Happy New Year to All,
We begin this year with great energy and excitement for our mission to support excellence in Cohasset Public Schools. As of mid-February 2017, our capital campaign has raised $172,000 toward the $250,000 goal needed to transform the CMHS library into a Learning Commons. A Learning Commons is key to supporting flexible, collaborative and creative learning. It leverages the high quality, innovative curriculum and digital learning components our students need to succeed in the coming years. We are two-thirds of the way to making this a reality for all students entering CMHS next fall. We can do it!
The fundraising momentum moves forward with several special events to help us reach the final third of our campaign. Here is a list of what to look forward to:
- Phon-a-thon February 7 & 8 – expect a call from a middle or high school student sharing their enthusiasm and reaching out for donations to the Learning Commons Campaign.
- Spelling Bee Sunday, March 19 – our ever popular Spelling Bee returns in March to challenge hives of students grades 3-5 to test their knowledge of spelling in a fun and inspiring afternoon.
- Spring Gala Friday, April 7 – time to come out of hibernation, join with friends to celebrate our schools and push the Learning Commons campaign over the top.
We are deeply grateful to the many donors who have gone above and beyond this year to get us off to a great start in the campaign. All funds raised through June 30, 2017 will be directed to creating the 21st Century Learning Commons to benefit our students, faculty and community. If you have not yet made a contribution, please consider donating now by using the button to the right column on this page.
In other exciting 2017 news... the CEF funded an $11,050 grant request from the Deer Hill School for a 3D printer. It will be used across all grade levels to engage students with their curriculum through experiential learning. Congratulations to Dr. DeChiara and her faculty for using innovative technology to enhance critical thinking, analytical, creative and technological skills in the classroom!
We dedicate this, our tenth anniversary year, to ensuring all students have the means and experience to thrive in the 21st Century educational and work environment. None of it is possible without you – our parents, educators and community members. Thank you for your continued support – and please help us thank our Corporate Sponsors for their support..
Cindy Matheison, President