The Board of Directors strives to balance its investments in academics, cultural activities, community projects and athletics. A sampling of some of the funded projects follows.
Reading & Math Booster Program
The Reading & Math Booster Program allows over 400 first, second, third & fourth graders students to attend sessions over the summer in which they received additional help in reading and math. Choosing the 3-week session that best fit their family’s schedule, each student worked with a reading specialist, in small-group settings, in all areas of reading and writing. One parent commented, ‘This is the most important program that CV has made available to students in my 12 years in the system.’”
Participation in the Reading & Math Booster Program is by invitation. Each year, District reading teachers identify students who could benefit from additional help with their reading and writing skills.
Each spring and fall, the Eagle Foundation seeks proposals from District professional staff as well as advisors and coaches of school District sanctioned clubs for an innovative student project. All applications are reviewed with more favorable consideration likely for projects or activities that:
· would not typically be funded from other sources such as departmental or professional development
· are cost effective with regards to the number of students and faculty benefited
· result in a continuing impact on teaching and learning and on-going efforts, e.g., seed grants
While grants may be up to $1,000 for noteworthy projects, typical awards are less than $500. Since the program began in 2002, (97) grants have been awarded providing over $40,000 in funding for innovative projects.
Thank you to our Learning Grant sponsors:
RED AND WHITE SPONSOR
Schein Ernst Mishra Eye Associates
Mentoring Program (a.k.a. Buddy Program)
Children experience the most growth when they are with people who are positive and who show an interest in what they think and how they feel. This basic concept is the premise for initiating the Mentoring Program. The program’s goal is to provide hands-on modeling of positive attitudes, work ethic, and problem solving for youngsters in grades five through eight.
Participating students are matched with CV graduates who have a demonstrated track record and serve as a positive role model. These students and graduates spend six weeks together over the summer participating in planned activities including performing community service, team-building activities and educational trips.
Participation in the program is by invitation. District guidance counselors recommend students who will benefit from a positive mentoring experience. See below for Big Buddy Application.
APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR BIG BUDDY POSITION:
If you know of a college student that will be looking for a summer job and a meaningful experience, an Eagle Foundation Big Buddy position may be the right fit. Applications are now being accepted from both male and female college students for the 'Big Buddy' position. The Foundation is looking for energetic students interested in serving as role models. Candidates must have completed a minimum of one year of college. Preference is given to graduates of Cumberland Valley High School but others are welcome to apply. It is a paid position ($10/hour) with Big Buddies needing to be available weekdays between June 5 – July 14th (program will not meet 7/4) from about 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Submit your application now.
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