With the New Year off to a fantastic start I would like to offer Congratulations to the winners of the Spelling Bee and The Science Festival. Both events were very well attended and continue to grow. The Science Festival this year had almost 200 entries, a huge increase from three years ago. I would like to thank all the participants of both events for their hard work and perseverance. Good luck to the finalist’s at your next level of competition.
The Foundation also had the opportunity to present a Grant to Alvord High School for their alternative energy program. Mr. Steven Dark from Boeing Corp. was there to award the $7000 grant and offered his support of the new program created by Mr. Huxley. Thanks to Laura Roy for including us in this celebration and new opportunity for the students of Alvord.
Our Grant Enrichment program is also enjoying a huge increase in participation from the teachers and staff along with a heightened awareness of the opportunities provided
by the Foundation. A special thanks to all the teachers and staff that provide funding for these grants by way of our “Five for The Future” campaign, a payroll deduction plan that goes directly back to the classroom.
As is often the case the true champions of our efforts are the businesses and individuals that contribute their time and resources so that we can achieve our goal, to help enrich and expand the educational opportunities for the students in Alvord Unified School District.
Finally a heartfelt Thank-You and appreciation for the long hours and hard work from our logistical expert Ms. Katie Chapman. Without her exuberance and “can do” attitude these events would not be as enjoyable as they are.
Please watch our website for upcoming events and as always we are looking for volunteers to serve with us and new Board members willing to give of their time to benefit the students of Alvord Unified School District.
John Brandriff, President