Ledyard Education Advancement Foundation
2014 – 2015
“Family Engineering Night”
Alex Rode and Claudia Henkle, LCS, $850
This purchase will be used in the 5th grade and Special Education to purchase a kit to hold after school Engineering events which will dovetail nicely into our next Capital project.
“Hooray! Another Sunny Day”
Alex Rode and Stuart Sharack, LCS, $1008
A solar power kit for the 4th-6th grade classes.
“I need a Sensory Motor Break”
Amy Musselman, Sharon Billings-Peay and Tammy Hart, GFS, $1315.20
Various sensory tools to be used in the Special Education classrooms.
“e-Beam Edge Interactive Portable White Board”
Tia Dudda and Jessica Motzko, GHS, $1498
Portable technology to be used in the Reading curriculum in K-6.
“eReaders to Promote Literacy Development”
Donna Lane and Vicki Smith, GFS, $984
Kindles to improve student engagement in reading.
“ Interactive Portable White Board”
Marge Daniels and Cyndi Whipple, GHS, $2097.28
Portable technology to be used in the Reading curriculum in the Resource Room and classroom setting.
David Bednarz, LHS, $9433
This purchase will be used to enhance hands on science learning.
“Creation of a Networked Library Learning Commons”
The final $20,000 in grants completed our Library Leaning Commons multi-year capital grant commitment including mobile computer laboratories for the LCS and GHS media centers and GFS library interactive white boards.
“Gateway To Technology Begins at Ledyard Middle School”
Ledyard Education Advancement Foundation announced a $125,000 multi-year pledge to expand Ledyard High School’s Project Lead The Way (PLTW) pre-engineering program to Ledyard Middle School. Implementation began with Ledyard Middle School’s Gateway To Technology program which offers Design & Modeling and Automation and Robotics classes. These classes will meet national Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). PLTW provides teachers with the resources needed for rigorous and relevant project-based learning. Ledyard Superintendent and Board of Education endorse this project and are committed to developing our students’ skills needed to succeed in the global economy. Dow provided $15,000 and the Ledyard Rotary Club donated $1,000 to implement the middle school program.