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Catholic High School Recipient of Three Grants The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation The E.J. and Marjory B. Ourso Family Foundation The NFL Foundation CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL has been the recipient of three grants since the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. We are very grateful for these grants as it allows the school to fund special projects that are not included in the operating budget of the school. The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation presented the school with a grant for the STREAM program that has been recently established in the Science Center of the school. The grant will help with the first phase of the program which will include the purchase of tables, chairs, TVs and interior upgrades to the classrooms converting them into STREAM Labs. With its focus on values as well as academics, Catholic High School holistically prepares students to be leaders and innovators for tomorrow. To enhance that preparation, Catholic High School has embraced a STREAM initiative that includes emphasis on religion and art along with the traditional “STEM” content of science, technology, engineering and math. Students at Catholic High School are already accustomed to a technology-rich education environment as the school is going into its fourth year of a one-to-one laptop program. Establishing STREAM labs will further enhance students’ education experience, providing them with the opportunity for concentrated focus on STREAM content in collaborative, group settings. Adjustments to the school’s curriculum through the inclusion of specialized tracts in engineering, biomedicine and computer science will further enhance this experience.
collaborative, group settings is a very effective way to promote critical thinking, problem solving and other 21st century skills. We are convinced that offering these enhanced opportunities will directly impact student success during high school but especially in their continued education and future careers. The E.J. and Marjory B. Ourso Family Foundation also presented CHS with a grant. This grant will help to fund the purchase of new lighting for the gym. The lights will be Lithonia LED high bay fixtures that will result in greater illumination, reduced power costs and increased energy conservation. The lights will be dimmable and will have wire guards for protection. With The Ourso Family Foundation grant last summer, the gym floor was completely refinished. This summer the school was able to repaint all of the interior walls and do preventative maintenance on the floor as well as replace the doors that lead to the lobby of the school. The school has also received a grant from the NFL Foundation. This program recognizes the high schools and communities that have contributed to Super Bowl history by providing support for school football programs. The grant program is part of the NFL’s Super Bowl outreach initiative whereby high schools will receive a commemorative golden football produced by Wilson for every player or head coach who has been on an active roster in a Super Bowl. In spring 2016, CHS received its golden football commemorating Warren Capone’s ’70 participation in Super Bowl X with the Dallas Cowboys. The school will use this grant to purchase 10 new practice jerseys for the football team.
Catholic High School believes that project-based learning focused on real-world situations and conducted in
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