The art teacher at Bucknell and Cameron Elementary Schools had the great idea to inspire students to research careers and learn computer literacy and graphic design skills at the same time. Funds from a Foundation grant were used to purchase a large presentation color printer, paper and ink, so that she could work with students on Google Slides. She asked the students to select a career – something that they may be interested in learning more about – and research … read more
The AVID program in FCPS is an academic mentoring program and an elective class designed to support certain students in preparing for college. Students from under-served populations who have the capacity to attend college are identified to participate. In the elective class, these students are supported and encouraged to increase their rigor of coursework and set high goals, and ultimately attend a post-secondary program after graduation. In the 2018-19 school year, a grant from the Foundation for FCPS enabled AVID … read more
The Foundation for FCPS announces that 44 teachers across the county have been awarded classroom grants of up to $2,500 for the 2019-2020 school year. Winners were selected from nearly 115 submissions, and were evaluated by members of the Foundation’s board. Grant awards were evaluated on innovation, number of students impacted, and the connections to work-based learning and future career exploration. Congratulations to all of our winners! Read about their projects at this link.