HOW IT WORKS
Helping make Bearden
the best it can be
Each semester, the Foundation’s Gift Committee meets to evaluate the variety of requests for financial assistance made by teachers, administrators and other stakeholders at Bearden High School. Factors in committee decisions include the number of students and teachers benefitted by the request, additional sources of possible funding, measurable educational objectives, and financial documentation.
The deadline for Applications for Fall Gift Requests is the end of August. The deadline for Applications for Spring Gift Requests is the end of January.
How your money was invested at
Bearden in 2020-21
Thanks to generous donations from you and the Bearden community, the Foundation was able to fulfill the following requests made during the last academic year.
English – Funds to purchase a flatscreen TV for the teachers’ workroom for use as a presentation monitor. Funds to purchase additional copies of “To Kill a Mockingbird” for 9th grade English class.
Counseling – Funds to purchase two new Xerox printers for schedules, transcripts, registration materials and the basic printing needs in the counseling department.
Library - Funds to continue access to the Gale Literature Database, the primary literature database used by Bearden students and staff for research and literary content. Funds to purchase books for Project LIT, a new reading initiative addressing issues of race and diversity.
Visual Arts – Funds to purchase two Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR cameras for students taking Photography and Art classes.
Math – Funds to purchase a camera for video conferencing to connect the Cybersecurity and Computer Science classroom with virtual guests and classrooms for projects. Funds to help Cybersecurity and Computer Science program purchase parts and materials to rebuild personal computers. Funds to purchase TP-Link 16 port switches and a surge protector to teach students how to program and manage network switches.
Choir – Funds to purchase new music for the school choir ensembles to perform at the program’s four annual concerts.
Science – Funds to purchase an electrophoresis DNA kit and lab materials for replicating the investigation of a foodborne bacterial outbreak in AP Biology.
More than $1 million has been raised for Bearden High School since the Foundation was established in 1998.
Below are just a few of the many gifts the Foundation has given to BHS: