Fund workshops, tech and youth speaker
The Haldane School Foundation has given nearly $26,000 in grants to the Haldane Central School District to fund field trips, writing and poetry workshops across several grades, as well as speaker Jeff Yalden, who will address students in grades 8-12 on the topics of teen depression and suicide.
The field trips include visits by the sixth grade to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the tenth grade to Washington, D.C., the eighth grade to a team-building overnight in the Catskills and the fifth grade to the Museum of Natural History.
Other grants funded 12 computers for project-based math lessons and science dissection equipment for the fifth grade. In addition, twice a year the foundation awards “innovation” grants to teachers, administrators and parents within the Haldane district for projects that fall outside what is available under the school budget.
Since its founding in 2000, the Haldane School Foundation has raised more than $900,000 for district programs. On April 1, it will host a talent show at the Towne Crier in Beacon and on April 30 plans a fundraiser at Glynwood Farm. For more information, visit haldaneschoolfoundation.org.