Take a moment to pat yourselves on the back! The Carlisle Education Foundation recently completed our Fall 2014 Grant Cycle and were pleased to award over $19,000 in grants to our faculty. In fact, over the past 3 years, CEF has raised nearly $300,000 to support our mission to sustain excellence in teaching, demonstrate innovation in the classroom and provide superior learning opportunities for all students. Over our 20+ year history, we have raised and distributed well over $1 million dollars in total gifts to Carlisle Public Schools. CEF has certainly helped orchestrate the giving, but it is all of you who have made the choice to invest in our children, our schools and our community by your generous support of the foundation.
Here are a few more reasons to be proud:
- Carlisle Public Schools now operate a state of the art Engineering classroom for all grades that includes a part-time dedicated faculty member.
- Carlisle now owns more than a dozen voice amplification systems which are being shared by all classrooms.
- As a result of our Fall 2014 grant cycle, 15 teachers will attend national conferences in their respective disciplines, and 7 will receive specialized training in reading, literacy or English as a Second Language this year.
- A network anaylsis of our school is underway to help Carlisle Public School meet Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines for technology use and programs in public schools, and to identify current and future needs regarding technology initiatives and equipment.
Most importantly, 100% of our students benefit each day from donations to CEF, whether they have created a robot or a mailbox in the engineering room, learned to code using Scratch, sung with a school choir, used a laptop or Activ Board, or worked with highly trained teachers who have broadened their knowledge base through participation in a CEF-supported professional development program.
Through your generosity, the Carlisle Education Foundation continues to support our school system with tools and training that are unmatched in most other communities. Please consider a tax-deductible gift to the CEF Annual Fund this year so that we may continue to advance our mission. And, don’t forget that pat on the back!
Mary-Lynne Bohn, President