On July 7th, 2015, the Bethlehem Central School District accepted a donation from Bethlehem Central Community Foundation (BCCF) to support 12 classroom grants throughout the district.
We thank our members for helping us encourage creativity and new ideas in our schools.
Grants awarded for 2015-2106 school year
-Anatomy Models for Frog Dissection Alternatives - Edward Gill and Lisa Wood will be incorporating life like models for the frog dissection unit that is part of the 7th grade Science curriculum.
-Boogie Boards for Kindergarten Students - The students in Liz Gentile, Barbara Monthie and Linda Reddy will be using Boogie Boards, electronic whiteboards, to develop writing skills and letter recognition.
- French Club: Language Learning Through Fun & Games - Students in Michelle Grogan's after school French Club at the Middle School will have new games and activities to build their knowledge, skill and enjoyment of French.
-A Garden at Slingerlands Elementary - Pam MacMillan is using funds to install a garden to be used by students and families in the Garden Club.
-School Recycling Center - Students at Elsmere Elementary will have an increased understanding of materials that can be recycled and a new awareness of the impact simple changes can make on how much material is reused.
- Monster Doll Kits - The students in Trish Henning and Rachel Freedman 7th grade FACs classes will make Monster Dolls during the sewing unit. Rather than just practicing the techniques that are taught, this new activities allows students to create while reinforcing skills.
-STEM in Kindergarten - Allison Hepfer's students are using nursery rhyme kits to learn about STEM applications. Whether it is building chairs for Goldilocks or determining pipe systems to make water flow, students are learning problem solving skills today that will help them in the future.
- 3D printers - Students in Technology classes at both the Middle School and High School will have increased opportunities to learn and use this ground breaking technology through the purchase of additional printers at both schools.