Continuing its focus on large, district-wide initiatives, WWPEF is pleased to announce two large grants to the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District. The first grant, totaling almost $17,000, will benefit all fifth grade students in the district. This grant will fund a program utilizing Pro-Bots to integrate mathematics and computer programming. Cleverly disguised as a race car, Pro-Bots offer students an enticing, engaging, and hands-on experience with Logo programming as well as robotic controls. This builds on our successful funding of the mini-maker program for all fourth graders last year.
Our second grant, which at almost $28,000 is our largest grant to date, benefits high school students. With this grant, we purchased equipment for a fabrication lab for the new course “Principles of Engineering.” High School South had been without a lab since the construction of the New Theatre in 2007. Our funding allows a consistent experience for students at both high schools and enabled the offering of this popular and important new course.
These programs, plus our continued funding for the popular and successful StarLab portable planetarium, and our Excellence in Education mini-grant program, are only possible through your continued support. We hope you will continue to support our students as part of your year-end charitable giving. Donations can be made online through our website or by mail. All donations are fully tax-deductible and will qualify for most corporate matching gift programs.