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 to apply for Spring Gift Requests is the end of January.
Thanks to the generous support of the Bearden community, the Foundation was able to fulfill the following requests made during the fall 2020 semester:
Social Studies - Funds to purchase plexiglass table dividers for AP History and AP US Government classes that allow students to follow the COVID spacing guidelines while still having small group discussions.
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.
English – Funds to purchase books for Project LIT, a new reading initiative that focuses on increasing the exposure of students and staff to culturally relevant books that address issues of race and diversity. Also, funds to purchase additional copies of “To Kill a Mockingbird” for 9th grade English class.
Mathematics - Funds to purchase a camera for video conferencing to connect the Cybersecurity / Computer Science classroom with virtual learners, host virtual guests, take virtual field trips, and link with other high school classrooms for projects. Also, funds to help Cybersecurity / Computer Science purchase parts and materials to rebuild three personal computers.
Administration – Funds set aside as a contribution towards a significant capital improvement project to be awarded in 2021.
The Bearden High School Foundation helps students and staff make BHS a place of academic, athletic and artistic excellence. Learn more at bhsfoundation.org.