Since its inception in 2000, The Blankner School Foundation has raised over $500,000 and has funded many initiatives; these are projects that span across all grade levels and impact the Blankner student body, including:
Recently funded initiatives:
48 Chromebooks & netbook carts for the 6th grade ~ $16,000
48 Chromebooks & netbook carts for the 5th grade ~ $15,000
32 new computers for the upstairs computer lab ~ $26,700
Student Response System for grades 4-8th ~ $12,700
Athletic Uniforms for all Blankner sports grade 6th-8th ~ $8300
New Percussion instruments ~ $9500
Three new SmartBoards ~ $9500
Stage microphones for the Drama Department ~ $2,000
Summer Reading and Science Camps ~ $2,750
Reading Readiness for Pre-K and K ~ $1,000
Yearbook Equipment ~ $850
Lego Robotics for STEM / Middle School Science Olympiad ~ $1,200
Foundation funded over $60,000 for netbooks and netbook carts that are shared by multiple classrooms.
Previously funded initiatives include:
In 2012, the Blankner School Foundation funded $28,000 for the purchase of “SMART” Boards in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. These are computerized interactive white boards for the enhanced classroom instruction.
In 2011-2012, the Foundation funded $11,000 to provide transportation for students in Boost, Blankner’s after school academic enrichment program, and Brain POP, Discovery and Renaissance Learning.
In 2011, the Blankner School Foundation funded $19,000 to completely update the antiquated sound system in the school auditorium.
In 2011, the Blankner School Foundation approved $12,300 for the purchase of HP computers, monitors and a SMART Interactive white board for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHH) program classroom.