Lakeland Education Foundation Announces Fall Grant Recipients

The Lakeland Education Foundation has announced a total of $16,902 in grants for its fall 2011 grant cycle. Created in 1994, the Foundation has now awarded more than $413,000 to help enhance the educational experience of students in the district. The fall 2011 grant recipients include:

Presenting Science Research

  • Submitted by Patricia Viggiano on behalf of Walter Panas and Lakeland high schools to construct science competition presentation boards.
  • Ultra Violet Light Exploration and the Scientific Method submitted by Judy Toledano of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School. The grant will be used to fund materials and equipment for science experiments.


  • Submitted by Michael Coffey of Walter Panas High School to purchase band instruments.

Vibraphone and Concert Bells

  • Submitted by Paul Mesches of Lakeland High School for the purchase of band instruments.

“NY Wolf” Visiting Lakeland to Raise Awareness of Endangered Species

  • Submitted by Tiffany Dyckman of Lakeland High School to provide a speaker and presentation by “NY Wolf” on wildlife restoration.

Bicycle for Life

  • Submitted by George Washington Elementary School’s Ann Everingham to purchase two fitness bicycles for younger, smaller students.

LCBMS Pumpkin Patch

  • Submitted by Brian Smith of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School to purchase lumber, soil, and water hoses to build a pumpkin patch.

Document Camera as Writer’s Workshop Tool

  • Submitted by Galia Ferraro of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School for the purchase of a document camera.

Farm to School

  • Submitted by Christina Connors of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School to purchase soil, compost and materials to build an edible garden.

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