The 2021-2022 school year was another successful year for the Colonial School District Education Foundation, bringing in nearly $68,000 for Colonial schools.
At the beginning of the year, the CSDEF gave each principal $1,000 to put toward their greatest need. The library media specialists also each received $500.
For the 2021-2022 school year, the CSDEF was also able to get back to funding the annual college tour for Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s AVID students. AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a program that supports students in the academic middle. Often these students are the first in their families to attend college. In the fall, the seniors took an overnight trip that included Bloomsburg University, Lock Haven University, Lycoming University, and the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The Teacher Grant bucket, funded in large part by the Feel the Love campaign each February, helps to fund innovative ideas proposed by the talented teaching staff..
Coming off of the school closures for the pandemic, the CSDEF received and supported three grant requests this year:
Clint Rickert, Colonial Middle School — new 3-D printing equipment for the science department and Colonial Technology Student Association
Cyndie Slagle, Colonial Middle School — a cultural presentation by storyteller Kala Jojo
Brian Weiner, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School — a hands-on project related to the book The Kite Runner