The Eastchester School Foundation continues its mission to enrich academics, the arts, and the athletic programs for all students. Grants to the Eastchester Union Free School District totaled almost $22,000 in 2010. The following grants were made by the Foundation and the results can now be seen in action in the classroom!
Eastchester High School
A web-based program that promotes originality and instills proper citation techniques in writing through an analysis of submitted assignments. Program Sponsor: Mr. Fiore
Castle Learning – Pilot Program
A web-based tool supporting classroom instruction through content-related review assignments, practice sessions, and benchmark testing. Students are provided with over 50,000 field-tested questions supported by defined vocabulary, reference tables, hints, and reasons for correct answers in math, science, social studies, English, and foreign languages.
Program Sponsors: Ms. Zeller and Mr. Fermann
Creating a Sustainable Garden
A hands-on laboratory-based experience designed to provide an understanding of the interaction and interdependence of living organisms on earth through growing seedlings and creating a sustainable garden.
Program Sponsor: Ms. Woods-Ray
Eastchester Middle School
Climbing and Adventurous Activities
Climbing equipment supporting activities that focus on the physical, social, mental, and emotional growth of students.
Program Sponsor: Mr. Richter
The Vespa Project
An in-class workshop designed to develop basic mechanical and teamwork skills through the restoration of a Vespa by technology students.
Program Sponsor: Mr. Boissonnault
Tracking Our SMARTS
Interactive handheld remotes, receiver, and software system that will enable teachers to create tests and manage, track, and evaluate results. Integrates with SMART Boards used in classrooms.
Program Sponsors: Ms. Collins and Ms. Maldari
Greenvale School Store
Creation of a mobile school store run by students, which will introduce students to basic business skills focusing on mathematics and the concepts of money.
Program Sponsor: Ms. Gamils
Learning Through Building
Provide students with building blocks and the opportunity to use their imagination, social, and spatial skills. Foster creative and innovative thinkers.
Program Sponsor: Ms. Engborg
Creativity Through Classroom Play
Provide students with materials and the opportunity to play and build while learning about real-life situations. Foster creative thinking, abstract learning, and spatial skills.
Program Sponsor: Ms. Borsella
Multiple Intelligence – Reaching All Learners
Provide students with materials and the opportunity to learn and demonstrate their knowledge through different areas of intelligence (linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, musical, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and bodily/kinesthetic).
Program Sponsor: Ms. Dachik
Collaborative First Grade Garden Lab
Creation of a garden laboratory, which will allow students to work together to investigate and explore the specific aspects of plant growth from seed to full grown plants.
Program Sponsors: Ms. Saraco and Ms. Garrett
Multiple Eastchester Schools
SMART Math Tools
Software that greatly enhances the caliber of mathematical instruction on SMART Boards used in classrooms. Features include equation solving, dynamic graphing, and advanced shape manipulation.
Program Sponsor: Mr. Caraccio
Math Fact Fluency with FlashMaster
A handheld digital alternative to math flashcards. Enables students to enhance speed and accuracy of math skills by providing timed questions and tracking incorrect answers for future practice.
Program Sponsor: Mr. Hattar