Spring greetings to all!
At this point in the school year, the CEF has granted more than $50,000 to projects across all three schools. A sampling of these grants includes new lighting for the Osgood stage area; STEM projects at Osgood and Deer Hill; technology support for special education at Deer Hill; and equipment for classes in Stop Motion Animation and Furniture Design at CMHS. Also included are two performances by the Drug Story Theater at CMHS on May 5, one during the day for students and one at 6:30pm for all interested parents, students and community members. Additionally, we reallocated over $10,000 to support the installation of wireless access points for the roll-out of the Digital Learning Plan at the Osgood and Deer Hill Schools. We will soon be reviewing new applications for the spring grant cycle (deadline April 30, 2016) and look forward to putting more of your contributions to great use.
We are the very fortunate beneficiary of a unique opportunity to raise funds for upcoming grants. Sunday May 15, at 4:00pm the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus (BSMC) will be performing their first ever concert on the South Shore. The Red Lion Inn is hosting the event and all ticket proceeds will go to benefit the CEF. The pops-style program will feature a fun filled mix of musical genres including classical, folk, Broadway, American spiritual, and Irish and Welsh works. The BSMC just returned from a stellar concert in Dublin and performs regularly at Royal Albert Hall in London and Faneuil Hall in Boston. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online. This event is one you and your extended family do not want to miss! Click here to purchase tickets
Adding comedy to our Spring Gala gave a new twist to this annual event and left everyone in high spirits. Comedian Jackie Flynn returned from California to his home state of Massachusetts to get the laughter rolling. We raised over $25,000 in the course of a highly entertaining and successful evening. Student photographers Rachel Regan and Caroline Hess captured the evening using the new digital cameras funded by the CEF last spring. For more smiles, click here to view a photo gallery of the night at Seen on Scene from the Cohasset Mariner.
Our Corporate Campaign for the June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017 year is now fully engaged and bringing in new corporate sponsors every week. You will see their logos around town and at our events. When you have the chance, please take a moment to acknowledge their support.
As we welcome the return of warm weather, budding trees and spring peepers, may we continue to celebrate the work of our teachers, administrators and students in promoting excellence in Cohasset Public Schools.
Cindy Matheison - President