Last summer, Grindstone teacher Stephanie Cox received a Foundation Enrichment Grant for Learning with Circuits. She designed this hands-on project to enhance the regular fourth grade curriculum, which includes a unit on electricity. Students learned the vocabulary and background knowledge of circuits, then worked in pairs or independently to construct series and parallel circuits.
The grant funds allowed Mrs. Cox to purchase six electric circuit kits to be shared throughout Grindstone’s fourth grade classrooms and reused every year. While the electricity unit was already a favorite among students, adding a hands-on element brought the learning to life. One student named Liam reported that he “loved building circuits. They were easy." Another fourth grader named Bree said, “this is awesome!”
Thank you to Mrs. Cox and the fourth grade team at Grindstone for organizing such a fun and important learning experience. And thank you to all of the Education Foundation donors for investing in our students!
Payroll Deduction Grants are available to BCSD staff and students now through the end of March. More information on these grants can be found on our Payroll Deduction Grant page.
It's AUCTION DAY! Get ready to bid, dine, sip, and spend! It's not too late to join us for a delightful evening of good food and good company for a good cause. Tickets are available at the door (credit cards accepted!) tonight at the Crowne Plaza in Middleburg Heights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by silent and the always exciting LIVE auction. See you there!
If you are the winning bidder, you will enjoy olive oil and balsamic vinegar from the Great Lakes Olive Oil Company, fine suds from the Great Lakes Brewing Company, a book about Lake Erie, and a cozy pillow depicting the Great Lakes. Plus, you CAN go "HOMES" again with this charming oversized mug! (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior) See you at the Education Foundation Auction on Thursday, March 7 at the Crowne Plaza in Middleburg Heights!
You deserve a mini-vacation to rest, relax, and get away from it all--without the hassle of air travel or the tedium of a long car ride. The winning bidder of a stay at Riverside Gables will be treated to exactly that! Bid on this and many other fine experiences, baskets, jewelry pieces, and artworks at the Education Foundation Auction on March 7 at the Crowne Plaza in Middleburg Heights!
Courtesy of Riverside Gables
You just gotta wear shades! Timbuk3's 1986 song still rings true today--if you're wearing the right shades, that is! You can be the winning bidder on this fabulous pair of Ray Ban sunglasses. With the tortoise shell pattern frames and the rich sienna colored lenses, not only will you look stunning, your outlook will be stunning as well! Bid high and bid often at the Education Foundation Auction on March 7 at the Crowne Plaza and you may just be the hottie behind these sunglasses!
Value : $200
Donated by Broadview Eye Center
This exquisite work of art, entitled Asian Mountain, is an acrylic collage by renowned local artist Mel Grunau. A beautifully manageable size of about 17" square, it will bring vibrant color and dynamic visual movement to any wall in any room. You can bid on this exceptional item, as well as many other artworks, baskets, jewelry, and experiences at the Education Foundation Auction on March 7th at the Crowne Plaza.
Gift of Mel Grunau