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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