Faculty and Staff K- 13
In August, at the beginning of the 1919-20 school year, the Blue Ridge School Education Foundation was pleased to acknowledge the dedication of 31 licensed teachers with $500 gift cards to be used at their discretion for classroom incidentals.
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Last year, the Foundation was pleased to support Elijah Reece, Middle School Math Teacher, with 10 TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculators ($1,063.02), ideal for Pre-algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Statistics, Biology, Physics, Business and Finance. These calculators are also permitted for use on the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, AP, IB, and Praxis Exams.
BRS Foundation Purchases Classroom Books
"In Spanish 3 we are beginning our new novel "Robo en la noche" ("Theft in the Night"). Students have been learning about Costa Rica in preparation for reading the novel and their new knowledge will help them understand the cultural setting, and the ecological and economical impact of the illegal (and dramatic) bird-trading scheme in the book. Before this book unit is through, we will have read about poisonous frogs, listened to howler monkeys and tasted traditional Costa Rican cuisine to help make it all come alive!"
"I specifically chose "Robo en la noche" because of its link to Costa Rica to help energize students about our trip to Costa Rica during spring break of 2020. Learning, reading and then experiencing the country will be an excellent progression for those students traveling with me. Other students will have the opportunity to share in the trip via photos, videos, and stories from those who traveled."
"In Spanish 2 we are also currently reading another novel purchased by the Blue Ridge Foundation "El Capibara con botas" ("The Capybara with Boots"). To prepare for this book we study the ecology and wildlife of Ecuador. It is an excellent review of present tense verbs for these students and reading these novels gives them lots of real, understandable, language input."