Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to support our students!
Tickets to win a brand new Chevy Cruze will be available online through October 18!
The Education Foundation awards a special kind of grant twice a year. The Payroll Deduction Grant is special because 100% of the grant funds are generously donated by Berea City School District staff members. The grants are given to students and staff to provide enriching educational opportunities not already funded by the District.
One fantastic example of a Payroll Deduction Grant program is the STEM Challenge that Tami Arthur and Erin Blatnica put together for kindergarteners at Grindstone Elementary. What’s a STEM Challenge? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. At the kindergarten level, STEM challenges involve learning to manipulate, sort, and create using materials like puzzles, mazes, pattern blocks, and magnetic objects.
Mrs. Arthur and Mrs. Blatnica used grant funds to purchase STEM Table Tub supplies, and replaced written bell work with stimulating problem-solving activities each day. Students get to explore and construct new structures using fun manipulatives every weekday morning. In addition to problem solving, the kids learn how to share, take turns, and work together through verbal communication.
The Stem Challenge is popular with students, who had great things to say about the program. Devya said, "I liked when we were building a house with sticks for the Three Little Pigs. It made me so happy to build a house that was strong." Carra was excited about engineering, saying, "It was super fun to do the sled challenge because we got to see how far our sled would go!" Bentley agreed, "I learned how to make a sled go really far. We have to build a good ramp."
Many thanks to Mrs. Arthur and Mrs. Blatnica for building a great opportunity for these students. It’s going to help them go really far.
We're challenging all BCSD families and staff members to purchase a $10 raffle ticket to win a brand new 2018 Chevy Cruze! Every dollar raised will be used to support the students in the Berea City School District.
Several BCSD teams and groups are participating in this fundraiser. To support your favorite group or Titans team, you can print and mail in this linked form along with your donation. Or, to support The Education Foundation directly, use the button below to buy tickets online.
Twice per year, The Education Foundation offers special grant opportunities to BCSD staff and students. These grants are possible thanks to over 100 BCSD staff members who choose to donate a small amount-- usually one or two dollars-- from each paycheck.
Previous grants to staff members have helped to fund enriching projects like classroom chick hatching, Coe Lake Outdoor Science Education, Garden Club, and the 40 Reader Challenge. These grants can also be awarded to students to fund educational opportunities for which no other District funds or programs are available.
If you are a BCSD staff member or student with a great idea for an educational project or program, check out our updated Payroll Deduction Grant page for more information and a link to the application. The deadline for fall submission is September 30, 2018.
To help fund future projects, BCSD staff may use the form at this link to contribute to Payroll Deduction Grants.
Thanks to Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville and the Chevy Network, The Education Foundation is ready to kick off our fourth annual Chevy Cruze car raffle fundraiser!
BCSD and community groups are invited to participate in the fundraiser by selling tickets to win a brand new 2018 Silver Chevy Cruze. Groups keep 50% of their ticket sales to be used for the benefit of students in our district.
Representatives from interested groups should attend an info meeting to find out details and collect ticket packets. The meetings will be held on:
Tickets are only $10 (for a new car!!!) and may be purchased from any participating group or online starting August 8. Our drawing will be held at the final BMHS Varsity Football home game on October 19, 2018. The winner does not need to be present to win.
Contact Andi at email@example.com for more information.
Elected to the Berea City School Board in November 2015, Cori Farris joins The Education Foundation this year as the School Board appointee.
A resident of Middleburg Heights for over 20 years, her history of volunteer and public service is a demonstration of her commitment to community. She has been a member of boards of our district’s PTAs, the Middleburg Heights Food Pantry and also served eight years as a member of the Middleburg Heights Planning Commission.
She currently is the Treasurer of the Friends of the Middleburg Heights Library, a role she has held for over 10 years. She is proud of her job as a school board member, including her involvement with the passage of Issue 107, our $112.5 million bond issue that will bring to life our district’s facilities plan.
“This is a very exciting time for our district. We have so much to be proud of, and so many wonderful things ahead. I believe our district is the success it is very much because of the commitment of the Education Foundation. I am proud to serve as a Trustee of this vital partner in education for the children of the Berea City School District.”
Thank you to the Berea City Club for providing an extra 10 scholarships this year, in addition to their two annual scholarships! This year the Foundation provided a record number of scholarships to BCSD seniors!
Our mission is to invest in the students of the Berea School District by enhancing educational opportunities.