By Kristen Evans, VP, Public Relations, The Bronxville School Foundation
May 29, 2020: The Bronxville School Foundation announced its 2020 grant awards, giving $1,009,166 in resources to benefit the Bronxville School’s K-12 student body.
The grant requests came from teachers, administrators, coaches, parents and students. This year’s grants continue to reflect the school’s work toward 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.
“Like every other organization, the Foundation’s board did a thorough assessment of what was feasible for this year’s awards. The pandemic forced us to postpone some very worthy grants which were simply not practical in the current environment. However, the grants we were able to approve will enhance The Bronxville School by providing exciting new resources, training, technology and wellness programs to students, faculty, and administrators. We are particularly pleased to approve four grants submitted by students. Their interest in bettering their school really shows The Bronxville Promise in action.” said Eileen Marshall, the Foundation’s vice president of grants.
Foundation chair Eddie Sulimirski added, “The Foundation is grateful to our donors for their generous and continued support. We received many donations, even post quarantine, which is a testament to the spirit of the Bronxville community. We also appreciate the teachers, administrators, parents and students whose ideas, talent, and energy bring about important new programs, curriculum initiatives, technology, facilities, and other resources to our children. Together, we all make The Bronxville School a better place.”
The following is a complete list of the approved grants for the 2020-2021 school year:
Program and Curriculum Development:
ES Diversity Book Club Visit from Author Grace Lin
Canine Integrative Therapy for ES & MS Special Education
First Grade Math Curriculum Updates
Hadestown the Musical: 8th Grade Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies
MS & HS Book Club
HS STEM: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Pilot
HS World Language Fellows – Inquiry Based Projects Program
HS Project LUSY: Seed Money for Entrepreneurship Classes
HS International Thespian Society Troupe – Year 2
Design & Innovation Center
Innovative Designs for Education: Classroom Redesign Phase III
MS Art Room Renovation
Equipment & Materials:
3-D Printer for MS Science
Unruly Splats: ES Coding & Active Play
Bronco TV Studio Consultant & Equipment
iPads, Headphones & Milo Robot for ES & MS Special Education Classes
VEX V5 Robotics Kits for MS Technology Class
Acoustical Shells for MS and HS Music & Performing Arts
Upgrade Moving Lights for Auditorium
Local Live – Live Stream Sports and Special Events
Blended Learning – New ES PE Audio Visual Equipment
Portable Recording Studio for Performing Arts
ES Sensory Path Hallway
HS Sports Vertical Jump/Speed Training Equipment
Wireless Sound Systems for Indoor/Outdoor School Events
Leadership Development Learning for Curriculum Leaders
MS & HS Voluntary Reading in World Language Classrooms
Health & Wellness:
HS Portable Meditation Cart
One Love Curriculum for HS & MS
HS Social Issues Awareness Club Speaker: Kevin Hines
Wise Corner Mindfulness Pilot for 4th Grade & Resource Room Classrooms
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 the Foundation’s executive director, Helena McSherry, at 914-395-0515 or visit the Foundation’s website at www.BronxvilleSchoolFoundation.org.
Pictured here: Elementary School students at The Bronxville School.
Photo courtesy The Bronxville School Foundation.