FLB Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $6,721.67
For the seventh year in a row the Fort LeBoeuf Foundation awarded $6,721.67 in grants to teachers in all levels of the district from elementary to high school bringing the total to over $40,000. The Excellence in Education grant program seeks to identify and invest in creative, innovative projects and programs that have the potential to make the largest impact to enhance educational opportunities for students.
For Waterford Elementary, a grant of $300 was given to help produce the school musical under the leadership of Mrs. Zylak. Working on the production helps the students learn many life skills, such as cooperating with others and time management. The play includes many students at Waterford and is enjoyed by numerous community members each year. Third, fourth, and fifth graders at Waterford Elementary will have access to more technology in Ms. Kulic’s math/tech classes with tablets for a Math Mania and Tech Savvy project. In Mrs. Bukoski’s second and third grade classes, programmable robot kits will have students working in teams to gain knowledge of basic coding, robotics, and electronics. She stated, “This will make students competitive in the 21st century workforce.”
At the middle school, Mrs. Friedman’s students in sixth grade will be developing effective research skills and recording audio presentations with the “Pure Genius” program. The high school’s industrial arts classes will be team up with Mr. Tatar at the middle school to build new instrument storage cabinets that will allow students to safely store their instruments at school and reduce repairs and replacements.
At the high school, the Foundation once more contributed to Business Week, a week long program that helps students learn how the economy works and discover their individual skills in various careers. The latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud will be used by high school students studying graphic design, as well as working with the school yearbook. Visual Arts teacher, Ms. Peters says, “This will allow our students to be competitive in college applications, the workforce, and local internships.” This is the 22nd anniversary of the Foundation, and the grants would not be possible without support from the faculty, alumni, and community. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the educational opportunities of students in the Fort LeBoeuf School District. If you are interested in becoming involved or have questions about the Fort LeBoeuf Foundation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.