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:
The purchase of 150 laptops and mobile carts for use by all Blankner students
Providing SmartBoards and Student Responce 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 equitment, 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.