Multi-year Capital Grant

“Creation of a Networked Library Learning Commons”

LEAF is proud to announce a $100,000 multi‐year pledge to transform the district’s existing Library Media Centers into Library Learning Commons. This grant will propel the district’s efforts to integrate modern technologies into these critical learning centers and to develop an innovative and flexible learning platform for the benefit of teachers and students.

The investment in new technologies to create Learning Commons in each school will enhance library management systems, provide anytime access to curricular materials, inspire interdisciplinary cooperation, offer authentic learning opportunities, teach ethical and responsible use of information, integrate the Common Core State Standards, improve digital literacy, promote differential learning strategies, expand virtual learning opportunities, raise students’ critical inquiry abilities, and many other benefits. MORE INFORMATION

Fall 2012

Judith Zagaski and Joanna Priest, LCS, $2,000, for “Kindles in the classroom”, a continuation of an effort piloted last year. This was 7 additional Kindles for Judith’s classroom and a full set of 21 Kindles for Joanna’s classroom.

Spring 2013

Holly Dooling, GHS, $5,000, for “Promethean Board”, This purchase will be used in the special education setting.

Renee Sylvestre, LHS, $1000, for “You Are A Star!”, iPod touch and tripods to be used in the language arts curriculum.

Dawn Anderson, LHS, $1000, for “You Are A Star!”, iPod touch and tripods to be used in the language arts curriculum.

We also funded the iPad lab for LHS ($13,750) and voted to fund the iPad lab for JWL/GFS ($19,425)


LEAF Is An All Volunteer 501(c)3 Organization; All Donations Are Tax-Deductible