2 weeks…$260,000… History Was Made…
Last April our Great Valley community responded to severe school budget challenges with the Write the Future Campaign. In just two short weeks the Great Valley community donated more than $260,000 to keep important programs in our schools for the 2012-2013 school year. This unprecedented effort made a united and resounding statement that WE ARE GREAT VALLEY. We are a place of innovation and growth. We support strong schools, and we support expanding educational opportunities for our students.
Your donated dollars kept the following in place for our students in the 2012-2013 school year:
- Extra Duty Responsibilities (EDR’s): $50,000 This allowed many clubs and activities to remain available to our students, including, but not limited to activities like Student Council, Video Club, and Envirothon, intramurals and band/orchestra.
- Athletics: (9TH grade and 7th grade sports): $86,500 The ability to participate in as sports program at school affects the lives of many Great Valley students.
- Aide hours: $120,000: This includes both science aides and other aide hours. Aides are an invaluable resource to our students, our teachers, and our administrators.
- Senior volunteers: $5,100: Our senior volunteers play an important role in our schools. Continuing to provide this stipend to senior volunteers goes a long way to supporting our school community’s relationship with our senior volunteers.
The impact of the Write the Future Campaign will reach far into the future. Our continued commitment to strong schools will ensure that our tradition of excellence in education is sustained for all Great Valley children.
The goal for this April, 2013 is the same – $250,000 to keep important programs in our schools for the 2013-2014 school year. We can do it! Learn more about this year’s Spring Campaign.