Fifty-two faculty members found out Friday they will be receiving grants from the Homer Skelton Foundation. We are so thankful for the $370,000 being awarded to our faculty and students! These grants allow us to enhance our programs and services while keeping tuition costs at a minimum. We mentioned earlier this month the addition of many new programs and upgrades we will be making for 2019-2020 including additional elective classes, creation of string orchestra, renovation to the baseball complex, addition of a robotics team, and an indoor playground for preschool students. Friday, we were thankful to have Mrs. Dot Maki and Mrs. Michelle Chapman with the Homer Skelton Foundation, on campus with all of our teachers as they were told they were receiving grants.
We are excited to share more things happening next year:
•The creation of NORTHPOINT LEADS- a leadership Program for NCS High School Students;
•A water hydration station for upper school use;
•A mobile dual credit classroom;
•More games and activities for our Trojan After-Care Students;
•More than $20,000 for microphones and lighting for our fine arts department in the PAC; •Additional seating, shelves, new books and tables in the upper school library and study hall;
•Movement in music mats for elementary music classes;
•Fatal vision goggles for our Drivers Education classes;
•A new speaker, recorder, and condenser for the choral department; •Improvements to our high school science department including: Lab instruments to measure hypertension; Virtual reality goggles and cubes for Human Anatomy & Physiology; new science lab tables; new microscopes for the biology department; 360 degree video camera for filming Chemistry and Physics labs and classes;
•Video production equipment;
•New sink(s), cabinetry, and upgrades to our upper school art room; •Programmable robots for our elementary computer lab;
•Additions to our outdoor reading garden; •Alternative seating throughout many classrooms; •Grants for professional development on “Bringing up Boys: A focus on teaching our boys”; and a grant to send high school English teachers to the NCTE National Conference. Thank YOU, Homer Skelton Foundation!