSTEAM Advisory Committee Formation and Implementation*

• K-12 Coding & Computer Science Curricula Supporting Materials*

• I2Learn for ES/MS*

• ES Lego WeDo Coding Set and Curriculum*

• HS TED-Ed Channel

• Challenge Success Program for MS/HS

• “Embedding Local History”: ES Partnership with Bronxville Historical Conservancy

• Composition Training for the HS Orchestra with PUBLIQuartet

• HS Playwrights in Performance

• HS Group Voice and Master Classes for “Broadway Singing”

• K-12 Girls Leadership Institute Formation and Speaker

• 5th Grade Library Augmentation

• Singapore Math Manipulatives for 5th Grade

 

FACILITIES

• HS Art Room Renovation (C316)

• Auditorium Lighting Enhancements

 

EQUIPMENT

• HS Engineering STEAM Course Materials & Equipment*

• Wireless Temperature Probes for MS

• Sound Field System for ES Science and 5th Grade

• ES/MS Tower Garden

• Adaptive Seating for 3rd Grade

• HS Flexible Socratic Collaborative Workspace

• Alternative Seating for 5th Grade

• ES Imagination Playground Phase II

• Autoclave for Biological Research in the HS

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

• ES Makerspace Planning and Training*

• Conferences to Support Coding, Robotics & Computer Science K-12 Curriculum*

• Design Thinking Series at Harvard University for K-12 iSteam Committee*

• Project Based Learning World Conference for HS STEM Faculty

• HS English Socratic Seminar Training

• Project Based Learning Continued K-12 Professional Development

• Bronxville Promise Assessment Framework Focused on Innovation (K-12)

• Dialectical Behavior Training for K-12 Psychologists and Guidance Counselors

• School-wide Mindfulness Fellowship

• Teaching with Technology Training for MS/HS Teachers

• Movie Making with Jacob Burns in ES

• AP Computer Science Principles Professional Development for HS

• Teacher’s College Argumentation Institute for MS/HS

 

*Grant is STEM/STEAM related

 

The Bronxville School Foundation has supported our school for 26 years.  The Foundation’s fundraising had strong results this year: our community understands the important role the Foundation plays in enriching the school’s programs & providing a first rate education for our children. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we raised over $550,000; all of these proceeds have been used to fund grants.

 

The Bronxville School Foundation depends upon contributions from school families and the community.  If you would like to learn more about the Foundation, please contact Foundation Executive Director, Peggy Williams, at 395-0515 or visit the Foundation website www.BronxvilleSchoolFoundation.org.

 

 

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