The Croton-Harmon Education Foundation (CHEF) awarded over $44,000 in grants to the Croton-Harmon Schools. Grants were awarded for a wide array of programs for all three schools, including:
CHEF awarded the PVC math department funds to enable it to acquire state-of-the-art RM Math Educational Software for customized math instruction to 6th-7th graders.
To enable PVC to incorporate guitar instruction as part of its music curriculum, CHEF will provide the funds necessary to purchase 25 acoustic guitars, related books and stands.
CHEF provided the funding for the materials and construction of a school garden and greenhouse by the 7th grade at PVC, who will be responsible for the design, background research and care of the garden as part of its Living Environment Curriculum. The garden is expected also to be incorporated in the study of invertebrates by the 5th grade and to generally benefit the entire PVC community.
CHEF’s most recent grant to the Arts-In-Our-Schools Committee will enable CHHS to hire a member of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to teach an after-school class on contemporary acting techniques.
To support both the choral program and video production classes at CHHS, CHEF provided the funds for a digital piano and related software.
CHEF continued its commitment to technology at CHHS by providing the funds for the purchase of 2 additional SmartBoards and related peripherals, one for the dedicated use by the CHHS Art Department and the other to enhance the CHHS special education program.
If you have a program idea—please share it with CHEF. Applications can be filled out by students, teachers or parents. The next grant cycle will occur in Fall 2007.
The Croton-Harmon Education Foundation has been in existence for over seven years. Through the generous support of the Croton community, CHEF has awarded grants of more than $330,000 for a variety of initiatives, many of which give students unique educational experiences that go beyond the scope of traditional classroom learning. For more information, visit the Foundation’s website at www.crotonfoundation.org.