this year’s Direct Appeal program; again if you have already and now is the time if you haven't had time yet.
This past fall the PTSA held a Direct Appeal campaign,
Keep the Momentum,
with the hope and
intention of raising $30,000 that goes directly towards supporting BHS teachers
and staff with their twice a year grant requests. A few examples illustrating
how these donations have been spent in the past are:
Purchased microphones for various vocal
Purchased telescopes, microscopes,
plates, electric scales, vacuum pumps, dissecting scopes, skeletons, fish
tanks, complete an electric car (to list a few items) for the science programs
Purchase composition books for a new
college-level language arts class.
Sent foreign language teachers as well as
special education teachers to continuing education classes
To date, $6,000 was raised. Therefore, there will be
no spring grants awarded this year. In fact, if you and I do not make up for
the shortfall, the PTSA may not be able to award winter grants next school
High School is a dynamic learning institution with a solid core of programs
offering many unique opportunities to our students. If
you and I want
to continue to offer our students a complete
education to prepare them for their future, we need to step up and help our
staff and teachers. The direct appeal program is simple and straightforward.
use the money received to fund grants submitted
by BHS teachers and staff.
On behalf of the BHS
staff and the PTSA, we thank you!