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 entire Blankner student body, including:
Recently funded initiatives:
Funding for the STEAM and Fabrication Labs
The purchase and installation of 20 benches, lining the bus loop and carpool pickup areas
The purchase of 150 laptops and mobile carts for use by all Blankner students
Providing SmartBoards and Student Response Systems in classrooms
Performing Arts Grants- Xylophones for elementary music classes, guitars for middle school, theatre production support, microphones and audio board upgrades
Supporting Visual Arts-Digital art and yearbook equipment, art department displays
Extracurricular Enhancements- Chess club equipment, STEM Logo Robotics and Science Olympiads resources, new middle school athletic uniforms and field upgrades
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.