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Lakeland Education Foundation Awards Grants

Lakeland Education Foundation President Diane Kness, second from left, hands Board of Education President Glen Malia a check from the foundation at the April 18 board  meeting. Grant recipients were honored at the meeting.
Lakeland Education Foundation President Diane Kness, second from left, hands Board of Education President Glen Malia a check from the foundation at the April 18 board meeting. Grant recipients were honored at the meeting. Photo Credit: Contributed

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Lakeland Education Foundation presented a $46,696 check to the Board of Education at its April 18 board meeting in support of its 2015 grants to educators in Lakeland.

The foundation recently awarded 15 grants for a variety of educational projects districtwide. Created in 1994, the foundation has awarded more than $750,000 in grants to help enhance the educational experience of students in the district.

These are the 2015 grant recipients:

  • Second Steps Program from Andrea Cooper, Beth Luft, Katharine Rodefeld, Kristal Halton, and Carmen Diaz of George Washington, Lincoln-Titus, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Van Cortlandtville elementary schools.
  • Pingpong/Chess Club submitted by Keith Yi of Walter Panas High School.
  • The Write Right Program submitted by Jennifer Kalbfell and Tracy Norman of George Washington Elementary School.
  • The Sounds of Music submitted by Steven Calidonna of Lincoln Titus Elementary School.
  • The Outdoor Classroom Project submitted by Jacqueline Woodruff, Frank Yanoti, Jessica DiPietro, Baron Hersh and Kimberly Lachowicz of Van Cortlandtville Elementary School.
  • Midway Math Exhibits submitted by Elaine Alden of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School .
  • The Right Way to Write submitted by Amanda DiNapoli of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School.
  • The LASTT Project submitted by Lisa Butler and Lindsey McGann of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.
  • Bucket Filling for the Brain submitted by Dr. Karen Gagliardi and Stacie Boylan of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.
  • Orienteering & Geocaching Made Simple submitted by Jonathan Hourahan of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School.
  • Life Skills Garden submitted by Karen Spano of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School
  • Design Thinking with iPads for Special Education submitted by Cole Everett and Robert Bergmann of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School
  • Beautification Benches submitted by Brian Smith, Bernadette Puff, and Kim Cardillo of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School.
  • Hydroponics submitted by Steve Trinkle of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School
  • Animation submitted by Matt Green of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School.

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