Pleasantville Fund For Learning Announces 2014 Education Grants

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pleasantville Fund for Learning (PFFL) has announced 2014 education grants.

The Pleasantville Fund for Learning has awarded 10 grants for the Pleasantville School District totaling $50,318. The grants are below. 

BRS-Healthy Kids Initiative: Improve the health and wellness of all Bedford Road School students through the addition of an iPod and wireless speaker for recess and physical education classes.

BRS/PHS-Under the Sea Touch Tank Program:  Create aquatic touch tanks for the BRS First Grade classrooms using specimens from Long Island Sound, enhancing the curricula for first grade ocean studies and Pleasantville High School marine biology classes.

MS-Multipurpose Room Audio Enhancement Project:  Enhance the audio system in the Pleasantville Middle School multipurpose room, which is used for all grades in the school for performances, meetings and teaching.

MS-Chorus Enhancement Project: Addition of a keyboard and speakers will enhance mobility (vs. upright piano) and versatility (percussion, voices, etc.) of MS chorus/music program.

MS-The New Band Room: Technology for the Music Classroom. Incorporate modern computer technology into the band/music curriculum, transforming the MS  program from the “old band” to the “new.”

MS-Equal Opportunity Instruments: Augment the inventory of school-owned band and orchestra instruments that are made available for student use, particularly students in need.

MS-Art Room “SmartBoard:” Affecting all MS students, an art room interactive whiteboard will allow for direct student interaction with difficult art concepts. It also will assist the teacher in broadening the boundaries of student learning in the art curriculum.

PHS-21st Century Silkscreen: Purchase silkscreen equipment, which will add breadth to PHS printmaking class and student art portfolios.

PHS-Digital SLR Cameras: Purchase digital SLR cameras for PHS photography class students who do not own their own camera.

PHS-Science, Technology and Engineering Experiential Learning Lab: Develops a fully functioning experimentally learning environment for PHS students, dedicated to the STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiative primarily in the area of Introduction to Engineering Systems through applied technology and design. Includes high-end laptops/cart, VEX robots and software and a printer.

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