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NB schools attract donations

NB schools attract donations

Foundation to give $10K in October

August 22nd, 2012 in News

With student achievement increasing despite tight budgets, community support for the New Bloomfield School District continues to build.

Support is coming from a variety of school-oriented organizations. They include the newly formed New Bloomfield Education Foundation, the Athletic Boosters, and the Parent-Teachers Association.

The Education Foundation includes alumni and others interested in supporting the school. This fall the foundation will announce $10,000 in classroom grants to teachers who go above and beyond to help students.

The Parent-Teachers Association donated $6,000 toward improvements to the playground at the New Bloomfield Elementary School.

The Athletic Boosters held a tournament in July and cleared a profit of $8,300. LeeAnn Craighead said the tournament was the organization's most profitable event. The Boosters met this month and approved a new $2,400 scoreboard for the softball field at the school. The Boosters also will complete the gymnasium scoreboard project by adding LED lights in the gymnasium. The Boosters also contributed $3,100 toward the new girls basketball uniforms. They also have contributed $3,400 toward requests from coaches for various projects, including $500 toward a new outfit for the Wildcat mascot, as well as helmets, basketballs and even a load of red dirt for the baseball field.

"We were able to do much more than we have been able to do in the past, and still leave about $1,000 as a cushion for some need that might arise during the school year," Craighead said.

The Athletic Boosters also plan two banquets this year, one in the fall and one in the spring.